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What I post on this Blog does not mean I agree with the articles or disagree. I call it Unbiased Reporting!

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly
Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly-ILLEGALLY Kidnapped and ILLEGALLY Adopted Out by the State of New Hampshire

Monday, November 29, 2010

RESURRECTING PARENTS OF LEGAL ORPHANS:UN-TERMINATING PARENTAL RIGHTS

http://familyrights.us/bin/white_papers-articles/17.2_taylor_parents_of_legal_orphans.pdf

Vulnerable Children Fare Well With Relatives, Study Finds

Vulnerable Children Fare Well With Relatives, Study Finds: "ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2009) — Placing vulnerable children with relatives is a viable option, a new study by Cochrane Researchers suggests. In view of several recent high profile child abuse cases, the study may have important policy implications."

Kinship Care More Beneficial Than Foster Care, Study Finds

Kinship Care More Beneficial Than Foster Care, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (June 4, 2008) — Children removed from their homes after reports of (alleged) maltreatment have significantly fewer behavior problems three years after placement with relatives than if they are put into foster care, according to new research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The study, which looked at a national sample of 1,309 U.S. children removed from their home between October 1999 and December 2000 following reports of (alleged) maltreatment, is published in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The results of the study provide compelling evidence to support efforts in recent years to identify what is sometimes referred to as "kinship care" as an alternative for placing children into non-relative foster care and to maximize the supports and services that will help children achieve permanency in these settings.

"For a long time people have debated the value of kin in providing both stability and permanency to children in foster care," said David M. Rubin, M.D., M.S.C.E., a pediatric researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and lead author of the study. "Our results suggest for the first time, in a national population group, that family care may offer protective value in terms of well-being and stability for children in out-of-home care."

Ethica» An Independent Voice for Ethical Child Adoption

Ethica» An Independent Voice for Ethical Child Adoption

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness – DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families (opinion)
November 29, 2010

From Massachusetts News:

Child “protection” is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it.

The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more “evaluators”, junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck, or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody.

In this article I explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people’s children – and not give them back. …

Are drug companies too eager to medicate children?

Are drug companies too eager to medicate children? | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times: "It was disturbing to read about the dramatic increase in diagnosed cases of ADHD in N.C. between 2003 and 2007 (“Cases of ADHD rocket in state,” AC-T, Nov. 20). This huge increase in such a short time frame seems inexplicable. In the mid-1990s, there was an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with ADHD once adults were included and the inattentive type of ADHD recognized. Expansion in diagnostic criteria and several popular books like “Driven to Distraction” and “Out of the Fog” increased public awareness of this disorder."

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, Department of Children and Families commissioner takes aim at foster care system | masslive.com

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, Department of Children and Families commissioner takes aim at foster care system | masslive.com: "SPRINGFIELD - The state’s foster care system is a wrenching cycle of neglect, abuse and mismanagement for many children, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.

A New York-based child welfare advocacy group and a Boston law firm are suing Gov. Deval L. Patrick, Health and Human Services Secretary Judyann Bigby and Angelo McClain, the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, on behalf of six children who allegedly suffered a host of horrors while in state custody."

Types of Hearings Involving Child Protective Services (CPS) | Mr Custody Coach

Types of Hearings Involving Child Protective Services (CPS) | Mr Custody Coach: "The child has been removed from your home and you’re in a panic. Remember to request an attorney of both CPS (child protective services) and the court. Even if you cannot afford an attorney, the court is required to provide one for you in cases involving the removal of a child after an investigation by child protective services."

Reasonable Efforts to Preserve or Reunify Families and Achieve Permanency for Children

Reasonable Efforts to Preserve or Reunify Families and Achieve Permanency for Children: "Series: State Statutes
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published: 2009
Current Through July 2009

You may wish to review this introductory text to better understand the information contained in your State's statute. To see how your State addresses this issue, visit the State Statutes Search.

Reasonable efforts refer to activities of State social services agencies that aim to provide the assistance and services needed to preserve and reunify families."

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Statute of Limitations - Tolling The Statute - Time, Action, Tolled, Debt, Disability, and Period

Statute of Limitations - Tolling The Statute - Time, Action, Tolled, Debt, Disability, and Period: "Statutes of limitations are designed to aid defendants. A plaintiff, however, can prevent the dismissal of his action for untimeliness by seeking to toll the statute. When the statute is tolled, the running of the time period is suspended until some event specified by law takes place. Tolling provisions benefit a plaintiff by extending the time period in which he is permitted to bring suit."

Adoption process in Oklahoma merits review | NewsOK.com

Adoption process in Oklahoma merits review | NewsOK.com: "A 2006 grand jury report revealing a pay-to-play adoption system came as a shock to many Oklahomans but not so much to those who knew the system best. Babies were all but traded for cars, televisions and vacations."

Is media protective of our state, our courts and child protection service? - Grand Rapids Family Court | Examiner.com

Is media protective of our state, our courts and child protection service? - Grand Rapids Family Court | Examiner.com: "Is media protective of our state, our courts and child protection service?
November 26th, 2010 3:30 pm ET
Do you like this story?

Nicholas Braman was murdered by his father after Child Protective Service failed to protect the boy.  CPS had been involved in the case and had removed the two older siblings in the family from the father, but left the youngest boy Nicholas with his father."

CPS is drugging 6 and 7 year old children - for profit

Austin Knightly-Before DCYF and After

Grandparents blog-Dedicated to Austin and Isabella: Austin Knightly-Before DCYF and After

Pictures of Austin-Before DCYF, when he was happy and healthy
And
After DCYF, drugged, withdrawn and skin and bones

NEVER SEEN A KID ON DRUGS? HEY! JUST ASK CPS. | Free the FLDS Children - AKA The Freedom Liberty Defenders Society

NEVER SEEN A KID ON DRUGS? HEY! JUST ASK CPS. | Free the FLDS Children - AKA The Freedom Liberty Defenders Society

NEVER SEEN A KID ON DRUGS? HEY! JUST ASK CPS. The picture at the top of this page is of my grandson, doped up by Nashua, NH DCYF.
We are STILL fighting for his return. We don't know where he is or if he's safe, but we will NEVER give up until he come's home!

More pictures of Austin-Before and After DCYF:
Grandparents blog-Dedicated to Austin and Isabella: Austin Knightly-Before DCYF and After


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WE TREAT OUR DOGS BETTER THAN THIS! | Free the FLDS Children - AKA The Freedom Liberty Defenders Society

WE TREAT OUR DOGS BETTER THAN THIS! | Free the FLDS Children - AKA The Freedom Liberty Defenders Society: "WE TREAT OUR DOGS BETTER THAN THIS!


First, you rip them away from their family, then you discover they are not too happy. After you get over the shock, you smile again, now you have an excuse to medicate them and make even more money!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How a child sees what they do to them in foster care.

How a child sees what they do to them in foster care.
[AFRA_HelpLine]

