Who must give permission to record a telephone or in-person conversation?
Federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations with the consent of at least one of the parties. See 18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(d). This is called a “one-party consent” law. Under a one-party consent law, you can record a phone call or conversation so long as you are a party to the conversation. Furthermore, if you are not a party to the conversation, a “one-party consent” law will allow you to record the conversation or phone call so long as your source consents and has full knowledge that the communication will be recorded. Check your state’s law to see if they use the one-party consent law.
361.3. (a) In any case in which a child is removed from the physical custody of his or her parents pursuant to Section 361, preferential consideration shall be given to a request by a relative of the child for placement of the child with the relative, regardless of the relative's immigration status. In determining whether placement with a relative is appropriate, the county social worker and court shall consider, but shall not be limited to, consideration of all the following factors: (1) The best interest of the child, including special physical, psychological, educational, medical, or emotional needs. (2) The wishes of the parent, the relative, and child, if appropriate. (3) The provisions of Part 6 (commencing with Section 7950) of Division 12 of the Family Code regarding relative placement. (4) Placement of siblings and half siblings in the same home, unless that placement is found to be contrary to the safety and well-being of any of the siblings, as provided in Section 16002. (5) The good moral character of the relative and any other adult living in the home, including whether any individual residing in the home has a prior history of violent criminal acts or has been responsible for acts of child abuse or neglect. (6) The nature and duration of the relationship between the child and the relative, and the relative's desire to care for, and to provide legal permanency for, the child if reunification is unsuccessful. (7) The ability of the relative to do the following: (A) Provide a safe, secure, and stable environment for the child. (B) Exercise proper and effective care and control of the child. (C) Provide a home and the necessities of life for the child. (D) Protect the child from his or her parents. (E) Facilitate court-ordered reunification efforts with the parents. (F) Facilitate visitation with the child's other relatives. (G) Facilitate implementation of all elements of the case plan. (H) Provide legal permanence for the child if reunification fails. However, any finding made with respect to the factor considered pursuant to this subparagraph and pursuant to subparagraph (G) shall not be the sole basis for precluding preferential placement with a relative. (I) Arrange for appropriate and safe child care, as necessary. (8) The safety of the relative's home. For a relative to be considered appropriate to receive placement of a child under this section, the relative's home shall first be approved pursuant to the process and standards described in subdivision (d) of Section 309. In this regard, the Legislature declares that a physical disability, such as blindness or deafness, is no bar to the raising of children, and a county social worker's determination as to the ability of a disabled relative to exercise care and control should center upon whether the relative's disability prevents him or her from exercising care and control. The court shall order the parent to disclose to the county social worker the names, residences, and any other known identifying information of any maternal or paternal relatives of the child. This inquiry shall not be construed, however, to guarantee that the child will be placed with any person so identified. The county social worker shall initially contact the relatives given preferential consideration for placement to determine if they desire the child to be placed with them. Those desiring placement shall be assessed according to the factors enumerated in this subdivision. The county social worker shall document these efforts in the social study prepared pursuant to Section 358.1. The court shall authorize the county social worker, while assessing these relatives for the possibility of placement, to disclose to the relative, as appropriate, the fact that the child is in custody, the alleged reasons for the custody, and the projected likely date for the child's return home or placement for adoption or legal guardianship. However, this investigation shall not be construed as good cause for continuance of the dispositional hearing conducted pursuant to Section 358. (b) In any case in which more than one appropriate relative requests preferential consideration pursuant to this section, each relative shall be considered under the factors enumerated in subdivision (a). Consistent with the legislative intent for children to be placed immediately with a responsible relative, this section does not limit the county social worker's ability to place a child in the home of an appropriate relative or a nonrelative extended family member pending the consideration of other relatives who have requested preferential consideration. (c) For purposes of this section: (1) "Preferential consideration" means that the relative seeking placement shall be the first placement to be considered and investigated. (2) "Relative" means an adult who is related to the child by blood, adoption, or