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February 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Fairfield mother found guilty of kidnapping her children
DCF Employees Facing Consequences over Phoebe Jonchuck Case
Social worker who admitted to child neglect has been suspended
Butler County sued over erroneous child abuse finding
Judge criticises council after toddler taken into care over father’s links to English Defence League
Anonymous “Hactivist” Group Targets Child Protective Services
DHS man among 3 arrested for sexual assaulting children, human trafficking
Police: Foster Parent Involved In One Of State’s Worst Child-Exploitation Schemes
Florida Lawmakers Discuss DCF Report On 5-Year-Old’s Tragic Death
Seven of 11 New Governors Change Up Child Welfare Bosses
Illinois’ child welfare system leaves kids stuck in jail
EDITORIAL: CPS must rethink focus on keeping families intact to protect kids better
Fairfield mother found guilty of kidnapping her children
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 09:30 PM PST
Fairfield mother found guilty of kidnapping her children

A Fairfield woman who fled the state with two of her children not in her legal custody was found guilty of two counts of felony criminal restraint by a parent after a jury trial Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court.
DCF Employees Facing Consequences over Phoebe Jonchuck Case
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 08:50 AM PST
DCF Employees Facing Consequences over Phoebe Jonchuck Case

Child abuse hot line employees will face unspecified “consequences” as a result of not following established procedures and accepting a call hours before 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown from a Tampa Bay bridge.

Social worker who admitted to child neglect has been suspended
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 08:25 AM PST
Social worker who admitted to child neglect has been suspended

A Coventry social worker who received a police caution for “child cruelty” has been banned from practising for 12 months.

Butler County sued over erroneous child abuse finding
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 07:40 AM PST
Butler County sued over erroneous child abuse finding

Butler County has been sued in federal court by a former teacher who claims Butler County Children Services Director Bill Morrison erroneously declared her a child abuser when he was the agency ombudsman.

Judge criticises council after toddler taken into care over father’s links to English Defence League
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 07:25 AM PST
Judge criticises council after toddler taken into care over father’s links to English Defence League

Senior managers at a local authority have been criticised by the most senior family court judge in England and Wales over the way they handled a case involving a toddler who had been placed in foster care at birth because of the father’s links to the English Defence League.

Judge slams ‘social engineering’ by council that took baby away from his father over ties to racist EDL and teenage sex caution

Anonymous “Hactivist” Group Targets Child Protective Services
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:47 AM PST
Anonymous “Hactivist” Group Targets Child Protective Services

The “hactivist” group Anonymous, known for attacks on Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and high level cyber security firms, has announced “Operation: Expose CPS” against Child Protective Services and are calling it an attack on the legal kidnapping and trafficking of children for profit.

DHS man among 3 arrested for sexual assaulting children, human trafficking
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:24 AM PST
DHS man among 3 arrested for sexual assaulting children, human trafficking

A Special Education aid at Desert Hot Springs High School has been arrested along with two other men on multiple charges of human trafficking and child pornography, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

Police: Foster Parent Involved In One Of State’s Worst Child-Exploitation Schemes
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:19 AM PST
Police: Foster Parent Involved In One Of State’s Worst Child-Exploitation Schemes

Authorities in the Inland Empire said they have busted one of the worst child-exploitation schemes in Southern California in recent years, allegedly involving a teaching assistant and foster parent.
Florida Lawmakers Discuss DCF Report On 5-Year-Old’s Tragic Death
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:10 AM PST
Florida Lawmakers Discuss DCF Report On 5-Year-Old’s Tragic Death

A panel of Florida lawmakers got an update Tuesday on a report, detailing what led to the tragic death of a little girl last month.

Seven of 11 New Governors Change Up Child Welfare Bosses
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:05 AM PST
Seven of 11 New Governors Change Up Child Welfare Bosses

It is the second month of the year, which means it also the second month in the mansion for the 11 new governors sworn in for 2015. Here’s a look at three new state child welfare leaders who are stepping into some sticky situations: Illinois It surprised YSI that, in the majority of articles about George Sheldon taking over the Illinois Department of Children and Families, the focus was on Sheldon’s experience running the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2008 to 2011. We would have thought Sheldon’s employer after the Florida gig would be of interest since he’s an Illinois guy: Barack Obama. Sheldon lead the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is the senior child welfare position in the Obama administration.
Illinois’ child welfare system leaves kids stuck in jail
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:00 AM PST
Illinois’ child welfare system leaves kids stuck in jail

There’s a kid in the Cook County juvenile jail right now who isn’t supposed to be there. A judge ordered his release on January 29.

