Saturday, October 31, 2015

Casa Returning to Berks County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is accepting applications from the community to act as advocates for children who have been removed from their families.  Judge Mary Ann Ullman is behind the effort to bring the CASA program back to the county.  CASA has been holding meetings and putting together a board of directors.  Executive Director, Ashley Frank, can be reached at 610-301-8634.  You will be required to fill out an application, submit 3 reference forms (2 non-relative) and go through a background clearance.  You can go online and fill out the application at  Once submitted you will be called for an interview.  The first meeting is November 17th from 6-7pm at the West Lawn/Wyomissing Library.  RSVP required due to limited seating.

If you are interested in making a difference in a child's life this may be exactly what you are looking for.  You can work as much or as little as you choose.  You will have full access to case files and counseling files.  You will report your findings directly to the judge.  There are times when children need to be removed from homes for their safety.  There are also many more cases when children are removed on false allegations and with the intent of collecting from the large source of money that the county receives for placing children in foster care.  There are even more incentives to adopt children out to strangers.  This money is our tax payer dollars and could be used to keep families together when wrongly torn apart.  According to Pennwatch, in 2014-968 children were removed from their homes. That is an average of 80+ children a month.  Surely not all these removals were warranted.  If you would like more information on becoming a CASA volunteer please email me at the above referenced address.  Our children and our families need and deserve the oversight in the family courts.  This is your opportunity to step up and be a part of the solution.  

Parent Alienation is a CRIME

William Brown a devoted father learned very quickly how the interference of BCCYS can destroy a once happy and successful life.  While going through custody issues in Montgomery County his daughters mother decided to move to Berks County.  As with many investigations into BCCYS cases the mother decided using the agency as a tool would help her in alienated William.  Montgomery County already had concerns about Parental Alienation and had court ordered expert Dr. Brynne Rivlin to evaluate the parents and child.  Brynne Rivlin is author of a highly recognized book "Children Held Hostage: Identifying Brainwashed Children, Presenting a Case and Crafting Solutions."  As a skilled professional in alienation by parents she found that indeed there were issues in the Brown case and was working to resolve those issues by keeping both parents involved in their 13 year old daughter's life.  Mother refused to meet with Dr. Rivlin and set out to destroy the loving caring relationship her daughter had with her father.
My daughter enjoyed a very active life when with me by attending dance classes which she loved and excelled at.  She had hopes of getting adult dance parts since turning thirteen and also enjoyed assisting a dance instructor with 4-5 year olds.  She had very dear friends and enjoyed doing various activities with them.  She received high scores at school and was a very well rounded child.  She loved her daddy but seemed to be getting more and more frustrated with having to communicate between parents.
In February 2008 all the happiness and joy William had of being a father was completely destroyed when the mother made a false report to Childline accusing him of child abuse.  William received a call from BCCYS supervisor Judy Hoover-Thompson that he would no longer be permitted visits with his daughter due to the abuse allegations.  He was informed that his daughter was now in the custody of BCCYS and her mother.  At the hearing even though William presented evidence through Montgomery County court records and the evaluation by Dr Rivlin the court ruled no contact with his daughter.
I felt like my daughter had been kidjacked.  BCCYS refused to address any of the information presented to them including testimony from teachers and those who know my daughter and I.  Her mother pulled her out of the dance classes she loved so much and I was literally cut out of my child's life having done nothing to deserve the treatment dealt me.  It was the clearest misuse of power I had ever witnessed.  Then as if I wasn't suffering enough emotional pain and stress I was terminated from my job due to the false Childline report made against me.  I was a counselor working with children in the system and knew full well how mentally disturbed and angry they would get when taken from parents and people they loved.  I was so concerned for what my daughter was experiencing due to this inflicted pain by BCCYS. I worked in a clinical profession for 27 years and it still stuns me how I trusted and was fooled by the system to do the right thing for me and my daughter.
While he continued to struggle with finding ways to get reunited with his daughter social worker Nicole Robinson at BCCYS was arranging a court ordered evaluation with Dr. Richard Small of Spring Psychological and Allison Hill PHD of Berks Psychological.  The evaluation was conducted by Hill but only done with mother and daughter.  William was not asked to participate.  This evaluation was used to back up BCCYS in further alienating him and his daughter.  William never even received a copy of the report until a custody conference which left no time for he or his attorney to examine the report. 
Throughout all court hearings Nicole Robison and solicitor for BCCYS, Jennifer Grimes continued to make false allegations and united with the mother in creating the child abuse accusation.  They joined ranks with the mother in using the child as a vessel and brain washed my daughter into making false statements to support their corrupt actions.  They ignored my civil and amendment rights.  I received no due process and they purposely never investigated all the proof accessible to them in my favor.
 Parental alienation (or Hostile Aggressive Parenting) is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children's mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either parent. These behaviors most often accompany high conflict marriages, separation or divorce. These behaviors whether verbal or non-verbal, cause a child to be mentally manipulated or bullied into believing a loving parent is the cause of all their problems, and/or the enemy, to be feared, hated, disrespected and/or avoided. 
In March of 2008 full custody was granted to the mother.  Williams daughter is now 21 years old and has been denied years of valuable time with her father.  He has been emotionally tortured and judicially abused.  Once again BCCYS has dismantled a family.  Again the same names of those directly involved in many cases are destroying what were healthy loving relationships.  William did not stop seeking justice for his name and character.  On January 13, 2011 he received an Order of Remand issued by the PA Department of Public Welfare Hearings and Appeals that the evaluation by Dr Hill was tainted due to false information submitted by Nicole Robinson.  That the courts failed to adequately consider testimony from 2 witnesses for William and a new adjudication was issued.  BCCYS never followed up on reopening his case. 
I have come forth with this information in hopes further exposing this abuse and corruption.  I have faced yet another painful Father's Day without my daughter.  Every Christmas, birthday, or significant event in my life I am unable to share with the most precious gift, my daughter.  She was ripped from my life under the direction of social worker, Nicole Robinson who was backed by BCCYS staff, affiliated doctors, judges, lawyers, guardian ad litems and Berks County Family Courts.  I have participated in counseling to try and understand and deal with what I must face day after day without my daughter in my life. I haven't even been able to reach out to her because I do not know where she is.  I remain at the same address where her bedroom has gone untouched.  All her clothing, pictures, and memories of the happiness this house once held when she was here calling me daddy wait for her return.  As agonizing as it has been to relive the horror of the hearings, job loss, accusations against me and loss I am determined to make a difference in reforming and changing the way the family courts and Human Services operate.  Parent Alienation is a serious transgression and is being carried out by the very people employed by our government and the tax dollars they receive to protect families and children.
Parent Alienation is a form of abuse commonly used by Berks County Children and Youth.  8 out of 10  cases investigated by the Berks County Independent Gazette involve case workers and counselors removing one parent as in Williams case or the child is alienated from both parents and placed a great distance from family and friends.  BCCYS stops all communication with family and forces the child to be raised by strangers.  Experts who have studied parent alienation and it's devastating effects like Dr. Rivlin  in William's case and the Director of Vincent J. Montana Center, Dr Amy Baker Ph.D author of 8 books on the subject agree that alienation is abuse and can have tragic long term consequences in both children and adults.  With all the evidence from the experts and proof of the negative mental effects of parent alienation the agencies formed to protect children and families should endure harsh penalties for inflicting this abuse and disregarding the very mission we as taxpayers are paying them to uphold.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Parental Rights Organization on Parental Rights