affinity within the fifth degree of kinship, including stepparents, stepsiblings, and all relatives whose status is preceded by the words "great," "great-great," or "grand," or the spouse of any of these persons even if the marriage was terminated by death or dissolution. However, only the following relatives shall be given preferential consideration for the placement of the child: an adult who is a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. (d) Subsequent to the hearing conducted pursuant to Section 358, whenever a new placement of the child must be made, consideration for placement shall again be given as described in this section to relatives who have not been found to be unsuitable and who will fulfill the child's reunification or permanent plan requirements. In addition to the factors described in subdivision (a), the county social worker shall consider whether the relative has established and maintained a relationship with the child. (e) If the court does not place the child with a relative who has been considered for placement pursuant to this section, the court shall state for the record the reasons placement with that relative was denied. (f) (1) With respect to a child who satisfies the criteria set forth in paragraph (2), the department and any licensed adoption agency may search for a relative and furnish identifying information relating to the child to that relative if it is believed the child's welfare will be promoted thereby. (2) Paragraph (1) shall apply if both of the following conditions are satisfied: (A) The child was previously a dependent of the court. (B) The child was previously adopted and the adoption has been disrupted, set aside pursuant to Section 9100 or 9102 of the Family Code, or the child has been released into the custody of the department or a licensed adoption agency by the adoptive parent or parents. (3) As used in this subdivision, "relative" includes a member of the child's birth family and nonrelated extended family members, regardless of whether the parental rights were terminated, provided that both of the following are true: (A) No appropriate potential caretaker is known to exist from the child's adoptive family, including nonrelated extended family members of the adoptive family. (B) The child was not the subject of a voluntary relinquishment by the birth parents pursuant to Section 8700 of the Family Code or Section 1255.7 of the Health and Safety Code.
[Latin, On the first appearance.] A fact presumed to be true unless it is disproved.
In common parlance the term prima facie is used to describe the apparent nature of something upon initial observation. In legal practice the term generally is used to describe two things: the presentation of sufficient evidence by a civil claimant to support the legal claim (a prima facie case), or a piece of evidence itself (prima facie evidence).
For most civil claims, a plaintiff must present a prima facie case to avoid dismissal ofthe case or an unfavorable directed verdict. The plaintiff must produce enough evidence on all elements of the claim to support the claim and shift the burden of evidence production to the respondent. If the plaintiff fails to make a prima facie case,the respondent may move for dismissal or a favorable directed verdict without presenting any evidence to rebut whatever evidence the plaintiff has presented. This is because the burden of persuading a judge or jury always rests with the plaintiff.
Assume that a plaintiff claims that an employer failed to promote her based on hersex. The plaintiff must produce affirmative evidence showing that the employer used illegitimate, discriminatory criteria in making employment decisions that concerned the plaintiff. The employer, as respondent, does not have a burden to produce evidence until the plaintiff has made a prima facie case of Sex Discrimination (TexasDepartment of Community Affairs v. Burdine, 450 U.S. 248, 101 S. Ct. 1089, 67 L. Ed.2d 207 ). The precise amount of evidence that constitutes a prima facie case varies from claim to claim. If the plaintiff does not present a prima facie case with sufficient evidence, the judge may dismiss the case. Or, if the case is being heard by a jury, the judge may direct the jury to return a verdict for the respondent.
Prima facie also refers to specific evidence that, if believed, supports a case or anelement that needs to be proved in the case. The term prima facie evidence is used inboth civil and Criminal Law. For example, if the prosecution in a murder casepresents a videotape showing the defendant screaming death threats at the victim,such evidence may be prima facie evidence of intent to kill, an element that must beproved by the prosecution before the defendant may be convicted of murder. On itsface, the evidence indicates that the defendant intended to kill the victim.
Statutes may specify that certain evidence is prima facie evidence of a certain fact.For example, a duly authenticated copy of a defendant’s criminal record may beconsidered prima facie evidence of the defendant’s prior convictions and may be usedagainst the defendant in court (Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 18-3-412 [West 1996]). A Civil Law example is a statute that makes a duly certified copy or duplicate of a certificateof authority for a fraternal benefit society to transact business prima facie evidencethat the society is legal and legitimate (Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 10-14-603 [West1996]).
Herlitz, Georg Nils. 1994. “The Meaning of the Term ‘Prima Facie.'” Louisiana LawReview 55.
