Former DCF supervisor files lawsuit a...

Former DCF supervisor files lawsuit against agency

There are 339 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 13, 2007, titled Former DCF supervisor files lawsuit against agency. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A former protective investigations supervisor with the Florida Department of Children & Families filed a lawsuit against the agency Wednesday, alleging DCF wrongfully fired her in violation of the state's ...

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disgusted mother

Meadville, PA

#287 Jan 22, 2013
Moms Fault wrote:
Mothers ! DCF and other agencies would not be involved with you and your childs if the moms and mamas acted like real mothers!.. stop abusing substances!!.. stop having sex with almost any guy. The men are with you to get a chance to have sex with you daughter OR your son!!. Raise your own children moms!. No one else wants to raise them!!
You have no idea what you are talking about I have never used drugs a day in my life and do not abuse anything else including my children...being beaten and left homeless is obviously a crime in the backwards state of Florida so they come and take your child away 4 days after he is born while you are stuck in the hospital after having a c section....with no ability to call your family so they can help you....you have a lot of nerve trying to sit in judgement of people....and may I add you will get yours Karma is a B$%CH....unless you know what you are talking about I suggest you keep your ignorant mouth shut
leanne grimes patterson

Moore, SC

#288 Jan 24, 2013
Moms Fault why dont you take your opinion and shove it where the sun dont shine I got deanna lynn grimes put in my moms and dads house for no reason by DCF in florida I never abused drugs i didnt sleep around didnt drink dont do drugs have a really awesome husband who loves me to pieces and treats me good so you need to get off here and shut your mouth most of us on here are innocent im sure about this you act so high and mighty shut up and go for a long walk off a short pier take the social workers and the judges in fort pierce and stuff it
leanne grimes patterson

Moore, SC

#289 Jan 24, 2013
Moms Fault wrote:
Mothers ! DCF and other agencies would not be involved with you and your childs if the moms and mamas acted like real mothers!.. stop abusing substances!!.. stop having sex with almost any guy. The men are with you to get a chance to have sex with you daughter OR your son!!. Raise your own children moms!. No one else wants to raise them!!
take your opinion and your high and mighty crap and shove it where the sun dont shine take the judges and social workers with you and go to hello take a walk off a short pier and be gone looser !I dont sleep around never did drugs dont drink didnt get into trouble with the police in florida I dont up here either but DCf still found their wayand destroyed the relationship between me and my daughter so before you go judging shut the heck up
Graham

Mobile, AL

#290 Jan 24, 2013
Statistically only one in ten cases by DCF are true cases?. The law requires "Abuse. Neglect, Abandonment, or Imminant Danger" It seems a lot of CPI workers do not even know the law.

CPI will also take kids to cover their own ass, due to leaving children in bad homes. There is also a one in twenty five chance of anyone having there children removed? and children are far more likely to be hurt o abused while under the care of DCF

All about money
Graham

Mobile, AL

#291 Jan 24, 2013
Once your kids have been taken YOU ARE going to go through all the system abuse and be automatically treated like a piece of crap. The will take as long as they can until they have financially and emotionally run you dry
Jack

Newberry, FL

#292 Feb 2, 2013
I had DCF called on my family and it was the most humiliating experience ever to have occurred in my life. Words can not express how much anxiety, and depression I went through over accusations based on an alarmist. They went to my wife's place of work, talked to my neighbors, and who knows who else.

Thankfully, the case worker, supervisor, and councilor involved did not hold a vendetta against all parents and were very professional. The case was closed in about a month, and case worker told us we were good parents. Our kids were never taken from us, as they didn't feel we were a threat from the beginning.. but they still had to follow procedures and we cooperated the entire time.

I can't help but feel violated though, my world has been turned upside down and I feel at any moment my children could be taken away. All it takes is one call, and everything you love could be removed.

I hope if you are reading this, are a good parent,and have never had a run in with DCF you will never have to go through the ordeal. Even after the case is closed, you will have snoopy neighbors and coworkers asking you questions. I'm afraid to even go outside anymore.
_Harry_Potter

Saint Augustine, FL

#293 Feb 5, 2013
Give me a break, I was adopted. THEY gave me a better life. End of Story
Graham

United States

#294 Feb 5, 2013
_Harry_Potter wrote:
Give me a break, I was adopted. THEY gave me a better life. End of Story
There absolutely are some good stories, but most people do not go to wizard school they are sexually and emotionally abused.
Concerned Vermonter

Burlington, VT

#295 Feb 15, 2013
I used an assumed name because I do fear retribution by my state DCF. my child was taken from his mother for abuse and neglect last summer I recently contacted the social worker and her supervisor along with forwarding the letter to my court appointed attorney. As of yet the only person who has gotten back to me is my lawyer and thats only because i got lucky and she answered her phone when i called. she asked me some questions i answered them she said she would call the supervisor and when she emailed me back and said it was "lack of communication" I told her i wish to move forward with the complaint and she said if I do "it would drastically reduce my chances of getting my child"
I feel like i've been bullied into submission.
Where do you turn when even your lawyer won't help fight for you.
tanya de la paz -edwards

Greer, SC

#296 Feb 15, 2013
Tracey Tonsberg wrote:
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I would like to speak to you directly re: DCF in Mass. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
Thank you.
Tracey
[email protected]
I also need your help. Its been 12yrs since ive seen my son due to dcf in miami fl. Please contact me. I despertly need your help. [email protected]
dscott