From its conception it has been the aim of to protect in the text of the Constitution the rights of all parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children. To that end we have just added a new section to the proposed language in order to address an ongoing weakness in the practice of parental rights law.
The new section provides that “The parental rights guaranteed by this article shall not be denied or abridged on account of disability.”
According to a study of the National Council on Disability, parents with disabilities face child removal rates of anywhere from 40 to 80 percent depending on the nature of their disability – far above the national norm. Those who are deaf or blind face “extremely high rates of child removal and loss of parental rights.” The study concludes, “Clearly, the legal system is not protecting the rights of parents with disabilities and their children.”
The proposed Parental Rights Amendment offers the opportunity to address and correct this wrong, and the addition of this new language makes clear our intention to do just that. This is more than an opportunity; it is an obligation.
During the 20th Century the Supreme Court developed a doctrine of “protected classes” – special classifications of citizens against whom the government is prohibited from discriminating under the Fourteenth Amendment. Religious groups, racial minorities, and women are all among these “protected classes,” identified through a line of civil rights and anti-discrimination acts dating back to 1964.
In its embarrassing eugenics-era Buck v. Bell decision, however, the Court made clear ahead of time that the disabled were not on that list. Their opinion would be horrifyingly offensive to our modern sensibilities:
“It is better for all the world,” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote for the 1927 Court, “if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
It is easy to dismiss this as a prejudiced view from a less sensitive time. Yet, even with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, this case still hangs over the disabled like the sword of Damocles. It is a precedent that has never been over-turned; the government still retains the power to make decisions for the disabled that it could never make for more mainstream members of society.
In a much different 1979 decision the Court wrote, “The law’s concept of the family… historically…has recognized that natural bonds of affection lead parents to act in the best interests of their children….
“Simply because the decision of a parent is not agreeable to a child, or because it involves risks, does not automatically transfer the power to make that decision from the parents to some agency or officer of the state.”
Sadly, this legal presumption of parental fitness often fails to serve the parent who suffers a disability. According to the NCD report, “fully two-thirds of dependency statutes allow the court to reach the determination that a parent is unfit…on the basis of the parent’s disability.”
The time has come to correct this wrong, and the proposed Parental Rights Amendment is just the vehicle by which to do it.
We have said consistently that as parents we are all in this together. This is one more opportunity to prove that point.
Certainly we are hopeful that many individuals and organizations of the disability community will take an interest in this addition and join our fight to preserve parental rights. Already we are thrilled to welcome the endorsement of the National Federation of the Blind.
But even if other disabled citizens do not join our effort we will stand for their rights alongside our own. Because knowledge of the errors of the past is not sufficient to prevent their repetition; when it comes our turn we must be faithful to set a different course.
We are proud to set that course today.
To read the entire Parental Rights Amendment as it is currently proposed, click here.
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