(pry-mah fay-shah) adj. Latin for “at first look,” or “on its face,” referring to a lawsuit or criminal prosecution in which the evidence before trial is sufficient to prove the case unless there is substantial contradictory evidence presented at trial. A prima facie case presented to a grand jury by the prosecution will result in an indictment. Example: in a charge of bad check writing, evidence of a half dozen checks written on a non-existent bank account, makes it a prima facie case. However, proof that the bank had misprinted the account number on the checks might disprove the prosecution’s apparent “open and shut” case. (See: prima facie case)
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THIS SITE IS DEDICATED AND NAMED AFTER MY PRECIOUS SON, DONNELLY KEATON BURNS.
I AM CRYING RIGHT NOW.
Referral= An approval and authorization to provide payment to a “service” that is “required” and demanded upon you in order to get your child(ren) back from CPS such as counseling, drug testing and parenting classes.
For this post I will be “referring” to the first REFERRAL I described above.
School Cafeteria Lady/Worker
School Clerk/Office Staff
School Social Worker
Hospital Social Worker
Doctor’s Office Staff
Dental Office Staff
Code Enforcement Officers
Animal Control Officers
Substance Abuse Program Directors, Counselors, Volunteers and Office Staff
Domestic Violence Prevention Program Directors, Counselors, Volunteers and Office Staff
Parenting Class Teacher, Administrator, Volunteers and Office Staff
Anyone who works at Macy’s Department Store (no kidding!)
Utility Workers (like the people that come out to turn on/off your electricity, water or gas)
Refuse Pick-up Drivers
Mail Delivery Persons
ANY PERSON WHO WORKS FOR GOVERNMENT INCLUDING CITY, COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL!
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HERE IS A LINK TO CALIFORNIA CPS POLICIES
YOU CAN GOOGLE “CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES POLICIES ___ (NAME OF YOUR STATE)
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U.S. federal laws that govern CPS agencies include:
In 1690, in what is now the United States, there were criminal court cases involving child abuse. In 1692, states and municipalities identified care for abused and neglected children as the responsibility of local government and private institutions.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.
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.
In 1853, the Children’s Aid Society was founded in response to the problem of orphaned or abandoned children living in New York. 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.
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 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.” By 1926, 18 states had some version of county child welfare boards whose purpose was to coordinate public and private child related work. 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.” 
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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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. In 1961, C. Henry Kempe began to further research this issue, eventually identifying and coining the term battered child syndrome. 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.
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 was passed in 1974, which required states “to prevent, identify and treat child abuse and neglect.”
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. 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. In 1980, the Adoption Assistance Act was introduced as a way to manage the high numbers of children in placement. 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. This led to the introduction of the home visitation models, which provided funding to private agencies to provide intensive family preservation services.
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. Several pieces of federal legislation attempted to ease the process of adoption including Adoption Assistance Act; the 1988 Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, and Family Services Act; and the 1992 Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption, and Family Services Act. 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.
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.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. 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.
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.
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.
In Ontario, services are provided by independent Children’s Aid Societies. The societies receive funding from, and are under the supervision of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. 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.
The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) is responsible for Child Protection in Costa Rica.
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).
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.
Children with histories of maltreatment, such as physical and psychological neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, are at risk of developing psychiatric problems. Such children are at risk of developing a disorganized attachment.Disorganized attachment is associated with a number of developmental problems, including dissociative symptoms, as well as depressive, anxiety, and acting-out symptoms.
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.
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.
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. Child abuse impacts the most vulnerable populations, with children under age five years accounting for 76% of fatalities. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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), 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!”
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Senator Schaefer also stated
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.
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.”
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. 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.
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 of 2004. Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn made a statement in 2006 about the Texas foster care system. 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.
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. 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. Additionally, once they enter foster care, research suggests that they are likely to remain in care longer. 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. The Juvenile Justice system has also been challenged by disproportionate negative contact of minority children. Because of the overlap in these systems, it is likely that this phenomenon within multiple systems may be related.
In May 2007, the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Rogers v. County of San Joaquin, No. 05-16071 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 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.
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. 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”.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. DHS said the foster parents deceived child welfare workers during the checkup visits.
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. 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. 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. Officials stated that the lawsuits over Ferrara end up costing the DCF almost $2.26 million. 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.
In a class action lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. McGreevey 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). 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). 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. 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. The same organization filed similar lawsuits against other states in recent years that caused some of the states to start child welfare reforms.
