NO EXCUSE!!!!! None! When, Jeb Bush first came into Tallahassee as a governor, he came with NO experience in dealing with a bueracracy.
He came in as a investor with a business background wanting to cut expenses. DCF caseworkers were eliminated from desk jobs and personnal contact with clients.
The phone system became the link to the workers eventually. Contracts were handed to the Salvation Army to monitor prison release clients.
The State of Florida DCF system became weak and is even more so now.
A child was reported missing from the system....a child was found dead, that should have not only been removed from the caretaker but saved from torture.
DCF was even regulated into taking over unemployment programs and the elder care needs of the state. Too much for too many very incapable people to handle.
The governor right down to the case workers are equally guilty of the crimes and the deaths of the victims.