1 MULTIPLE TRANSITIONS:
A YOUNG CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW ON FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION I want to talk to you about what it feels like getting ready to be adopted, when you are a little kid who has already had about a hundred mothers. When you can barely remember what your first mother smelled like. When everyone spoke a different language in the place where you were born than in the place you are now. When some of the people who took care of you were called "foster parents" and you didn't know what that meant except something about they weren't going to stick around. When, in the process of being moved all over the place, you lost some of your brothers and your sisters and a particular pair of shoes that felt just right and your absolutely most favorite cuddly, and a certain place on the inside of your last crib where you used to scratch with your fingernail to help yourself go to sleep.Kids like me, see, don't have families of our own. Because there's something wrong about us. (I guess) Or because there aren't enough to go around. Or something. And I probably won't get one, either. Or if I do, will it be too late for me to believe that they love me, and are going to stay with me? So I want to talk to you, Big People, about these things, even though I am not sure you are real interested. Are you the same Big People who keep doing these things to me in the first place? (Please don't get offended if I talk to all of you at once: caseworkers, foster parents, judges, adoptive parents. I just need to say how it all feels to me, and sometimes I can't get the cast of characters straight.)Some people say that my first parents shook me until my eyeballs got loosened up, or they left me alone, or they gave me away, or they just ran away. I guess you think, because of that, I am supposed to not miss them? (Because if I did it would sure make me lots more cooperative with all the plans you keep making for me.) Should I just say, "They did the best they could" so I am not so ticked off and lonely and worried all the time about what the Big People are going to do next? The truth is, I can't do any of these things: I can't forget. (Even when my brain does, my body won't.) I can't stop myself from yearning (even though later I will get quite good at playing games about this).I'm not saying I was some cherished treasure or anything in my family. But what were you thinking when you sent big men in uniforms to grab me out of my screaming father's arms at eleven o'clock at night, scaring me to death? Or when you sent me to a foster home without telling them about the special ways I needed to be handled because I had never stayed anywhere long enough to get attached to anybody? Or when you then took me from those people who were so disappointed in me after a few weeks that they said I would have to be "disrupted" (whatever that means).So you sent me to a family with an older foster child who was mean to little kids because they were weak and small. And so he punched me a lot in secret. And pulled real hard on my penis in the middle of the night. And when that family got rid of me, and the next, and the next, did you think I was going to take it all lying down? Did you think I was supposed to just be sweet and adorable and ready to connect to yet another family who were going to throw me away? (Could you have done that?) After a while, I had just lost too many people that I might have cared about. I had been with too many "parents" who really weren't, because they couldn't hold me tightly in their hearts at all.None of you got how I was being changed by all these losses, (in my heart and in my behavior). After a while, I began to get some pretty bad ideas about how things work. And mostly those ideas said that I was, by that time, in deep doo-doo. I wasn't going to let anybody like me. Not even me. And so, now, I won't let you imagine even for a minute that I like you. That I need you, desperately. That I might ever grow to trust you. I am not, after all, a complete moron. Are you ready to have me not believe you? Are you ready for me to fight you for control? Are you ready to hold me, and then hold me some more (when all the time I act like I don't want you to at all?) Are you ready to really stay with me, through a battle that might last almost my whole growing up? Are you willing to feel as powerless as I do?What will you think when I say I don't care a bit whether you go on vacation and leave me with Aunt Harriet, who I hardly know at all? Then, when you come back, are you ready to deal with me taking a dump in front of your bedroom door every single day for three whole weeks? You see, it is like this, Big People: I'm not stupid. I was not blind. I do pay attention, because it matters lots to me. And so when my first parents knocked me around or acted like I was invisible, or gave me to someone else to raise, or stood there screaming while you took me away from them, I noticed. And when no one came to take their place, I noticed that too.And when the orphanage didn't last, and the first half-dozen foster families didn't last, something started happening to me. A little bit of my spirit started to die. For some reason, then, I started pulling out my eyebrows. (I'm not sure what that has to do with my spirit dying.) I agree that it doesn't make much sense for me to join in with all the other people that have hurt me, by hurting myself. But I do it anyway. So I bite on my hand, or dig at my face, or make a real bad sore on the top of my head from scratching myself. I pull out clumps of my hair, and so the kids at preschool laugh, and Big People have an odd look on their faces when they see me. I masturbate a lot to comfort myself. They say that sometimes I try to touch other kids down there.Sometimes I run into the arms of strangers, like I have know them forever, and like I don't actually care anymore who I am safe with or not. (Am I safe with anybody? Does it matter any more?) Did I mention how much I am growing to hate smallness, and weakness and defenselessness? It's getting so the only thing I know how to do is to just be as tough as I can, and to try to rub out smallness and weakness wherever I see them: In the kittens that get hung by the clothesline in the backyard and squished with a tennis racquet. In the babies in my recent foster homes who turned up scratched. In my own Self, which I attack, particularly when I am feeling small or scared, and I need to beat myself into more toughness.And as little parts of my spirit keep dying, will it surprise you that I'm not exactly going to be overjoyed when you finally say you have permanent parents for me? Do you honestly think I am going to say, "Oh, I get it. You were just kidding all those other times, but this time you really mean it"? And, so, do you want to hear something funny? Just about the time I am ready to get what everybody thought I needed (parents who are actually never going to leave me) I'm going to get just a tad weird. I'm going to start banging my head more than I did before. I might start acting like a baby again and, even if I had gotten a little bit comfortable with my latest "parents" I'm going to go back to stiffening my body, and screaming at night, and doing everything I can to tell you that I don't want you to love me. I can't stand all this talk about "permanence" and "adoption". I will make you sorry you ever thought about trying to get close to me. I will make you feel almost as helpless and small as I have usually felt. So are you wondering what I need? Are you wondering what I would do about all of this if I had the power? First of all, it would help a lot if you would start with one simple, clear commandment to yourself: Never forget that I am watching. Never forget that every single thing you do matters immensely to me, (even when I work like crazy to make you think that it does not). And I will remember. You may be able to get away with treating me as if I am invisible for a while (perhaps long enough to "disrupt" me or move yourself to a different casework job). I was there, watching, I was having deep feelings about what was happening to me and I needed someone to act as if it mattered, hugely.Second, don't imagine that I will ever stop yearning for my birth family (even though, as in other things, I will pretend otherwise). Help me find some way to keep a connection with them, even if I never see them again. Bring out pictures, or a Life Book and hold me while I rage or sob or stare, or all of these at once. And understand that none of this is a reflection on you. Don't be surprised when I come back from a visit with them peeing my pants or throwing tantrums in the bath that night. I told you: things matter to me. So I am going to have feelings about things that matter to me.Third, it would help a lot if you would make the decisions that you need to make and stick with them. Some days I think my mind is going to explode because I know something is going on in my life but I can't tell what it is; later I'll learn that there was a court hearing that day and everybody in my life was wrought up and then it was "continued" (whatever that means - except mostly that nothing is getting decided, and I still don't have a family). I don't get to make the decisions. You do. So have the courage to make them. So that I can get a life. Fourth, it would mean a lot to me if you would take good care of my foster family. They have their hands full. Sometimes they don't know what to do with me. So make sure someone is there to answer their questions, to encourage them, to help them understand me better. You won't like what will happen if I keep getting disrupted, and the only way I can think of to prevent that is to take extra good care of the people that are taking care of me.So have I told you anything that you wanted to know? Have I helped you to understand how we feel - all of us kids who fell into the world of foster care and adoption? I know it is a burden for you to think so carefully about me, and I know you might get a little nervous to realize that I am watching, and affected by all that you do. But you won't be sorry if you take me seriously. Someday, see, I will be Big People.
GIVE THAT A THOUGHT.

HBO: Addiction: Stigma & Discrimination: Fighting Discrimination Against People in Recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

HBO: Addiction: Stigma & Discrimination: Fighting Discrimination Against People in Recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction:

"FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION"

Restoring families

Restoring families: "Restoring families
Laws permitting reinstatement of parental rights are admirable, but in many cases the rights shouldn't have been terminated in the first place.
Cynthia Godsoe
May 31, 2010
New York state will likely soon enact groundbreaking legislation to restore parental rights in limited cases to neglectful parents who have been rehabilitated. Only a few other states, including California and Washington, have enacted similar laws to help restore families. Although New York Bill A8524/S03868 is necessary to help some of the many children waiting in foster care 'limbo' with no prospects of adoption to return to safe and loving families, it wouldn't need to exist in a world that cared more about keeping families safe and together."

Law.com - Parental Rights Trump Bonds Formed Between Child and Foster Parents, N.J. Court Rules

Law.com - Parental Rights Trump Bonds Formed Between Child and Foster Parents, N.J. Court Rules: "The possibility that a child may suffer serious psychological or emotional harm from severing bonds with foster parents is not alone sufficient grounds for termination of parental rights, a New Jersey appeals court says.

What must be proved, in essence, is that formation of foster-parental bond was in large part the birth parent's doing, to the point where 'any harm caused to the child by severing the bond rests at the feet of the parent,' the Appellate Division held in Division of Youth and Family Services v. D.M., A-6020-08."

Filing A Federal Lawsuit

Filing A Federal Lawsuit


We are not lawyers nor have we received any significant assistance from any lawyers beyond our appeal to the Tenth District, which we won. The information presented here is based upon our experiences in federal court defending and prosecuting claims of trademark infringement and copyright infringement. It is presented to prepare you for what lies ahead should you end up in court. This outline is for those sellers who are thinking about representing themselves, pro se, in a court action. A business cannot represent themselves in federal court but individuals and unincorporated business can. The court rules and the federal rules are written by lawyers for lawyers. We try to put them into plain English here. These pages are not a complete analysis of everything that can happen. These are intended a guide and starting point. Always consult competent legal help.