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. The $4.9 million verdict grew to a $9.5 million judgment as the County lost each of its successive appeals. The case finally ended in 2011 when the United States Supreme Court denied Orange County’s request to overturn the verdict.
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. 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.
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.
All Sheriff’s Officers Police and Police Officers must be made aware of the biggest pediphile ring in America hidding in child Protective Services.
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.
So, if you can tell, I was experiencing personal problems.
back to the subject of this post:
CPS whistleblower tells it all how CPS is a terrorist group stealing children. This video tells it like it is.
Here’s a short list of just 291 children that have lost their lives while in CPS “hands”.
Make Their Deaths Mean Something!
Tiffany Lewandowski Waubay, SD Jan 17, 2005 house fire
Travis Lewandowski Waubay, SD Jan. 17, 2005 house fire
Joslyn Bullbear Waubay, SD Jan. 17, 2005 house fire
Daniel Flynn Waubay, SD Jan. 17, 2005 house fire
Joshua Sharp, 15 months old Las Vegas, NV Aug 17, 2006 unknown
Isaac Lethbridge, 2 years old Detroit, MI Aug 17, 2006 struck by blunt object
Marcus Fiesel, 4 years old Aug 2006 Lewis Township, OH left for 2 days to die locked in closet then incinerated by foster parent
Genesis Acosta-Garcia, Las Vegas Nevada, three months old, November 19, 2005, septic shock
Travis C Adams, Salem Oregon, August 8 2000, December 16 2002, wandered into creek
Kayla Y Allen, Richlands North Carolina, November 10 1995 – August 24 2003, poison
Martin Lee Anderson, Panama City Florida, fourteen years old, January 6 2006, beating/suffocation
Richard L (Ricky) Aragon, Albuquerque New Mexico, January 24 1991 – April 12 1993, battered
Shirley Arciszewski, Charlotte North Carolina, April 19 1992 – September 11 2004, restraint
Miguel Humberto Arias-Baca, Westminster Colorado, two years old, February 2 1999, battered
Angellika Arndt, Minneapolis Minnesota, seven years old, May 26 2006, restraint
Ian August, Sevier Desert Utah, June 21 1988 – July 13, 2002, exhaustion
Denzel Bailey, Los Angeles California, eleven months old, April 2001, malnutrition
Jeffrey Baldwin, Toronto Ontario, December 20 1996 – November 30 2002, malnutrition/pneumonia
Casey Paul Barrow, West Valley Utah, eighteen months old, October 22 2003, battered
Anthony Bars, Indiana, four years old, January 20 2004, starvation, battered
Nadine Catherine Beaulieu, Dauphin Manitoba, twenty three months old, February 1996, battered
Teddy Bellingham, Smiths Falls Ontario, sixteen years old, August 1992, beaten
Jerome Bennett, Oshawa Ontario, fifteen years old, February 3 2006, homicide
Maria Bennett, Lancaster Ohio, two years old, October 23, 2002, battered
Modesto Blanco, Lubbock Texas, twenty two months old, March 2 2002, battered
Christian Blewitt, ne Osik, Halesowen England, three years old, December 2002, poison/battered
Deondre Bondieumaitre, Florida, sixteen months old, April 16 2003, battered
Timothy Boss, Remsen Iowa, ten years old, February 23 2000, battered
Alex Boucher, New Port Richey Florida, January 25 1997 – September 25 2000, asphyxiation
Ashley Boyd, LaFayette Georgia, twelve years old, December 13 2005, hit by car / suicide
Kerry Brooks, Los Angeles California, nine years old, February 10 2001, suicide
Talitha Brooks, Colorado, one year old, July 1998, heatstroke
Amira Brown, Reading Pennsylvania, twelve years old, September 4 2005, battered / restraint
Diminiqua Bryant, Dothan Alabama, two years old, May 1999, battered
Scott Buckle, Swansea Wales, twelve years old, February 6 2005, hanging
Latasha Bush, Manvel Texas, January 2 1987 – February 28 2002, restraint
Michael Buxton, Miami Oklahoma, five years old, July 5 1998, battered
