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Below, is a letter sent to me. It is unedited.

To the office of; Loretta Lynch

We submit to the office of the U.S. Department of Justice the following list of Child welfare division Case workers, Supervisors and employees in and effort to inform, report and submit the Crimes against the American people and the unconstitutional removals of children from the familial units supported by the Federal standard of placement with Kin as priority.

We demand an investigation into the practices of State operated Child welfare divisions as a Human trafficking program as defined for the purposes and definition of Human trafficking legislation, as ‘ Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim’s rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

Judge: Wendrow family can continue its lawsuit over dismissed child abuse accusations -Michigan

By L.L. Brasier and John Wisely

An Oakland County family can continue its lawsuit against officials who took the children away and jailed the parents on charges of sexually assaulting their severely autistic daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Julian and Thal Wendrow and their two teenage children are suing Oakland County, the Michigan Department of Human Services and Walled Lake Consolidated Schools in U.S. District Court.

Julian Wendrow was arrested in December 2007 and remained jailed for 80 days. Thal Wendrow was placed on an electronic tether, and their children were sent to foster care for months before prosecutors dropped the case in 2008.

The case against the Wendrows was based solely on statements their mute and autistic daughter, then 14, was said to have made using a widely debunked communication method called facilitated communication. The child’s hands were guided by a trained aide using the method, but studies show it’s the aide usually doing the typing.

The Wendrows filed suit in 2008. Many of the claims against prosecutors were dismissed because they are protected under governmental immunity.

Last year, the defendants asked that all the claims be dismissed. On Tuesday, Judge John Corbett O’Meara agreed to dismiss the parents’ and brother’s claims that they were treated unfairly because of their affiliation with the disabled girl. O’Meara concluded only the girl has standing to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

O’Meara let stand a defamation claim against former Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca, who sought the criminal charges and then publicly said after he left office that the Wendrows were guilty even though the case was dropped.

Oakland County Corporation Counsel Judith Cunningham said Tuesday that most of the claims against the county were dismissed. “We are nudging toward victory,” she said.

O’Meara scheduled a trial on the remaining claims for June.

Sarah Prescott, an attorney for the Wendrows, said she disagreed with the judge’s decision to dismiss the family’s disability claims but is happy the girl’s claim can be presented to a jury.

“To say that she can go forward against all these defendants is the heart of the case,” Prescott said. “The quicker we can get to the courthouse steps, the better.”

In his ruling, O’Meara also let stand several claims against the Walled Lake school district, which first reported the allegations, because the facilitated communication occurred at the school where the autistic girl attended classes. According to depositions, school officials knew the communication method was suspect.

Lawyers for the district did not return a message seeking comment on Tuesday’s ruling. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office, which is defending the state social workers involved, declined to comment.

West Bloomfield and its police department, also named in the suit, settled with the family for $1.8 million in 2011.

O’Meara refused to dismiss a claim against a state worker who is accused of violating the Wendrow children’s rights when she took the girl for a gynecological exam that found no evidence of abuse. The worker also drove the couple’s 13-year-old son to the police station, where he was interrogated for two hours.

Source http://www.freep.com/article/20120328/NEWS03/203280380/Judge-Oakland-County-family-can-continue-its-lawsuit-over-dismissed-child-abuse-accusations?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

Boy testifies against former foster parent in sex case – NC

Diane Turbyfill

An 11-year-old boy said his foster father sexually assaulted him multiple times a week when he was 6- and 7-years-old.

The child testified Tuesday morning that George Steen would molest him while the two showered together. His foster mother was sometimes in the Lincolnton home at the time but unaware of the molestation, the child said.

“I tried to scream the first day and the second day but he covered my mouth,” the boy said from the witness stand. “He was doing wrong things to me.”

Allegations of abuse

The child was taken from his mother and put into foster care in 2005, at the age of 4. He lived with the Steens on and off until he turned 8.

The boy said that Steen threatened to punish him if he told anyone what they did in the shower. Steen also told the child that no one believes a kid anyway.

The Steens were certified foster parents. According to the child’s testimony, he struggled to tell the truth in the past. If he told a lie, the boy would be made to eat soap when living with the Steens, the child testified.

The boy didn’t speak of the alleged abuse until he was placed in another foster home. One day while watching TV with his new foster mother the boy spoke of his relationship with Steen.

Lincoln County Department of Social Services was called, and Steen was charged with three counts of child sex assault.

Steen’s attorney, T.J. Wilson, said during opening statements Monday that the boy has a history of lying.

The defense has not yet had its chance to present evidence or witnesses.

Mental and emotional issues

Several psychologists and social workers testified in Steen’s trial Tuesday.

One psychologist talked of the child’s current mental state. He functions at a second-grade level and has sexual behavior issues. The boy suffers from depression, ADHD, expressive language disorder and reactive attachment disorder, according to specialists.

Like many children who have suffered sex abuse, the boy now expresses sexual predatory behavior. He now lives in a facility for children who display such behaviors.

Seven years in foster care

The Lincoln County child moved in with the Steens at age 4. It was his first foster home. His stay was short – just 21 days.

Social Services moved the boy to another family where his two sisters had gone. But taking on three children proved too much for those foster parents so the boy was removed from the home and returned to the Steens.

The child spent the next two-and-a-half years in the Steens’ home.

DSS attempted again to reunite the boy with family, returning him to his mother. But that attempt was short-lived. A month later he went into a group home. He spent six days there before being placed with another family.

The boy began acting out, according to social workers, and he was taken to a hospital for 10 days where his medications were leveled out.

He was returned to the Steens’ home in December 2007 where he stayed until February 2009.

At age 8 the child was transferred to another family for four days followed by a group home for nine days.

His next family kept him for three months before he was sent again to a group home.

In 2009, the child was placed with a family for nine months. That’s where he reported the alleged abuse.

The child now lives in a psychiatric residential treatment facility where his sexual and behavioral issues can be addressed.

On the stand

The boy was visibly uncomfortable when talking about sex in front of a room full of people. He told Lincoln County Assistant District Attorney Beth Lari that he was nervous and just wanted to finish his testimony.

He gripped a small stuffed animal. He said the toy was a way to calm his nerves.

The boy said he didn’t want to talk about it, but he wanted to make sure Steen didn’t victimize anyone else.

“That’s why I told,” he said. “I didn’t want no one else to be involved with this.”

The child left the courtroom Tuesday morning once he finished his testimony.

Source http://www.gastongazette.com/news/foster-69239-old-boy.html

Missing baby feared dead; Sacramento County deputies criticize CPS

By Hudson Sangree

Law enforcement authorities are worried that a baby boy last seen 11 months ago may be dead, and they say Sacramento County Child Protective Services failed for all that time to alert them the boy was missing.

“We can’t ignore the possibility that the baby is no longer alive,” said Sacramento sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos. “The disconcerting thing is that no family members or friends of (the mother) can say they’ve seen the baby since April 2011.”
Dwight Stallings would be 22 months old today.

