Lawsuit charges that DYFS errors led ...

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

There are 76 comments on the AM New York story from Apr 24, 2007, titled Lawsuit charges that DYFS errors led to sex abuse of baby girl. In it, AM New York reports that:

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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pissed off

Philadelphia, PA

#42 Jun 4, 2009
well then, if they can't take the heat they need to get out of the kitchen! they destroyed my 2 nieces and 2 nephews lives... in a matter two week, TWO WEEKS!... the two boys were raped while in a foster care home IN ORANGE NJ... by the foster MOTHER.... i thought they investagate these people?(it's all bullshit! she is so lucky that they dont give me her name...) the whole dyfs system is a BIG FAILURE, its not working! SO THEY NEED TO FIX IT.... i hate them all! and anyone who defends them
anonymous wrote:
I don't work for DYFS but I do work closely with them, and like anywhere, there are phenomenal workers and those that are not as good. The job is hard, the burnout rate is high, and the cases they work with are often tragic. While life should not become a living hell for those families in the DYFS system, I understand the need to ensure the safety of the child. The good DYFS workers (and there are good workers) should be commended, and the workers who are not doing the right thing should be removed from their cases, maybe working in another capacity for the state. More education would be helpful but let's face it, some people aren't cut out for this job, no matter how much education is given to them. But of course, that statement applies to educators, law enforcement, etc. I don't think the whole system is bad, but I think it needs continued reevaluation and better accountability practices for the workers to excell. And fewer caseloads. Much fewer caseloads so the workers can actually spend time with the families and observe them for more than 1x a month. Just my opinion....
straighttalk100

Philadelphia, PA

#43 Jun 4, 2009
DYFS placed my niece and nephew into foster care. Their mother was is a drug addict, and their father wanted them but the mothers parents also wanted them. Due to the fact that Grandpop was a retired police officer they were given special treatment and became Foster Parents in record time. The youngest (a boy) who they clearly did not want and stated so many times (it was take both or neither) died while in their care after only a few weeks. He suffocated? this death was not investigated and the serviving child was NOT taken out of their care. This entire thing was quickly covered up and the case closed (with the girl still in their custody. So don't even try to tell me that DYFS is doing anything close to a good job. They treat some people like dirt and show special treatment and even let them get away with murder.
straighttalk100

Philadelphia, PA

#44 Jun 4, 2009
by the way. The little boy who died in their care was only 7 months old!
Dad is still fighting them to custody. At this point (3 years later) he would settle for at least visitation!
Carol

Iselin, NJ

#45 Jun 19, 2009
Watch out for Warren County NJ dyfs. What lies and twisted words the put into my paperwork. There's talk of a protest up here. Anyone interested?
Anthony

Westfield, NJ

#46 Jun 19, 2009
Warren County NJ DYFS are the most manipulative coniving people ever. It took them over a year and a half to get a child away from the lady down the street who they had proof shot heroine in front of her but I go out to the bar twice a month and have a babysitter so there mother and I can relax and we are the most horrible parents alive. This is ridiculous and myself as well as others are writing a letter to the mayor. [email protected] if you want to get together and write a letter about this. They need to bother people who NEED the help and not us parents who actually do what responsible parents are supposed to. They banned me from my home and my children cuz drinking twice a month qualifies me as an alcoholic and I am stuck at a friends house and have to go to AA.
TRUTH NANINEL CARIAGA

Bronx, NY

#47 Jul 22, 2009
SHE HAS WROTE ON HERE THAT SHE NEVER ABUSD HER CHILDREN ...THATIS NOT TRUE SHE HALEFT HER NEW BORN BABY IN THE HOUEWHILE SHE WENT WITH HER HUSBAND TO BUY DRUGS SHE USED TOBABYSITT MY DAGUHTER TILL MY DAUGHTER TOL E THAT THEY WEE SMOKING POT AND TOLD HER THAT IF HE TOLD ME THATSHE WOULD HAVE HER TAKING AWAY FROM ME .SHESHOULD NOT HAVE HER KIDS . KIDSARE MENT TO LOVE AND CRE FOR NOT ABUSE AND TORMENT FOR FUN !!!!!
Anonymous

Carteret, NJ

#48 Oct 26, 2009
Most of you are hiding facts. The Division wouldn't be in your life if you did nothing, and had nothing to hide. Unfortunately, the Division is held back by confidentiality laws, so "it" as a whole of workers and community service providers can't publicly talk about all the good that is done. Quite frankly, if you don't want to be in the system, treat your kids right and meet their needs. It's a very simple equation. I don't care about all the anger and excuses some of you use. If you took a look at case notes, you could see the positive changes that are made in the lives of children.

