PHOENIX (AP) -- Thousands of pages of confidential state documents on children and parents involved in abuse and neglect cases have been found dumped in a Phoenix alley, and state officials say they're investigating how that happened.
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Rep _______, Rep John Hikel and Rep ______
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We, the undersigned People of New Hampshire, come forth Seeking Redress; We seek to Address and Instruct Our New Hampshire Legislature regarding the use of FDA Classified Hazardous Waste like Fluoride and other neurotoxins being added to Our food, beverages and drinking water.
Bail for Steven Walker, 34, of Gallopville has been hiked up to $15,000 while he awaits trail on two felony assault charges for allegedly using pliers to yank out three teeth from his foster daughter's mouth.
A judge yesterday finally explained why he threw out a suit that accused the state’s child welfare agency of mishandling abused and abandoned children — but not before he blasted officials for letting the kids down by overburdening caseworkers.
News that DCFS investigations are missing the mark isn’t news to me. I have sued DCFS more than a dozen times and have established, through federal court findings, that the state’s child-welfare system has a staggering rate of error in its investigations. But the mistakes my cases have demonstrated are much different from the ones highlighted by recent news stories about child deaths. In fact, they are just the opposite: They show a DCFS too quick on the trigger to pull children from the care of suitable parents. Read More:
Former Child Protective Services Investigator, Carlos Morales, explains the incentives that the State gives to destroy families, and what to do if CPS comes after you, your friends, and your community. Carlos is currently running Child Protective Services Victim Support: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Child-...
This is our Grandson Austin. He was born on 1/25/00. He's now thirteen. He was stolen by Nashua, NH DCYF on 2/3/06. After being promised he would be raised by us, a stranger stepped up(supposedly) in December of 2009 to adopt him. We were then denied placement by the corrupt DCYF and Family Court, even though ALL the State actors testified as to the bond we shared with our Grandson. How our Grandson cried to be with us. Someone out there has to have seen him. That is unless he is no longer on this Earth. No-one will tell us anything. He could be out of State. Maybe in Maine or Ma. as he's being kept hidden from us. Please, if anybody has seen him, please contact me. Austin, we Love you!
It was the end of a long, bizarre week in which the ongoing battle between Dusten Brown and Matt and Melanie Capobianco became even more contentious with accusations of bad faith, court orders and competing media interviews, capped off by the dramatic issuance of a felony arrest warrant. Late Friday night, as word of the warrant began gaining traction, Lori Alvino McGill, attorney for Veronica's birth mother, went on the Facebook pageStanding Our Ground for Veronica Brownto argue with supporters for the Brown family.
On Friday the Cherokee Nation came out swinging in their response to the motion filed weeks ago in Nowata, Oklahoma county court inAdoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, in which Matt and Melanie Capobianco are seeking approximately copy million in attorneys' fees and costs. Their recent filing in Oklahoma is the second jurisdiction in which they have sought compensation in the four-year custody battle that ended in September when Dusten Brown relinquished his biological daughter to the Capobiancos after losing at the United States Supreme Court in June. Immediately following the child's transfer in September, the couple filed similar litigation in South Carolina seeking roughly $500,000 in that state.
PHOENIX - A former Child Protective Services caseworker is speaking out claiming the lack of accountability is the reason why Arizona’s CPS system is broken. CPS System NATIONWIDE is Broken, not just Arizona! Read more:
Robert Knightly | Father and son in need: A very good man and his son are about to be homeless. He has lost his job and fallen on hard times. Please help hes a good man and father. The Knightly Family is uniting to help out a father and son about to become homeless. He who wishes to not be named had lost his job and fallen behind on his bills. He recently got another job but has fallen very far behind..Anything including food would be very much appreciated. Please help this father and son have a good xmas and donate..anything helps....You can contact email@example.com if you would like to donate food..Thank you very much Be the first to give!
Using social media techniques and innovations in child welfare practice is a relatively new approach for the field. While using social media as a practice tool offers opportunities to enhance, improve, and make work with children and families more effective, it also presents new challenges for the field.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -The U.S. Justice Department is investigating St. Louis County Family Court’s compliance with federal civil rights laws and whether its juvenile court system engages in a “systemic pattern or practice that causes harm.”
UPDATE (Tuesday, Nov. 19): Union County Sheriff’s deputies originally told Channel 9 on Friday the boy was a foster child, but on Tuesday officials with the Department of Social Services told Channel 9 the couple had legal guardianship over the boy and he was not part of the foster system.
UNION COUNTY -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the Monroe couple charged with chaining an 11-year-old boy to the front porch with a dead chicken around his neck were not licensed foster parents.
UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- The mother of an 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck says she feared her son was being mistreated by a DSS employee, who doubles as the boy's legal guardian. She says she reported her concerns, but the complaints fell on deaf ears.