His mother, Tanisha Edwards, was arrested last week by Elk Grove police on suspicion of violating probation and being under the influence of a narcotic. She was also arrested on a warrant sought by Sacramento County Social Services against a parent or guardian who fails to appear for a hearing.

Edwards is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail without bail.
Her son was nowhere to be found, and the mother was unable to provide investigators with an explanation for his disappearance, Ramos said.

Edwards is a drug user with a transient lifestyle and may have given her child to someone who is raising him under a different name, Ramos said.

Sheriff’s deputies accompanied a CPS caseworker on four different occasions over six days in April 2011, when the caseworker could not locate either Edwards or the boy, the sheriff’s spokesman said. In August, deputies once again went with a caseworker who was unable to find the mother and child.

Friends and family questioned after Edwards’ arrest said they hadn’t seen Dwight Stallings since last April.

Ramos said CPS may have been investigating Edwards for neglect or abuse but until last week did not file a missing persons report, which would have prompted the Sheriff’s Department to began an investigation.

“It does sound like an inordinate amount of time without taking it to the next level (by filing) a missing persons report with us,” he said.

CPS spokeswoman Laura McCasland said privacy rules prohibited her from discussing the case or even saying if Edwards or her son was involved with the agency.

“Everybody is very concerned about this child,” she said but declined to discuss the case further.

She said that generally in such situations, caseworkers will look in many places for missing children, including at home and at preschool or day care. They will also check with other social services agencies and law enforcement to see if they’ve had contacts with parents, she said.

Ultimately a warrant will be issued for the parent’s arrest, which brings the case to the attention of law enforcement, she said.

Ed Howard, a senior counsel with the Children’s Advocacy Institute in San Diego, called it unusual and disturbing that CPS “would simply drop the ball by not telling the Sheriff’s Department or anybody they can’t find the baby or the baby’s mom.”

“That’s unbelievably troubling but consistent with what we hear about Sacramento County CPS,” he said, “that they seem unable or unwilling to get their act together keeping track of abused or neglected kids.”

The Sheriff’s Department is working with Elk Grove police to find Dwight Stallings. Anyone with information should call sheriff’s investigators at (916) 874-5115.

Source http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/27/4368708/missing-baby-feared-dead-sacramento.html

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

Supervised visits for children lack standards in Minnesota

Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER

The state’s visitation programs don’t require licensing, training. 

Every Thursday night, John drives to a St. Louis Park program that allows him to visit — with constant one-on-one supervision — his young daughter. The surveillance is ordered by the courts.

John parks his car on the left side of the building and heads to a “parenting room.” A half hour later, the child’s mother parks on the opposite side of the building and drops off her daughter. Mother and father never meet. Security systems watch for trouble. And the child gets to see a parent she is attached to, regardless of circumstances.

Each year, thousands of children across Minnesota participate in such “supervised visitations,” a critical and sometimes controversial component in child protection and domestic violence cases. As counties press for family reunification for children in foster care, the visits play a critical role in a child’s transition back home. They’re also essential for women fleeing abusive relationships, whose ex-partners and husbands nonetheless have rights to visit their kids.

But there are no state standards for supervision or security for the nonprofits and individuals who oversee the visits. There’s no required licensing or training, and each county handles things differently. While many rely on the special child visitation programs run by nonprofits, others enlist foster parents, family relatives or case aides who may oversee visits at city parks, libraries or even McDonald’s.

Supervised visitation blasted into the public spotlight last month after a Washington man blew up his house during what was supposed to be a supervised session with his sons. “That story about the father who blew up his house led a lot of people to wonder about supervised visitation,” said Linda Domholt, a vice president at Perspectives, the family services nonprofit that John goes to each week.

“There’s a lot of need but not a lot of funding for this,” she said. “It’s time to shed some light on it.”

Lynn Lewis, human services manager for Hennepin County, said the service is critical.

“The cases that we see going to court, and getting supervised visitation, are some of the toughest,” she said. “It can be a convergence of issues: drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, untreated mental illness. You put a combination of any of those together and it could be toxic for a child.”

Minnesota a national leader

Minnesota was among the first states to create visitation centers, starting in the 1980s, said Carl Nordine, interim executive director of the Children’s Safety Center/Genesis II for Families in St. Paul.

The St. Paul center, for example, was launched 20 years ago by a mother whose children were beaten with a two-by-four by their father during a visit, Nordine said. It now specializes in court-ordered visits for children hurt by domestic violence.

The center, like others, also can supervise telephone calls and e-mail exchanges between the child and potentially explosive parent, said Nordine, whose agency supervised 1,200 visits and 701 child “exchanges” — or child transfers between parents– last year.

Perspectives offers something more: a pathway for parents to “graduate” to unsupervised visits. John, who didn’t want his real name used, is among parents enrolled in its “Parenting Time” program.

He arrives a half hour early for each meeting with his daughter, and sits down with the supervisor who will monitor his visit in a room filled with toys, a doll house, a kiddie kitchenette and comfy couch.

He and the supervisor go through a parenting curriculum before the sweet 2-year-old walks in.

For the next two hours, the father-daughter conversations and actions are closely observed by the note-taking supervisor. If John were to attempt to say anything inappropriate to the child, or about her mother, the supervisor would stop him.

But the visit goes without a hitch for John, who declined to say why he was there. Dad and daughter first shared a grilled cheese sandwich and soup dinner he brought. They played with Barbie, explored the doll house.

John says he’s grateful to have this place to visit his daughter. He’s hopeful he will get unsupervised visitation soon.

While John’s story did not involve domestic violence, its victims swell the ranks at many centers.

“From a battered women’s perspective, they are critical,” said Shelley Johnson Cline, executive director of the St. Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. “Having a child in a visitation center means he is not going anywhere. The abusive parent can’t make any threats, can’t kidnap the child and can’t use it as an opportunity to put the mother in greater danger.”

No standards

In spite of their important role in maintaining child safety and child-parent bonds, there are few standards for how or where visitation should be delivered in any state, said Jeff Nullet, executive director of the Supervised Visitation Network, a national network of nonprofits providing visitation services.

“There’s nobody minding supervised visitation,” said Nullet. “It’s alarming sometimes, because anyone can provide these services.”

A growing number of private individuals oversee supervised visitation, said Michelle Basham, executive director of Genesis II for Families, which supervises about 300 to 400 visits a month in the Minneapolis area. She and Nullet are concerned about the lack of training requirements, safety procedures and other standards for individual supervisors.

County budget strains also are hitting visitation programs, said Basham. Ramsey County, for example, stopped using visitation centers for most of its child protection cases several years ago because of budget cuts. It relies on foster parents and relatives to supervise most visits, said Janine Moore, director of the county’s family and children’s services.

In high-risk cases, the visits can take place in a county building, supervised by county staff with law enforcement on hand to intervene if needed, she said. But having a neutral, third party overseeing the visits in a more relaxed environment could benefit both the parent and child, she said.

Said Moore: The centers “are something we would love to have.”

