Thoughts on St.clair county DHR?

Thoughts on St.clair county DHR?

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“ALABAMA DHR "Abuse of power?"”

Since: Jan 09

Pell City

#1 Jan 31, 2009
The St.Clair County Department of Human Resources is Corrupt beyond belief! They remove children from their home and place them in foster care rather than with family! The reason for this is so they can charge the parents $500.00 dollars a month child support! They drag it out in order to collect that money! You don't have to be charged with a crime, you only need to be under investigation! they don't even need to have creditble evidence! Then to top it off after your kids have been in their custody for six months they take you to court for child support and charge you arrears on child support all the way back to when they took them!$3000.00 dollars! Then if you can't pay, the court threatens to put you in jail! Not to mention the fact that they report your back support to the U.S. Treasury Dept. Even though you have payment arrangements on the back support and are making those payments as ordered by the court, They offset your income tax return and take it! so forget any ideas you may have had to pay off that car loan or mortage on your house, and forget about retaining that birmingham lawyer to fight these Nazi Gestapo Tactics that they use roll over you. All the while you have never been charged or prosecuted for any wrong doing! What happend to Due process in this country!
feel your pain

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2009
i feel your pain.....it happened to me and your 110% correct! And it's too bad that nobody cares enough to do anything about it. They take the wrong children and the wrong people and leave the ones that really need help in trouble. They take the kids and don't listen to anything you have to say or even Juvenile. They only want MONEY!
Step mom Frustrated

Springville, AL

#3 May 21, 2010
Step daughter makes alligation because she don't like the rules.Not anything that "she says happened only that she's afraid it will "happen". We were afraid of her alligations so we had rather pay Child support. Than pay anymore legal fees to prove our character.Now she is a legal adult, dating the boy and planning to marry, that has been her foster brother. The boy is the son of the Foster parents, she been living with. We paid DHR for her to live with a boy. According to the Stepdaughter There was never anything going on while she was a minor and ward of the state.Now she still lives their because those are her parents. And shes dating their son/ her foster Brother. Maybe its just me but theres something wrong with that.. Especially when she told a mutal friend, "The foster brother was making her feel uncomfortable", when she first moved there. She was 17 he was 19.
i want someone to help

Birmingham, AL

#4 Sep 1, 2010
i have tried several times to get them to listen to me about my family. the kids live in a filthy home, have lice 365 days a year and now the mom married an ex-con. she sells drugs, takes drugs, spends the kids ssi check and they are mistreated. dhr said they could not investigate the same allegations. well, why not???? the situation hasn't gotten any better. why do these people even vow to help these kids when they think it is a wast of time???
TinaBielek

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Nov 10, 2010
Hi know How You feel I was once a child that they took from a home I am now 25 and still trying to find out what happend I was 2 when they took me away I stayed in the foster care system till I got married at the age of 15 (or 16 can not rember now)they keept moving me around so much that I was not able to finish school, make friends, and it was to the point that I stoped trusting people I could not even trust myself. I ended up getting Depression and tried to kill myself many times, and ended up being a shut in. but the worst part of it was that I moved so much that I got married to someone I just meet in order to get out of foster care and then ended up living on the streets and being abused for real by my ex husband and recently I moved to Pittsburgh just so that I could get away from them so I could raise my daughter she is 10 months old and we are living with her grandparents and I have finly stoped trying to kill myself and learning to deal with the hurt and uncertian things that will happen. and I am learning that life must go on. but not being able to tell the doctors anything about my family or my past it is like a slap in the face every time I have to take her. I pray every day that some how some one will make them pay
DHR Has 2 Much POWER

