Child Protection Services in Michagin Written by An Attorney


Children’s Protective Services

In addition to very serious criminal penalties, a parent who has been accused of child sexual abuse or other any other type of child abuse risks termination of his or her parental rights. In many cases, Michigan law requires the state to seek termination of parental rights at the time of filing an abuse/neglect petition. This litigation is called an abuse or neglect petition or Child Protective proceeding or a CPS case; and is litigated in the Family Division of the Circuit Court in the county where the child resides.

A casual comment made by a your child, a neighbor’s child, a complaint by a student, a patient-doctor relationship gone bad, an innocent comment to a teacher or school counselor or false allegations made during a hotly contested divorce can all result in potential C.P.S. (Children’s Protective Service) investigation and possible termination of your parental rights.

In Michigan, many professional people that your child has contact with have a mandatory reporting requirement. This means that, if your child makes a casual comment or false allegation to a doctor, physician assistant, dentist, dental hygienist, nurse, paramedic, counselor, school teacher, school administrator, pastor, priest, psychiatrist, psychologist, police officer, CPS worker, social worker or regulated child care provider, that person is required by law to immediately contact CPS They are required to conduct an investigation and will generally go to your child’s school and attempt an interview without your knowledge.

Many people who have been accused of criminal child sexual abuse charges, and found not guilty by a jury of their peers, still find themselves blindsided by CPS Abuse and Neglect Petitions attempting to terminate their parental rights. Because the standard of proof in a CPS petition case is different from a criminal case, it is much easier for the state to strip you of your parental rights than to convict you of a crime.

Different laws apply to the collection of potentially damaging evidence obtained by CPS investigators than evidence obtained by police in a criminal investigation. Because of this, police are often happy to let CPS take the lead in an investigation. They know that many of the constitutional protections that apply to criminal cases because of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution do not apply to a CPS investigation because it is technically a civil case. A perfect example of this is that Miranda Warnings are never used by a C.P.S investigator, even though all the evidence obtained will be handed over to police and can be used in a later criminal prosecution. This is an example of why it is dangerous for you to talk to CPS without your attorney present.

Any officer, county agent, or probation officer may, without court order, immediately take a child into custody if the child’s “surroundings are such as to endanger his or her health, morals, or welfare . . .” MCL 712A.14(1). These cases move very quickly in their early stages and they require experienced, tough, fearless attorneys to advocate for your family.

In any CPS case you can expect that there will be many people working against you including the prosecutor, guardian ad litem, CPS investigator, social workers, foster care parents, and sometimes court appointed psychologists/psychiatrists and medical doctors. It is a common scenario for your own family physician to become the state’s main witness against you. The system is completely unbalanced in favor of the state which is why charges and or complaints of sexual crimes must be taken very seriously and defended extremely aggressively. This is also why you need a competent attorney quickly. Your attorney must not be afraid to challenge the CPS investigation or charges at every stage of the process. Though the child abuse laws are complex, as aggressive lawyers that defend families frequently, we are here to help you keep your family together.

In Michigan, CPS often uses coercive and bullying tactics. They will often threaten to take your children away immediately if you fail to cooperate with their investigation. They will also frequently try to turn Mother and Father against each other. In many cases, CPS will charge one parent with “failure to protect” their child if they don’t turn against the other parent. While they may promise you that they will keep your family together, they often continue to gather information that can be used to tear your family apart. Be aware that allegations of abuse against one child may be used as evidence to remove or terminate your parental rights to another child, even an unborn fetus! Michigan parents have had their rights terminated to children in their home because of allegations made decades earlier regarding other children.

Even if CPS fails to terminate your parental rights in their original attempt, they may be able to keep your family within the jurisdiction of the court for a substantial amount of time only allowing you to see your children for short periods of time and under the supervision of a Department of Human Services (DHS) case worker unfriendly to your position. Before you consider entering a plea or consent to the jurisdiction of the court based on a promise that the state will not pursue termination of your parental rights, be sure you fully understand all of the consequences of your plea. Among the many consequences of a determination or plea to an abuse and neglect charge will be registration on Michigan’s Child Abuse Registry. Another potential consequence is that termination may rear its ugly head later on in the case. For example, it is grounds for termination in Michigan that your case has gone on too long without the children being placed back in your home.

Doing battle with Children’s Protective Service is not a job for lightweights. It is often a long, difficult, messy process. CPS, backed up by the vast resources of the State of Michigan, is a formidable opponent. A large number of lawyers who handle these cases are court-appointed attorneys and are intimidated by CPS Therefore they do not adequately protect the rights of their clients. At Kronzek & Cronkright, we’re interested in protecting your parental rights. We cannot afford to be intimidated by of CPS or a hostile system. Our attorneys have a track record of success in Child Protective Proceedings, and we are prepared to stand firm and protect your rights, your family and your future. Call or e-mail us today.

Free attorney consultation: Fill out our contact form or call 1-866-766-5245 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to talk to an experienced Michigan defense lawyer about your CPS case. Our attorneys represent clients throughout Michigan, including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Detroit, Saginaw and Flint.

You may also visit our Child Protective Services site.

96 Responses to Child Protection Services in Michagin Written by An Attorney

  1. kristy says:

    i could not agree more we have a very messy case in Emmt county Michigan desperate for help

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    • Heather Rose says:

      I could not agree with you more… our family at the moment is ALSO in Emmet county fighting for our chilren.. Emmet county has a VERY corrupt judicial system.. we are trying to get awareness and if u would like to contact us so we can try and fight together against Emmet county CPS please contact me at 2315485838… we need help also, and the MORE people that pull together to fight against what CPS is doing to our families here in emmet county the better… let’s show these people they can NOT steal our children from us.

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  2. Denise Bruns says:

    December 2007 CPS Nyela Bolden reported abuse neglect and mentally harming my daughter based on my son who is now an adult falsely accused me of abuse. Attorney Irons and Kim Bruns filed an exparte motion Judge Carpenter immediately removed my daughter from my custody. Carpenter ordered pick up from a private christian school. Carpenter order the transfer of the childs personal property. Kim Bruns returned Oliver to my home to pick up the child’s property without my knowledge. Carpenter order 4 x’s child support was not to be abated for the still minor child. The FOC abated the support 100% and when I attempted to reinstate support as order my petition was denied. The father arbitrarily changed the child’s school without petitioning the court knowing I had been awarded sole legal physical custody due to the clear and convincing evidence he had abandoned his parental role in 2004.
    On September 8, 2008 CPS Bolden testifed her report was erred and she could not substantiate me for abuse, neglect or mental harm.
    December 11, 2008 Administrative Law Judge Jones order my name be expunged from central registry for abuse of Alida. Jones ruling was based on speculation and heasay. I was never allowed to confront my accuser Oliver.
    On July 2009 Oliver Bruns wrote an affidavit admitting his report was fraudulent because he was angry and CPS blew the situation out of control.

    Based on the testimony of CPS Bolden, Adminstrative Law Judge Jones the custody change was unwarranted and unlawful. I have been denied custody, visitation.
    June 2, 2009 Attorney Joan Irons submitted and affidavit containing third party hearsay with allegations I attempted child abuduction. Again Capenter signed an exparte order suspending any an all contact with my daughter order supervised visitation. I petitioned for a void judgment based on affidavits that refuted Attorney Irons abduction allegtions. I have never recieved make up parenting time for the false report. I have filed appeals all have been denied and moot.

    It is on the record my daughter is 13 and wants to return home where she has never been abused.

    Carpenter ordered FOC Julie Haveman to discuss joint legal custody and effectuate make up parenting time. This order was never complied with and Haveman allowed Kim Bruns to decide what visitation should be effectuated. I petitioned for contempt of court for FOC Haveman and Kim Bruns failure to comply with Carpenter’s order which was also denied and make up parenting time to date has not been effectuated.

