Office of Adoption and Child Protection

Phone: (850) 717-9261

Office of Adoption and Child Protection

The Office of Adoption and Child Protection was created, within the Executive Office of the Governor, for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive statewide approach for the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families and prevention of child abuse, abandonment and neglect. The duties and responsibilities of the Office of Adoption and Child Protection are enshrined in Section 39.001, Florida Statutes (§39.001, FS), entitled Proceedings Relating to Children. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is led by Director and Chief Child Advocate Zackary Gibson.

The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is the Governor’s liaison with agencies, governments and the public on matters that relate to the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families, and child abuse prevention. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of a strategic program and funding initiative that links the separate jurisdictional activities of state agencies with respect to the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families, and child abuse prevention. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection oversees statewide public awareness campaigns and cultivates public and private support for these campaigns. With the assistance of the Department of Children and Families the Office of Adoption and Child Protection advises the Governor and Legislature on the status of the strategic plan.

 

 

The Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection also leads, staffs, or supports the following:

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Public Awareness Topics
April 2020

Autism Awareness Month Child Abuse Prevention Month
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Click HERE for information from the Autism Society of America Click HERE for the 2020 Tool Kit and information on what you can do to promote healthy child development
Click HERE to connect with your local Family Care Council and state resources
 
 
 
 
Month of the Military Child Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child Banner Sexual Assault Awareness Banner
Click HERE for information on how you can support military children For more information, click each organization:
  FL DOH – Sexual Violence Prevention
  Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
  Lauren’s Kids
  National Sexual Violence Resource Center
 
 
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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer through the #VF30in30 campaign

 

 

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