Worcester, MA

#297 Mar 25, 2013
sassy wrote:
dcf doesnt care what you say its what they want no matter they get whgat they want theyr dont get a rats butt if your innocent or guilty they will do what they have to to win even if they make you do dumb things they dont care they are god they need to be stopped solange prado needs to loose her job along with joy whitney and many others in st lucie county i dont give a rats butt about you all you are thedevild spawns or the devil himself all of you need to loose your job
It's so true you couldd be falsely acused and then they talk about a fair hearing. My son been in jail 3 years and DFC have my grandkids in foster care and they badger the kids with you can tell me if ur dad did something to you , it's so sad.
dscott

Worcester, MA

#298 Mar 25, 2013
How does DFC help families when they don't search for the truth and do what the DA tells them and believes everything thats tokd by the DA.
Thist happens a lot in MA , if you don't go akong with them the threatten to take your kids of course its the low income families who can't afford to pay for a good lawyer their tge ones who suffer the most, My country tears of these kids.:(
Seekn Justice

Mary Esther, FL

#299 Apr 8, 2013
Dcf ran with false allegations then placed an injuction on me without an investigation so i had to leave my home nd from there my child nd wife became homeless bc i was the provider i cudnt afford rent in two places after being homeless for a month i got them another place nd that violated the injuction now my wife is locked up bc that violated her probation nd im not allowed to contact my child nd they placed her with someone who is mentally unfit to care WHAT DO I DO....im in okaloosa county fl
pinellas mom

Pinellas Park, FL

#300 Apr 9, 2013
Seekn Justice wrote:
Dcf ran with false allegations then placed an injuction on me without an investigation so i had to leave my home nd from there my child nd wife became homeless bc i was the provider i cudnt afford rent in two places after being homeless for a month i got them another place nd that violated the injuction now my wife is locked up bc that violated her probation nd im not allowed to contact my child nd they placed her with someone who is mentally unfit to care WHAT DO I DO....im in okaloosa county fl
You only have two days to contest it, within the emergency shelter hearing, otherwise unless you have a $100,000 grand to spend you have to fully participate with everything they say as quickly as you can. There is nothing you can do.:( I'm a year in with completely false allegations. I finished my case plan within 4 months and I'm still waiting to get my children back.
Graham

United States

#301 Apr 9, 2013
pinellas mom wrote:
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You only have two days to contest it, within the emergency shelter hearing, otherwise unless you have a $100,000 grand to spend you have to fully participate with everything they say as quickly as you can. There is nothing you can do.:( I'm a year in with completely false allegations. I finished my case plan within 4 months and I'm still waiting to get my children back.
I also completed my plan within just under 3 months only because I paid for everything myself. Every time I went to court they made up something else, my kids kept asking to come home and the Guardian Ad Litem refused to tell the judge. The Pinellas county Sheriff Dept. Internal Affairs refused to do an investigation. Anyway it took 8 months after proving with legal documentation the case was bullshit. They just do not care about kids. I did try to sue them Pro-Se but of course even Civil Court does not want to have a real trial, it would be too embarrassing to the county
Helen

South Lancaster, MA

#302 Apr 15, 2013
We are going through a nightmare with DCF in Worcester also. They are the worst!!!
NanaBananna wrote:
DCF in Worcester MA has my 13 year old grandchild in Foster care when he should be here in my house. I desperately want him, am "squeeky clean" and fully qualified to raise him.They lie, stonewall, cut of access, and I'd love to sue their ass off, but, lawyers say it will not come out well as they have too much power, the courts simply agree with them and every social worker I've spoken with would put Napoleon to shame. It's like a 3rd world regime. The lawyer says, be polite, tell them how great they are and be very, very patient. I used to respect authority, after this experience-not so much!
Pinellas mom

Saint Petersburg, FL

#303 Apr 16, 2013
Graham wrote:
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I also completed my plan within just under 3 months only because I paid for everything myself. Every time I went to court they made up something else, my kids kept asking to come home and the Guardian Ad Litem refused to tell the judge. The Pinellas county Sheriff Dept. Internal Affairs refused to do an investigation. Anyway it took 8 months after proving with legal documentation the case was bullshit. They just do not care about kids. I did try to sue them Pro-Se but of course even Civil Court does not want to have a real trial, it would be too embarrassing to the county
I wish we could sue, what a freaking nightmare..
I will be getting them back in June, then still deal with the mandatory 6 month monitoring. Uggg
Mark Girard

Ormond Beach, FL

#304 Apr 17, 2013
Pinellas mom wrote:
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I wish we could sue, what a freaking nightmare..
I will be getting them back in June, then still deal with the mandatory 6 month monitoring. Uggg
Just a warning....I was all set to get my kids back after I had completed everything I was counting down the days (and yes I was thinking after this just 6 months of b.s. monitoring and it will all be over). They then decided to add more b.s. and junk and well that was over 2 years ago.
Graham

Denton, TX

#305 Apr 18, 2013
Mark is right about being careful with your feelings, in Pinellas county the JEWISH "community" center is a FOR profit organization that makes money to provide services that you do not need.

They take as long as they can and are extremely unorganized. I found out after a very tedious search that my kids were taken primarily on the case workers lies.

She was scared that she was about to lose her job so she wanted an easy case (3 kids in 1 visit) yes they do put numbers on kids they have to see x number per week, 3 at once is a jackpot case. She got fired 3 months later after making my life pure hell. Lydia Lopez also spoke broken English I do not speak spanish
Graham

Denton, TX

#306 Apr 18, 2013
If it did not cost $400 jut to file a civil case, I would recommend everyone do so, It may be futile but eventually civil judges would complain that too many cases are coming up. It used to be $30? to file.

I only got as far as a pre-trial and lost $800, but I tried everything I could. I have all my papers, there is no free legal help or advice with these type of cases.

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