The Florida Department of Children and Families released this set of documents to me on January 29, 2009, in response to a public records request (also known as a FOIA, or Freedom of Information Act) I filed with them. My first request was made on January 9, 2009. Since then, DCF has sent me various batches of records. Because another journalist from the Seminole Chronicle had also recently requested records on Celebrate Children International (CCI) at the time, this set was already redacted and ready to go. You can check out the Seminole Chronicle piece on Celebrate Children International here.
The .pdf’s below are in no particular order, and are presented as Florida DCF sent them to me. The sample document above contains Florida DCF notes from a phone call with the Department of State, regarding potential issues related to alleged child trafficking.
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