I wish I could sit down and talk with you Donnelly.

I know when you were younger you actually remembered that you were adopted but for some reason you don’t remember now. I am praying that you have visited this site and watched some of the home videos and at least maybe kind of remember. I wish your adopted father would let us at least chat over messenger or text. You have a right to know the truth about what happened and why we lost you.

I AM NOT A CRAZY CRIMINAL like people have portrayed me. I have a criminal record, yes, and on paper it looks bad but I can explain everything. I have a kind heart and a restless soul ever since we lost you and it is very hard to cope sometimes but I am a very reasonable person and I am not dangerous. People who spoke bad of me had an agenda of their own for various reasons which I can explain. I wish my life wasn’t so complicated but like I said, sometimes I just want to crawl in a hole and never come out because it is extremely hard to overcome my record and what has been said about me. It seems like a lost cause to even try to help your family understand who I really am. I was a very attentive, loving, caring, nurturing mother and we didn’t deserve this separation. Not one bit. Please, Jon, please talk to me. I know you are a God-fearing, Jesus believing man, do you think that Jesus would keep a mother from her son if she was begging and pleading regardless of what others have said about her? I believe he would have an open heart yet take some precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. Measures can be taken to assure that no harm comes to Donnelly. We could have a Zoom meeting or something. You and I first, so you can get your own impression of who I am. I am begging you. Donnelly and I both need this desperately. I would have given my life to save Kristin and I told Arron to tell you that. If I could trade my life for hers I would do it in a heartbeat. I am so sorry for your loss.

Please email me and I will give you my phone number. sharonjb@donnellyjustice.com.

CPS KIDNAPS CHILDREN – LITERALLY!

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Hello, how can I help you?”

Caller: “Yes, I want to report child abuse.”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Can I have the name of the child and who is the caretaker?”

Caller: “Joey and his mother is beating him with a broomstick!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “And how do you know this?”

Caller: “I hear the broomstick hit the child!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “So you have not actually witnessed the child being beaten then?”

Caller: “No but I hear him crying!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Ok we will send someone out to check on Joey.”

What the caller does not know is that Joey is only 3 years old and was watching TV when the two dogs started playing and growling at each other playfully. They dogs knocked over the broomstick and it scared Joey. Joey’s mother quickly put the dogs outside and consoled her son. They played This Little Piggy” and soon Joey stopped crying. Joey’s mother put the broom in the closet.

Five days later, Joey’s mother gets a knock on the door. She opens it to two ladies with ID tags around their neck and one police officer. They ask to come in, thinking she could quickly show them everything is fine and they would leave.

The house was clean but a little messy as houses get messy with a three year old and a newborn baby. She asks what this was about. One of the ladies walked around the house and another took Joey into his room, closed the door and interrogated him as to sexual abuse. Joey’s mother objected but the police officer told her she had to let them talk to Joey privately. Joey did not comprehend the nature of the questions and kept shaking his head and shrugging his shoulders. He barely said two words which were the names of their dogs, Mary and Jane, from the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and Jane from the children’s book, Dick and Jane.

The two ladies called their supervisor and told her that Joey indicated that the mother smokes marijuana and that the child may be at risk. Joey’s mother blurted out when she overheard that. Then the ladies were conversing about the mother being delusional and in denial. They were told to drug test the mother with an on-site mouth swab. Joey’s mother complied. After a few moments one of the ladies took the swab from the mother and placed it into a little thin cup. The two ladies eyebrows went up and they began to tell the police officer that they would be removing both children. More phone calls were made to their supervisor and to foster homes. They could not find one close that could accommodate the newborn and Joey and discussed what to do when the Judge asks why the children were not placed together or with family. They opted to keep the children together however, the foster home was 50 miles away.

Joey’s mother is frantic at this point. How could things go so wrong? She does not smoke pot so the test must be wrong. She denies any drug use so they say her kids are at risk of neglect because she won’t acknowledge her “problem”, even Joey told them about “Maryjane”. They tell her to go to court in two days. Joey is crying as they pick him up and put him in their county vehicle. They have to literally rip the newborn from Joey’s mother’s arms and now she is screaming. The police officer tells her to calm down or he will have to take her in on a 5150 charge. Joey screams from the car, “Mommy, don’t let them take me, Mommy, me stay with you!”

There have been parents who experienced something similar and NEVER SAW THEIR CHILDREN AGAIN! TELL ME THIS IS NOT KIDNAPPING!

This is how it happens. First, they come to the door FIVE DAYS after the original incident that the social workers never even mentioned. They come to the door and knock meaning they had no reasonable cause to even come to the door in the first place. They bring the police as an intimidation tactic, he is mostly there to protect the social workers. Joey’s mother should have never let them in. NO WARRANT NO ENTRY. Then they talk to Joey about sexual abuse, that in and of itself is sexual abuse. Then they make her take a mouth swab drug test which are NOT ADMISSIBLE IN COURT and are often WRONG. The only test that is admissible as evidence is a lab confirmed test. Joey’s mother should have refused and offered to go to a collection site for laboratory urine testing however, she did not have to take any test. Then, in the social worker’s report it will claim that they provided REASONABLE EFFORTS to keep the children in the home and obviously that will be a lie. Reasonable efforts is the key to their funding and they never try to keep the family together so they receiving federal funding fraudulently.

This story is not based on anyone I know but you can click on “Families Destroyed – Tell Your Story” at the top of this page and read actual horror stories, there are more stories as comments on past posts.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of thousands of parents whose children were kidnapped by the government. I will post more soon.

Donnelly, I love you so much, please call.

How We Lost our Son, Donnelly Keaton Burns

I have tried to make these videos simple yet, explanatory. I hope they are easy to understand. Donnelly is 13 now and may be wondering about his first family and where did we all go? We are all still here, waiting for him to grow up and ask about us and maybe try to contact us. He has always deserved to know that we did not abandon him, that we still love him with every breath we take.

https://youtu.be/qERFV02m6EU

That is not the end of the story, I am still working on the rest. But you can read the entire story, I will provide the link tomorrow.

Another Year Without My Son

2019 – Another birthday has passed. You are now 12 13 years old (oh my how the years fly by) and oh my goodness, you must not even remember us now. In fact, I am pretty sure you don’t. I think learning of what happened to our family may be a bit overwhelming and I don’t mean to upset your life, however, it is not fair to you that the information you are learning is your birthright and you have every right to know it and I do not think it was right to hide it from you because now it is a shock. Did they think you just would never find out? Maybe but then again they do not know my dedication. I can understand why, your adoptive parents believe I am some kind of derelict drug addict who is absolutely dangerous. This is due to what they have been told by other people. I can’t even say that they never learned the REAL STORY because i sent it to your adoptive mom and dad.
They said in court documents that our story was “heartbreaking, if true”  and never giving any thought to it being true. I am still here for you all you have to do is call, text or email me. 951-484-6812 or donnellyjustice@hotmail.com or sdj4u@yahoo.com. Look me up on Facebook under Sharon Joyce-Burns. Look up your sister, Kayla Joyce, she is now 25 and you can call or text her at 951-295-5326. We have social accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and have more websites other than this one dedicated to you.  We still miss you as much as we did from the day we last saw you. You can even ask Kayla what kind of parent I am and if we deserved to lose you. We love you with all our heart and dream of the day we get to hug you again. Love, Mommy

CPS Toons

Using an app called Toontastic, I created a series called (click this link to watch) CPS School Toon Part 1 of cartoons called CPS School. I used some facts from our case and tried to make it funny. I hope you all enjoy them. I really enjoy making fun of the social workers and show how blatant they are breaking rules and committing crimes.

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The Best Thing You Can Do To Get Your Children Back

WE ALL KNOW that CPS is corrupt as f_ck. We know what they do is illegal and immoral. THEY ALL KNOW this too. Alone, which is what you will be in your fight for your children, there is nothing you can do to change this WHILE YOU HAVE AN OPEN CASE AND WHILE THEY HAVE YOUR CHILDREN. The best thing to do is COOPERATE. After your case is closed, try to find an attorney to sue them or become an advocate.

  1. Social workers get a “high” from “saving” children. They are ADDICTED TO THIS FEELING and we all know what people do to get a fix.
  2. Child “protection” is an INDUSTRY and our children are the commodity. Social workers,  doctors, lawyers, psychologists, nurses, behavioral science workers, counselors, drug programs, drug testing facilities, and more DEPEND on the taking of our children. Of course no one is going to help you.
    1. When parents argue with social workers, when they are shouting to everyone, “Hey this is wrong!”, they will keep you from communicating whatsoever with your children. You are being punished and the last thing they want is the CHILDREN to know that they are being treated wrong because they will become uncooperative and uncontrollable in foster care. All your shouting (figuratively speaking) only causes them a ton of grief. They want their cases to go smoothly. So help you case go smooth and they will be excited to return your children to you.

Everyone read that? HELP YOUR CASE GO SMOOTHLY FOR THEM AND THEY WILL BE EXCITED TO RETURN YOUR CHILDREN. Sometimes I feel I have done parents a disservice by providing all of this information and explain what they do is illegal because that is not actually helping any parent get their child back. For that, I am truly sorry.

This is the best advice I can give to help you get your child back. All these are IMPERATIVE AND ESSENTIAL TO GETTING YOUR CHILDREN BACK.

  1. Never raise your voice to a social worker. Look at her with pity and compassion, she is after all, an addict.
    1. Write down exactly, every detail, the wrongful conduct of the social workers, police officers, counselors, whoever is causing your case  grief,  as a Declaration in Response to the Detention Report, Petition, Jurisdictional Report, Progress Report, whatever document they serve you with and either mail it to the court clerk asking her to pass it along to the Judge and to place it in the court record OR submit your Declaration at the next hearing to the “court” and ask the “Judge” (or Circus Ringleader as I like to call them) to acknowledge it into the official court record. This will be your OBJECTIONS to get on record. When the “Judge” sides with social services and denies you ANYTHING you can appeal the decision and quite possibly be successful as long as you also object in court to anything that is said in court that was not said in whatever report your Declaration was in response to. A key note: EVERYTHING SAID IN THE SOCIAL WORKERS REPORT AND WHAT IS SAID IN COURT BECOMES A “FACT” OF YOUR CASE IF IT HAS NOT BEEN OBJECTED TO AT THE TIME. ONCE THE HEARING IS OVER, YOU CAN NO LONGER OBJECT TO THINGS IN THE PAST. This is a broad general rule that an attorney may be able to overcome with a Memorandum or some similar filing but without a private attorney to do this just keep what I said as the rule.
    2. Bullshit the social workers. You don’t have to admit to lies however, without actually lying yourself you can act like you have some kind of problem. I used to replace their lies and accusations in my head with my problem with THEM and agreed that my family needed all the help we could get. This would always move the social worker to write a report recommending the return of my children and closing the case. This happened several times but my husband’s ex-wife would become aware of the closing of the case via her children who lived with my husband and I (who were never included in our case, gee, I wonder why? We were good enough parents for them but not for MY children??). We participated in their programs and received excellent recommendations as good parents by counselors. We went out of our way to go the extra mile for whatever demands they placed upon us. You don’t have to do that because some people just don’t have the resources to do that. We were fortunate enough to have vehicles and a little bit of money for going out of our way to do whatever.
    3. If you have a problem with something, be nice. My mother always used to say, “Kill them with kindness.” I know this can be very difficult but imperative for your family. I think this is the hardest part of my advice. If the social worker fails to do something, speak to her supervisor and then their supervisor, all the way to the Director themselves. Usually, if you have been a nice little target, your request will be granted if you go about it this way.
    4. Talk to your lawyer as often as you can. Again, be nice. Be sympathetic to their overburdened caseload and offer to do any legwork or research for them. Prepare Declarations to every report and be sure to GET IT NOTARIZED and send it CERTIFIED MAIL to your attorney and another original to the court indicating your case number on it and ask the clerk in the cover letter to submit it to the “Judge” and into the record. After each hearing ASK YOUR ATTORNEY FOR A SIGNED COURT ORDER and the hearing minutes. ALWAYS GET THE COURT REPORTER’S CONTACT INFORMATION AND GET A TRANSCRIPT OF THE HEARING. What  you are doing is getting their lies and perjury noted in the case file just in case they still have it out for you no matter what and/or for appeal and/or to sue them later.
    5. Use technology to audio and/or video record every interaction with the social worker, visits with your children (you will have to hide this because they will stop your visits if they find out). Before the next hearing, upload these files onto your computer and burn a CD. Get a adhesive-backed sleeve for this CD and attach it to an attachment page of your Declaration. Only include relative audio and video to support your objections in your Declaration. DO NOT UPLOAD ANY OF THESE FILES ONTO THE INTERNET, DO NOT MAKE THEM FACEBOOK POSTS OR YOUTUBE VIDEOS not yet anyway.