Birmingham, AL

#6 Jan 6, 2011
TinaBielek, Thank You for posting your story about DHR. People need to hear how this broken system really affects children. I am sorry that you had to endure such pain, because of their power trips. It is so unfair that these people are allowed to get away with these crimes. Has DHR forgotten about our Civil Rights?! Oh, wait most of their employees DO NOT even have degrees. It should be mandatory that anyone working with children, have a degree in Psycology. Especially when that person makes decisions based on what would be best for that child's future. Maybe they should join the TEA PARTY and read our Constitutional Rights as well! I will make sure that every voice is heard. I will not stop until something is done to better this system. I will go to every Senator and Governor in every state, because at some point I know that someone will care enough to make a stand for the American People! GOD BLESS!
TinaBielek wrote:
Hi know How You feel I was once a child that they took from a home I am now 25 and still trying to find out what happend I was 2 when they took me away I stayed in the foster care system till I got married at the age of 15 (or 16 can not rember now)they keept moving me around so much that I was not able to finish school, make friends, and it was to the point that I stoped trusting people I could not even trust myself. I ended up getting Depression and tried to kill myself many times, and ended up being a shut in. but the worst part of it was that I moved so much that I got married to someone I just meet in order to get out of foster care and then ended up living on the streets and being abused for real by my ex husband and recently I moved to Pittsburgh just so that I could get away from them so I could raise my daughter she is 10 months old and we are living with her grandparents and I have finly stoped trying to kill myself and learning to deal with the hurt and uncertian things that will happen. and I am learning that life must go on. but not being able to tell the doctors anything about my family or my past it is like a slap in the face every time I have to take her. I pray every day that some how some one will make them pay
I am on the other side

Panama City, FL

#7 Mar 4, 2011
My crazy ex keeps calling dhr. He makes up stories like the kids have no water, no food, I beat them, I leave them alone to party. I have been dealing with him for years. I quit my job as a church secretary and moved to alabama to escape him. And he followed me. I have had several restraining orders. He has been locked up in SEVERAL mental hospitals the last one for wanting to KILL women and eat them. He listed me specifically. DHR comes out over and over and over. Never opened a case on me. UNTIL I went to court for a new restraining order. He told the judge I was so horrid. I had proof he had been doing this same dance FOR YEARS. But the judge decided I didnít need a restraining order. Because being crazy isnít illegal. That is actually what he said to me. Then ORDERED dhr to open a case on me since my crazy ex was so concerned and then said he could see his children EVERY weekend! All because I took him to court for a new restraining order. So DHR comes out every month. I dont think I will every be free of them.
anonymous

Trussville, AL

#8 Apr 23, 2011
"I am on the other side" I was just curious if you judge was Judge Hill. My brother is going through some stuff with his crazy ex wife, and it seems that he almost sides with and feels sorry for lunatics.
Good Father Bad DHR

United States

#9 Apr 23, 2011
This is a long story that has made my life hell. I went to prison for drug trafficking in 2003, got out in 2006 and finished probation in 2009. When I was awaiting release in 2006 I got a visit from a lawyer requiring my appearance before DHR concerning my 2 children, whom I hadn't seen since I was incarcerated. So upon my release I appeared in Pell City for court, and was told that the children's grandmother from there moms side was filing for child support. Being I was trying to change my life, I agreed to make payments, and the maternal grandmother didn't even show up to the court hearing. I did this because I thought she had custody of the boys, but after court I found out that she did not have any rights to support nor did she have custody. Custody had been given to the maternal grandFATHER, who was married to his ex-wife the child support plaintiff. I tried to call and see what the deal was, but was told that they represent the grandmother, and they could not talk to me about the case. To sum up from here, my taxes are taken every year, I have been arrested for non payment, and when I did pay to get out they sent the money to the grandmother. The kids never see a dime of this money, and to make things worse, she has the check forwarded out of state. I pay child support directly to the custodial grandfather, and bypass DHR, because if I pay them they send it to the wrong person and the kids don't see a dime. I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUE.They are stealing the children's money, The maternal custodial grandfather has went to there office and filed paperwork, only to hear that it could take some time,and here we sit 2 years later no closer than when we started. Now a business owner , drug free doing good and off of all probation, they went and revoked my drivers license. This has affected my life greatly, and the resolution? Send DHR $11,000 to bring myself up to date, money which will be forwarded to a junkie grandmother in Texas who hasn't seen the kids in 4 years. I PAY CHILD SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN'S CUSTODIAN DIRECTLY, AND BUY CLOTHES, SCHOOL STUFF, FOOTBALL FEES, I AM NOT DEADBEAT, but with this horrible system I am dead beat from trying to fix this. Living right, taking care of my children, and scared to death I am going to get locked up, can not legally drive a vehicle, and if I go there to protest I will be locked up for contempt. Can anyone please help, I can not afford at this time to drop thousands on this, and honestly I want all the money back they have sent to this lady wrongfully. Does anyone know of a Lawyer with enough balls to take on DHR, I am open for any suggestions
FIGHT CPS

