Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Another very informative powerful video as evidence to what Children and Youth Services and the Department of Welfare do to families and get away with it. I have witnessed this in my own case as have thousands of PA families. Targeting the poor, holding children hostage, lying, covering up, ignoring laws and rights, using the police and entering without warrants.....the list goes on. Pay attention PA residents. This could be you or your family someday. Don't wait until you are a victim to help make these creeps in these agencies held accountable!
This is an overlook at the "Cash for Kids" scandal in Luzerne County. These creeps sold kids into detention center for big bucks. It takes so long to expose these corrupt happenings because so many are to scared to expose them. After all people have been killed calling out what CYS agencies do. My nephew was threatened by Judge Arthur Grim of being sent to Hershey Boys School. To this day I believe he was involved in this scandal and was never caught. Because I attended the hearing when he tried to throw my nephew to the wolves I witnessed first hand just how much these people get away with. The savior was an Attorney, Barbara Washburn, from New Jersey. She was not afraid of the corruption in the Berks County Courthouse and saved my nephew from being a victim of "Cash for Kids!" We need more fearless lawyers and whistle blowers to get on board and take down all of the players in the many scams being run everyday on our children and families.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Dr Keefer hits the nail on the head. This needs to stop. Children and families deserve the rights this country has given us to not be abused and destroyed by these agencies.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
CYS does not have immunity folks...!
§ 4910. Tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if,
believing that an official proceeding or investigation is
... pending or about to be instituted, he:
(1) alters, destroys, conceals or removes any record,
document or thing with intent to impair its verity or
availability in such proceeding or investigation; or
(2) makes, presents or uses any record, document or
thing knowing it to be false and with intent to mislead a
public servant who is or may be engaged in such proceeding or
Cross References. Section 4910 is referred to in section
5552 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).
These line items in the General Appropriations Act of 2012 (GAA) are: "mental health services" in the amount of about $662.3 million; "intellectual disabilities – community base program" in the amount of $151.2 million; "Medical Assistance – Outpatient Services" in the amount of $360.1 million; "Behavioral Health Services" in the amount of $43.1 million; "children and youth programs for the care of delinquent and dependent children" in the amount of $1 billion; the human services development fund in the amount of $13.4 million; and homeless assistance services in the amount of $18.5 million. GAA, S.B. 1466, P.N. 2335 (2012), at 286, 289, 295, 297, 302. The GAA states that the appropriated "sums … are hereby specifically appropriated from the general fund for the purposes hereinafter set forth." Id. at 201-02.
13 The percentage amount increases in each successive fiscal year until fiscal year 2016-2017 when there will be no limit on the amount of funds that participating counties can divert from one program to another. See Section 1405-B(b) of the Public Welfare Code, 62 P.S. §1405-B(b).
My name is ______________ resident of _____________ I am one of the lead activists promoting a Nationwide Letter Campaign to each of the fifty state representatives. In addition to our state requests for reform of Child services and Family law Court to each state, we will be writing to Federal offices and Agencies.
The nationwide campaign is conducted by activists, advocates, and victims of each state in an effort to have our voices heard on the problems facing American Citizens in our current form of child protection agencies and family law courtrooms.
We have set a guideline of changes we would like to see implemented into these two branches of government.
CPS reform: It is primary to families across the nation to see Child services agencies not removing children, already experiencing crisis, from family units. We believe the abusers of children should be removed and charged with the crime. We believe it is further abuse to the children to remove them from family units to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, and protective parent. Alarming numbers of newborn to age 4yrs. children are taken by Child services across the country and placement denied for relatives of the child. This is alarming and in our opinion, a form of human trafficking for Federal dollars under incentives provided by the Clinton Foundation with Family Preservation and Support Services program. We disagree with the incentive to move with rapid adoption of children seized by these agencies. We believe children taken from abusive homes generally have a qualified relative with whom the child can be placed. We urge state representatives to cut costs of hiring more child service workers and implementing a more efficient system of child protection. And as seen in the national statistics, prior foster children occupy our penal systems in high numbers. Foster care is not working. We need to see strict thorough review of the backgrounds of those people given the position of foster parents and social workers to include; drug testing, criminal background checks, periodic lie detection tests, and review of caseload recommendations.