If DYFS tells you to leave your husband because he leaves you and you stay with him, and he kills you and the kids, the public asks where DYFS went wrong. DYFS isn't allowed to publish that they went through reasonable efforts to prevent the calamity from happening.

If you have tons of money but you have mental health issues which affect your parenting, you can talk all you want about what a great parent you think you are, but remember that DYFS doesn't come into your life for no reason.

Take a step back and analyze. Most of you are blowing smoke out of your rear ends really hard, and are probably omitting facts to make yourselves look good, or you'd be in magazines instead of anonymous message boards.
tasja who griffith

Woodside, NY

#49 Nov 4, 2009
was in dyfs in 1973 volunteerily by my mom ...dyfs neglected to maintain proper files during case management and neglected investigations to obvious hints.they violated my rights as a civilian and there is no way to win against them they even haunt my family name like a curse upon us and future children with misleading info from people.They lack to work with the family and produce resources way after problems are out of control due to inadequate staff at times.dyfs ruined my life placing me and my family in homes wher the father was a war veteran and child molester who held a post office job and a mother who was abusive physically and mentally .At the age of 18 i saved my life with a real honest sincere worker who knew what the horrors were ill never forget his name charles imbergamo.I escaped dyfs but not the pain it caused and lost of childhood into welfare stripping drugs and kids adult prostitution while continue to strive for positivity with what i ve been given and trained to be ......god bless the child whose worker isnt efficient i wish you can let me know how to put my name on every lawsuit against dyfs from queens ny archer ave..im 40...good luck to all who must deal with dyfs and may children just be safe!everyone is not bad u can get help just not the wrong home.my heart goes to u all.
Steve

Indianapolis, IN

#60 Feb 6, 2010
My kids were takin away 12/09/09. Because Dyfs wanted me to up hold a 40 hr a week job and take and pick my kids up from school but would not let their mother help me out so I can put food on the table. 3 weeks into foster care, I get arrested twice for sexual assault on my 4 yr old daughter which did not happen. I had polygraphed and I have not seen them since they were removed. Dyfs was ordered by the courts to assist in morning and after school care so I could keep my job but no they don't pay but they'll have no problems given some jerkoff foster mom 2000 a month for each child. Now they split up my son and daughter into 2different homes. WTF is that sh*t !!!!!!!! Cause now the foster mom don't want my lil girl no more. I know my baby girl is scared shitless!! Do they care?! Hell no they don't. Who knows what happed at that house and what they are planting into my childrens heads. The kids will start to believe this about me and my life I worked so hard for my kids is RUINED because of dyfs. Please if any one out there has had crap pinned on them for things they did not do pls contact me. They are destroying me and my kids well being. Pls help [email protected]

2/6/10
shawn

Secaucus, NJ

#61 Feb 20, 2010
I made the biggest mistake in my life over 25 years ago and that was allowing DYFS to take my children into foster care. I had 3 beautiful children at the age of 18 and their father kicked us out with no where to go on one of the coldest days in december. I walked with my kids for hours before I made a call that ruined my life even until this day, I trusted them and did everything that they told me. Meanwhile my children were being abused mentally, physically and emoitionally by their foster/adoptive mother but I am classified as a perpatrator. I cannot have my beautiful grand daughter around me or anything and at the same token I have had custody of my oldest grandson for 10 yrs. I am so stressed out that it's making me sick and I just want this to be over so that I can enjoy the family that GOD is slowly but back together these past 14yrs.
shawn

Secaucus, NJ

#62 Feb 20, 2010
After fsaley being classified as a perpatrator I asked for the DYFS to provide me with information and they cannot seem to produce. In passaic county they have no findings of this but in essex county they claim they do. I had one of the wokers in pasaic county call to find out where they aregetting their information because they have the same system and the so called supervisor stated it was an allegation that was given. I would kike to know if anyone has any information on who I can contact to get this issue resolved i would really appreciate it. You can e-mail me at [email protected]
shawn