Home - US Concerned Parents

Home - US Concerned Parents

US Concerned Parents support group -We are Investigating DCF/CPS/Family/support courts
New poster reads- "STOP DCF/CPS kidnapping our children for PROFITS"

http://www.richardblumenthalsucks.com/ http://www.fightcps.com/

corrupt Family court Judges bilk parents of $$$$$$$ Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in CT. allows DCF/CPS to kidnap our children for profit$
PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME is now considered a condition

News - Tug of Love Takes Boy from Only Home He Knows

News - Tug of Love Takes Boy from Only Home He Knows - InsideEdition.com

American Family Recieves Asylum in Europe: Longing to go home to Marblhead Massachusetts

American Family Recieves Asylum in Europe: Longing to go home to Marblhead Massachusetts

Kidnapped children long to return home to Marblehead Massachusetts


On July 1 1992 I left my home in Marblehead Massachusetts to go to Minnesota for a scheduled visit with my father. Even though I was only 7 years old at the time I knew, suspected or feared that I would never return home to 234 Washington Avenue in the old town of this quaint little New England seaside village. 18 years and several journeys later we are finally preparing to go home to Marblehead.

I remember my mother promising me that summer that we would be coming home after a short visit to Minnesota but at the same time my father had an entirely different promise. He promised that we would never see our mom again. He threatened that he was going to kill us or kill her but he was determined to destroy our mother one way or another and he almost suceeded.

CCHR: Watchdog information on psychiatry, psychiatric disorders and psychiatric drugs

CCHR: Watchdog information on psychiatry, psychiatric disorders and psychiatric drugs

Citizens Commission on Human Right's International

Forced adoptions get no sympathy from the ministry

Forced adoptions get no sympathy from the ministry - Telegraph: "While loving families are torn apart, Whitehall insists the system is working fine, says Christopher Booker

Children's Minister Tim Loughton with children from a family in Lambeth Photo: CAMERA
By Christopher Booker 6:56PM GMT 27 Nov 2010

Last week I listened for an hour to a sobbing mother describing how she recently lost the six-year-old daughter who is the centre of her life. Her fatal mistake was to ask social workers for advice when she was being troubled by 'harassment' from the child's father, from whom she parted some years ago. Within days, although it was never suggested that she had harmed her daughter in any way, she found herself facing a 'case conference' of 20 people at the local council offices, the conclusion of which was that her child must be placed in foster care."

Law and information for complaints based on discrimination

Jane Boyer

Penal Code section 186.21 declares that it is the right of every person, regardless
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or
handicap, to be protected from fear, intimidation, and physical harm caused by
the activities of violent groups and individuals. (This is part of the “California Street
Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act,” enacted in 1988.)

Penal Code section 1170.85 makes it possible to impose higher sentences for a
felony if the victim is particularly vulnerable, or unable to defend himself or herself,
due to age or significant disability. Penal Code section 667.9 provides specific term
enhancements for repeat offenders who commit certain crimes against persons whom
the perpetrator knows is disabled, persons 65 years or older, or persons under the age
of 14.

Penal Code section 11410 (terrorism) expresses the Legislature’s intent that it is the
right of every person, regardless of his or her race, color, creed, religion, gender, or
national origin, to be secure and protected from fear, intimidation and physical harm
caused by the activities of violent groups and individuals. This section also contains
the Legislature’s express finding that the advocacy of unlawful violent acts by
groups against other persons or groups where death and/or great bodily injury is
likely, is not constitutionally protected, poses a threat to public order and safety, and
should be subject to criminal and civil sanctions.

Penal Code section 13023 requires local law enforcement agencies to report to the Department of Justice any criminal act where there is reasonable cause to believe the crime was motivated by the victim’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. The Department of Justice is required to issue an annual report on July 1 s tof every year concerning such crimes.
Penal Code section 13515.25, effective January 1, 2001, requires that the Commission on Peace
Officer Standards and Training establish a continuing education course relating to law enforcement interaction with developmentally disabled and mentally ill persons
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California's Victims of Crime Program
Under Government Code sections 13959-13969.4, some crime victims may be eligible
for financial assistance for unreimbursed expenses resulting from the crime.
For information and assistance, contact:
California Department of Justice
Attorney General’s Office
Office of Victims’ Services
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll Free Number: (877) 433-9069 (in California)

Federal Laws
Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964
A key provision of federal law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) (42 U.S.C. §
2000e et seq.), also prohibits discrimination in employment.
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, in the classification, selection, hiring, promotion, compensation, or termination of employees, or any other discrimination in benefits or other conditions of employment. Title VII establishes a federal agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), to seek out and eliminate unlawful employment practices in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Title VII. Title VII covers state and local governments, private employers with fifteen or more employees, labor organizations, employment services and apprenticeship programs.
You must file your complaint with the EEOC within 300 days of the alleged discrimination or
within 30 days of termination of any state proceeding, whichever period expires first. Title VII
requires you to file your complaint with the DFEH before allowing you to lodge your Title VII
complaint. However, the EEOC and DFEH have a joint filing agreement so a complaint filed with one agency is automatically filed with the other as well.
Like the FEHA, Title VII provides for administrative investigations and a private right of action.
However, unlike awards given by the Fair Employment and Housing Commission under the FEHA, administrative findings of the EEOC are not enforceable in court. The EEOC may file a court action to enforce your rights under Title VII, or the EEOC will issue you a “right to sue” letter authorizing you to file your own action in court. If you file a private court action, you may recover back pay and other make-whole relief, injunctive relief, punitive damages, and reasonable attorney fees.
If you have been discriminated against in the area of employment, and want to bring a federal claim based upon Title VII, contact the nearest office of the EEOC. Listed below are the addresses and telephone numbers of the EEOC offices located throughout California:Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.) is a comprehensive federal statute aimed at eliminating discrimination against disabled persons in employment, public services (including transportation), public accommodations, and telecommunications.
The ADA prohibits employment discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability
because of that disability in job applications, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, job
training, and other terms and conditions of employment.47 An individual with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, who has a record of such an impairment, or who is regarded as having such an impairment. A qualified individual with a disability is one who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job.
Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation for known limitations of qualified
individuals with a disability, unless to do so would impose an undue hardship on the business. The procedures and remedies to redress ADA employment discrimination violations are those provided under Title VII, which, as discussed above, must begin with filing a complaint with the EEOC.
The Unruh Civil Rights Act
The Unruh Civil Rights Act76, or Unruh Act, as discussed in the housing chapter of this publication, applies to all business establishments of every kind whatsoever which provide services, goods, or accommodations to the public. Businesses subject to the Unruh Act include bookstores, gymnasiums, shopping centers, mobile home parks, bars and restaurants, schools, medical and dental offices, hotels and motels, and condominium homeowners associations.77 The Unruh Act prohibits all types of arbitrary discrimination, and not just discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or medical condition.78 The Unruh Act also prohibits discrimination based on personal characteristics, geographical origin, physical attributes, and individual beliefs. For example, the arbitrary exclusion of individuals from a restaurant based on their sexual orientation is prohibited.79
You can pursue an Unruh Act claim by filing a verified complaint with the Department of Fair
Employment and Housing (DFEH) or a private lawsuit. If a business establishment is engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination, you can refer the matter to the Attorney General’s Office or to your local district or city attorney. Please refer to the housing chapter of this publication for the procedures to follow and remedies available in redressing your claim for a public accommodation’s violation of the Unruh Act.0See Title 42 of the United States Code, section 12101 et. seq. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided to the public by state and local governments, and goods and services provided by private companies and commercial facilities. It contains requirements for new construction, for alterations or renovations to buildings and facilities, and for improving full and equal access to the existing facilities of private companies providing goods or services to the public. In addition, the ADA requires effective communication with disabled individuals and modifications of discriminatory policies and practices.
81You may also visit the United States Department of Justice’s ADA Web site at
(as of August 23, 2001).
82 See Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.Protection Against Discrimination by Persons Licensed to Render Services
Business and Professions Code section 125.6 provides that any person who holds a license pursuant to the Business and Professions Code87 is subject to disciplinary action if that person discriminates
Professions and vocations covered include physicians, surgeons, chiropractors,
dentists, dental hygienists, clinical laboratory technologists and bioanalysts, podiatrists,
midwives, physical therapists, speech pathologists, optometrists, dispensing opticians, nurses,
psychologists, hearing aid dispensers, pharmacists, psychiatric technicians, veterinarians,
accountants, outdoor advertisers, architects, attorneys, barbers, engineers, collection agencies,
building contractors, those engaged in the selling or hiring of guide dogs, cosmetologists, private
detectives, funeral directors, cemeteries, embalmers, geologists and geophysicists, shorthand
reporters, structural pest control operators, social workers, construction inspectors, dry cleaners,
electronic and appliance repairers, automobile mechanics, tax reporters, real estate brokers and
salespersons, and holders of most liquor licenses. in, restricts the performance of, or refuses to perform the licensed activity because of a consumer’s race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, or national origin.

