Lawsuit charges that DYFS errors led to sex abuse of baby girl

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The adoptive mother of an 8-year-old New Jersey girl has sued the state's child welfare agency, accusing it of repeatedly bungling its obligation to protect the girl from abuse.
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jim

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Apr 25, 2007
 
what a tragedy
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PLACED THEM WITH AN ABUSER, HES A SELF ABUSER AND CHILD ABUSER MENTAL AND PHYSICLE. I WAS ABUSED BY HIM, HE STILL MENTALLY ABUSES ME TODAY, AND GETS MY MOTHER TO DO SO AS WELL. GIVES MY CHILDREN BEER, DYFS DENISE GREENE STOLE MY CHILDREN CRIMINALLY, NO BASIS TO TAKE CHILDREN. CAME TO MY HOME TO TELL ME MY MOTHER WAS CALLING AGAIN AND AGAIN, I DIDNT HERE THE DOORM SO BECAME IRATE CRIMINALLY BODY SLAMMED MY ENTRY DOOR WHEN I UNLOCKED IT SHE SMASHED IT OPEN, SCARED MY CHILDREN. I CALLED COPS, SHE HITS MY CELLS CLEAR OUT OF MY HANDS AND SAYS "ALLOW ME" MY BABY GIRLS ARE HIDDING, THEY'VE SEEN SUCH BEHAVIOR FROM THEIR FATHER WHO WE'RE DIVORCING. CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CHARGES INVOLVED, IT HAS BEEN 69 DAYS TODAY. DYFS WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO SPEAK TO MY CHILDREN BECAUSE I WILL NOT SPEAK TO THEIR FOSTER UNIT AS I HAVE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE WOMAN AND THIS WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE WOMAN HAD MY CHILDREN, THE WOMAN WILL NOT ALLOW ANY CALLS TO ME WHATSOEVER. MY LAWYER FAILED ME I NEED A LAWYER TO FIGHT FOR ME, THIS IS BIGGER THAN BIG. DYFS CASE NOTES SAYS MY 8 YR OLD DAUGHTER BROOKE WILL NOT SPEAK WITH HER ON FRINEDLY TERMS YET COMMENTS WHEN THE CHILDS CALM SHE WILL BE OK. CALM???? C A L M !!!!! 69 DAYS LATER AND SHES STILL NOT OK, DO YOU THINK SHES GONNA CHANGE HER MIND BY TOMORROW? JACKIE SCOTT ALSO FACING CHARGES TELLS MY LITTLE GIRL THAT IF I WANT TO SEE THEM I CAN BUT REFUSE TO. I HAVE 277 RECORDED CALLS TO JACKIE SCOTT- FAILS DENISE GREENE FAILURE- CHRIS JONES I CALLED 121 TIMES GOT HER LAST FRIDAY 2 FULL MONTHS SHE AVOIDED MY CALLS WOULD NOT CALL ME BACK.MY GIRLS ARE IN DANGER OF BEING ABUSED HELP ME HELP THEM. I NEED ALOT GIANT HOUSE- YARD TOWN IS ON ME - HUSBAND GIVES NO MONEY. CANT CUT GRASS HE TOOK MOWER CANT PAY CLOTHES WOW. I NEED LIKE A-Z HELP INCLUDING A COMPETENT LAWYER I HAVE COURT TOMORROW, MY LAWYER LIED ABOUT THE THINGS HE WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE DID BUT DID NOT,
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jezkadee

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May 31, 2007
 
Be aware that if a child licks antibacterial soap off its arm it can have a seriously high blood alcohol level. There was just an article about it in the paper. An innocent could be accused of ridiculously intoxicating its toddler in this antibacterial day and age.
Louise

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Jun 1, 2007
 
jezkadee - that's email spam. Please don't muck up the board with that sort of thing.

Snopes.com is your friend.
Louise

Fairport, NY

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Jun 1, 2007
 
DYFS TRAGEDY XS 4 - You said that he gives your children beer and you wonder why DYFS took your kids away from you? Why would you allow your children to be with someone like that?