    Capenter has denied me custody, access to child at any event if it is not “AT” the school. My daughter has always been involved in church, private christian school and gymnastics. Since Carpenter change custody based on false allegations she is no longer allowed to participate in any of these activities.

    I see this case a PAS involving GAL-Attorney Mary Benedict, Attorney Irons, Kim Bruns, Kent County FOC, Kent County CPS. I am unable to afford an attorney due to the prolonged litigation and defending myself against false claims of abuse. Is there an attorney in Michigan that would take my case.

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    • squeekarose says:

      Try Robert Dunn in Bay City MI! He is a straight shooter and used to dealing with towns that have the ” good ole boys club” mentality! He ran for judge and was ( in my opinion) railroaded and not able to become judge only due to the fact that he wasn’t part of the towns ” system”. Do u see what I mean? He’s gotten awards for helping women that live in shelters keep custody of their children and he’s not afraid of any case to my knowledge. He’s an awesome divorce and custody lawyer and did wonders for me! anyhow, lastly he’s not a warm teddy bear and will seem to b a jerk but he doesn’t like lies and he won’t tolerate ppl trying to get “even” !
      However, he will give u 110% even if u think he’s not doing his job, he is and that’s from my personal experience ! I hope this helps a little friend……Tonya

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  3. Jimmy John says:

    this article has been copied from http://www.sexcrimeattorneys.com/lawyer-attorney-1402471.html and is “provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.”

    A great law firm though, they really fight for parents rights!

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    • mary rush says:

      My name is Mary Rush. I am the mother of the 17 year old Derrinesha Clay that was shot and killed on March 14, 2011. By the Lansing police officer Brian Rendon. Derrinesha broke into Bank of America Bank at 330 in the morning. The state had railroaded me, as well as my other children, and said because they had removed her, that she was a danger to my other children, and that she could not be in my house. The state had housed her at one of the facilities. My child was MURDERED by the city. At the hands of the state. I’m not in no way defending Derrinesha’s actions for being in the bank at the time, or at all. If the state would have left my child in my care, and turned her against our whole family, this situation could have been avoided. By death, and separation, this is the state’s agenda anyhow. To divide and take out the weakest link first.

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  4. Denise Bruns says:

    Denise Bruns case is now in the Michigan Supreme Court, Writ of Mandamus. Attorney Joan Irons and Kim Bruns stipulated for her withdrawal. If anyone wants further information on how to proceed please contact me. dwins07@gmail.com

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    • mary rush says:

      It is amazing to me how the state will use your testimony for their own agenda. in 2010, JudgeGarcia granted me foster child care provider license, for my sister. Said, “I was an upstanding citizen of the community”. At the time I had a 5 bedroom house. working, and everything In 2011 when my daughter first got into trouble, the same judge removed my own children, because of an allegation. House clean, smelling good, food in the fridge,teenagers, mind u.. doing great in school, all but my one kid.. I begged the state for help with this child. All they would do is go after the rest of the family, that was doing well… if I tell yall the first house my daughter broke into was mine, and when I contacted the police, and lawyers to inform them of this, it was taken very lightly. (a joke).The very same day they was called to my home, I was disciplining my child, and told her, “you better be glad I’m doing it”, cause somebody else is gone kill you”. The police shot, and killed my daughter. once in the head. once in the stomach… but I got charged with child abuse for trying to steer her back on the right path. NOTHING INSIDIOUS THERE!!!

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  5. Denise Bruns says:

    Denise Bruns Michigan Supreme Court dismissed my case for procedural reasons. I asked Justice Kelly if there was one honest Judge in Michigan she never responded.
    I filed an appeal for expungment which was dismissed for failed to perfect the filing.
    My attorney Catherine Appel fought the good fight of faith. She planned on perfecting my appeal but the Lord took her from this world to a better place.

    Attorney Catherine Appel represented me pro bono for 10 years, she hated Attorney’s like Richard Roane, Mary Benedict, they knowingly represented a known child abuser, adulter.

    Attorney Mary Benedict attempted to destroy Catherine but Benedict didn’t succeed.

    I would suggest everyone avoid Attorney Mary Benedict and Dr Steven Griffioen neither of these professionals have ethics or morals.

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  6. Denise Bruns says:

    Denise Bruns Michigan Supreme Court dismissed my case for procedural reasons. I asked Justice Kelly if there was one honest Judge in Michigan she never responded.
    I filed an appeal for expungment which was dismissed for failed to perfect the filing.
    My attorney Catherine Appel fought the good fight of faith. She planned on perfecting my appeal but the Lord took her from this world to a better place.

    Attorney Catherine Appel represented me pro bono for 10 years, she hated Attorney’s like Richard Roane, Mary Benedict, they knowingly represented a known child abuser, adulterer.

    Attorney Mary Benedict attempted to destroy Catherine but Benedict didn’t succeed.

    I would suggest everyone avoid Attorney Mary Benedict and Dr Steven Griffioen neither of these professionals have ethics or morals.

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    • Carol Adams says:

      In regards to Michigan not having an honest judge:

      I understand you are not a legal entity representing the public. I also understand you have no involvement in the doings of the court. However, I am sending this email out to anyone, outside of Jackson, who will listen and hopefully know some information that can lead me in the correct direction.

      I live in Jackson, MI. One of the most political off-set crooked systems in Michigan which i have unfortunately fell victim too. I filed for divorce in 2009 which ended in a separate maintenance order. This order included property agreements and custody arrangements. These are some highlights from my case:

      1. In 1999 my husband broke my neck and jaw. He had covered my mouth as to not be able to breath. He did this so hard that it did permanent physical damage in which I must have ongoing treatment. I am now realizing this should not have been a DV case but an attempted murder. However, Jackson will not assume a married couple having a fight is attempted murder. This information was in the hearing.

      2. I requested a personal protection order. This was my fourth since the marriage began. The judge told my husband he can have guns (even though he had four (two were dropped) convictions of domestic violence) as our marital therapist testified I had brought in shell casings my husband was purposely leaving in my house as a threat. The judge spoke to the court reporter the entire time our therapist testified. This judge also reduced the emergency order no contact order of unlimited distance to my husband being able to have contact with me because, he said, “we need to learn to get along”. This resulted in ongoing destruction of my life and non-stop stalking behaviors that were obviously encouraged by the court.

      3. My vehicle for 5 years, an over sized passenger van to accompany my 5 children was taken by my husband when he left which left me with no vehicle. When I petitioned to have it returned, the judge ruled it stay with my husband despite his 30 day old DUI (3rd conviction) and currently suspended license. At this time, I began getting suspicious of why these rulings were happening.

      My husbands attorney was married to a judge in the court house. Also, I reached out to Judge Mazor when filing the divorce who had overseen 2 or 3 of the domestic charges on my husband. Judge Mazor and my divorce judge are well know to hate each other. My assumption in Judge Mazor had intervened on the case which caused McBain to act out on me. Furthermore, I direct a methadone clinic. Well hated and well known by our presiding judge.

      4. My lawyer suddenly fired me after speaking to my husbands lawyer.

      5. I submitted proof to the custody conciliator that my husband was on Suboxone. A drug only used to treat severe drug dependency. It was not in the report.

      6. I submitted proof that my husband beat our then 2 year old child with bruises from his ankles, through his diapers and to his mid back with the only picture I had of the incident and gave the dates of the CPS investigation. The conciliator “lost” the picture, did not mention it in the rerpot and stated CPS had no record of the incident.

      7. Matter of fact, he reported CPS had NO record of the other 5 incidents in which my husband beat me and BURNED ME in front of the children!! Although, the burning incident is under one the convictions.

      8. Midway through the proceedings, suddenly domestic violence arrests disappeared and only 3 convictions remain on his record!