EDITORIAL: CPS must rethink focus on keeping families intact to protect kids better
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 05:56 AM PST
EDITORIAL: CPS must rethink focus on keeping families intact to protect kids better

Being a case worker for Child Protective Services has to be one of the most difficult and draining jobs out there. Case workers routinely see children who are abused and neglected, sometimes in terrible ways. Their anguish and frustration must be unbearable at times, but of course society needs case workers to meet this challenge and protect as many children as possible. These threatened children also might need a new approach by Child Protective Services to the focus on keeping the families they serve intact.

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January 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse
Woman says DHHR caseworker had sex with son
Author of damning report into Scotland’s child protection system slams SNP for taking no action on her findings
Maine Voices: King’s words point to need to address harms to Native Americans
32 Hilarious Reasons to Call Child Protective Services
I-Team: DFCS investigates worker with 3 arrests
Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society
Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 10:32 PM PST
Adoptive father sentenced 100 years for child sex abuse

An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for over 20 counts of child sex abuse.

Woman says DHHR caseworker had sex with son
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 10:24 PM PST
Woman says DHHR caseworker had sex with son

A woman is suing over claims her minor son’s caseworker had sexual relations with him.
Author of damning report into Scotland’s child protection system slams SNP for taking no action on her findings
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 07:04 AM PST
Author of damning report into Scotland’s child protection system slams SNP for taking no action on her findings

AUTHOR Jackie Brock said SNP ministers had taken “little or no” action since her report warned more action was needed to close gaps in Scotland’s child protection system.

Maine Voices: King’s words point to need to address harms to Native Americans
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 06:22 AM PST
Maine Voices: King’s words point to need to address harms to Native Americans

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, let us move beyond the tired soundbites repeated each year, and reflect more deeply on the full meaning of his message.
32 Hilarious Reasons to Call Child Protective Services
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 06:16 AM PST
32 Hilarious Reasons to Call Child Protective Services

Funny pictures and GIFs of people who really can’t get the parenting thing right.

Note: It’s sad that people are dumb enough to think that it’s cool to make stupid slide shows like this.

I-Team: DFCS investigates worker with 3 arrests
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 06:08 AM PST
I-Team: DFCS investigates worker with 3 arrests

The Department of Family and Children’s Services case workers make life changing decisions that affect families all across Georgia.
Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 05:59 AM PST
Christine Korenthal: Parenting by law: a bad idea for society

“There ought to be a law.” These words are uttered so often these days among people who think their personal belief or preference on a matter constitutes creating another law to impose their will upon the entire population.

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January 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Man gets 4 years behind bars for pulling child’s teeth out
Sunset panel urges removal of paperwork, other burdens on CPS workers
Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping
Agency withdraws care order for ‘vulnerable’ teenager
KAC views $15 million cut as assault on child welfare
We must stop turning children against divorced fathers
Sentencing set for man who used pliers to pull child’s teeth
Child Protective Services and the Business of Taking Your Children
Report: More Arizona kids than ever separated from families
ACTIVISTS: SCHOOLS MUST TEACH SEX CONSENT TO KINDERGARTNERS
Human Services Officials Alerted to Kids Who Play with Pythons
How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids
Rep. David Linsky says it’s time to act on DCF report
Local Family’s Foreign Adoption Troubles Drag On
Man gets 4 years behind bars for pulling child’s teeth out
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 08:37 PM PST

A Schoharie County man accused of using a pair of pliers to pull three teeth from an eight year old’s mouth was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, with three years of post-release supervision.
Sunset panel urges removal of paperwork, other burdens on CPS workers
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 08:10 PM PST
Sunset panel urges removal of paperwork, other burdens on CPS workers

A panel that periodically looks at the efficiency of state agencies urged Wednesday that lawmakers repeal about 100 laws that impose paperwork burdens and other requirements on already overburdened Child Protective Services workers.

Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 10:44 AM PST
Support seen for grandmother charged with kidnapping

The boyfriend of a woman accused of kidnapping her grandchildren last week has denied the state’s charges, saying that Cinnamon Kelly, Villas, had parental permission to have custody of the two toddlers when she took them to Pennsylvania.
Agency withdraws care order for ‘vulnerable’ teenager
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 10:26 AM PST
Agency withdraws care order for ‘vulnerable’ teenager

The Child and Family Agency has withdrawn an APPLICATION to extend an interim care order for a teenager with whom they were “achieving nothing”.

KAC views $15 million cut as assault on child welfare
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 10:14 AM PST
KAC views $15 million cut as assault on child welfare

The Kansas government’s profound budget deficit affirms the worst for Shannon Cotsoradis.

In the eyes of some politicians, she said, the health and welfare of children can be a necessary sacrifice in advancement of an economic philosophy striving to deliver prosperity to all through large, sustained reductions in INCOME TAXES. Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans in the Legislature pushed through supply-side tax cuts in 2012 and 2013 that dramatically reduced state revenue. They haven’t sparked enough growth to balance the budget.