If I think of anything else I will edit this post. I cannot guarantee this advice to work but it worked for me. Basically it is fighting them but very quietly.

I finally got back into my wordpress account!!

OMG someone totally sabotaged my login including my login for the email address associated with my wordpress account! After begging Microsoft to please somehow verify my identity despite someone changing it all was a chore like no other. So, I’m back on this site now to get into my consulting pay site….So sorry to all that have been unable to get a hold of me.

Message to my Son Donnelly

I’m still here, missing you so much. My heart aches everyday. When I think of the last time you saw me I cry and my heart sinks because you were saying, “Come on Mommy, let’s go Mommy, me go with Mommy, right Mommy?” and you had the saddest look in your eyes when those evil social workers took you away. You must have been so sad everyday, waiting for us to come get you. Oh my god Donnelly, I am so sorry that happened. I’m getting way to choked up right now I will have to finish this later. I love you so much baby, why do they deny you the love from your real parents? Oh, come on, he’s almost 10! Can’t I see him now?

There is so much I want to tell the people who adopted my son but it seems impossible to get this “Christian” couple to give us the opportunity to show them who we really are. First, there was CPS talking crap about us, then there was me, in court, giving her the evil eye. I should have thought about that a little more. I was hoping to scare her off so that Donnelly would be placed with my sister-in-law. Well, it did not scare her off, it made me look like someone she wouldn’t want to know. Backfire. And I am very sorry about that. I was in custody and desperate.

Then for some reason, when we wrote to them and tried to get them to talk to us, they FREAKED out and filed a restraining order and got it so then we would get arrested if we even attempted to contact them.

Then, another desperate act, I wrote to the adoptive father’s brother, (I will call him “A”) in prison because I knew he was going to be released soon and wanted to make sure he was not going to be around my son. Well, he ended up being completely innocent and I began advocating for his release as they decided to keep him an extra year despite the court having granted him special relief from an illegal act on behalf of the court during sentencing. A spent 11 years in prison for something he didn’t do then they kept him an extra year! We became somewhat friends during that year, we set up a phone account so he could call, I wrote to him and to the prison Warden, the State’s Attorney, his lawyer, and served a habeus corpus filing on his behalf. I chatted with his mother (also the adoptive father’s mother) but she didn’t know who I was even though i had given her my full real name. When he was finally released, he decided that the only friends he had were my husband and I and we offered to help him as much as we could if he chose to live in California (he was in Illinois). Well, he moved out here and we did help him like we promised.. We never asked him for anything, We never asked him to do anything or to speak on our behalf. We did offer all our evidence and he did his homework and came to the realization that we were truly innocent and that the whole removal and adoption was completely unnecessary. He voluntarily gave us updates about how our son was being cared for and maybe what school he went to. We never attempted to interfere with their life whatsoever. But still, we are seen as monsters.

All hope was lost when my own BROTHER, Donald P. Joyce, Jr., went to the adoptive mother’s work and said all kinds of things he had no personal knowledge of, that were completely false based on the manipulation by my other brother, David M. Joyce, who I helped as well when he was released from prison (crimes he was 100% guilty of). Now A’s charges and conviction by plea bargain via intimidation and and absolute bias against him, were those of crimes against children. My brother, being the predjudice mother-effer he is, labeled A a “cho-mo” and refused to believe evidence I put in front of his face that A was innocent, A stopped by once in a while and they seemed to get along. They even smoked some weed together. I did not join them. Dave smokes weed every day and lied to a doctor to get a prescription for it simply because he cannot deal with life sober. Now I was caring for my father, now Dave living with us, who also, without asking, lets his girlfriend move in. They are in the living room on a pull out couch and not getting any privacy because I have the second bedroom. Dave decided to take my room by force and came up with crap and stole from my dad by stealing my dad’s ATM card from my wallet, going to the casino and spending $3000, then telling Don that he thought I had a gambling problem and that he should look over my dad’s bank account! I was accused of all kinds of crap. Fine, I am used to that kind of treatment but to go to my son’s adoptive parents and ruin ANY chance for a sliver of hope to see Donnelly before he turns 18 and can’t remember us at all, that was DESPICABLE AND MEAN AND TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR! Don sent me an email basically telling me to straighten up and he would “put in a good word for us”. WTF? This from Don, the REAL cho-mo (he molested two little girls when he was 18 and was babysitting them. This is the REAL reason we moved from NY to CA), and Dave, the REAL drug addict doing drugs with A, not me!

I wish there was a way convince your adoptive parents to give us an opportunity to tell our side and show them the evidence that they themselves can go down to the court and get right out of the file. Our proof is in the court files but completely ignored by everyone. They claim to be “Christians” or believe in Jesus and all the lessons in the Bible that direct them to do unto others and to not judge people and love thy neighbor and forgive people. Even if it is only in their mind, we deserve forgiveness for things they believe we have done. And we are asking for this forgiveness. We have changed our lives, we are going to church and volunteering our time for the parish. We give 10% of our income to the church. We pray everyday. We refrain from doing drugs, we go to AA and NA and we are 100% clean and sober. We beg for your forgiveness and promise that no harm will come to anyone and we will not try to kidnap our own child.

But this won’t do any good. You are afraid that Donnelly will love us more than you and you are being selfish.

So Donnelly, it seems like fate won’t let us see you. I want to just walk right up to your door but I won’t because I do not want you to see me arrested again! Our ONLY hope is that you somehow find this site, dedicated to you, sometime soon and you demand to see us.

Anuual Fatherless Day Rally June 16th

If you are anywhere near the California State Capitol City of Sacramento, show your support and help raise awareness to the most neglected social issues facing the human race – see below:

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Social Worker School

These are funny cartoons that include references to actual cases in Riverside County, CA.

https://goanimate.com/videos/0_DqKIdmqU0U

https://goanimate.com/videos/0hmovhdPFMJI

To The Cop I Called A “Pig” Last Night:

I was at a local bar, ET’s Lounge in Temecula, California, and doing my rap Karaoke and this young guy was with his buddies and they tried to play like they were okies from Oklahoma and acting like they were clueless on technology and Eminem and “smoking the pot”. However, I got to talk to him and somehow got involved in talking about CPS and you know, their B.S. I ended up getting a little irritated with this guy after he said he knew something as a fact and I said, “What are you a cop or something?” and hes said yes. He said a few more things and I said, “You’re a fucking cop, I don’t talk to pigs.” Then I pointed him out to the rest of the bar just so they know he’s a cop. For this, Sir, I apologize. Sincerely. I should never have referred to you as a farm animal. I have friends and relatives that are police officers and it feels like when I called you a pig, I was calling them a pig and for that I am truly ashamed and embarrassed. It was completely out of line dramatic. I will never use that word when addressing an officer of the law ever again. I promise. I should have been more patient with you as you know not what you do. I understand you see the worst in people on a daily basis and it is hard to not form an attitude towards people in general. I am sure you really didn’t mean to say, “Fuck the families, fuck the parents, it SHOULD BE HARDER TO GET YOUR KIDS BACK.” i am quite sure you didn’t mean to say, “Fuck the family, I’m not going to burden aunts and uncles with a kid because his parents got in a fight so I take them directly to the group home.” I’m sure you don’t really do this. If you do, please do some research to see the  outcome of these children and families and don’t be so bias. Imagine its your family, please. I really want you to fully comprehend the way the system is. Why don’t you start with the video below of Molly McGrath on Ted Talks regarding foster care. Then Google “Nancy Schaefer” and “Ted Gunnerson” on Youtube and watch them all the way through. Then, if you still don’t have a clue, there is nothing else I can say, but maybe this will intrigue you and you will research further. But I doubt it, you and your friends are probably trying to decide where you will be from the next time you go out. Have a wonderful day, Sir.

Donnelly is 9 Years Old Today

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNELLY!!! FROM YOUR REAL MOMMY AND DADDY!!!!

We are not REALLY OLD nor are we DEAD. This is what you believe. I wonder how you will feel when you find out that your adoptive parents have KNOWN FOR YEARS EXACTLY WHERE YOUR REAL MOMMY AND DADDY ARE but they simply lie to you either directly or by omission of the truth. They will tell you that they are “protecting” you but from WHAT EXACTLY?

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They will try to tell you that we were drug addicts and criminals, this iS NOT true!!! We are for the most part RESPONSIBLE people. I say this because losing you has taken its toll on us emotionally and that also affects us physically. There is a lack of motivation sometimes when this loss overwhelms us, we do fight with each other a great deal, but not about you, you are the one thing we agree about. Donnelly, you unite your father and I because you were made with all the love in the world that two people could have for each other. We want you to know this on this special day, the day you were born.

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I wish people weren’t so jealous and insecure with themselves so that they go out of their way to hurt other people. This is the main reason our family was ripped apart and why it continues to be ripped apart. People do not understand, they do not sympathize, they harshly judge, and hypocritically I might add! I want the BEST for you and I believe, as well as NORMAL person would, that the BEST thing you could have in your life are your REAL parents, even if only occasionally. I know my brothers went out of their way to ensure that we don’t get to see you any time soon and that they only strengthened the hatred your adoptive mother has for us but I have this hope, still, in my heart and soul that your adoptive parents will come around sooner than later but REALITY is that they are closed-minded and refuse to make their OWN ASSESSMENT. This is very sad for me to think about.

 

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I hope you are having a birthday party, or already had one, like I would do for your birthday. I hope you went somewhere fun, like we would take you for your birthday. I hope you got presents and the one thing you wanted more than anything. Maybe someday that wish will be to meet your real parents.

 

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We love you and miss you with all our hearts and souls. Happy Birthday baby boy! (I’m sobbing now.) xxooxoxoxoxoxoxox Love, Mommy and Daddy

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ATTENTION!! LOS ANGELES VICTIMS OF CPS!

LISTEN UP ALL LOS ANGELES CASES PLEASE CONTACT ME (Rosie)

WALLACE PATE WANTS CONTACT WITH YOU ALL (no one who has filed a lawsuit can come to this movement!) want you to know there is the commission for children and families in Los Angeles. Wallace Pate as well as several others are going there you get 2 minutes and the complaints get investigated YOU MUST have your paper work and Attorney Wallace Pate wants to meet with you to make sure its tidy and what important issues should be brought up its every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month! Lets do this immediately! We need as many at LOS ANGELES COUNTY COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, ROOM 739 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012 MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 10:00 A.M. http://lachildrenscommission.org/agenda.pdf

Senator Ed Ableser CAN Find ANY Reason in ANY Home to Remove EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN! Watch!

PROOF THAT DEPENDENCY COURT IS A CIRCUS

LA DCFS Newsletter

Read the newsletter I have linked above. Note the first page where it states that LA County files over 100,000 Petitions each YEAR! Then, move on to the third page where it describes what the court provides for the children while they are at court. Sounds like a CIRCUS to me! Popcorn, games, representatives from the Wild Animal Zoo bringing animals to the court for the children’s “entertainment” because they usually leave court “in tears”. Well, if they were removing children from really abusive homes, they probably wouldn’t necessarily be in tears! They are in tears because THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM A DECENT HOME AND HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS AND THE COUNTY JUST DENIED THEM TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME!

This crap really pisses me off, they are fake scoundrels who earn a living off the stealing of our children!

I am so sorry everyone…

I am so sorry that we have not approved your comments for a while now. I am going through them and reading, trying to reply to some but I just can’t do it all in one night. I will be working on these a little each day. Again, so sorry for your family going through the horrific experience of “legal kidnapping” by your state and those nasty CPS baby-stealers. Thank you everyone, for visiting our site, learning our story and sharing yours.

To the lawyers who visit our site: THANK YOU!!! If you want to be listed and have a link to your website or if you have any other links that would help our viewers that I could put on our side column, please email me at: billandsharon9@msn.com

Our Family Torn and Terrorized by CPS (Part 6)

I finally completed Part 6 of our story including getting arrested for a possession of stolen property that was not stolen and more falsified hair follicle tests.

Part 7 should be much more exciting as I will explain what happened in Arizona and show how we “stole” our son back from CPS who never has legal custody of our children because they never had any SIGNED COURT ORDERS!