Source http://www.startribune.com/local/144169325.html?page=1&c=y

First Native American tribe approved to operate guardianship, foster care and adoption program

For the first time in U.S. child welfare history, a tribe will have control over the process for evaluating child abuse and neglect allegations, determining whether children need to be placed in foster care, and finding permanent homes for children –safely back with their parents, in the homes of caring relatives, or with adoptive families. Thanks to new federal rules, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST) becomes the first Native American community permitted to operate its own guardianship assistance, foster care and adoption assistance program.

“The approval of this program marks an important milestone in furthering relationships between the federal government and Indian tribes in the operation of child welfare programs,” said George Sheldon, HHS acting assistant secretary for children and families. “I congratulate the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe on its achievement and I look forward to seeing additional Tribes operate their own welfare programs in the future.”

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-351) allows tribes to receive direct funding from the federal government under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. Prior to this law, states, not tribes, made decisions regarding foster care and permanent families for all Native American children.

The Title IV-E foster care program helps states and tribes provide:

• Safe and stable out-of-home care for children until they can be returned home safely or until they are placed permanently with relatives or adoptive families.

• Services for children and families to address the underlying causes and consequences of abuse and neglect.

• Support for children who are placed with relatives who become guardians or adoptive families.

Effective April 1, PGST will oversee a broad array of services and supports funded by HHS and typically run by states, including:

• Child Welfare

• Child Support

• Child Care

• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

PGST will also run a pilot program with the state of Washington to determine eligibility for Medicaid and basic food benefits for tribal members in Kitsap County.

To mark this historic occasion, Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon and HHS officials will attend the tribe’s signing ceremony and celebration on March 29 in Port Gamble.

Originally known as the Nux Sklai Yem or Strong People, PGST are descendants of the Salish people. The Salish people are well established in the Puget Sound basin and surrounding areas. In the late 1930’s, the PGST reservation was created on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. Nearly 1,000 tribe members live there today.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ebrochure2011/ACYF_CBPage4.htm.

To find out more about the tribe, visit http://www.pgst.nsn.us/.

Source http://transition.acf.hhs.gov/programs/region10/news/first-native-american-tribe-approved-to-operate-guardianship-foster-care

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The Corrupt Business of
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Summary: This article’s author worked with around 300 cases in Georgia, along with hundreds across the nation. She shares heart-breaking stories of CPS corruption, including how children are being taken away unnecessarily and put in very abusive situations. Her conclusion is that “there is no responsibility and no accountability in Child Protective Services.”

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The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services
By Nancy Schaefer
Georgia State Senate, 50th District
revised September 25, 2008
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[Disclaimer: While we agree with Schaefer that the system is broken, the comments and recommendations are those of the author, who passed away in 2010, and do not necessarily reflect the views of ParentalRights.org.]

My introduction into Child Protective Service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining state who called me with her tragic story. Her two granddaughters had been taken from her daughter who lived in my district. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see her children again she should sign a paper and give up her children. Frightened and young, the daughter did. I have since discovered that parents are often threatened into cooperation of permanent separation of their children.

The children were taken to another county and placed in foster care. The foster parents were told wrongly that they could adopt the children. The grandmother then jumped through every hoop known to man in order to get her granddaughters. When the case finally came to court it was made evident by one of the foster parent’s children that the foster parents had, at any given time, 18 foster children and that the foster mother had an inappropriate relationship with a caseworker. In the courtroom, the juvenile judge acted as though she was shocked and said the two girls would be removed quickly. They were not removed. Finally, after much pressure being applied to the Department of Family and Children Services of Georgia (DFCS), the children were driven to South Georgia to meet their grandmother who gladly drove to meet them.

After being with their grandmother two or three days, the judge, quite out of the blue, wrote up a new order to send the girls to their father, who previously had no interest in the case and who lived on the West Coast. The father was in “adult entertainment”. His girlfriend worked as an “escort” and his brother, who also worked in the business, had a sexual charge brought against him.

Within a couple of days the father was knocking on the grandmother’s door and took the girls kicking and screaming to California.

The father developed an unusual relationship with the former foster parents and soon moved to the southeast. The foster parents began driving to the father’s residence and picking up the little girls for visits. The oldest child had told her mother and grandmother on two different occasions that the foster father molested her.

To this day after five years, this loving, caring blood relative grandmother does not even have visitation privileges with the children. The little girls are, in my opinion, permanently traumatized and the young mother of the girls was so traumatized with shock when the girls were first removed from her that she has never completely recovered. The mother has rights but the father still has custody of the children.

Throughout this case and through the process of dealing with multiple other mismanaged cases of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), I have worked with other desperate parents across the state of Georgia and in many other States because their children were taken for no cause and they have no one with whom to turn. I have witnessed ruthless behavior from many caseworkers, social workers, investigators, lawyers, judges, therapists, and others such as those who “pick up” the children. I have been stunned by what I have seen and heard from victims all across this land.

In this report, I have focused mainly on the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). However, I believe Child Protective Services nationwide has become corrupt and that the entire system is broken beyond repair. I am convinced parents and families should be warned of the dangers.

The Department of Child Protective Services, known as the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Georgia and other titles in other states, has become a “protected empire” built on taking children and separating families. This is not to say that there are not those children who do need to be removed from wretched situations and need protection.

However, this report is concerned with the children and parents caught up in “legal kidnapping,” ineffective policies, and an agency that on certain occasions would not remove a child (or children) when the child was enduring torment and abuse.

In one county in my District, I arranged a meeting for thirty-seven families to speak freely and without fear. These poor parents and grandparents spoke of their painful, heart wrenching encounters with DFCS. Their suffering was overwhelming. They wept and cried. Some did not know where their children were and had not seen them in years. I had witnessed the “Gestapo” at work and I witnessed the deceitful conditions under which children were taken in the middle of the night, out of hospitals, off of school buses, and out of homes. In one county a private drug testing business was operating within the agency’s department that required many, many drug tests from parents and individuals for profit. It has already made over $100,000.

Due to being exposed, several employees in this particular office were fired. However, they have now been rehired either in neighboring counties or in the same county again. According to the calls I am now receiving, the conditions in that county are returning to the same practices that they had before the light was shown on their evil deeds.

Having worked with probably 300 cases statewide, and now hundreds and hundreds across this nation and in nearly every state, I am convinced there is no responsibility and no accountability in Child Protective Services system.