How could you not "hear the door"? You just didn't answer. If DYFS has a court order to take your children, they're getting into your house to get them whether or not you choose to open your door.

You put yourself and your children into this situation then have the audacity to complain about it. The saddest, sickest thing is the poor children involved here. So SO sad.
Recks Read

Stoughton, MA

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Jun 1, 2007
 
STORY DFYS IS OXYMORON in the NEWJERSY INDYMEDIA
http://newjersey.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/153...

Hudson County NJ
Not all parents deserve to lose their children. DFYS along with the whole court supported system is totally screwed up.

I have seen model parents lose their children for giving a kid a time out. All it takes is a mean spirited person or disgruntled, cruel idiot, or a spoiled psychotic kid to make a call and DYFS is quick to wrench the children from loving parents, and have the police file child abuse charges. DYFS is well known to be over zealous and excessive in their actions. By ripping families apart, unjustly and without accountability, DYFS is a total dis-service to children and families.

The family part court in Hudson County is so inundated that it appears to treat DYFS cases like traffic tickets. Parents have no say, no rights, no opportunity to speak unless they can muster up thousands of dollars to hire legal help and pay to prove they are innocent. Some go to jail and their lives are over. Leaving more dependants for the state of NJ and its taxpayers to pay for. This is a huge waste of time, tax dollars and undue hardship and heartbreak to families. Someday, someone will prove DYFS and the current court system does more harm to children, families and the community at large. Until then common sense tells us it is an obvious injustice.

Yes, there may be many real bad parents and good reasons to remove children from them. To see innocent parents forced to lose their children based on flimsy accusations, hearsay, lack of qualified representation, due to an overworked under skilled DFYS agency and court system is a terrible travesty and an injustice.

I have personally seen DYFS do their damage to a young promising family. I am talking about two parents with sterling backgrounds and no prior complaints or records, good citizens. A family who kept a clean home with healthy, well clothed and feed children. Simply for giving a disobedient child a “time out”, DYFS claimed endangerment and abuse. A young gentle father with good intentions and love for his children, harassed and threatened by police, and incarcerated for twelve hours while his family painfully afraid for his life waited to pay bail. I have witnessed two professional married, caring, loving and professional working parents, and their entire extended family suffer emotional wreck as they fell into the verge of bankruptcy, risking their jobs, as their children are wrenched away and placed in to NJ state custody. The sad thing is this not unique. Many are suffering such injustice. It is insane, heartbreaking and shameful.

If there is a legitimate reason that children are determined to be in danger, then they should be removed from potential harm or danger. However, not without immediate attempts to look deeply into a situation to investigate the validity of such action and to first attempt to aid the parents and support and prioritizing action to maintain a whole healthy family before throwing good hard working people and great parents into kangaroo court, conduct witch hunts, and sending innocent parents into a worse Hudson County correctional facility.

The system needs immediate reform and an ethics review through and through.

It is an embarrassment to all of New Jersey and all of this country.
Please visit; http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/897... and please sign our petition for parental rights first.
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Recks Read

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Jun 1, 2007
 
jezka makes a correct point. I am also aware where DYFS evidence appears to have been somewhat "amplified". Anything is possible. Sometimes the bottom line of meeting numbers to get that beloved funding or rating or bonus takes priority over the truth or sincere care for children and families.
No child should be in danger neither should parents loose their children to over zealous and excessive bureaucratic agencies and over burdened court systems.
Donna

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Aug 15, 2007
 
My ex mother inlaw has been the primary caretaker of my son for 10 years. Although I had two other children with my husband. I fought for custody through this loosing battle of legal sysetm. My inlaws lived in New Jersey. I livedd in philadelphia. It wasnt until 10 years later, after my son and myself kept telling dyfus that something was going on in that household. My son was mentally and sexually abused. Dyfus kept saying it was unfounded,until they finally said founded and I now have custody of my son. Although I have had him for two years my son will never be mentally the same. He goes to therpeist and psychtrists twice a week. Hes a loner and its hard for him to take his clothes off. I want to sue.
donna in philadelphia
nadine