Secaucus, NJ

#63 Feb 20, 2010
I disagre with you regarding your comment to anonymous. We don't have anything to we are this can be very frustrating. I actually called on the DYFS to help me and they did the total opposite as well as ruin my name which is taking me a process to get corrected.
shawn

Secaucus, NJ

#64 Feb 20, 2010
Steve wrote:
My kids were takin away 12/09/09. Because Dyfs wanted me to up hold a 40 hr a week job and take and pick my kids up from school but would not let their mother help me out so I can put food on the table. 3 weeks into foster care, I get arrested twice for sexual assault on my 4 yr old daughter which did not happen. I had polygraphed and I have not seen them since they were removed. Dyfs was ordered by the courts to assist in morning and after school care so I could keep my job but no they don't pay but they'll have no problems given some jerkoff foster mom 2000 a month for each child. Now they split up my son and daughter into 2different homes. WTF is that sh*t !!!!!!!! Cause now the foster mom don't want my lil girl no more. I know my baby girl is scared shitless!! Do they care?! Hell no they don't. Who knows what happed at that house and what they are planting into my childrens heads. The kids will start to believe this about me and my life I worked so hard for my kids is RUINED because of dyfs. Please if any one out there has had crap pinned on them for things they did not do pls contact me. They are destroying me and my kids well being. Pls help [email protected]
2/6/10
I wish I could tell you who and where to go to help, this is absolutley crazy. I think if all of us parents get together and stand to demand our voices to be heard we could make a differnce. I am going through pure hell trying to clear my aname as being a perpatrator after 25 yrs and it's a struggle .
Beakley

Vincentown, NJ

#65 Feb 24, 2010
The same time they were stalking my family . A family which takes the children to florida and other place twice a year. OUR OWN children. Of course the children in the collingswood home were poor and black and starving and foster kids. But these racist workers were worried about the white child and they continued to make up stories to try and extort money from our family. With thanks from a racist italian or jewish judge joseph nardi. A jewish dyfus worker and a black dyfus worker. The state of nj owes my family 60,000,000.00 million dollars. But we won't get it because we are white. The house of shame in collingswood camden county nj. When did they fire these workers twelve years 2004 after 12 years of abuse in the 90's. Black, jewish, italian racists. Racist against nationality, sexist against women. They need to be sent back to the country they came from
tasja wilkinson

Newark, NJ

#66 Feb 24, 2010
wheres the class action im a survivor 41 now still damaged
Irene

Philadelphia, PA

#68 Jul 11, 2010
I have had dealings in Family Court in Passaic County and let me tell you my impression: all they care about is moving cases along as swiftly as possible because they are lazy, stupid, State employees who are only interested in their paychecks. They settle cases amongst themselves; evidence be damned. God forbid you argue with them: you will automatically lose. What tyranny. They need to all be fired and replaced with talented, hardworking, honest individuals. Also, I wish they would practice affirmative action in their hiring processes to reflect the demographics of New Jersey.
Irene

Philadelphia, PA

#69 Jul 11, 2010
Beakley wrote:
The same time they were stalking my family . A family which takes the children to florida and other place twice a year. OUR OWN children. Of course the children in the collingswood home were poor and black and starving and foster kids. But these racist workers were worried about the white child and they continued to make up stories to try and extort money from our family. With thanks from a racist italian or jewish judge joseph nardi. A jewish dyfus worker and a black dyfus worker. The state of nj owes my family 60,000,000.00 million dollars. But we won't get it because we are white. The house of shame in collingswood camden county nj. When did they fire these workers twelve years 2004 after 12 years of abuse in the 90's. Black, jewish, italian racists. Racist against nationality, sexist against women. They need to be sent back to the country they came from
Don't you know: they have to throw a white family under the bus occasionally so they can fill their quotas.

Since: Mar 07

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#70 Jul 11, 2010
these stories are horrendous...
pete

Georgetown, KY

#71 Aug 9, 2010
i work for realty company and had to evict a woman for creating problems with other neighbors she filed false alligations of child sexual abuse against me to retasliate dyfs came4 to my home and told me that i would have to leave until they investigated.even though the victims told them that i never touched them they created alot of stress in my familysouly based on false alligations
AnnaCatherine

Newark, NJ

#72 Aug 10, 2010
DYFS is quick to remove children from their homes. Problem is, they don't know what to do with them. They seem to have authority that far outweighs their competence. They don't protect children so much as they are a frightening axe over the heads of parents. Who supervises these people?

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