      9. The conciliator based child support on my highest possible wage with bonuses, vacation, and overtime included in a year format. He based my husbands wages on an hourly rate of pay on a 40 hour work week. Despite my husband making twice as much as me in the previous year, the conciliator had to re-calculated that I made more then my husband.

      10. He recommended my husband more parenting time then me even though I got full physical custody.

      11. My husband misspelled our step-child’s name ( he raised for 13 years) on a tattoo on his back that he got during the proceedings. It was not mentioned.

      12. I reported my husband lives with his drug dealer who had overdosed recently and my children were sleeping on the floor in a bedroom shared with my husband in which both men chain smoke (one son has severe asthma). My husband gave the conciliator an application for an apartment and so the housing was not mentioned in the report (he still lives and brings the children to stay under these conditions 2 years later) The children report feces consistently on the toilet seat, not showering and not eating dinners.

      13. My husband was hospitalized, I submitted proof through or insurance, for suicidal depression during the proceedings. This was not mentioned in the conciliators report.

      14. The conciliator came to investigate my living conditions and not my husbands.

      15. Friend of the court took over 60 days to make a recommendation in a very hostile situation and then recommended co-parenting.

      16. My husband gave me a black eye when picking up the kids during the proceedings while we were camping. When I drove to the city police department, the would not make a report because they said I was suppose to call the police in the woods even though i had no phone reception!

      This list goes on and on and on. I cannot trust this county, this court system this police department. My husband is now far worse on drugs then I have ever seen. He continues to threaten me and intimidate me and I can’t live like this anymore.

      I had made a written agreement at the end of the proceedings unfortunately under duress and the realization how the more I fought, the more the court system went in his favor. I gave my x far far more parenting time then he should have due to be frightened and now I have grave concerns for my children as the drug abuse and anger toward me has consumed my husband.

      I fear for my children s lives. I refused visit for the first time this weekend because he was slurring and stumbling so bad I knew he was incapable of driving. I got threats all weekend and now today, let the children go with him for fathers day for fear of what the courts and he will do to me. He is a master at lying and manipulation. Our therapist testified he shows all symptoms of a psychopath.

      I don’t know what to do. This man has become so psychotic and unstable over the past two years he scares me like i have never been scared of him before. He is so dependent on the prescription drugs he abuses he is not in his right mind. He has continued to stalk me for the past two years and tells my children horrible things about me.

      When I filed, in 2009, it cost me 12 thousand dollars in attorney fees. He paid 750.00 for his. All of these fees were due to his ability to lie and play games in the system causing my attorney to do all the work.

      I can’t afford this. I have 5 children and although only 2 of them are my x husbands, we all suffer horribly. I have no family here and I know I am stuck here because of the custody. I got full physical and half custodial but its as though I have no rights at all.

      I don’t want to file through appeals because this place is corrupt. Its crooked and makes dangerous decisions. The more I try to protect us, the more the court favors him. Can I file some kind of case with the supreme court to investigate Jackson, Michigan?

      Aside from hiring an attorney I can’t afford, what else can I do?

      The children’s ages are 10 years old (twins).

      He continues to drive on a suspended license

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  7. Denise Bruns says:

    State of Michigan
    State Office of Administrative hearings and rules

    In the matter of Docket No. 2008-835
    Denise Bruns
    Petitioner, Agency No. X0654322P

    v.

    Kent County Agency: Department of Human Services
    Department of Human Services,
    Respondent, Case Type: Reconsideration

    _____________________________

    VERIFIED COMPLAINT DEMAND FOR A JURY TRIAL
    DECLARATORY JUDGMENT, EXPUNGMENT OF PETITIONER’S NAME FROM CENTRAL REGISTRY INJUNCTIVE RELIEFAND DAMAGES

    NOW Comes Ms. Bruns a pro se litigant and for this cause of actions against the Defendant Kent County Department of Human Services (Kent County DHS), allege and state the following:
    Statutory Grounds
    The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by Impartial jury (where impeachment is the only charge that is not to be heard before a jury) at which the grounds must be proven by clear and convincing evidence; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
    Petitioner presents relevant and Accurate Evidence the facts attached as exhibits are plead sufficient to expunge her name which has been improperly added to the registry section MCL 722.627(3) the information identifying the subject of the report shall be expunged from the central registry.” in which “no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found”.
    JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT
    The causes of action brought are (1) declaratory judgment re the constitutionality of Michigan, Kent County Child Protective Services Central Registry, (2) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (due process and equal protection clauses), (3) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1985(3) (conspiracy), (4) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (deprivation of parental rights by violation: The Michigan Penal Code Act 328 of 1931, 750.411a False report of crime; violation; penalty; payment of costs by juvenile, (5) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (deprivation of parental rights by violation of MCCJA), (6) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1986 (refusing or neglecting to train and to protect and prevent the wrongs conspired to be done), (7) civil RICO, (8) common law conspiracy, (9) violation of MCR 2.116 (C)(7), on count IV intentional infliction of emotional distress, and (12) reserved for negligence claim.
    JURISDICTION
    1. Jurisdiction of this court arises under 28 U.S.C. secs. 1331, 1337, 1343(a), and 1367(a); 42 U.S.C. secs. 1983 (civil action for deprivation of rights), 1985(3) (conspiracy to interfere with civil rights), 1986 (neglect to prevent), 1988 (proceedings in vindication of civil rights); 18 U.S.C. 1341; 18 U.S.C. 1511 (obstructing enforcement of state law); and 18 U.S.C. 1961 (and statutes cited therein) through 1968 (RICO).
    2. Jurisdiction of this court for the pendent claims is authorized by F.R.Civ.P. 18(a), and arises under the doctrine of pendent jurisdiction as set forth in United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966).
    Petitioner denied 6th Amendment Right to confront her accusers or to be confronted with the witnesses against her;
    Crawford v. Washington: Eliminates a loophole policy, which violated the constitutional protections of the accused. Generally, Crawford bars the admission of testimonial hearsay statements against an accused unless the declarant is unavailable to appear at trial and the defendant had a prior opportunity to cross-examine the witness. The Administrative Court did not adequately consider the Petitioners constitutional right to confrontation.
    Petitioner Ms. Bruns name has been improperly added to the registry section 722.627(3) “if the investigation of a report fails to disclose evidence of abuse or neglect the information identifying the subject of the report shall be expunged from the central registry.” Pursuant to MCL 722.627 further provides that “[a] person who is the subject of a report of record….may request the department to expunge from the central registry a report or record in which no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found to exist.”
    Pursuant to MCL 722.627 (5) & (6) Petitioner Ms. Bruns is the subject of a report or record made under this act and therefore may request the department to expunge an inaccurate report or record from the central registry and local office file which has been repeatedly denied July 21, 2010.
    And, (6) “If the department refuses a request for amendment or expunction under subsection (5), or fails to act within 30 days after receiving the request, the department shall hold a hearing to determine by a preponderance of the evidence whether the report or record in whole or in part should be amended or expunged from the central registry on the grounds that the report or record is not relevant or accurate evidence of abuse or neglect. The hearing shall be held before a hearing officer appointed by the department and shall be conducted as prescribed by the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.
    Pursuant to Haines v. Kerner 92 Sct 594, also See Power 914 F2d 1459 (11th Cir1990), “Pleadings in this case are being filed by Petitioner In Propria Persona, wherein pleadings are to be considered without regard to technicalities. Propria pleadings are not to be held to the same high standards of perfection as practicing lawyers”. also See Hulsey v. Ownes 63 F3d 354 (5th Cir 1995). also See In Re: HALL v. BELLMON 935 F.2d 1106 (10th Cir. 1991) ” however in artfully pleaded, the pro se complaint, we hold to less stringent standards than formal pleadings drafted by lawyers, it appears “beyond doubt that the plaintiff can prove no set of facts in support of her claim which would entitle him to relief.”
    RELEVANT AND ACCURATE EVIDENCE
    The facts are being pled with particularity as required by Federal Rule 26. (C) (i) a written statement that the person has signed or otherwise adopted or approved; or
    (ii) a contemporaneous stenographic, mechanical, electrical, or other recording — or a transcription of it — that recites substantially verbatim the person’s oral statement.
    Monday, March 29, 2010, 7:56 AM Jaclynn Lee, LLMSW Children’s Protective Services Specialist “Although you were not found criminally responsible for child abuse, you do remain on Central Registry per confirmation with my clerk as of this morning.”
    In direct contrast to Bolden’s original allegations Oliver Bruns Affidavit states: July 28, 2008, “I would like to correct and put on the record that my mother has never abused me or any of my siblings. The Child Protective Service Worker exaggerated and pushed the situation far beyond a point of reason. She accused my mother Denise Bruns of abuse to my brother Josiah Bruns and Sister Alida Bruns.” (Exhibit 26)
    “Kent County CPS has investigated the Petitioner Ms. Bruns 26 times, 16 which were screened out 10 investigated and none substantiated. On September 8, 2008 CPS Bolden recanted her original allegations in her December 5,2007 report, testifying the report was erred, which “she did not correct and there were “NO” substantiations against the Petitioner.
    CPS Nyela Bolden and the agency December 5, 2007 report is void and should be stricken in its entirety as it is contain speculation, fabrication and inadmissible hearsay:
    Risk assessment narratives
    On September 8, 2008 Bolden recantation of her original allegations could not be substantiated is corroborated by Oliver Bruns affidavit and Alida’s repeated requests to return home with the Petitioner because she is in regular conflict with her father.
    Forensic Interview should be struck and the record corrected:
    Specifically, on November 21, 2007 CPS Bolden December 5, 2007 reported “I utilizing the Forensic Interviewing Method Also, present was his father Kim Bruns and Step mother Sandy Bruns.” (Exhibit 21) Bolden’s forensic interview was to establish or prove past events potentially relevant to later criminal prosecution. I conclude, therefore, that the statements were testimonial and that their admission violates the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I would reverse the decision of the court of appeals.”

