Paulding County DCF Totally Ignores a Judges Order!


The story below was sent to me by a mother who is not only fighting to get her child back from the clutches of Paulding County GA DFC she is also having to fight with a therapist who insists on sitting in on her visits with her child even after the judge had said he can’t. This goes on all the time. It is past time to stop this insanity and to put the brakes on Paulding County DCF and their tyranny.
When a parent is given visitation it is their time with their child. It is not time to be harassed by those who stole the child in the first place. Even after the Judge told them to cease and desist the caseworker continued to have the therapist come to the visits. The mother even got the order which had been signed by the judge but it was as if the judge had no say in the matter. They totatly disregarded his order.
This is their MO this is what they do. DCF thinks they have total atonomy to do whateve they please when ever they please without any consequences simply because they work for DCF.
It is past time to put the brakes on this broken and unsupervised system We are allowing them to destroy our children and our families.
Mr. Gary’s emails to Jennifer are filled with scarcasm and patrinozing words. All he is concerned about is the money he makes from Paulding County DCF. If he were truely concerned about reunifiying Jennifer with her child he would find a way to help her – instead he ask her about her religious beliefs- and talks to her as if she were a child in a very condensending manner. He writes to her as if she has absolutly no sense about her. Well Mr. Gary the sad part for you is this mother is very smart and very strong. She learned to be – domestic violence does that to some of us.

Tabitha Burrell with the Paulding County Department of Family and Child Services is attempting to wrongfully terminate my rights because of personal vendetta and racial bias. She and I have had an ongoing conflicting relationship where she is abusing the authority of her position to harm the reunification process of my case. She is attempting to create a false perception that me and my daughter do not have a meaningful bond by conspiring with the foster mother and a hired contractor with Oasis counseling (Jeffrey Gray) in preventing my child from coming to visits and or interrupting visits with hostility. The case worker tells my child that I did not show up for the visits when I in fact come to the visits and my child is not there. She lies to me that my child does not want to come to the visits and that the therapist (Dr. Ann Peennebaker Arnold) has requested that they do not bring her. In addition, she authorizes a third party (Mr. Gray) to show up to the visits to make false allegations of interaction between me and my daughter so that both her and him can report back to court with the same false allegations in an attempt to make her lies believable. She is doing this because Judge Peggy Walker told her that she did not see a reason why the case plan should not be reunification. The Judge told her that she is arguing that there is no reason to terminate rights because of the bond between the mother and the child, yet they are arguing that the child does not want to see the mother. The judge stressed that this cannot be the case because the caseworker’s argument contradicts itself. So now she is trying to create the image that there is no bond by attempting to make me think that my child no longer wants to to come to the visits and making my child think that I do not want to see her and has stopped coming to the visits. And by giving false accounts of visits with my daughter. This is causing grave harm to my child’s mental state and is atrocious behavior for this case worker not to mention the ultimate form of provocation.

I have requested to have this caseworker removed from this case on several occasions because she is causing grave harm to my child and the bond between me and my child. She has responded back with misleading information to keep from being removed. She has also went to court and presented false testimony and fabricated evidence against my child. In addition, I have received recent reports from my daughter that she is being threatened by the caseworker to make false allegations against me or that the caseworker will not let her see me again.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams
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Please understand Mr. Gray,

The court has not authorized you to supervise and observe my visits for the last time. If you have any other issues take them up with the court as I will be filing this email correspondence with the court for the record. I have asked that if you are not emailing me to coordinate the services that the court order has requested, refrain from contacting me because anything outside of that is harassment. I will not ask you again.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7).

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM, J Gray wrote:

Ms. Williams~

Please understand…I have not been assigned to do your therapy sessions! My role is solely to supervise and observe your visits with Tamia.

Mr. Gray

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Jennifer Williams wrote:

In addition,

Mr. Gray if your email correspondence is not about setting up a meeting to do therapeutic sessions outside of my visits as the court orders states, I would ask that you refrain from any further correspondence to my email. Because anything outside of coordinating those session will be considered as harassment and I will go through Cobb county and all other proper authorities to get filed whatever paperwork is necessary to prevent any further harassment. Thank you and have a blessed day. If you continue to fail to abide by the court orders of offering the services that they have ordered, I will address this to the court at the next hearing and have them appoint a person to offer me those services which you have been adamant about not providing.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7).

