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Friday, September 29, 2017

Don't tip over the car seat - LK Report for 9/29/17

The Florida Department of Children and Families is currently reviewing a formal complaint to bring felony charges against Walter Ravon Dawson, 48, also known as Ray Dawson, of Orlando after he filed false reports against a Marion County man.

More >> Case in legal review after man files false DCF report

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Statewide, more and more kids have had to be put in foster care over the past few years, overloading the system to the point of a crisis. Many are pointing to drugs as the cause.

More >> Public hearing looks at repairing foster care system

Monias said her great grandson was sitting in a car seat while watching cartoons inside his foster parents’ home.  Monias said the boy's foster dad was only a few feet away when the boy tipped over.

More >> Foster parent charged in death of baby boy

Jackie Pittman, a former foster parent, was sentenced to 4 years to 15 years in prison after a Macomb County jury convicted him of sexually assaulting teen.

More >> Ex-Macomb adoption board member, foster parent gets prison for molesting girl

WOODWORTH – A former case manager for the Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services is under police investigation for fraud and allegedly faking adoptions for Native American children.


A former TTC employee impregnated a 15-year-old girl in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society 35 years ago, but the agency never reported the incident to police, a court has heard.

Howard Smith, 61, admitted Tuesday in Ontario Superior Court to having full intercourse three or four times with the girl in 1978 without using a condom, thus impregnating her when he was in his late 20s.

More >> Children's Aid Society failed to report rape of a girl by one of its own foster parents

A 62-year-old Macomb Township former foster father who molested a juvenile female relative received a sentence of more than four-years in prison this week.

More >> Former foster father to serve four years for molesting girl

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Don't cause fatal head injuries to a foster child - LK Report for 9/28/2017

A man has been charged after the foster child he was taking care of died this week, Winnipeg police say.

The 22-year-old man was charged with criminal negligence causing death after his 10-month-old foster child died in hospital on Tuesday.

The baby boy suffered head injuries before being rushed to hospital in critical condition, Winnipeg police Const. Rob Carver said Thursday at a news conference.

More >> Foster father charged with criminal negligence in death of baby boy

Contrary to popular belief, witnessing arguments between parents may not always be bad for children. According to new research published in the Journal of Family Psychology, it’s how those arguments are handled that matters.

More >> Kids May Benefit from Witnessing Some Arguments Between Parents

WILKES-BARRE — One child caseworker described being confronted by an angry father with a gun in Wilkes-Barre. Another spoke about the fear of just coming to work after it was firebombed. A third said families treat them like the enemy.

More >> State auditor general addresses ‘broken’ child welfare system

A SOCIAL worker has been struck off after failing 22 vulnerable children.

Mhairi Thomson let down children over two years, including those who said they had been sexually abused, were at risk of violence at home or lived with drug addicted parents.

More >> Social worker struck off after putting 22 vulnerable children at risk

DAVIE, Fla. - For nearly his whole life, Joshua Sistrunk has lived in one home with the only set of parents he's ever known.

More >> Judge removes South Florida boy from foster family despite state's recommendation

State lawmakers are requesting data on the caseloads of Department of Children and Family Services investigators following a recent Tribune investigation into mismanagement at the agency's understaffed Joliet office.

More >> Illinois lawmakers seek DCFS data about the caseloads of child welfare investigators

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The hole in her heart always felt deeper during the holidays.
Other children in the group homes, most of them in foster care, received visits from social workers. They received gifts and clothing. They received attention.

More >> Search for long-lost siblings turns up all but eldest sister

A mother who gave up her child through a custom adoption to a household marked by sexual abuse, domestic violence and neglect will not receive interim custody of her daughter, which she had sought in court.

The child, now seven, is now in the temporary custody of the office of the Director of Child and Family and Services, which has plans to return the girl to her adoptive mother under a supervision order.

More >> Nunavut court rules on custom adoption that goes bad

From 2011 to 2016, more than 120 children died in North Carolina within a year of their cases being referred to social services, according to a new investigative series by The Fayetteville Observer.

More >> Child Deaths Mark Crisis In Child Welfare System, New Report Shows

Three employees of a child protection home in a remote area of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh were arrested after six girls living at the facility accused them of sexually harassment, police said on Wednesday.

