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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The orphans who aren't really orphans - LK Report for 9/26/2017



A Kane County judge has awarded $4 million in damages to a man who was sexually abused by a Sugar Grove foster parent in 2004.

More >> $4 million award in lawsuit over sex abuse from Sugar Grove foster parent



Orphans aren't really orphans

Baltimore, Md., Sep 26, 2017 / 03:20 am (CNA).- Shannon Senefeld always assumed that children in orphanages are mostly orphans. Most people make that assumption.

When Senefeld found out this was not the case, she was shocked.

More >> Most children in orphanages aren't actually orphans. This group wants to help them.



The mother of a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since last Wednesday is upset it took days for a missing person report to be issued by police.

More >> Missing Fredericton teen's mother 'out of her mind' with worry



How to Rat Out your Neighbor to CPS in Australia and Not Get Caught Doing It

Here is a forum post from Australia from a CPS Rat who is sticking her nose into the business of another family.  Notice the person doesn't give any details, but people still tell her to do it anonymously?

I post this for educational purposes and so that you can take the opportunity to comment your thoughts regarding CPS Rats.

I don't think she is looking after her children properly.

More >> How do I go about reporting my neighbour to child protective services without them knowing who I am? 




The Duggar family’s lawsuit returns to court Monday as a U.S. District Judge sets out to determine whether Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Anna Forsyth (all nee Duggar) had their privacy rights violated when police records were released in accordance with a Freedom of Information Act request.

More >> Duggar Family Returns To Court



British police said they had arrested a seventh suspect in connection to the bombing of London's Parsons Green underground station that left some 29 people injured.

More >> Parsons Green bomb suspect's foster parents to keep caring for kids Newburgh Gazette 



Imagine being denied work — not because of your qualifications or work history, but because a drug test required for employment comes back positive for a drug you never used. Now imagine learning that the test result could have been influenced by the color and texture of your hair.

More >> Hair drug testing is not accurate, we shouldn't rely on it



LARGO — It was sweltering in the bedroom of the Largo mobile home the day a child welfare case manager visited in July.

Yet she left 8-month-old William Hendrickson IV there with no air-conditioning and in the care of an erratic father who had been refusing to take his medication, a newly released state investigation found.

More >> State investigation cites multiple failures in death of Largo child



More than a quarter of adoptive families are in crisis, according to a survey by the BBC and Adoption UK.

More than half of those surveyed reported living with a child who was violent, including being punched, kicked or threatened with knives.

More >> Over a quarter of adoptive families in crisis, survey shows








Monday, September 25, 2017

Who Is Most Likely To Abduct Children - LK Report for 9/25/17

The Indian Baby Market

The 29-year-old woman from Worli, who was arrested for buying a newborn for Rs20,000 with an intention to sell the child to an NRI couple, may have been running a racket for the past six months.

More >> Here’s how a Mumbai woman sold infants to childless NRI couples for 6 months



The mentality you are up against 

Note: I am posting the following article for educational purposes.  Although you may or may not agree with the opinions expressed here, there are a number of important factors to consider if you really want to fix this mess.

If there was any kind of silver lining to be had from Jerry Sandusky’s yearslong criminal spree of child molestation and the see-no-evil enablers who looked the other way is that it increased awareness of child abuse, an abomination that has too often been swept under the rug.







The kids are getting sick of it too

By the time AI's troubled mother was ready to "surrender" to authorities, her children were starving, covered in bruises and lice, and the house was full of rotten food and maggots.

But when AI was taken into care, they received little explanation about what was happening, and the separation from their family was a further stress.

More >> Children speak out on NT care system



Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger

A higher number of children are abducted by family members than previously thought, a recent study suggests. Mothers and female relatives are most often the perpetrators.

The issue: Children are abducted every day in the United States, often by a parent or family member. But limited academic research or data exists.

More >> Mothers, female relatives are most likely to abduct children




LAS VEGAS — A Clark County program that provides attorneys to foster children in civil cases involving abuse or neglect is set to get an additional infusion of money, the Las Vegas Sun reported.



















Sunday, September 24, 2017

Did we really foster a bomber? - LK Report for 9/24/17

Did we really foster a bomber?


The foster parents of the prime suspect in the Parsons Green terror attack have been left shell-shocked by the ordeal, their son has said.

Spencer Jones said the home of mother Penny, 71, and father Ron Jones, 88, in Sunbury, which has been inspected by forensic officers for the last week, is a “place of love and tolerance”.

The couple, awarded MBEs for services to children and families, have fostered almost 300 children together.