Birmingham, AL

#10 Apr 28, 2011
DHR HAS OVERLOOKED A CHILD THAT HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED BY HER FATHER. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN ABANDONED AT A CITY PARK. SHE HAS BEEN LOCKED IN A ROOM. DHR HAS THREATENED THE MOTHER TO TAKE THE CHILD AND PUT HER INTO FOSTER CARE IF SHE CANT GET ALONG W/ THE ABUSIVE FATHER. THEY KEEP SENDING HER BACK TO AN ABUSIVE SITUATION AND PUTTING HER IN HARMS WAY.
SICK OF THEIR BS

Dothan, AL

#11 May 2, 2011
My kids got removed from my care about two weeks ago because of false allegations. To this day, dhr has not interviewed me or been to my house to see their living environment. They waited days to do a physical exam, in which the results were inconclusive. I have voiced my concerns about where my children are now, and they won't even look into it. They brought up being concerned about drug use in my home, so I immediately took a drug test. NEGATIVE!!!!! Now they want a hair test. There has been no hearing at all. Isnt there supposed to be something done within 72 hours?
A determined mother

Dothan, AL

#12 May 11, 2011
Im a mother of three beautiful babies my daughter was stolen from me while the other two are still mine!what in the crap if im so unstable how do you take one and not all?now im fighting for my child with her stepmother.police reports my childs statements police pictures show physical violence against her!!! no abuse in my home.well cared for she told on them as soon as she did they put her in his house she is horrified and refusses to tell on him again,and i dont blam her at all.an 8 year old girl can only be so brave before it becomes the systems job to help her.my whole family is torn apart the emotional part of this story is i am determined armed with three lawyers preparing for ww3 i WILL get her back, sadly this took one day to take her without my knowledge it will take a lifetime to get passed these unamerican heartless pissed off women of st clair co dhr.ps all i did was ask for help when my child was abused now she lives with the people who abused her iv always had faith in the system which is my daughters middle name i no longer have that american dream they took it away along with my baby girl. please if anyone can help please do so im always in town and its always on the tip of my touge.
DHR IS A DISGRACE

Moody, AL

#13 Jun 25, 2011
DHR IS A FREAKING JOKE MY DAUGHTER PASSED THIS YEAR HER HUSBAND HAS FAILED 2 DRUG TEST FOR METH WITH DHR THEY PUT MY GRANDCHILDREN IN HIS CUSTODY WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN THE SAME HOME ON DRUGS.hey did a so call safety which noone was drug tested on this PLAN AND WHEN IT WENT INTO A AFFECT SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL TOWN WITH FAMILY WORKING AT DHR AND WHO IS KISSING WHOS A$$.THIS ENTIRE TOWN IS CROOKS IT ISNOT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS IT ISNOONE WANTS TO MAKE NOONE MAD.DHR IS A DISGRACE AND THEY NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED NOT TO MENTION THE COMMISONER OF DHR A WASTE OF OUR TAX PAYING DOLLARS WE ALL NEED TO BRING THESE CASES TO THE MEDIA ATTENTION ,BRING TO PRESIDENT ATTENTION TO GET SOMETHING ABOUT THESE SITUATIONS DONE.
DHR IS A DISGRACE

Moody, AL

#14 Jun 25, 2011
this comment is for all DHR especially Talladega where the system is corrupt
former worker