 

Ignore these things that CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE does after all they are not your kids, yet

If I Said I Was Sorry Would I Be Forgiven?

If I dedicated my life to Christ and converted to an acceptable religion, would anyone’s views and opinions of me change? Would I then be “accepted”? I doubt it. You know why? Because I don’t need to do those things to be a good or better person. I am a good decent person who made some poor decisions because I MADE THOSE DECISIONS WITH MY HEART. I am trying to change that but it is hard. To become cold and heartless is not in my nature. To look out for only myself is very difficult. But if I promise to try, will I be given a reprieve? Can I pass go and collect the love from people who now despise me based on lies they were told about me? 951-295-6854 If anyone has anything to say to me please call, ask me anything you want. I am an open book. Oops, that is not a good way to “cover my butt” is it? I am thinking with my heart again.

Sharon you have always been a good person and wonderful mother.

There are times in our lives we must stand for what is right. OUR child was taken for no other reason than my jealous ex-wife telling CPS lies because she is a narcissist, the rest was about funding and social workers who love  playing God and to satisfy their funding demands. The way I see it you have demonstrated tolerance beyond what parents were ever intended to put up with.

You have been asked to never contact your child that you would have given your life for,without question. I know you can show everyone exactly how they manipulated evidence, falsified documents, committed perjury and how everyone in the court is in on it. The judge in our case was well aware that they were using the criminal record of another William Burns and that we did not “kidnap” Donnelly in any way! They stole him from  us, we stole him BACK! They NEVER HAD ANY SIGNED COURT ORDERS, NO SIGNATURE, NO CUSTODY! THEIR “MINUTE ORDERS” WERE NOT VALID! But we took the deal so we could get out of jail as soon as possible. They knew setting our bail at a half a million dollars would make it nearly impossible to fight our case out of jail and it would have taken a year or more to get that case to trial. We took the deal to keep fighting for our son, our LOVE CHILD.  My lawyer offered us a deal if we agreed to say certain things which appeared to be admitting guilt in the court room, he promised that the judge would reinstate reunification. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN! None of this is your fault sweetie, you didn’t DO ANYTHING but stand up for what is right AND JUST which is a whole lot more than I can say for other people. You stood by me during that time and didn’t let me go down alone and I am so proud of you for that! You are my hero too.  To say that we are “kidnappers” is a bunch or horseshit, people should at least talk to us and look at our evidence before passing judgement.

We did everything the court asked. They knew we were not guilty and still took our child. No one has questioned the fact that they only terminated our rights to one child out of 6. Even though we both had other children under 18.  Common sense would tell you if we are not good enough parents for one child how can we be good enough parents for 5 more. I have never been arrested for drugs and yet the attorney for you stated I have a great big drug arrest history. No, never even one time did have drug charges against me.  Everyone that looks at our case cannot understand why this happened to us.

So it is very understandable why you can not give up. That is a very commendable thing you do. Even though all this has happened to us as a family you still continue to fight for as many families as you possibly can. I would not want to be married to anyone less.

Sweetheart you are an angel,

Love Bill

Oh My FREAKING GOD!!!!! Evil SOCIAL WORKERS!!! This is total B.S.

http://medicalkidnap.com/2015/03/20/medical-kidnap-mother-loses-3-children-because-daughter-is-too-short/medicalkidnap

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California Manual of Policies and Procedures for Child Welfare

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Click on the words above to be redirected to the Manual

Here are links to more manual sections:

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Harassment by Cops and CPS Simply for Speaking Out and Posting Abuse of Power

Q & A: Can CPS take my kids if I give one dirty drug test?

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According to this NO! But almost all county social service “child protection” agencies across the country and abroad DO REMOVE CHILDREN BASED ON ONE TEST ALONE. Is it LEGAL? The answer is NO IT IS NOT “LEGAL”. Nowhere in the California Welfare & Institutions Codes does it state that they have authority to take possession of a child based on ONE drug test. Often, CPS will remove your child simply for declining to cooperate, if it comes back “diluted” which only means that there was not enough creatiine in your urine so the test was aborted. So, if a person drinks the recommended 8-10  eight ounce glasses of water a day and goes to test before they have eaten and/or digested any portion of food then most likely the test will be considered a “dilute”. That will prompt CPS to suggest and ultimately state as a fact, that you used and purposely drank an exessive amount of water to “fool” the test. What a bunch of bullcrap that is, especially when you do not know these things before hand! I know, I experienced it.

 A MOUTH SWAB TEST SHOULD NEVER BE USED TO REMOVE YOUR CHILD BECAUSE THESE TESTS ARE INITIAL TESTS AND THEIR PURPOSE IS TO SAVE MONEY ON LABORATORY TESTS AS THEY CAN QUICKLY SHOW THAT THE SUBJECT DOES NOT HAVE ANY DRUGS DETECTABLE IN THEIR SYSTEM. This includes any “on-the-spot” or “on location” tests such as a “dip stick”. A positive test is NEVER positive until confirmed by a scientifically calibrated testing machine in a certified laboratory. BUT DOES ANYONE IN CHILD PROTECTION OR THE JUVENILE DEPENDENCY COURT EVER ACKNOWLEDGE THESE BASIC DRUG TESTING PRINCIPLES AND REGULATIONS? NO THEY DO NOT. Want to know WHY? Because the “lawyers” for the parents and children DO NOT OBJECT, DO NOT CHALLENGE AND DO NOT CARE about children and families.

TO THE DEFENSE PANEL LAME-O ATTORNEYS: STAND UP FOR WHAT KNOW IS RIGHT, NOT WHAT YOUR HAVE “BOUGHT-IN” TO! DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY ARE, NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING?  YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF LAZY SOCIOPATHIC SADISTIC SORCERERS SEIZING YOUNGSTERS FOR SELFISH SECURITY 

Often social workers will use mouth swab preliminary drug test kits and they are told to use them as evidence to remove children. They KNOW that they can and will get away with it because they KNOW the parent’s lawyers will NOT object to their use nor will they challenge ANY DRUG TEST WHATSOEVER. 

In our second case, I declined to participate in their drug testing as they faked the results more often than not. Twice they tried to “prove” to me that they do not fake tests and came up with two negative hair follicle tests but it is so obvious how they cut-and-pasted the real test document onto their THIRD PARTY COHORT (CDT iNC.) LETTERHEAD like they do for the fake ones. Near the end of our first CPS case, I did not even show up at the collection site to give a hair sample and they still came up with a positive hair follicle test! You can tell how fake this test is by the fact that it does not claim to be positive for amphetamines. It is IMPOSSIBLE for hair to be positive for only methamphetamines because when you consume methamphetamines, it quickly converts to amphetamine metabolites as that is the main ingredient of methamphetamines. Can’t make meth without  ephedrine which is what? An amphetamine! Many clinical and case studies have been conducted on this issue and the research documentation available online. If the “lawyers” were actually on your side, they would contest, object and motion to dismiss based on the falsification of documents that CPS social workers commonly submit to the COURT. That, in and of itself, is a FELONY in California!

Both offering and preparing false evidence are obstruction of justice crimes in California. Penal Code 132 PC makes it a felony to knowingly present false written evidence in pretty much any kind of legal proceeding.1 Similarly, Penal Code 134 PC makes it a crime to prepare any false evidence with the intent to use it in a legal proceeding (even if, for whatever reason, the false evidence never actually gets presented in court).2

Penalties

Offering or preparing false evidence under Penal Code 132 PC or Penal Code 134 PC is a California felony.4 This means that it is possible to be sentenced to as much as three (3) years in California state prison if you are convicted.5

California Penal Code Section 115 PC: Filing A False Document

1. Definition and Elements of the Crime

Filing a False Document under California Penal Code Section 115 PC makes it a felony to file any forged or false document with a public office.

The statute requires a prosecutor to prove the following elements:

  1. A defendant provided a document for filing, recording or registration with any public office in California
  2. The defendant knew that the document was false or a forgery when he or she filed it AND
  3. The document was one that, if genuine, could be legally filed.

The term “document” has been interpreted broadly by courts and prosecutors. The statute is most frequently used to prosecute the filing of false property deeds in connection with real estate fraud schemes. However, Filing a False Document charges can involve almost any document that can be legally filed in a public office, including bail bonds, probation work referrals, and even fishing records.

2. Examples

Looking to make some quick money, a man forges a copy of a property transfer deed indicating that he purchased a home from his mother and he is now the lawful owner. The man files this forged property deed with the county recorder’s office and then takes out substantial loans against the property. Not only is the man guilty of mortgage fraud, he would also be criminally liable for Filing a False or Forged Document and could be prosecuted for both offenses.

3. Related Offenses

Filing a False Document under Penal Code Section 115 PC is usually associated with other Theft Crimes andWhite Collar Crimes such as Real Estate Fraud and Mortgage Fraud. In fact, prosecutors may prefer to file charges under Penal Code 115 PC because it is a felony level offense that is easier to prove than some of the more complex fraud charges.

Related charges also include:

  1. Forgery – California Penal Code Section 470 PC
  2. Perjury – California Penal Code Section 118 PC
  3. Grand Theft – California Penal Code Section 487 PC

[Courtesy of http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/california-penal-code-section-115-pc-filing-a-false-document.html]

HERE IS ONE OF EIGHT FALSIFIED “DRUG TEST” DOCUMENTS THE DEPARTMENT CLAIMED WERE RESULTS OF HAIR FOLLICLE TESTS:

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I DESPISE SOCIAL WORKERS AND THEIR COURT COHORTS

I really wish I could help every single person that is experiencing the traumatic and horrific injustices of Child Protective Services. If I was physically capable of helping each and every one of you on a personal level I would, in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I cannot do that. When I do attempt to help someone, their story practically immobilizes me as I know it brings out very real and very emotional memories of my experiences and loss. Please bear with me and keep calling or email me at: selfhelp_donnellyjustice@live.com.

My husband and I read every single heartbreaking story and feel your pain as if it were us. Every detailed story makes me cry, and more so mad at the monsters that go around acting like they are saving children. What a rouse the system is! I have very very strong negative opinions of those people for the following reasons:

[DISCLAIMER: I DO DESPISE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE AGENCIES AND THOSE PEOPLE WHO CALL THEMSELVES SOCIAL WORKERS AS WELL AS THE COURT COHORTS BUT THAT SHOULD NOT BE PERCEIVED AS ANY KIND OF PHYSICAL THREAT AS I CAN REFRAIN FROM ACTING VIOLENT. I DO NOT PROMOTE VIOLENCE AGAINST THESE PEOPLE AND WOULD NOT SUPPORT NOR CONDONE  ANYONE WHO PERPETRATED VIOLENCE OR THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ANY HUMAN BEING.  YOU HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO CHOOSE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT SOCIAL WORKERS AND THEIR COURT COHORTS RATHER THAN FEEL THE WAY I FEEL WITHOUT HESITATION. JUST BECAUSE I  DESPISE THEM DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD DESPISE THEM, IT IS YOUR PERSONAL CHOICE.
  1. I despise social workers and their supervisors for all the extremely vulgar lies that come out of their mouths and/or write in their reports about good, decent parents;

  2.  I despise social workers and their supervisors for every cover-up of their deception;

  3. I despise social workers and their supervisors for every broken promise that they make;

  4. I despise social workers and their supervisors for separating children who are obviously bonded to their parents and siblings;

  5. I despise social workers and their supervisors for placing children with strangers who TRULY ABUSE AND NEGLECT THEM;

  6. I despise social workers and their supervisors for separating siblings;

  7. I despise social workers and their supervisors for not caring about the children or hearing their voices when they speak about NOT being abused and that they are happy and well cared for at home;

  8. I despise social workers and their supervisors for claiming that a child said things about their parent that they did not say;

  9. I despise social workers and their supervisors for threatening or coercing children into claiming that they had been abused;

  10. I despise social workers and their supervisors for performing invasive and very uncomfortable sexual assault examinations on children that they KNOW have not been subjected to any sexual abuse (until they themselves do that with the examination);

  11. I despise social workers and their supervisors for failing to assess family members for placement and/or for claiming to family members that they are not approved despite the assessment department sending them a letter stating that they had been approved;

  12. I despise social workers and their supervisors for administering psychotropic medication to children as young as 12 months old without consulting the parent;

  13. I despise social workers and their supervisors for denying parents knowledge of the administration of drugs and the right to make that medical decision;

  14. I despise social workers and their supervisors for denying the rights of the parents to make any medical decisions, denying their right to know their child’s medical condition

  15. I despise social workers and their supervisors for RE-VACCINATING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN DESPITE HAVING THE CHILD’S VACCINE RECORDS IN THEIR FILES!