    It is clearly established Nyela Bolden a professional failure to follow the proper Forensic Interview protocol and process during the November 21, 2007 interview “contaminated” the child witness, put words into his mouth of false allegations of abuse that really did not occur clearly establishing the minor child’s responses to questions were not reliable. (EX 26)
    CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL
    Pursuant toMCL712A.17c (7) and Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires the state to provide and appoint a lawyer Guardian Ad Litem to represent “ALL” the children Oliver (DOB 7/21/90) and Alida Bruns (5/27/97).
    Failure to appoint legal representation for Oliver and Alida violates and deprives them of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel: pursuant to MCL 722.630, MCL 712A.17c (7) and MCR 3.915(B)(2) and a meaningful relationship with their mother.
    The December 11, 2008 decision and order merely generalized, unsubstantiated claims speculative statements of belief and inadmissible hearsay none of which are based on personal knowledge, such reports do not create genuine issues of material fact as to those claims. Thomas v. Int’l Bus. Machs., 48 F.3d 478, 485 (10th Cir. 1995). The December 11, 2008 order applied no accurate and relevant evidence. See Carey, 500 F. Supp. at 583. It contains statement without factual support, prefaced by phrases as may not be included in an order “I believe” or “upon information and belief” or those made upon an “understanding,” are properly subject to a motion to strike. Tavery v.United States, 32 F.3d 1423, 1426 n.4 (10th Cir. 1994) (citing Carey v. Beans, 500 F. Supp. 580, 583 (E.D. Pa. 1980). (See Exhibit Attached)
    Third party’s description of a witness’s supposed testimony is not suitable for Petitioners name to be placed on Central Registry Category II for future Child Abuse.
    The judge must render a decision that is just, according to the evidence viewed against the plain language of the Law.
    A child’s statements were hearsay and inadmissible at trial under the U.S. Supreme Court case, Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36, 124 S. Ct. 1354, 158 L. Ed. 2d 177 (2004), because the child did not testify at the November 13, 2008 Administrative Hearing and there was no opportunity for cross-examination of the child. The child’s statements were inadmissible, the child welfare agency failed to present preponderance evidence that the child had been abused.
    Pursuant to MCL 722.627 further provides that Petitioner Ms. Bruns “[a] person who is the subject of a report of record….may request the department to expunge from the central registry a report or record in which no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found to exist.”
    Ms. Bruns characterizes errors on evidentiary rulings as reviewed under a denovo standard when the abuse of discretion standard clearly applies. Moreover, all the parties failed to adequately identify purported errors at the time of the November 21, 2007 original interview, December 5, 2007 report, or the December 11, 2008 Administrative hearing, decision and order. Ms. Bruns has provided adequate records to demonstrate error, not to mention prejudicial error as shown in this case just alleging abuse, neglect and threatened harm is not enough to place her name on central registry as a category II high risk for future abuse.
    Defamation Per Se

    31. Said statements by Bolden and Kim Bruns are libel per se and slander per se because the statements accused Ms. Bruns of committing acts of abuse, neglect and threatened harm to her children which are crimes and which injured her reputation unlawfully detained custody of her children and in her occupation and resulted in the loss of his job at the Marriott Residence Inn.

    32. As a result of the above described defamation, Plaintiff has suffered harm to her personal and occupational reputation, humiliation, extreme emotional distress and mental suffering.

    Prayer for Relief:
    The facts clearly presented conclude the excluded evidence and violations of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel would have changed the outcome of the December 11, 2008 order.
    A) Kent County CPS agency was on a witch hunt after investigating Petitioner Ms. Bruns 26 times since 1994, 16 were screened out, 10 investigated and none substantiated.

    B) Kent County CPS Bolden a professional failure to follow the proper Forensic Interview protocol and process “contaminated” the child witness, put words into his mouth of false allegations of abuse that really did not occur. (Ex)

    C) Failure to appoint legal representation for Oliver and Alida violated and deprived them of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel.

    D) On September 8, 2008 CPS Bolden recanted her original allegations, testified her December 5, 2007 report was erred, which “she did not correct and “there are “NO” substantiations against the Petitioner Ms. Bruns corroborated by Oliver Bruns affidavit and her criminal history returned with no results.

    This court must expunge Ms. Bruns name from Central Registry unless it can prove and establish a preponderance of evidence and facts in support of the claims in the December 5, 2007 report and December 11, 2008 order which would not entitle Ms. Bruns to relief of expungement.

    Defendant, Kent County Child Protective Services, ratified and condoned Nyela Bolden’s false statements and defamation providing her with a new position within the Department of DHS/CPS rather than discharging her from her employment with the DHS/CPS a federally funded organization.
    Therefore, the Department of DHS/CPS is liable not only for compensatory damages, but also for punitive damages.

    Limitations Period

    This action is timely filed in that the United States District Court declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction as to this slanderous, liable defamation claim in a decision issued on July 21, 2010.

    WHEREFORE, Plaintiff, Denise Bruns, prays for judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000 for compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages against Defendants, The Kent County Child Protective Services, an arm of the Michigan Government plunders federal funds with such cases as this one presented.

    JURY DEMAND

    Plaintiff demands trial by jury of the allegations contained in this complaint.

    Respectfully submitted,

    _______________________________
    Denise Bruns , Pro Se Litigant

    I DECLARE THAT THE STATEMENTS ABOVE ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.
    Dated this_______Day of December, 2010

    Respectfully submitted,
    _____________________________
    Denise M. Bruns, Pro Se Litigant

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  8. Denise Bruns says:

    State of Michigan
    State Office of Administrative hearings and rules

    In the matter of Docket No. 2008-835
    Denise Bruns
    Petitioner, Agency No. X0654322P

    v.

