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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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Is Foster Care a Risk Factor for ADHD?

Is Foster Care a Risk Factor for ADHD? | Medpage Today:

Diagnosis rate more than three times that of other children on Medicaid

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Children in foster care were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and other behavioral disorders than other children on Medicaid, according to a large retrospective study of Medicaid claims data released here.

Woman Suspected of Inappropriate Contact with Foster Child Facing New Charges

Woman Suspected of Inappropriate Contact with Foster Child Facing New Charges:

A woman suspected of having inappropriate sexual contact with a foster child in her care turned herself in as she faces additional charges.

‘Baby Doe’ neglect claims were mishandled by social workers

‘Baby Doe’ neglect claims were mishandled by social workers | New York Post:

Massachusetts child protection workers failed to thoroughly investigate earlier reports of neglect involving a 2-year-old girl, who became known as “Baby Doe” after her body washed up in a plastic bag on a Boston Harbor beach, a state report released Wednesday said.

In wake of Manchester toddler’s death, officials call for changing laws regarding records

In wake of Manchester toddler’s death, officials call for changing laws regarding records - Political Monitor:
As the state reviews its policies to keep children safe following the recent death of a Manchester toddler, Attorney General Joe Foster says some state laws prevent the sharing of child abuse and neglect records.

My Comment: 

According to:https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/confide.pdf It sounds to me that the Police should already be notified.

Disclosure of Confidential Child Abuse and
Neglect Records Persons or Entities Allowed Access to Records

Rev. Stat. § 170-G:8-a
The department shall provide access to the case records to the following persons unless the commissioner determines
that the harm to the child named in the case record resulting from the disclosure outweighs the need for the disclosure
presented by the person requesting access:.......

 • A grand jury when it is necessary in the conduct of its official business

 • Another State’s child welfare agency, law enforcement agency, or other government entity that requires the
information in order to carry out its responsibility under law to protect children from abuse or neglect

 • A law enforcement official who reasonably suspects that a child may be abused or neglected and who is
participating with the department in a joint investigation


 • A State official who is responsible for the provision of services to children and families

 • A legislative official who has been granted specific responsibility for oversight of legislation related to the
provision of services to children and families

Also, according to: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/registry.pdf

When Records Must Be Expunged
Rev. Stat. § 169-C:35-a

 Founded Reports of Abuse and neglect, are kept by the Dept. for seven years and then are supposed to be destroyed.

Unfounded Reports of Abuse and Neglect are supposed to be kept for three years.

Also, if a parent is accused of abuse and/or neglect and is hauled into Family Court, ANY and ALL Unfounded reports from the past WILL and definitely DOES go against them. At least in New Hampshire it does, which doesn't seem right to me.

Janiya Thomas' mother has been accused of abuse for years, but little action taken, reports show

Janiya Thomas' mother has been accused of abuse for years, but little action taken, reports show | Bradenton Herald:

MANATEE -- Teachers, Keishanna Thomas' children and others all reported to local and state child welfare officials that the children were being burned, hit and living in filthy conditions for years. There were a dozen reports over 15 years. Yet prior to the most recent investigation, investigators said there wasn't enough evidence for action to be taken to protect her children.


Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/crime/article41735826.html#storylink=cpy

Bella Bond just 1 of 110 children to slip through cracks in protective services

Bella Bond just 1 of 110 children to slip through cracks in protective services - CSMonitor.com:

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families had been aware that Bella may have been subject to abuse but 'didn't do enough' to protect her, a report released Wednesday found.