More >> Parsons Green suspect’s foster parents shell-shocked by ordeal, says son



Pennsylvania CPS Agents Want More Money

HARRISBURG — Some of the people hired to help families in crisis in Pennsylvania need government assistance themselves to buy groceries.

That’s one of the shocking revelations in a scathing report issued earlier this month by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale after a six-month review of the state’s system of child protection.

As Pennsylvania policymakers struggle to figure out how to fix a child protection system the auditor general describes as “broken,” almost everyone agrees that one nettlesome aspect of the problem is keeping caseworkers on the job.

More >> Low pay, stress hamper child protection in Pa.



Housing foster kids in offices

Over the past year, children in the state’s foster care system have had to spend the night in contractors’ offices more than 100 times. The Kansas Department for Children and Families works with Saint Francis Community Services and KVC Health Systems to administer the foster care system, and these contractors recently informed the Child Welfare Task Force about the number of overnight stays. According to Rachel Marsh, the director of public policy at Saint Francis, “It is actually an office because we don’t want to normalize this in any way. So they would end up on a couch or a makeshift bed.” But when something is happening this often, hasn’t it already been normalized?

More >> Editorial: Kids shouldn’t have to sleep in offices


Seperating Siblings

Post had to tell her foster daughter something painful. The Department of Children and Families had arrived at the house earlier that day. A caseworker took the girl's two younger siblings.

“I had to tell her that (her siblings) weren’t here anymore. ... This poor little girl — mind you, still in counseling — had a meltdown,” Post said.

The child cried all afternoon, Post said.

More >> Foster mother describes how DCF uproots kids


Michigan LGBT's want your kids too

Lansing, Mich., Sep 24, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith-based adoption agencies won't be able to adhere to their religious mission in Michigan if a lawsuit challenging state law succeeds, critics say.

“This suit challenging Michigan's law is mean-spirited, divisive and intolerant,” the Michigan Catholic Conference said Sept. 20.

More >> Michigan lawsuit could imperil religious adoption agencies


North Carolina is failing to protect abused and neglected children

Twice in the weeks before Bryan Nathaniel Mathews died, someone tried to warn child protective services.

The mobile home in Fayetteville where the infant lived with his two young brothers was filthy and unsafe, according to whoever reported the family to the Department of Social Services. The source also said the children’s parents weren’t supervising them.

Little was done.

More >> Deaths point to crisis in NC’s child welfare system


A Young Foster Molester


Felony charges were filed this week against a man accused of sexually assaulting a foster child that was being cared for at a Hudson home.

St. Croix County prosecutors charged 21-year-old Desmond M. LaPean with one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under 12 and repeated sexual assault. St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell ordered the Minneapolis resident held on $50,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Monday, Sept. 18.

More >> Former Hudson man accused of raping child


Where did she go?

SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Suisun City police asked for the public's help Sunday in locating a 13-year-old girl who went missing Saturday night from a group home. Samantha Martinez was reported missing at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and as of Sunday morning, her whereabouts remained unknown, according to Suisun City police.

More >> Girl, 13, Missing From Suisun City Group Home: Police


Another sad and pathetic failure thanks to the Kansas Child Protective Industry


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of Adrian Jones has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Kansas, the state's Department for Children and Families and several others, court documents confirmed Thursday morning.

More >> Family of boy fed to pigs files lawsuit against Kansas Department of Children and Families

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Don't bite the foster kid!!! - LK Report for 9/23/17


CHEYENNE – A local man was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage foster child.


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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A critic of Montana’s child protection agency is charged with using Facebook to stalk one of its caseworkers in violation of a restraining order.


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Bennington police say a foster mom bit her 9-year-old foster child.

Anna Livingston is now charged with domestic assault and cruelty to a child under 10.

More >> Foster mom accused of biting foster kid

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Suppose, hypothetically, you could gather in one room 333 former foster children. Now, suppose you asked how many of them had been abused while in foster care. Does anyone seriously believe that only one of those 333 former foster children would raise her or his hand?

More >> Abuse in Foster Care: Research vs. the Child Welfare System’s Alternative Facts

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(CNN) -- The Michigan ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of two same-sex couples who allege discrimination when they sought to foster and adopt children.

More >> Michigan ACLU alleges state bias against same-sex foster, adoptive couples


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The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that same-sex couples have the same parental rights as parents in opposite-sex relationships — including financial support and child custody.


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EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. –  Prosecutors say no charges will be filed in the drowning death of a Vermont toddler who was in foster care.