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Nov 17, 2007
 
I was in the dyfs program for many years. Those people are bastards, and do way more harm then good. The worst thing that ever happened to me was dyfs. You would not believe the families that are allowed to become foster homes, and the people that are allowed to interact with children that have had a life of hardship.
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Jan 12, 2008
 
NJ Supreme Court says DYFS must show with clear and convincing evidence a causal link between the parent and alleged abuse. Neither DYFS nor the Police showed a causal link and the child was removed and placed with an abuser who exposed him to a Megan's Law convicted sex offender. I am a caring, educated American and the abuser is an illegal immigrant who subjected me to rape, assault, trespassing and violence for 10 years while the police and DYFS ignored how the perpetrator uses them to control me. The child complains the father slapped him, and hit him in the face and back with a leather belt, and requests to live with me.
israel tubens

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Jan 13, 2008
 
DYFS SHOULD TO TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THIER PERSONELL AND THEIR SUPERVISORS, I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD TO BE TRAIN TO DEAL TO SPOT WHERE THERE MIGHT BE AN ABUSE, AND FOLLOW UP ON TIMELY BASES, JUST DON;T ASK IF THERE IS AN ABUSE, IF YOU ARE A TRAINED PERSONELL YOU SHOULD KNOW THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM IN THAT HOUSE HOLD ,ESPECIALLY WHERE THERE IS CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZEN.THEY SHOULD MONITOR MORE WHERE THEY THINK MIGHT BE AN ABUSE. I REMEMBER THE CASE IN COLLINGWOOD,NJ. IF SOMEONE WAS DOING THIER JOB CORRECT THAT WOULD NOT HAD HAPPEN.
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Jan 21, 2008
 
I am personally living in DYFS hell right now and all because the school didn't like it because my 10 year old son came to school without eating breakfast most days. Well, guess what? That was because he was not hungry and refused all offers of food.(he, like me, is never hungry when he first wakes up- takes us a few hours before we think about eating something) The school called and suggested that I put a snack- a fruit bar, a granola bar something. they said that his getting hungry mid morning was compromising his learning. So I did this, and guess what? yea, you guessed it HE DIDN'T EAT IT IN SCHOOL ANYWAY! So they continued to question him and he told them that most mornings he gets himself up and off to school, which he does because i work 3-11 and am usually not done until 1 in the morning (nurse- have to write my notes)due to medications that i take that give you that "ton of bricks" feeling it is difficult to get up in the morning so he gets up with the alarm, his cereal is out for him, his clothes are out for him he does beautifully on the days I am not awake with him (my 13 yr. old son is up also and helps out)My children are happy, healthy, not abused, they are always to school on time. many kids don't like to eat breakfast and get hungry mid-morning isn't that why they started head start? difference here? My sons are in special education and i am bipolar! I was not home when the DYFS worker came, my husband let her in because he thought she was one of my friends (GAG ME)He did not know who she was until she was inside the house (in violation of my 4th amendment right to not allow officials inside my home without a warrant)threatened my kids with being taken away from us and then when she saw that they were obviously healthy and happy,she said my house (which is under construction) was "too messy" and because my bedroom floor had clothes all over it (waiting to be washed) it was "a fire hazard" She then gave us literally overnight, till 9AM the next day to completely straighten up and de-clutter it-OVERNIGHT- was she freaking crazy! Then she said that she would speak with her superiors as to how much time they would give us to complete the house construction (3 rooms and we are doing it all by ourselves- no help, just inside work some drywall and painting) And all this because our child study team thought that my son not eating breakfast in the morning was "compromising his learning" They do this to me and in Collingswood kids died and why- because the workers who should be protecting them were harassing good people like my husband and myself.
Deyanira