Assaulted S.C. Student Is A Recent Orphan Living In Foster Care, Attorney Says

Assaulted S.C. Student Is A Recent Orphan Living In Foster Care, Attorney Says:

The attorney for a 16-year-old student who was thrown across a classroom during an arrest says the officer should be jailed for his actions. Attorney Todd Rutherford said Wednesday that the girl went to the hospital Monday night and has a cast on her arm and has complained of neck, back and psychological injuries.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Medical Kidnapping: A Threat to Every Child in America Today

Medical Kidnapping: A Threat to Every Child in America Today:

My Comment: You will be shocked after clicking on this story, reading all the different States where children have been Medically Kidnapped, though this article doesn't list them all. My own Grandchildren, Austin and Isabella were Medically Kidnapped by the State of New Hampshire in 2005 and 2006, though no media would tell our story. So this has been going on for quite some time. Please be forewarned. This CAN happen to you!
If you live in the United States of America today, and you have children in your home under the age of 18, every day you are in danger of losing your children to the State through medical kidnapping.
All across the United States today, parents are losing custody of their children due to medical kidnapping. Medical kidnapping is defined as the State taking away children from their biological parents and putting them into State custody and the foster care system, simply because the parents did not agree with a doctor regarding their prescribed medical treatment for the family. In some cases it is as simple as telling a doctor you are going to seek a second opinion on a suggested medical procedure, and then ending up being charged with “medical abuse” and losing your children.



Shocked Arizona Mother Finds GoFundMe Page for Medical Needs of Daughter Medically Kidnapped

Shocked Arizona Mother Finds GoFundMe Page for Medical Needs of Daughter Medically Kidnapped:

The medical kidnapping story of Leanna Smith, who had her two daughters removed from her family and eventually adopted out due to allegations of “medical abuse” and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. 

Corruption and Medical Malpractice Coverup involving Arizona CPS? How One Family was Destroyed

This week, Leanna found a GoFundMe page put up by the foster parents of her youngest child requesting funds for medical needs and to move out of their home which was infested with mold. Leanna wonders if CPS and the State of Arizona did any investigations with the foster parents as they have publicly admitted that her youngest daughter now has DRESS syndrome, severe rashes, and “serious damage to her liver.”

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Child Protective Services – Topic 2 – Detention of your Child(ren)

Child Protective Services – Topic 2 – Detention of your Child(ren) | donnellyjustice:

Detention: The removal of your child(ren) from your care by Child Protective Services

One thing is very important for people to know and that is Child Protective Services DOES NOT HAVE ANY POWER until YOU GIVE IT TO THEM. Otherwise, they can go take a hike.

The drugged children of foster care

Blog: The drugged children of foster care:

A February, 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “Drugged as Children, Foster Care Alumni Speak Out,” examines the upsurge in strong antipsychotic drugs prescribed for children in Medicaid and foster care in the past decade and a half.  It should be required reading for every parent, teacher, counselor, caseworker, and judge who has or may have contact with the child welfare system.

Social worker's texts admit guilt

Social worker's texts admit guilt:

A female social worker effectively admitted through text messages she had sex with a teenage boy she was mentoring, the Crown says.

Massachusetts Prosecutors Withheld Exculpatory Evidence in Shaken Baby Case

Massachusetts Prosecutors Withheld Exculpatory Evidence in Shaken Baby Case:

In the Boston Globe, columnist Yvonne Abraham writes about how prosecutors in the Middlesex County, Mass., district attorney’s office withheld exculpatory evidence in the Shaken Baby Syndrome case against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy.

Lawsuit alleges foster abuse

Lawsuit alleges foster abuse - News - VVdailypress.com - Victorville, CA:

VICTORVILLE — A recently filed lawsuit accuses two Victorville foster parents of abuse over a period of two-and-a-half years and when combined with a similar complaint filed early last year, four of five children in the foster family are now alleged to have been mistreated.

Woman’s case over alleged forced adoption of son dismissed

Woman’s case over alleged forced adoption of son dismissed:

Court told nun insisted woman would be ‘put out on the street’ if papers not signed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a woman’s case against a religious order over the alleged forced adoption of her four-month-old son 46 years ago. Her case against a second religious order and the HSE is still pending.

UK Goes Full Orwell: Government To Take Children Away From Parents If They Might Become Radicalized

UK Goes Full Orwell: Government To Take Children Away From Parents If They Might Become Radicalized | Techdirt:

And now it seems the UK is going even further, adopting Oceania's reputation for the swallowing up of citizens should they be found suspect of thought-crime by those watchful citizens. Specifically, the Family Division of the Judiciary has put out a memo declaring exactly how it will remove children from the homes of anyone it suspects might radicalize those children.

