DCF report outlines system failures in the death of a Largo toddler

In its report, The Florida Department of Children and Families says poor communication, failed policies and ignored warning signs led to the death of two-year-old Jordan Belliveau last year. 

 His mother, Charisse Stinson, is charged with murdering the toddler.  

Newly-appointed DCF secretary Chad Poppell says the report, in his words, "should be a call to action for the child welfare system, and I intend to treat it as one."  He's ordered a review of the Pinellas County child welfare system. 

 Jordan had lived with foster parents for most of his life because of gang activity and other violence in the home of his biological parents.  The child was returned to his mother shortly before his body was found in a wooded area in Largo last summer.

(Photo: Florida Department of Children and Families)

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