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I have come to the conclusion:

  • that poor parents very often are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;
  • that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;
  • that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while the parents are at work and while their children are separated from them. (some times parents are required to pay for the programs) This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children to their parents;
  • that caseworkers and social workers are very often guilty of fraud. They withhold and destroy evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights unnecessarily. However, when charges are made against Child Protective Services, the charges are ignored;
  • that the separation of families and the “snatching of children” is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having these taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;
  • that Child Protective Services and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid! There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian ad litems, court personnel, and judges. There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that the social workers are the glue that hold “the system” together that funds the court, funds the court appointed attorneys, and the multiple other jobs including the “system’s” psychiatrists, therapists, their own attorneys and others.
  • that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion first in 1974 by Walter Mondale and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 to $6,000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;
  • State Departments of Human Resources (DHR) and affiliates are given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. For every child DHR and CPS can get adopted, there is the bonus of $4,000 or maybe $6,000. But that is only the beginning figure in the formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the State has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. Therefore States and local communities work hard to reach their goals for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care.
  • that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. There is funding for foster care then when a child is placed with a new family, then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved and so is Medicaid;
  • As you can see this program is ordered from the very top and run by Health and Human Resources. This is why victims of CPS get no help from their legislators. It explains why my bill, SB 415 suffered such defeat in the Judicial Committee, why I was cut off at every juncture. Legislators and Governors must remember who funds their paychecks.
  • that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together or provide effective care;
  • that the incentive for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared and who in protective services will step up to the plate and say, “This must end! No one, because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Just look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer;
  • that the “Policy Manual” is considered “the last word” for CPS/DFCS. However, it is too long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;
  • that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there might be a greater need for protective services, but today children are not safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care;
  • It is a known fact that children are in much more danger in foster care than they are in their own home even though home may not be perfect;
  • that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no option, will divorce and then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do anything to get their children home with them. However, when the parents cooperate with Child Protective Services, their behavior is interpreted as guilt when nothing could be further from the truth;
  • Fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are oftentimes treated as criminals without access to visit or even see their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life out of them;
  • that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not stress that a foster parent is there temporarily to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many foster parents today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights as a means to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child placed in their care from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system. Recently in Atlanta, a young couple learning to be new parents and loving it, were told that because of an anonymous complaint, their daughter would be taken into custody by the State DFCS. The couple was devastated and then was required by DFCS to take parenting classes, alcohol counseling and psychological evaluations if they wanted to get their child back. All of the courses cost money for which most parents are required to pay. While in their anxiety and turmoil to get their child home, the baby was left for hours in a car to die in the heat in her car seat by a foster parent who forgot about the child. This should never have happened. It is tragic. In many cases after the parents have jumped through all the hoops, they still do not get their child. As long as the child is not returned, there is money for the agency, for foster parents, for adoptive parents, and for the State;
  • that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims, parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services;
  • that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia and from other states trying to get custody of their grandchildren. CPS claims relatives are contacted, but there are many many cases that prove differently. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to their heirs;
  • that The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!
  • That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. Call for an independent audit of all State Child Protective Services (CPS) and for a Federal Congressional hearing on Child Protective Services nationwide.
  2. Activate immediate change. Every day that passes means more families and children are subject to being held hostage and their lives destroyed.
  3. Abolish the Federal and State financial incentives that have turned Child Protective Services into a business that separate families for money.
  4. Grant to parents their rights verbally and in writing.
  5. Mandate a search for family members to be given the opportunity to adopt their own relatives if children need to be removed permanently.
  6. Mandate a jury trial where every piece of evidence is presented before permanently removing a child from his or her parents. Open family court. Remove the secrecy. Allow the press and family members access. Give parents the opportunity in court to speak and be a part of their children’s future.
  7. Require a warrant or a positive emergency circumstance before removing children from their parents. (Judge Arthur G. Christean, Utah Bar Journal, January, 1997 reported that “except in emergency circumstances, including the need for immediate medical care, require warrants upon affidavits of probable cause before entry upon private property is permitted for the forcible removal of children from their parents.”)
  8. Uphold the laws when someone fabricates or presents false evidence. If a parent alleges fraud, hold a hearing with the right to discovery of all evidence made available to parents.

FINAL REMARKS
On my desk are scores of cases of exhausted families and terrified children. It has been beyond me to turn my back on these suffering, crying, and beaten down individuals. We are mistreating the most innocent. Child Protective Services have become an adult centered business to the detriment of children. No longer is judgment based on what the child needs or who the child wants to be or with whom, or what is really best for the whole family; it is some adult or bureaucrat who makes the decisions, based often on just hearsay, without ever consulting a family member, or just what is convenient, profitable, or less troublesome for the social workers.

I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to so many families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so.

Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and the needy” Proverbs 31:8-9

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Regarding Corruption in NC DSS, GAL, Lawyers &Judges

To the Editor:

I am writing with great concern about the Cumberland County Department of Social Services.

Mrs. Fennell, D$$-Investigator of CCDSS, embellishes and files a non-secure custody petition Sept 17, 2010 to illegally take my children from my care and custody.  There were also threats to take my unborn child once he was born-my due date was Dec 25, 2010.  On Dec 6, 2010 unknown of my rights; I was coerced and under duress into an agreement to falsely stipulate that I was  “dependant” with the promise that my children would be returned to me the next day and they (CCDSS) would  leave me alone.

The stress of all this DSS harassment resulted in complications with my blood pressure and other things.  My Christmas baby was stillborn on December 29, 2010.  Christian would never have to experience the corruption at CCDSS any more.  The fight was just starting for my other children.

This so-called stipulation was a fraud.  Instead Cumberland County DSS turned it around and made the false stipulation the reason to keep my children in custody. At this time I was not properly explained or informed by a court appointed lawyer what the stipulation meant. Later on I had to fire my court appointed attorney because DSS and MY own attorney mislead me into  this false stipulation.

I soon found out what a stipulation meant-that I was agreeing to the false statements the DSS  were accusing me of.  And that by me stipulating this meant DSS did not have to prove anything, leaves DSS in the clear and me the bad guy legally.  Then, I filed various motions including a motion to rescind my false stipulation, a motion for Discovery and a motion to overturn the phony court order that was based on a false stipulation.

The Judge presiding over my case abused the legal process by not hearing my valid motions for 4 month until the Chief Judge of Cumberland County excused the judge that usually presides over my case that day and a surprising appearance. With Her (Chief Judge Keever) presiding over my case that day October 5, 2011.  It took two requests to get discovery from DSS. The discovery was Complete in November 2011. And it showed “Nothing” but non- substantiated opinions and contradiction from the DSS-Investigator.  The GAL had literally nothing in the file about me; however they were just simply copy and pasting lies from CCDSS.  Till this Day the Judges presiding over my case refuse to see the facts (truth) about all of their illegal rulings.

AS OF 3/7/2012: Judge Edward A Pone improperly dismissed my motions to rescind my false stipulation and to overturn the phony orders that were based on false stipulations.  Pone’s Order of Dismaissal was filed April 9, 2012 and appealed April 20th 2012.   On May 8th 2012 Brenda Reid Jackson, CCDSS Director, and agents (CCDSS) and CCGAL program filed a joint motion to dismiss my appeal and filed an amended motion on May 9th 2012 that was heard in Court on May 23, 2012. CCDSS argument was based from the their statement of “public policy” and NOT based on any law of North Caroilina and “WON”

WOW, this is so obvious that CCD$$ and the CCGAL program are disparate for my case not to leave Cumberland County.

THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN FAYETTEVILLE, CUMBERLAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA.”  This seriously bothers me because the laws of North Carolina and the United States Constitution are still on the books and the rule of law gives me the right to justice and to appeal from the unjust rulings.  Excuse me, but DSS policy does not overturn the Constitution and the law.