In addition, Business and Professions Code section 726 bars the commission of any act of sexual
abuse, misconduct, or relations with a patient, client, or customer constitutes unprofessional conduct and grounds for disciplinary action for persons holding certain professional licenses.
Moreover, Business and Professions Code section 23438 prohibits certain private clubs and
organizations which hold liquor licenses from discriminating against certain groups. It also provides that expenditures at restrictive clubs are not tax-deductible.88
If you believe you have been discriminated against by a state-licensed individual or entity, you
should file a complaint with the state licensing board which regulates the profession, vocation, or
business involved. For information regarding what board has jurisdiction over a particular licensee contact:
California Department of Consumer Affairs
401 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (800) 952-5210
TDD: (916) 322-1700
Web Site: www.dca.ca.gov



Government Code section 11135 prohibits any program or activity funded by or receiving
financial assistance from the State from discriminating against or unlawfully denying benefits
to a person on the basis of that person’s ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color,
or disability.

10. Government Code section 12948 makes it an unlawful practice under the FEHA93 for a
person to deny or to aid, incite, or conspire in the denial of the rights created by the Unruh
Civil Rights Act, Civil Code section 51, and the rights protected by Civil Code sections 51.5,
51.7, 54, 54.1, or 54.2.

Government Code section 54961 prohibits all local agencies from conducting meetings,
conferences, or other functions in any facility that is inaccessible to a disabled person or that
prohibits the admittance of any person on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national
origin, ancestry, or sex.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/GOVERNMENT BENEFITS
In California, people who apply for or receive public assistance have specific rights which protect them from discrimination in the administration of such programs. California Welfare and
Institutions Code section 10000 states that aid shall be administered and services provided without discrimination on account of race, national origin or ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, or political affiliation.94 This code section pertains to persons applying for or receiving public assistance through any of the following programs:
• Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
• California Medical Assistance (Medi-Cal)
• County Medical Services Program
• Food Stamps
• In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS)
• Multipurpose Senior Service Program
• Social Services
• SSI/SSP Special Circumstances Payments
• Women, Infants and Children Program
When you apply for or receive public assistance, the right provided you by Welfare and Institutions Code section 10000 must be respected by every person and organization you come into contact with in connection with public assistance, including, for example, county welfare departments, boarding homes and institutions, day nurseries, work or training programs, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, dentists, and druggists.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint with your county
welfare department’s civil rights representative. Such a complaint must be filed within 180 days
of the alleged discriminatory act unless the agency extends the time period. If the representative is unable to resolve your complaint, you may request an investigation. The county is then required to investigate the complaint and inform you of the outcome. If you are dissatisfied with the result of
this investigation, you have 30 days to appeal the county’s action to the appropriate federal agency.
You have the right not to be retaliated against for either filing a discrimination complaint or for
testifying, assisting or otherwise participating in the processing of a complaint. Any retaliation
should be reported in the same manner as the original discrimination complaint.
In connection with all of the previously listed public assistance programs, except for the Medi-Cal program, you may also file a discrimination complaint with:
Department of Social Services
Civil Rights Bureau
744 P Street, MS 15-70
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2107
Web Site: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/civilrights/
In connection with the Medi-Cal program, you may also file a discrimination complaint with:
Department of Health Services
Office of Civil Rights
714 P Street, Room 1050
Sacramento, CA 95814
General Information (916) 445-4171
TDD Only (916) 657-2861
AIDS (916) 445-0553
Web Site: http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/
Furthermore, you may also file a discrimination complaint with the following federal agency:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region IX
Office for Civil Rights
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 322
San Francisco, CA 94102
Voice Phone (415) 437-8310
FAX (415) 437-8329
TDD (415) 437-8311
Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/regmail.html#regoff
If your complaint involves the Food Stamp Program, contact:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
14th & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250
Telephone: (202) 720-2791
Food Stamp Information: (800) 221-5689
California Hotline: (800) 952-5253
E-Mail: fsphq-web@fns.usda.gov
Web Site: http://www.usda.gov/da/

If you apply for or receive aid for aged, blind or disabled persons through the Supplemental
Income/State Supplementary Program, you have rights similar to those stated above. Discrimination
complaints concerning this program must be addressed to the Social Security Office nearest you
since the Social Security Administration is the agency which handles discrimination complaints for this program.
In addition, California has a general statute prohibiting unlawful discrimination in the administration of any program funded partially or fully by the State.95 Government Code section 11135, subdivision (a), states:
“No person in the State of California shall, on the basis of ethnic group
identification, religion, age, sex, color, or disability, be unlawfully denied the
benefits of, or be unlawfully subjected to discrimination under, any program or
activity that is funded directly by the state or receives any financial assistance from
the state.”
If you have a discrimination problem which you believe is covered by Government Code section
11135, you can file a complaint with the particular state agency that provided state funds to the
entity which acted in an alleged discriminatory fashion. Any person, including interested third
parties, can file the complaint. The complaint must be filed within one year of the alleged unlawful discrimination. However, if you do not discover facts about an unlawful practice until after the expiration of the one-year filing period, you have an additional 90 days to file a complaint
Apply this to parenting classes, anger management,drug and alcohol that the courts forces you to do.

Education Code section 220 prohibits discrimination based on sex, ethnic group
identification, race, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability in
any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or
benefits from, state financial assistance or enrolls pupils who receive state student
financial aid.

Also keep in mind our children who are forced psych drugs and the school is involved with programs to enter our children so they too can get paid-this is bias

Federal Laws
Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 42 U.S.C. section 2000c et seq., also provide protection against discrimination in education on the basis
of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin. Title IV and Title IX are applicable to public schools.

The term “public schools” includes any elementary, secondary, or higher educational institution which receives federal financial assistance.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces five federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin is prohibited by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 42 U.S.C. § 2000c et seq; discrimination on the basis of disability is prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and age discrimination is prohibited by the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107).
Furthermore, any private institution receiving federal funds must provide equal educational opportunities, pursuant to the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
The civil rights laws enforced by OCR extend to all state education agencies, elementary and secondary school systems, colleges and universities, vocational schools, proprietary schools, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, libraries, and museums that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Programs and activities that receive these federal funds must be operated in a non-discriminatory manner. Such programs or activities may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment andservices, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, and employment.
Who may file?
Anyone who believes that an educational institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age may file a complaint. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination, but may complain on behalf of another person or group.
Those who wish to file a formal complaint with OCR should do so in writing within 180 days of the alleged discrimination with the following information in a letter or on the Discrimination Complaint Form available from OCR enforcement offices:
• Your name and address (a telephone number where you may be reached during business
hours is helpful, but not required).
• A general description of the person(s) or class of persons injured by the alleged
discriminatory act(s) (names of the injured person(s) are not required).
• The name and location of the institution that committed the alleged discriminatory act(s) and a description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable OCR to
understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination
(race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age).
For further information, the OCR office for California is located at:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Old Federal Building
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239
San Francisco, CA 94102-4102
Telephone: (415) 556-4275
FAX: (415) 437-7783; TDD: (415) 437-7786
Email: OCR_SanFrancisco@ed.gov
The OCR national headquarters is located at:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Customer Service Team
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (800) 421-3481
FAX: (202) 205-9862; TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web Site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR/

