Miami Girl's Tragic Death Leads Local Officials to Review Policy
Her tragic death made headlines.
Despite reports of neglect and sexual abuse throughout 10-year-old Nubia Barahona's short life, no effective intervention was made.
In February, the Miami girl's body was found in her adoptive father's pickup truck -- wrapped in garbage bags.
Barahona's story is serving as a lesson for officials in Alachua County, who say they're reviewing their own policies to make sure her fate is never repeated.
Monday, June 13th, marked the first of a series of meetings among area agencies to discuss how to better care for child victims of abuse.
Consensus among the fifty attendees was that communication needed to be improved. Leaders pledged to create better teamwork among the various agencies.
The various agencies represented at the meetings include Alachua County Public Schools, The Sheriff's Office, Gainesville Police Department, Partnership for Strong Families, and The Department of Children and Families.
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