Legally Kidnapped

February 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

Legally Kidnapped
County Supes Push DCFS To Make Back Payments To Foster Parents by Mid-March
Elvis Presley’s twin granddaughters ‘taken into care after indecent images found on dad’s computer’
Judge apologizes to parents of girl left in ‘limbo’ for years after flawed Motherisk drug test
Kirkless council breached parents’ human rights by removing baby
How hollow rhetoric and a broken child welfare system feed Texas’ sex-trafficking underworld
DHHS supervisor on the run
Why do more L.A. County black children end up in foster care? Experts clash over the reason
Grand Jury Says Foster Care System In New York Endangers Children
County Supes Push DCFS To Make Back Payments To Foster Parents by Mid-March
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 05:27 AM PST
Citing hundreds of missed county payments to foster parents and children since December, the Board of Supervisors pushed child welfare staffers Tuesday to come up with a plan to make all back payments by mid-March.

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Elvis Presley’s twin granddaughters ‘taken into care after indecent images found on dad’s computer’
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 04:58 AM PST
The twin granddaughters of Elvis Presley have allegedly been taken into care after their mum found ‘hundreds of indecent photos of children’ on their dad’s computer.

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Judge apologizes to parents of girl left in ‘limbo’ for years after flawed Motherisk drug test
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 04:41 AM PST
A 10-year-old girl has been in “legal limbo” for nearly half her life after she was “wrongly apprehended” from her mother who had failed a flawed drug test from the Sick Kids’ Motherisk laboratory.

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Kirkless council breached parents’ human rights by removing baby
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 04:31 AM PST
Social workers have been accused of breaching the human rights of a couple after their week-old baby was taken off them in hospital when the father praised “the benefits of formula milk”.

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How hollow rhetoric and a broken child welfare system feed Texas’ sex-trafficking underworld
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 04:08 PM PST
How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind.

When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children’s emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting.

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DHHS supervisor on the run
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 09:45 AM PST

A supervisor with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) child protection unit, who has held similar positions in Seymour, is wanted by police for allegedly possessing child pornography.

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Why do more L.A. County black children end up in foster care? Experts clash over the reason
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 09:11 AM PST
Black children account for eight out of 100 Los Angeles County children, yet they make up 28 out of 100 foster children, according to Department of Children and Family Services data.

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Grand Jury Says Foster Care System In New York Endangers Children
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 09:34 AM PST
A damning report from a grand jury in New York accuses the state’s foster care system of endangering children. The jury found that the state’s poor regulations and bureaucracy allowed an alleged predator access to disabled boys for nearly 20 years.

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Grand jury report blasts NY foster care system, identifies ‘abysmal’ communication failures

What a great Dissent.

February 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

JUSTICE THOMAS, dissenting:
The Illinois Constitution is meant to prevent tyranny, not to enshrine it.
Today, just as a critical election board deadline is about to expire, four members of our court have delivered, as a fait accompli, nothing less than the nullification of a critical component of the Illinois Constitution of 1970. In direct contradiction of the clear and unambiguous intention of the people who drafted the constitution and the citizens who voted to adopt it, the majority has irrevocably severed a vital lifeline created by the drafters for the express purpose of enabling later generations of Illinoisans to use their sovereign authority as a check against self-interest by the legislature. When the Reporter of Decisions sends out the majority’s disposition, he should include a bright orange warning sticker for readers to paste over article XIV, section 3, of their personal copies of the 1970 Constitution reading, “Out of Service.”
The majority’s ruling in this case comes at a particularly unfortunate time. In Illinois, as throughout the United States, there is a palpable sense of frustration by voters of every political affiliation that self-perpetuating institutions of government have excluded them from meaningful participation in the political process.
In their wisdom, the drafters of the 1970 Constitution foresaw just this problem and fashioned a clear and specific mechanism to insure that the legislature could never have the upper hand on the people of Illinois, in whose hands the sovereign power of this State rests.
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That mechanism is article XIV, section 3. In undertaking our constitutional duties, we, as judges, are obliged to resolve any doubt as to the meaning of that provision in favor of the right of the people to have a voice in government, as the drafters intended. I would honor that obligation and permit the ballot initiative proposed here to go forward. The majority’s decision to quash it is no less than the death knell of article XIV, section 3’s promise of direct democracy as a check on legislative self-interest.
Today a muzzle has been placed on the people of this State, and their voices supplanted with judicial fiat.
The whimper you hear is democracy stifled.

Title IV A-F you should know where the monies go,The appearance our AG gets millions

February 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

child support collection most state AG dept. get monies and the totals are suppressing higher then they let you know because in this day and age they still use pencils and paper to tally amounts!!!!!