Marbury, AL

#15 Aug 2, 2011
DHR Has 2 Much POWER wrote:
TinaBielek, Thank You for posting your story about DHR. People need to hear how this broken system really affects children. I am sorry that you had to endure such pain, because of their power trips. It is so unfair that these people are allowed to get away with these crimes. Has DHR forgotten about our Civil Rights?! Oh, wait most of their employees DO NOT even have degrees. It should be mandatory that anyone working with children, have a degree in Psycology. Especially when that person makes decisions based on what would be best for that child's future. Maybe they should join the TEA PARTY and read our Constitutional Rights as well! I will make sure that every voice is heard. I will not stop until something is done to better this system. I will go to every Senator and Governor in every state, because at some point I know that someone will care enough to make a stand for the American People! GOD BLESS! <quoted text>
I worked for St. Clair DHR several years ago and I can assure you everyone had at LEAST a bachelor's degree in Social Work of Psychology. It is very frustrating on both sides. We don't want to continue moving children but when the group home or foster home tells the DHR worker to come and get them, there's no choice. It's very easy to just say DHR is involved for no reason because DHR is not allowed to defend themselves. It's all confidential. They can't say,(for example) we're involved because this person let their boyfriend sexually abuse their children or this person was manufactuing meth in their home, etc. The foster care system needs to be changed but the most important step is finding QUALITY foster homes. They are very hard to find and the few there are only want the cute little Gerber baby. It's very hard to find anyone who will accept a teenager. DHR was the hardest job I've ever had. My hat's off to the people who work there. You're on call, never knowing when you're getting off work, home visits with hostile people (and you're not allowed to carry protection). You can't please anyone. And the pay is ridiculous for the work you do.
confidential

United States

#16 Sep 21, 2011
To all, get montgomery dhr involved and b persistant.
please help

Birmingham, AL

#17 Oct 10, 2011
my boyfriend just went to jail for being behind on his child support.... his mom has the kids and she is saying that DHR had him put in jail and not her. My question is does DHR have people put in jail are is it her pushing it??
Father abused by dhr

White Plains, KY

#18 Oct 10, 2011
Being a out of state father will guarded you will be pushed around and misguided by st. Clair county DHR. I payed over $100,000 dollars in child support over 17 hrs then when job was lost and requested modification was denied as much as a hearing for 16 months and when finally getting one was treated like garbage by both DHR and judge. Maybe it is just strange to me that when she asked for more money it took 1 month to get me in court and now that she works with DHR in court system I am given delays and ordered to pay child support on children who live on their own and do not depend on anybody for their welfare. Maybe all of this is because she works with the judge or maybe something more.
Issues

Lincoln, AL

#19 Oct 21, 2011
Its amazing to me how many parents are complaining about paying child support. HELLO! You are their parents, you should! It takes much more than what you are paying in child support to fully raise a child. You parents get off easy by just paying child support. DHR makes does not make amount decisions for child support....talk to your judges. And if you want to sue, then sue. Its called getting an atorney. You know why you wont be able to find one? Because your story is bogus, and once it gets investigated, the truth will come out about how non-compliant you are and a poor excuse as a parent. People, make better decisions. Have children with people who can take care of children. While in custody, children have everything paid for...from transportation, therapy, food, shelter, extra activities, clothing, and medical. If you think your 500.00 does that, you are sadly mistaken. For every child in custody, dhr pays twice that daily. Not to mention if the child is in a group home. Know your facts people, before you get to typing.
Misunderstood

Tulsa, OK

#20 Nov 1, 2011
SICK OF THEIR BS wrote:
My kids got removed from my care about two weeks ago because of false allegations. To this day, dhr has not interviewed me or been to my house to see their living environment. They waited days to do a physical exam, in which the results were inconclusive. I have voiced my concerns about where my children are now, and they won't even look into it. They brought up being concerned about drug use in my home, so I immediately took a drug test. NEGATIVE!!!!! Now they want a hair test. There has been no hearing at all. Isnt there supposed to be something done within 72 hours?
they took my children in 09 i have had them back for a yr now. I found out shortly after them being taken my fathers new wife was abusing my 4 yr old son. They spoke to him and he admitted it but they still refused to remove them i had to call the judge amd tje montgomy office before they would remove them. Now explain how they r helping them. My son is still in counsiling and my daughter has behavoral problems at 3 now she was nine months when they removed her. Someone has to do somethimg

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