Family Law Reform; We are asking for reform of the family law system which currently is in the hands of Judges whom make bias rulings, various interpretations of Family law codes, and place children in the custody of their abusers. Often, we are seeing Judges removing visitation to one or the other parent in a retaliatory form for speaking out about abuses within the family unit. We do not believe families and children belong in the court system. We encourage each state to reform this system to include; Two party Forums with state guidelines to reach a successful conclusion of dissolution/custody. Criminal acts or allegations before /during or after the dissolution process to be redirected into Criminal courts. (fraud, assault, stalking, assault on a minor, sexual assault on a minor, perjury, harassment, and other incitement crimes) Penalty of perjury enforced with penalties for false allegations. Family law lawyers removed from the forum and acting 'consultations' only. Judges removed from the family law forums with the exception of Criminal Family Law courtrooms. We believe, the two party forums with both spouses, will force each parent to work through their agreements without the high cost of lawyers and Judges whom profit from longstanding family law disputes and long standing trauma to the children involved. Not only does it eliminate the financial devastation, it removes the ability of a 'out of control' spouse from using the family court system as a further abuse against the other parent. For the state, it will save costs of operating a family law courtrooms in it's current form. Forums can be set up in either online mediation forums or in mediation forums within the courthouse. Mediators acting as referees only with instructions to follow the dissolution process and guidelines. Penalties and fines for those parents who are unwilling to comply with the state guidelines to a successful dissolution/custody agreement.
Our campaign is at it's infancy. We are pleased to see many representatives interested in considering reforms to these two broken systems. We are in the process of accumulating Cases to present as 'cause' for reform and will be sending these to the Governors across the country. We hope you will consider the far reaching benefits to our nation, our families, and our children by implementing reforms in your state. As we receive responses, we will ask residents of each state to send their statement of damages/injury specific to your state.
I thank you for your response and consideration into the matters at hand.
OPERATION CPS REFORM AND FAMILY LAW REFORM; Letter Campaign
Subject: PA legislators emails (44)
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:45:29 -0400
- Click on the link to the white house email system.
- Copy and Paste the body of the message, (add your name at the bottom) into the message box
“And behind the curtain of this machine of misery we’ve uncovered its cause—the multi-billion dollar divorce industry, populated by judges, attorneys, and a machinery of tax-dollar fed “judicial administrators,” social workers that George Orwell would marvel at.” “We’ve been delivering that message kindly for years now, yet the tide keeps rising on families in crisis. We’ve appealed to the county courts, state and local politicians, state judicial oversight bodies, United States Representatives, and just plain old human dignity, but the harassment and abuse of parents and children has only increased. A resort to federal court intervention in the widespread criminal collusion in state government was the next logical step.”
“It’s time to recognize Family Court for what it is—a corporate crime ring raiding parents and children of financial and psychological well-being, and devouring our children’s futures. And its not just divorce lawyers—its judges, “judicial administrators,” psychologists, cops and prosecutors—people we should be able to trust—in a modern day criminal cabal using county courtrooms and sheriff’s deputies as the machinery of organized crime.” Say Stuart. “Since state officials’ hands are too deep into the cookie jar to stop their own abuse, we’re seeking the assistance of federal oversight.”
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Upon arrival we spot our foster daughter in the hall and I go right to her for a big hug and tears along with my husband, her mom and her aunt. We have about 10 minutes of bonding before the KidsPeace social worker yanks her from us and removes her from the building. Like we were going to harm her or just to make a point that they are "in control." We remained in the hallway of the Pottsville courthouse all day hearing story after story from other parents and relatives regarding the horrific treatment of their families and children by these same characters. Bio mom's lawyer meets with her and bio dad's father meets with him. The guardian ad litem informs us only after being confronted by the aunt, that he has moved himself to the position of attorney for the foster child and another guardian has been appointed. He claims this was to protect the child and he would be in a better position to do what was best for her and or what she wanted. We know she wanted to come home with us. His motives we believe were not in her best interest but rather, like in most CYS cases, in the best interest of doing what he is told by CYS. This was a guardian that had never met his client until we forced him to in November of 2012.