Eduardo Calzada, Bakersfield California, three months old, March 2004, battered
Chris Campbell, Toledo Iowa, thirteen years old, November 2, 1997, restraint
Gladys Campbell, Philadelphia/New Jersey, two years old, ca 1988
Edith Campos, Tucson Arizona, fifteen years old, February 4 1998, restraint
Brianna Canales, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, four years old, April 24 2006, dozen Zoloft pills
Latasha Cannon, Boston Massachusetts, seventeen years old, April 2001, slashed throat
Mario Cano, Chula Vista California, sixteen years old, April 27 1984, untreated blood clot
Joshua K Causey, Detroit Michigan, March 21 1998 – March 18 2003, battered
Jaime Ceballos, Salinas California, two years old, November 27 2005, infection and bleeding
baby boy Charles, Las Vegas Nevada, seven months old, August 4 2006, head injury
Sherry Charlie, British Columbia, nineteen months old, September 4 2002, battered
Sarah Angelina Chavez, Alhambra California, two years old, October 11 2005, battered
Felix Chen, Bloomington Indiana, August 27 1997 – April 1 2004, treatment withheld
Sky Colon Cherevez, Paterson New Jersey, three months old, August 6 1998, battered
Tiffany H Clair, Fort Worth Texas, September 6 1985 – May 4 2001, heroin
Brian Clark, New Jersey, three years old, January 2002, untreated pneumonia
Angelic Clary, Bakersfield California, three months old, September 14 2003
Roshelle Clayborn, San Antonio Texas, sixteen years old, August 18 1997, restraint
Casey Collier, Westminster Colorado, seventeen years old, December 21 1993, restraint
Desiree Collins, Los Angeles California, fourteen years old, February 10 2002, gunshot
Nicholas Contreras, Queen Creek Arizona, January 15 1982 – March 2 1998, untreated infection
Adrianna Cram, Veracruz Mexico (US supervision), August 25 2000 – June 13 2005
Christopher Henry Cryderman, Springfield Missouri, July 27 2004 – November 22 2004, untreated infection
Dirk D Dalton, Clarkston Washington, June 7 1989 – May 1 1994, battered
Arieale Daniels, Naples Florida, fifteen years old, 1999, car crash
Tajuana Davidson, Phoenix Arizona, three years old, November 3 1993, battered
China Marie Davis, Phoenix Arizona, March 23 1991 – October 31 1993, battered
Sabrina Elizabeth Day, Charlotte North Carolina, July 4 1984 – February 10 2000, restraint
Tyler Joseph DeLeon, Stevens County Washington, January 13 1998 – January 13 2005, dehydration
Kameron Justin Demery, Long Beach California, two years old, October 14 1996, battered
Connre Dixon, Ridgefield Township Onio eleven years old, October 18 2004, stabbing
Mark Draheim, Orefield Pennsylvania, October 10 1984 – December 11 1998, restraint
Charmaria Drake, Cleveland Ohio, twenty months old, March 13 2003, battered
Stephanie Duffield, Manvel Texas, July 14 1984 – February 11 2001, restraint
Willie Lawrence Durden III, Citrus County Florida, seventeen years old, October 2005, unknown/died in cell
Brian Edgar, Overland Park Kansas, nine years old, December 30 2002, asphyxiation
William Edgar, Peterborough Ontario, thirteen years old, March 1999, restraint
Tiffany Eilders, Rancho Cucamonga California, fourteen weeks old, December 7 2005, battered
Kayla Erlandson, King County Washington, two years old, April 1991, battered
Luke Evans, Lowell Indiana, sixteen months old, November 30 2001, malnutrition/battered
Roberta (Berta) Evers, Bayfield Colorado, six years old, June 13 1998, restraint
Sara Eyerman, California, twenty months old, ca 1986, untreated pneumonia
Sean Isaac Faith, Eagle Idaho, three years old, May 13 2006, drowning
Miranda Finn, Lake Butler Florida, nine years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Laura Fleming, Palmdale California, October 11 2004 – November 21 2004, cause unknown
Sarah Jane Forrester, Woodlawn Maryland, October 30 1985 – found May 13 1999, battered and stabbed
Rita Foster, Pasadena California, four years old, June 29 2006, run over by bus