Recognizing the primary role that medical and health care plays in all of our lives, the Legislature has enacted several laws to ensure that medical and health care is delivered in a nondiscriminatory manner. Any health care and/or medical program receiving any form of funding or financial assistance from the State is prohibited from denying services based on ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or disability.103 Moreover, as previously discussed in Chapter V, providers of medical services under the Medi-Cal program are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, or political affiliation in providing services to their Medi-Cal patients. This prohibition against discrimination applies to many different kinds of providers of health care services, including doctors, dentists, therapists, hospitals, rest homes, and rehabilitation centers. Medi-Cal recipients who choose to enroll in prepaid health plans are also protected. Prepaid health plans cannot discriminate against Medi-Cal enrollees on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry.104 If you believe you have been discriminated against by a Medi-Cal provider, a prepaid health plan funded by Medi-Cal, or by any other health care provider which receives state funds, you should follow the procedures outlined in the Public Assistance/Government Benefits chapter of this publication.
The right to receive medical care and treatment in a nondiscriminatory manner is not limited to
medical treatment and services paid for or funded by the government. Private business
establishments which provide health care or medical services are also prohibited by the Unruh Civil Rights Act from denying such services based on arbitrary classifications such as sex, color, race, national origin, religion, ancestry, disability or medical condition.105 The Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful for places of public accommodation, including medical and dental providers, to discriminate on the basis of disability.106 Any violation of the ADA is also a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.107 Health care providers cannot refuse to provide services on the basis of HIV infection unless to do so would pose a “direct threat to the health or safety of others.103 Government Code section 11135.
104 Welfare and Institutions Code section 14200.1.
105 The Unruh Civil Rights Act has also been interpreted to prohibit discrimination on
the basis of sexual orientation. (See Rolon v. Kulwitzky (1984) 153 Cal.App.3d 289 and Hubert
v. Williams (1982) 133 Cal.App.3d Supp.1.) For a more complete discussion of the type of
classifications prohibited by the Unruh Civil Rights Act and of the remedies available under that
Act, see chapter III and chapter IV in this publication.
106 42 U.S.C. § 12182.
107 Civil Code section 51.” “Direct threat” means “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services.”108 Routine medical and dental care is unlikely to pose such a threat.109
Most licensed individuals and private business establishments which provide health care or medical services are prohibited from unlawfully discriminating against patients as a condition of maintaining their licenses to operate. Therefore, licensed individuals and business establishments which discriminate against you should be promptly reported to their respective licensing boards.
Furthermore, if the provider of your health services is a licensed health facility such as a hospital,
nursing home, or clinic, and you believe that your provider has discriminated against you, you
should contact the nearest office of the Licensing and Certification Division of the State Department of Health Services, or the office listed below, to file your complaint or to ask any questions that you may have:
Office of Civil Rights
State Department of Health Services
714 P Street, Room 1050
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-1411
Web Site: http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/
The Legislature has also recognized that certain groups, because of their unique medical and health needs, warrant legislation specially designed to meet their needs. One such group consists of developmentally-disabled children and adults who reside in our communities. In order to meet the needs of this group and to allow them to live more independent and useful lives, the Legislature enacted the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, Welfare & Institutions Code Section 4500 et seq.
Section 4502 of the Act affirms that people do not give up their constitutional or statutory rights by virtue of having a developmental disability. The same section contains a prohibition against denying an otherwise qualified person with a developmental disability participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity which receives public funds. It also enumerates rights that persons with developmental disabilities have, including rights “to treatment and habilitation services . . . to dignity, privacy and humane care . . . to participate in an appropriate level of publicly supported education . . . to prompt medical care and treatment . . . [and] to be free from harm . . . [and] hazardous procedures.”
Section 4503 of this Act acknowledges that persons who are housed in state hospitals and in other residential settings such as community care facilities are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. To prohibit the continuation or recurrence of abuses, this section states that persons placed in such facilities shall have certain rights that can only be denied or withdrawn under specified conditions.
These rights include the right to the use of money, the right to personal possessions and private

108 42 U.S.C. § 12182(3).
109 See Abbott v. Bragdon (1st Cir.1998) 163 F.3d 87, cert. den. (1999) 526 U.S. 1131.

storage space, the right to communicate with others outside the facility by telephone, mail, or visits, and the right to refuse certain treatment procedures.
Section 4503 also requires that these rights be posted prominently in English, Spanish and other
appropriate languages in all residential facilities. Further, section 4504 states that such facilities
may only deny any of these rights for good cause, and that any denial shall be entered into the
person’s treatment record.110
The Department of Developmental Services, which oversees most programs and health facilities
providing health and medical services to the developmentally disabled, maintains an office which can respond to complaints or answer questions regarding discrimination against the developmentally disabled or the rights afforded such individuals. You can reach this office at the following address and telephone number:
Office of Human Rights
Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street, Room 340
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 654-1888
Web Site: http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov/
In recognition of the needs of its elderly, California has established the Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program, Welfare & Institutions Code section 9710 et seq. The Ombudsman Program is set up to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of the elderly in long-term care facilities and to assist residents, patients, and clients of long-term care facilities in the assertion of their civil and human rights. If you have a complaint or desire more information on the Ombudsman
Program in your area, call:
(800) 510-2020 (within California only)
In the alternative, you may contact the following office:
California Department of Aging
1600 K Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 322-3887
FAX (916) 324-4989
Web Site: http://www.aging.state.ca.us/

Miscellaneous State Health Care Statutes Forbidding Discrimination

1. Welfare and Institutions Code section 5006 prevents an individual who is mentally
disordered, developmentally disabled, or impaired by chronic alcoholism from being
denied the right to treatment by spiritual means such as prayer when he or she is
involuntarily detained for evaluation or treatment under the provisions of the
Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, Welfare and Institutions Code section 5000 et seq.

2. Welfare and Institutions Code section 16509 permits a child, absent a specific
danger to his or her physical or emotional safety, to be raised according to cultural
and religious practices and beliefs which differ from general community standards.
This section also specifies that raising a child in such a fashion shall not create a
need for child welfare services.

3. Health and Safety Code sections 1232, 1258, 1459, and 32128.10
provide that health facilities, clinics, county hospitals, and hospitals formed by hospital districts
which permit sterilization operations for contraceptive purposes cannot discriminate
on the basis of age, marital status, or number of natural children in performing such
operations.

4. Health and Safety Code section 1317 prohibits discrimination in the provision of
emergency services and care based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, national
origin, citizenship, age, sex, preexisting medical condition, physical or mental
handicap, insurance status, economic status, or ability to pay, except to the extent
that a person’s age, sex, preexisting medical condition, or physical or mental
handicap are medically significant.

State and Local Governmental Conduct
42 U.S.C. section 1983 creates a private right of action to redress deprivations under color of state law of any federal rights, privileges or immunities. The purpose of section 1983, according to the United States Supreme Court, was “to interpose the federal courts between the States and the people, as guardians of the people’s federal rights–to protect the people from unconstitutional action under color of state law, ‘whether that action be executive, legislative, or judicial.’” (Mitchum v. Foster
(1972) 407 U.S. 225, 242.)
The challenged conduct must constitute governmental action. In other words, rather than regulating purely private actions, section 1983 regulates state and local governmental conduct. Thus, if you have been discriminated against by some form of government action in a manner depriving you of your federal rights, then a section 1983 action may be appropriate. For more information regarding a section 1983 action, you should contact any attorney as soon as possible after the alleged unlawful act has occurred. Finally, a few important points concerning section 1983 should be considered. First, section 1983 permits relief in the form of nominal, compensatory, and punitive damages, and/or injunctive relief, depending upon the circumstances. Second, attorney’s fees can be recovered by the prevailing party in a section 1983 action. Third, no federal statute of limitations applies to section 1983, so state statutes of limitation will generally control section 1983 suits. In California, there is a one-year period to file section 1983 actions.111 Many cities have adopted their own ordinances to supplement state laws forbidding discrimination. You should contact your city attorney or a private attorney to see if your city has adopted such ordinances, and, if so, the procedures you must follow to assert your rights.
111Ricotta v. California (S.D.Cal. 1998) 4 F.Supp.2d 961, 980, affd. (9th Cir. 1999) 173
F.3d 861, cert. den. (1999) 528 U.S. 864

