Sunday, May 27, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Fla. committee to review all child abuse deaths

Posted: 26 May 2012 08:33 PM PDT

Fla. committee to review all child abuse deaths

Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins says his agency will now allow the state child death review team to review all child deaths.


Social workers told to return snatched baby to France

Posted: 26 May 2012 01:08 PM PDT


Social workers told to return snatched baby to France

Two parallel stories last week highlighted what has become one of the most bizarre features of our "child protection" system – the fanatical determination of our social workers to track down mothers who have fled overseas to escape their clutches, and bring their children back to "care" in England.


FLAVOR FLAV Facing Prison for Not Paying Child Support

Posted: 26 May 2012 10:52 AM PDT


FLAVOR FLAV Facing Prison for Not Paying Child Support

List of things Flavor Flav apparently thinks are a joke -- 911 and child support.


Only 8% of Florida foster kids have lawyer

Posted: 26 May 2012 08:51 AM PDT

Only 8% of Florida foster kids have lawyer

While more than half of Palm Beach County foster children have attorneys looking out for their legal rights in court, those in the rest of the state are not as lucky.


Reform ASFA 1997

Posted: 26 May 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Reform ASFA 1997


***Since the enactment of ASFA in 1997, the number of children placed in, as well as adopted from, foster care has risen at a disturbing rate. Children are being removed from falsely accused parents without tangible evidence of wrongdoing. Nearly 99% of all children in foster care are now deemed 'special needs', which further increases federal funding. The title 'Special Needs' was previously only assigned to children with documented physical, mental or psychological disabilities; it now encompasses children in therapy, those on psychotropic medications and suffering with attachment/abandonment issues as a direct result of being removed from loving parents and homes.


Court rules DHS must provide foster parent information to media

Posted: 26 May 2012 06:11 AM PDT


Court rules DHS must provide foster parent information to media


An appeals court has upheld a Tulsa district judge's ruling that the Department of Human Services must provide information on foster parents to the Tulsa World and television station KOKI-23.



Simons: Alberta care system ‘horribly broken,’ brother of slain worker says

Posted: 26 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT

Simons: Alberta care system 'horribly broken,' brother of slain worker says


Teen accused of murder should have been in hospital, not group home, he argues


GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF SECRECY OVER CHILD ABUSE FIGURES

Posted: 26 May 2012 05:45 AM PDT

GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF SECRECY OVER CHILD ABUSE FIGURES


The South Australian Government is being accused of excessive secrecy in failing to report accurate numbers of children being sexually abused in remote parts of the state.


Sandusky’s Second Mile charity moves to dissolve

Posted: 26 May 2012 05:32 AM PDT

Sandusky's Second Mile charity moves to dissolve


No longer able to raise money, the charity Jerry Sandusky founded in 1977 for at-risk youth is moving to dissolve and divert its assets to a Texas nonprofit.


Sask. foster care suit launched

Posted: 26 May 2012 05:23 AM PDT

Sask. foster care suit launched


Suggesting the Saskatchewan government failed in its legal responsibilities toward children abused in foster care, a Regina law firm has filed a unique proposed classaction lawsuit.