We must stop turning children against divorced fathers
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:49 AM PST
We must stop turning children against divorced fathers

The story made headlines last October. Left-field events like this happen so rarely that they almost always get onto the front page.

Sentencing set for man who used pliers to pull child’s teeth
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:42 AM PST
Sentencing set for man who used pliers to pull child’s teeth

A Schoharie County man accused of using a pair of pliers to pull three teeth from an eight year old’s mouth is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.
Child Protective Services and the Business of Taking Your Children
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:35 AM PST
Child Protective Services and the Business of Taking Your Children

Across the country, children are being taken from loving homes by government agencies collectively known as Child Protective Services. Although these agencies are supposed to protect children, they are actually the engine that drives a multi-billion dollar industry.

Report: More Arizona kids than ever separated from families
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:25 AM PST
Report: More Arizona kids than ever separated from families

Arizona’s new child-welfare agency hasn’t triggered an immediate turnaround in children’s fortunes as more kids than ever have been separated from their families, a new report shows.

ACTIVISTS: SCHOOLS MUST TEACH SEX CONSENT TO KINDERGARTNERS
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:18 AM PST
ACTIVISTS: SCHOOLS MUST TEACH SEX CONSENT TO KINDERGARTNERS

Fresh off a victory in getting a law passed that regulates sexual encounters between students on COLLEGE CAMPUSES, feminist activists in California are now pushing for instruction on sexual “consent” for children starting in kindergarten.
Human Services Officials Alerted to Kids Who Play with Pythons
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:13 AM PST
Human Services Officials Alerted to Kids Who Play with Pythons

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has initiated an investigation after viral video shows toddler playing with Burmese python.

How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 09:05 AM PST
How South Carolina’s Foster Care System Is Failing The Most Vulnerable Kids

Longstanding allegations of physical assault by staff, feces on a shower floor for more than a month, doling out of expired food, and the withholding of medication have amounted to a federal case against South Carolina’s foster care PROGRAM.

Rep. David Linsky says it’s time to act on DCF report
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 08:09 AM PST
Rep. David Linsky says it’s time to act on DCF report

State child welfare officials raised red flags about dozens of foster homes where criminals live but didn’t remove any kids — instead ordering social workers to put them under “increased observation.”

Local Family’s Foreign Adoption Troubles Drag On
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 07:57 AM PST

More victims of abuse and systems gone bad….

January 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Nan jailed for hugging grandchild: I deserve an apology for treatment in prison
Hudson woman charged with falsely reporting an incident to Child Protective Services
State cannot handle ‘thousands’ of child abuse cases, MP warns
Springfield foster father accused of raping 8-year-old girl
Texas must reform CPS in New Year
Judge: Florida’s health care for needy kids violates US laws
Minnesota temporarily suspends foster care license of home where 6-year-old died
Share your story here. Volume 1
Nan jailed for hugging grandchild: I deserve an apology for treatment in prison
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 09:17 PM PST
Nan jailed for hugging grandchild: I deserve an apology for treatment in prison

A pensioner jailed by a Birmingham court for hugging her granddaughter in breach of a court order has demanded an apology after claiming she was “treated worse than a dog” while in custody.

Hudson woman charged with falsely reporting an incident to Child Protective Services
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 08:53 PM PST
Hudson woman charged with falsely reporting an incident to Child Protective Services

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Livingston barracks charged Allyson Servider, 21, of Hudson, with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor.

State cannot handle ‘thousands’ of child abuse cases, MP warns
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 08:28 PM PST
State cannot handle ‘thousands’ of child abuse cases, MP warns

The state will be unable to deal with tens of thousands of people who are likely to come forward to complain of historic child abuse, an MP claims.

Springfield foster father accused of raping 8-year-old girl
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 07:08 PM PST
Springfield foster father accused of raping 8-year-old girl

A man who runs a Springfield foster home is accused of raping and repeatedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, according to court documents.

Texas must reform CPS in New Year
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 06:33 PM PST
Texas must reform CPS in New Year

A long list of pressing issues awaits the Texas Legislature when it convenes less than two weeks from now.
Judge: Florida’s health care for needy kids violates US laws
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 05:08 PM PST
Judge: Florida’s health care for needy kids violates US laws

MIAMI A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s health care system for impoverished and disabled children violates several U.S. laws.
Minnesota temporarily suspends foster care license of home where 6-year-old died
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 04:47 PM PST
Minnesota temporarily suspends foster care license of home where 6-year-old died

Days after 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson died with a jump rope around her neck in the bedroom of her Brooklyn Park foster home, the Minnesota Department of Human Services temporarily suspended the license of her foster care mother.

