Office of Children and Family Services: Petitioning Office of Children and Family Services

Petition byjerry stewart

saranac lake, NY

Office of Children and Family Services: Hold Social Services accountable for their abusive/perjury actions.

 

Too many families are pulled apart by social services that don’t need to be. This happens when a case worker lies/mis-leads and keeps out actual facts of a case in court […]

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Father Shot And Killed As Police Try To Take Child

Father Shot And Killed As Police Try To Take Child

William Reddie, a 32-year-old single father from Michigan, was shot and killed as local Child Protective Services (CPS) officials and police officers attempted to remove his 3-year-old son from the home.

An anonymous tipster claiming that Reddie had marijuana in the home set off […]

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Man Testifies DCF Failed To Warn Him About Abusive Past Of Child He Took Into Home

By Jane Musgrave

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

WEST PALM BEACH —

In the weeks before 10-year-old Jerald came to live with a Wellington couple, he had been repeatedly raped by a 19-year-old in a house where state officials sent him after they rescued him from his neglectful mother.

 

Testifying for the […]

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Fix Child Welfare Mess, Miami-Dade Lawmakers Told

 

 

By Audra D.S. Burch 

Secretary Esther Jacobo, interim secretary at DCF, seen here at an Aug. 20, 2013, town hall.

aburch@MiamiHerald.com

Speaker after speaker told Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation Monday that fixing Florida’s broken child welfare system requires more resources and better training for those on the frontlines. They asked lawmakers to […]

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Pinellas Case Worker Fired Over Foster Child’s Death

Girl’s death prompts changes to screening procedure in Pinellas

Of the 884 children removed from their homes by the sheriff’s Child Protection Investigation Division last year, 198, or 22 percent, did not get a medical examination within the legally required 72-hour period. In 238 of the cases, records were too incomplete to determine […]

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Mike Gatto Leads Fight To Protect Children, Calls For Audit Of Counties’ Child Protective Services

 

(From left) Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) met with baby Sammy and his parents, Alex and Anna Nikolayev, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), and Slavic Community Leader Florin Ciuriuc last week at the California State Capitol.

Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman demands answers following the murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and seizure […]

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The DCF Debacle

Former secretary David Wilkins took a reformed agency backward.

David Wilkins

David Wilkins, former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, resigned July 18 following the deaths of five toddlers who were under DCF supervision.

AP FILE PHOTO / 2011

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: […]

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U.S. Sues Florida Over Disabled Children In Nursing Homes

MIAMI – The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Florida on Monday, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping about 200 disabled children in nursing homes and cutting services that would allow them to receive care at home. Once they do get to the facility, federal officials said many stay for years, some […]

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Foster Care Children, Now Grown, Tell Their Stories

The Calizaire sisters lived with countless families, and say they were abused by some of their foster care parents

Sophia and Princess Calizaire were introduced to foster care when they were seen wandering the streets looking for their mother, who had left them alone in a South Florida motel.

“We heard […]

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Woman Sues 3 Sarasota Agencies, Alleging Failure To Protect Her

By Gabrielle Russon gabrielle.russon@heraldtribune.com Published: Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:02 p.m. Last Modified: Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:02 p.m.

SARASOTA COUNTY – A woman who was sexually abused as a foster child is suing three agencies — including the Sarasota YMCA — alleging that the groups did not protect her from a […]

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