Here we go again, but this time, not only did county AC take ALL the dogs/pups, they also purposely took the minor child, had CPS put the kid in foster homes, [after abuse in one home went to 2nd home, same problem…] and guess what? No one will give up the actual affidavit or warrant, and the kid has been harmed in several foster homes–huge black eye, large numbers of welts on back which appear to be from pinching/twisting the skin, failed to set up the surgery that was supposed to be done for child, more harm done to various parts of the child, and the child does not speak English? [Note– at this time, we are not discussing which rescues set up this seizure info or details]
Not only has client or attorney been refused as to viewing either original affidavit or warrant used, no clerk will admit that there is such an original, and if one did know there was one, they claimed no client could look at it, only an attorney can view it; then one clerk told client “which case is this for?” and when she heard the name of which case it was, she ran away!!!! Animal Control claims it is not a sealed document, but neither the court or Animal Control will admit where the document or documents are? Does this not seem odd to anyone at all? Well— it should. Client has NOT been charged with any criminal actions except the CPS deal on alleged neglect [where there really was none…]
Now the private attorney for the child is somewhat questionable, acts like he/or she is working for the county, however, the attorney knows nothing about animal control or seizures at all. The attorney only knows that CPS cases are pretty much handled as if they are administrative hearings with a little law now and then, but mostly not??
The judge in the “CPS” case is about as effective as a dead slug, and we don’t understand how he/she can even be viewed as a judge these days at all.
Judge is Way, way way over the top, doesn’t allow the law to be presented, and talks to people like he/she’s in your living room? If that sounds crazy, it is, but it’s also true.
Nearly every client that has a case in the court is represented as an indigent, meaning, they have no $$ to hire private counsel in 9/10ths of all the cases. So when judge has a client that has hired private counsel, it’s still the same story— complete and utter disregard of the person’s rights. Not only amazing, but downright disgusting.
Like a dog/pony show only with more words. For example, a sheriff deputy had body cam on entire time of seizure. Judge said it was not necessary to get that footage because it was about “animals” when in fact, client had full proof- a printed out photo which clearly showed the parent holding the child and nothing was wrong with the child at time of seizure? Animal control or child intake worker wrote fake “facts” claiming the child was ‘covered with feces’ which was completely false? and judge wanted to go with that and ignore the photo????? and apparently the body cam data???
Are we getting the drift here?
Would we then tend to “believe” that ANYTHING that animal control wrote, said or did was even close to the truth at all?
Do you understand that Northern CA has a very very high rate of missing children–especially near Trinity County?? When animals are taken and kids are removed to “foster care” do we really think most of these parents get those kids back?
With what we have seen (and this isn’t the worst county in CA on the subject)– many parents never see the kids again. They lose the kids and don’t appeal their cases. Sometimes they drop out even before they lose the kids. The appointed attorneys say we can’t find the parents. They disappeared. We bet they did. Only not where you think………
[below is data taken from LA times writer Garrett Theolf]
—-// Today, when a child is taken by protective services, they are placed in any random persons home, as long as the person obtains a license to become a foster parent, is older than 18, and passes a criminal background check. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/evey-rosenbloom/where-do-the-children-go_1_b_8728758.html
According to LA Times writer Garrett Theolf, who obtained data from the state’s electronic Child Welfare Services/Case Management System, which contains abuse complaints entered by county case workers, “those living in private agencies’ homes are one third or 33 percent more likely to endure physical, emotional or sexual abuse.”
The system is overcrowded, siblings are separated and there is
a desperate need of places to put these children,
which is why over 5,000 waivers have been
granted to criminals so that they could become foster parents.
Kiana Barker, is an example of a criminal who was able to obtain a license to become a foster parent and ended up killing a two-year-old by hitting her on the head with a hammer. That might also explain how Richard Cassada, a registered sex offender, was able to become a foster parent so he could continuously abuse a child placed in his care.
Some people become foster parents because there is money involved. They are given at least $700 per child, and if a child has disabilities or medical needs, they are given an average of $1500 per month per child.
This might explain how Debra and Thomas Schmitz ended up with 18 disabled children, who they kept locked in cages and forced to dig their own graves, reminding them no one cares about them. I spoke with Community Care Licensing to understand how the system could be putting our children in the hands of criminals, and their response to me was “often it’s not the person who gets licensed who is a criminal, but regularly they’ll find that it’s the relatives, or people who come and go or live in the back house who are abuse the children.”
County auditors found some of Los Angeles’ biggest foster care agencies, Homes of Hope Teens Happy Homes in Los Angeles, and Child Net Youth and Family Services spending tax payer dollars on cigarettes, beer, fancy clothing, perfume and compensation packages for some of their employees worth $522,000 in 2010. Meanwhile, these foster homes lacked hot water, had no food in the refrigerator and cabinets. One had a bathroom with a crumbling tub and a sink with no faucet handles. (Read more about this here).
Another major concern is that often the case workers are over-worked and simply have too many children on their case load. In some cases, the paperwork they are required to do is so extensive that it trumps the actual visits and often leads them to use template responses because the paperwork is what keeps the agency funded and jobs intact.
Children were found starved and emaciated, covered in lice, with rotting teeth, while the paperwork read: “Raymond and Vanessa Jackson were doing an excellent job, providing a nurturing, stable environment.”
Another outrageous report filled out by a child welfare specialist, Vera DuBose, explained that 3 children were “doing fine and have adjusted well to placement,” when in reality, they had been dead for 3 months.
Sex traffickers target youth in foster care because of their increased vulnerability. According to John Ryan, the CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 60% of runaways who are victims of sex trafficking had been in the custody of social services or in foster care and 56% of LGBTQ youth in the system end up homeless because they felt safer on the streets than in their placements or group homes.
The literature does not support the belief that private foster care is superior to the government run system it replaced. There is an increased risk of re-abuse in privatized foster care systems. (Steen, J. , & Smith, S., 2012). The research regarding safety demonstrates a clear decrease following the shift to privatization and in Florida the re-abuse rate among private agencies are higher than they were before statewide expansion of the privatization effort (Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability, 2006).