More >> Three arrested for ‘sexually harassing’ six girls at Himachal child protection home

Todd Coon and his sister Patsy were “scooped” by child welfare authorities when they were just toddlers in the wake of a 1966 Winnipeg house fire. Coon’s father could made only one request — that his children be adopted together.

More >> 'I thought I was alone': Sixties scoop survivors gather in Ottawa

The federal government has given California bad marks on monitoring the well-being of children in foster care.

State officials were slow to investigate complaints of abuse or neglect, failed to notify investigators of serious sexual abuse allegations and didn’t follow up to ensure cases were resolved, according to an audit released late Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

More >> Federal Audit Gives California Poor Marks On Monitoring The Welfare Of Foster Children

Six inmates of a government-run orphanage for girls in Himachal Pradesh alleged that the staff of the home used to drug them during dinner before sexually exploiting them.

They made the allegation a day after three employees of the Balika Ashram in Chilli village of Chamba district were arrested for the sexual harassment.

More >> Himachal orphanage horror: Girls say they were drugged, exploited

Anybody want a kid?

Las Vegas, NV - We've been following today's Wednesday's Child for years.  He's not so much a "child" any more, but he *still* is hoping to be adopted.  Dave Courvoisier has our story.

We've featured Junmarion many times over the years...This last was in 2016 at a police substation... Back then he was pretty sure he wanted to be in law enforcement.

More >> This 15 year old should not be passed up for adoption again.

Ah yes.  Dreams of forever homes.

The federal government has given California bad marks on monitoring the well-being of children in foster care.

State officials were slow to investigate complaints of abuse or neglect, failed to notify investigators of serious sexual abuse allegations and didn’t follow up to ensure cases were resolved, according to an audit released late Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

More >> California earns poor marks on monitoring the welfare of foster children

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The orphans who aren't really orphans - LK Report for 9/26/2017

A Kane County judge has awarded $4 million in damages to a man who was sexually abused by a Sugar Grove foster parent in 2004.

More >> $4 million award in lawsuit over sex abuse from Sugar Grove foster parent

Orphans aren't really orphans

Baltimore, Md., Sep 26, 2017 / 03:20 am (CNA).- Shannon Senefeld always assumed that children in orphanages are mostly orphans. Most people make that assumption.

When Senefeld found out this was not the case, she was shocked.

More >> Most children in orphanages aren't actually orphans. This group wants to help them.

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since last Wednesday is upset it took days for a missing person report to be issued by police.

More >> Missing Fredericton teen's mother 'out of her mind' with worry

How to Rat Out your Neighbor to CPS in Australia and Not Get Caught Doing It

Here is a forum post from Australia from a CPS Rat who is sticking her nose into the business of another family.  Notice the person doesn't give any details, but people still tell her to do it anonymously?

I post this for educational purposes and so that you can take the opportunity to comment your thoughts regarding CPS Rats.

I don't think she is looking after her children properly.

More >> How do I go about reporting my neighbour to child protective services without them knowing who I am? 

The Duggar family’s lawsuit returns to court Monday as a U.S. District Judge sets out to determine whether Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Anna Forsyth (all nee Duggar) had their privacy rights violated when police records were released in accordance with a Freedom of Information Act request.

More >> Duggar Family Returns To Court

British police said they had arrested a seventh suspect in connection to the bombing of London's Parsons Green underground station that left some 29 people injured.

More >> Parsons Green bomb suspect's foster parents to keep caring for kids Newburgh Gazette 

Imagine being denied work — not because of your qualifications or work history, but because a drug test required for employment comes back positive for a drug you never used. Now imagine learning that the test result could have been influenced by the color and texture of your hair.

More >> Hair drug testing is not accurate, we shouldn't rely on it

LARGO — It was sweltering in the bedroom of the Largo mobile home the day a child welfare case manager visited in July.

Yet she left 8-month-old William Hendrickson IV there with no air-conditioning and in the care of an erratic father who had been refusing to take his medication, a newly released state investigation found.

More >> State investigation cites multiple failures in death of Largo child

More than a quarter of adoptive families are in crisis, according to a survey by the BBC and Adoption UK.

More than half of those surveyed reported living with a child who was violent, including being punched, kicked or threatened with knives.

More >> Over a quarter of adoptive families in crisis, survey shows

Monday, September 25, 2017

Who Is Most Likely To Abduct Children - LK Report for 9/25/17

The Indian Baby Market

The 29-year-old woman from Worli, who was arrested for buying a newborn for Rs20,000 with an intention to sell the child to an NRI couple, may have been running a racket for the past six months.