More >> No charges filed in drowning death of toddler in foster care

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A couple is suing several members of the sheriff's department, the Board of Supervisors and Arizona Department of Child Safety employees claiming that their two sons were temporarily removed from their home because the parents refused to cooperate in a criminal investigation into break-ins and illegal parties.

More >> Parents sue DCS, sheriff's department over removal of sons in party probe

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A state-funded group home that is supposed to help South Florida children with disabilities has racked up a history of complaints including child abuse and neglect, police and state records show.

More >> Children with disabilities abused at group home, complaints allege

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Kansas Department for Children and Families secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the state agency tasked with overseeing the child welfare system is trying to increase the number of foster parents it has to take care of kids. Some children have had to stay overnight in foster care contractors’ offices while they wait for a home. (December 2015 file photograph/The Capital-Journal)

More >> Data confirms Kansas foster kids staying overnight in contractors’ offices


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A MAN accused of raping young foster children in his mother's care is facing dozens of additional charges, with police now interviewing four children under the age of 10 in an unfolding scandal.

More >> Man accused of raping foster children faces more charges

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jonneshia Lewis Story

I am posting this story at the request of the mother.


My name is Jonneshia Doss. Recently a CPS Worker Niema Harvey lied under oath and on a petition because I exercised my 4th and 14th amendment rights.  She came out for the first time on 9-7-16 about allegations of Physical Neglect and Threatened Harm of Charity (my now 13 year old). I explained all this to her:

On July 18, 2015, the last time Charity ran away, she alleged I beat her, tied her up in the basement, and allowed my niece to beat her. (Unknown to me until recently obtaining my cps records) CPS did substantiate the claims but continued to leave her there. Jasmine Royster (CPS) and her supervisor Ms. K. Hall suggested the guardianship since Charity said she didn't want to live with me and wanted to live with her grandparents, so that the other children would not be in harms way. She even wrote letters to her counselor asking to be taken but asking that her siblings stay home.

 In August 2015, the guardianship was granted and Charity and I both asked for no contact with each other at the hearing so that was it. As I spoke with my mother, Charity had ran away from her house, stealing from the Kmart, getting suspended, truant from home, had and cut off numerous tethers, stole my mother's car and crashed it and costed my mother thousands of dollars she didn't have. She also had a probation officer due to her behaviors. 
On December 9th I was arrested on a warrant stemming from her July 18, 2015 allegations. Child Abuse 3, Felonious Assault, and Unlawful Imprisonment, which were dismissed on January 5, 2017. Niema put in the petition I was arrested and charged with these felonies in 2012 and that I had 9 substantiated cases, which also were lies.

My mother filed the petition to terminate the guardianship but was not ordered until October of 2016. When CPS tried to force her on me I did say no because she had put me and my other children at risk. Every time she ran away CPS came out and her behavior at school was also uncontrollable. I had not abandoned her or had any contact with her since August 2015. It had not been 28 or 91 days so I shouldn't have been accused of Physical Neglect.
 I let Niema see my children at the door and that wasn't good enough. She accused me of Educational Neglect because my children were fighting and getting bullied at their DPS school, so I decided to try and homeschool, which is my right as well. I have had interactions with CPS, but I was finally doing good with no CPS intervention until this happened.

When my rights were terminated to Charity it was 11-9-16 and not in September like the petition says. She never met my husband and testified to not having any contact information for him, but she put in the petition he prevented her from seeing the children as well. It has been over 30 days since they were removed.

 I have court ordered visitation but are only allowed one 2 hour visit a week. Also she called the police to my home November 23, 2016 claiming she was doing a 30 day update but, without a warrant, they couldn't force me to let her in either. I was never notified in writing that a case was being opened from September.

No one has talked to the children until almost 30 days after they were even taken, but it was necessary to lie in court to get them removed. 

December 9, 2016 as I was being arrested and handcuffed on the warrant, Niema Harvey and 2 other workers who did not identify themselves, walked around my home, in my bedroom, kitchen, upstairs, and all over my house without permission.

 They had a removal order but nothing saying it was ok to search my home. I was informed by Niema that I had a pretrial hearing at 1:30 that afternoon but she would ask for an adjournment. She did not notify the court or my attorney that I was arrested, so they had court without me or my husband. Also, my husband was not notified by mail of any court dates or investigations since the beginning of all this. 

