shervin-jones_candice-ericks_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — ChildNet, Broward County’s Community Based Care (CBC) lead agency, recently launched the formation of ChildNet Champions, an emerging leaders group for the organization, with an after-hours networking mixer at YOLO’s O-Lounge.

ChildNet is the single private nonprofit entity responsible for administration of the local child welfare system under a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

The agency’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities it serves.

ChildNet manages a comprehensive network of child welfare services providers.

ChildNet was recently lauded for an unprecedented fourth consecutive month as the number one ranked child welfare agency in Florida, according to the most recent CBC Lead Agency Scorecard from DCF.

“We are so pleased with the turnout,” said Larry Rein, ChildNet Vice President of Network Development. “It was a great way to build enthusiasm and awareness for this new group of volunteers.

“We look forward to working with ChildNet Champions on more networking events and, more importantly, partnering with them to raise awareness about the need for people to open their hearts and homes to foster or adopt children in the child welfare system.”

For more information about ChildNet visit or call 954-414-6000. For more information about ChildNet Champions call Elizabeth Wynter at 954-414-6000 ext. 8036.

 * Pictured above is State Rep. Shervin Jones, left, and Candice Ericks, ChildNet board member.