More >> Here’s how a Mumbai woman sold infants to childless NRI couples for 6 months

The mentality you are up against 

Note: I am posting the following article for educational purposes.  Although you may or may not agree with the opinions expressed here, there are a number of important factors to consider if you really want to fix this mess.

If there was any kind of silver lining to be had from Jerry Sandusky’s yearslong criminal spree of child molestation and the see-no-evil enablers who looked the other way is that it increased awareness of child abuse, an abomination that has too often been swept under the rug.

The kids are getting sick of it too

By the time AI's troubled mother was ready to "surrender" to authorities, her children were starving, covered in bruises and lice, and the house was full of rotten food and maggots.

But when AI was taken into care, they received little explanation about what was happening, and the separation from their family was a further stress.

More >> Children speak out on NT care system

Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger

A higher number of children are abducted by family members than previously thought, a recent study suggests. Mothers and female relatives are most often the perpetrators.

The issue: Children are abducted every day in the United States, often by a parent or family member. But limited academic research or data exists.

More >> Mothers, female relatives are most likely to abduct children

LAS VEGAS — A Clark County program that provides attorneys to foster children in civil cases involving abuse or neglect is set to get an additional infusion of money, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Did we really foster a bomber? - LK Report for 9/24/17

Did we really foster a bomber?

The foster parents of the prime suspect in the Parsons Green terror attack have been left shell-shocked by the ordeal, their son has said.

Spencer Jones said the home of mother Penny, 71, and father Ron Jones, 88, in Sunbury, which has been inspected by forensic officers for the last week, is a “place of love and tolerance”.

The couple, awarded MBEs for services to children and families, have fostered almost 300 children together.

More >> Parsons Green suspect’s foster parents shell-shocked by ordeal, says son

Pennsylvania CPS Agents Want More Money

HARRISBURG — Some of the people hired to help families in crisis in Pennsylvania need government assistance themselves to buy groceries.

That’s one of the shocking revelations in a scathing report issued earlier this month by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale after a six-month review of the state’s system of child protection.

As Pennsylvania policymakers struggle to figure out how to fix a child protection system the auditor general describes as “broken,” almost everyone agrees that one nettlesome aspect of the problem is keeping caseworkers on the job.

More >> Low pay, stress hamper child protection in Pa.

Housing foster kids in offices

Over the past year, children in the state’s foster care system have had to spend the night in contractors’ offices more than 100 times. The Kansas Department for Children and Families works with Saint Francis Community Services and KVC Health Systems to administer the foster care system, and these contractors recently informed the Child Welfare Task Force about the number of overnight stays. According to Rachel Marsh, the director of public policy at Saint Francis, “It is actually an office because we don’t want to normalize this in any way. So they would end up on a couch or a makeshift bed.” But when something is happening this often, hasn’t it already been normalized?

More >> Editorial: Kids shouldn’t have to sleep in offices

Seperating Siblings

Post had to tell her foster daughter something painful. The Department of Children and Families had arrived at the house earlier that day. A caseworker took the girl's two younger siblings.

“I had to tell her that (her siblings) weren’t here anymore. ... This poor little girl — mind you, still in counseling — had a meltdown,” Post said.

The child cried all afternoon, Post said.

More >> Foster mother describes how DCF uproots kids

Michigan LGBT's want your kids too

Lansing, Mich., Sep 24, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith-based adoption agencies won't be able to adhere to their religious mission in Michigan if a lawsuit challenging state law succeeds, critics say.

“This suit challenging Michigan's law is mean-spirited, divisive and intolerant,” the Michigan Catholic Conference said Sept. 20.

More >> Michigan lawsuit could imperil religious adoption agencies

North Carolina is failing to protect abused and neglected children

Twice in the weeks before Bryan Nathaniel Mathews died, someone tried to warn child protective services.

The mobile home in Fayetteville where the infant lived with his two young brothers was filthy and unsafe, according to whoever reported the family to the Department of Social Services. The source also said the children’s parents weren’t supervising them.

Little was done.

More >> Deaths point to crisis in NC’s child welfare system

A Young Foster Molester

Felony charges were filed this week against a man accused of sexually assaulting a foster child that was being cared for at a Hudson home.