She stated in the petition that we resided together, so why no notice by mail? No one is doing anything about this. I have made her supervisor aware N. Reeder CPS supervisor section manager T. McDougal, Adam Baker District Manager, Michael Greening Office of the Family Advocate, and The Office of the Children's Ombudsman and no one is responding to my emails or addressing returning my children with all the evidence I have of her numerous lies and that my children were not abused or neglected. I have proof that during a March 22, 2017 FTM it was told to me and my husband all this is because I wanted a warrant for her to search my home. Our home is suitable, are income was suitable, and my children were attending school online and thru curriculum I bought for them.

My children are 11, 10, 8, 6, and 3. My children want to speak to someone about this because they are suffering from separation anxiety and all of them want to come home. DHHS Foster Care Worker Iris Bond of North Central District is only offering 2 hour a week visits with my 6, 9, and 11 year olds. 

We can't even get proper notice of hearings or anything. When the children were removed, I was texted at 10:05 a.m. December 5th that court was at 1:30 p.m. that same day. Please help us get our wrongfully removed children back home. These workers should not have qualified immunity for lying on court reports and petitions, to break up homes. I have also contacted State Reps, and State and Federal government officials. My son Josiah Lewis was found wandering after being removed from me but I found thru Facebook and not DHHS. Because I keep addressing the rights and policies violated, this agency is not following visitation court orders, Michigan Legislation concerning removals, adjudication hearings, documentation, expungement requests, refusing to amend an inaccurate petition or cps record, and a list of other laws. I don't have money for decent representation so my children have been in care 8 months without being adjudicated and at the trial phase because I wasn't notified of my right to a judge instead of a biased referee who doesn't follow court rules. My family's life has been shattered and torn apart because of a worker's lies. If anyone would read her cps report, it exonerates me and tells of her judge shopping to get my family torn apart.

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From jonneshia lewis 








Good Evening,

Today JD did not get to the visit until 5:25. DD didn't get to the visit until 6:15. The visit is scheduled to start at 5pm and end at 7pm. We arrived and signed in at 5:09pm due to our bus being an hour late. But we texted a message letting iris bond know we were going to be late. 

We end the visits at around 6:50, so how is that fair to me or my children? Jeremiah Doss was musty yet againSo many visits haven't been made up as it is. How long will our rights continue to be violated?  The MDHHS is not considering our children's best interest.

Jonneshia Doss

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Cary Flagg 






                I am sending this letter to you concerning the poor choices being made by the State in the matter of the Lewis Case. I have followed this case for well over a year now and have read the case history and reports and find it absolutely troubling that the department would waste resources on such a matter. There have been no findings of abuse or neglect, yet the department continues to interfere with the upbringing and parenting of these children, which is protect by the constitution and the supreme court has even ruled in favor of parents in such matters.

                Furthermore, the petition you originally filed is inaccurate and even your workers admitted to such during a FTM in which the inaccuracies were supposed to be corrected but thus far have not been. Also, the way in which the mother was originally notified about her first court hearing violates due process set forth and creates a notice defect. Text messaging a parent just hours before a court hearing is not an appropriate notification. Please check your Michigan Court Rules on how this is to be proply done.

                Finally, taking into consideration the most recent events with the children I would like to point out that taking away visits as a punishment to the child is not an option. This could be looked at as emotional abuse by the department and its workers.  You have no finding of abuse or neglect and have admitted that the family is well bonded yet you're unable to admit to your own mistakes and correct them moving forward. You have taken children from a loving protective home to place them apart from one another. You have failed at providing counseling in a timely manner. You have not followed through with medical or doctor visits nor have you worked with the parents and taken any of their thoughts into consideration on services for the children even when they still have legal rights to be informed and to make decisions.

Kindest Regards,

Cary Flagg
President, Families Civil Liberties Union of Michigan


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jonneshia lewis 





What happened to placement in close proximity to the child's home? What happened to a home like setting? What happened to siblings being placed together? All five of my children are separated. One is in Pontiac, one is in Flint, one is in Vista Maria, and two are God knows where! They are not following MDHHS Foster Care Policy Manual about placement. My children's rights are being violated and they need help!  
Because they are placed so far away they use this as an excuse for my children to be late to visits or not show up at visits at all. My 6 year old missed a visit 2 hour visit on Tuesday of last week and 45 minutes on Wednesday of last week that has not yet been rescheduled or made up. This is also a form of Parental Alienation.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <jdace@homes4blackchildren.org>
Date: Sep 11, 2017 11:26 AM
Subject: Jeremiah Doss Josiah Lewis move
To: "jonneshia lewis" <jonneshialewis1978@gmail.com>, "Deonte Lewis" <mrdlewis1993@hotmail.com>
Cc: "Angela Barney" <abarney@homes4blackchildren.org>

Good Morning,

Ms. Doss and Mr. Lewis 

This a follow up to the message I left on Ms. Doss phone (***)***-**** on 09/11/2017 at 11:15 am.
This is to notify you that on 09/07/2017 Jeremiah Doss and Josiah Lewis were moved to new placements.
Jeremiah was moved to Whaley Children's Center located at 1201 N. Grand Traverse St.
                                                                                       Flint, MI 48503
                                                                                       810-234-3603
He resides on the Mott unit.