PEACE OFFICER MISCONDUCT OR ABUSE
A governmental authority, agent or person acting on behalf of a governmental authority is
prohibited from engaging in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers that
deprives any person of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by state or federal
law. The Attorney General may bring a civil action for equitable or declaratory relief to
eliminate the unlawful pattern or practice.112
Penal Code section 832.5 requires each department or agency which employs peace officers to
establish a procedure for investigating citizens’ complaints against such officers. Each
department or agency is required to make available to the public a written description of the
procedure it uses. Complaints, reports, or findings must be retained for a period of at least five
years.
It is the policy of the California Department of Justice that local government will be primarily
responsible for citizen complaints against law enforcement agencies and their employees, and
that appropriate local resources (e.g., sheriff or police department, district attorney, citizens’
review commission and/or grand jury) be utilized for resolution of such complaints prior to a
request for intervention by the Attorney General. All complaints filed with the California
Department of Justice will be processed and reviewed by the Attorney General’s Public Inquiry
Unit to determine whether all local remedies have been exhausted. Complaints meeting this
criterion are then forwarded to and reviewed by the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division
and Civil Rights Enforcement Section. If the complaint alleges that the local district attorney
wrongfully declined to criminally prosecute the officer-involved, the Criminal Law Division
may review the matter to determine whether the district attorney abused his or her discretion in
declining to bring criminal charges and take whatever other action that the Attorney General
may deem appropriate. Complaints that raise alleged patterns or practices of the violation of
civil rights by a local law enforcement agency may be reviewed by the Civil Rights Enforcement
Section for whatever action that the Attorney General may deem appropriate. You may contact:
California Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Telephone (800) 952-5225 Toll Free (in California)
(916) 322-3360
(800) 952-5549 Toll Free TTD (in California)
(916) 324-5564 TTD
Web Site: http://caag.state.ca.us/

112Legislation effective January 1, 2001. (Civ. Code, § 52.3.)Civil Code sections 52.3, and 52.1, and the California Constitution, article V, section 13,provide civil remedies under which the California Attorney General may redress patterns orpractices.
Penal Code section 13519.4, effective January 1, 2001, prohibits “racial profiling” by law
enforcement officers. “Racial profiling” is the practice of detaining a suspect for no reason other
than the color of that person’s skin or apparent nationality or ethnicity. Racial profiling violates
the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses and the prohibition against unlawful searches and
seizures embodied in the state and federal constitutions. Every law enforcement officer is
required to participate in training on racial and cultural diversity, which includes, but is not
limited to, gender and sexual orientation issues.
42 U.S.C. 14141 is the federal law prohibiting any governmental authority, agent, or person
acting on behalf of a governmental authority, to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers or by officials or employees of any governmental agency with
responsibility for the administration of juvenile justice or the incarceration of juveniles that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States. To file a section 14141 complaint, contact:
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Special Litigation Section
P.O. Box 66400,
Washington, D.C. 20035-6400
Telephone: (202) 514-6255
Fax: (202) 514-0212
Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/split/pppmp.htm

In addition, there are other state and federal penal statutes that address peace officer misconduct.
Those cases are prosecuted under state statutes by district attorneys and city attorneys, and under
federal statutes by U.S. Attorneys and/or the U.S. Department of Justice.
Individuals may also seek other civil and tort remedies under state and federal law. Local and
state bar associations may be contacted for private attorney referrals. Contact the California
State Bar at:
The State Bar of California
San Francisco (Main Office) Los Angeles
180 Howard Street 1149 South Hill Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639 Los Angeles, CA 90015-2299
Telephone: (415) 538-2000 Telephone: (213) 765-1000
Web Site: http://www.calbar.org/

Mother's-Sent to me from my daughter Candy

5years old: my mom is the best! 7 years old: Mom I love you. 10 years old: mom whatever. 17 years old: OMG my mom is so annoying. 18 years old: I wanna leave this house. 25 years old: I wanna go back to my moms house. 50 years old: I don't wanna lose my mom. 70 years old: I......would...give up everything for my mom to be here with me...resend if you appreciate your MOMMA!!!!! Love you, Mommy!

Doctor Admits Vaccine Is More Deadly Than Swine Flu Itself & Will Not Gi...

Makers Of Vaccine Refuse To Take H1N1

Obama & Live Birth Abortion / Induced Labor Abortions / Infanticide Pro-.. Murderer's!!!!!!!.

Planned Parenthood Banks on Fraud

The sad truth about fostercare

Children in foster homes miss out on basic healthcare

Children in foster homes miss out on basic healthcare - www.6minutes.com.au: "By Gemma Collins
 
Children in foster homes may not be receiving basic health care such as immunisations and their carers are often oblivious to their health problems, a new study shows.
 
Researchers from the Child Advocacy Service in Queensland are calling for more training for foster carers after their study of out-of-home care found that the carers were “underestimating” the health needs of their children.
 
For the study, published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 63 children who had entered foster care in north Brisbane in the past month were assessed by paediatricians and clinical nurses.
 
It revealed that 70% required two or more referrals even though less than half of carers had any concerns about the children’s health."

Woman Allegedly Threatens to Kill Social Workers, Magistrate Over Child Support Arrangements

Woman Allegedly Threatens to Kill Social Workers, Magistrate Over Child Support Arrangements - State Journal - STATEJOURNAL.com: "ST. CLAIRVILLE, Ohio -- A Belmont County woman is in jail after allegedly threatening to kill her child support caseworker and several others.
Officials said Mary Stankovich, of Hazelwood Road in the Piedmont Lake area, reportedly called the Department of Job and Family Services about a change in her child support arrangements.

An argument escalated, and in the end, she said she was going to show up and shoot people.

Specifically, she allegedly threatened to shoot several social workers and the magistrate."

Child services program over budget by 70 percent — Bangor Daily News

Child services program over budget by 70 percent — Bangor Daily News: "AUGUSTA,  Maine — The state’s Child Development Services program is over budget and will need more than $13 million to get through the current budget year. The state appropriation for the program is $14.9 million for this budget year.

“CDS has overexpended their account by close to 70 percent,” said Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake. “The demand for CDS funding is for more than we appropriated.”

He said the overspending reinforces his opinion that the state should abolish the program, a move he supported 10 years ago.

James Rier, finance director for the Department of Education, said CDS has been undergoing a major reorganization required by the Legislature and standardizing services across the system has left the budget for the program short this budget year.

Rier proposed filling the hole by taking $5.7 million from a section of General Purpose Aid to Education that pays for the education of state wards and $7.4 million from an appropriation of cash from the general fund."

Class Action Status Approved For Families Suing Over In-Home Care

Class Action Status Approved For Families Suing Over In-Home Care - Disability Scoop: "A group of Illinois families fighting to maintain in-home care for their adult children with disabilities can band together in a class action lawsuit, a federal judge has decided.

The families are suing the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in an effort to force the state to continue the same level of in-home care for their adult children that they enjoyed growing up. Being allowed to form a group could strengthen the families’ case, which has already attracted support from the Justice Department."

Constitution Society Home Page

Constitution Society Home Page

Documentary History of the Bill of Rights

Documentary History of the Bill of Rights

FAMILY PRESERVATION ADVOCACY

FAMILY PRESERVATION ADVOCACY: "Child Laundering and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption:  The Future and Past of Intercountry Adoption

This is the final, updated and published version of the draft version previously available on this site.  The article citation is 48 University of Louisville Law Review 441 (2010)."

Pam Roach Report: Mother's Boyfriend Kills Toddler Over Soiled Diaper

Pam Roach Report: Mother's Boyfriend Kills Toddler Over Soiled Diaper
Detective: Federal Way man killed child for soiling diaper. Purpose Goldsmith, 2, died of severe head injuries, wounds to body

Waxahachie's Kathy Sandoval vs. Child Protective Services

Famous Quotes / Quotations about Liberty

Famous Quotes / Quotations about Liberty

‎"Destroy the family, you destroy the country."Quote by:Vladimir Ilyich Lenin[Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union

Volunteers build bigger home so Cameron family can adopt

Volunteers build bigger home so Cameron family can adopt - CentralTexasNow.com - KCEN- HD
Wow! A state that places children with family and even add's on to their house!

