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Friday, April 18, 2014

Abuse victims were failed by Devon social services

Abuse victims were failed by Devon social services

A convicted paedophile was able to continue his abuse of two young girls because social workers failed to protect them, a report has revealed.

See The Shocking Letter State-Abducted 15 Year Old Smuggled To Her Parents

See The Shocking Letter State-Abducted 15 Year Old Smuggled To Her Parents

As Western Journalism has reported, the parents of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier are desperate to save her from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, which stripped her away from her family more than a year ago.

Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen

Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen

A correctional officer at a Grand Rapids juvenile facility is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female resident.

Tulsa Mother Sues DHS After Daughter Gives Birth To Father's Baby

Tulsa Mother Sues DHS After Daughter Gives Birth To Father's Baby

A Tulsa mother is suing the Department of Human Services. She says DHS made a series of mistakes that led to her daughter being sexually abused, and impregnated, by her own father.

Baby in coma; Stockton foster father accused of child abuse

Baby in coma; Stockton foster father accused of child abuse

Police arrested Paul Taldeschi, 37, on suspicion of the child abuse of his 10-month-old foster daughter who is in a coma and not expected to survive.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grieving family demands answers

Grieving family demands answers

Minutes after a baby's funeral took place, a family from Colombia demanded answers from Child and Family Services about why the infant died in its care -- and why the baby was seized in the first place.

Former DCF Admin: System Suffers From Overload And Underfunding

Former DCF Admin: System Suffers From Overload And Underfunding

Governor Jeb Bush’s leadership in transferring child welfare services from state control to community control was a giant step forward. But real social work suffers from system overload, high turnover, and inadequate training and funding.

33-Year-Old Foster Father Of 16-Year-old Exchange Student Charged With Having Sex With Her

33-Year-Old Foster Father Of 16-Year-old Exchange Student Charged With Having Sex With Her

The 33-year-old foster father of a 16-year-old exchange student has been charged with having sex with her.

Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify

Iowa teen competent to stand trial in foster brother's death, 2 experts testify

Two mental health professionals who examined a teenager charged with killing his 5-year-old foster brother testified Wednesday that, though the youth is emotionally immature, they think he is competent to stand trial.

Foster dad's fury after a £1.99 Google app costs him more than £400

Foster dad's fury after a £1.99 Google app costs him more than £400

A foster family racked up a bill of more than £400 after buying their son a game on his tablet device – for just £1.99.

Medical Marijuana Motivates CPS to Remove Child From Home

Medical Marijuana Motivates CPS to Remove Child From Home

An eleven-month child was grabbed by social workers and placed into foster care because of legally prescribed medical marijuana. The child’s father was put into handcuffs while the young mother cried. No law had been broken, Child Protective Services (CPS) has the uncontrolled power to tear families in a moment without trial, judge or jury and it happens, somewhere in America, everyday.

Preventing Disproportionality of Alaskan Native Children in the Child Welfare System

Preventing Disproportionality of Alaskan Native Children in the Child Welfare System

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to bring awareness to our racially lopsided child welfare system. Research has shown that children of color are more often reported, investigated and found to be victims of abuse or neglect compared to white children. One of the most overrepresented populations is Alaskan Native children. During the month of January 2014, 63% of Alaskan children in out-of-home care were Native despite the most recent census estimates suggesting that less than 15% of the general population in Alaska is either American Indian or Alaskan Native. This startling level of disproportionality is not unique to Alaskan Natives or even American Indians. It is an epidemic that is well-documented and persists throughout our child welfare service system, resulting in children of color spending their childhood and beyond separated from their families, their communities, and their culture.

Files detail allegations that Dallas judge used coke, bought sex, raped young girl

Files detail allegations that Dallas judge used coke, bought sex, raped young girl

Judge Carlos Cortez flirted with disaster for years. Until recently, politics and good lawyers helped save him.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Burton foster dad gets prison time after sexually abusing 7-year-old boy

Burton foster dad gets prison time after sexually abusing 7-year-old boy

A Burton foster parent will spend at least 15 years in prison after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy he babysat.

Foster parent implicated in Big Island sex abuse scandal

Foster parent implicated in Big Island sex abuse scandal

A man once praised for adopting troubled youth on the Big Island is now being called a "monster" by his own boys.

