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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Christie hires high-powered lawyer to end supervision of NJ child welfare system

Christie hires high-powered lawyer to end supervision of NJ child welfare system

The Christie administration has retained a high-powered lawyer to get New Jersey out of federal oversight of its child welfare system that began a dozen years ago when the state reached a settlement with a national child's advocacy group following the death of a 7-year-old boy, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Pierce County judge dismiss child abuse case, cities "prosecutorial vindictiveness"

Pierce County judge dismiss child abuse case, cities "prosecutorial vindictiveness"

Citing "prosecutorial vindictiveness," a Pierce County judge has dismissed a case against a 48-year-old woman accused of abusing her daughter.

DCF workers deal with ‘shameful’ office conditions

DCF workers deal with ‘shameful’ office conditions

Workers at the state’s beleaguered child welfare agency are contending with fleas, mice, and decrepit working conditions and an overload of cases that have left some workers coping with traumatic levels of stress and almost all with plummeting morale, according an official survey of more than 1,500 employees.
One worker described seeing cockroaches in the Leominster office, scuttling across the same floor that babies crawl on during supervised visits with their parents. The office walls are “punched through, and the social workers sit in closets,” the worker wrote. “Shameful.”

Updated: 2nd suspect pleads guilty in case of child cuffed to porch in Union County


A former social worker in North Carolina was sentenced Tuesday to up to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to child abuse charges that arose when a boy in her care was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck.

Tribes face hurdles, cultural concerns, with federal foster care

Tribes face hurdles, cultural concerns, with federal foster care

When the federal government opened foster care assistance to Native American tribes in 2008, more than 80 expressed interest in the program.

Filer Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse of Foster Child

Filer Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse of Foster Child

A Twin Falls County man found guilty of sexually molesting his 12 year old foster child was in court on Monday for his sentencing hearing.

DHHS in need of families to take in foster kids - And Foster Parents Warn Against It!

So yesterday the news feeds in the state that inspired the creation of Legally Kidnapped started getting flooded with articles regarding Maine's desperate shortage of foster homes.   This only four short years after bragging about being a National Model Child Welfare System because they were viewed as leaders at keeping kids safe in the home or preserving families through kinship care placements when the kid does need to be removed.

Now I gotta say I told you so because I've been paying close attention to this state and watching this transformation take place over the last few years.  Governor Paul LePage, who claims to have been abused as a child, comes along and and spins it and flips it around it because being on the right track just isn't good enough.  I have managed to identify a few of significant events in this transformation and listed them here...

and for a more in depth look including the links to lots of articles...

And now Maine is crying for help.  They need 100 new families willing to take in foster kids.   Not so much the cute little babies, but rather the older, problematic, special needs kids who are often in trouble with the law and who nobody wants.

But what's even more interesting is that even the foster parents are coming out and warning people against getting involved.  I will post screen shots because I'm sure this will all be shut down soon.   You know how CPS likes to protect their secrets.

DHHS in need of families to take in foster kids







Who will apologise to the ‘Motherless Generation’?

Who will apologise to the ‘Motherless Generation’?

Last week the anniversary of an old injustice and the prospect of a new injustice came together and challenged us. March 21 was the second anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoption. In 2013 our then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, spoke movingly to the nation about "the most primal and sacred bond there is: the bond between a mother and her baby".

CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy

CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy

If ever there was a story that'll leave you scratching your head and wondering what's wrong with this world, it's the case of Anne Giroux and her teenage son, Kevin.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Without Consent: Emotional Canberra exhibition remembers Australia's forced adoptions

Without Consent: Emotional Canberra exhibition remembers Australia's forced adoptions

The personal stories of those damaged by illegal forced adoption practices are on display at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra.

More children have died receiving protective services care than ever before

More children have died receiving protective services care than ever before

Rachel Notley revealed Monday that 31 children in provincial care or receiving protective services have died this year—more than ever before—following the deaths of two more children in recent weeks.

Second foster home tied to agency loses license


The state has revoked the license of a second foster home overseen by an embattled placement agency, after a 12-year-old girl was raped in the home last year.

Plea expected from DSS worker accused of abuse

Plea expected from DSS worker accused of abuse

The Union County District Attorney's Office has confirmed to NBC Charlotte that the woman accused of abusing a foster child will appear in court Tuesday.

Yuba County CPS Under Fire After Mom With Drug History Runs Off With Newborn

Yuba County CPS Under Fire After Mom With Drug History Runs Off With Newborn

A woman who has had 11 children removed by Child Protective Services left a hospital after giving birth with her newest baby.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; Public Comments

This is a link that was published today and was found on the Federal Register.  It leads to a PDF.  I suggest you look at it and comment.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; Public Comments



Teachers demand right to anonymity until charged to stop false allegations ruining lives

Teachers demand right to anonymity until charged to stop false allegations ruining lives

Teachers are having their lives blighted by a rising number of false allegations made against them by pupils.

Note: I don't feel sorry for any teacher who gets falsely accused because teachers are the number one CPS Rats out there, often being refereed to as "the eyes and ears of CPS."

Even if a teacher is innocent of falsely reporting parents, the practice is so common that we should just chalk it up as collateral damage and call it Karma by association.

One in five school staff victims of false claims, survey displays

One in five school staff victims of false claims, survey displays

Far more than one particular in five school personnel has had a false allegation made towards them by a pupil, according to a survey. A more seven% have also faced untrue claims from a student’s parent or household member, the study by a teaching union identified.

Falsely Accused of Child Abuse? Advice from a former D.A.

Yes it's a sales pitch, but there is some good info.



More info at http://www.shouselaw.com/domestic-vio... A former D.A. discusses California child abuse laws found in Penal Code 273d PC. It's very common for innocent adults to get falsely accused of this crime.

Parents vow to fight ‘free range kids’ decision

Parents vow to fight ‘free range kids’ decision

The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were recently found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s safety.

Study finds foster kids given wrong drug prescriptions

Study finds foster kids given wrong drug prescriptions

When federal inspectors set out to examine how powerful antipsychotic drugs were being used on children in the nation’s public health systems, they found a 4-year-old on four psychiatric drugs; a 10-year-old prescribed without medical records; and a 16-year-old on six psych meds, including a prescription at double the maximum recommended dosage.

Dads hope again for shared parenting rights

Dads hope again for shared parenting rights

At least, dads who cannot get enough time with their children hope so.

For the fourth consecutive year, Nebraska state senators are taking a run at requiring divorce courts to provide uniform, research-based parenting time guidelines.

More than a fifth of school staff falsely accused by pupils of abuse or bullying: Wrong allegations have 'damaged careers and blighted lives'

More than a fifth of school staff falsely accused by pupils of abuse or bullying: Wrong allegations have 'damaged careers and blighted lives'

More than a fifth of school staff have been falsely accused by pupils of some form of abuse or bullying, a survey has found.

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