St. Croix County prosecutors charged 21-year-old Desmond M. LaPean with one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under 12 and repeated sexual assault. St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric Lundell ordered the Minneapolis resident held on $50,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Monday, Sept. 18.

More >> Former Hudson man accused of raping child

Where did she go?

SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Suisun City police asked for the public's help Sunday in locating a 13-year-old girl who went missing Saturday night from a group home. Samantha Martinez was reported missing at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and as of Sunday morning, her whereabouts remained unknown, according to Suisun City police.

More >> Girl, 13, Missing From Suisun City Group Home: Police

Another sad and pathetic failure thanks to the Kansas Child Protective Industry

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of Adrian Jones has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Kansas, the state's Department for Children and Families and several others, court documents confirmed Thursday morning.

More >> Family of boy fed to pigs files lawsuit against Kansas Department of Children and Families

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Don't bite the foster kid!!! - LK Report for 9/23/17

CHEYENNE – A local man was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage foster child.


GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A critic of Montana’s child protection agency is charged with using Facebook to stalk one of its caseworkers in violation of a restraining order.


Bennington police say a foster mom bit her 9-year-old foster child.

Anna Livingston is now charged with domestic assault and cruelty to a child under 10.

More >> Foster mom accused of biting foster kid


Suppose, hypothetically, you could gather in one room 333 former foster children. Now, suppose you asked how many of them had been abused while in foster care. Does anyone seriously believe that only one of those 333 former foster children would raise her or his hand?

More >> Abuse in Foster Care: Research vs. the Child Welfare System’s Alternative Facts


(CNN) -- The Michigan ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of two same-sex couples who allege discrimination when they sought to foster and adopt children.

More >> Michigan ACLU alleges state bias against same-sex foster, adoptive couples


The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that same-sex couples have the same parental rights as parents in opposite-sex relationships — including financial support and child custody.


EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. –  Prosecutors say no charges will be filed in the drowning death of a Vermont toddler who was in foster care.

More >> No charges filed in drowning death of toddler in foster care


A couple is suing several members of the sheriff's department, the Board of Supervisors and Arizona Department of Child Safety employees claiming that their two sons were temporarily removed from their home because the parents refused to cooperate in a criminal investigation into break-ins and illegal parties.

More >> Parents sue DCS, sheriff's department over removal of sons in party probe


A state-funded group home that is supposed to help South Florida children with disabilities has racked up a history of complaints including child abuse and neglect, police and state records show.

More >> Children with disabilities abused at group home, complaints allege


Kansas Department for Children and Families secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the state agency tasked with overseeing the child welfare system is trying to increase the number of foster parents it has to take care of kids. Some children have had to stay overnight in foster care contractors’ offices while they wait for a home. (December 2015 file photograph/The Capital-Journal)

More >> Data confirms Kansas foster kids staying overnight in contractors’ offices


A MAN accused of raping young foster children in his mother's care is facing dozens of additional charges, with police now interviewing four children under the age of 10 in an unfolding scandal.

More >> Man accused of raping foster children faces more charges

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jonneshia Lewis Story

I am posting this story at the request of the mother.

My name is Jonneshia Doss. Recently a CPS Worker Niema Harvey lied under oath and on a petition because I exercised my 4th and 14th amendment rights.  She came out for the first time on 9-7-16 about allegations of Physical Neglect and Threatened Harm of Charity (my now 13 year old). I explained all this to her:

On July 18, 2015, the last time Charity ran away, she alleged I beat her, tied her up in the basement, and allowed my niece to beat her. (Unknown to me until recently obtaining my cps records) CPS did substantiate the claims but continued to leave her there. Jasmine Royster (CPS) and her supervisor Ms. K. Hall suggested the guardianship since Charity said she didn't want to live with me and wanted to live with her grandparents, so that the other children would not be in harms way. She even wrote letters to her counselor asking to be taken but asking that her siblings stay home.

 In August 2015, the guardianship was granted and Charity and I both asked for no contact with each other at the hearing so that was it. As I spoke with my mother, Charity had ran away from her house, stealing from the Kmart, getting suspended, truant from home, had and cut off numerous tethers, stole my mother's car and crashed it and costed my mother thousands of dollars she didn't have. She also had a probation officer due to her behaviors. 
On December 9th I was arrested on a warrant stemming from her July 18, 2015 allegations. Child Abuse 3, Felonious Assault, and Unlawful Imprisonment, which were dismissed on January 5, 2017. Niema put in the petition I was arrested and charged with these felonies in 2012 and that I had 9 substantiated cases, which also were lies.