Union Co. DHHS responds to child abuse allegations | WCNC.com Charlotte: After police said they found a boy cuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging from his neck, the Union County Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement regarding the case. The director Wayne Black says the department will examine its procedures to ensure the child welfare program adheres to protocol. Officials also plan to review all case records in any county that placed a child in the home of Wanda Larson and Dorian Harper.
Pune-based adoption agency Preet Mandir has decided to close its child care and adoption activities and has written to the Women and Child Welfare Department to transfer the children from its Kalyani Nagar home — the only office functional after its Pune Camp office was closed down — to other adoption homes. The agency has 25 children, including 15 special kids. A letter in this regard was sent to the department on November 7.
AUSTIN -- A KVUE Defenders investigation has uncovered a dramatic increase in background check failures by private agencies that Texas hires to place children in foster homes. This includes numerous background checks not performed or updated in foster homes where two children died this year in the Austin area.
And I have a Bridge to sell you! Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper have been charged with multiple counts of intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment and animal cruelty
ALOR STAR: Police have reclassified an abuse case involving a couple from Kampung Belanga Pecah in Langkawi after their 18-year-old foster child, succumbed to her injuries at the Langkawi Hospital yesterday.
(CNN) — Living conditions at the home where a 11-year-old was handcuffed by the ankle to a post on the front porch, with a dead chicken around his neck, were so bad that a North Carolina sheriff said it was “an environment you wouldn’t want to walk through, much less live in.”
TAMPA — Over a 24-year career, Valrico psychologist James Flens has become one of the most prominent experts-for-hire in Florida's family courts. He wrote the book — literally — on psychological testing of children in bitter divorce cases, and sits on a powerful committee that reviews misconduct allegations against lawyers.
First off, isn't it illegal for a Family Court Judge to rule on "Hearsay" without proof in Family Court and Domestic Violence case? It sure is, so why are N.H. Judges getting away with it to steal our children? When a Family Court Judge court orders a parent out of Methadone Treatment, isn't that illegal? You're dam right it is according to SAMSHA, Parent's can NOT be ordered out of treatment in order to regain custody of their children.
When a Family Court Judge court orders a parent into a program that doesn't exist in the State, shouldn't that be considered illegal? It very well should be considering there is no way for the parent to comply with the court order, making it a lose, lose situation. When Court orders are drawn up and stamped before a hearing even takes place, hasn't the Judge falsified a Court document? When a Court order states the parent didn't make his/her deadline to be admitted into a program, only the fraudulent order is dated a week before the parent is to be admitted, isn't that Judge again guilty of falsifying a court document? And the parent isn't even supposed to be admitted until the day after Court, but all of a sudden is denied entrance and denied ALL visitation with his/her child, because the parent is reportedly still on Methadone. Reported by the caseworker who call's the Methadone Clinic daily, checking on the parents doses, but neglects to give the Judge the drug test results showing the doses and levels going down. She report's the parent isn't being drug tested and the doses and levels are NOT going down. If the parent weren't being tested, how would the caseworker know they weren't going down? But the Judge can't see that picture and rules against the parent of course. Family Court cases are predetermined. The parent is set up to lose from the start. When a Lawyer tells you it doesn't matter how much you prove that DCYF screwed you over and you still won't win, what does that tell you? When the caseworker meets with the Foster strangers outside of the courtroom, after you've just been screwed some more and tells them, "Don't worry, there's no guarantee ***** is going anywhere," what does that tell you? It tell's me there's a pay off and no matter what you do, you lose! Why are NH Judges getting away with all this fraud? They need to be stopped! N.H. parents are in dire need of Legal Representation. Are there ANY Aggressive Lawyer's out there that aren't afraid to go up against the almighty DCYF and Family Court Judges? If there are, please contact: Kevin Avard firstname.lastname@example.org http://centerforredress.com/
Lawmakers need to address the rising number of children who are dying from abuse and neglect in Illinois and also what more can be done to prevent deaths of children who have come onto the radar of state child-welfare workers, a key legislator said Friday in response to a Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation.
A young Massachusetts woman, desperate to get clean when she found out she was pregnant, talks about what it took to treat her child. Ashley Whittemore was just three days detoxing off methadone - a drug doctors use to ease heroin addiction, when she found out she was pregnant.
SOUTH DENNIS, Mass. —Ashley Whittemore, 23, was just three days detoxing off methadone, a drug doctors use to ease heroin addiction, when she found out she was pregnant with her now-1-year-old son, Cameron.
A Child Protective Services supervisor is being investigated after deputies found an 11-year-old boy handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck, according to a press release from the Union County Sheriff's Office.
An Oregon Department of Human Services caseworker fired in October 2012 after complaining on Facebook about her clients' fancy cars, TVs and food stamp purchases was rightfully terminated, a federal judge has ruled.
An Ohio prosecutor says he will pursue criminal abandonment charges in cases similar to the one in which authorities say a couple gave their 9-year-old adopted son to child welfare officials after raising him from infancy.
Three children who were victims of a swinger's club in a small East Texas town have been removed from the custody of their foster parents after accusing their caretakers of physical and emotional abuse, a child welfare official said Wednesday.