Pending Foster Care, Adoption and Juvenile Bills In Congress Right Now

Pending Foster Care, Adoption and Juvenile Bills In Congress Right Now:

There is a whole lot of youth-related legislation in the ole’ congressional hopper these days. And with Congress revved up for bipartisan compromise, it’s almost certain to move!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DCF hesitates on surprise home visits

DCF hesitates on surprise home visits:

A new Vermont child protection law would require DCF to make unannounced home visits, but safety and other concerns complicate the mandate.

Why are some parents still unfairly losing their children to adoption?

Why are some parents still unfairly losing their children to adoption?:

Just over 10 years ago, Cassandra Jardine in an article in this newspaper (“Children are taken away but the system won’t admit it’s wrong”) described how local councils were achieving their adoption “targets” by forcibly removing children from parents convicted, on the basis of disputed medical theories, of having deliberately caused their injuries. “The pain these parents suffer is hard to overestimate” she wrote. 


South Carolina Mother Arrested For Child Abuse After Questioning Doctors and Losing her Children

South Carolina Mother Arrested For Child Abuse After Questioning Doctors and Losing her Children:

Danielle and William Headley’s four boys were seized by South Carolina Child Protective Services in July, following frustration by the parents over the care that their youngest son, Jack, now 4, was receiving at Greenville Memorial Hospital. (See original story here.) A Child Abuse Specialist has accused Danielle of Munchausen by Proxy, and last week, Danielle was arrested on charges of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Mother of dead child was subject of 10 investigations

Mother of dead child was subject of 10 investigations - Story | WTVT:

 - The safety net meant to protect Florida’s most vulnerable children was not enough for Janiya Thomas.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mother who triggered amber alert arrested in Boston (AT Boston Children's Hospital)

Mother who triggered amber alert arrested in Boston - The Boston Globe:

This Mother, who clearly was in fact looking out for her sick child, drove to Boston where she believed her child would get the best care possible. Evidently, she didn't think twice about the warrant's against her from years past,(that didn't involve the child) and was only thinking of her sick child. How in the world can Massachusetts DCYF take custody of her child, when the Mother clearly put her child's need's before her own? Isn't that what GOOD Mother's do? This is ANOTHER case of Government over reach! I am asking each and every one of you to contact Governor Charlie Baker and DEMAND custody be returned to this Mother!!!!!

The mother who triggered an Amber Alert after she allegedly fled Pennsylvania with her seriously ill infant son was arrested early Saturday at Boston Children’s Hospital, according to Boston police.

Cherry was arrested around 2:15 a.m., after a nurse at the hospital called police to report that they had just admitted Quavai Cherry, whose name the nurse recognized from the Amber Alert that was issued Friday, according to Boston and State Police.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FBI rescues 149 children, arrests 153 in operation targeting sex-traffickers

FBI rescues 149 children, arrests 153 in operation targeting sex-traffickers — RT USA:

Working with state and local authorities, the FBI has rescued 149 sexually exploited children and arrested 153 pimps and sex traffickers in a coordinated action across 135 US cities dubbed ‘Operation Cross Country IX.’

Houston Couple Gagged and Told to Fire CPS-fighting Attorney in Order to See Medically-Kidnapped Child

Houston Couple Gagged and Told to Fire CPS-fighting Attorney in Order to See Medically-Kidnapped Child:

Earlier this year, in May of 2015, we reported on the story of the Giwa family in Houston, who had their 19 month old son medically kidnapped by Texas CPS. Randy Wallace of Fox News Houston broke the story. See our original coverage of this story here:

Texas CPS Kidnaps 19-month Old Child for “Failure to Thrive”


Medical Kidnapping in San Bernardino California: Innocent Mom Goes To Jail?

