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Head of Florida Child-Welfare Agency Takes New Approach

Nearly a year after 5-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson disappears in Florida, the new chief of the state's Department of Children and Families changes the department's approach to handling children at risk. NPR's Phillip Davis reports.

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Phillip Davis
Correspondent Phillip Davis covers South Florida and beyond for NPR. He joined NPR in January 1993, and has reported on such topics as the Elian Gonzalez affair, the disputed 2000 presidential election, and the growing cultural diversity of South Florida. Davis has also filed reports from England, West Africa, and South America for NPR. His pieces can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered.

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