My mother filed the petition to terminate the guardianship but was not ordered until October of 2016. When CPS tried to force her on me I did say no because she had put me and my other children at risk. Every time she ran away CPS came out and her behavior at school was also uncontrollable. I had not abandoned her or had any contact with her since August 2015. It had not been 28 or 91 days so I shouldn't have been accused of Physical Neglect.
 I let Niema see my children at the door and that wasn't good enough. She accused me of Educational Neglect because my children were fighting and getting bullied at their DPS school, so I decided to try and homeschool, which is my right as well. I have had interactions with CPS, but I was finally doing good with no CPS intervention until this happened.

When my rights were terminated to Charity it was 11-9-16 and not in September like the petition says. She never met my husband and testified to not having any contact information for him, but she put in the petition he prevented her from seeing the children as well. It has been over 30 days since they were removed.

 I have court ordered visitation but are only allowed one 2 hour visit a week. Also she called the police to my home November 23, 2016 claiming she was doing a 30 day update but, without a warrant, they couldn't force me to let her in either. I was never notified in writing that a case was being opened from September.

No one has talked to the children until almost 30 days after they were even taken, but it was necessary to lie in court to get them removed. 

December 9, 2016 as I was being arrested and handcuffed on the warrant, Niema Harvey and 2 other workers who did not identify themselves, walked around my home, in my bedroom, kitchen, upstairs, and all over my house without permission.

 They had a removal order but nothing saying it was ok to search my home. I was informed by Niema that I had a pretrial hearing at 1:30 that afternoon but she would ask for an adjournment. She did not notify the court or my attorney that I was arrested, so they had court without me or my husband. Also, my husband was not notified by mail of any court dates or investigations since the beginning of all this. 

She stated in the petition that we resided together, so why no notice by mail? No one is doing anything about this. I have made her supervisor aware N. Reeder CPS supervisor section manager T. McDougal, Adam Baker District Manager, Michael Greening Office of the Family Advocate, and The Office of the Children's Ombudsman and no one is responding to my emails or addressing returning my children with all the evidence I have of her numerous lies and that my children were not abused or neglected. I have proof that during a March 22, 2017 FTM it was told to me and my husband all this is because I wanted a warrant for her to search my home. Our home is suitable, are income was suitable, and my children were attending school online and thru curriculum I bought for them.

My children are 11, 10, 8, 6, and 3. My children want to speak to someone about this because they are suffering from separation anxiety and all of them want to come home. DHHS Foster Care Worker Iris Bond of North Central District is only offering 2 hour a week visits with my 6, 9, and 11 year olds. 

We can't even get proper notice of hearings or anything. When the children were removed, I was texted at 10:05 a.m. December 5th that court was at 1:30 p.m. that same day. Please help us get our wrongfully removed children back home. These workers should not have qualified immunity for lying on court reports and petitions, to break up homes. I have also contacted State Reps, and State and Federal government officials. My son Josiah Lewis was found wandering after being removed from me but I found thru Facebook and not DHHS. Because I keep addressing the rights and policies violated, this agency is not following visitation court orders, Michigan Legislation concerning removals, adjudication hearings, documentation, expungement requests, refusing to amend an inaccurate petition or cps record, and a list of other laws. I don't have money for decent representation so my children have been in care 8 months without being adjudicated and at the trial phase because I wasn't notified of my right to a judge instead of a biased referee who doesn't follow court rules. My family's life has been shattered and torn apart because of a worker's lies. If anyone would read her cps report, it exonerates me and tells of her judge shopping to get my family torn apart.


From jonneshia lewis 

Good Evening,

Today JD did not get to the visit until 5:25. DD didn't get to the visit until 6:15. The visit is scheduled to start at 5pm and end at 7pm. We arrived and signed in at 5:09pm due to our bus being an hour late. But we texted a message letting iris bond know we were going to be late. 

We end the visits at around 6:50, so how is that fair to me or my children? Jeremiah Doss was musty yet againSo many visits haven't been made up as it is. How long will our rights continue to be violated?  The MDHHS is not considering our children's best interest.