  16. I despise social workers and their supervisors for taking custody of children whose parents chose not to subject their child to extremely harmful chemotherapy and radiation for the treatment of cancer and chose a homeopathic approach;

  17. I despise social workers and their supervisors for taking illegal custody of children as a retaliation to good parents for speaking out and warning other parents of this gross injustice;

  18. I despise social workers and their supervisors for not reporting injuries of children in foster care;

  19. I despise social workers and their supervisors for not reporting deaths of children in foster care;

  20. I despise social workers and their supervisors for failing to investigate obvious abuse perpetrated upon children in foster care:

  21. I despise social workers and their supervisors for falsifying evidence and submitting such evidence to the court;

  22. I despise the court for always siding with CPS;

  23. I despise the court for never dismissing a petition due to lack of evidence;

  24.  I despise the court for sustaining every objection of county counsel and overruling any and all objections made by the parents or their counsel;

  25. I despise the court for failing to find CPS in contempt when they do not follow court “orders” but use any and all major or minor deviations of the Welfare & Institutions code by the parents against them;

  26. I despise the court for being so positively bias towards the County and so negatively against the parents;

  27. I despise the court for failing to question anything that the social workers report says or the evidence attached to it;

  28. I despise the court for adopting each recommendation of the Department as it makes its “Findings and Orders”, as they say, “I adopt the recommendations contained on page (blah blah blah) of the (blah blah blah) Report dated (blah blah blah)” rather than make his/her findings based on credible evidence and testimony;

  29. I despise the court for conducting “hearings” in an adversarial manner;

  30. I despise the “Defense Panel” attorneys for failing their clients in every way possible;

  31. I despise the court for failing to clearly state on the record the reasons for finding that the child(ren) come within Welfare & Institutions Code Section 300;

  32. I despise the court and the Defense Panel for failing to question the legitimacy of documents, the validity of the social worker’s testimony, and for failing to allow the parents or other family members to speak in court;

  33. I despise County Counsel for sleeping with the “Judge”;

  34. I despise the Director of Social Services for pushing the Supervisors to remove without offering the family any real services and for claiming that demanding a parent to drug test is considered a “service” and is allowed to be used as a Reasonable Effort to allow the children to remain at home;

  35. I despise the way that the county submits Minute Orders to the State of California for qualifying for AFSA and CAPTA despite the fact that the Minute Orders do not accurately reflect the conduct of the hearing;

  36. I despise the “Collaborative Partners” for either 1) Being completely ignorant to what the County is doing to children and families; or 2) Knowing what is going on and contributing to the destruction of the families;

  37. I despise the “headhunters” who are usually nurses or wannabe doctors who will see a situation that they can manipulate and turn into something bad against the parents and completely wrong and untrue, this bothers me so much I have hyperventilated from the stress of hearing the injustice;

  38. I despise the police officers that go to people’s homes and watch their rights be violated and watch children be removed from people that they can clearly see care properly for their children;

  39. I despise anyone who is aware of the injustices and does nothing.

And these are the reasons I can think of off the top of my head! There are many more reasons and they all have to do with specific cases.  I will be listening to someone’s story and they will tell me something that the social worker did or said and I will get all red in the face and just say, “Oh my god, I swear, I despise those people!”

Like I said, I wish I could help every person who visits our site and cries out for help. Reading the comments on ‘Families Destroyed, Tell Your Story” and on other posts literally debilitates me sometimes because I want to write objections for everyone, I want to write and  call social workers, supervisors and the Director himself/herself for each and every one of you but it is physically impossible for me to do so. My husband and I keep talking about funding. We are exploring our options and applying for whatever we can. I want to create an alternative to CPS. I want to have a legal staff, I want to provide seminars and workshops for parents currently in the system. I want to convince everyone who is unaware of what is happening to us that this shit needs to change. Its like when we learned (or maybe just led to believe, I’m not sure) in school about what happened in Germany to the Jews and even non-Jews and thought, “Oh my God, how could that have happened? Why did the people of Germany just sit by and let their government do that?” Well, why are WE, CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, letting this happen to our own families?????

This post, as all posts, is dedicated to our son, Donnelly Keaton Burns, our little baby boy who was stolen by CPS and their court cohorts (with the help of Leslie Ann Logan Burns Hoyle) for adoption incentive funding

HIGHEST PAID “JUDGE” IN CA WORKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICES!!!

CORRECTION: TRANSPARENT CALIFORNIA DOES NOT LIST ANY OTHER JUDGES IN THE STATE AS OF YET. BUT THIS JUDGE IS THE HIGHEST PAID ADMINISTRATIVE/SOCIAL SERVICES JUDGE WITH REGARDS TO THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE. SOME STATE EMPLOYEES/AGENCIES DID NOT PROVIDE TRANSPARENT CALIFORNIA WITH THEIR INFORMATION.

First, take their regular bench pay, add overtime, “other” pay and benefits and you get $230,000 to always rule in favor of CPS. That means: sustain every petition, order the care, custody and control (of every child named in every petition), to the DIRECTOR of Public Social Services by declaring that each and every child named in a petition comes within the court’s jurisdiction, to OVERRULE any and all objections from the parents’ attorney (only the private pay attorneys EVER OBJECT since the “Defense Panel attorneys NEVER OBJECT), and to adopt all findings and orders that the Department includes in their attachment to the report (and rather than adhering to Welfare & Institutions Code regarding the conduct of the “Judge” he/she gets away with simply stating, “I adopt the findings and orders contained on Page [blah blah] of the Detention Report.”  follow the law and regulations that say you SHALL examine the parents and/or any other person with relative information, you SHALL make paternity findings, you SHALL inquire as to the reasonable efforts put forth by the Department), This “Judge” is paid to make sure every child that comes before the court is denied the right to GO HOME.

355.  (a) At the jurisdictional hearing, the court shall first
consider only the question whether the minor is a person described by
Section 300. Any legally admissible evidence that is relevant to the
circumstances or acts that are alleged to bring the minor within the
jurisdiction of the juvenile court is admissible and may be received
in evidence. Proof by a preponderance of evidence must be adduced to
support a finding that the minor is a person described by Section
300. Objections that could have been made to evidence introduced
shall be deemed to have been made by a parent or guardian who is
present at the hearing and unrepresented by counsel, unless the court
finds that the parent or guardian has made a knowing and intelligent
waiver of the right to counsel. Objections that could have been made
to evidence introduced shall be deemed to have been made by an
unrepresented child.
   (b) A social study prepared by the petitioning agency, and hearsay
evidence contained in it, is admissible and constitutes competent
evidence upon which a finding of jurisdiction pursuant to Section 300
may be based, to the extent allowed by subdivisions (c) and (d).
   (1) For purposes of this section, "social study" means any written
report furnished to the juvenile court and to all parties or their
counsel by the county probation or welfare department in any matter
involving the custody, status, or welfare of a minor in a dependency
proceeding pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 300) to
Article 12 (commencing with Section 385), inclusive.
   (2) The preparer of the social study shall be made available for
cross-examination upon a timely request by a party. The court may
deem the preparer available for cross-examination if it determines
that the preparer is on telephone standby and can be present in court
within a reasonable time of the request.
   (3) The court may grant a reasonable continuance not to exceed 10
days upon request by any party if the social study is not provided to
the parties or their counsel within a reasonable time before the
hearing.
   (c) (1) If a party to the jurisdictional hearing raises a timely
objection to the admission of specific hearsay evidence contained in
a social study, the specific hearsay evidence shall not be sufficient
by itself to support a jurisdictional finding or any ultimate fact
upon which a jurisdictional finding is based, unless the petitioner
establishes one or more of the following exceptions:
   (A) The hearsay evidence would be admissible in any civil or
criminal proceeding under any statutory or decisional exception to
the prohibition against hearsay.
   (B) The hearsay declarant is a minor under 12 years of age who is
the subject of the jurisdictional hearing. However, the hearsay
statement of a minor under 12 years of age shall not be admissible if
the objecting party establishes that the statement is unreliable
because it was the product of fraud, deceit, or undue influence.
   (C) The hearsay declarant is a peace officer as defined by Chapter
4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal
Code, a health practitioner described in paragraphs (21) to (28),
inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 11165.7 of the Penal Code, a
social worker licensed pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with
Section 4991) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, or
a teacher who holds a credential pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing
with Section 44200) of Part 25 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the
Education Code. For the purpose of this subdivision, evidence in a
declaration is admissible only to the extent that it would otherwise
be admissible under this section or if the declarant were present and
testifying in court.
   (D) The hearsay declarant is available for cross-examination. For
purposes of this section, the court may deem a witness available for
cross-examination if it determines that the witness is on telephone
standby and can be present in court within a reasonable time of a
request to examine the witness.
   (2) For purposes of this subdivision, an objection is timely if it
identifies with reasonable specificity the disputed hearsay evidence
and it gives the petitioner a reasonable period of time to meet the
objection prior to a contested hearing.
   (d) This section shall not be construed to limit the right of a
party to the jurisdictional hearing to subpoena a witness whose
statement is contained in the social study or to introduce admissible
evidence relevant to the weight of the hearsay evidence or the
credibility of the hearsay declarant.



355.1.  (a) Where the court finds, based upon competent professional
evidence, that an injury, injuries, or detrimental condition
sustained by a minor is of a nature as would ordinarily not be
sustained except as the result of the unreasonable or neglectful acts
or omissions of either parent, the guardian, or other person who has
the care or custody of the minor, that finding shall be prima facie
evidence that the minor is a person described by subdivision (a),
(b), or (d) of Section 300.
   (b) Proof that either parent, the guardian, or other person who
has the care or custody of a minor who is the subject of a petition
filed under Section 300 has physically abused, neglected, or cruelly
treated another minor shall be admissible in evidence.
   (c) The presumption created by subdivision (a) constitutes a
presumption affecting the burden of producing evidence.
56.  After hearing the evidence, the court shall make a finding,
noted in the minutes of the court, whether or not the minor is a
person described by Section 300 and the specific subdivisions of
Section 300 under which the petition is sustained. If it finds that
the minor is not such a person, it shall order that the petition be
dismissed and the minor be discharged from any detention or
restriction theretofore ordered. If the court finds that the minor is
such a person, it shall make and enter its findings and order
accordingly.
358.  (a) After finding that a child is a person described in
Section 300, the court shall hear evidence on the question of the
proper disposition to be made of the child. Prior to making a finding
required by this section, the court may continue the hearing on its
own motion, the motion of the parent or guardian, or the motion of
the child, as follows:
   (1) If the child is detained during the continuance, and the
social worker is not alleging that subdivision (b) of Section 361.5
is applicable, the continuance shall not exceed 10 judicial days. The
court may make an order for detention of the child or for the child'
s release from detention, during the period of continuance, as is
appropriate.
   (2) If the child is not detained during the continuance, the
continuance shall not exceed 30 days after the date of the finding
pursuant to Section 356. However, the court may, for cause, continue
the hearing for an additional 15 days.
   (3) If the social worker is alleging that subdivision (b) of
Section 361.5 is applicable, the court shall continue the proceedings
for a period not to exceed 30 days. The social worker shall notify
each parent of the content of subdivision (b) of Section 361.5 and
shall inform each parent that if the court does not order
reunification a permanency planning hearing will be held, and that
his or her parental rights may be terminated within the timeframes
specified by law.
   (b) Before determining the appropriate disposition, the court
shall receive in evidence the social study of the child made by the
social worker, any study or evaluation made by a child advocate
appointed by the court, and other relevant and material evidence as
may be offered, including, but not limited to, the willingness of the
caregiver to provide legal permanency for the child if reunification
is unsuccessful. In any judgment and order of disposition, the court
shall specifically state that the social study made by the social
worker and the study or evaluation made by the child advocate
appointed by the court, if there be any, has been read and considered
by the court in arriving at its judgment and order of disposition.
Any social study or report submitted to the court by the social
worker shall include the individual child's case plan developed
pursuant to Section 16501.1.
   (c) If the court finds that a child is described by subdivision
(h) of Section 300 or that subdivision (b) of Section 361.5 may be
applicable, the court shall conduct the dispositional proceeding
pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 361.5.