We abandon thousands of foster care children a year

We abandon thousands of foster care children a year

In 2012 in the United States, 23,439 children in foster care turned 18 and were "emancipated" or "aged out." In simple terms, most of them were put out into the world on their own without housing, financial assistance or emotional support.

DCF Commissioner Defends Transfer of Transgender Juvenile to York Prison

DCF Commissioner Defends Transfer of Transgender Juvenile to York Prison

The Commissioner of the state Department of Children and Families is defending her agency's rare transfer of a 16-year-old transgender girl to Connecticut’s women’s prison. Joette Katz said the state had run out of options for the troubled youth.

Ross: Getting to the root of the DCF tragedies

Ross: Getting to the root of the DCF tragedies

Many of my constituents have contacted me in regard to the recent developments in the scandal plagued Department of Children and Families (DCF). No issue has brought to the foreground the failure of an executive agency like the tragic events under DCF oversight. The outrage is understandable since this agency is charged with serving the commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents – children and families at risk of abuse and neglect. DCF appears to have exhibited general negligence and inattention to its primary duty.

Franklin mom warns of fake Child Protective Services caseworkers

Franklin mom warns of fake Child Protective Services caseworkers

A Franklin mother is speaking out and warning others after two women who claimed to be caseworkers with Child Protective Services entered her home and threatened to take her kids.

Note: I'd be more worried about the real ones.

UPDATE: Child welfare expert facing charges placed on leave

UPDATE: Child welfare expert facing charges placed on leave

A national child welfare expert who was in Lincoln to consult the Department of Health and Human Services, is now on sick leave from his job.

Social Services Takes Your Kids out of Your Home -- CA lawyer Vincent W. Davis Explains What to Do



Social Services Takes Your Kids out of Your Home -- CA lawyer Vincent W. Davis Explains What to Do
http://fightchildprotectiveservices.com/
(877) 696-3303

California attorney Vincent W. Davis wants to talk to you about what you should do next if your children have been taken out of the home by social services.

If a social worker has come into your home or your child's school and taken them away from you, it can be an overwhelming and devastating experience. You may wonder what happens next.
Well, the social worker involved in the case has 48 hours in which to bring a charge against you if they feel you're endangering your children in any way. They need to investigate and research, then document all of their findings to present to a judge and they have 48 hours in which to do this. It's important to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney who deals in social services matters so that you can disprove their case and have your children returned to you. Watch the video to learn more.

To learn more about juvenile dependency law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at http://fightchildprotectiveservices.com/, to view more videos and media content regarding social services. If you have legal questions, feel free to call us at (800) 871-7282. I welcome your call.

Vincent W. Davis & Associates
Offices in the Following Counties:
Los Angeles
Orange
San Bernardino
Riverside
(877) 696-3303

Harry C. Clauson of Whitney Point New York is a False Accusing CPS Rat

Police: Man called in 48 false child abuse reports

A Whitney Point man is accused of making 48 false reports to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline over a five-month span, according to state police.

Note: And forget about what the parents went through.  Let's think about the kids here.
Each report required an immediate response and investigations by Broome County Child Protective Services, state police and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. These investigations, mandated by the hotline reports, repeatedly exposed children to sensitive interviews and examinations, police said.
And there you see why filing false reports of child abuse is such a horrible thing, stated in a way that even a System Suck should be able to understand.

Are ‘a Whole Bunch of White People’ Adopting Black Kids? Here’s What’s More Important

Are ‘a Whole Bunch of White People’ Adopting Black Kids? Here’s What’s More Important

Physically abused, ridiculed and constantly reminded that she was an outsider by the family that adopted her when she was a 5 years old, author and children’s advocate Stacey Patton says conversations about the complicated issues surrounding race and adoption are almost always dominated by the perspectives of clinicians, politicians, and parents.

DSS Appears to Run Afoul of Federal, State Child Protection Laws

DSS Appears to Run Afoul of Federal, State Child Protection Laws

Internal reports leaked to Free Times suggest that the state’s Department of Social Services is frequently out of compliance with state and federal laws requiring caseworkers to visit at-risk children within 24 hours of opening an investigation into suspected abuse or neglect.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Group wants CPS changes after foster care deaths

Group wants CPS changes after foster care deaths

The non-profit group "Texans Care for Children" says the state is in crisis after ten children died in foster care last year. They released a report with numerous recommendations including increase foster parent training hours, adding a yearly home visit for foster parents and reduce CPS worker caseloads.

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