    Kent County Agency: Department of Human Services
    Department of Human Services,
    Respondent, Case Type: Reconsideration

    _____________________________

    VERIFIED COMPLAINT DEMAND FOR A JURY TRIAL
    DECLARATORY JUDGMENT, EXPUNGMENT OF PETITIONER’S NAME FROM CENTRAL REGISTRY INJUNCTIVE RELIEFAND DAMAGES

    NOW Comes Ms. Bruns a pro se litigant and for this cause of actions against the Defendant Kent County Department of Human Services (Kent County DHS), allege and state the following:
    Statutory Grounds
    The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by Impartial jury (where impeachment is the only charge that is not to be heard before a jury) at which the grounds must be proven by clear and convincing evidence; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
    Petitioner presents relevant and Accurate Evidence the facts attached as exhibits are plead sufficient to expunge her name which has been improperly added to the registry section MCL 722.627(3) the information identifying the subject of the report shall be expunged from the central registry.” in which “no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found”.
    JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT
    The causes of action brought are (1) declaratory judgment re the constitutionality of Michigan, Kent County Child Protective Services Central Registry, (2) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (due process and equal protection clauses), (3) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1985(3) (conspiracy), (4) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (deprivation of parental rights by violation: The Michigan Penal Code Act 328 of 1931, 750.411a False report of crime; violation; penalty; payment of costs by juvenile, (5) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 (deprivation of parental rights by violation of MCCJA), (6) violation of 42 U.S.C. sec. 1986 (refusing or neglecting to train and to protect and prevent the wrongs conspired to be done), (7) civil RICO, (8) common law conspiracy, (9) violation of MCR 2.116 (C)(7), on count IV intentional infliction of emotional distress, and (12) reserved for negligence claim.
    JURISDICTION
    1. Jurisdiction of this court arises under 28 U.S.C. secs. 1331, 1337, 1343(a), and 1367(a); 42 U.S.C. secs. 1983 (civil action for deprivation of rights), 1985(3) (conspiracy to interfere with civil rights), 1986 (neglect to prevent), 1988 (proceedings in vindication of civil rights); 18 U.S.C. 1341; 18 U.S.C. 1511 (obstructing enforcement of state law); and 18 U.S.C. 1961 (and statutes cited therein) through 1968 (RICO).
    2. Jurisdiction of this court for the pendent claims is authorized by F.R.Civ.P. 18(a), and arises under the doctrine of pendent jurisdiction as set forth in United Mine Workers v. Gibbs, 383 U.S. 715 (1966).
    Petitioner denied 6th Amendment Right to confront her accusers or to be confronted with the witnesses against her;
    Crawford v. Washington: Eliminates a loophole policy, which violated the constitutional protections of the accused. Generally, Crawford bars the admission of testimonial hearsay statements against an accused unless the declarant is unavailable to appear at trial and the defendant had a prior opportunity to cross-examine the witness. The Administrative Court did not adequately consider the Petitioners constitutional right to confrontation.
    Petitioner Ms. Bruns name has been improperly added to the registry section 722.627(3) “if the investigation of a report fails to disclose evidence of abuse or neglect the information identifying the subject of the report shall be expunged from the central registry.” Pursuant to MCL 722.627 further provides that “[a] person who is the subject of a report of record….may request the department to expunge from the central registry a report or record in which no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found to exist.”
    Pursuant to MCL 722.627 (5) & (6) Petitioner Ms. Bruns is the subject of a report or record made under this act and therefore may request the department to expunge an inaccurate report or record from the central registry and local office file which has been repeatedly denied July 21, 2010.
    And, (6) “If the department refuses a request for amendment or expunction under subsection (5), or fails to act within 30 days after receiving the request, the department shall hold a hearing to determine by a preponderance of the evidence whether the report or record in whole or in part should be amended or expunged from the central registry on the grounds that the report or record is not relevant or accurate evidence of abuse or neglect. The hearing shall be held before a hearing officer appointed by the department and shall be conducted as prescribed by the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.
    Pursuant to Haines v. Kerner 92 Sct 594, also See Power 914 F2d 1459 (11th Cir1990), “Pleadings in this case are being filed by Petitioner In Propria Persona, wherein pleadings are to be considered without regard to technicalities. Propria pleadings are not to be held to the same high standards of perfection as practicing lawyers”. also See Hulsey v. Ownes 63 F3d 354 (5th Cir 1995). also See In Re: HALL v. BELLMON 935 F.2d 1106 (10th Cir. 1991) ” however in artfully pleaded, the pro se complaint, we hold to less stringent standards than formal pleadings drafted by lawyers, it appears “beyond doubt that the plaintiff can prove no set of facts in support of her claim which would entitle him to relief.”
    RELEVANT AND ACCURATE EVIDENCE
    The facts are being pled with particularity as required by Federal Rule 26. (C) (i) a written statement that the person has signed or otherwise adopted or approved; or
    (ii) a contemporaneous stenographic, mechanical, electrical, or other recording — or a transcription of it — that recites substantially verbatim the person’s oral statement.
    Monday, March 29, 2010, 7:56 AM Jaclynn Lee, LLMSW Children’s Protective Services Specialist “Although you were not found criminally responsible for child abuse, you do remain on Central Registry per confirmation with my clerk as of this morning.”
    In direct contrast to Bolden’s original allegations Oliver Bruns Affidavit states: July 28, 2008, “I would like to correct and put on the record that my mother has never abused me or any of my siblings. The Child Protective Service Worker exaggerated and pushed the situation far beyond a point of reason. She accused my mother Denise Bruns of abuse to my brother Josiah Bruns and Sister Alida Bruns.” (Exhibit 26)
    “Kent County CPS has investigated the Petitioner Ms. Bruns 26 times, 16 which were screened out 10 investigated and none substantiated. On September 8, 2008 CPS Bolden recanted her original allegations in her December 5,2007 report, testifying the report was erred, which “she did not correct and there were “NO” substantiations against the Petitioner.
    CPS Nyela Bolden and the agency December 5, 2007 report is void and should be stricken in its entirety as it is contain speculation, fabrication and inadmissible hearsay:
    Risk assessment narratives
    On September 8, 2008 Bolden recantation of her original allegations could not be substantiated is corroborated by Oliver Bruns affidavit and Alida’s repeated requests to return home with the Petitioner because she is in regular conflict with her father.
    Forensic Interview should be struck and the record corrected:
    Specifically, on November 21, 2007 CPS Bolden December 5, 2007 reported “I utilizing the Forensic Interviewing Method Also, present was his father Kim Bruns and Step mother Sandy Bruns.” (Exhibit 21) Bolden’s forensic interview was to establish or prove past events potentially relevant to later criminal prosecution. I conclude, therefore, that the statements were testimonial and that their admission violates the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. I would reverse the decision of the court of appeals.”