For the complete W&I Codes (California) go to: CA W&I Codes

THIS COURT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, IT IS NOT EVEN LEGAL (LIKE THEY TRY TO MAKE CRIMINAL COURT TO BE). IT IS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, or Civil Law, AS IF FAMILIES ARE A COMMODITY. Here: 

48.  The provisions of Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 469) of
Title 6 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to variance
and amendment of pleadings in civil actions shall apply to petitions
and proceedings under this chapter, to the same extent and with the
same effect as if proceedings under this chapter were civil actions.

This court is not even like FAMILY COURT and orders are NOT SIGNED (at least not back when our case was active in 2007-2012) therefore, actual custody by the Department is NOT LEGAL. For example, in Family Court you get a signed and sealed Order granting or outlining custody and control of the children. Let’s say you file for divorce and custody of the children and after a long or short battle, you are awarded full custody of the children with your ex getting supervised visits every other weekend. So then one day your ex goes to the children’s school and signs them out and takes them home and when you go to pick them up from school they are not there and the office tells you that your ex picked them up (of course you should have provided the school with a copy of the order but let’s say you forgot). Now, you call your ex and say you are coming to get the children and they say, “No, I’m not letting them go.” But you have legal rights to call the police, show them a copy of the signed and court-stamped order and they will assist you in getting your kids back from your ex. But if you don’t have a copy of the order, they will not assist you. Luckily, if the courthouse is open, you can easily go there and get a copy and show it to the police and then they will help you. In Juvenile Court, CPS never gets SIGNED ORDERS but the police will still assist them! To compare further, let’s say that your ex files for divorce and custody of the children. Let’s say he is allowed to rent a courtroom and pay a “Judge” and a bailiff and pay the attorneys including the one that represents YOU (and then frown and be harder on you if you pay for your own attorney). How fair would that be? THIS IS THE WAY JUVENILE DEPENDENCY COURT OPERATES!

IN FACT, ALL STATE COURTS ARE SET UP THIS WAY. THE STATE, I.E. “THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS. JOE AUTOMATICALLY GUILTY”. THE STATE PAYS THE JUDGE’S SALARY AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S SALARY AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S SALARY. NO WONDER THE CONVICTION RATE IS SO HIGH! This was the single biggest mistake in our “justice system”, providing an attorney if you cannot afford one. Private attorneys would have to charge a great deal less for representation but would that be a BAD thing? 

Here is a clip showing the highest paid CA Judge is also a CPS Judge.

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Director of Child Protective Services Tells it Like it IS!

 

WELCOME TO DONNELLYJUSTICE! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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WELCOME TO DONNELLYJUSTICE!

     First of all, we wish this site was not needed, if we could trade it for our son, we would. I am sure most of you would do the same. However, here we are, here you are, and you might need help so help we will if we can.

    For those who are here from a flyer I sent you in the mail, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN!! Be sure to check the side column for VIDEOS that show just how much of a problem Child Protective Services (or whatever they are called in your area) is for hundreds of thousands of families each year. 

    I ASK YOU, do 99 out of 100 children need to suffer to MAYBE save just 1? CHILDREN DIE IN FOSTER CARE, children get molested, raped and tortured in foster care. This is an irrefutable fact. Yes, children die at the hands of their own parents but CPS may take that one child out of a dangerous and abusive situation only to give strangers the opportunity to abuse that child. In more cases than I would like to know about, CPS WORKERS ADOPT CHILDREN AND ABUSE THEM TOO! And they do it in such a sick way, like hanging dead chickens around their necks. One social worker duct taped her almost adopted daughter to a high chair because she threw fits caused by the separation anxiety from being denied seeing her mother, and ultimately fell over in the high chair and hit her head and died. Other people have adopted children then killed them and continued to receive our tax money for years and years since no one checking on those children! I could go on and on. 

   Try Googling and searching on YouTube, “CPS saves children” or “Thank you CPS, you helped our family” and all you will get are negative reviews of CPS and parents across the nation (and the world) complaining about how awful the system treats them and their children. We also get many comments from former foster children who have the most horrific true stories about being abused, molested, raped and some, tortured.  We have a partial list of children who were “protected” to death on the side column if you want to look at that, which also states the cause of death. Blunt head force trauma, strangulation, starvation, drowning, and lack of medical care for pre-existing conditions.

    I believe that every child deserves to retain the right to live with their family regardless. They say that children need a voice and that they can not make choices that are in their best interest but I completely disagree. Educate children about abuse and how they do not deserve it. Teach children that they can talk to someone if they are experiencing excessive discipline or abuse. Children can speak for themselves if we teach them to. If the justice system can prosecute a 9 year old as an adult then their whole theory that they need a voice goes right out the window. Together, we can come up with a better way. But I doubt the child welfare industry will allow that to happen. They make way too much money off this child abuse prevention cash cow.  HHS KEEPS THE SYSTEM FUNDED WITH 25 BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR TO KIDNAP OUR CHILDREN, 

   We could focus dedicated efforts towards teaching people that children are more important than themselves and break the cycle of selfishness, narcissistic personalities, the violent tendencies which are born from how they see themselves. People feel neglected, people feel resentful, people feel that the world owes them for some reason. We need to teach love, care and selflessness. This is a difficult task after teaching children how important they are but there must be a way using some kind of Zen-based ideology or something similar. IF WE CAN CHANGE HOW PEOPLE SEE AND FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES AS WELL AS CARE FOR OTHERS, MAYBE ALL OF SOCIETY WOULD BENEFIT AND IMPROVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. Come on now, if advertising can convince children that they want McDonalds, or that they have to have an Xbox, and we can convince adults that they have to have an Iphone or that ISIS is really a national threat, we can convince people to be nice to each other, don’t you think?

   Please comment with your thoughts and ideas. 

   For those who are currently experiencing the abuses of CPS and the kidnapping of your child, please spend a lot of time here as well as the links we have on the side. Hopefully navigating through our site proves to be useful, insightful and a little hopeful for you.  We welcome all comments and suggestions. TELL YOUR STORY HERE:http://wp.me/P2nMjZ-8H

To find out what happened to us, see the category “Our Story” and “Letters to Donnelly”.

FOR NOW, WATCH THIS VIDEO:

IT IS AN HONOR TO PRESENT MOLLY MCGRATH, A DCF DIRECTOR IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND WHO HAS BEEN BRAVE ENOUGH TO SPEAK THE TRUTH OF OUR CHILD ‘PROTECTIVE’ AND WELFARE SYSTEM. NOTE HOW SHE SAYS, “CHILD WELFARE INDUSTRY”, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I CALL IT!  

 

Confidential Report About Fatalities In LA County

Click on the picture to read the report. NOTE** ON THE FIRST PAGE, SECOND PARAGRAPH OF THIS DOCUMENT IT STATES, “This fact-based analysis presents a unique opportunity to examine the need and possibly for wholesale changes in the way DCFS and the County of Los Angeles carry out the charge of providing services for families and children in crisis. Accordingly, in addition to identifying the RSI (Reoccurring Systemic Issues), this report suggests opportunities for improvement that, if capitalized upon effectively, can lead to positive changes and outcomes for the children and families DCFS serves.” ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY! 

 

http://documents.latimes.com/report-severe-problems-los-angeles-county-department-children-and-family-services/confidential

Child Protective Services aka CPS, Everything you ever wanted to know. The Good, The bad, and The Ugly.

Federal

U.S. federal laws that govern CPS agencies include:

History

In 1690, in what is now the United States, there were criminal court cases involving child abuse.[1] In 1692, states and municipalities identified care for abused and neglected children as the responsibility of local government and private institutions.[2]In 1696, The Kingdom of England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of “charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery.” This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families’ child rearing practices.[3]

In 1825, states enacted laws giving social-welfare agencies the right to remove neglected children from their parents and from the streets. These children were placed in almshouses, in orphanages and with other families. In 1835, the Humane Society founded the National Federation of Child Rescue agencies to investigate child maltreatment. In the late-19th century, private child protection agencies – modeled after existing animal protection organizations – developed to investigate reports of child maltreatment, present cases in court and advocate for child welfare legislation.[4]

In 1853, the Children’s Aid Society was founded in response to the problem of orphaned or abandoned children living in New York.[5] Rather than allow these children to become institutionalized or continue to live on the streets, the children were placed in the first “foster” homes, typically with the intention of helping these families work their farms.[6][7]

In 1874, the first case of child abuse was criminally prosecuted in what has come to be known as the “case of Mary Ellen.” Outrage over this case started an organized effort against child maltreatment[8] In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt convened the White House Conference on Child Dependency, which created a publicly funded volunteer organization to “establish and publicize standards of child care.”[6] By 1926, 18 states had some version of county child welfare boards whose purpose was to coordinate public and private child related work.[7] Issues of abuse and neglect were addressed in the Social Security Act in 1930, which provided funding for intervention for “neglected and dependent children in danger of becoming delinquent.” [8]

In 1912, the federal Children’s Bureau was established to manage federal child welfare efforts, including services related to child maltreatment. In 1958, amendments to the Social Security Act mandated that states fund child protection efforts.[9] In 1962, professional and media interest in child maltreatment was sparked by the publication of C. Henry Kempe and associates’ “The battered child syndrome” in JAMA. By the mid-1960s, in response to public concern that resulted from this article, 49 U.S. states passed child-abuse reporting laws.[10] In 1974, these efforts by the states culminated in the passage of the federal “Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act” (CAPTA; Public Law 93-247) providing federal funding for wide-ranging federal and state child-maltreatment research and services.[11] In 1980, Congress passed the first comprehensive federal child protective services act, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-272), which focused on state economic incentives to substantially decrease the length and number of foster care placements.[12]

Partly funded by the federal government, Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies were first established in response to the 1974CAPTA which mandated that all states establish procedures to investigate suspected incidents of child maltreatment.[13]

In the 1940s and 1950s, due to improved technology in diagnostic radiology, the medical profession began to take notice of what they believed to be intentional injuries.[14] In 1961, C. Henry Kempe began to further research this issue, eventually identifying and coining the term battered child syndrome.[14] At this same time, there were also changing views about the role of the child in society, fueled in part by the civil rights movement.[7]

In 1973, Congress took the first steps toward enacting federal legislature to address the issue of child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act[15] was passed in 1974, which required states “to prevent, identify and treat child abuse and neglect.”[8]

Shortly thereafter, in 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in response to concerns that large numbers of Native American children were being separated from their tribes and placed in foster care.[16] This legislation not only opened the door for consideration of cultural issues while stressing ideas that children should be with their families, leading to the beginnings offamily preservation programs.[17] In 1980, the Adoption Assistance Act[18] was introduced as a way to manage the high numbers of children in placement.[7] Although this legislation addressed some of the complaints from earlier pieces of legislation around ensuring due process for parents, these changes did not alleviate the high numbers of children in placement or continuing delays in permanence.[17] This led to the introduction of the home visitation models, which provided funding to private agencies to provide intensive family preservation services.[7]

In addition to family preservation services, the focus of federal child welfare policy changed to try to address permanence for the large numbers of foster children care.[17] Several pieces of federal legislation attempted to ease the process of adoption including Adoption Assistance Act;[18] the 1988 Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, and Family Services Act; and the 1992 Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption, and Family Services Act.[19] The 1994 Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, which was revised in 1996 to add the Interethnic Placement Provisions, also attempted to promote permanency through adoption, creating regulations that adoptions could not be delayed or denied due to issues of race, color, or national origin of the child or the adoptive parent.[20]

All of these policies led up to the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), much of which guides current practice. Changes in the Adoptions and Safe Families Act showed an interest in both protecting children’s safety and developing permanency.[20]This law requires counties to provide “reasonable efforts” (treatment) to preserve or reunify families, but also shortened time lines required for permanence, leading to termination of parental rights should these efforts fail.[7][20] ASFA introduced the idea of “concurrent planning” which demonstrated attempts to reunify families as the first plan, but to have a back-up plan so as not to delay permanency for children.[21]

Comparison to other similar systems

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a comprehensive child welfare system under which Local Authorities have duties and responsibilities towards children in need in their area. This covers provision of advice and services, accommodation and care of children who become uncared for, and also the capacity to initiate proceedings for the removal of children from their parents care/care proceedings. The criteria for the latter is ‘significant harm’ which covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. In appropriate cases the Care Plan before the Court will be for adoption. The Local Authorities also run adoption services both for children put up for adoption voluntarily and those becoming available for adoption through Court proceedings. The basic legal principle in all public and private proceedings concerning children, under the Children Act 1989, is that the welfare of the child is paramount. In recognition of attachment issues, social work good practice requires a minimal number of moves and the 1989 Children Act enshrines the principle that delay is inimical to a child’s welfare. Care proceedings have a time frame of 40 weeks and concurrent planning is required. The final Care Plan put forward by the Local Authority is required to provide a plan for permanence, whether with parents, family members, long-term foster parents or adopters. Nevertheless, ‘drift’ and multiple placements still occur as many older children are difficult to place or maintain in placements. The role of Independent Visitor, a voluntary post, was created in the United Kingdom under the 1989 Children Act to befriend and assist children and young people in care.

