Fran - There are laws strictly forbidding disclosure. Why? To protect the children. I work in the Mental Health Field as a Therapist. If for some reason, Police come to a facility, I am obligated, by law, NOT to disclose ANY information.<quoted text>
Mallory, I can't speak for anyone else, but I read it from the dateline down to the last word. Again, I can't (and shouldn't) speak for any one else, but I think when most of us read something like this where it says things like "State workers didn't tell police why the children were taken, police Sgt. John Harris said" we tend wonder WHY would state workers not confide AT LEAST in the police?
"Kate Bernyk, said she would not comment on any specific case" WHY not comment? If no comment, why not a discloser of why those kids were taken? Does the public, that provides the tax dollars so that "Kate" can get her paycheck not deserve to know whats going on?
"Court officials said the matter is sealed" Why is the matter sealed? Remember that deal in Texas some time ago where DCYS came in and rounded up, I don't know 30? 35? kids under 16 and claimed something or other about the kids being used for sexual reasons? Remember that? Texas, as I recall released a statement immediately. So what gives with N.J.? Why the hush-hush on this?
N.J. needs to charge the parents, or return their children! Until then, No matter how you slice it up, it still smells like last weeks fish to me.
Oh, and another thing while I'm at it....DCYS case workers in N.J. AND ALL OTHER STATES (and I sincerely hope some of you are reading this) need to be aware of the possible long term psychological affects when they go yanking children out of their homes and especially away from their parents. I think N.J. damn well better come up with a good reason for their actions.
As to psychological affects, I have seen the affects of NOT yanking children when it is called for.
Have you ever had to work with children from abusive families?
Speak with one if you ever get a chance.
Ask them their opinion before you spout off such nonsense.