The fathers lawyer met with me and she appeared to be in agreement with us taking custody of the child and proceeding with adoption. With both bio parents present any further paperwork needing to be completed could have been done then and there. The bio mom's attorney never approached me. She made him aware of her wishes for the child to come with us.
What a circus sitting in the hallway listening and watching just how these agencies operate and how mean, disrespectful and unprofessional everybody involved in these cases are. Of course, out of spite I'm sure they held our care until 4:30pm, the end of the day. Now the real carnival starts. First and for most I am denied access to the courtroom. Even though I have 100% standing in this case I suppose letting me in and having to let me submit my proving documents and testify wouldn't work in their favor. So we remain in the hallway. Lawyers come in and out with questions and to report what is going on in the courtroom. First thing we learn is that during the social workers testimony she claims the child was not permitted communication with her bio family which we allowed. We allowed that contact because KidsPeace told us it was OK and the CYS social worker never told us it was not OK. Both KidsPeace social workers knew of the contact (it is in the weekly recordings) and the KidsPeace supervisor new as well. This contact consisted of emails and phone calls with mom, phone calls with dad, and phone calls and 2 visits with her aunt. All emails were saved and appropriate, visits were with us in our home with her aunt and family. CYS managed to keep all of them apart and when they would try and get visits CYS threatened to take their children if they kept calling the CYS office. There was NO court order or any instruction by anyone involved in this case that there could be no family contact. Fostering rules promote you supporting a good relationship with the bio family without prejudice and mail and phone calls may not be monitored. We learned that these agencies change or ignore all rules to fit their motives and cover up their wrongdoings. Also with the family contact I began learning all the illegal things Sch County CYS and this same social worker did to the bio mother and father and to all 3 children involved. It is disgraceful that this kind of abuse of power and downright illegal activity can go on under the watch of our government.
The social worker also lied on the stand by claiming I made the girl apologize to her father. Totally ridiculous because I never thought the father did anything wrong. But social workers are given immunity (can't be prosecuted for lying on the stand) which is a HUGE part of the problem. They can lie as much as they want and not be held accountable like you and me for perjury.
When the KidsPeace social worker took the stand she told the truth about not knowing that there could be no family contact and allowing the girl to enjoy communicating with her family. This proved the CYS worker lied. The dad's attorney questioned me while standing in the hall with dad about the so called apology and we both said "it never happened." She also asked if the father was interested in visitation. This made no sense considering CYS was trying to prove their case using the no family contact issue and yet here is dad's atty. asking about visitation. Now I am really confused.
We were told that bio mom and bio dad's attorneys were on our side to take the girl home. A letter was presented from the therapist that our home was the best place for the child. We had all excellent KidsPeace and CYS reviews and a recent placement hearing presented on January 21st to the judge and written by CYS said that the child was safe and happy here and doing very well. She was on the honor roll, healthy and healing in therapy. It also states adoption to hopefully be completed by July 2013.
Then the social worker used the fact that our KidsPeace contract was expiring at the end of the month. This was fact but the judge never bothered to ask if we had another fostering contract. We also told the lawyer for the girl that we wanted to take kinship of the child and we do not need to be foster parents to do so. The family was present to OK that decision.
Then it was time for our foster daughter to take the stand. What I am told by 2 of the attorneys involved is that they manipulated the girl over and over on the stand. The guardian questioned her twisting the facts to make it appear that it was a secret about contact with her family. Of course we don't want children in the system keeping secrets, right??? That is what they do force and threaten children over and over again to not tell and not have contact with people that love them. Not to protect the child only to protect themselves. Although this didn't seem very substantial because the real reason for the child's removal was retaliation. Our helping her move forward in prosecuting her abusers from the former foster home.