In England, Wales and Scotland, there never has been a statutory obligation to report alleged child abuse to the Police. However both the Children Act 1989 and 2004 makes clear a statutory obligation on all professionals to report suspected child abuse.

The statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 created the role of Local Authority Designated Officer, This officer is responsible for managing allegations of abuse against adults who work with children (Teachers, Social Workers,Church leaders, Youth Workers etc.).

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB’s) are responsible ensuring agencies and professionals,in their area,effectively safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In the event of the death or serious injury of a child, LSCB’s can initiate a ‘Serious Case Review’ aimed at identifying agency failings and improving future practice.

The planned ContactPoint database, under which information on children is shared between professionals, has been halted by the newly elected coalition government (May 2010). The database was aimed at improving information sharing across agencies. Lack of information sharing had been identified as a failing in numerous high profile child death cases. Critics of the scheme claimed it was evidence of a ‘big brother state’ and too expensive to introduce.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 (updated in 2010) and the subsequent ‘The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report’ (Laming, 2009) continue to promote the sharing of data between those working with vulnerable children.[22]

A child in suitable cases can be made a ward of court and no decisions about the child or changes in its life can be made without the leave of the High Court.

In England the Murder of Victoria Climbié was largely responsible for various changes in child protection in England, including the formation of the Every Child Matters programme in 2003. A similar programme – Getting it Right for Every Child – GIRFEC was established in Scotland in 2008.

Canada

In Ontario, services are provided by independent Children’s Aid Societies.[23] The societies receive funding from, and are under the supervision of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.[24] However, they are regarded as a Non-governmental organization (NGO) which allows the CAS a large degree of autonomy from interference or direction in the day to day running of CAS by the Ministry. The Child and Family Services Review Board exists to investigate complaints against CAS and maintains authority to act against the societies.[25]

Costa Rica

The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) is responsible for Child Protection in Costa Rica.[26]

The agency was founded in 1930 by Dr. Luis Felipe Gonzalez Flores, a Costa Rican magnate at the time. It was founded to combat infant mortality, that at the time, was rampant in Costa Rica. The idea was to put infants up for adoption that the mother could not afford to support (abortion is a crime in Costa Rica).[26]

In 1949, after the Costa Rican Civil War, a new constitution was written, it called for the agency to be an autonomous institution in the government, autonomous from any ministry.[26]

Today the focus is on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The agency still favors adoption, since abortion is illegal in Costa Rica.

Effects of early maltreatment on children in child welfare

Children with histories of maltreatment, such as physical and psychological neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, are at risk of developing psychiatric problems.[27][28] Such children are at risk of developing a disorganized attachment.[29][30][31]Disorganized attachment is associated with a number of developmental problems, including dissociative symptoms,[32] as well as depressive, anxiety, and acting-out symptoms.[33][34]

Standards for Reporting

Generally speaking, a report must be made when an individual knows or has reasonable cause to believe or suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect. These standards guide mandatory reporters in deciding whether to make a report to child protective services.[35]

Persons Responsible for the Child

In addition to defining acts or omissions that constitute child abuse or neglect, several states’ statutes provide specific definitions of persons who can get reported to child protective services as perpetrators of abuse or neglect. These are persons who have some relationship or regular responsibility for the child. This generally includes parents, guardians, foster parents, relatives, or legal guardians. Once taken away from home, the stated goal of CPS is to reunite the child with their family. In some cases, due to the nature of abuse children are not able to see or converse with the abusers. If parents fail to complete Court Ordered terms and conditions, the children in care may never return home.[35]

Child Protective Services Statistics

The United States government’s Administration for Children and Families reported that in 2004 approximately 3.5 million children were involved in investigations of alleged abuse or neglect in the US, while an estimated 872,000 children were determined to have been abused or neglected, and an estimated 1,490 children died that year because of abuse or neglect. In 2007, 1,760 children died as the result of child abuse and neglect.[36] Child abuse impacts the most vulnerable populations, with children under age five years accounting for 76% of fatalities.[37] In 2008, 8.3 children per 1000 were victims of child abuse and neglect and 10.2 children per 1000 were in out of home placement.[38]

On September 30, 2010, there were approximately 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. of which 36% percent were ages 5 and under. During that same period, almost 120,000 birth to five year-olds entered foster care and a little under 100,000 exited foster care.[39] U.S. Child Protective Services (CPS) received a little over 2.5 million reports of child maltreatment in 2009 of which 61.9% were assigned to an investigation.[40] Research using national data on recidivism indicates that 22% of children were rereported within a 2-year period and that 7% of these rereports were substantiated.[41]

Child Protective Services Recidivism in the United States

In order to understand CPS recidivism in the U.S., there are several terms that readers must familiarize themselves with. Two often-used terms in CPS recidivism are rereport (also known as rereferral) and recurrence. Either of the two can occur after an initial report of child abuse or neglect called an index report. Although the definition of rereport and recurrence is not consistent, the general difference is that a rereport is a subsequent report of child abuse or neglect after an initial report (also known as an index report) whereas recurrence refers to a confirmed (also known as substantiated) rereport after an initial report of child abuse and neglect. Borrowing from the definition used by Pecora et al. (2000),[42] recidivism is defined as, “Recurring child abuse and neglect, the subsequent or repeated maltreatment of a child after identification to public authorities.” It is important to highlight that this definition is not all-inclusive because it does not include abused children who are not reported to authorities.[42]

Recidivism Statistics

There are three main sources of recidivism data in the U.S.—the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), and the National Incidence Study (NIS)—and they all have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. NCANDS was established in 1974, and it consists of administrative data of all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect investigated by CPS. NSCAW was established in 1996 and is similar to NCANDS in that it only includes reports of child abuse and neglect investigated by CPS, but it adds clinical measures related to child and family well-being that NCANDS is lacking. NIS was established in 1974, and it consists of data collected from CPS as well. However, it attempts to gather a more comprehensive picture of the incidence of child abuse and neglect by collecting data from other reporting sources called community sentinels.[43]

Criticism

Brenda Scott, in her 1994 book Out of Control: Who’s Watching Our Child Protection Agencies, criticizes CPS, stating, “Child Protective Services is out of control. The system, as it operates today, should be scrapped. If children are to be protected in their homes and in the system, radical new guidelines must be adopted. At the core of the problem is the antifamily mindset of CPS. Removal is the first resort, not the last. With insufficient checks and balances, the system that was designed to protect children has become the greatest perpetrator of harm.”[44]

An ongoing case about the Nastić family living in U.S. has received an intervention from the Serbian government. Children were taken away from their parents after their naked photos were found on the father’s computer. Such photos are common in Serbia culture. Furthermore, parents claim that their ethnic and religious rights have been violated – children are not permitted to speak Serbian, nor to meet with their parents for orthodox Christmas. They can meet only mother once a week. Children have suffered psychological traumas due to their separation from parents. Polygraph showed that father did not abuse children. Trial is set for January 26. Psychologists from Serbia stated that few hours of conversation with children are enough to see whether they have been abused. Children were taken from their family 7 months ago. FBI started an investigation against the CPS.[45][46][47]

Senator Nancy Schaefer stated “The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times :as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to :suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!”

The NCCAN report on “Perpetrators of Maltreatment”provides the following figures
Maltreatment per 100,000 US children CPS Parents
Physical Abuse 160 59
Sexual Abuse 112 13
Neglect 410 241
Medical Neglect 14 12
Fatalities 6.4 1.5

Senator Schaefer also stated

  • “that poor parents very often are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;
  • that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;
  • that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while the parents are at work and while their children are separated from them. (some times parents are required to pay for the programs) This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children to their parents;
  • that caseworkers and social workers are very often guilty of fraud. They withhold and destroy evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights unnecessarily. However, when charges are made against Child Protective Services, the charges are ignored;
  • that the separation of families and the “snatching of children” is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having these taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;
  • that Child Protective Services and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid!

There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian ad litems, court personnel, and judges. There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that the social workers are the glue that hold “the system” together that funds the court, funds the court appointed attorneys, and the multiple other jobs including the “system’s” psychiatrists, therapists, their own attorneys and others.

  • that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion first in 1974 by Walter Mondale and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 to $6,000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;
  • State Departments of Human Resources (DHR) and affiliates are given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. For every child DHR and CPS can get adopted, there is the bonus of $4,000 or maybe $6,000. But that is only the beginning figure in the formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the State has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. Therefore States and local communities work hard to reach their goals for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care.
  • that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. There is funding for foster care then when a child is placed with a new family, then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved and so is Medicaid;
  • As you can see this program is ordered from the very top and run by Health and Human Resources. This is why victims of CPS get no help from their legislators. It explains why my bill, SB 415 suffered such defeat in the Judicial Committee, why I was cut off at every juncture. Legislators and Governors must remember who funds their paychecks.
  • that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together or provide effective care;
  • that the incentive for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared and who in protective services will step up to the plate and say, “This must end! No one, because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Just look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer;
  • that the “Policy Manuel” is considered “the last word” for CPS/DFCS. However, it is too long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;
  • that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there might be a greater need for protective services, but today children are not safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care;
  • It is a known fact that children are in much more danger in foster care than they are in their own home even though home may not be perfect.
  • that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no option, will divorce and then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do anything to get their children home with them. However, when the parents cooperate with Child Protective Services, their behavior is interpreted as guilt when nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are often treated as criminals without access to visit or even see their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life out of them;
  • that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not stress that a foster parent is there temporarily to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many foster parents today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights as a means to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child placed in their care from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system. Recently in Atlanta, a young couple learning to be new parents and loving it, were told that because of an anonymous complaint, their daughter would be taken into custody by the State DFCS. The couple was devastated and then was required by DFCS to take parenting classes, alcohol counseling and psychological evaluations if they wanted to get their child back. All of the courses cost money for which most parents are required to pay. While in their anxiety and turmoil to get their child home, the baby was left for hours in a car to die in the heat in her car seat by a foster parent who forgot about the child. This should never have happened. It is tragic. In many cases after the parents have jumped through all the hoops, they still do not get their child. As long as the child is not returned, there is money for the agency, for foster parents, for adoptive parents, and for the State.
  • that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims, parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services.
  • that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia and from other states trying to get custody of their grandchildren. CPS claims relatives are contacted, but there are many many cases that prove differently. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to their heirs.
  • that The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!
  • That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.” [48]

Texas

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services had itself been an object of reports of unusual numbers of poisonings, death, rapes and pregnancies of children under its care since 2004. The Texas Family and Protective Services Crisis Management Team was created by executive order after the critical report Forgotten Children of 2004.

Texas Child Protective Services was hit with a rare if not unprecedented legal sanction for a “groundless cause of action” and ordered to pay $32,000 of the Spring family’s attorney fees. Judge Schneider wrote in a 13-page order, “The offensive conduct by (CPS) has significantly interfered with the legitimate exercise of the traditional core functions of this court.”[49]

2008 Raid of YFZ Ranch

Main article: YFZ Ranch

In April 2008, the largest child protection action in American history raised questions as the CPS in Texas removed hundreds of minor children, infants, and women incorrectly believed to be children from the YFZ Ranch polygamist community, with the assistance of heavily armed police with an armored personnel carrier. Investigators, including supervisor Angie Voss convinced a judge that all of the children were at risk of child abuse because they were all being groomed for under-age marriage. The state supreme court disagreed, releasing most children back to their families. Investigations would result in criminal charges against some men in the community.

