Group files foster care lawsuit against Mass.

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A national children's advocacy group has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Massachusetts alleging the abuse and neglect of thousands of children in state care.

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WAH

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Apr 15, 2010
 

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These agencies are designed to protect the children from harm, if they would take more time to do background checks, and actually care about these unfortunate children these things would not happen. If you do not take your job seriosly then you should not work there. many people take foster children for the money, that is wrong. Their life is tough enough without the help of these greedy families.
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Apr 15, 2010
 
and they are just catching on to this now? you would be surprized how many kids report this to the social workers and nothing gets done. It is always the kid's word against the foster parent. and most workers turn the other cheek unless a therapist reports the incident. Then they have to investigate it. I went thru hell when i was a kid in DSS (now CPS) and I did speak up.speaking up earned me two years in residential and a monsterous sounding face sheet upon entering the program. The foster home got shut down 8 years later because the foster mom molested and abused a 7 year old girl (the girls therapist reported it after the little girl acted it out on a teddy bear).. hmmm makes you think doesnt it
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Apr 15, 2010
 
oh, and they do screen the foster parents first.. not every nut job has a criminal history.
monsters and bogeymen

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Apr 16, 2010
 
umm wrote:
and they are just catching on to this now? you would be surprized how many kids report this to the social workers and nothing gets done. It is always the kid's word against the foster parent. and most workers turn the other cheek unless a therapist reports the incident. Then they have to investigate it. I went thru hell when i was a kid in DSS (now CPS) and I did speak up.speaking up earned me two years in residential and a monsterous sounding face sheet upon entering the program. The foster home got shut down 8 years later because the foster mom molested and abused a 7 year old girl (the girls therapist reported it after the little girl acted it out on a teddy bear).. hmmm makes you think doesnt it
I know DCF ignores the obvious. There should be mandatory evaluation of all DCF employees by an independent therapist, not one bought and paid for the DCF, to report the one and only answer DCF wants and paid for. Just the thought of what is wrong with these people makes my skin crawl.Where do they find these DCF employees. Whats in their background? Same thing with these so called paid for by the state lawyers appointed to represent parents who have had their children taken from them. And placed into some nightmare with monsters and bogeymen.
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Apr 16, 2010
 
monsters and bogeymen wrote:
<quoted text>I know DCF ignores the obvious. There should be mandatory evaluation of all DCF employees by an independent therapist, not one bought and paid for the DCF, to report the one and only answer DCF wants and paid for. Just the thought of what is wrong with these people makes my skin crawl.Where do they find these DCF employees. Whats in their background? Same thing with these so called paid for by the state lawyers appointed to represent parents who have had their children taken from them. And placed into some nightmare with monsters and bogeymen.
Well said!
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Apr 19, 2010
 
My children have been in the states care now for almost 4 years now due to thier father and his girlfriend severly abusing, negleting,amoungst other things.My daughter especially is chronically and more and more acutely unstable.She currently resides out in taunton,ma which is all the way across the state from myself,my fiance,and her siblings so there for we are limited on being able to go and visit her and my "social worker" seems to think its ok to just not call me unless I call her she dont show up for visits or call to tell me she dont inform me of what is going on then tells me Im not the one how hasn't seen my kids.. mind you I have been deemed fit by dcf in court since the start and the childrens goal is to be reunified with myself if my daughter would stablize my son is just not sure what he wants they are 14 & 15. I also have thier 18 year old sister whom gets honors & works. I have done everything and them some...
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Apr 19, 2010
 
Dcf is a horrible and corrupt system that has and continues to harm children/families. Engaging in deceitful tactics and employing unethical people, and causing emotional and physical harm.
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Apr 19, 2010
 
if you're lucky everyone will survive, but the emotional and physical carnage left after the experience with DCF will last a lifetime. It's never going away.
Katherine Johnson

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DCF gestapo tactics never end. I am legal guardian for my eight year old niece, who I moved to live with me in Florida 2 years ago. I have been desperately trying to have the case transferred out of Massachusetts to the Florida court. Massachusetts is holdong firm that they maintain jurisdiction. Why, ask them. The massachusetts taxpayers are footing the bill. Sorry guys.
How does one get justice when DCF calls all the shots, all their so-called experts work for them and the juvenile court judges rotate so frequently throught that court that they rely very heavily on the DCF attorneys who we all know from experience received their training from the devil himself.
monsters and bogeymen