Kameryn Fountain, Bibb County Georgia, two months old, November 20 2005, unknown cause
Henry Gallop, Boston Massachusetts, two years old, 1987, poison
Alexander Ganadonegro, Albuquerque New Mexico, March 10 1998 – February 4 1999, battered
Christening (Mikie) Garcia, Ingram Texas, twelve years old, December 4 2005, restraint
Camron P Gardner, Waupun Wisconsin, three years old, May 5 2006, battered
Dylan James George, Fremont California, April 16 2002 – October 4 2004, battered
Corese Goldman, Chicago Illinois, two years old, 1995, drowning
Mollie Gonzales, Jefferson County Colorado, ten years old, November 18 2002, drug overdose
Julio Gonzalez, Glendale California, May 10 1995 – December 29 1996, battered
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Goodwin, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, March 22 1996 – October 22 2002, drowning
Anthony Green, Brownwood Texas, fifteen years old, May 12 1991, restraint
Sabrina Green, New York City, nine years old, November 8 1997, burned and battered
Lamar D Greene, Jacksonville Florida, sixteen years old, 2001, car crash
Corey Greer, Treasure Island Florida, four months old, ca 1985, dehydration
Gage Guillen, Boston Massachusetts, three years old, 1995, strangulation
Darvell Gulley, Lincoln Nebraska, thirteen years old, April 27 2002, restraint
Savannah Brianna Marie Hall, Prince George British Columbia, September 9 1997 – January 21 2001, malnutrition/restraint
Latiana Hamilton, Jacksonville Florida, seventeen months old, July 18 2001, drowning
Mykeeda Hampton, District of Columbia, two years old, August 1997, battered
Kelly M Hancock, Malden Massachusetts, November 6 1985 – July 18 2000, stabbed
Laura Hanson, West Palm Beach Florida, May 17 1981 – November 19 1998, restraint
Jerrell Hardiman, La Porte Indiana, four years old, October ca 1993, exposure
Alex Harris, Minden Louisiana, twelve years old, September 2005, forced running
Diane Harris, Seguin Texas, seventeen years old, April 11 1990, restraint
Jessica Albina Hagmann, Prince William County Virginia, two years old, August 11 2003, smothered
Letia Harrison, Akron Ohio, October 23 1999 – September 19 2002, baked in attic
Jordan Heikamp, Toronto Ontario, May 19 1997 – June 23 1997, starvation
Eric Hernandez, Cedar Hill Texas, January 6 1999 – March 7 1999, suffocation
Zachary Higier, né Nikita Khoryakov Braintree Massachusetts, May 24 2000 – August 15 2002, battered
Dwight Hill, Tucson Arizona, four months old, November 16 2005, battered
Nina Victoria Hilt née Vika Bazhenova, Manassas Virginia, thirty three months old, July 2 2005, battered
Steven A Hoffa, Des Moines Iowa, February 4 1993 – May18 1996, battered
Richard (Ricky) Holland, Williamston Michigan, September 8 1997 – July 2005, battered
Michael Anthony Hughes, Choctaw Oklahoma, March 21 1988 – September 12 1994, kidnap/missing
Jarod (Jerry) Hulsey, Mesa Arizona, ten years old, April 3 2006, battered
Joseph (Joey) Huot, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, two years old, January 27 1988, battered
Dion Jack, Sproat Lake British Columbia, six years old, March 1 2006, untreated seizure
Walter Jackson, Chicago Illinois, ten months old, August 9 2005, battered
Dominic James, Springfield Missouri, June 4 2000 – August 21 2002, battered
Billie-Jo Jenkins, Hastings East Sussex England, thirteen years old, February 1997, battered
Demetrius Jeffries, Crockett Texas, seventeen years old, August 26 1997, strangulation
Dontel Jeffers, Boston Massachusetts, four years old, March 6 2005, battered
Ciara S Jobes, Baltimore Maryland, August 17 1987 – December 11 2002, starvation/beating
Stephanie Jobin, Brampton Ontario, thirteen years old, June 21 1998, restraint
Aaron Johnson, Boston Massachusetts, fifteen months old, 1987, poison
Anthony Johnson, Marshall Texas, four years old, July 11 2005, drowning
Elijah James Johnson, Los Angeles California, three years old, May 10 1999, scalded