Medical Kidnapping in San Bernardino California: Innocent Mom Goes To Jail?:

September 4, 2013, a San Bernardino County social worker instructed the mother of two-year-old Melina to “pack up her daughter’s stuff…she belongs to the county now.”

Those raising grandchildren sacrifice for love

Those raising grandchildren sacrifice for love | Dallas Morning News:

WASHINGTON — Although the shelves in my home office are packed with books by financial experts offering really good advice, it was my grandmother Big Mama who taught me most of what I know about handling money.

Auburn Housing Authority to keep closer watch in wake of foster child's death

Auburn Housing Authority to keep closer watch in wake of foster child's death - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA:

AUBURN – As Wayne C. Page stood before the duplex in a subsidized housing development where a foster child died two months ago, a passing tenant handed him a slip of paper.

Temporary foster parent denies molesting 2 girls in his care

Temporary foster parent denies molesting 2 girls in his care:

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 68-year-old Billings man has denied charges of molesting two girls who were in his temporary care as a foster parent.

Forced Removal of Native American Children From Parents Exposed in 13 Minutes

Forced Removal of Native American Children From Parents Exposed in 13 Minutes | WGBH News:

A 13 minute documentary about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up in Maine to investigate the forcible removal of Native American children from their homes over many years, debuts today.

Ex-Planned Parenthood Worker of 17 Years Explains Her Problem With 'Webcam Abortions'

California Enacts Legislation To Limit Psychotropic Medications For Children In Foster Care

California Enacts Legislation To Limit Psychotropic Medications For Children In Foster Care - OPEN MINDS:

On October 6, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to increase state oversight and to limit the amount of psychotropic medications prescribed to children in foster care. The legislation was a package of three bills: Senate Bills (SB) 484, 319, and 238. A provision of SB 484 calls for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and stakeholders to establish a methodology to identify group homes that have disproportionately high levels of psychotropic drug medication. About 25% of children in California’s foster care system overall, and about half of those placed in group homes, are prescribed psychotropic medications.

13-year-old Foster boy accused in fatal shooting of Foster girl, 12

13-year-old boy accused in fatal shooting of girl, 12 - StarTribune.com:

JASPER, Mo. — A 13-year-old boy deliberately shot and killed a 12-year-old girl outside a foster home in rural southwest Missouri where they both lived using a gun he had taken from the house, the local sheriff said Friday.

Key official with child protective services placed on paid administrative leave

Key official with child protective services placed on paid administrative leave:

GREAT FALLS, Montana — One of the top officials with the state agency charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect has been placed on paid administrative leave, the Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed.

Medical error rips yet another family apart forever

Medical error rips yet another family apart forever - Telegraph:

Been There!!!

Family courts have been ignoring the evidence and confiscating children from innocent parents.

Manitoba child welfare system hiding behind privacy law: Nepinak - Manitoba

Manitoba child welfare system hiding behind privacy law: Nepinak - Manitoba - CBC News:

The head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the provincial child welfare system is using privacy laws to avoid dealing with families who want to reunite.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Former Foster Parent Exposes How CPS Kidnaps Kids Away from Good Homes – Puts them on Drugs

Former Foster Parent Exposes How CPS Kidnaps Kids Away from Good Homes – Puts them on Drugs:

By Nehemiah Flynt
author of Legal Discrimination
I became a foster parent with the intentions of putting a roof over the heads of orphaned children. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
By the time I completed the training process, I understood that the majority of the children that would be entering my home were not orphans. I was brainwashed into believing the children had come from abusive and neglectful homes. I was told the state had rescued them from horrible living environments and that I was somewhat of a hero for taking them in.
They were all lies. It took several years for me to truly see what I had become a part of.
Child Protective Services was stealing children from loving biological families. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Grandparents' bids for child custody imperiled

Grandparents' bids for child custody imperiled | TribLIVE:

State law no longer sides with grandparents who seek visitation rights of their grandchildren in Judge Harry Smail's Westmoreland County courtroom.

