cps won't listen to abused child plea...

cps won't listen to abused child please help

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interesting story

Richmond, KY

#2 Oct 21, 2010
Seems there was just an article on this sort of thing in the paper


It would be nice if the parents concerned with this sort of thing could unite and speak out.

Newburgh, IN

#3 Oct 22, 2010
Boy Abused wrote:
Someone wrote a blog about the abuse of Chrisitan Coffey in Bowling Green Kentucky. Christian was beat by his father with a belt and had to flee to a neighbors home in the night to get help. The neighbor called 911. The very next day Chrisitian's mother Kimberly Harris who lives in Tenn just over the Kentucky border filed for an emergency DVO which Judge Catherine Rice Holderfield granted. The DVO was for 30 days, and Christian went home with his mother and was doing well and being taken to doctors for treatment after the beating. His kidneys were damaged due to this beating.
The DVO had expired, and when Kimberly went to get it renewed Judge Holderfield REFUSED TO RENEW IT and would not allow Chrisitan to return home with his mother, and placed Christian into foster care. See the abuser Christians dad Steven Coffey had by this time hired an attoryney Casey Hixson who is a family friend of Judge Catherine Rice Holderfield, and boasts a 100% success rate in family court. Hmmmmm that is strange, he never loses? Meanwhile Christian keeps telling the court that all he wants to do is go live with his mother and his step father Ken and Kimberly Harris and be safe, as he was doing after the beating. Chrisitan does not understand why he has to stay in foster care. He keeps telling them do NOT send me back to my dad. So a friend of Christians wrote a blot about the case and that the court wasn't listening to what Christian wanted. This blog got the attention of several people, then a FB page was started. Stop the Abuse of Chrisitan Coffeyhttp://www.facebook.com/ ?sk=messages&tid=146326422 7648#!/pages/Stop-the-Abuse-of -Christian-Coffey/146216185389 326 Now Casey Hixson is mad, and claims that Kimberly Harris wrote this when she did not. The judge is now threatening to put Kimberly Harris loving mother of Christian who is trying to protect him IN JAIL because someone wrote a blog and started a FB page. The hearing was this past week, and it was postponed to Thursday Oct 28th 1:00 pm Central time, Warrn County Justice Center in KY. Also,a minor child who is friends with Christian was pulled out of class on Fri oct 15 and interrogated for two hours by Cabinet Social Worker Sheilia and Police Officer Blevens without their parent notified or an adult present. The same two people also went to the home of supporter Elaine Barnes Batemen and when asked refused to hand over their bussiness cards when asked for identification. Please this mother and child need your help, please support this case and show up at the Warren Justice Center in Bowling Green, KY on Thurs Oct 28 at 1:00 pm Central time.
Judges are playing god. I would contac the attorney general & they will give you advice of would be best to help with this situation. Also, I would contact the local news media. This judge would not want to make news this way. Good luck.


Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Oct 22, 2010
The news media is a major power to have on your side. Do as "Sorry" suggested. The media resource used does not have to be local. Go to one of the larger papers or call "36 on your side" TV reporters. All those media resources may be available from you computer/email.

United States

#5 Oct 22, 2010
Please someone listen to this child. If the justice system would just listen to the child for a change and see what they want. How many more children will have to suffer and or die because no one will listen . Watch the news every night, see how many kids are missing and dead because of unfit parents.
sorry state of affairs

Harrodsburg, KY

#6 Oct 25, 2010
The state of Ky has been handing down directives of it's own liking for years...most individuals do not stand a chance against these types of things. It is a shame.
Contact the Cabinet's ombudsman...file a report..then contact the media.
Good luck

Lexington, KY

#7 Oct 28, 2010
Your support is appreciated, the family still needs your help. If you are on FB, you can see more details on this story at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-the-Abuse-... news stations are hesitant to take it because it involves custody. They will take abuse cases that don't involve custody though. Something about custody, no one will help.

Corbin, KY

#8 Jul 11, 2011
www.govabuse.org we are trying to make a diffrence but we need help., we can't do this alone, please I urge you to join this nationwide protest on August 12, Children are being removed from loving homes, of the biollogical parents to enable the courts, cps , attyorneys and the School system to receive title iv money. they get up to a 6000.00 bonus to take away children and get them adopted so who are the targets. Middle income families who have normal healthy and happy children, they are much easier to adopt out. Please people help with this protest. no one is safe anymore.

Tyler, TX

#9 Jun 4, 2013
I have had the same thing happen and the police threaten the concerned parent/guardian with being locked up for reporting it and "making it up" We do need to ban together. It is the child that is in danger when the authorities CHOOSE not to listen.
One sided

Owensboro, KY

#10 Jun 4, 2013
What gets posted on a forum like this is usually one side of the story. It often makes sense to put the child in foster care when the parents are at war with each other. Hopefully, when the war is over, the child will be able to find some peace, somehow.
Hates police

Ashland, KY

#11 Jun 11, 2013
Police can do pretty much what they want to do. They can report or choose not to report an incident. We might as well have robots to act as judges, because that is how most judges act. They just sit on the bench and act as if they have no emotion while they collect their big paydays just like the lawyers do.

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