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CPS At Fault In 2 More Child Deaths

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Insist on Realignment of CPS

Investigation Faults NYC Child Welfare Agency in 2 Deaths

The long arm of CPS is very obvious in the latter part of this article, as the media attempts to downplay the severity of these Children’s deaths and suffering.  The corruption within CPS has ruined too many families, stolen too many of Our Children’s futures, and finally have been seen for what they are by at least 2 or more Federal Judges just in the last months.

How can over 3,000,000 reports of Child Abuse yearly equal just 686,000 legitimate cases?   Now you think about one thing, less than 25% of the cases of Child Abuse are reported, so in reality, that translates to over 12,000,000 instances of Child Abuse happen yearly.
~Robert StrongBow~

NEW YORK  –  “The children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.”

New York City’s child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.

The report by the city Department of Investigation found that the children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.

“Our investigation demonstrated that in several instances ACS failed to property investigate allegations of child abuse and as a result missed opportunities to protect children,” department commissioner Mark G. Peters said.

ACS spokeswoman Jill Krauss said Mayor Bill de Blasio has invested more than $100 million to strengthen the child welfare system since the three cases happened.  The new funding has allowed the agency to hire 700 new staff members and reduce caseloads to “a historic low” of 10 to 12 children per caseworker, Krauss said.

The children in the three cases were identified by aliases to protect their privacy.

One of the cases involved a child who was abused and starved by his parents for at least two years before he was removed from the home.  The child is now in foster care and criminal cases against his parents are pending.

Another child died at home under suspicious circumstances.  During the 12 years prior to his death, ACS had investigated 11 reports of abuse concerning the boy’s mother.  The description appears to match the death of 4-year-old Juan Sanchez on April 29, 2014.  No one was charged in his death.

The third child was beaten to death by her mother, who is now serving a lengthy prison sentenceThe girl died despite a 12-year history of interventions by ACS into the mother’s parenting ability, the report said.

Some advocates said the focus on tragic deaths of children should not obscure the work that social service agencies do to support families in difficult circumstances.

“It’s unclear how much generalizing one can do from three admittedly horrible cases,” said Susan Jacobs, special counsel to the Center for Family Representation, which represents parents in family court.  “Every single day parents who struggle with the conditions of living in poverty are successfully reunited with their children with the help of many support services and advocacy efforts.”

Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, said that while it’s possible to learn from ACS’ worst failures, “those failures don’t, in and of themselves, tell us what is systemically wrong with ACS, or any other agency.”

Horrific Child Abuse Case

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House where “Horrific” Child Abuse was discovered

8 children rescued from San Antonio home

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities have rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a two-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a three-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a call just before midnight about a child crying for a long time,  Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said.  The deputies didn’t get a response when they knocked on the front door, and when they looked in the backyard they discovered the two restrained children.

“It makes you sick to see something like this.  It makes you angry… This is as disturbing as it gets,” Keith told CBS affiliate KENS.

“To call this horrific would be an understatement,” he added.

The boy had a metal chain strapped around his ankle, with the other end of the chain fixed to the ground, Keith said, adding: “It was the same kind of setup you would use for a dog.”  Both children were taken to the hospital, and the girl was being treated for a broken arm, he said.

Deputies later found six unsupervised children inside the house on San Antonio’s northeast side.  Two people identified as parents of those six children arrived later and were taken into custody for questioning, Keith said.  The children, between the ages of 10 months and 13 years, were placed in the care of child welfare authorities.

The mother of those six children, 34-year-old Porucha Phillips, was later arrested, Keith said.  He said Phillips was being held at a county magistrate’s office facing two charges of injury to a child by omission.  One of the charges alleges serious bodily injury.

Keith said authorities believe that Phillips was also responsible for the two children found outside.  It was unclear if Phillips had an attorney, and The Associated Press couldn’t immediately find a working phone number for her or the home.

The local district attorney’s office didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment, and the name of the father hasn’t been released.

The two children found confined in the backyard also are in the temporary custody of child welfare workers.  Keith said the boy and girl are believed to be siblings, and that authorities were “actively trying to find their parents.”

CO School Board Member Has Child Abuse Past

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MiDian Holmes

New DPS board member once convicted of
Child Abuse

DENVER, CO  –  The newest board member for Denver Public Schools was once convicted of child abuse, according to court documents obtained by 9NEWS.

MiDian Holmes, the newly appointed board director for northeast Denver and DPS Board President Anne Rowe spoke exclusively to 9NEWS reporter Noel Brennan Wednesday afternoon at the district’s headquarters.

“I guess the best way to put it, is my biggest nightmare as a parent happened,” Holmes said, describing a November 2005 incident involving her then two-year-old daughter.

Holmes said she was getting ready for work when her daughter wandered out of the apartment.  Holmes said she discovered her child was missing and noticed her front door was cracked open.  She said she went outside to look for her child.

“A neighbor saw me panicked and looking – she saw the panic in my eyes and she came to me,” Holmes described.  “She said, ‘Do you have a daughter?’  And I said, ‘Yes’ and she said, ‘I found her and I took her to the leasing office.’”

Holmes said police were called and she was charged with “wrongs to minors,” a violation of Denver city code.  Court records obtained by 9NEWS show the case was dismissed and Holmes was ordered to take parenting classes and sentenced to one year of probation.

“I wanted to move forward.  I wanted to move on,” Holmes said.  “I wanted to, you know, put this behind me and raise my kids, and I did.”

School Board President Anne Rowe said Holmes disclosed details of the 2005 incident during the application process.