Complaint Foster Children in Care can File

Declaration of Facts to file and have CYS lies Corrected

Declaration of Facts
I, ______________________________, state:
(Your Name)
1. I am the mother/father of three children: (Names of kids.)
2. This declaration is being written (state reason for writing the declaration of facts – for example, “in support of a motion to return children to mother” or, “to explain my side of the case to the court”.
3. This is in reference to (Case Name, Case Number, Date Filed and the name of the court.)
4. (Just state facts one at a time… I’ll give some examples.) On June 2, 2002 I let my children go to school as usual and while they were there a CPS employee interviewed them without letting me know first.
5. There were no witnesses to this interview and to my knowledge no recording was made.
6. My children were detained by the CPS employee and I was not notified by the school so by 4:30 when they didn’t come home from school I was worried about them and called the school to find out if they knew anything.
7. At first nobody wanted to tell me where my kids were and the phone was handed to three different people. Finally the principal got on the line and told me that CPS took my three kids because my son, Johnny, had a bruise on his arm and said I did it.
8. The bruise happened because he climbed the apple tree and then got scared and couldn’t get down. I climbed up there and grabbed him and had to lower him down by his arm and that’s how he got bruised.
9. By the time I got off the phone with the principal of the school, it was only a few minutes before five PM so I called CPS but only got a recording and nobody would answer. It was Friday and I couldn’t get through to them all weekend and even went to the office twice but it was closed. That was why I didn’t check on them for two days – not because I didn’t care which is what the worker, Judy Jones, made it sound like in court on Wednesday.
10. I haven’t seen my children in three weeks because they say I’m a danger to them. This is not true. In fact most of what they say about me is not true which is why I’m contesting the charges and asking for a full trial to make them try to prove their untrue statements.
11. The CPS employees I talk to on the phone are extremely rude to me. They are Judy Jones and her supervisor, Mr. Smith. Judy Jones said very sarcastically: “You should never have had kids if you were going to hurt them. People like you make me sick.” This woman, Judy Jones, won’t believe this happened in the apple tree.
12. I am requesting a court order for the return of my children immediately.
[NOTE: This last part should state the exact words used, just change the date and place to match your circumstance.]
Executed January, 1, 2003 Town, State
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
(Your Name)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A look at numbers

In 2014 Berks County Children and Youth Services removed 968 children from their families.  That is equivilant to 80+ children per month.  There is no way that many children needed to be taken from their parents and put in government care.  The kidjacking issues have spiraled out of control.  They are now using 10 year old citations as reason to steal children.  Again they have stolen another newborn right from the Reading Hospital nursery.  Think it can't/won't happen to you.  Only when it does affect your family can you understand how corrupt, devious, and evil this agency is.  Check out the numbers on

Update on Tony and Danielle

An update on a story that has run in the first two issues of the Gazette on Tony, Danielle and Breanna.  Berks County CYS still continues to hold Breanna hostage in the system even though they have been unable to produce any documentation of abuse or any substantial basis for her removal.  When they fail to prove one thing they make up another reason to keep her.  Tony and Danielle are continuing to jump through the required hoops to get their daughter back only to get confronted with more allegations.  Due to the fact that Breanna is only 11 years old and a hot commodity for adoption the parents are finding it difficult to fight an agency that has no oversight and in fact is permitted to wrongfully take innocent children from good parents for the cash incentives they receive from the federal government.  Berks County needs more attorneys that are willing to step up and help get families like them reunited.  If you are a willing attorney to go up against Berks County CYS please contact me.  I can keep you very busy with all the cases of children who have been illegally taken from their families.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Berks County CYS LIES About Kinship Placements.