Gene Grounds of Victim Relief Ministries commended CPS workers in the Texas operation as exhibiting compassion, professionalism and caring concern.[50] However, CPS performance was questioned by workers from the Hill Country Community Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center. One wrote “I have never seen women and children treated this poorly, not to mention their civil rights being disregarded in this manner” after assisting at the emergency shelter. Others who were previously forbidden to discuss conditions working with CPS later produced unsigned written reports expressed anger at the CPS traumatizing the children, and disregarding rights of mothers who appeared to be good parents of healthy, well-behaved children. CPS threatened some MHMR workers with arrest, and the entire mental health support was dismissed the second week due to being “too compassionate.” Workers believed poor sanitary conditions at the shelter allowed respiratory infections and chicken pox to spread.[51]

CPS problem reports

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, as with other states, had itself been an object of reports of unusual numbers of poisonings, death, rapes and pregnancies of children under its care since 2004. The Texas Family and Protective Services Crisis Management Team was created by executive order after the critical report Forgotten Children[52] of 2004. Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn made a statement in 2006 about the Texas foster care system.[53] In Fiscal 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively 30, 38 and 48 foster children died in the state’s care. The number of foster children in the state’s care increased 24 percent to 32,474 in Fiscal 2005, while the number of deaths increased 60 percent. Compared to the general population, a child is four times more likely to die in the Texas foster care system. In 2004, about 100 children were treated for poisoning from medications; 63 were treated for rape that occurred while under state care including four-year old twin boys, and 142 children gave birth, though others believe Ms. Strayhorn’s report was not scientifically researched, and that major reforms need to be put in place to assure that children in the conservatorship of the state get as much attention as those at risk in their homes.

Disproportionality & Disparity in the Child Welfare System

In the United States, data suggests that a disproportionate number of minority children, particularly African American and Native American children, enter the foster care system.[54] National data in the United States provides evidence that disproportionality may vary throughout the course of a child’s involvement with the child welfare system. Differing rates of disproportionality are seen at key decision points including the reporting of abuse, substantiation of abuse, and placement into foster care.[55] Additionally, once they enter foster care, research suggests that they are likely to remain in care longer.[56] Research has shown that there is no difference in the rate of abuse and neglect among minority populations when compared to Caucasian children that would account for the disparity.[57] The Juvenile Justice system has also been challenged by disproportionate negative contact of minority children.[58] Because of the overlap in these systems, it is likely that this phenomenon within multiple systems may be related.

Constitutional issues

In May 2007, the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Rogers v. County of San Joaquin, No. 05-16071[59] that a CPS social worker who removed children from their natural parents into foster care without obtaining judicial authorization was acting without due process and without exigency (emergency conditions) violated the 14th Amendment and Title 42 United State Code Section 1983. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution says that a state may not make a law that abridges “… the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” and no state may “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Title 42 United States Code Section 1983[60] states that citizens can sue in federal courts any person who acting under a color of law to deprive the citizens of their civil rights under the pretext of a regulation of a state, See.[61]

In case of Santosky v. Kramer, 455 US 745, Supreme Court reviewed a case when Department of Social Services removed two younger children from their natural parents only because the parents had been previously found negligent toward their oldest daughter.[62] When the third child was only three days old, DSS transferred him to a foster home on the ground that immediate removal was necessary to avoid imminent danger to his life or health. The Supreme Court vacated previous judgment and stated: “Before a State may sever completely and irrevocably the rights of parents in their natural child, due process requires that the State support its allegations by at least clear and convincing evidence. But until the State proves parental unfitness, the child and his parents share a vital interest in preventing erroneous termination of their natural relationship”.[62]

A District of Columbia Court of Appeals concluded that the lower trial court erred in rejecting the relative custodial arrangement selected by the natural mother who tried to preserve her relationship with the child.[63] The previous judgment granting the foster mother’s adoption petition was reversed, the case remanded to the trial court to vacate the orders granting adoption and denying custody, and to enter an order granting custody to the child’s relative.[63]

Notable lawsuits

In 2010 an ex-foster child was awarded $30 million by jury trial in California (Santa Clara County) for sexual abuse damages that happened to him in foster home from 1995 to 1999.[64][65] The foster parent, John Jackson, was licensed by state despite the fact that he abused his own wife and son, overdosed on drugs and was arrested for drunken driving. In 2006, Jackson was convicted in Santa Clara County of nine counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child by force, violence, duress, menace and fear and seven counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.[64] The sex acts he forced the children in his foster care to perform sent him to prison for 220 years. Later in 2010, Giarretto Institute, the private foster family agency responsible for licensing and monitoring Jackson’s foster home and others, also was found to be negligent and liable for 75 percent of the abuse that was inflicted on the victim, and Jackson was liable for the rest.[64]

In 2009 Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed to pay $2 million into a fund for the future care of twins who were allegedly abused by their foster parents; it was the largest such settlement in the agency’s history.[66] According to the civil rightssuit filed on request of twins’ adoptive mother in December 2007 in U.S. Federal Court, kids were kept in makeshift cages—cribs covered with chicken wire secured by duct tape—in a darkened bedroom known as “the dungeon.” The brother and sister often went without food, water or human touch. The boy, who had a shunt put into his head at birth to drain fluid, didn’t receive medical attention, so when police rescued the twins he was nearly comatose. The same foster family previously took in their care hundreds of other children over nearly four decades.[67] DHS said the foster parents deceived child welfare workers during the checkup visits.[66]

Several lawsuits were brought in 2008 against the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF), accusing it of mishandling reports that Thomas Ferrara, 79, a foster parent, was molesting girls.[68][69] The suits claimed that though there were records of sexual misconduct allegations against Ferrara in 1992, 1996, and 1999, the DCF continued to place foster children with Ferrara and his then-wife until 2000.[68] Ferrara was arrested in 2001 after a 9-year-old girl told detectives he regularly molested her over two years and threatened to hurt her mother if she told anyone. Records show that Ferrara had as many as 400 children go through his home during his 16 years as a licensed foster parent from 1984 to 2000.[68] Officials stated that the lawsuits over Ferrara end up costing the DCF almost $2.26 million.[69] Similarly, in 2007 Florida‘s DCF paid $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged DCF ignored complaints that another mentally challenged Immokalee girl was being raped by her foster father, Bonifacio Velazquez, until the 15-year-old gave birth to a child.[70][71][72]

In a class action lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. McGreevey[73] was filed in federal court by “Children’s Rights” New York organization on behalf of children in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).[74][75] The complaint alleged violations of the children’s constitutional rights and their rights under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, theChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, theAmericans with Disabilities Act, and the Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA).[76] In July 2002, the federal court granted plaintiffs’ experts access to 500 children’s case files, allowing plaintiffs to collect information concerning harm to children in foster care through a case record review.[74] These files revealed numerous cases in which foster children were abused, and DYFS failed to take proper action. On June 9, 2004, the child welfare panel appointed by the parties approved the NJ State’s Reform Plan. The court accepted the plan on June 17, 2004.[75] The same organization filed similar lawsuits against other states in recent years that caused some of the states to start child welfare reforms.[77]

In 2007 Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick obtained a jury verdict against Orange County (California) and two of its social workers for violating her Fourteenth Amendment rights to familial association.[78] The $4.9 million verdict grew to a $9.5 million judgment as the County lost each of its successive appeals.[78] The case finally ended in 2011 when the United States Supreme Court denied Orange County’s request to overturn the verdict.[79]

California

In April 2013, Child Protective Services in Sacramento sent in police to forcibly remove a 5-month-old baby from the care of parents.

Alex and Anna Nikolayev took their baby Sammy out of Sutter Memorial Hospital and sought a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, a competing hospital, for Sammy’s flu-like symptoms.[80] Police arrived at Kaiser and questioned the couple and doctors. Once Sammy had been fully cleared to leave the hospital, the couple went home, but the following day police arrived and took Sammy. On June 25, 2013 the case against the family was dismissed adn the family filed a lawsuit against CPS and the Sacramento Police Department.[81]

Effectiveness

In a nationwide study, researchers examined children in 595 families over a period of 9 years. They discovered that in the households where child abuse was substantiated by evidence, risk factors remained unchanged during interviews with the families.[82]

See also

Similar organizations in other countries

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External links

A judge explains how in the US you will never see justice in court.

Emergency Education for Sheriffs and Police – SUBJECT: Child Protection Services – With Guest Officer Jim Rothstein.

All Sheriff’s Officers Police and Police Officers must be made aware of the biggest pediphile ring in America hidding in child Protective Services.

The Child Protective Services Industry in child trafficking, kidnapping, and adoption scam in the US and UK

There have been many testimonies before congress like my wife and myself. the fact that nothing has been done to protect our children so far from this pediphile criminal ring doing business as CPS shows me that congress is willing to continue to take the money from the sale of children knowing their lives are destroyed. We have to take steps to destroy CPS from the inside our selves. We are working on steps to undermine CPS as we speak. We will give a detailed plan out here in the next few weeks for parents to teach at home or to tell you children when you see them. The way to start now is every single day you see your child tell them you love them no matter what, they can come home to you and everything CPS tells them is a lie. Make sure they have a phone number known by heart, kids are smart teach them your number in a song, it is easy and all parents must stick together, tell everyone you know to never call CPS.

This is the true Child Protective Services.

WELCOME TO DONNELLYJUSTICE

This site is brought to you by William and Sharon Burns. Our son, Donnelly Keaton Burns, was literally stolen from us and the rest of our family by the corrupt and abusive child protection industry. To this day, Donnelly is being denied access to even KNOWING that his family did not abandon him.

We would like to thank all who support our site by visiting and commenting. We are proud to be able to continue to bring you this site AD FREE. I have re-organized the side link panel and am continuing to update old posts and place them in the appropriate category. I am checking the status of each link and have added quite a few more. Eventually, I will have a link to the laws and statutes of each state. Slide1

We are very excited about our stats! Over 500 people visit this site EACH DAY! Although, we are excited in a good way and in a BAD way. The good way is that people who need this information are finding us! Awesome! The BAD way is that CPS is on a rampage, doing things the opposite of the way they should thus, more and more people need this information!

Hopefully we have something here to help you deal with this horrible thing that you are going through. NO PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WHO IS FIGHTING ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE, WHO ADAMANTLY LOVE AND CHERISH THEIR CHILDREN SHOULD LOSE THEM FOR ANY REASON!! djusticebuscard2

But I am certain that those who have argued with CPS, who have told their “lawyers” that CPS lied and/or falsified evidence, whose children are well behaved and get good grades, whose children are healthy and cute, and who are doing everything that is asked of them are having a more difficult time getting their children back. Do you know of anyone who basically admitted to the allegations, who attend only some of their classes and programs, who miss visits and even continue to use illegal substances yet THEY have their children? See, that’s what I am talking about. We believe that the children of those people are not “adoptable” so CPS doesn’t want them. Yours however, are “adorable and adoptable”. My Defense Panel “attorney”, Marla Contessa Mahoney, told me straight up, ‘I will be honest with you Ms Joyce, Donnelly is VERY adorable and VERY adoptable. Even though you are doing everything you can and more, you are not going to get him back. I’m sorry.” 

(I’m not saying that if you get them back that they are not well behaved, get good grades and adorable!)railroaded2

But every case is different and CPS budgets change all the time. You may very well get your child back. If I could do it all over again, I would hire a private attorney no mater what the cost was and no matter what I had to do to get up the money (except steal it of course). That is your best chance. The only other thing you can do is go with flow, do what they want, kiss their ass and never argue with them. If you are lucky enough to get your children back  Get your case closed and MOVE. Move far away or at least to another county and don’t ever ever ever let CPS in your home again. Stay out of trouble (jail) and don’t put yourself or your children in any situation that you don’t trust or with anyone who has ever thought CPS was a good agency. Those are the ones that call the hotline. Family members call the hotline too so really be careful of them.

We believe that it is the goal of the New World Order or whatever they call themselves, is to tear apart the family unit, to pit neighbor against neighbor and make everyone generally distrust each other yet trust the government. This is to prevent uprisings against the government. Imagine what we could do to them if we we acted in unity! So make amends with your family, try to get along, genuinely, they are your FAMILY AFTER ALL. Another option, if your family loves you, is have them advocate for placement with them and to pretend to be against you. Then they agree to adopt your child(ren) and promise that they won’t let you near them. Then, when the adoption or legal guardianship is final and the case is completely closed, your family can just give you your child back. Most of the time no one is going to know that there is any court documentation as it is completely confidential. You are the parent, you have the birth certificate, who is going to say that you don’t have custody? Caution, you would have to move for sure and change schools or better yet, home school your kids. 

Yes, I am suggesting you play their game. It worked for us in our first case. You have nothing to lose by doing this because fighting them is definitely not going to get them back any sooner. Unless, of course, you have an attorney who isn’t scared of CPS nor in their pocket. Good luck with that one. 