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Jun 6, 2010
 
Katherine Johnson wrote:
DCF gestapo tactics never end. I am legal guardian for my eight year old niece, who I moved to live with me in Florida 2 years ago. I have been desperately trying to have the case transferred out of Massachusetts to the Florida court. Massachusetts is holdong firm that they maintain jurisdiction. Why, ask them. The massachusetts taxpayers are footing the bill. Sorry guys.
How does one get justice when DCF calls all the shots, all their so-called experts work for them and the juvenile court judges rotate so frequently throught that court that they rely very heavily on the DCF attorneys who we all know from experience received their training from the devil himself.
it's all about the money. they don't care how much destruction they cause and leave in their path. They don't care about the real harm they inflict on children and families. It is a horrible corrupt system, deceitful and unethical. DCF, a nightmare that's never going to go away.
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Katherine Johnson wrote:
DCF gestapo tactics never end. I am legal guardian for my eight year old niece, who I moved to live with me in Florida 2 years ago. I have been desperately trying to have the case transferred out of Massachusetts to the Florida court. Massachusetts is holdong firm that they maintain jurisdiction. Why, ask them. The massachusetts taxpayers are footing the bill. Sorry guys.
How does one get justice when DCF calls all the shots, all their so-called experts work for them and the juvenile court judges rotate so frequently throught that court that they rely very heavily on the DCF attorneys who we all know from experience received their training from the devil himself.
and those bought and paid for, sold their souls? to the devil, DCF lawyers are true monsters in every sense of the word.
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Jun 6, 2010
 
I totally agree. They have way touch power with little education.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
umm wrote:
and they are just catching on to this now? you would be surprized how many kids report this to the social workers and nothing gets done. It is always the kid's word against the foster parent. and most workers turn the other cheek unless a therapist reports the incident. Then they have to investigate it. I went thru hell when i was a kid in DSS (now CPS) and I did speak up.speaking up earned me two years in residential and a monsterous sounding face sheet upon entering the program. The foster home got shut down 8 years later because the foster mom molested and abused a 7 year old girl (the girls therapist reported it after the little girl acted it out on a teddy bear).. hmmm makes you think doesnt it
cruel thieves of innocents. true fiendish monsters straight out of the bowels of HELL.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
Katherine Johnson wrote:
DCF gestapo tactics never end. I am legal guardian for my eight year old niece, who I moved to live with me in Florida 2 years ago. I have been desperately trying to have the case transferred out of Massachusetts to the Florida court. Massachusetts is holdong firm that they maintain jurisdiction. Why, ask them. The massachusetts taxpayers are footing the bill. Sorry guys.
How does one get justice when DCF calls all the shots, all their so-called experts work for them and the juvenile court judges rotate so frequently throught that court that they rely very heavily on the DCF attorneys who we all know from experience received their training from the devil himself.
These monsters are perverters and plunderers of justice. Horrid monsters.
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Jun 30, 2010
 
I was in the system for years and I told all my many social-workers what was happening with me, but I was just another crazy child with emotional disturbance, so it was better they not listen. I will say, there are a few good homes but they come far and few, and many horrible, unspeakable homes I would not want to re-live. If I ever had my day in court against DCF, I WOULD BE THERE! They helped ruin me. I have taken the last 10 years trying to find myself and it's still a work in progress. I don't think it's fair that DCF can take children from good home and put them in worse ones. In retrospect, they are not thinking of the child's' best interest. The people that should be running DCF should be the people that know it best. Former clients, with degrees of course, but I think this would give some head way with what the state really needs to look at and that's helping the families reunite, not tear them apart.
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The Law Requires Them to Try to Unite Families
The law says that DCF must try to unite families, not destroy them. Specifically, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 119, Section 1 says: "It is hereby declared to be the policy of this Commonwealth to direct its efforts, first, to the strengthening and encouragement of family life for the protection and care of children ..." They talk about help, and stabilizing intact families, and therapy, but it's all a cruel lie. They really want to take your kids.
So, their first dirty trick is to say they want to help you. Don't fall for it. They will offer "services", and home visits, and nice chats about your life and the bad things your spouse did. Don't do it. Shut up. They do not want to help you. Be pleasant, but firm. As explained in the next section, if you talk, or accept their ‘services', you may never see your children again.
http://www.massoutrage.com/ma/cps-resources/d...
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DCF is a corrupt and perverted system. They employee virulent and perverted monsters. They violate justice. Employees of DCF are monsters.
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Monsters and Bogeymen wrote:
DCF is a corrupt and perverted system. They employee virulent and perverted monsters. They violate justice. Employees of DCF are monsters.
They employ virulent and perverted monsters.
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Unknown wrote:
I was in the system for years and I told all my many social-workers what was happening with me, but I was just another crazy child with emotional disturbance, so it was better they not listen. I will say, there are a few good homes but they come far and few, and many horrible, unspeakable homes I would not want to re-live. If I ever had my day in court against DCF, I WOULD BE THERE! They helped ruin me. I have taken the last 10 years trying to find myself and it's still a work in progress. I don't think it's fair that DCF can take children from good home and put them in worse ones. In retrospect, they are not thinking of the child's' best interest. The people that should be running DCF should be the people that know it best. Former clients, with degrees of course, but I think this would give some head way with what the state really needs to look at and that's helping the families reunite, not tear them apart.
another monster is added to the nightmare.
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Aug 12, 2010
 
umm wrote:
oh, and they do screen the foster parents first.. not every nut job has a criminal history.
but,********* have a lengthy "nut job" history.

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