California foster care: New laws signed to restrict psychiatric drugs

California foster care: New laws signed to restrict psychiatric drugs - San Jose Mercury News:

SACRAMENTO -- Creating sweeping new protections for tens of thousands of California's most traumatized children, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's most comprehensive set of laws to curb the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs in foster care.

Babies For Sale, In A Market Near You

Babies For Sale, In A Market Near You:

The black market in baby sales is a predictable shadow enterprise of foreign surrogacy markets. The open question is how long it will remain a back-alley economy. Considering the form and function of the multi-billion-dollar child production industry, and the public shrug at its operation, the wonder may be that direct infant sales are still illegal.

CFS refuses to return kids to 'wonderful' mom, says advocate

CFS refuses to return kids to 'wonderful' mom, says advocate - Manitoba - CBC News:

Mom says she's done everything CFS has asked, and more, but agency refuses to return her children

Our View: Can anyone hold DCS accountable?

Our View: Can anyone hold DCS accountable?:

Our View: Arizona's child welfare agency remains mired in failure, while its director continues to shift blame.

DCS: Some workers ill-equipped to properly assess children at risk

DCS: Some workers ill-equipped to properly assess children at risk - ABC15 Arizona:

She never checked medical records. Never checked any police records.” Slava Kostadinova is talking about her Department of Child Safety case worker who she said did little to investigate her claims of neglect against her son.

State settles with family in Bell massacre

State settles with family in Bell massacre:

DCF records show the agency had investigated the Spirit family 18 times for allegations of child abuse and neglect since 2006, including a hotline tip just weeks before the murder-suicide.

Did adoptive mother's neglect lead to child's death?

Did adoptive mother's neglect lead to child's death? | MLive.com:

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Rebecca Cotes adopted her infant niece to save her from abuse and neglect, but now it is the 27-year old who faces prison for alleged neglect that resulted in the toddler's death.

State legislators gather to discuss 'systemic problems' at state

State legislators gather to discuss 'systemic problems' at state - KULR8.com | Local News, Weather & Sports | Billings, MT:
BILLINGS -
Current and former state legislators gathered outside the Yellowstone County Courthouse Tuesday to protest what they call systemic problems at the state's Child Protective Services. 

Family awarded $31 million in case vs. DCS workers

Family awarded $31 million in case vs. DCS workers - TheIndyChannel.com:

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Department of Child Services has been ordered to pay $31 million to a family accused of abuse in the death of their daughter.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Child care worker admits to sex crimes with girl, 15

Child care worker admits to sex crimes with girl, 15:

ZANESVILLE — A 34-year-old man admitted Monday to engaging in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl who lived at a center for abused children where he worked for more than five years.

Lithuanian Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Child SexTrafficking

Lithuanian Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Sex... | Patch:

Giedre Ruseckaite, 24, a Lithuanian citizen who has resided in Nevada, was sentenced on October 2, 2015 to 120 months in prison for sex trafficking of a child, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Ruseckaite pleaded guilty on June 26, 2015.

A Rising Tide of Foster Care Entries

A Rising Tide of Foster Care Entries:

The federal government issued its new foster care data report on Sept. 18, and the news was startling. Foster care caseloads were up substantially for the first time in a decade. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of children in foster care increased from 400,989 to 415,129, which is an increase of 3.5 percent. This was the second consecutive increase in foster care caseloads.



On CPS: "The progressive case for parents’ rights is worth taking seriously"

On CPS: "The progressive case for parents’ rights is worth taking seriously" - Overlawyered:

The critique of Child Protective Services agencies advanced lately by the free-range kids movement should find a readier echo on the left, writes Michelle Goldberg in The Nation. “Progressives have not, in general, seen CPS as worthy of the same suspicion as other forms of law enforcement,” yet minorities and poor persons are exposed to its scrutiny and pressure if anything more intensely. 

Woman loses lawsuit against DHHS

Woman loses lawsuit against DHHS | New Hampshire:

CONCORD — A federal court judge has ruled against a former state employee in her lawsuit against the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services that alleged her former employer put her in an “untenable position” by forcing her to choose between breast-feeding her child and retaining her job.