This is what Berks County is reporting for the applications (family members who applied for kinship) and those that were denied placement of the child family member.  This is such an Obvious LIE!!!  First of all over 90% of family members never even receive the letters, required by law, offering them kinship from Berks County CYS.  Secondly, of the 30+ cases on my desk right now every single family applied for and was approved for kinship in 2015 and all were denied the child.  That blows that 19 figure out of the water.  In 12 other 2015 cases I have worked on family filed for guardianship and adoption and were denied.  This is a few amont of cases imagine the REAL numbers.  Berks County blatantly goes against the law which clearly states that reunification is first next kinship.  Because the staff at BCCYS is so accustomed to ignoring laws and actually prefer criminal methods, a large percentage of Berks County children are shoved to strangers, switched from foster home to foster home, denied any contact with family, drugged and left in the system until they age out.  When will these crimes on families end?  When more and more families get good lawyers and prove how their amendment rights, civil rights and lies being submitted by BCCYS are proven and caseworkers, lawyers, GAL's and judges start going to prison for their roles in this racketeering and extortion activity that is destroying the core of America.  The FAMILY!!!

Kinship applications from 2010-2015 by fiscal year.
                                 Application          Denials
2010-2011                      286                   9
2011-2012                      343                  15
2012-2013                      316                  27
2013-2014                      365                  25
2014-2015                      365                  19                      

Sharon Scullin Esq GONE from Berks CYS

Just heard another constant figure in the stealing of children has left Berks County Children and Youth Services.  Name sound familiar??  She has served as Guardian ad Litem to many of the children ripped from their families and placed in foster care with strangers.  Question is: Did she leave because she actually had come to realize that what she was doing was wrong?  or Did she run from the possibility of prosecution as the truth behind CYS is exposed for what it is?  Child Trafficking!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2007-2015 The Mission Continues to Steal Children
Read this article from 2007.  Trying to make the public believe they are helping families and children.  The reason the are and should be in so much danger is because they are illegally taking your children with the help of law enforcement.  The long running money making scam of kidjacking kids to get them in the system, drug them, counsel them, harass their parents, and eventually adopt them to strangers has only gotten worse.  In the year of 2015 quotas can reach as high as 50+ children per month taken and held captive in the system.  Counties and states have to match or meet such numbers in order to continue to collect government wrap around services for all the children they steal.  Ripped from mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents, culture, relatives, and everything they have known to be handed to strangers more likely to abuse and neglect them.  Newborns taken right from the hospital before mom is even released.  A hearing held she was not made aware of and then years of lawyers, doctors, GAL's, judges....collecting to keep the case open and the family separated.  If you were in foster care you are at high risk of have your child taken in the future.  These caseworkers prey on the poor, under educated, and scared.  Don't let them get to you and your family.  Educate yourself.  Get a GOOD attorney not a court appointed one that works for CYS.  Know the tricks of their trade.  If you need help there are many resources out there to guide you.  Those with past experience, whistle blowers, and believe it or not honest people who want to stop the corruption in our family courts.  Never give up.  Reach out to other parents, websites and facebook groups that can support you.  More and more families are filing lawsuits and they are WINNING!!!

Rachael Drobnick Continues Her Mission to DESTROY Families.

I received another complaint about Rachael Drobnick.  Not only has she committed numerous illegal acts to steal children and get them under her control she also has right out told a Reading family that "We do not follow the law here at Berks County CYS."  This family has managed to get their children away from Drobnick's claws but only due to the fairness of Judge Sprecher questioning the shady motives of Drobnick and her followers.  Hearing Master Narci Hughes also refused to remove the children on September 24, 2015.  Number one Drobnick was attempting to have removal accomplished without the Judges approval and her accusations were unproven and questionable.  Normal procedure for Drobnick to try and often succeed in removing children by doing so behind the Judges back.  She has done the exact same thing in a medical kidnap where she went behind Judge Ullman's back to get a Philadelphia Hospital to submit false reports of child abuse when the parents and professional doctors have already proven the reason for the child's illness is disease.  If you are having issues with Drobnick or any Berks County Caseworker please give me a call.  We as a group effort need to rid the CYS office of people that are hell bent on destroying good families, terminating parental rights and adopting children out to strangers.  I am also taking complaints on lawyers, doctors, GAL's and judges.

One Caseworker DOWN Many to go!!

Just recieved word that Nicole Robinson is no longer a caseworker at Berks County CYS.  Good news for many who crossed her path and had their families needlessly destroyed because of her sick desire to steal children from loving families for profit.  Human Trafficing is commom place in Berks County.  Robinson was a leader in kidjacking, breaking the law, ignoring Amendment and Constitutional Rights.  She will NOT be missed.  Next!!!  Rachael Drobnick.