    It is clearly established Nyela Bolden a professional failure to follow the proper Forensic Interview protocol and process during the November 21, 2007 interview “contaminated” the child witness, put words into his mouth of false allegations of abuse that really did not occur clearly establishing the minor child’s responses to questions were not reliable. (EX 26)
    CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL
    Pursuant toMCL712A.17c (7) and Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires the state to provide and appoint a lawyer Guardian Ad Litem to represent “ALL” the children Oliver (DOB 7/21/90) and Alida Bruns (5/27/97).
    Failure to appoint legal representation for Oliver and Alida violates and deprives them of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel: pursuant to MCL 722.630, MCL 712A.17c (7) and MCR 3.915(B)(2) and a meaningful relationship with their mother.
    The December 11, 2008 decision and order merely generalized, unsubstantiated claims speculative statements of belief and inadmissible hearsay none of which are based on personal knowledge, such reports do not create genuine issues of material fact as to those claims. Thomas v. Int’l Bus. Machs., 48 F.3d 478, 485 (10th Cir. 1995). The December 11, 2008 order applied no accurate and relevant evidence. See Carey, 500 F. Supp. at 583. It contains statement without factual support, prefaced by phrases as may not be included in an order “I believe” or “upon information and belief” or those made upon an “understanding,” are properly subject to a motion to strike. Tavery v.United States, 32 F.3d 1423, 1426 n.4 (10th Cir. 1994) (citing Carey v. Beans, 500 F. Supp. 580, 583 (E.D. Pa. 1980). (See Exhibit Attached)
    Third party’s description of a witness’s supposed testimony is not suitable for Petitioners name to be placed on Central Registry Category II for future Child Abuse.
    The judge must render a decision that is just, according to the evidence viewed against the plain language of the Law.
    A child’s statements were hearsay and inadmissible at trial under the U.S. Supreme Court case, Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36, 124 S. Ct. 1354, 158 L. Ed. 2d 177 (2004), because the child did not testify at the November 13, 2008 Administrative Hearing and there was no opportunity for cross-examination of the child. The child’s statements were inadmissible, the child welfare agency failed to present preponderance evidence that the child had been abused.
    Pursuant to MCL 722.627 further provides that Petitioner Ms. Bruns “[a] person who is the subject of a report of record….may request the department to expunge from the central registry a report or record in which no relevant and accurate evidence of abuse or neglect is found to exist.”
    Ms. Bruns characterizes errors on evidentiary rulings as reviewed under a denovo standard when the abuse of discretion standard clearly applies. Moreover, all the parties failed to adequately identify purported errors at the time of the November 21, 2007 original interview, December 5, 2007 report, or the December 11, 2008 Administrative hearing, decision and order. Ms. Bruns has provided adequate records to demonstrate error, not to mention prejudicial error as shown in this case just alleging abuse, neglect and threatened harm is not enough to place her name on central registry as a category II high risk for future abuse.
    Defamation Per Se

    31. Said statements by Bolden and Kim Bruns are libel per se and slander per se because the statements accused Ms. Bruns of committing acts of abuse, neglect and threatened harm to her children which are crimes and which injured her reputation unlawfully detained custody of her children and in her occupation and resulted in the loss of his job at the Marriott Residence Inn.

    32. As a result of the above described defamation, Plaintiff has suffered harm to her personal and occupational reputation, humiliation, extreme emotional distress and mental suffering.

    Prayer for Relief:
    The facts clearly presented conclude the excluded evidence and violations of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel would have changed the outcome of the December 11, 2008 order.
    A) Kent County CPS agency was on a witch hunt after investigating Petitioner Ms. Bruns 26 times since 1994, 16 were screened out, 10 investigated and none substantiated.

    B) Kent County CPS Bolden a professional failure to follow the proper Forensic Interview protocol and process “contaminated” the child witness, put words into his mouth of false allegations of abuse that really did not occur. (Ex)

    C) Failure to appoint legal representation for Oliver and Alida violated and deprived them of due process and public policy supports a child’s right to counsel.

    D) On September 8, 2008 CPS Bolden recanted her original allegations, testified her December 5, 2007 report was erred, which “she did not correct and “there are “NO” substantiations against the Petitioner Ms. Bruns corroborated by Oliver Bruns affidavit and her criminal history returned with no results.

    This court must expunge Ms. Bruns name from Central Registry unless it can prove and establish a preponderance of evidence and facts in support of the claims in the December 5, 2007 report and December 11, 2008 order which would not entitle Ms. Bruns to relief of expungement.

    Defendant, Kent County Child Protective Services, ratified and condoned Nyela Bolden’s false statements and defamation providing her with a new position within the Department of DHS/CPS rather than discharging her from her employment with the DHS/CPS a federally funded organization.
    Therefore, the Department of DHS/CPS is liable not only for compensatory damages, but also for punitive damages.

    Limitations Period

    This action is timely filed in that the United States District Court declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction as to this slanderous, liable defamation claim in a decision issued on July 21, 2010.

    WHEREFORE, Plaintiff, Denise Bruns, prays for judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000 for compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages against Defendants, The Kent County Child Protective Services, an arm of the Michigan Government plunders federal funds with such cases as this one presented.

    JURY DEMAND

    Plaintiff demands trial by jury of the allegations contained in this complaint.

    Respectfully submitted,

    _______________________________
    Denise Bruns , Pro Se Litigant

    I DECLARE THAT THE STATEMENTS ABOVE ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.
    Dated this_______Day of December, 2010

    Respectfully submitted,
    _____________________________
    Denise M. Bruns, Pro Se Litigant

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  9. Denise Bruns says:

    does anyone have a petition for expungment from CPS Central Registry, fraud and perjury. Need help.

    Petition for tolling of statue of limitations for misrepresentation, fraud, perjury the children are not adults and would like to file a lawsuit against the Attorney Mary Benedict who misrepresented them during 2001-2002

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    • Carol Adams says:

      My understanding that no process exists to remove you from the Central Registry and that it cannot be done. I was told this by our CPS worker when he threatened me and told me to stop making reports

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  10. D Bruns says:

    APA subject ALJ Rwview no time restraints

    There is no time limit to specific procedures requesting a contested case review of placement on CPS Central Registry in light of newly acquired evidence within the administrative law procedure act.
    A citizens Ms Bruns name was placed on Michigan Central Registry prior to due process Jamison v Dept of social services
    The Kent County Child Protective Services Investigator Nyela Bolden testified her original report was erred and abuse allegations could not be substantiated. The home situation revealed no evidence of abuse; the children themselves denied any mistreatment.

    July 28, 2009 the son submitted his affidavit “I would like to put on the record that my mother never abused me or any of my siblings. The CPS worker exaggerated and pushed the situation far beyond a point of reason.”

    CPS Nyela Bolden and Supervisor Robert Farr’s only source was the father whom CPS Substantiated father child abuse on 1/19/01 and sibling 12/2006, abandonment 11/9/2004.

    Petitioner was denied 6th amendment to the Constitution right to confront her accusers.

    CPS Nyela Bolden’s Forensic interview of child violated Public Act 168 of 1997 Amended the CPL: Prohibits from interviewing a child in the presence of a perpetrator.

    CPS Nyela Bolden testified and verified on September 8, 2008 the father abused child on 1/19/01 and sibling 12/2006.  Judge Nanaruth Carpenter found the father abandoned his parental role on  11/9/2009.

    Statements made by the minor child to CPS Nyela Bolden were in violation of process, procedures, and protocol which “contaminated” the child witness”

    Pursuant: CAPTA requires all children be given legal counsel. The minor children were denied legal counsel which violated their 14th amendment to the constitution concerning due process and public policy a right to counsel. MCL 722.630, MCL 712 A.17c(7), MCR 3.915(B)(2).

    The ALJ Jones December 11, 2008 decision merely generalized, unsubstantiated claims speculative statements of belief and inadmissible hearsay.

    CPS Bolden and Robert Farr were on a witch hunt there failure to follow proper procedure and protocol pursuant to APA Ms Bruns is therefore entitled to a full APA contested case jury trial.

    Kent County Child Protective Services has harassed this family with 26 investigations since 1994, 16 screened out, 10 investigated non substantiated.

    There is no relevant or accurate evidence of abuse found, no genuine issues of material facts.

    The facts clearly present slander, liable excluded evidence and violations of due process, public policy’s. violations of the children’s right to legal counsel 14th amendment to the constitution concerning due process and public policy a right to counsel. MCL 722.630, MCL 712 A.17c(7), MCR 3.915(B)(2).
    Following the proper procedure, protocol, and public policy would have changed the outcome of this case.  

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  11. I am working with mothers who are leaving their abuser and the abuser ends up gaining custody through the courts. This is happening in Kent Count and Oakland in Michigan. Go to http://www.abusedswan.com to read more. I currently have 40 non custodial mothers who have had their children given to the abuser or placed in foster care illegally by Judge Patricia Gardner. The Michigan Court of Appeals in 2010 states that Judge Gardner is not applying the law when changing custody. No one will remove this lady. In 2010 I filed impeachment papers against her. I am the first person to file an impeachment request since 1963 when it was enacted.