“MiDian was very up-front and candid with regard to the situation that happened approximately 10 years ago with her daughter,” Rowe said.

However, court records obtained by 9NEWS showed a separate 2006 case in which Holmes pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child abuse charge.  The records showed a jail sentence of 15 days was imposed and Holmes’ probation was extended six months.

Holmes denied that the 2006 case was separate.

“The case would have to be related to the situation that took place with my daughter,” Holmes said, adding “I’ve never been to jail.”

Holmes later clarified that she spent 16 hours in jail after failing to appear in court for a traffic ticket.

School Board President Anne Rowe said she couldn’t comment on the 2006 child abuse case.

“I can’t really speak to that right now,” she said.  “I am comfortable in the decision we made.”

A spokeswoman for Denver Public Schools also addressed a typo in a press release sent out Tuesday which stated MiDian Holmes graduated from the University of Denver.

According to DU, Holmes attended two quarters at the university but did not graduate. Nancy Mitchell, DPS chief communication officer, clarified Wednesday that Holmes received a degree from National Association of Credit Management.

On Wednesday, Denver Public Schools sent out the following statement:

While we have directly responded to a number of inquiries today regarding our newly selected board member, MiDian Holmes, we would like to take this opportunity to respond in writing.  Prior to Ms. Holmes being appointed to the board seat representing Northeast Denver, she informed board members about a situation in which she was accused of neglecting her 2-year-old daughter.  Here is what she shared with board members:

When this occurred more than a decade ago, Ms. Holmes was the single mother of three young children under the age of 10.  After seeing her two oldest children off for the day, and while her young daughter was sleeping, Ms. Holmes showered in preparation for her work day.  When she emerged from the bathroom, she discovered her daughter was no longer in bed and the apartment door was ajar. She ran outside to search for her child and a neighbor, noticing her frantic searching, let her know that she had found the young girl and had taken her to the leasing office of the apartment complex.  Ms. Holmes went to the office and was told they had contacted police; police had picked up the girl.  Ms. Holmes was charged with neglecting her daughter in the case.  She was unable to afford an attorney but did not meet the income requirements to qualify for a public defender.  She represented herself and, after a discussion with the prosecuting attorney, agreed to plead guilty.  She was eager to put the situation behind her and move forward with her family. Ms. Holmes was sentenced to parenting classes and she satisfactorily completed the requirement.  At no time did Ms. Holmes inaccurately respond to questions on the board member application or questionnaire.  She also did not represent on her resume that she graduated from the University of Denver; she simply indicated she had attended the school.  The press release from the DPS Office of Communications incorrectly stated she was a DU graduate.

Holmes was selected from nine finalists to complete the four-year term vacated by Landri Taylor who resigned in February.  Landri’s term is set to expire in 2017.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the DPS Board of Education announced Holmes as the new Board Director for northeast Denver. She is set to be sworn in at the Board of Education work session Monday, April 18.

CPS LIES, COVERUPS, FORGED COURT DOCUMENTS

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Congressional Briefing: Abused and Neglected Children are left vulnerable to Further Harm

Remake Of Groundhog Day:
CPS – The Stepford Years
2002 to 2016

There was another installment of  Leiliana Wright’s death in the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News.

I can’t do it, but you can if you want, then you can come back here and see what I found that somehow I missed before.  I will give you a big hint, the hint is right above me in Heading 2, meanwhile I couldn’t find the exact DMN article, but this link right below me will take you to one that is close enough.

Believe it or not, the press gets out of character and throws some CPS people under the bus, but quickly saves them before they get all they deserve.  The really cool part is the bus actually does some decent damage though….

4-year-old Leiliana Wright needed Dallas CPS. It failed at every turn, records show

It’s the same drivel every time one of The Untouchables, or a big handful of The Untouchables get busted:  Overworked, Underpaid, Too Much Paperwork, Underfunded, etc…

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren’t Being Enforced

This is my post from NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! on January 28, 2015.

I missed a very important point, and in doing so I most probably have missed helping countless Children.

How could every state, as far as I can tell, fail to comply with meeting at the very least, minimum Federal Child Welfare Standards since 2001 or 2002????

CAI Holds Congressional Briefing to Unveil New Report:

Shame on U.S.

Failings by All Three Branches of Our Federal Government Leave Abused and Neglected Children Vulnerable to Further Harm
January 27, 2015

Alleged Abuse Of FL Special Needs Child

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Brenda Morris

Teacher arrested for alleged Child Abuse

Escambia County, Florida  –  Escambia County Deputies arrested Lincoln Park Primary School kindergarten teacher Brenda Morris on Thursday for allegedly committing child abuse on a developmentally delayed child.  Morris was released shortly after booking.

The State Attorney’s Office charged the 68-year-old Morris with one count of child abuse without great bodily harm, which is classified as a third-degree felony.

“She was alleged to have touched the child in an illegal manner, which may constitute child abuse,” said Greg Marcille, assistant state attorney.

Escambia Deputy Superintendent Norm Ross said the alleged incident occurred Monday at the school.  Lincoln Park administration notified the Florida Department of Children and Families, whose agents responded to the scene.  Morris was escorted off school property.

Ross said the School District suspended Morris with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

“We’re at the mercy of another agency,” Ross said.  “One thing people need to be made aware of is how badly these programs (such as DCF) are understaffed considering the workload these guys have.”

Marcille said he expects Morris to be arraigned in three weeks.  Her case will then be put on the trial docket for two to three months after her arraignment.