Moms for Marijuana International is holding rallies in North America and Europe in an effort to change the notion that marijuana users are unfit parents. Hundreds of medical marijuana patients throughout the U.S. who use the drug for help with various medical conditions are losing custody of their children — even in states where medical marijuana is legal.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Erie County is looking to make changes at Child Protective Services, Thursday. Erie County CPS has been under the microscope following the deaths of Eain Brooks and Abdi Mohamud.
A lack of legal oversight allows American parents to get rid of kids adopted overseas with impunity. Roelie Post of the organization Against Child Trafficking told RT about how “the children of the market” remain invisible in the surveillance-obsessed US.
This is the official launch of "The Maine Parents Blog" an LK style spin-off in honor of the state that inspired Legally Kidnapped. This will not be your typical lovey dovey lame ass Mommy Blog, but rather a no holds barred, in your face look at the issues that parents in Maine face, don't know about, and don't want to admit.
I would also encourage parents from every other state, who are fed up with the system to start their own blog for the parents of their state so that we can all link together, network with each other and become something big. It's easy to run a blog as long as you're willing to put a little bit of time into it, and if you contact me on Facebook or through my email, Patism66@gmail.com I will be more than willing to help you get started.
I will also other established bloggers to link to this page, and let me know so I can link back.
Note: Not so long ago children weren't being placed with relatives even though relatives opted to take them. I guess after all the bad publicity NH DCYF has been receiving, Maggie Bishop is finally beginning to follow Govt. mandates, though 32 children adopted by relatives in a year is nothing to write home about, it's a start. Now if only services were given to at risk families before the child is removed. That would be a blessing in itself! CONCORD — Adoptive parents and their children were at the State House Wednesday afternoon to join Gov. Maggie Hassan and other state officials in a ceremony marking Adoption Awareness month.
Note:I'm extremely happy to hear this Grandmother was allowed to adopt her Granddaughter. What better place for a child than with relatives. I'm also happy Maggie Bishop allowed it, knowing how many other children were never allowed placement with their Grandparents or other relatives. I guess all of the bad publicity NH DCYF has gotten in the last eight years has paid off for some, but of course not all. It's about time Government mandates were followed in the placement of children, but DCYF still has a long way to go. Congratulations Carol and Camryn! Carol Boudreau of Nashua perservered to adopt her 14-year-old granddaughter Camryn, right. Boudreau was the featured speaker at Wednesday's Celebration of New Hampshire's Adoptive Families event at the Statehouse in Concord.
EIGHT YEARS AGO MARGIE CANTRELL PUSHED LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE BY A GROUP OF ADULTS IN MINEOLA. SEVEN PEOPLE WERE CONVICTED OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, AND THE SCANDAL ROCKED EAST TEXAS. NOW, TWO OF THOSE SAME CHILDREN ARE ALLEGING CANTRELL PHYSICALLY ABUSED THEM.
Leaders of South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes will be in Washington, D.C., this week to seek federal help to resolve allegations that the state removes too many Native American children from their homes and places them in foster care in non-Indian homes.
A NEWCASTLE man who used his foster daughter as a virtual sex slave had ‘‘a total disregard for her as a human being’’ at a time when she was ‘‘utterly alone and had nowhere to turn’’, a prosecutor told the district court yesterday.
PIERRE — Leaders of South Dakota’s nine Sioux tribes are in Washington, D.C., this week seeking federal help in a long-running dispute about state government’s handling of foster care for Native American children.
SAN ANTONIO — It took jurors just three hours Friday to find Norberto Velasquezguilty for his role in the 2009 death of his 3-year-old adopted daughter, and six more hours to decide that he should receive probation.
Investigators say 49-year-old Kenneth Robinson of Opelika has committed horrific offenses against two young girls while they were living with his mother under foster care. Robinson now faces charges on first degree rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.
Sounds familiar, except the children were never returned to the Mother! A young Miami mom was stripped of the right to raise her four children. The father of the youngest child was allowed to keep the girl.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/08/3740811/mom-gets-children-dcf-gets-skewered.html#storylink=cpy
WINCHESTER — The parents of a Winchester boy taken into protective custody by N.H. Child Protection Services threatened to kill members of a social worker’s family in August and are scheduled for trial this month, according to court documents. Note: Parents all over the world are threatening CPS/DCYF worker's. If reform doesn't come soon, there will be many more. Some have already acted on their threats and so will many more, pushed over the edge by caseworkers deceitful practices.
Two years ago, Destene Simmons grabbed a pillow and held it over the face of her son in an apparent attempt to smother him. Antwan Hope screamed. Simmons’ mother barged in the room. Tragedy was averted.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/05/3733166/dcf-consultant-rips-agency-for.html#storylink=cpy
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin will soon join the majority of states that require FBI background checks for child care providers, their employees and household members in a move advocates say is an important step in making sure criminals don’t slip through the cracks.