These Judges prefer to continue with a lie in-stead of FACTS.  And my children are still being held hostage by CCDSS.

The hateful DSS, GAL and the mighty judges in Cumberland County, North Carolina, acting under the “color of law” have taken my children away from me as well as taken all of my legal rights away from me.  If Cumberland County can do it, this can be done anywhere.

Sonja D.

Fayetteville, NC

 

Editor’s Note:  This mothers full name, address and phone number have been left off as is our policy.

 

Folks,  do NOT ever, ever, ever sign anything from the DSS and Guardian ad Litem (GAL).  Do not ever, ever stipulate to anything.  This story is repeated all over Cleveland County, North Carolina and the USA everyday.  Stay tuned for more information I am putting together regarding the DSS.

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Clay County Dept of Social Services in NC: CPS Corruption, Abuse, Bias

Clay County Department of Social ServicesNC Fathers is encouraging Clay County NC non-custodial Fathers, Step-Mothers, Paternal Grandmothers, and Paternal Aunts and Uncles to reach this article on the Clay County Department of Social Services in NC to get a better understanding how this agency derives major federal funding from you not having equal parentage and access to your young loved ones. Additionally, our organization will make the case that NC Department of Social Services Agencies policies and procedures in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases weigh heavily on non-custodial parents and families, while dealing lightly with custodial parents who are generally the parents they provide services for. Furthermore, we believe that because the Clay County Department of Social Services has absolute and 100% immunity for any abuse, bias, or corruption in dealing with families, and they over-step many boundaries without any accountability. If you are a Clay County NC non-custodial family member, we ask that you join our FACEBOOK PAGE and MAILING LIST where you will have the opportunity to engage with other non-custodial families, and help us reach OUR GOAL of reform within the NC Family Courts and with Social Services Agencies which we believe are more concerned with justifying their jobs and continued federal money. Lastly, we ask that you extensively share this article on Social Services in Clay County NC with other families on the major social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to help build momentum on this important issue.

Posts related to the Clay County Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services (CPS) – Judge Margaret EaglesSenator Richard Burr and NC Non-Custodial Families

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NC Fathers believes that Clay County Department of Social Services Directors, Staff, and Supervisors have no idea what Clay County NC non-custodial fathers, step-mothers, paternal grandmothers, and paternal aunts endure within the Social Services and Family Court arenas. Thus, we ask that these individuals click on the RED and BLUE graphic below to get a better understand of the major division with the courts and with social services. We ask that you pay special attention to the links outlining how the Social Security Act, Title IV, Part D, Section 458 provides overwhelming federal dollars when social services child support enforcement officials collect greater amounts of child support. NC Fathers believes that if social services in Clay County NC realizes that if a non-custodial fathers lose any visitation with their children, they will be required to pay more child support, which increases funding via Title IV-D legislation.

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Clay County Department of Social Services in NC, Child Support Enforcement, Domestic Violence, Child Protective Services, and Non-Custodial Families

Starting with the Federal Program of Child Support Enforcement in NC, it is important to note that CSE is not just a big government program that gives money to NC Children from non-custodial fathers. As pointed out earlier, there are things happening behind the curtain that makes it lucrative for the State of NC to participate in this program. Each time the Clay County Department of Social Services collects $300 in child support from a non-custodial father who was denied equal parentage and access to their children by the courts, Title IV-D legislation gives the State of NC $300 to be used for Welfare Programs, TANF, Food Stamps, and other Low Income Assistance Programs.

In short, NC Department of Social Services loves the setup where one family will be non-custodial so that they are paying child support, so that federal money can be derived, programs and infrastructure funded, and jobs maintained. The problem we have is that the only path to increased child support, is decreased time non-custodial fathers, step-moms, paternal grandmothers, and paternal aunts and uncles get with their children. How do you feel knowing that your Child Support efforts and inability to get equally shared parenting is helping Welfare Recipients have an easier time supporting their children?

Like Child Support, NC Domestic Violence programs at the Clay County Department of Social Services relies on massive federal money, and this money is allocated through the use of statistical data. In short, Social Services gets increased federal money for infrastructure, programs, and jobs BECAUSE of Domestic Violence. It would seem that Social Services needs a lot of Domestic Violence offenders so that statistics stay high, which triggers more federal money, and the by-product is because of the DV, fathers will have have less visitation with their children, which increase EVEN greater federal funding.

What about the growing culture of hopeful custodial mothers making Domestic Violence Allegations and Sexual Abuse Allegations as a tactical advantage in Family Court? Daily, we hear from WOMEN in non-custodial families that these false allegations are put through a rubber stamp process by Judges who understand that the Domestic Violence lobby within Social Services is watching their every move and hold purse strings at election time. NC Fathers believes that in NC, there are hundreds of thousands of False Domestic Violence claims that are herded into conviction so that Judges can look good at election time, federal money will continue to flow, and the special interest groups that make money from this will be happy.

NC Fathers wants every Clay County NC non-custodial family to understand that Child Support Enforcement and Domestic Violence has become an industry where many groups are benefiting financially and politically BECAUSE of these issues, and they need them to continue if Social Services programs in Clay County NC are to stay afloat.

Clay County Department of Social Services DE-Funding by Voters in Non-Custodial Families

Judges, Politicians, and Directors at the Clay County Department of Social Services understand that there are very well funded, politically powerful, and well entrenched lobbyist at work daily who LOVE the current Family Law system, Title IV-D money, and the politics surrounding Domestic Violence which ONLY focuses on MALE on FEMALE violence despite the latest federal statistics showing that WOMEN hit just as often and use threats to control MALE partners.

NC Fathers also believes that WOMEN IN PATERNAL FAMILIES are equally destroyed by this process, and it is important to note that non-custodial families come from ALL racial demographics.

And lastly, given the divorce rate and the enormous bias in the family courts, when you add up every single non-custodial father, step-mother, paternal grandmothers, and paternal aunts and uncles who have been marginalized as visitor families 5 days a month and are VERY ANGRY about this, you have a natural lobby that would overwhelm Judges and Politicians at election time. In Fact, rough figures show that of the 11 million people living in NC, about 5 million live in a non-custodial families. If you are sick of the biased Family Courts and NC Department of Social Services systemic abuse, bias, and corruption, then we encourage you to share this article with other families, and join our FACEBOOK PAGE and MAILING LIST.

It is time to send Staff, Supervisors, and Directors at the Clay County Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services a loud and clear message that we should not be funding sources for your programs and jobs. Please consider helping us help you!

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November 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Corrupt North Carolina Officials Try to Silence Whistleblower Using Child Protection Services

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by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com staff

A massive fraud cover-up in the state of North Carolina has Randy Davis fighting mad. The corruption involves senators, the NC Commission of Indian Affairs, the Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, and entire departments within Sampson County – including Child Protection Services (CPS) – where Randy lives.

The laundry list of crimes, which stretches back to the 1920s, is extensive and involves everything from misuse of federal HUD and USDA funds, to virtually every civil rights violation imaginable, to a massive land grab and falsifying birth and death certificates. The whole ugly story resembles the mafia – whole generations of families in NC with multiple crimes and cover ups. And Randy Davis not only knows everyone involved – he allegedly has hundreds of documents, audio and video to prove every bit of it. That apparently makes him a high value target that needs to be silenced.