Jonneshia Doss

Cary Flagg 

                I am sending this letter to you concerning the poor choices being made by the State in the matter of the Lewis Case. I have followed this case for well over a year now and have read the case history and reports and find it absolutely troubling that the department would waste resources on such a matter. There have been no findings of abuse or neglect, yet the department continues to interfere with the upbringing and parenting of these children, which is protect by the constitution and the supreme court has even ruled in favor of parents in such matters.

                Furthermore, the petition you originally filed is inaccurate and even your workers admitted to such during a FTM in which the inaccuracies were supposed to be corrected but thus far have not been. Also, the way in which the mother was originally notified about her first court hearing violates due process set forth and creates a notice defect. Text messaging a parent just hours before a court hearing is not an appropriate notification. Please check your Michigan Court Rules on how this is to be proply done.

                Finally, taking into consideration the most recent events with the children I would like to point out that taking away visits as a punishment to the child is not an option. This could be looked at as emotional abuse by the department and its workers.  You have no finding of abuse or neglect and have admitted that the family is well bonded yet you're unable to admit to your own mistakes and correct them moving forward. You have taken children from a loving protective home to place them apart from one another. You have failed at providing counseling in a timely manner. You have not followed through with medical or doctor visits nor have you worked with the parents and taken any of their thoughts into consideration on services for the children even when they still have legal rights to be informed and to make decisions.

Kindest Regards,

Cary Flagg
President, Families Civil Liberties Union of Michigan


jonneshia lewis 

What happened to placement in close proximity to the child's home? What happened to a home like setting? What happened to siblings being placed together? All five of my children are separated. One is in Pontiac, one is in Flint, one is in Vista Maria, and two are God knows where! They are not following MDHHS Foster Care Policy Manual about placement. My children's rights are being violated and they need help!  
Because they are placed so far away they use this as an excuse for my children to be late to visits or not show up at visits at all. My 6 year old missed a visit 2 hour visit on Tuesday of last week and 45 minutes on Wednesday of last week that has not yet been rescheduled or made up. This is also a form of Parental Alienation.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Sep 11, 2017 11:26 AM
Subject: Jeremiah Doss Josiah Lewis move
To: "jonneshia lewis" <>, "Deonte Lewis" <>
Cc: "Angela Barney" <>

Good Morning,

Ms. Doss and Mr. Lewis 

This a follow up to the message I left on Ms. Doss phone (***)***-**** on 09/11/2017 at 11:15 am.
This is to notify you that on 09/07/2017 Jeremiah Doss and Josiah Lewis were moved to new placements.
Jeremiah was moved to Whaley Children's Center located at 1201 N. Grand Traverse St.
                                                                                       Flint, MI 48503
He resides on the Mott unit.

Whaley has been given all your contact information so that Jeremiah can call you.
Josiah was placed in another Homes for Black Children licensed foster home.
I have sent you a letter with this information along with documents requesting any information regarding any relative(s) who may be willing to care for Jeremiah and/or Josiah.  

Joyce Dace
Foster Care Specialist
Homes for Black Children
(313) 961-4777 ext 136
Fax (313) 964-3733

From <>


jonneshia lewis 

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From: "jonneshia lewis" <>
Date: Jul 3, 2017 3:06 PM

Subject: Fwd: My son wandered off and ended up on Facebook and the news. And I don't get a call from the state or my mother.

To: <>

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From: "jonneshia lewis" <>
Date: May 8, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: My son wandered off and ended up on Facebook and the news. And I don't get a call.




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Life Plus 20 Years - LK Report for 9/20/17

Here are today's headlines.  
Check back later.  You never know when I might update this post.

TEENAGERS are the overlooked and vulnerable in Central Queensland's foster care system, according to AnglicareCQ.


PONTIAC — The life sentence of a foster mother convicted of murder was reduced to 38 years Tuesday after a judge issued a new sentence in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl placed in the woman's care.


TULSA, Oklahoma - A former Green Country foster care worker is heading to prison.

Timothy Cheatwood pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing a 6-year-old boy, as well as making and distributing child pornography involving that child.


MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - A 69-year-old Muskegon area man is accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled foster care resident at his home.