Stepmother arrested after girl, 9, found walking in underwear

Stepmother arrested after girl, 9, found walking in underwear | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle: "A 9-year-old girl wearing only underwear was found walking on Virginia Avenue early this afternoon, Rochester police said."

Lack Of Credibility - Social Services Admit's to Error's in Family Court

Lack Of Credibility - post-journal.com Jamestown | Post-Journal: "MAYVILLE - The credibility of the county Department of Social Services has been damaged.

Letters admitting to errors were written by Child Protective Services staff last month, apologizing for events that took place in Family Court in September."

Adopted 7YO Beat Bound Starved – Dillsburg Pennsylvania, Nathaniel Craver / Ivan Skorobogatov

Adopted 7YO Beat Bound Starved – Dillsburg Pennsylvania, Nathaniel Craver / Ivan Skorobogatov | Baby Gender Predictor



Dillsburg, Pa – DA Seeks Death Penalty www.ydr.com and www.pennlive.com Nathaniel Craver born Ivan Skorobogatov, Dillsburg Pennsylvania. Pathologist Testimony at PreTrial Hearing April 29 2010. (Related: Russia Wants Right to Prosecute US Parents www.themoscowtimes.com ). Starved, beaten and possibly bound are the findings of a forensic pathologist who examined the body of 7-year-old Nathaniel Craver.

Repeated child abuse in foster home prompts state investigation

Repeated child abuse in foster home prompts state investigation

A 9-year-old boy that was hospitalized with a severe burn and broken pelvis prompted an internal investigation by the Department of Human Services.

Rodger and Alona Hartwig are both serving time for abusing the child, who was adopted by the couple after he was first living with them as a foster child.

Nativity blackout: Parents banned from taking photos and pupils' eyes covered up... all in the name of child protection | Mail Online

Nativity blackout: Parents banned from taking photos and pupils' eyes covered up... all in the name of child protection | Mail Online: "Their eyes crudely blacked out to disguise their identities, these little girls look as if they might be the victims - or perhaps perpetrators - of a crime.

But this disturbing image was actually issued in a school yearbook.
It is the result of the bizarre ‘photography policy’ of headmistress Vicky Parsey, who bans parents from taking pictures in school for fear children’s faces will be superimposed on obscene internet images.

Now two mothers of pupils at the school are stepping up their campaign against the ban in the hope they will be able to take photographs of the school’s nativity play."

A cheerful day in Drug Court - Ukiah Daily Journal

A cheerful day in Drug Court - Ukiah Daily Journal

For the Daily Journal
Editor's note: This is part two of a four-part series on the local Family Dependency Drug Court, where people addicted to drugs try to turn their lives around for the sake of their children.

Parents strive to get clean for their kids - Ukiah Daily Journal

Parents strive to get clean for their kids - Ukiah Daily Journal: "Editor's note: As we all consider our blessings this Thanksgiving Day, the Daily Journal begins a four-part series on the local Family Dependency Drug Court, where people addicted to drugs try to turn their lives around for the sake of their children.
'Ukiah man gets his kids back.'
That's what the headline over this article should be, but it probably won't be."

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Watchdog to probe deaths at children's home; state relocates 6 residents from facilities - chicagotribune.com

Watchdog to probe deaths at children's home; state relocates 6 residents from facilities - chicagotribune.com

Turning up the heat on a troubled Chicago facility for children with disabilities, a watchdog group said Tuesday it will investigate numerous deaths that have occurred at the home in recent years, including ones that have not been thoroughly reviewed by regulators.

A Song For Mama by Boyz 2 Men-From my daughter Holly to me

Pro-Life Advocates Bury Babies Found in Maryland Abortion Center Raid | LifeNews.com

Pro-Life Advocates Bury Babies Found in Maryland Abortion Center Raid | LifeNews.com

In response to an abortion facility raid which yielded thirty-five bodies of abortion children, pro-lifers in Cecil County seek to bring dignity to their short lives.
The unborn children were buried in a funeral ceremony at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Cecil County.

Abortion Vote Couple Should Join Christians Seeing Value in The Unborn | LifeNews.com

Abortion Vote Couple Should Join Christians Seeing Value in The Unborn | LifeNews.com

After experiencing two miscarriages, Pete and Alisha Arnold said they created the web site “Birthornot.com” and claimed they would decide whether to keep their unborn child or have an abortion based on the final vote count of visitors to their web site by December 9.

Before the couple finally revealed the site was a hoax, comments on the site indicate that many took it very seriously. Its casual approach to such a life and death decision was shocking but believable to many. Over one million visitors “voted” and the controversial web site became an international story.

Abortion Backers' Science Resides in the Dark Ages | LifeNews.com

Abortion Backers' Science Resides in the Dark Ages | LifeNews.com

It’s becoming more clear to the American public that one of the greatest threats to the supposed “right” to abortion is science.

Consider how far modern medicine is removed from the practice of medicine in 1973 when Roe v. Wade was decided. Unfortunately, pro-abortionists are stuck in the past. Way in the past.

New Jersey Planned Parenthood Biz Closes Another Center | LifeNews.com

New Jersey Planned Parenthood Biz Closes Another Center | LifeNews.com

The New Jersey Planned Parenthood has closed another center thanks to pro-life Gov. Chris Christie cutting off the taxpayer funding the abortion business receives through the state’s family planning program.

Women Should Know Abortion Linked to Premature Birth | LifeNews.com

Women Should Know Abortion Linked to Premature Birth | LifeNews.com

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, dedicated by activists to highlighting the risks of and impact created by preterm birth. According to the March of Dimes, more than half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States alone each year.

Yet most people — including women at risk of abortion and their loved ones — are unaware that abortion has been linked to an increased risk of preterm birth among subsequently born babies.

Survey: 300 "Doctors" Do Late Abortions, 140 When Baby Feels Pain | LifeNews.com

Survey: 300 "Doctors" Do Late Abortions, 140 When Baby Feels Pain | LifeNews.com

With controversial late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart getting national attention over plans to expand his abortion business, a little-known 2008 study is gaining new attention.

The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization previously affiliated with Planned Parenthood, released a study in 2008 titled “Abortion in the United States: Incidence and Access to Services, 2005.”

The study found there were at least 1,787 abortion “doctors” in the United States but it revealed stark numbers when it comes to those who do abortions later in pregnancy.

United States Sees 53 Million Abortions Since Roe in 1973 | LifeNews.com

United States Sees 53 Million Abortions Since Roe in 1973 | LifeNews.com

Americans saw a political milestone this month as more pro-life lawmakers were elected to the House of Representatives than ever before, but the nation also quietly reached a less joyful mark.

In January, the National Right to Life Committee provided a new analysis of the total number of abortions done in the 37 years since the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Supreme Court handed down its controversial ruling — allowing virtually unlimited abortions at any time throughout pregnancy — in January 1973. The NRLC analysis found that 52 million unborn children had been killed in abortions as of January.

Accused Child Molester Appears In Court

Accused Child Molester Appears In Court

(KHNL) - A youth soccer coach accused of molesting half a dozen boys loses a round in court.

Read More:http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=5518212&clienttype=printable

Angus couple guilty of Jersey child abuse

Angus couple guilty of Jersey child abuse

A couple who were working at Haut De La Garenne care home have been found guilty of eight counts of abuse each.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/212194-angus-couple-guilty-of-jersey-child-abuse/

San Antonio Police and CPS investigating the deaths of 3 - 12 News KBMT

San Antonio Police and CPS investigating the deaths of 3 - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

Trial in infant’s death set for December

Trial in infant’s death set for December

GALVESTON — A trial in the killing of a 6-week-old boy is expected to begin Dec. 6 after a state Child Protective Services department complied this week with a court order.

Judge Lonnie Cox, of Galveston’s 56th District Court, in October delayed what was then a capital murder trial when Child Protective Services failed to comply with a defense subpoena, which sought the entire file involving Jose Isaias Herrera, 19.