But using CPS to take his daughter didn’t keep him quiet. She has been on the run for the past year – in hiding so CPS can’t grab her to be used against her father. Three arrests on eight different trumped up charges (all eventually dismissed) and 136 days in jail without cause – all to coerce him into revealing his daughter’s location – unsuccessful. With this story – an exclusive to Health Impact News – Randy is now coming forward to tell an astonishing story of governmental abuse of power and corruption.

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Meet Randy and Cheyenne

Randy Davis is a successful businessman, Chief of the Croatan Native American tribe, and a dedicated father to Cheyenne, a 17-year-old honors student.

Several years ago, an elderly neighbor of Randy’s who is also Croatan, needed some financial help. Since Native Americans in Sampson County, NC, receive all government benefits through a local governing body called the Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Randy requested their assistance.

But he ended up with more questions than answers. Around the same time, his cousin, Maretta Brewington, a member of the governing Coharie Board, was discovering questionable practices that looked suspiciously like food stamp and Medicaid fraud.

Randy Exposes Fraud, CPS Removes Cheyenne Without Judge’s Order

The deeper they looked, the more fraud they found.

Eventually, they compiled enough evidence that Randy went to the State Attorney General, Senator Wesley Meredith and Senator Brent Jackson.

“Oh, no, not that,” was the AG’s first response as he refused to investigate since it would be a conflict of interest: “the state investigating the state,” according to Davis.

Senator Jackson ignored and never responded to Davis’ request for investigation.

As for Sen. Meredith, Davis says he later learned that the senator called the Coharie Board and reportedly asked them to help “shut him up.” The senator also reportedly told Maretta she would never see the documents they had turned over to him again, and soon thereafter coincidentally received a large, lucrative contract from a Native American tribe for the senator’s landscaping business.

So Davis took all the information on the Coharie Board’s fraud to WRAL TV, which ran a brief story on February 20, 2014 reporting $740,000 “missing” from the Coharie accounts. See:

‘We’ve got to find that money:’ NC tribe accused of misusing taxpayer funds

Within seven days of this story airing, CPS allegedly opened a case on Randy.

Within another week, they took Cheyenne.

Maretta (Randy’s cousin who had uncovered some of the fraud), who worked for the Department of Social Services, was placed on administrative leave and Randy reports she was threatened by her supervisor to stop exposing the fraud and connections between various government officials and the Coharie Board, or she would be fired.

The night CPS kidnapped Cheyenne, they also took Maretta’s 16-year-old mentally ill son as well.

The police could not provide even a single document or reason for either child’s removal. Randy reports they threatened to “fight him” if he would not bring his daughter and Maretta’s son to CPS. Watch the first two videos from the previous story Health Impact News published on Randy and Cheyenne for the firsthand evidence of what happened.

The first video shows the initial stop:

The second video shows officers assaulting and forcibly removing Cheyenne from the car and away from her father. Another adult female, along with her son, were also in the vehicle, and the officers removed her child also. There was apparently no court order from a judge to take the children into custody. The officers were simply following directions from CPS social workers. This is what we refer to as legal kidnapping in the United States today.

Warning! This second video contains graphic audio and visual materials which may not be suitable for some viewers:

Original story:

Native American CPS Whistleblower Goes Missing in North Carolina – Daughter on the Run

At the temporary custody hearing, questions and accusations revolved around Randy’s relationship with Maretta’s son, who had been recently released from a mental hospital with a diagnosis as psychotic, bipolar and a “habitual liar” by four different psychologists. The boy had confessed to raping his eight-year-old cousin as well as other crimes, which had turned unwanted law enforcement attention to the places where his crimes occurred: the Coharie Board’s property and one of its member’s home.

Randy believes they sought to implicate him in Maretta’s son’s crimes, as well as fabricate other issues related to the boy, in order to take the heat off the Coharie Board, while also silencing Randy and Maretta.

Cheyenne Kept as Prisoner in Abusive Foster Home, CPS ‘Shops’ for Diagnosis

Cheyenne’s life, already torn from her father, descended into a nightmare. Relatives who were readily available and willing to take her were apparently ignored by the court.

The foster home to which she was sent did not return her to school and blocked all her access to the outside world and her father through phone or internet. Cheyenne reports witnessing the foster mother slapping her own daughter many times, and seeing the daughter “pimping out” other foster children in the home.

The police were called multiple times to the home.

Two agonizing months went by before Randy saw his daughter again.

During that time, as he desperately fought to have Cheyenne placed in kinship care, she was being taken to psychologist after psychologist. Randy believes they were trying to get a diagnosis that would label her mentally unfit in some way so that any testimony she might have could be discredited.

But Cheyenne’s multiple psych evaluations all came back normal.

CPS: “We Don’t Need a Judge”

Finally, in late spring, the judge permitted Cheyenne to live with Andy and Pam, Randy’s cousin, and gave him unlimited access to his daughter.

The same day she was transferred to Pam’s home, CPS informed Randy there were “new allegations” and rather than the judge’s ruling of unlimited access to Cheyenne, he cannot talk by phone or in any way interact with her except for one hour per week at CPS offices.

When Randy questions why CPS will not follow the judge’s orders, Cheyenne is told by CPS:

“We don’t need a judge.”

Cheyenne was able to record much of the meeting at the CPS office, and towards the end of this clip below, a person she identifies as CPS Supervisor Jane Dudley states that because they were opening a “new” investigation, they did not need a judge’s order.

In this video by Cheyenne below, Randy Davis interacts with “over a dozen” CPS staff, including the director, in a meeting he said was quickly called to “clear up misunderstandings.” Randy asks why they are not obeying the judge’s order to return Cheyenne to himself.

Meanwhile, Randy complied with a CPS request for a psychological evaluation. The evaluation was normal, but CPS told the judge they don’t believe it’s authentic and demands another exam.

Randy reports the judge saying at the hearing on Sept. 11, 2014:

“What does this man have to do to get his daughter back?”

In a highly unusual move, the judge then required Frank Bradshaw, the DSS attorney, to hand write his orders in full, in the court room in front of him, requiring that if the psychological examination is affirmed to be accurate by the examiner, the case is dismissed and CPS must return Cheyenne to her father’s custody within 24 hours.

CPS Violates, Ignores Judge’s Orders

On Oct. 6 the psychologist affirmed the assessment as genuine. Yet Cheyenne was allegedly kept in CPS custody for another 15 days, directly violating the judge’s orders. On Oct. 21, Cheyenne was finally returned to Randy’s custody.

But it’s not over. Far from it.

Within days, Randy reports that he received a phone call from CPS telling him Cheyenne’s return to his custody is a “trial placement,” despite the judge’s orders stating he has full custody.

When CPS demands a home inspection, Randy refuses. Randy learns by accident that a trial is to be held Oct. 29 to determine whether there had been abuse or neglect of Cheyenne. Randy says he was never summoned or informed in any way of the fact that the court intended to bring him to trial…for the same case which had just been dismissed.