By now it is going on 6pm we are exhausted but feeling positive because every angle CYS used to keep the child from us we felt was combated with proof, testimony or a reason to over rule CYS. Finally the lawyer (the girl's former guardian) approaches me and asked what I want. I said I want kinship of the girl and we plan on adopting her as soon as possible. I told him we did not care about the money of being foster parents we cared about the child. He acted confused and like he couldn't believe we would consider taking the child without any compensation. He returned to the courtroom.
Within 10 minutes everyone was exiting the courtroom. Not one person approached us and told us what the ruling was. Another 10 minutes and mass confusion and the bio mother tells us the judge ruled to keep the child in foster care. Claiming our expiring foster contract as her reasoning. In shock and tearful I we turned to leave when the CYS social worker calls us back and starts berating my husband and I. She is yelling and standing around her is the director of CYS and other co workers. She proceeds to tell us that we are to have no contact with the girl or her family. I explained that we have Constitutional Rights and their are laws in PA that she is overstepping. She laughs and tells us "I don't give a f*#K about your Constitutional Rights. You lost today and this case is closed as far as you and your family are concerned. I replied that I was not giving up on the child, ever.
We turned away from the CYS posse and left. We were both in shock most of the way home. Although through all the corruption in the 7.5 months of dealing with CYS it only makes perfect sense that the hearing was just for show there was only one outcome.
What I know today: There were 4 lawyers all on our side, a therapist recommending us, the 15 year old child testifying that she wanted to come home with us, both mother, father and aunt wanting us to take custody of the child. One lying social worker and one cooperating judge to keep the child hostage of the "system." There is no justice!!
So now the child has been made to sign an agreement that she will not contact us. She has been moved 1.5 hours away. CYS continued to allow visits and phone calls with her aunt and she called her dad on Father's Day. It wasn't about family contact it was RETALIATION!! She remains in a foster home with a single foster mother and I pray everyday that she is safe and happy. I continue to try and find the right attorneys to help proceed with her adoption and to sue CYS and KidsPeace for abusing all of our rights and the laws of the Commonwealth of PA.
I do continue to be a foster parent through a much more professional and uncorrupted agency. KidsPeace has way to many issues and I refuse to ever work with them again after witnessing first hand the way they treat children, their bankruptcy issues and hiring child molesters as counselors. The fact that they stole the girl's memory box is just another ill directed harmful way they harm children and get away with it.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
When she learned that the girl was having conversations with the state trooper she told myself and the child she could no longer talk to the state trooper, the DA or her siblings. Guess she didn't want them discussing the case behind her deceitful back. She didn't however take her away from her therapist who along with my family was backing the girl in prosecuting the abusers and getting some kind of justice for the hell she lived through because of this social worker and KidsPeace who were also involved in this case through the abuse. The therapist proceeded to contact the state trooper, guardian ad litem (who never even met the girl all the years he was to be protecting her) and made it clear that the girl was going for justice. When the social worker got wind of this plan she contacted KidsPeace. I received a call on February 28th at 2:40pm that the girls KidsPeace social worker was coming to remove the girl from our care by 4pm. Kidspeace took the girl crying hysterically. They were well aware we were the first safe home this child has ever had. We had excellent reviews and had just went through a placement hearing where we learned our adoption of the girl could be completed by July 2013. The abuse and mental anguish I witnessed at the hands of KidsPeace and Schuylkill County CYS was worse than most kids experience in a lifetime and for what? To cover their butts they had to get her away from people who were helping her and love her. They removed her without a court order or justifiable reason to throw her in a group home and threaten her about talking. Once again seclude, threaten and never let the children bond so they can continue to hold them hostage in the system. We also need more social workers who leave their jobs to speak out about what really goes on in these agencies. Here is a link to those who speak up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arVPZHgTcmA&feature=youtu.be
My next blog I will do a day in court.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
He’s been held hostage at the hospital since October of 2012. Then there are his siblings that are also being held hostage by SCCYS. As being foster parents who wanted to adopt the oldest child we learned quickly just how far CYS agency employees and the Dept of Welfare will go to cover up criminal behavior.