Documents Show a Portland Foster Care Provider Wasted $2 Million on “Lavish Expenditures”

Documents Show a Portland Foster Care Provider Wasted $2 Million on “Lavish Expenditures” - Willamette Week:

State regulators are shutting down Give Us This Day, an embattled Portland foster care agency that got $1.5 million a year from the state of Oregon to care for some of the state's most troubled children.

The UK Social Services' Disgusting And Corrupt Abductions - Amount of Children Being Taken Into Care Hugely Rising

The UK Social Services' Disgusting And Corrupt Abductions - Amount of Children Being Taken Into Care Hugely Rising AnonHQ:

Can you imagine your kids being taken away from you due to false allegations? Because you said something wrong? Because someone who lives in your neighbourhood is ‘apparently’ a rapist?

Former Lee Co. social worker indicted by Bell Co. Grand Jury on meth charge

Former Lee Co. social worker indicted by Bell Co. Grand Jury on meth charge - Middlesboro Daily News - middlesborodailynews.com:

A former Lee County, Virginia social worker has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. Amanda Celeste Szemak, 38, of Middlesboro, was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, greater than two grams of methamphetamine.

Adopted woman finds birth family through Facebook and DNA

Adopted woman finds birth family through Facebook and DNA - Olean Times Herald: News - Adopted woman finds birth family through Facebook and DNA: News:

ELLICOTTVILLE — Not every adoptees’ search for their birth parents or family is successful, but for Michelle Sischo it’s come pretty close.

Kinship Foster Care On the Rise

Kinship Foster Care On the Rise - Hartford Courant:

NEW BRITAIN — It boiled down to an emergency.
After the tragic death of her son, Sonia Levy-Reid's twin grandsons, then 3, were on the verge of entering the unpredictable foster-care system. The sister of the children's mother had been taking care of the boys. The sister called Levy-Reid one day in the late winter of 2014 and said she was ending the arrangement.

A Year After Emergency Room Visit, North Carolina Couple Still Fighting for Medically Kidnapped Newborn

A Year After Emergency Room Visit, North Carolina Couple Still Fighting for Medically Kidnapped Newborn:

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar scenario, a young couple living in Fayetteville, North Carolina, took their baby to the emergency room when he was not acting right, only to find themselves almost a year later still battling to try to bring their child home out of Child Protective Services custody. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Today is the Ten Year Anniversary of Isabella Being Stolen by Nashua, NH DCYF




Ten years ago today, my beautiful Granddaughter Isabella was stolen by Nashua, NH DCYF and handed over to stranger's, because in Nashua, "Relative placement is NOT an option". Hoping one day Isabella will be home to celebrate my birthday with me! I love you Isabella and will never stop fighting for your return.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Governor Hassan Announces State to Initiate Independent Review of DCYF

Governor Hassan Announces State to Initiate Independent Review of DCYF | New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan:

It's about time!

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2015
Contact:
Communications Office
(603)271-2121
Governor Hassan Announces State to Initiate Independent Review of DCYF
CONCORD – In light of concerns raised by law enforcement after the murder of a Manchester toddler – and an initial review by the Department of Justice – Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that the state will initiate a comprehensive, independent review of the child protective services of the Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF).
“We deeply grieve the loss of any child,” Governor Hassan said. “If as a state we missed any opportunity to save a child’s life, it is a tragedy and a failure – one that we must do everything possible to prevent in the future. Our society rests on the fundamental principle that all children must be able to grow up in a safe environment, and in the rare instances where their families harm them, we must protect them.” “That is why, based on Attorney General Joseph Foster’s initial review and recommendations, I am ordering an independent, top-to-bottom, expert review of New Hampshire’s child protective services.”
After the death of 21-month-old Sadie Willott in Manchester in early September, law enforcement raised concerns about DCYF’s involvement in the case. As a result, the Attorney General began a review, looking at the Willot case and other cases the Attorney General’s office had handled. The Attorney General also reached out to county attorneys to review cases that had been handled at the county level. Based on his initial review, the Attorney General recommended a thorough, independent review of DCYF.
“This independent review will examine DCYF’s handling of the cases of concern, but also their processes, staffing, training, caseloads, and the laws that they operate under,” Governor Hassan said. “And as findings and recommendations come forward, we will implement them as soon as possible.”
The Department of Justice will play an active role in the review and will also make recommendations to the commission headed by Senator David Boutin, which is looking at how to improve state laws to better protect children.
“Our preliminary review of Sadie Willott’s death and other homicide and assault cases involving child victims raised significant concerns about DCYF’s prior contacts with those families,” said Attorney General Foster. “We welcome the assistance of an outside expert to conduct a review and determine what steps can be taken to better assure the safety and security of New Hampshire’s smallest and most vulnerable citizens. We remain committed to assisting the Executive Branch and the Legislature as they continue to address this critical and fundamental issue.” 

