REPORTER: The reporter/Social Worker (Shawarner) called with concerns for the victims, Kiana, Paris, and Kevin. According to the reporter, on yesterday (10/21/2015), Tavia came to the DHS office to drop off some paperwork for child support. Tavia (mother) left the children in the car (for 15 minutes) with the doors unlocked and the keys in the car. The car was not running. The security office (unknown) called the police. The Gulfport Police Officer Castello arrived on the scene. Tavia was arrested on yesterday (10/21/2015) around 5:00pm. The children are currently with their grandmother (Barnita McCullom), who lives in Biloxi. The reporter last saw the victims on last night (10/21/2015) and has not discussed the allegations with Tavia because
Thirteen-year-old boy, Cristian Fernandez of Jacksonville, Florida was born on January 14 of 1999 to a mother who was as old as he is today. On March 15 2011, he was arrested relating to the alleged beating of his 2-year-old brother, David. At the time of his arrest, David was under care of St. Luke’s Hospital, receiving treatment for injuries he sustained the day before. It states that Cristian shoved his 2-year-old brother against a bookshelf, causing the young child to have severe head damage. Cristian’s mom, who was only 24 at the time, arrived at the apartment to reveal what happened just moments before. However, it states that his mom did not even call the police or take her son to the hospital
Social Workers are mandated reporters – all states require reporting for child abuse/neglect but state laws differ on what other groups require reporting. This may sound counterintuitive, but should social workers be required to be mandated reporters? What are the reasons for and the reasons against being required to report certain cases.
The reporting party (RP) stated on 4/22/19 at approximately 4:30PM 10 year old day care child Tobias (last name unknown) was observed sleeping on the corner of Oak Lane & Cypress Dr. in Huntington Beach. The RP stated Tobias was observed at the same corner all week. The RP came up to Tobias and asked him who was he waiting for and he responded that the bus drops him off there after school at 2:30PM. Tobias disclosed he was waiting for his day-care/babysitter. Tobias' mother Sylvia (last name unknown) was contacted regarding his safety in turn Sylvia contacted the licensee Blanca Galindo and asked that her son be retrieved. The person who arrived to retrieve Tobias was rude to the RP who then refused to release him. According to April Wright
On September 1, 2017, at approximately 0300 hours, the undersigned detective received Camila and Juan’s medical-legal from the Children’s National Medical Center. Camila and Juan were examined at CNMC by Dr. Sophia Smith. Camila disclosed to Dr. Smith that she and he brother were disciplined at home by her stepfather. Camila stated that her stepfather whipped their buttock with a belt. Juan’s medical-legal reported that his injuries were consistent with a hit from a belt. Camila’s Medical-legal reported that her injuries were
Looking at ethical issues from the parents’ perspective the way the detectives and police approached them was unethical. The detective and police could have asked questions first to investigate appropriately and calmly the situation. Instead it alarmed and outraged the parents by them telling the parents, “this happened to your child.” Nevertheless, the parents would have wanted to know whether their child was a victim. From the investigation unit, they probably believed they approached the situation appropriately by gathering information to serve justice to the community.
REPORTER: The reporter/anonymous (Terry) called with concerns for the victims, Brianna, Nikki, and Braxton. According to the reporter, on Tuesday (Sept. 1, 2015) and today (Sept.4, 2015), the children have missed two days of school. The reporter said Ora is too lazy to take the children to school; Terry can not take the children because he works. The reporter said “the house is nasty”, and it stinks; there is dog feces and urine in the home. You can not get in thought the door, due to “piles of clothes”. The reporter knows the conditions of the home because her child (unknown ) went and stayed at the home. According to the reporter, the mother (Ora) has mental problems; she takes “medication all the time” and stays in the bed. The reporter
REPORTER: The reporter/ paternal aunt (Latoya) called with concerns for the victim, Ahmond. On Wednesday (01/20/2016), the reporter went to the child’s school in Petal, MS, and the school reported that the child was still enrolled. The reporter said Tay (maternal aunt) is taking care of the child, and she stated that she enrolled the child into a school in Hattiesburg, but the reporter confirmed that the child was still enrolled at the school in Pearl. The school in Pearl reported that the child has missed 2 weeks of school. The reporter said 3 weeks ago, Sharita was arrested, and she is currently in jail. It is unknown how long the children have been living with Tay (aunt). Also, the aunt (Tay) has Sharita’s other two children (maw maw and
PER REPORTER: On 8/3/2015 or 8/4/2015 Christian stole $400.00 dollars from her and she also stole $340.00 dollars from the reporter’s mom. The reporter said that she confronted Christian about the money and Christian became upset. She told her that she could no longer live at her home. Christian said to the reporter that if she had a gun she would kill the boys and herself, that way the problem would be solved. According to the reporter Christian said that she was going to take the boys and leave. However, the reporter said Christian has nowhere to live. She is living from place to place. Per reporter there has already been allegations made on Christian for smoking and drinking, but no case was open because no abuse occurred toward the children.
REPORTER: The reporter/anonymous called with concerns for the victims, Karalee and Lily. According to the reporter, while the father (Lee) is working, Lindsey (mother) has her friends (unknown people) over passed out, drinking, and doing drugs (pain pills). The reporter said mom is pregnant and she is smoking cigarettes, drinking, and taking pills. Lindsey is getting the drugs from Johnny Thames. The children are present when they are passed out, drinking, and taking pills (unknown when). The reporter said the children have failed grades in school, due to mom being lazy and passed out (unknown when); one child failed last year, and the other child failed the year before. The reporter said the children have missed days (unknown) this school
REPORTER: The reporter/ father (Rashoun) called with concerns for the victim, Zayden. According to the reporter, Porsha is on probation for shoplifting; the reporter said she is always stealing with the child. Also, the reporter last saw the child on Halloween night, and he didn’t have on a jacket. The reporter said Porsha drops the child off anywhere, so she can hangout or go to the club. The reporter said his sister saw the child at Alisha’s house one time. The reporter said mom and some guys are always smoking (weed) and drinking around the child (unknown when). The reporter said, one day, Porsha was out at 2 or 3am in the morning, while the child was asleep in the car. The reporter called mom and asked why he couldn’t speak to the child,
On 1-3-18, Adrian's eleven-years-old cousin (unknown) hides his cell phone in the bathroom video her while she was taking a shower. Adrian discovered the cell phone and was trying to retrieve the video from the phone. Adrian did not give the phone back to the cousin. The other family members (unknown) got upset with her and jumped on her. Adrian's lip was busted and had scratches on her. It is unknown if Adrian's foster parents (Cicily and Samuel) are aware of this. Adrian called her boyfriend (unknown) to pick her up from home because Cicily had taken her car keys. It is unknown when this occurred. The boyfriend took her over to a friend's home. Adrian stayed the night and went to school that morning from her friend's home.