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.
- Man Charged With Jacksonville Girl's Death Denied Bail
- Man Charged With Jacksonville Girl's Death Has First Appearance in Court
- Burglar Boils Little Girl's Turtles to Death
- Tampa School District's Special Needs Policies Under Review After Student Death
- House Passes Bill Inspired By Girl's Death
- Arrest Made In Missing New Jersey Girl's Death
- Man Indicted in Sexual Battery in Girl's Death
- Grandmother to Face Capital Charge in Girl's Death
- 'Hiccup Girl' on Trial on Murder Charge in Florida
- Police Investigating Missing Girl's Body Found in Levy County