IF YOU GET YOUR CHILDREN BACK YOU MUST SUE THEM! if everyone sues, things might change for the better and they may have to actually play by the rules and laws. SEE THE SIDE PANEL: Suing CPS. 

IF YOU FIGHT THEM, FIGHT THEM WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT. DON’T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING! SEE EVERYTHING ON THE SIDE PANEL.

Good luck to you and keep your chin up no matter which way you handle it.

Sincerely,

Sharon Joyce-Burns

Covered Up Crimes by Those Claiming to “Protect”

Everyone in the united states needs to watch this video if you have family.
CPS takes children on purpose and by ignorance.

Third-Party Adminisfakers

181531_165184206862112_2174633_nWhy does Donnelly look so sad? Because he was STOLEN from his family by CPS using FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS AS EVIDENCE! 

WARNING!!!!     WARNING!!!!!!!  

THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD!

IF CPS WANTS YOU TO SUBMIT TO A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST YOU MAY BE THEIR NEXT VICTIM! 

THIS IS WHY YOU MUST PAY FOR YOUR OWN HAIR FOLLICLE TEST THE SAME DAY YOU DO ONE FOR CPS. With the assistance of CDT, Inc. CPS will make your drug test positive if they want it to be. The following are links to my investigative Reports into these criminal activities by CPS and their court cohorts who collaborate to collect our kids for adoption incentive money from the federal government, thanks to ASFA (American Safe Families Act) and CAPTA

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_PlDs4d_B_lZTc5eEk0MkJmbUU/view?usp=drivesdk

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CDT, Inc.
Part 2

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_PlDs4d_B_lT1JyV3BYVjVZUTg/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_PlDs4d_B_lTWcwaVp4aUpXQlE/edit?usp=sharing

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Interview with William Windsor of LAWLESS AMERICA, I have watched Sheriff Deputies, Lawyers, Reporters, and Teachers lose their children over the past year to this corruption. Parents you better know what to do when they come knocking on your door. Do not sign anything if you haven’t done anything wrong.

All Parents in the united states better know what to do because this is not only happening to other people. YOU BETTER KNOW WHAT TO DO.  The knowledge parents need to know when CPS knocks on your door is far to much to learn in a weekend.  I have been deeply embedded in these Juvenile Court Proceedings and Law for almost 6 years now only now do I feel confident enough to hold these people accountable.  This is because Juvenile CPS law involves, criminal, custody, constitutional, Juvenile Dependency Statutes,,Adoption Codes of Civil Procedure, ,Welfare & Institutions Code and if this isn’t enough then you have to make the JUDGE actually do his job with  Dependency Quick Guide – DOGBOOK because they do not give a shit about your children even is they tell you they do and say what you want to hear, I was there the manipulation of these compulsive liars will make you mental after the case is over for not learning this courts boundaries.  Don’t get me wrong you only have to learn the parts that pertain to JV Court or CPS JV dependency court. My family was so deeply violated by this Judge I felt the need to learn as much as I could to gain some kind of understanding why this happened but I learned about the funding and how it gets spent and who gets it..  Only now do I see how inept my lawyer truly was and still is or he just has no morals.  Don’t think you can wait all this information is on this site.  You better get busy. We did the legwork and we will always be here to continue to help. Ask anything you wish and I promise we will try our best to answer everyone.  If you don’t get us by email fast enough call please, don’t feel ashamed, we know how important this is for all parents.  Remember we been there. email donnellyjustice101@gmail.com  and our phone number  951-305-1552 .  I want to keep this number open for those of you who truly need help ASAP.  Everyone is welcome to call about your case just remember their is a limited number of volunteers here that understand what is truly going on with these courts so be patient. .

God Bless you and your Family

Bill.

Child Protective Services is an insult and a slap in the face of every decent parent.

donnellyjustice writes:

The article below has appeared in several newspapers across the country and has become a bit of reading that is all too common in the US. The people that should be held accountable are the Judges who are relied upon as the only oversight for CPS and should be looking out for the kids are favoring money instead. No matter how many times I read about travesties like this, I cannot believe a man could let his judgment be swayed from the protection of a child to that of a position of money. Money is not something you can take with you.

It isn’t how much you make during your lifetime that decides your fate, it is the quality of your person in which you choose to share with the world, now that you can take with you.


Falsification of Records 

Grand jury investigation into CPS fund that out of 50 cases of removal of parental rights investigated by CPS,  (licensed or unlicensed didn’t make any difference)  found that every case had falsified facts. I will say it again, every case had falsified and exaggerated facts leading the the termination of parental rights.  The evidence was exaggerated to take the children out of the home and keep these children involved in services even at the expense of the parental rights.  July stated that from what she found was a world of traumatized children and parents with the opinion that the last thing on the CPS agenda is the child’s best interest  I find this completely criminal and must come from the top down.  The commonality in which every report was written is almost identical and shows CPS only cares about CPS. Further reports into ACS, CPS, or CFS
If criminal charges involving negligence or endangering the welfare of a child are rare, indictments for falsification of records are more common.  Six employees from CPS were indicted by the District Attorney on charges that they had falsified case records.  The case ultimately led to termination of foster care contracts with ACS and transition to new leadership at the agency.   In 2009, a former Child Protective Specialist with ACS was arrested on felony charges of falsifying records of cases to which she had been assigned.

“In Washington, they say that the cover-up is worse than the original act,” says Douglas Besharov, a Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and first Director of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. “Remember, that’s how they convicted Martha Stewart — for lying to an FBI agent.”  Besharov notes that the tendency to want to cover up any failings in your performance is an unfortunate part of human nature and in no way limited to child protective work.

Child welfare agencies must be on constant guard to ensure a strong commitment to ethical and fully accurate reporting on casework activities. The truth is nothing gets done because of the federal funding to the county by the fabrication of evidence. If it doesn’t get caught by the appellate court the worker gets a raise, this is awful but true.

“We want to be very serious about matters of integrity,  “If you knowingly falsify records you got a career with CPS.  It is that simple.  Our documentation must accurately and honestly describe the event according to federal guide lines to get funding from the government but no one questions it or checks.  each unique event isn’t observed.” most of the time it is hearsay after the fact explained over the hot line and the worker goes out to the home told to make the report true. This is an unsaid rule.

“Falsification of records is grounds for termination, or should be” says, Executive Director. “It is one thing if you didn’t do something; but if you didn’t do it and you tell me you did, you are not going to be here if the people find out about it..  We probably would end up firing a couple of people for this every year.” but only if criminally caught. The truth is children are walking dollar signs and the government pays us to think that way.

In response to the Marchella Pierce case, State Senator Martin Golden has introduced legislation which would require CPS workers to take date-stamped photos of children during home visits. “People are sick over reading recent news reports about a caseworker who falsified home visits,” Senator Golden said. “This appalling behavior leaves children open to even more violence and abuse. While the vast majority of caseworkers tackle their difficult jobs with pride and dignity each day, the bad apples are allowing our children to die.”

Under Golden’s proposal, the photo of the child must be taken and entered into the case record along with the caseworker’s notes and findings for that visit. Florida implemented a similar system recently after more than seventy Florida child welfare workers reportedly were caught lying about their home visits and nothing ever happens to these workers. The truth is we get no sanctions, lectures, nothing unless it makes major news then it is only for public support, in other words smoke and mirrors.

This is not the first effort to utilize technology as a way to help document home visits and other critical casework activities. It is a way to get the workers to actually do their job instead of sitting home all day.  The State’s Connections system, which has its own date-stamping function for entry of progress notes, plays an important role in ensuring that initial reporting on visits and other casework activities are not doctored after the fact.

Several years ago, a number of voluntary foster care agencies participated in a pilot project with a private software company on a system which would verify home visits.  Caseworkers would call to a central station using the foster parent or natural parent’s telephone.  In addition to recording the time and location of the call, the system was designed to allow workers to dictate case notes which would subsequently be transcribed and sent back to them for entry into Connections.   The system was a variation of one frequently used by home health providers to verify the attendance of home aides.
While the pilot project offered agencies an opportunity to test the system at little or no cost, the final product would have represented a significant investment, says Jerry McCaffrey, who oversaw the pilot while serving as Executive Director at Seamen’s Society and later explored implementing the system at MercyFirst.  “It was too expensive,” he explains.  Nancy Vomero, McCaffrey’s successor as Executive Director at Seamen’s Society agrees.  “We terminated it after the pilot was complete. It was a good idea but it was too expensive,” says Vomero, noting that there were also concerns about the work involved with dictating and subsequently re-entering case notes. No one is held accountable in CPS unless the people find out about it. That is the very reason for the secrecy of child courts it isn’t to protect the children it is to protect the workers from cashing in on kids.

Now, a number of agencies are reportedly exploring the use of GPS based systems involving cellphones or other devices as a way of verifying field activities by staff.

While technology can help, it is no magic bullet.  “None of these technological solutions are perfect and none of them replace good supervision,” says Mary Jane Disables, Senior Program and Policy Analyst at COFCCA.

ACS and it’s CPS counterpart should NOT be looked upon as a first line of defense for our children, an agency with workers dedicated to protection of CPS. Instead of kids  workers are seen as harbingers of lies and mistrust, and if you’ve ever had one in your house, you know why. And I end with this. CPS workers should arrive at a home with a video cam, kind of like the dash board cam on police cruisers. I guarantee there would be a change in this so called process of “removal” and “who closed the gate after the dog got out”!

I am in agreement with the actions of the DA, in charging the CPS case workers, because for far to long ACS workers have been known to get away with allowing foster care providers who are known for neglecting and endangering children in their care. They are also known for taking innocent children out of good homes and placing them into bad foster care environments not only do the Law Guardians look the other way but the Commissioner, is also guilty of the same types of neglect I know this from my own family experience with my grandchildren being placed into a foster care environment that has proven to be very dangerous for the last five years of their lives. They were taken from a safe family home only to be place in eleven foster home that neglected and abused them and all individuals whom I have made these issues known to have turn an ear to black & white factual evidence.  The part that seems to just go under the carpet because people don’r want to speak up against judges, these judges MUST and SHALL be held accountable for this travesty going on in every city in the US.

As parents, our only line of defense is Law and Order and I can tell you with 100% responsibility for my words that Judge Monteroso allowed and relied on so much false evidence to be presented we never had one day of anything that resembled justice, fairness, decency, law or order. This judge destroyed a very close family and   and turned it into a show by allowing adoption applicants to sit in and watch the removal of my parental rights. Now it has become my life’s mission to expose this man and his court.  FACT: CPS WOULD NOT BE THE WAY THEY ARE TODAY IF IT WASN’T FOR THE CRIMINAL SYSTEM OF JUSTICE THESE JUDGES ALLOW.  It shames me to no end that we Americans allow these people to take our money to decide our fate and all that matters is what extra money we put in their pocket.  He disrespects the office in which he serves and the bench on which he sits.

Now my son has to pay the ultimate price of being one of the human beings sold by judge Monteroso the responsibility is in his lap because he is ultimately in charge of CPS and he has failed. I am going to work on his impeachment until I am to old to remember what has happened here. To continue to believe in this man who answers only to the dollar is a slap in the face of every decent parent. This is the very thing wrong with this country, people like this judge.

Falsified evidence and committing perjury IS NOT in a child’s best interest and that means that all the judges in S102 where my case was do not know the first thing about what is “in a child’s best interests”. A dedicated parent will put aside honor and ego to admit to things they didn’t do just to be able to see and hold their child again. That shows a caring and loving parent.  My children believed in me so I always did everything and anything possible to keep them safe. During my first case, I completed all the services while my wife was railroaded. I never failed a drug test. Then during the second case Kristine Vernier showed up with a piece of paper claiming to be a positive hair follicle test. It had no one’s name on it, nothing to identify whose test it was.  The Judge allowed her to go to her car and come back with a paper with a name on it. This is all on record. Who does that? Only CPS and the collaborative court cohorts. Its bullshit, that is why I challenged the test.  None of the Judges allowed statements from my children, sisters, other family members or friends that would have been in my favor. The judge wouldn’t consider most of my sister’s testimony due to her being “bias”! Are you freaking kidding me? Because she is a supportive person and had something positive to say about me, that makes her bias? What about all the BIAS going on for CPS and COUNTY COUNSEL?   Where is your honor Judge?  I should have said where is your DOLLAR. These children want to believe in someone of authority that is why you shouldn’t sit on that bench.