In Attorney General v. Sheriff of Suffolk County, 394 Mass. 624 (1985); Guardianship of Anthony, 402 Mass. 723 (1988), “The Court cannot exercise the function of the executive branch of the government by ordering the agency to fulfill certain obligations in a specific manner”. However, if an agency has failed to act in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory imperatives, the court may find that said agency has abused its discretion, as measured by the arbitrary or capricious test. Care and Protection of Isaac, 419 Mass. 602, 614 (1985). The most important and apparent DCF’s abuses of discretion in this case is by removing the child away from her best comfort place, where she has been nursed by her natural mother. DCF possessed the legal custody of the child in this case, and decided to entrust the child to be housed at the prison facility, where the child’s mother is also housed. DCF considered that, according to its rules, regulation and professional practices, it was its best decision, best placement and best interest of the child.
A report was received on 06/05/2017 alleging that the mother (Hermionne) left Ashante (C-V 17) with a non-relative since 02/2017 without any legal rights. According to the report, the mother refuses to take her child back home and will not engage with Ms. Aarons (caretaker) to provide legal documentation for the child to be enroll in school and taken to a Primary Care Physician. Ashante has not been is school for the past 4 months and are unable to enroll in school without paperwork. According to the report, Ashante self mutilates her arms, and the mother refuses to get counseling. The report indicates Ashante was to follow-up with a Cardiologist for a chest pain and the mother refuses to take her to the doctor.
In order to fully understand the outcomes of this case, it is necessary to briefly review the legal issues that prompted the appellants and respondent to pursue legal action. The initial factor was the apprehension of a six week old infant named Leticia Grace Woods, on October 20th, 1976, by C.A.S. of central Manitoba. Upon removing her from her mother’s custody, in an effort to protect her, she was placed in a foster home as stipulated in the Child Welfare Act, C.C.S.M., c. C80. After several months in foster care, Mrs. Woods’,
Sabastian was ordered to have weekly weight checks. It is believed that Gabriella and Shomari do not feed Sabastian properly. There were also concerns about the white area of Sabastian’s eye. The process had begun to refer Sabastian to a specialist. Sabastian was last seen 2/21/18; a visit was scheduled for the week of 2/26-3/2/18, but he had the flu. Gabriella and Shomari received new parent support, 1 on 1 parent support with basic infant care and being able to parent. Although Gabriella and Shomari received parenting support, they were unable to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Gabriella and Sabastian moved to MS to live with Rhonda (maternal grandmother) on 3/3/18. Shomari remains in North Carolina waiting to be discharged from the Navy. After being discharged Shomari will also move to MS. Rhonda is a social worker; she has guardianship of Gabriella’s oldest son (unknown). Jessica spoke with Gabriella the morning of 3/5/18; Gabriella confirmed that she and Sabastian had made it to MS. Jessica informed Gabriella that she needed to continue to follow up with Sabastian’s weekly weight
Upon arrival, I spoke with the petitioner of the order of protection (Muro, Christine DOB 08/15/55), who related her daughter (Corona, Christina DOB 08/15/88) was inside her bedroom and that she has an active order of protection. Muro provided Cook County Order of Protection, which was valid and served. Corona was prohibited from entering or remaining at the residence/household inhabited by protected person(s). I made contact with Corona inside her bedroom. Corona was checked through L.E.A.D.S., which revealed she an active order of protection and warrant from Cook County. Corona was placed into custody at 0016 hours and transported to the Cicero Police Department. Muro signed one misdemeanor complaint for violation of an oder of protection. Muro was issued a Maybrook Court date (10/19/15 at 9:00 A.M. in room 104) and a Domestic Violence packet on the scene.
EREPORT # 19021 stated the following: The incident happened last night, 2/8/2016. Destiny's mother has "taken off" as evidenced by empty drawers and closets. Destiny stayed home alone all night by herself. The concern is that Destiny is not supposed to be alone with her dad, per DHS. Dad never came home last night, but the concern is 1) dad comes home and she is alone with him or 2) dad doesn't come home and she is alone again by herself all night. I found out abou the situation because the teacher told me. estiny disclosed to her teacher about being home alone, mother "taken off" and that dad may come home and she has to be alone with him. During the Summer of 2014, father sexually abused her. The prior abuse/neglect was reproted but I do
The reporter stated the child did not have any visible marks or bruises and did not have to receive any emergency medical care. The reporter stated the floors are falling through and they have to use a board in some parts of the home to walk. Mrs. Jones stated charges have been filed against an unknown male that touched the child’s leg. The reporter also stated she was informed that two days ago, Cecilia was with her mother in Carrolton, MS while she drove around looking for pills. The reporter stated DHS or law enforcement was not contacted at that time with this information. Per the reporter, the child was taken from the home and left with Jessica Dixon, a family friend. The reporter stated the child was left with Jessica because she and Mr. Jones are truck drivers and had to leave for work. Mrs. Jones stated they leave for work on Thursday and return on
I chose to interview three family members in order to evaluate similarities and differences on experiences on what it’s like to be a parent. I believe that there is no right or wrong way to define what family is, but the definition of family comes with a wide range of beliefs about parenting and what it means to be “good parents” to their children. Every person is different and when it comes to every parent, they have their own style of parenting due to the environments as well as experiences within their environment. Throughout the interviews, I hope to gain knowledge and to be able to understand what it’s like to be a full time parent. Therefore, I have completed three interviews with three separate members of my family that were all raised by the same parents in the same household so it would be interesting to get an insight of how each individuals perspective as parents are. Furthermore, I will present a summary of questions that I’ve asked, a summary of their answers as well as an analysis of their way of parenting with some information that I’ve gathered and compare it to what I’ve learned in class.
