Deborah O’Flaherty works to both protect children and to provide assistance to families in need. A skilled and experienced child protective investigator for the Florida Child Protective Investigative Services program, which falls under the purview of the Department of Children and Families, O’Flaherty works to make a positive impact on both accurate assessments of child safety, and on the creation of permanency outcomes for children who are placed under the State of Florida’s care.