Kansas Department for Children and Families secretary Phyllis Gilmore says the state agency tasked with overseeing the child welfare system is trying to increase the number of foster parents it has to take care of kids. Some children have had to stay overnight in foster care contractors’ offices while they wait for a home.


It’s been six years since Vanessa took in her brother’s grandchildren, but it is only in the last couple of weeks, with their start at a new school — Immaculate Conception in Astoria — that she knows “everything will be all right.” Thanks to a scholarship from the Children’s Scholarship Fund, they are finally in a “quiet” and “loving” school.


GOLDEN, COLO. - A grand jury has returned a 22-count indictment against Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Department of Human Services caseworker accused of falsifying information.

More >> Former JeffCo caseworker tasked with investigating child abuse accused of falsying information


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis couple says they are trying to give a 6-year-old girl a better life, but tribal law is preventing that from happening.

More >> ‘She’s Our Daughter’: Couple Blocked From Adopting Girl Fights For Parental Rights


Trent Thorburn is seeking to be released on bail as he appeals his four-year sentence for incest and perjury relating to his foster sister Tiahleigh Palmer.

Thorburn has been in custody since he was charged in September 2016 with having sex with the 12-year-old in the days before her death.

More >> Incest foster brother Trent Thorburn wants bail as he appeals sentence


Foster carers Penelope and Ronald Jones, aged 71 and 88 respectively, found themselves thrust into the national spotlight when counter-terrorism police raided their terraced home in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, following the arrest of an 18-year-old at Dover on Saturday in connection with the Parsons Green bombing.

More >> 'Beautiful people': the foster carers raided by counter-terrorism police


A Sacramento agency running one of the few remaining foster care shelters in California has violated health and safety laws and the personal rights of children more than 120 times in recent years — a number matched only by state-licensed facilities that have been shut down or placed on probation.

More >> Numerous violations cited at Sacramento foster care shelter campus


A former Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services caseworker who claims she was fired for seeking medical leave actually was terminated because she approved of allowing a teenager accused of sexually abusing a neighborhood child to baby-sit his siblings, the county says in court records.

More >> County says CYS caseworker was fired for neglect of duty

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Juggalo's, London Bombers and Child Protective Services - LK Report for 9/17/17

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The broken-hearted stood up to give witness in Clinton, Iowa on October 8, 2016. After campaigning political candidates finished, families took the microphone. A soft-spoken, middle-aged woman went first.


Young Indian couples travelling to the United States on short to mid-term job assignments are increasingly facing the menace of child confiscation by the country’s child protection agencies, who wrongly accuse them of abuse. The “child abuse” is determined using the controversial Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) indicator, the veracity of which is contested.


The report noted that only four states — Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Utah — considered Juggalos to be a gang and later versions of the Gang Threat Assessment dropped any mention of them altogether. But Juggalo nation has been in a legal battle to clear their members' names ever since, saying people have lost jobs, been harassed by police and even been impacted in child custody battles because of the label.

More >> Thousands of Juggalos expected to march on Washington on Saturday

Other Juggalos (and Juggalettes, as their female members are known) told stories of losing jobs, of being stopped by police, of being threatened with having their children taken away, all because of their musical preferences and face-painting.

More >> Juggalos in Washington: Don't call us a gang


LANSING, MI - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services could not take gun ownership into account when placing foster and adoptive children under a bill introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague.


A TEEN suspected of being the Parsons Green bucket bomber is thought to be a refugee fostered by an elderly couple who were honoured by the Queen.

The 18-year-old - the youngest to be arrested over a terror attack in the UK - is being quizzed by cops after he was seized in Dover on Saturday.

More >> FOSTER KID 'IS BUCKET BOMBER’Parsons Green terror suspect, 18, revealed as ‘refugee taken in by MBE foster couple’ – as neighbours claim ‘problematic’ teen was arrested TWO WEEKS ago


A new poll by a children’s charity has revealed over 85% of UK adults surveyed show little or no interest in fostering, raising concerns over the future of foster care in the UK.

More >> Shocking survey reveals 'true scale' of foster care crisis


The 5-year-old daughter of a Coal Township couple was allegedly beaten and bruised while in a Snyder County foster home.

Mary Ruiz said her seven children between the ages of 2 and 17 were removed from their home in April amid allegations she and her husband, Charlly, were using drugs. She said they still don't have custody of their children because Northumberland County Children and Youth officials say they remain "non-compliant."