Tried Twice for the Same Crime??

A week after Cheyenne returned home to her dad, Randy attended what appeared to him to be a completely bogus trial, since the previous judge had already dismissed the case.

The U.S. Bill of Rights prohibits citizens from being tried twice for the same crime – but this is exactly what seems to have happened to Randy. This time, without testimony or proof, the judge decided that Randy was guilty of “neglect” but still permitted Cheyenne to stay in Randy’s custody.

But Randy knows too much, and has documentation that can expose too many corrupt officials.

Only one week passes when again, on Nov. 5, Randy received a phone call informing him that he must appear at CPS offices within three hours or face arrest.

When he arrives, he is informed that there are once again new allegations made by one of the CPS workers. Incensed, Randy tells them:

“If I’ve done something wrong, then file criminal charges!”

No charges are ever filed.

Police, CPS Trespass and Search Multiple Homes – Randy & Cheyenne Hide

Outraged at this new harassment, Randy takes Cheyenne to his brother James’ home in a different county, and intentionally calls the police to request a “welfare check” on his daughter, hoping for fairer treatment and to prove that all is well.

The police visit his brother’s home and allegedly report everything is “fine.”

Randy takes the police report that there are no concerns for Cheyenne’s safety and emails it to Sampson County CPS to inform them that there is no reason for anyone to further disturb his daughter.

But, Randy says:

“I knew they were up to something again.”

They left Sampson County for his beach house, hoping to be left in peace.

That night, Sampson County police allegedly crossed jurisdictional lines into Cumberland County. Nine police and Sampson County CPS surrounded James’ home and demanded to search for Randy and Cheyenne.

Allegedly, no warrant or paperwork of any kind was provided. The same night, the police reportedly also surrounded and searched the homes of Randy’s cousin Maretta, Pam, Andy (Cheyenne’s kinship foster parents), and Randy’s home.

Arrest Warrants Issued for CPS Directors, but Sheriff Threatens Randy

Randy’s brother immediately files trespassing charges in Cumberland County on Nov. 11, and the Magistrate, recognizing the validity of James’ claims, swears out three arrest warrants on the Sampson County DSS Director, Sara Bradshaw, as well as the CPS Director and the Foster Care Director.

The next day, Nov. 12, Sampson County Sheriff Jim Thornton allegedly called Randy and demanded:

“Bring Cheyenne to CPS or I’ll bring charges against you.”

Randy, after enduring repeated civil rights violations and lawlessness from county officials, refuses and hangs up on the sheriff.

Sheriff Thornton swears out three warrants on Randy for “obstructing an officer, obstructing justice and resisting” – because Randy allegedly hung up the phone on him.

District Attorney Ignores Lawless CPS, Randy & Cheyenne On the Run

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The following day, Nov. 13, the District Attorney, Frank McQuaide, disposes of the Cumberland County warrants against the Sampson County officials.

Apparently jurisdictional overreach and trespassing is legal in his district.

It is obvious to Randy that the system is stacked against him, and the corrupt officials want to regain custody of his daughter in order to keep him quiet about their activities.

For the next four months, Randy home schools Cheyenne while hiding at his beach house and various other places in and out of state.

SWAT Gear, Military Grade Tracking Without Federal Warrants

Determined to find Randy and Cheyenne, Sampson County police reportedly returned to Randy’s brother James’ house on Dec. 5 in SWAT gear and body armor.

James protests and demands they prove they have Cumberland Sheriff’s approval before he will agree to another search. When the call is made, the Cumberland Sheriff’s response is a vehement:

“Get away from James’ house!”

In response, the Sampson County police allegedly said that they had “pinged Randy’s cell phone” at James’ house.

This type of high-tech cell phone tracking technology requires a federal warrant. According to Randy and his brother, the police had no such warrant, nor any legal authority to search. The Sampson County Sheriff will later admit under oath that he “might have” used this technology to locate Randy, despite the lack of a federal warrant.

Bond Set $9500 Over Legal Limit

After several months in hiding, Randy pays his bond for the obstruction of justice charge (for hanging up the phone on the sheriff) in Feb. 2015.

The bondsman informs him that the legal limit for a bond on this charge should only be $500, but it has instead been set at $10,000.

Randy pays $3,000 and is told:

“Something’s not right over there in Sampson County. You need to subpoena those guys.”

Cheyenne In Hiding, Randy Held in Jail Without Bond

Randy attended court March 4th for the criminal trial on the obstruction of justice charge for which he had already paid bond. The judge finds Randy guilty of hanging up the phone on the sheriff and sentenced Randy to the maximum of 45 days in jail – without bond.

However, Randy is informed that if he’ll tell them where Cheyenne is they will let him go. But Cheyenne was in hiding, and out of reach of corrupt Sampson County officials.

Randy Kept in Jail Without Cause – Unless He Will Identify Cheyenne’s Location

Within three days, Randy filed an appeal and the judge set bond at $1,000, which Randy paid several days later.

What happened next seems unthinkable.

After Randy pays his bond, the bailiff allegedly begins walking him back to jail.

“Where are we going?” Randy says he asked.

He is informed that there is a “secret order” and he must remain in jail. That is, unless he’ll tell CPS where Cheyenne is hiding.

How could this happen in America?

Citizens cannot be randomly held in jail without specific charges and due process according to the rule of law and the Constitution. Yet Randy is incarcerated for a total of 136 days….until July….apparently without cause.

Hearing that her father is in jail, Cheyenne posts a YouTube video on April 2015 saying she is well and safe, but that her dad should be released.

In May, despite obstruction and all other charges against Randy being dismissed, Sampson County officials allegedly would not release him from jail.

In July, after months of legal wrangling, Randy is finally released from jail, with no probation and clear of any charges.

However, the judge adds multiple restrictions to Randy’s release, requiring that he live in Sampson County and spend every night in that county.

These requirements, Randy notes, are unconstitutional. He has appealed these restrictions to the state Appellate Court.

Cheyenne Remains in Hiding for Fear of Retaliation by Corrupt Government Officials

As of today, all charges have been dismissed against Randy, and he has full custody of his daughter.

However, Cheyenne remains in hiding. They fear if she should reappear, the whole corrupt circus of lies would begin again.

Here is a recent video she posted on Dec. 17, 2015:

Despite the incredible measures taken against him, Randy is unbowed, and determined more than ever that the truth of the Sampson County and Coharie Board’s fraud and cover-ups be brought to light.

Randy and Cheyenne’s story includes so many alleged forms of government abuse and even lawless anarchy it is difficult to recognize this could even be possible in America. Power and money, coupled with a virtually complete lack of accountability have allowed corruption to flourish, making CPS in Sampson County nothing more than a way to silence those who would speak out, according to Randy.

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Alabama Assistance Programs.

Locate help, government financial aid and assistance in all Alabama cities and counties, including Birmingham and Montgomery. Programs can help pay housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, and offer free health care.