Share your story here. Volume 1
Posted: 01 Jan 2015 06:44 PM PST
It’s a new year and I’m always looking for new and better ways of doing things. I’ve gotten a number of emails and Facebook messages recently asking how people can submit their stories to Legally Kidnapped, so I have decided to start and dedicate a spot for this very reason. Please use the comments section below.

Ruby Dillon’s Child Custody Case for Daughter She Has Not Seen in 10 Months Gets Curiouser

June 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

Ruby Dillon’s Child Custody Case for Daughter She Has Not Seen in 10 Months Gets Curiouser
By Matt Coker Fri., Jun. 20 2014 at 6:34 AM 64 Comments
Categories: Your Tax $ at Work!

 

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Ruby Dillon and her daughter Lexi, who the mother has not seen in 10 months.
When Shirley Grindle tells a journalist there is something rotten in Denmark–and her and your Denmark is Orange County–s/he tends to listen. Since the 1970s, the good government activist and/or her group TINCUP (Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics) have tracked campaign contributions to Orange County politicians, lobbyists’ activities, how the county’s lucrative procurement system works–and reported back on the stench. Now Grindle wonders, as many others have before her, why the county’s Child Protective Services and family court are hellbent on keeping Ruby Dillon away from her daughter Lexi.
Attorney Unveils Suit Alleging Cover-up of Disgusting Child Abuse by DA, County Agency

After looking at all the evidence she can–CPS and family court records are sealed to protect children–Grindle tells the Weekly she fears it comes down to what it always comes down to when dealing with Orange County government incompetence.

Money.

Two Orange County social workers lied to a juvenile court commissioner so Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick’s two daughters were taken away from her. After a 6 1/2-year legal fight that went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2011, the Seal Beach mom won a $4.9 million judgment against the county. (One of those county workers was promoted to teach other social workers how to do their jobs. Incredible.)

Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick Wins Supreme Court Ruling Against County Taking Her Daughters

Well, Grindle knows all about that case and she has news for the County of Orange when it comes to Ruby Dillon’s: The final court award will likely dwarf Fogarty-Hardwick’s.

Dillon and her attorneys have claimed for years that when it comes to Lexi, Orange County CPS workers are aiding and abetting the commission of child abuse and child endangerment. They allege the girl was “legally kidnapped” by CPS despite no reliable evidence being presented to suggest Dillon is an unfit mother. Meanwhile, Tustin police officers have twice removed Lexi from the home of her father after the girl said to cops, teachers and therapists she had been sexually abused by him. Medical experts determined the girl had been molested, Dillon swears.

The mother’s apparent “crime” in the eyes of minor counsel for the child, the father’s defense attorney and presumably the family law court judge is an allegation of having coached her daughter, something other experts have said there is no evidence of having happened. What has obviously happened, according to some of these and other experts, is sexual abuse of the girl. Others say there is no evidence of that. Dillon claims the Tustin police investigation remains open (something I could not confirm this week and I tried).

Yep, it’s your classic he said, she said case. But it’s one raising more red flags than a Red Flags R Us store. The Voice of OC just posted on the case this week. So did the local Fox TV news station …

A year ago:

 

What will they come up with now ? Alienation of affections, and more….

February 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Another couple says CPS demanded they divorce to get kids back

Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CST

By Randy Wallace, Investigative Reporter – bio

HOUSTON (FOX 26) -The Matthews’ have 5 kids.

They admit a fight they had back in 2009 was a bad one.

“It doesn’t mean the kids are in danger it doesn’t mean the kids are abused because your having an argument with your spouse that gets kind of loud,” Devin Matthew said.

The fight brought the cops out and in turn Child Protective Services.

The domestic violence charge against Aaron Matthew was knocked down to a disorderly conduct charge.

Still that fight had the couple’s 5 kids in state custody for 14 months.

“Probably the most horrible time in my life and his too,” Devin Matthew said. “You can only see your kids on certain days at certain times you can’t kiss them goodnight you can’t do anything as a family.”

If she wanted them back Devin Matthew says CPS told her she had to get a divorce.

We beat them at their own game,” Devin Matthew said. “I started recording every conversation with them, I started documenting everything.”

The Matthews’ say they learned alot from their battle with CPS.

They say they hope advice they give can help others who find themselves at odds with the state agency.

“Do not talk to them force their hand if you’ve done nothing wrong,” Devin Matthew said. “Force them to get a warrant to talk to you, your kids. Lawyer up as soon as you can.”

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/24731058/2014/02/14/another-couple-says-cps-demanded-they-divorce-to-get-kids-back#ixzz2tUmkqRm3

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