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jennifer Williams
Date: Sun, May 8, 2011 at 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: Visitations
To: J Gray
Cc: Tabitha Burrell , Lauren Casey , Kimberly Jones , wrbruce@dhr.state.ga.us, krfloyd@dhr.state.ga.us, osingram , jalexander@dhr.state.ga.us, clreese@dhr.state.ga.us, dale.russell@myfoxatlanta.com, dana.fowle@myfoxatlanta.com, jocelyn.connell@cbsatlanta.com

Mr. Gray,

Please don’t lecture me, you have not been contracted to do so. In addition, what you have been contracted to do by DFACS is in direct violation of court order. You have no legal right to be at my visits as the court order clearly states that you should be doing therapeutic counseling outside of my visits. I know you can read, not sure what your comprehension level is though. And I don’t spend 15-20 minutes complaining. That is the Department as I have voice recordings and will present to Judge Walker in court to prevent any false allegations. You all take away time from my visits by trying to engage me in meaningless conversation with the intent to provoke me to anger which doesn’t work. I will not allow my daughter to witness such inappropriate behavior and that is why I asked her to be escorted to another room. You are the therapist and you should be taking note of the fact that your behavior and that of Ms. Burrell’s and the female officer was completely inappropriate in front of my child and I was the only person with enough common sense and respect for my child to have her escorted out of the room since you all felt the need to say what you had to say in front of her despite my objections and when I have asked on numerous occasions (email correspondence and voice recordings to prove) that if you need to address me, do it either in email or after my visits when my daughter is no longer present. All three of your behavior is the same type of behavior we learned about perpetrators of domestic violence in our domestic violence 24 week program and I will not tolerate such abuse.

I’d like to say that your conduct and attitude is very unprofessional and unbecoming as a therapist. Your total disregard for the court and the Judge’s orders shows that you have no respect for the court and if you have no respect for the court you have no respect for me or my child and at this point it’s not a matter of me thinking that you are against me, you have proven that with your own actions.

In addition, I’ve only encountered you twice…so your statement of people bending over backwards week after week to accommodate me is false and shows that you lack integrity and the ability to tell the truth as well. No one has bent over backwards for me…if you would like to clarify when you make such false statements and state how anyone has bent over backwards for me, I’m sure all reading this email would appreciate. Just because I ask that you follow protocol and court orders is not playing the victim. It’s called abiding by order, rules, and regulations that govern your operations; something you all seem to have the inability to do.

And don’t give me advice about scripture, my faith should be none of your concern and I’m sure that the ACLU would agree. But since you went there. Just because someone calls themselves a Christian (as you have been so eager to identify yourself in your email below), it doesn’t make them Christlike. Many take on that name and are hypocrites. I don’t worry about the hypocrites because Romans 14:12 says that every man will give an account of themselves to God. I’m very familiar with 1 Corinthians 13 when Paul talked about the greatest gift being love…love which builds one another in Christ. But what bothers me the most is when peoples’ walk don’t match their talk. Don’t just declare being a Christian, live it. Other Christians don’t bear false witness against one another according to the ninth commandment of Exodus 20:16. For this is direct violation of Christ’s command to love thy neighbor as thyself…you know the second of the two greatest commandments. So to answer your question, no I’m not a Christian (people have made that into a fad). I have a true relationship with Christ and the Father in Heaven. There is a difference. I trust Him and He is Lord over my life that is why I end my signature with Psalm 37:7, it is a reminder to me to not worry about those who bring evil to past, but to keep my trust in God, for all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

I have no control over what you do Mr. Gray, as I have learned in the domestic violence course and the Holy Spirit has taught me, I can only control me. You can continue to show up to the visits and sit outside the room to overhear whatever it is that you intend to and I will continue to enforce my rights to visit my child without your presence. Now if you would like to set up therapeutic counseling sessions outside of my visits as I have attempted to do when I provided my schedule to you, you are most welcome to do so. But the very fact that you are not interested in doing this shows that you have no interest in addressing the therapeutic bond, as the court requested, between me and my child, but that your presence is simply to make false allegations and cause confusion.

You have a blessed day now!

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7).

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM, J Gray wrote:

Hello Ms. williams~

I am so sorry that you feel disrespected…I have been contracted by DFCS to sit in on the visits with you and Tamia.