Report: Auburn children suffered heat stroke; DCF policies not followed

Report: Auburn children suffered heat stroke; DCF policies not f - 7News Boston WHDH-TV:
AUBURN, Mass. (WHDH) -
According to a Department of Children and Families report released on Thursday, 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon, who died while living at an Auburn foster home, suffered a heat stroke.

Gov cites DCF’s ‘blatant lack of oversight’ in Auburn foster child’s death

Gov cites DCF’s ‘blatant lack of oversight’ in Auburn foster child’s death | Boston Herald:

Child welfare bosses moved to discipline two state workers after an internal investigation revealed multiple agency missteps before the death of a 2-year-old and the hospitalization of a 22-month-old living in an Auburn foster home. Gov. Charlie Baker called the case a “blatant lack of oversight” by the Department of Children and Families at a midday press conference.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Manchester chief: DCYF failed to protect child

Manchester chief: DCYF failed to protect child | New Hampshire:

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire social workers failed to protect Sadie Willott, the 21-month-old child whose mother faces homicide charges in connection with her death over the Labor Day weekend, the city’s police chief said Wednesday.
“In the Willott homicide, DCYF failed to protect Sadie,” Police Chief Nick Willard said during an interview with a New Hampshire Union Leader reporter. He also said DCYF did not initially cooperate in the investigation, unlike in previous investigations into similar child abuse cases.
My comment:
"In the past, DCYF Administrator Lorraine Bartlett has said that family reunification is the first and foremost goal of her agency." Is that a fairly new concept?
“We want to be able to continue to provide the support and services to that family, so whenever possible children can be returned to their parents,” she told the Union Leader last December. Is this also a new concept? Maybe Lorraine Bartlett is much better qualified as DCYF Administrator than her predecessor Maggie Bishop. While Bishop was at the helm, at risk families never received any services or support from DCYF. The norm was to take the child and run. Evidence of innocence wasn't allowed. A false report was all it took to steal a child. Even a "Proven" false report. Does DCYF even look for relatives for placement of the stolen children, or is it still the same? "Relative placement is not an option. The child is going into Foster care, period."
Why in the world was Brielle and her siblings returned to their Mother, while felony child abuse charges were pending? While Bishop was at the helm, parent's whose criminal charges were dropped,(only because evidence of innocence was allowed in Criminal Court), still never got their children back. And the charges were for child endangerment, not mental or physical abuse. And what about the Mother's in NH who have lost children to the State, for prescribed medication while pregnant? Or almost lost the child because DCYF protocol is for Hospital's to report Mother's whose children show symptom's of withdrawl from prescribed medication given to the Mother?What about Medication, given in labor, that spill's into the unborn child? These children are stolen and never returned.
How about the Police taking over like they did in times past? They know REAL abuse when they see it. These children would probably be alive today. If DCYF wasn't so busy railroading innocent parent's AND their families, with frivolous nonsense accusation's, they may have had the time to save these children. This is REAL abuse! REAL abuse that took the lives of these two beautiful children!