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Im 25 years old dyfs and the court terminated my rights on 02/4/08.I comply with all services.I even went to school and now work in a hospital.The only problem is that the foster family so called fell inlove with my daughter and wanted to keep her and Dyfs and the judge agreed with them.Well if the foster family so called love my daughter why is it that on 12/21/07 my daughter underwent major dental procedure that included caps fillings among other.She's only three years old her teeth her poorly cared for that caused them to decay and fall apart.All this under the supervison of these so called loving foster parents.My email is drdiamondmami8@aol.com anyone willing to help me or any formal foster children that been ruien by dyfs please contact me
Deyanira

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Feb 11, 2008
 
nadine wrote:
I was in the dyfs program for many years. Those people are bastards, and do way more harm then good. The worst thing that ever happened to me was dyfs. You would not believe the families that are allowed to become foster homes, and the people that are allowed to interact with children that have had a life of hardship.
Your a great example of poor work of these dyfs workers if you need to you can contact me at drdiamondmami8@aol.com I can use ur testimony when I file for my appeal
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Mar 25, 2008
 
Deyanira wrote:
Im 25 years old dyfs and the court terminated my rights on 02/4/08.I comply with all services.I even went to school and now work in a hospital.The only problem is that the foster family so called fell inlove with my daughter and wanted to keep her and Dyfs and the judge agreed with them.Well if the foster family so called love my daughter why is it that on 12/21/07 my daughter underwent major dental procedure that included caps fillings among other.She's only three years old her teeth her poorly cared for that caused them to decay and fall apart.All this under the supervison of these so called loving foster parents.My email is drdiamondmami8@aol.com anyone willing to help me or any formal foster children that been ruien by dyfs please contact me
If you did everything the court asked you to, you would not have lost your child. Something is lacking in your story. It is typical of a parent to say they did everything asked of them, but when reviewed, they did not do what was asked of them.
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bethytoes wrote:
I am personally living in DYFS hell right now and all because the school didn't like it because my 10 year old son came to school without eating breakfast most days. Well, guess what? That was because he was not hungry and refused all offers of food.(he, like me, is never hungry when he first wakes up- takes us a few hours before we think about eating something) The school called and suggested that I put a snack- a fruit bar, a granola bar something. they said that his getting hungry mid morning was compromising his learning. So I did this, and guess what? yea, you guessed it HE DIDN'T EAT IT IN SCHOOL ANYWAY! So they continued to question him and he told them that most mornings he gets himself up and off to school, which he does because i work 3-11 and am usually not done until 1 in the morning (nurse- have to write my notes)due to medications that i take that give you that "ton of bricks" feeling it is difficult to get up in the morning so he gets up with the alarm, his cereal is out for him, his clothes are out for him he does beautifully on the days I am not awake with him (my 13 yr. old son is up also and helps out)My children are happy, healthy, not abused, they are always to school on time. many kids don't like to eat breakfast and get hungry mid-morning isn't that why they started head start? difference here? My sons are in special education and i am bipolar! I was not home when the DYFS worker came, my husband let her in because he thought she was one of my friends (GAG ME)He did not know who she was until she was inside the house (in violation of my 4th amendment right to not allow officials inside my home without a warrant)threatened my kids with being taken away from us and then when she saw that they were obviously healthy and happy,she said my house (which is under construction) was "too messy" and because my bedroom floor had clothes all over it (waiting to be washed) it was "a fire hazard" She then gave us literally overnight, till 9AM the next day to completely straighten up and de-clutter it-OVERNIGHT- was she freaking crazy! Then she said that she would speak with her superiors as to how much time they would give us to complete the house construction (3 rooms and we are doing it all by ourselves- no help, just inside work some drywall and painting) And all this because our child study team thought that my son not eating breakfast in the morning was "compromising his learning" They do this to me and in Collingswood kids died and why- because the workers who should be protecting them were harassing good people like my husband and myself.
DYFS hardly "harrassed" you as you want to put it. A referral comes in, they are required to respond. You say the school called...well, then, the school placed a referral and the Division had to respond to your house. They are required by law (Title 9 and Title 30) to come into your home and see your children. If they were not permitted into your home in order to assess the safety of your children, the police would have been called.