State Investigates Response To Child Abuse

State Investigates Response To Child Abuse
POSTED: 12:39 pm PST November 26, 2010

SALEM, Ore. -- Most of the 26 investigations the state Department of Human Services has launched under Oregon's six-year-old Critical Incident Response Team, or CIRT, mandate have targeted cases where children died or were severely injured in the hands of their biological parents.
But Assistant DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel, who runs the agency's Children, Adults and Families Division that oversees child welfare and foster care, said she wants the agency to conduct more discretionary CIRTs into foster care abuse, or possibly even establish a new process to examine foster care troubles.

http://www.kptv.com/news/25927733/detail.html

Child-care groups not playing nice | San Francisco Examiner

Child-care groups not playing nice | San Francisco Examiner

CPS Altered Files, False Allegations, Secrecy Confirmed by Investigation...

Call for information on drugging foster children - National Human Rights | Examiner.com

Call for information on drugging foster children - National Human Rights | Examiner.com

R.I. DCYF to close three children’s shelters | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

R.I. DCYF to close three children’s shelters | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

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New home reunites brothers after 12 yrs in foster care - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

New home reunites brothers after 12 yrs in foster care - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

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Milwaukee mother reunited with child on Thanksgiving

State investigates response to Ore. child abuse - Bend News Oregon State - myCentralOregon.com

State investigates response to Ore. child abuse - Bend News Oregon State - myCentralOregon.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Policy Argument: Restoration of Parental Rights Post-Termination Gray (SB 76) Act No. 436 New law (Ch. C. Art. 1051

Policy Argument: Restoration of Parental Rights Post-Termination
May 17th, 2009Title IV-D Administrator
This policy argument began in Louisiana and was signed into Law by Governor Jindal on or around June 26, 2008 and took effect in August of the same year. Restoration of Parental Rights Post-Termination under certain criteria.

The policy at-hand was introduced by the Louisiana State Law Institute and now authorizes counsel appointed for a child who is in foster care and over the age of 15 or the department to file a motion to restore the parental rights or parental contact with a parent whose rights have been terminated.The conditions are listed below. The effect would could lead to a reduction in expenses associated with state wards and further reunify children with parents as deemed appropriate. We recommend that similar implementations of this law be introduced nationally before each state legislature for immediate consideration:

1. To reduce caseloads within the various State Foster Care Programs, allowing staff and program managers to focus on the needs of more dependent children.

2. To reunify parents with children where the children are no longer at risk of abuse or neglect and where less critical allegations are no longer a factor due to age and greater self-sufficiency of the minors being released into relative care.

Gray (SB 76) Act No. 436

New law (Ch. C. Art. 1051) authorizes counsel appointed for a child who is in foster care and over the age of 15 or the department to file a motion to restore the parental rights or parental contact with a parent whose rights have been terminated.

New law requires the court to sign an order setting the time and place of the hearing on the motion to restore parental rights not less than 45 days nor more than 60 days after the date of the filing of the motion and the court is authorized to continue the hearing for up to 30 additional days for good cause, including a showing by the department that despite its efforts it has been unable to complete a required confidential report. The court is further authorized to set the hearing within 15 days after filing of the motion upon joint motion of the department and the child.

New law requires the moving party to mail a copy of the motion and order to the child’s parents, foster parents, and CASA volunteer, all of whom have a right to be heard at the hearing, but the motion is required to be dismissed if the parent cannot be located.

Prohibits the court from granting the relief requested in the motion without the consent of the parent.

New law (Ch. C. Art.1052) requires the department to make a diligent effort to locate the parent, notify him of the effects of restoration and financial obligations, and provide the parent with a copy of the motion showing the time and date of the hearing.

New law requires the department within 45 days after the motion is filed or at an earlier date if ordered by the court to submit a confidential report to the court to include findings on the following:

(1) The change in circumstances since the certification for adoption.
(2) A summary of the reasons why parental rights were terminated and the date of the judgment.
(3) The willingness of the parent to resume contact with the child and to have parental rights restored.
(4) The willingness of the child to resume contact with the parent and to have parental rights restored.
(5) The ability and willingness of the parent to be involved in the life of the child and to accept the physical custody of the child.
(6) Other relevant information.

New law (Ch. C. Art.1053) authorizes the court at the hearing on the motion if it is in the best interest of the child to allow contact between the parent and child under specified conditions, restore the parental rights of the parent, or place the child in the custody of the parent with or without continuing supervision of the department.

New law authorizes the court to enter a judgment without a hearing if the department, counsel, CASA volunteer, and the parent stipulate that restoration of parental rights is in the best interest of the child.

New law provides that restoration of parental rights and placement of the child in the custody of the parent without supervision by the department is considered a permanent placement, but any other disposition becomes a part of the case plan.

Prior law (Ch. C. Art. 1146) required review hearings to be held if no permanent placement has been made by the department within 90 days after a voluntary surrender to a child care agency.

New law retains prior law and additionally requires the court at a permanency review hearing to inform the child of the provisions regarding restoration of parental rights.
Effective August 15, 2008.

Senate Bill 76 by Senator Gray (Act 436) was filed on recommendation of the Louisiana State Law Institute and authorizes counsel appointed for a child who is in foster care and over the age of 15 or the department to file a motion to restore the parental rights or parental contact with a parent whose rights have been terminated. The court is required to sign an order setting the time and place of the hearing on the motion to restore parental rights not less than 45 days nor more than 60 days after the date of the filing of the motion, and the court is authorized to continue the hearing for up to 30 additional days for good cause, including a showing by the department that despite its efforts it has been unable to complete a required confidential report. The court is further authorized to set the hearing within 15 days after filing of the motion upon joint motion of the department and the child. The moving party is required to mail a copy of the motion and order to the child’s parents, foster parents, and CASA volunteer, all of whom have a right to be heard at the hearing, but the motion is required to be dismissed if the parent cannot be located. The department is required to make a diligent effort to locate the parent, notify him of the effects of restoration and financial obligations, and provide the parent with a copy of the motion showing the time and date of the hearing. The bill further requires the department within 45 days after the motion is filed or at an earlier date if ordered by the court to submit a confidential report to the court to include findings on the following:

(1) The change in circumstances since the certification for adoption.

(2) A summary of the reasons why parental rights were terminated and the date of the judgment.

(3) The willingness of the parent to resume contact with the child and to have parental rights restored.

(4) The willingness of the child to resume contact with the parent and to have parental rights restored.

(5) The ability and willingness of the parent to be involved in the life of the child and to accept the physical custody of the child.

(6) Other relevant information which the department desires to bring to the court’s attention.

The court may, at the hearing on the motion, allow contact between the parent and child under specified conditions, restore the parental rights of the parent, or place the child in the custody of the parent with or without continuing supervision of the department if it is in the best interest of the child. The court may also enter a judgment without a hearing if the department, counsel, CASA volunteer, and the parent stipulate that restoration of parental rights is in the best interest of the child. The court’s restoration of parental rights and placement of the child in the custody of the parent without supervision by the department is a permanent placement, but any other disposition becomes a part of the case plan. The bill further requires review hearings to be held if no permanent placement has been made by the department within 90 days after a voluntary surrender to a child care agency. Additionally, the bill requires the court at a permanency review hearing to inform the child of the provisions regarding restoration of parental rights.

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Judge Snatches Man’s Children, Uses Religion as Excuse

Judge Snatches Man’s Children, Uses Religion as Excuse
by W.F. PRICE on NOVEMBER 24, 2010

An Indiana man with 50 percent custody of his children was recently turned into an every-other-weekend dad by a family court judge who cited religion as the reason the children should not spend much time with their father. According to the judge, George Pancol, when the man had identified as a Christian, he and his ex-wife got along better, but now that the man was no longer so sure about his faith, there was a lack of cooperation. Of course, Christianity mandates that children should always be taken from their father — especially when the mother divorces said father. It must be in the Bible somewhere…

http://www.the-spearhead.com/2010/11/24/judge-snatches-mans-children-uses-religion-as-excuse/

Guilty former CPS worker had previous theft conviction

Guilty former CPS worker had previous theft conviction

A former Yuba County employee convicted this month of bribery and extortion was disciplined in 2008 for preparing false timesheets and mileage as a Child Protective Services worker, arrested in 2003 for check fraud in Florida and convicted in 1990 of grand theft in Los Angeles County.

Read More:
http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/county-101475-former-placer.html

KIDS COURTS AND CORRUPTION


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Child Protective Services - in DC CPS (CFSA) Corruption, Coverup and Criminals



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How Children Feel on Psychiatric Medication including Prozac



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