Lorenzo Johnson, Queen Creek Arizona, 17 years old – June 27, 1994, drowned during escape
Quartrina K (Snappy) Johnson, Pikesville Maryland, December 25 1988 – July 20 2004, beaten and choked
Xolani Nkosi Johnson, Capetown South Africa, twelve years old, June 2 2001, AIDS
Christal Jones, New York City (Vermont ward), May 24 1984 – January 3 2001, suffocation
David L Jones, Chicago Illinois, April 15 1992 – March 7 1998, battered
Xavier Jones, East Orange New Jersey, twenty one months old, June 7 2006, methadone poisoning
Dennis Jurgens né Jerry Sherwood, White Bear Lake Minnesota, three years old, April 11 1965, battered
Marissa (Shorty) Karp, Pompano Beach Florida, December 6 1985 – August 19 2002, gunshot
David Ryan Keeley, New Haven Connecticut, six years old, August 12 1998, battered
Ashley Keen, Lake Butler Florida, thirteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Cassandra Killpack, Springville Utah, November 29 1997 – June 9 2002, water therapy
Ahmad King né Rawls, Alma Georgia, three years old, January 24 2006, homicide
Heather Michell Kish, Berlin Township Michigan, September 15 1987 -found October 6 2002, murdered
Noah Knapp, Marysville Washington, six years old, May 30 2005, automobile collision
Alissa Kneen, Newport Minnesota, five years old, September 7 2001, house fire
Cordell Kneen, Newport Minnesota, twenty months old, September 7 2001, house fire
Zaire Knott, Newark New Jersey, September 16 2005 – October 20 2005, cause unknown
Anatoli Kolenda, Westfield Massachusetts, May 20 1991 – October 20 2002, stabbing
Yana Kolenda, Westfield Massachusetts, December 31 1990 – October 20 2002, stabbing
Anthony Lamb, Lake Butler Florida, twenty months old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Keisha Shardae Lane, Hagerstown Maryland, fifteen years old, August 17 2005, gunshot
Shawn Lawrence né Andy Mohler, Shelton Washington, ten years old, October 9 1999, drowning
Brittany Legler, Millcreek Pennsylvania, fifteen years old, May 9 2004, battered
Trenton Jared Lewis, Canyon County Idaho, three years old, July 8 2006, drowning
Jacob Lindorff, Franklin Township New Jersey, five years old, December 14 2001, battered
Christian Liz, New York City, three weeks old, November 29 2004, suffocation
James Lonnee, Guelph/Hamilton Ontario, sixteen years old, September 7 1996, beaten by cellmate
Gregory Love, Florida, twenty three months old, April 2005, head injury
Nikki Lutke, Cheyenne Wyoming, five years old, August 28 2003, drowning
Zachary James Lyons, Winston-Salem North Carolina, January 24 1992 – October 8 1996, battered
Shaquella Mance, Belton South Carolina, seven months old, March 27 2005, battered
Elizabeth Mann, Lake Butler Florida, fifteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Heaven Mann, Lake Butler Florida, three years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Johnny Mann, Lake Butler Florida, thirteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Cynthia Nicole (Nicki) Mann, Lake Butler Florida, fifteen years old, January 25 2006, traffic accident
Logan Marr, Chelsea Maine, October 14 1995 – January 31 2001, asphyxiation
Fernando Ibarra Martinez, Bakersfield California, nine months old, March 26 2006, battered
Stephanie Martinez, Pueblo Colorado, five years old, December 31 2001, untreated burns
Tiffany Laverne Mason, Folsom California, June 11 1986 – August 9 2001, battered
Viktor Alexander Matthey né V Sergeyevich Tulimov, Hunterdon County New Jersey, six years old, October 31 2000, hypothermia
Dominic Matz, Osawatomie Kansas, July 6 2002 – February 15 2004, treatment withheld
Jamie Mayne, Atascadero California, March 24 1995 – February 10 2000, battered
Kristal Mayon-Ceniceros, Chula Vista California, sixteen years old, February 5 1999, restraint
Emily Ann Mays, Tucson Arizona, sixteen months old, August 24 2005, battered
Andrew McClain, Bridgeport Connecticut, December 6 1986 – March 22 1998, restraint