Whaley has been given all your contact information so that Jeremiah can call you.
Josiah was placed in another Homes for Black Children licensed foster home.
I have sent you a letter with this information along with documents requesting any information regarding any relative(s) who may be willing to care for Jeremiah and/or Josiah.  

Joyce Dace
Foster Care Specialist
Homes for Black Children
jdacehomes4blackchildren.org
(313) 961-4777 ext 136
Fax (313) 964-3733

From <https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15e7224a901435de>

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jonneshia lewis 







---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "jonneshia lewis" <jonneshialewis1978@gmail.com>
Date: Jul 3, 2017 3:06 PM


Subject: Fwd: My son wandered off and ended up on Facebook and the news. And I don't get a call from the state or my mother.

To: <seekingjusticebp@gmail.com>
Cc: 


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "jonneshia lewis" <jonneshialewis1978@gmail.com>
Date: May 8, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: My son wandered off and ended up on Facebook and the news. And I don't get a call.

MY SON WAS REMOVED FROM ME BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL HARM AND NEGLECT AND THIS NEVER HAPPENED WHILE HE WAS HOME! WHY HAVEN'T ANY OF YOU SO CALLED PROTECTIVE SERVICE AGENCY PEOPLE PROTECTED HIM OR JEREMIAH FROM THE CLEAR NEGLECT GOING ON IN THIS HOME!

 I SWEAR TO GOD, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO MY CHILDREN, BECAUSE THAT IGNORANT LYING WORKER AND ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED, TO HAVE MY CHILDREN REMOVED AFTER GOING TO DIFFERENT REFEREES OVER BEING TOLD NO BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T COME IN, NONE OF YOU WILL HAVE JOBS. 

WHY DIDNT ANYONE CALL ME OR HIS FATHER ABOUT THIS? JUST LIKE GIVING PERMISSION TO THE SAME WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, PERMISSION TO TAKE OUR KIDS OUT OF TOWN, AFTER WE SAID NO. AND FOUND OUT SHE LEFT OUR 8 YEAR OLD HERE WIH HER INVALID HUSBAND WHO JUST GOT OUT OF REHAB AND CANT CARE FOR HIMSELF. YOU ALL ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB OF PROTECTING ALREADY SAFE AT HOME CHILDREN.










Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Life Plus 20 Years - LK Report for 9/20/17

Here are today's headlines.  
Check back later.  You never know when I might update this post.

TEENAGERS are the overlooked and vulnerable in Central Queensland's foster care system, according to AnglicareCQ.


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PONTIAC — The life sentence of a foster mother convicted of murder was reduced to 38 years Tuesday after a judge issued a new sentence in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl placed in the woman's care.


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TULSA, Oklahoma - A former Green Country foster care worker is heading to prison.

Timothy Cheatwood pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, as well as making and distributing child pornography involving that child.



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MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - A 69-year-old Muskegon area man is accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled foster care resident at his home.


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Kansas Department for Children and Families secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the state agency tasked with overseeing the child welfare system is trying to increase the number of foster parents it has to take care of kids. Some children have had to stay overnight in foster care contractors’ offices while they wait for a home.


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It’s been six years since Vanessa took in her brother’s grandchildren, but it is only in the last couple of weeks, with their start at a new school — Immaculate Conception in Astoria — that she knows “everything will be all right.” Thanks to a scholarship from the Children’s Scholarship Fund, they are finally in a “quiet” and “loving” school.


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GOLDEN, COLO. - A grand jury has returned a 22-count indictment against Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Department of Human Services caseworker accused of falsifying information.

More >> Former JeffCo caseworker tasked with investigating child abuse accused of falsying information



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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis couple says they are trying to give a 6-year-old girl a better life, but tribal law is preventing that from happening.

More >> ‘She’s Our Daughter’: Couple Blocked From Adopting Girl Fights For Parental Rights

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Trent Thorburn is seeking to be released on bail as he appeals his four-year sentence for incest and perjury relating to his foster sister Tiahleigh Palmer.