The case was brought to DCFS attention when a reporter stated on 7/11/17, OPWI attempted to obtain an emergency order of protection on behalf of Kiara (age 7). Reportedly Ashley (mother) is actively using METH and also methodone she gets from a clinic, and is also involved in prostitution. Ashley told OPWI that Ashley ''can't wait outside for the bus to go to drug court because she's done bad things to people (robbed people, committed home invasion, taken people's money and drugs) and these people are after her.'' Reporter states that one of these people came to OPWI's house looking for Ashley and scared Kiara. Ashley recently got out of jail, stayed with OPWI for a couple of days, left last Friday telling Kiara she would be back in a couple of hours, didn't return
Collateral interview with Ms. Jennifer Small-Felix/Child Advocate and therapist was conducted via phone to discuss child’s behavior and follow up in reference to status of her medication. Child’s advocate was informed of change in child’s behavior reported by the foster mom.
The reporting party (RP) disclosed that Taylor Trusheim DOB: 4/3/99 was brought into Sutter/Yuba Behavioral Health for a Triage appointment to assess for possible services. Prior to the appointment Taylor's mother La Vonne Bettencourt received a call from a family member who brought up an incident which occurred when she was 4 years old. The family member mentioned an incident where the child was molested by the daycare provider's husband Bret Baker. Subsequently the mother discussed the information with Taylor who confirmed the molestation. The confirmation alarmed the mother who recalled the last day the child was at the daycare. On that day after pick up 4 year old Taylor, the mother felt uneasy regarding an incident which occurred. According
The reporter stated on 12/05/15 the victim was brought to the emergency room and diagnosed with pneumonia. According to the reporter, Braxtyn’s condition is serious but it’s unknown if it’s life threatening. Ms. Donaldson stated South Central is unable to provide Braxtyn with the care he needs so he’s being transported by ground to UMC in Jackson, MS. At this time er doctor’s have expressed concerns about his mother accompanying him to UMC. Per the reporter, Ms. Williams has not been compliant with the medical needs the child is having at this time. The reporter stated Braxtyn requires an oxygen mask but his mother refuses to keep the mask to his face. The reporter stated Essences continues to leave the room and Braxtyn unattended, she’s not
Case management services were provided. WYP (Wraparound Youth Partner) Andy Ngo gathered information from WCC (Wraparound Care Coordinator) Quoc Tran and WPP (Wraparound Parent Partner) Shannon Ortiz. The youth is in custody for 3-4 months. The youth was at court this morning. The mother declined to take the youth home. The youth is still pending court trial for another offense. The WCC Tran did not get permission for the team to visit the youth, due to the probation office is not responding. WYP Ngo is waiting for permission to visit the youth. WCC will update WYP Ngo. The next one on one will be scheduled as soon as possible.
Richardson that she will have a discussion with her supervisor as to whether the Division should have court involvement with her case. The worker asked Ms. Richardson if she has ever been court involved in the past regarding her DCPP case. She responded no. The worker told Ms. Richardson that she has to ensure that the children are safe and because the case is not moving forward regarding her substance treatment and the conflict between her and her older son Ruddy court involvement may support with getting these goals accomplished. The worker told Ms. Richardson that she has to ensure that Emerson and Ruddy are safe and sense of well-being. Ms. Richardson told the worker that the counseling sessions are going well. The worker told Ms. Richardson that at her next visit to the home she would have her sign a consent form allowing the Division to speak to the clinician that meets with the family. Ms. Richardson agreed to do
While my grandfather, Frank Smith, and my great-grandmother, Jeannette Smith, were alive they resided in my home. I never met my grandmother, Georgie Smith, as she passed away when my mother was seven.