Cory Bradley McLaughlin, North Carolina, four years old, July 4 1997, battered
Jerry McLaurin, Brownwood Texas, fourteen years old, November 2 1999, restraint
Maria Mendoza, Katy Texas, fourteen years old, October 12 2002, restraint
Caleb Jerome Merchant, Edmonton Alberta, thirteen months old, November 26, 2005, battered
Denis Merryman né Uritsky, Harford County Maryland, eight years old, January 2005, starvation
Devin Miller, Spokane Washington, twenty months old, August 6 2006, battered
Euryale Miller, Kansas City Missouri, one year old, April 1 2001, battered
Jacob Miller, Georgia, twenty two months old, November 20 1997, battered
Clayton Miracle, Georgia, three years old, August 11 1993, battered
Hanna Denise Montessori, Santa Ana California, March 16 1988 – January 19 2004, homicide/head-injury
Alfredo Montez, Auburndale Florida, two years old, July 1 2002, battered
Zachary Moran, Charlotte North Carolina, fourteen months old, August 8 2003, battered
Christina Morlan, Scott County Iowa, September 3 2003 – November 30 2003, unknown
Carlyle Mullins, Nashville Tennessee, five years old, May 27 2005, battered
Cedrick Napoleon, Killeen Texas, June 26 1987 – March 7 2002, restraint
Candace Newmaker née C Tiara Elmore, Colorado, Movember 19 1989 – April 19 2000, re-birth asphyxiation
Jonathan Nichol, Cook County Illinois, two years old, June 16 1995, drowning
Trevor Nolan, Mono County California, five years old, April 12 1997, treatment withheld
Sierra Odom, Arlington Texas, three years old, August 11 2005, battered
Lenny Ortega, Ingram Texas, twelve years old, May 30 2006, drowning
Keron Owens, Walterboro South Carolina, three years old, January 19 1992, battered
Sean Paddock né Ford, Johnston County North Carolina, four years old, February 26 2006, battered
Omar Paisley, Miami Florida, seventeen years old, June 2003, untreated appendicitis
Terrell Parker, Buffalo New York, two years old, 2003, battered
Travis Parker, Cleveland Georgia, thirteen years old, April 21 2005, restraint
Melva Dee Parrott, Hersey Michigan, May 4 1998 – June 29 2000, bronchitis
Alex Pavlis, né Geiko Schaumburg Illinois, six years old, December 19 2003, battered
Dillon Peak, Saint Petersburg Florida, fourteen years old, June 17 2006, undiagnosed illness
Dawn Renay Perry, Manvel Texas, sixteen years old, April 10 1993, restraint
Angellica Pesante, Seneca County New York, four years old, April 18 1997, battered
Terrell Peterson, Atlanta Georgia, five years old, January 16 1998, battered
Cynteria Phillips, Miami Florida, December 10 1986 – August 14 2000, rape/murder
Marguerite Pierre, West Orange New Jersey, five years old, December 2005, poison
Emporia Pirtle, Indiana, six years old, November 11 1996, battered
Jason Plischkowsky, Southampton England, May 25 1985 – December 19 1986, head injury
Huntly Tamati Pokaia, New Zealand, three years old
David Polreis, Greeley Colorado, two years old, February 6 1996, battered
Maryah Ponce, Rialto California, December 5 1997 – June 29 2001, baked in car
Constance S Porter, Kearney Missouri, July 20 1998 – February 12 2001, battered
Dakota Denzel Prince-Smith, Lancaster California, five years old, July 8 2003, baked in car
Nehamiah Nate Prince-Smith, Lancaster California, three years old, July 8 2003, baked in car
Karen Quill, St Louis Saskatchewan, twenty months old, September 13 1997, internal injuries
Rodrigo Armando Rameriez Jr, Victorville California, eighteen months old, July 6 2001, drowning
Stephanie Ramos, New York City, eight years old, July 9 2005, dumped in garbage can
Bobby Jo Randolph, Houston Texas, seventeen years old, September 26 1996, axphyxiation
Jacquelyn Reah, Grand Rapids Michigan, ten years old, November 27 2004, runaway / hit by car
Latayna Reese, Bradenton Florida, fifteen years old, April 1996
Caprice Reid, New York City, four years old, June 1997, starved and battered
Jonathan Reid, Gardena California, nine years old, June 9 1997, treatment withheld