ALL Kids
This is Alabama’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that offers quality, low cost health insurance for children who are under the age of 19 and who are residents of Alabama. 1-888-373-5437

SenioRX
The State Department of Senior Services prescription drug assistance program is for senior citizens and it will assist them with receiving free medications from pharmaceutical companies. Find additional ways to get help with medical bills and debts. More. 1-800-243-5463

SOBRA Medicaid
An insurance program for lower income children and pregnant women. 1-888-373-5437

Alabama Child Caring Program
A healthcare assistance program that is for uninsured teens and children under the age of 19 who are ineligible for SOBRA Medicaid or ALL kids. While there are no monthly premiums to pay, some participants may have to pay minimal fees or co-pays for certain services.

Social Services from Department Human Resources
A number of low income programs are provided. Get help with medical bills, housing/rent, emergency cash payments, and other assistance. Learn more on Alabama public assistance.

 

 

Foreclosure Advice and Counseling
Homeowners in many parts of Alabama can receive free legal advice and mortgage assistance. In certain cases attorneys may even be able to deal directly with your lender or bank. Read more.

Also, click here to get information on non-profit housing and foreclosure counseling locations in Alabama. A number of free services are offered to homeowners.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
The Alabama office of Child Care Subsidy manages the state’s child care program. The goal of this assistance program is to provide Alabama’s lower and moderate income families with access to both quality and affordable child care services so that these families can participate in work, training, and educational activities. This program can help pay for child care related bills and expenses. (334) 242-1310, or more on child care assistance in Alabama.

 

 

 

Debt Reduction and Credit Counseling
Alabama is served by a number of federal government certified credit counseling agencies. The non-profit organizations can help individuals eliminate and consolidate debts, pay off loans, improve credit scores, and much more. Click here.

Legal Assistance
Legal Services of Alabama offers free legal advice and counseling for civil cases. The organization has volunteer attorneys that will work closely with individuals to ensure they have full access to legal representation. Learn more.

Family Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance and grants to families to help them meet basic needs. It focuses on families with a dependent child under age 18 or age 19 if the student is a full time student in a secondary school, such as a vocational school or taking technical training. It supports families whose income and resources do not meet state standards. (334) 242-1773

Food Stamp Program
The goal is to end hunger and also to improve nutrition by providing monthly food benefits to eligible lower income households. Cash aid and grants are meant to help families buy the food they need for good health. (334) 242-1310

Energy Company Assistance Programs
Utility companies that operate in Alabama provide customers with grants and weatherization services. Get information on Alabama energy bill assistance programs.

Financial and Emergency Assistance
A number of resources, including counseling, rental assistance and limited amounts of cash, may be provided by the Salvation Army to those who need help with basic needs. The charity organization has several locations across Alabama. Read more Alabama Salvation Army.

 

 

Job Training, Government Grants, and Case Management in Alabama
A number of community action agencies can help low income families and people faced with a crisis. Counselors can help them look for jobs, apply for grants for paying bills, and offer other support. More details.

Unemployed residents and individuals looking to gain new skills can receive assistance from the state. Career counselors provide free referrals, help clients register for training, and offer several other employment services. Read job training in Alabama.

Community Clinics in Alabama
Find a listing of free community clinics that low income and people with limited insurance or who lack health insurance can turn to for free medical care. Click here.

Medical bill assistance and health care resources are also offered for uninsured families in Alabama. The state and non-profit partners offer health care screenings, check ups, assistance for children, medications and more. Learn more.

Lifeline Telephone Discounts
The state and FCC provide help with phone bills, in the form of a discount, to low income families and the working poor. There may also be assistance for paying connection fees. Continue reading.

Homeless Programs and Eviction Assistance
Funding from HUD and the Continuum of Care is available in Alabama. Non-profits will offer free legal support to tenants, emergency funds to pay rent to stop an eviction, as well as security deposits for a new low income home or apartment. More on Alabama eviction prevention and homeless assistance.

Housing Vouchers
Alabama low income residents can get a portion of their rent paid from Housing and Urban Development section 8 housing vouchers. Additional services may be case management, self-sufficiency and other support, including for disabled individuals and lower income elderly. Click more information.

Help for Disability in Alabama
The state offers assistance for residents with a disability. Financial aid can help low income individuals with needs such as housing, food, or utilities. Several departments coordinate home care, vocational training, and offer respite services as well. More on disability benefits in Alabama.

Dental Centers and Care
There are several non-profit and/or government funded clinics that specialize in dental care. Get cleanings, check ups, and other services and much more from Alabama dental clinics.

Food Pantries and Banks
Get free or low cost food, groceries, perishable items and more from food banks that are located around the state. More on Alabama food banks.

Help for Seniors
Adults over 55 years of age, the elderly, and senior citizens can receive assistance. Alabama programs can help with medical care and bills, food, prescriptions, and other needs specific to seniors. More Alabama Agency on Aging resources are offered as well.

 

 

 

Alabama Energy Bill Assistance Programs
The low income, elderly, disabled, and others facing a hardship may be able to qualify for help paying utility bills. The energy companies that operate in the state all offer some form of financial assistance or cash grants. Learn more.

Assistance From Alabama Counties and Cities

Autauga County (Prattville)

Baldwin County (Bay Minette)

Barbour County (Clayton)

Bibb County (Centreville)

Blount County (Oneonta)

Bullock County (Union Springs)

Butler County (Greenville)

Calhoun County (Anniston)

Cherokee County (Centre)

Clarke County (Grove Hill)

Coffee County (Elba)

Colbert County (Tuscumbia)

Conecuh County (Evergreen)

Covington County (Andalusia)

Crenshaw County (Luverne)

Cullman County

Dale County (Ozark)

De Kalb (Fort Payne)

Elmore County (Wetumpka)

Escambia County (Brewton)

 

 

Etowah County (Gadsden)

Fayette County

Geneva County

Greene County (Eutaw)

Hale County (Greensboro)

Houston County (Dothan)

Jackson County (Scottsboro)

Jefferson County (Birmingham)

Lamar County (Vernon)

Lauderdale County (Florence)

Lee County (Opelika)

Lowndes County (Hayneville)

Madison County (Huntsville)

Marion County (Hamilton)

Marshall County (Guntersville)

Mobile County

Monroe County (Monroeville)

Montgomery

Morgan County (Decatur)

Pike County (Troy)

Russell County (Phenix City)

Shelby County (Columbiana)

St. Clair County (Ashville and Pell City)

Talladega County (Talladega)

Tuscaloosa County

Walker County (Jasper)

Washington County (Chatom)

Wilcox County (Camden)

Winston County (Double Springs)

Alabama Assistance With Paying Utility and Cooling Bills

Project Share
Project SHARE is funded by electric utility customers and utility companies. Customers donate through their monthly electric bills. The organization operates throughout the year and it helps disabled persons, senior citizens, and those on fixed or low incomes.

Operation Warm
Provides aid and assistance to Alabama residents who do not qualify for the LIHEAP program. Decisions about who receive grants and aid from the Operation Warm fund are based on income and necessary expenses, such as medications and utility bills.

 
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