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    • CJ says:

      Dont just limit your owrk with mothers some of us fathers are good guys. I had primary custody and love my four girls I worked hard made every school event helped them with theyre passions for drawing or dancing or playing paiano. However my x made call after call after call about every six months for the past 4 years and she fianlly got a case worker that would listen to her and threatned me . When I told them hell no and stood up for myself they held a meeting with a judge lied said I was going to commit sucide and that I had sexualy abused my kids. Before I know it they where gone. All the exsperts have said nothing happen dectives would not even give a report not worht the time. Yet I am still fighting like hell. A comment was made and over heard by a third person where they where saying usally dads just give up. Well not this dad my girls are my world and I theyre’s . So dont limit yourself to just helping women its not just a man or woman issue its a parents issue . God Bless

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  12. Lila Turrill says:

    (1)God would also have 2 give me the strength 2 write down what happened so long ago w/ cps @ my children. Battle after bloody soul bruising battle after another! They were 2yrs. @ 6mths. When it took place, now 17 @ 19. 2 give a little round topic history, i had no criminal issues, druging, drinking, theft, misconduct, none of that. When i came 2 the town 2 finish school (Pretty good grades, mostly always, except 4 math till i got tutored.) @ eventually had my children in the same place HILLSDALE, MI! I graduated from h.s. w/ voc traing bhind me. I worked as usual 2 earn my way @ after working 2 what i thought should b perfection went 4 a hospital stay where they deemed me quite intelligent when i tryed 2 work w/ them 2 get help they said sum people just have chemical inbalences that make them more prone 2 worry, they adjusted me on meds. @ set up therapy 4. me 2 also help keep me healthy. About 2yrs. Later i started my family. 4yrs. Later there dads abuse seemed 2 deem more sense 2 get me @ the kids out .

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  13. Lila Turrill says:

    (2) more then 2 stay 2 know their father, i called the state in 4 help 4 housing ect. For me @ the children. That common sense justice didnt take place, they put trumped up charges (Defimated my character!) on me @ gave the children 2 him! 2 try @ shorten this horrifying story yet confirm the evil doings of this ageny. Thier father passed away when my youngest was 10, @ though my bet on the rite cards of they cant make me sign my rites off, the courts put such length btween me @ my kids by maybe me just cing them all together 3mths. After there blood deed, i had a hard choice infront of me they were raised in a small town about 8mles. From me rite from thier birth, so i decided 2 give guardianship 2 the step-mom 4 obvious reasons, although never signing my rites off i sure had no proof i had any. The judge just in so many words said he would of found in favor of the step-mom. @ she built the distance btween me @ my daughters w/ the courts made of walls of titanium. I knew she did alot of work w/ the courts ha

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  14. Lila Turrill says:

    (3) …ppily knowing both the courts @ her were actually breaking the law, defimating my character! Suprisenly she @ my daughters showed up 4 a suprise trip w/ us all going 2 the beach after their dads passing where lynda said sumthing very damaging about their household, which i knew already!, that their father proably had a bigger drug issue then i knew off Athough i was pleasently honest instead of so much anger i felt @ also my girls confessed the same, as they did during long ago visits about his bhavior. She didnt volunteer visits anymore, now the kids were given 2 him b4 his marriage 2 lynda @ he had several rehab attempts, partially causing his early passing. He tried near the end he told me 2 change the courts messups, obviously 2 no avail, he use 2 at 1 time keep me up 2 date on the girls but she had a tissy about it! Knowing i enforced 2 the judge i only wanted public contact w/ him which caused him a problem once. Strangely a yr. In2 finding of his passing he reconized my bestfri. @ asked her 2

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  15. Lila Turrill says:

    (4) relay a mess. 2 me @ that was he was sorry 4 bing the cause of these issues. Ofcourse their r many more details 2 this but any1 whose felt like they were dying from inside out bcause of wicked doings of cps noing the life flashed in their face by their courts is thier unlawfull misrepretation . So it shouldnt suprise anyone 2 no sum of thier findings of thier files weighed more then experts who knew me 4 yrs. When u no the wall infront of u is white @ their violently bashing ur head against it 2 make u swallow their lie, trying 2 say its black,when u get up from the bashing 2 give it ur all these deeds that r unthinkable show quite clear! My girls dont care 2 no me sadly, so i rise again 2 get time 2 sift @ pay thru the stenographers reports so i have atleast that option 2 stop thier numbness that was embedding in them, ive seen this dark unjustice so much my bestfriend kids r in the system, teens @ shes in the fight of her life! Sad u can point 2 the proofs of a real abused child @ their not interested

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  16. Lila Turrill says:

    (5) in protecting what should be, instead their out 2 kill the lives of loving families. My friends in adrian mi, im going 2 go 2 the link of affordable lawyers 4 her. Her next parental rites court date is soon! Any winning advice or volunteer lawyers that has the kind heart it takes 4 this (People dont realize this heart comquers all) i no 4 1 money cant heal scars this bad @ thats y they need 2 feel thier own wrath take their dirty money 4 more lawyers of the good fight cause on a win basis. Its not hard 2 pass lie detector test when u havent been, but they have. God does bless, stay strong all!

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  17. Thomas says:

    Has anyone heard of using an UCC-1 form as a way of perfecting a claim on your child?

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  18. sandy says:

    wow it says free consultation..and yet i was just told i needed to have money in order to get it? what a crock of shit. it says they care about keeping families together..all they care about is money.

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  19. sherry says:

    They are nasty people; the CPS workers, thats a fact. Did u know that the government gives CPS more grants if they take the child out of the home?! ITs more costly to them to leave them in the parents custody. Van Buren County is where we are, and its ridiculous.

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  20. Mr. President and all officers of the courts around the world: WHY ARE YOU LETTING PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW US JUDGE US AND TAKE OUR CHILDREN? Why are wars being fought around the world and there is no money for homeless mothers and children who have been destroyed by the devastation to the economy here in the US and around the world because all of the resources that should be put to rebuild the infrastructure of this country is being used to destroy the infrastructure of the world?

    WHY do the banks own our homes and our business are now in bankruptcy because corporate giants get huge tax breaks and pay almost nothing for water and utilities and we pay the highest price for everything, AND NOW YOU LET THEM TAKE OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE WE ARE POOR? Why does the CIA AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES bring drugs into this country and distribute them to drug dealers and destroy our children before they are grown, and then they are jailed because they are involved in THE SOCIETY THAT OUR GOVERNMENT CREATED?

    WHY are pharmaceutical companies making billions of dollars of profit off of drugs that addict and kill our children, our family and friends and our superstars AND THEY PAY NOTHING FOR THE RIGHT TO DEAL DRUGS TO AMERICANS and our youth, and they are destroying the very fabric of our society for profit… why, WITH ALL THIS SCREWED UP CRAP GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD, ARE YOU LETTING AN OBSOLETE SOCIAL SERVICES SYSTEM TAKE OUR CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM TO ABUSERS AND MOLESTERS AND KILLERS AND YOU PUT MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS IN JAIL FOR FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS TO OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN? WHY, MR PRESIDENT, WHY, WHY, WHY… and don’t try to use the separation of powers and it’s not your job as an excuse.

    IT IS YOUR JOB TO GET INVOLVED AND FIX THE PROBLEMS WHEN SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY, and you have a PLATE FULL OF PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES AND LOBBYISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE DESTROYING OUR PEOPLE AND OUR COUNTRY,FROM WITHIN!

    Mr. President, IT IS YOUR JOB TO FIX WHAT IS BROKEN IN THIS COUNTRY, AND AROUND THE WORLD!

