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How Long a Rap Sheet Does Arlington DHS Require Before They Give a Parent Legal and Physical Custody of a Child?

1 Oct

An interesting case we have come across where a mother has raised her children and then ran into some financial hardships and made a mistake of pleading guilty to a misdemeanor of leaving one child unattended for a very short period of time in a double parked car.   She wanted to return to her home country to get help with housing and family support (because Arlington failed to give it, just like they typically do in other cases where they want to take away the kids).   Instead of helping this mother (who was given a clean bill of health psychologically, and who clearly cared about her kids), Arlington DHS sought out the unbeknownst birth father in another state.

What is interesting about this father is that he has a very long criminal rap sheet, including recent open cases.   Nevertheless, Arlington Department of Human Services (DHS) bent over backwards to take the kid away from the mother and give it to this “father” even though he did not even know he was the father of any of these kids!   He also had a record of being behind in child support for another child he had with another woman.

So, what does Arlington DHS’s Wilson, Brothers, and County Attorneys McCandless and Grane do?   They chose to ignore these obvious shortcomings of this unbeknownst father and strongly recommend to the court that the absentee unbehnownst father (whose only connection to the child was his DNA) be given full legal and physical custody of a child he never knew, and, thus, obviously had no emotional attachment to — while depriving any legal or physical custody to the birth mother who brought them up from birth on her own!

Boy, who is getting paid off for this one!   This case is further evidence that Arlington Virginia DHS discriminates against mothers, and doesn’t give a damn about the children and their families.   Furthermore, they pick and choose when to consider factors (such as criminal records) as “negative,” and when to ignore them.    We don’t fault the father here…it is Arlington DHS who is clearly to blame for this royal screwup.  Arlington DHS and County attorney’s office needs to clear out the personnel involved in this case because, in our opinion, they are acting like they are either on the take or seriously mentally off.   [As far as we know, Arlington DHS and County Attorneys who represent them do not have to be evaluated for their psychological health — but clearly they should.]

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Arlington County DHS Continuing to Violate Civil Rights of Families

28 Sep

There Arlington Department of Human Services goes again….A new civil rights case was recently filed by Lucienne Moolenaar against the Arlington County Department of Human Services, Jason McCandless, Karen Grane, Tammy Freytag, Aaron Whitehead, Devanshi Patel,  Arlington PD Officer A. Hagg, B. Madgucci, Bruce Benson, and Magistrate Jason Brayton-Lewis,   According to the detailed complaint, after finding herself unemployed in 2012, Ms. Moolenaar found herself in need of housing and other services — all of which Arlington failed to provide.   Seeking to correct the situation, Ms. Mooenaari sought to relocate her family in the Virgin Islands, where her mother lived and she could get support from her family.

Instead of supporting Ms. Moolenaar’s efforts, Arlington CPS began “harrassing” her with complaints — based on hearsay.   After forced entry into Moolenaar ‘s home, “refusing to leave, physically detaining her in her own apartment, intimidating and illegally obtaining coerced information, physically stalking Moolenaari,” Arlington County CPS, and Jason McCandless Assistant County Attorney crafted a second set of allegations of inadequate supervision/neglect to further “their corrupt and deceptive plan of criminal charges and foster care for Complainant’s children.”     They then had a the JDR Court rubber stamp a removal order and placed her children in foster care.

Arlington DHS, with the same employees, followed the same playbook when they illegally and fraudulently removed Ashlie and other children in Arlington from their families.

The US Attorney General must bring charges against Arlington DHS to stop their systematic destruction of poor and minority families to benefit developers in Arlington.   This is corruption of the worst form.  Arlington DHS is using the “child protection laws” to engage in economic and racial cleansing that is repugnant to the US Constitution and the Virginia Constitution — all at wasted taxpayer expense.

Read the entire complaint here.

https___ecf.vaed.uscourts

Read more about the Ashlie Case here and here, and about the Nancy Hey case here.

Shouldn’t We Treat A Child of the State Like Our Own and Not Like Criminals: Lemn Sissay

7 Aug

Must-See Documentary On Flawed US Foster Children System — Taking Away Children From Loving Families

19 Jun

Watch this short version of the documentary, “Place-to-Place” that uncovers the disasters that the foster care system, like the one in Arlington Virginia, are creating at a cost of $8 billion dollars a year, creating homelessness, unwanted teen pregnancies, overdrugging of children, and worst of all, a void in their lives of being with the love of their families.    We hope that every Arlington DHS employee, every family court judge, every legislator, and every GAL watches this and decides, finally, to push for a change in the way they do business and the value (or to this point lack of value) they place on keeping families intact and the love those families provide.

There are 423,000 foster children in the USA.

The USA spends about $8,000,000,000 (eight BILLION) dollars annually on foster “care.”

Twelve million Americans have been in foster “care.” (myself included)

Thirty thousand young people age out of foster “care” each year in the USA.

1 in 7 former foster children (aged out) are homeless at some point before age 21.

Half of all former foster children will be unemployed at some point before age 21.

71 percent of all female former foster children will become pregnant before they are 21.

77 percent of all male former foster children will be arrested prior to their 21st birthday.

A few quotes from the film:

“[If] you set out to design, intentionally, the worst possible child welfare system, it would look like the system we have.” — From Place to Place, anon.

“We move them from a situation of risk, to one of danger, when we place them into these temporary systems…” — From Place to Place, anon.

“The system can never provide real love: real heart-bonded love like a mother has.” – Codie, in From Place to Place

“I needed somebody who gave a damn, and not because they were getting paid to give a damn.” – , in From Place to Place

“How we care for young people in this country really defines the strength of us as a country, and it matters.” – From Place to Place, anon.

“It breaks you down, makes you hurt, tears your heart, kills your belief, and your vigor for life. Rejection hurts. It’s absolutely hell to grow up switching place to place.” – Kirsten, in From Place to Place

“Human beings are very deeply geared towards attachment. We cannot tolerate loneliness. We cannot tolerate being by ourselves. We cannot tolerate being just flecks of dust traveling through the universe. We need to be connected. And of course, our most natural connection system, are our families.” – Bessel Van Der Kolk, founder of The Trauma Center, (Credited with diagnosis of PTSD)

Learn more: Fight CPS

Watch the full length version of the Place to Place documentary on Hulu