If they found safety hazards in their home, they need to address them. The workers were doing their job.
ted mandie myer

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Apr 6, 2008
 
www.goodmomsfightdyfs.com
mother there over in nj at above link find pix many and statement where dyfs saying we cannot substnatiate,yet TOLD JUDGE child has metal hanger injuries on her and was not being"fed"right lol

how fuck up as a caseworker you can be to hold photogrpahs showing no abuse and files saying we CANNOT SUBSTANATIE?????

a case like hers once media release it will healp SO so many others to prove we are not liars and FRAUD in DYFS agency do happen alot to all us,most of us out here actually
she got them finally where she want them finding so much fraud in her case,and i just learn that
her attorney who take this to court is a FORMER DAG FOR DYFS OWN OFFICE lmfao talk about a stroke of luck.GOD truly do bless the GOOD ones lATER on and this is now happening to her.
she own the site good moms fight dyfs and DYFS falsifies records and sharing her complete story all the while helping others and showing support daily.
she finally getting her chance
at winning getting the girls babck her federal
suit she show e online well her asistant showing
me and she now,they help me and offer great support to,unlike MOST sites who do not care or
have fon number. hang in there everyone good luck.
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Apr 7, 2008
 
jim wrote:
what a tragedy
Everyone can easily point the fingers to a case worker. Do you know that sometimes it takes a community to raise a child. Do you know how much work a case worker handles. It just not one case per a day sometimes its more than 25 per a day and yes, there is no excuse for one falling thru the cracks but have you notice how easily you point the finger after the fact not during the time its occuring. Become a foster parent if it that much love and concern with a child. Most people easily judge and yet dont say let me open my home and love, care protect this innoncent.

In the defense of social workers their jobs are not easy nor is the work load and do a survery of how many familys have a case to oppose how many case workers there is... the numbers will never match or be fair to any case worker.
DinaHateDYFSCoru ption

Mount Laurel, NJ

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Apr 14, 2008
 
emily flagrant you are a caseworker for rotten
pitiful fucked up dyfs.
and the other woman about good moms fight dyfs i
agree. i read her story and i know as you know for
dyfs to"withheld multiple color shots showing not
one bruise then holding conversation report where
telling the nj cops we "cannot substantiate"the
mother who own good moms site is going to win
big.and her childre.sad.
but when you have a case where as deyanira above
where the dyfs corrupt system"termminate"ri ght?
good luck,those cases are weekly ON NJ appeal
site and they "rarely get won/overturned"that is
really bad.i holpe you all win,as over at good
moms fight dfys she got the PROOF she did not
abuse her child,pix withheld files recordings from
workers actually suepervisors,two who are recently
NOW saying they were wrong etc,that is what we all need now a days to win.she did it
smart.....
Leah

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May 16, 2008
 
DYFS has damaged more children and families in this state than I care to admit. I'm a clinician who recently made a report to DYFS after an 8 y.o. child disclosed to me that his teenaged step- brother was sodomizing him and that his father and step-mother were beating and threatening him. Unbeknownst to me, I discovered that there were lists of allegations made in NY against this family by other child family members for similar abuses, but these allegations were repeatedly found to be "unsubstantiated." As a therapist for many years with a specialty in sexual trauma, I've found that children at certain developmental stages simply don't have certain words or experiences in their repertoire, i.e. they're NOT making this stuff up !!! Both CPS and DYFS closed the cases on this family, meanwhile my notes are clear and safely tucked away for the time I can dust them off and say, I TOLD YOU SO ! Until then, I pray for that child everyday who I know is being beaten and sexually abused.
SHAME on you DYFS for doing a lousy job protecting children. Maybe you need to focus your funding on education, for your INVESTIGATORS.

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