We urge all AILA members to take the following steps:

February 1, 2017 § Leave a comment

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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Virginia Legislation
Senator Richard H. Black recently introduced SB1592 seeking to restrict the jurisdiction of Virginia’s juvenile and domestic relations courts. In short, the bill strips the courts of jurisdiction over juveniles not lawfully present in the United States. If passed, this bill will essentially eliminate all Special Immigration Juvenile cases in Virginia.
This bill is presently in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee and is likely to be heard on Wednesday, February 1st. As of Friday the bill was not scheduled to be heard in today’s Committee session.
We urge all AILA members to take the following steps:
Contact your representatives to express the devastating effect this bill will have on children and families.
Contact the Committee members (a chart listing the Committee members is below);
Reach out to others in the immigrant community; and
Attend the Committee meeting on Wednesday.
We know that not everyone will be able to attend the Committee Meeting, but at a minimum everyone can take 5 minutes to contact their representatives and the Committee members.
In addition to the SB1592, there are two other problematic bills pending.
HB2001 Requires the governing board and each employee of each public institution of higher education to cooperate in the enforcement of federal law by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on the institution’s campus, in any noncampus building or property, and on public property, as such terms are defined in relevant state law.
HB2004Requires the annual executive summary submitted by the governing board of each public institution of higher education to the General Assembly and the Governor to indicate the number of undergraduate students enrolled full time who are not citizens of the United States and the number of such students who receive annual financial assistance to attend such institution in an amount greater than 25 percent of the total annual cost of full-time undergraduate Virginia student tuition and room and board.
Members of Senate Courts of Justice Committee:
SENATE COURTS OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Mark Obenshain (Chair)
district26@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7526
Richard Saslaw
district35@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7535
Thomas Norment
district03@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7503
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Janet Howell
district32@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7532
Louise Lucas
district18@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7518
John Edwards
district21@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7521
Ryan McDougle
district04@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7504
Richard Stuart
district28@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7528
William Stanley
district20@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7520
Bryce Reeves
district17@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7517
Benton “Ben” Chafin
district38@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7538
Creigh Deeds
district25@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7525
Glen Sturtevant
district10@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7510
Chapman Petersen
district34@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7534
Mark Peake
district22@senate.virginia.gov
804-698-7522

Oral Arguments: to recording officials or public actors.

January 23, 2017 § Leave a comment

http://www.illinoiscorruption.net/common/oral-arguments.html

More DCFS stuff ?

January 23, 2017 § Leave a comment

Legally Kidnapped
B.C. Indigenous leaders accuse Bennett of ‘stall tactics’ on child welfare
Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System
Dad Forced To Give Newborn Daughter Up For Adoption For Just One Simple Reason
One father’s fight to remove his name from child abuse register
B.C. Indigenous leaders accuse Bennett of ‘stall tactics’ on child welfare
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 05:53 AM PST
B.C. Indigenous leaders are “extremely concerned” about the state of First Nations child welfare, and, in a strongly worded letter, are accusing Canada’s Indigenous affairs minister of using “stall tactics” to delay fixing the broken system.

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Dr. Phil Goes To Capitol Hill To Demand Change To The Foster Care System
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 05:50 AM PST
Dr. Phil often says that the foster care system is broken and in need of drastic change. In an effort to bring about change, he and Dr. Frank Lawlis, Chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and founder of the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center, went to Washington, D.C. to address members of the House of Representatives to make a case to overhaul the foster care system.

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He’s still a System Suck

Dad Forced To Give Newborn Daughter Up For Adoption For Just One Simple Reason
Posted: 16 Jan 2017 05:15 AM PST
A 20-year-old Utah father claims his baby daughter is being put up for adoption against his will.

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One father’s fight to remove his name from child abuse register
Posted: 15 Jan 2017 05:54 AM PST
John M. Mylett is a former Coast Guardsman and police officer with a serious manner. He’s also a noncustodial father who is not to be trifled with on matters concerning his daughter’s care.

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Is there any of these Child aganceythat work?

January 23, 2017 § Leave a comment

Legally Kidnapped
Top Five Threats to Child Welfare from ACA Repeal and Proposals to Alter Medicaid
Movement grows to reform child protective services on Pine Ridge reservation
DCF says case workers erred by allowing now-deceased child back in home
Former DCF investigator arrested for falsifying records, FDLE says
Study: DCF underperforming Florida’s foster children
Northern Ireland inquiry finds widespread abuse of children in care
Top Five Threats to Child Welfare from ACA Repeal and Proposals to Alter Medicaid
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 05:14 AM PST
Proposals by Congress and President-elect to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—including the Medicaid expansion—to turn Medicaid into a block grant, and to cut resources, all can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare.

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Movement grows to reform child protective services on Pine Ridge reservation
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 05:12 AM PST
A heart wrenching child custody case has sparked a wide ranging effort to reform child protective services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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DCF says case workers erred by allowing now-deceased child back in home
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 05:07 AM PST
Failures were made by child welfare workers in Manatee County when the decision was made to allow Ethan Thompson and his five brothers to return home, according to a Florida Department of Children and Families report.

More >> DCF says case workers erred by allowing now-deceased child back in home

Former DCF investigator arrested for falsifying records, FDLE says
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 05:04 AM PST
A former child protective investigator from the Florida Department of Children and Families turned himself in Friday for falsifying records, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.

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Study: DCF underperforming Florida’s foster children
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 05:01 AM PST
The federal agency has given the Florida Department of Children and Families has 90 days to devise a plan to improve care for foster children.

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Northern Ireland inquiry finds widespread abuse of children in care
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 06:11 AM PST
Shocking instances of historic child abuse in institutions in Northern Ireland have been outlined in the findings of a four-year inquiry into mistreatment of residents.

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