I honestly feel that the only thing that takes away from your visits is the 15-20 minutes that you spend at the beginning of every vist complaining about something that is not going your way or you disapprove of. Please know that everyone is not against you. I see people on a weekly basis bending over backwards to accomodate you, but you are always the victim.

I notice that you quote a scripture at the end of your signature on your email…are you a Christian? Are you a Bible reader? Please read 1 Corinthians 13…it talks about love and I am a strong believer that others will know that we are Christians by our love

I will be in attendance of the visits until I am told otherwise…by my supervisor.

Thank you and have a blessed day 🙂

Jeffery T. Gray, MA

Family Therapist

OASIS Counseling

379 Atlanta Street, SE

Marietta,GA 30060

.

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Jennifer Williams wrote:

Good evening Mr. Jeffery Gray,

Just to reiterate today’s encounter. I showed you the written order by Judge Walker stating that the court ordered the Department to have someone do therapeutic sessions in addition to the visits. You reviewed said order, but declined to receive a copy. To also reiterate today’s conversation between me, yourself, and Tabitha Burrell: The court has not authorized you to supervise visits. The court has not issued any order that states they are authorizing a contractor (third party) to supervise the visits as Ms. Burrell continues to mislead you to believe. Supervising the visits is the Department’s responsibility. I do ask though for the common courtesy to respect me and my child’s only time together (1 hour per week). So please do not just show up to sit in. I felt disrespected by today’s unexpected encounter and felt that it took away from my visit with my daughter. The court has not authorized you to do anything in regards to my visits. The court has authorized the Department to have someone do therapeutic sessions and/or counseling outside of my visitation time (which Judge Walker’s order dtd 20 April 2011 specifically clarifies) and the Department has failed to do this since March 4, 2011.

If you need further clarity and or guidance, I will advise that you go to the court and get a copy of the order that I provided on today and or any other information that is allowed to you to clarify what the court has requested of the Department.

Thank you and have a blessed day.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7).

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM, J Gray wrote:

Hi Ms. Williams~

My understanding is that I am only to observe the visit. I am not doing any therapy, just observation during the vist. I would like to see the court order stating otherwise.

Jeffery T. Gray, MA

Family Therapist

OASIS Counseling

379 Atlanta Street, SE

Marietta,GA 30060

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Jennifer Williams wrote:

Good afternoon Mr. Gray,

I do apologize that Mrs. Burrell did not inform you that 3-4pm on Thursdays is visitation with my child. The court ordered that therapeutic sessions with you be in addition to my visitation not during. If you would like to review said court order with me to clarify this mix-up, I’d be glad to. But the only days that I have available during the time frame that Tamia is out of school is Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-5pm starting next week I will be available on Wednesdays also at that time. Please let me know if any of these days work for you. Again thanks.

Sincerely,
Jennifer M.Williams

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7).

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM, J Gray wrote:

Ms. Williams,

How are you?

I was informed by Ms. Burrell of Paulding County DFCS that you would prefer that I coordinate the visitation date and times between you and Tamia.

Thursdays at 3:00pm fit into my schedule perfectly, but I am flexible.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you,

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2 Responses to Paulding County DCF Totally Ignores a Judges Order!

  1. Kelley Seabolt Williams says:

    We will add you to our prayers but darlin I swear you have steel ones! I am amazed and appalled that a government representative brought attention to Religion into a setting that should not be judging that sort of thing. It shows unprofessional bias and he should be reprimanded by whatever medical board gave him his license! Aside from that. You ran circles around him and he did not know what to do. You go girl. I wish the whole system was like that.
    As We start our fight for our son we add you to our prayers. I have never had to deal with Paulding County (or are you in Cobb) My case started in Butts County but Finally was released and with a Barracuda of a lawyer now I am headed to Fulton County Superior Court. I know that Georgia DFCS is just as SCREWED up as everywhere else in the States. Money talks and BS walks. It is going to take all of us that are innocent to actually Fight back hard to change it!
    Blessed Be Darlin!
    Kelley Sue and Gil Williams
    Woodstock, Ga.

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  2. angie says:

    Kelly sue and gill — why are you in superior court and who is lawyer–i need one and need to get out of spalding!!!

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