More >> Mother: Child was beaten in foster care


CHEYENNE – A local man was sentenced Thursday to at least 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage foster child.

More >> Cheyenne man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing foster child


A top state administrator is considering a change that would have state employees conduct the screening for prospective foster parents rather than out-source that work.

More >> DHS director reviewing screening process for foster care parents


MINT HILL, N.C. - Frustrated neighbors are fed up with fights, violent outbursts and daily calls to police about a group home for children.

Mint Hill town leaders are researching what it would take to close it down if things don't change.

More >> Neighbors say group home for children is out of control


The Arizona Department of Child Services recently updated its policy to clarify that the agency will not issue foster-care licenses to anyone who uses or possesses cannabis, even if legal under the state's medical marijuana laws. This decision is based on an anti-marijuana policy that the agency adopted in 2011, DCS spokesman Darren DaRonco said. DaRonco specified that DCS will not exclude potential foster parents that have been issued medical marijuana cards, but only those that actually use medical cannabis.

More >> Arizona Child Services Prohibits Medical Marijuana Users From Becoming Foster Parents

Friday, September 15, 2017

70% of Prostitutes Come From Foster Care - LK Report for 9/15/17

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Late last month, the Times made some rather astounding claims that Tower Hamlets council had placed a five-year-old white, British Christian girl into the care of a niqab-wearing Muslim family who didn’t speak English. As a qualified children’s social worker with more than 20 years’ experience, I suspected the story was exaggerated. My suspicions were confirmed within the next few days as the council claimed there were numerous errors in the reporting of the case and a court order was published.


This year, another 10,000 children would have left care, what will happen to them?

What happens when a kid has to leave care after their eighteenth birthday? Are they able to get a job? Do they go to university? Has the government, seen as the ‘parents’, given them the tools needed to succeed in their future endeavours?


BENGALURU: At a health camp held in a reputed school in BTM Layout recently, a doctor and his staff were accused of abusing some girls.The students reached out to a teacher, who passed on the information to Childline Bangalore. But when she was asked to support the investigation, she pulled back. Even the girls' parents decided to stay quiet, saying the matter had been resolved.


Joel Kurtinitis’ opinion piece, “Attacks on homeschooling are short on facts” [Sept. 10], was missing some facts of its own.

Kurtinitis compared our database of homeschool abuse cases to the number of reports investigated by child protective services annually to claim that homeschool students are 4,000 times less likely to be abused. This is absurd. Our database includes only cases that are both especially horrific and hit the news. Even so, when we compared the fatalities in our database with a comprehensive list of child abuse fatalities nationwide we found that homeschooled children were no less likely to die from child abuse than children who attend school.

More >> Homeschool children are no more, no less likely to die from child abuse

NORMAN, Oklahoma - A Norman teen is in a coma after he was injured at a state-contracted group home. His mother says she can't get any answers about what happened. 


GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) Internal emails revealed concerns with the leadership of the CPS department ultimately lead 11 people to leave a department of 7 people in just over a year's time.

More >> Families, former social worker claim dysfunctional CPS department is hurting kids


Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster brother could be freed by January next year after being sentenced to four years in jail on Thursday afternoon.

Trent Thorburn pleaded guilty to four charges, including incest, after admitting to his mother in 2015 that he had had sex with then 12-year-old Palmer.

More >> Anger over 'pathetic' sentence for Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother


LINCOLN — Nebraska youths in state care attempted suicide in rising numbers last year, according to a new report.

More >> Report: Suicide attempts, sexual abuse cases rise among young Nebraskans in state care


James Dunn is a former Lake County Foster Parent of the Year who fostered 12 different children with no complaints.

Now, the 42-year-old Concord Township resident will never be allowed to foster another child again.

More >> Former Lake County Foster Parent of the Year sentenced for crimes against boys


Cape Town - A Khayelitsha father, 59, who has been charged with sodomising, raping and sexually abusing his now 16-year-old foster daughter between 2007 and 2013, will know next week whether he will be granted bail.

More >> Alleged rapist of foster daughter pleads for bail


The number of child abuse investigations in Bucks County has nearly doubled over the last two years, while the annual turnover rate for caseworkers who investigate those claims is twice as high as it was before 2015.

More >> PA auditor general: Child-welfare system 'breakdowns' put kids at risk for abuse, death

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