Thorburn has been in custody since he was charged in September 2016 with having sex with the 12-year-old in the days before her death.

More >> Incest foster brother Trent Thorburn wants bail as he appeals sentence


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Foster carers Penelope and Ronald Jones, aged 71 and 88 respectively, found themselves thrust into the national spotlight when counter-terrorism police raided their terraced home in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, following the arrest of an 18-year-old at Dover on Saturday in connection with the Parsons Green bombing.

More >> 'Beautiful people': the foster carers raided by counter-terrorism police


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A Sacramento agency running one of the few remaining foster care shelters in California has violated health and safety laws and the personal rights of children more than 120 times in recent years — a number matched only by state-licensed facilities that have been shut down or placed on probation.

More >> Numerous violations cited at Sacramento foster care shelter campus

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A former Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services caseworker who claims she was fired for seeking medical leave actually was terminated because she approved of allowing a teenager accused of sexually abusing a neighborhood child to baby-sit his siblings, the county says in court records.

More >> County says CYS caseworker was fired for neglect of duty

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Juggalo's, London Bombers and Child Protective Services - LK Report for 9/17/17

Here are today's headlines.  
Check back later.  You never know when I might update this post.

The broken-hearted stood up to give witness in Clinton, Iowa on October 8, 2016. After campaigning political candidates finished, families took the microphone. A soft-spoken, middle-aged woman went first.


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Young Indian couples travelling to the United States on short to mid-term job assignments are increasingly facing the menace of child confiscation by the country’s child protection agencies, who wrongly accuse them of abuse. The “child abuse” is determined using the controversial Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) indicator, the veracity of which is contested.


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The report noted that only four states — Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Utah — considered Juggalos to be a gang and later versions of the Gang Threat Assessment dropped any mention of them altogether. But Juggalo nation has been in a legal battle to clear their members' names ever since, saying people have lost jobs, been harassed by police and even been impacted in child custody battles because of the label.

More >> Thousands of Juggalos expected to march on Washington on Saturday

Other Juggalos (and Juggalettes, as their female members are known) told stories of losing jobs, of being stopped by police, of being threatened with having their children taken away, all because of their musical preferences and face-painting.


More >> Juggalos in Washington: Don't call us a gang

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LANSING, MI - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services could not take gun ownership into account when placing foster and adoptive children under a bill introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague.


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A TEEN suspected of being the Parsons Green bucket bomber is thought to be a refugee fostered by an elderly couple who were honoured by the Queen.

The 18-year-old - the youngest to be arrested over a terror attack in the UK - is being quizzed by cops after he was seized in Dover on Saturday.

More >> FOSTER KID 'IS BUCKET BOMBER’Parsons Green terror suspect, 18, revealed as ‘refugee taken in by MBE foster couple’ – as neighbours claim ‘problematic’ teen was arrested TWO WEEKS ago


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A new poll by a children’s charity has revealed over 85% of UK adults surveyed show little or no interest in fostering, raising concerns over the future of foster care in the UK.

More >> Shocking survey reveals 'true scale' of foster care crisis

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The 5-year-old daughter of a Coal Township couple was allegedly beaten and bruised while in a Snyder County foster home.

Mary Ruiz said her seven children between the ages of 2 and 17 were removed from their home in April amid allegations she and her husband, Charlly, were using drugs. She said they still don't have custody of their children because Northumberland County Children and Youth officials say they remain "non-compliant."

More >> Mother: Child was beaten in foster care

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CHEYENNE – A local man was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage foster child.

More >> Cheyenne man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing foster child

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A top state administrator is considering a change that would have state employees conduct the screening for prospective foster parents rather than out-source that work.

More >> DHS director reviewing screening process for foster care parents

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MINT HILL, N.C. - Frustrated neighbors are fed up with fights, violent outbursts and daily calls to police about a group home for children.

Mint Hill town leaders are researching what it would take to close it down if things don't change.

More >> Neighbors say group home for children is out of control

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The Arizona Department of Child Services recently updated its policy to clarify that the agency will not issue foster-care licenses to anyone who uses or possesses cannabis, even if legal under the state's medical marijuana laws. This decision is based on an anti-marijuana policy that the agency adopted in 2011, DCS spokesman Darren DaRonco said. DaRonco specified that DCS will not exclude potential foster parents that have been issued medical marijuana cards, but only those that actually use medical cannabis.

More >> Arizona Child Services Prohibits Medical Marijuana Users From Becoming Foster Parents

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