    THAT is what we hired you for, NOW, DO YOUR JOB! STOP CPS AND SOCIAL SERVICES FROM TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR MOTHERS AND GIVE BACK THE ONES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN, AND GIVE THEM BACK NOW!!!

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  21. Kimberly Wyckoff says:

    To whom ever can help! April 4, 2012

    Hello my name is Kimberly Wyckoff. I currently live in Anderson Ca. I was RAPED in Hayfork Ca when I was 15 my rapist who was 20. Outta fear he would kill myself I married him and gave birth to my five children …angles the lord blessed me with to make it through the horror. I as well as my children suffered unimaginable physical and mental abuse at the hands of Mr. Mankins. After numerous calls to CPS by my family friends and teachers of my children…Trying to get my children and myself help CPS showed up to investigate many times and forced by Mr. Mankins I lied out of fear to do what I believed was protecting my children’s lives from Mr. Mankins!! We lived a very gruesome hidden life, told not to talk to anyone.. I couldn’t sign the children up for counseling or therapy with school or anyone, He feared that the children would talk!! We moved and moved every time the cops were called or any authority figure came to our home, Mr. Mankins has never been with an adult women, Having raped me at 15 and forcing me to merry him, at 17!! After the birth of my first son, in 1997, I had found out that Mr. Mankins had a report made by a young girls parents for sexual molestation of a 14 year while he was 24… When the investigator showed up. I called and reported it my self about a friend of his sister that He had in his words had sex with earlier that year on a camping trip that I due to being almost due to deliver the first blessing god gave me…she was 15 or 16!! This man is sick in a way that’s indescribable in words no matter how hard I try, In hopes that he would have to pay for his sins.. And My boyz Devon who, then was just 1 and ½ and Daren just months old, WOULD BE FREE and I would not be forced to bring another gift from god into this Nightmare; However Trinity County gave him UNLAWFUL sex with a minor. He was Given a year and let out on house arrest.. four months later!! 1995-1996 While at my parents house he physically beat the crap outta Jamey Bayley throwing her up against my parents air conditioner, Chocking ect… She is now a Trinity County Officer! The list goes on and on, Bottom line is Trinity county CPS…Trinity County Court and any agency there in have done NOTHING to HELP MY CHILDREN!! Although the truth is right there in BLACK AND WHITE!! I finally had the stranght to stand On May 23, 2010 when Mr. Mankins became in raged and came at my father in his home with the knife and fork he was using… after a verbal assault on me. He then pushed and threw me around until finally he left the residents because I called 911. I cant leave angels on this earth if someone wont help me! Domestic Violence is a sickness…violence period is a sickness, Its bread from what children learn, As a mother of the most Amazing five little boyz in the world, I can break this ABUSIVE SICK TWISTED CYCLE! I admit that at just 15 I didn’t know anything but innocents and He Mr. Mankins Took that from me and because fear makes one do extraordinary things! I educated myself as much as I could, About everything I could To try to understand why another human being would hurt another human being! I came up with the After Baby and prayed for the strength to Tell my dad the hardest thing ever and that was That when he asked me on my “Wedding Day“ Honey you don’t have to do this, Is he hurting you and I looked my Dad in the eyes and LIED that is the only thing I did wrong was LIE to cover up the sick TRUTH!! My father forgave me and that’s all I need! I was raised where a persons word means everything “If you cant stand by The words you speak. Then you will NEVER REALLY STAND! Saying your honest and wont break a promises. . .PURE HONESTY FOLLOWS ONLY ONE BOOK! And its always an open book, for all to read and interpret as you please!” I made each of my babies a promises that I would keep them safe…. My CPS worker Mario, says I am blaming my X for ????? Somehow the end of that statement always eludes him in conversation with Me and anyone Who wants answers! There is nothing to blame on anyone…. There’s just the truth… And the truth is that I was raped at 15 by a very, very sick man that I have prayed for as much as my children! That he is stopped, so that another living soul feels the horrific pain I have felt, and am feeling and being forced to keep feeling by the actions of Trinity Counties in edibility to DO their JOB!! Please Help my children. Trinity county granted ME a permeate restraining order against this MAN BUT CROSSED MY CHILDREN OFF!! Why would they protect me and not my babies??? I have e mailed you in hope to get the truth… If no one will hear the truth and realize I am reaching out to anyone I can for help for my children…… At the last court hearing my rapist X”s attorney presided over my children my rapist and cps!! Then at a meeting with cps they blainenly told me even if I follow the case plan they don’t have to give me back my babies!!
    Please if you are able to assist me in anyway e-mail me at mankinsk@yahoo.com or call 530-628-1064!

    Scared mother of 5!
    Kimberly Wyckoff

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  22. Join the fight sign a Petition

    http://www.change.org/petitions/president-of-the-united-states-make-cps-comply-with-constitutional-rights

    Many parents find themselves overwhelmed when contacted by CPS and for good reason. CPS investigators and caseworkers are able to manipulate parents through fear and intimidation, making the innocent parent feels helpless. CPS has the legal power to take children away from their parents. Under these circumstances parents who are not aware of the underhanded nature, shoddy investigative techniques, and financial motivations of CPS readily sign safety plans, service plans, allow CPS into their homes, submit to interviews, and essentially do anything the CPS investigator asks. The innocent parent naively believes that by doing what CPS wants they will be left alone. This needs to stop.

    “When the people no longer read or understand their Constitution, then they will live in a POLICE STATE” -Robert Wangrud “Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.” — B. F. Skinner (1904-1990) American psychologist, author, inventor, advocate for social reform and poet

    “There is no system ever devised by mankind that is guaranteed to rip husband and wife or father, mother and child apart so bitterly than our present Family Court System.”- Judge Brian Lindsay Retired Supreme Court Judge, New York, New York

    “There is something bad happening to our children in family courts today that is causing them more harm than drugs, more harm than crime and even more harm than child molestation.” Judge Watson L. White Superior Court Judge, Cobb County, Georgia

    “No cases challenge a lawyer more than those alleging child abuse – and very few have higher stakes.”-David S Marshall

    “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under color or law, and with the colors of justice.” -United States v. Janotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982) (Aldisert, J., dissenting) (quoting Montesquieu, Del‘Esprit des Lois (1748)

    “Families ARE the GENERAL INTEREST GROUP all the “special interest groups” want to knock chunks out of”. -Leonard Henderson

    Government can’t solve the problem. Government is the problem.-Ronald Reagan

    “If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked.” -Gerald Gilder

    “Socialism is workable only in Heaven where it isn’t needed, and in Hell where they’ve got it”. -Cecil Palmer

    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”-Ron Paul (The Revolution: A Manifesto)

    “The government is not your friend.” -Judge Andrew Napolitano

    “Destroy the family, you destroy the country.” -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him.-H. L. Mencken

    No government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family’s care. But at the same time, government can either support or undermine families as they cope with moral, social and economic stresses of caring for children. – Hillary Clinton, New York Magazine Apr 3, 2000

    “Never spank a spoiled rotten princess- She will grow up to be a fine CPS worker, judge, psychiatrist, or prostitute some day.” – Leonard Henderson

    Louis F DeWeaver III ldeweaver3rd@me.com

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  23. Kathy Davis says:

    Hi my name is Kathy Davis I found an artirical and found you email hopefully you can tell me the steps to take. In 2008 two weeks before christmas wayne county cps took my children away I was going through a court case and it took judge heartfeild 4 months to tereminate my rights. It was something that happen while I wasn’t home I completed everything I was suppost even pressed charges aginast my babys father. They took away my rights because they said I was sticking up for him. Which was not true. My daughter Brittiani 6 Kaine 5, Kayla 3, and my new daughter Jade who is 16 days it hurt me so much and I have no help just dont know what to do I may have been alot of things but a bad mother I am not. I got to court june 27th 2012 they are trying to teremainate my rights with this baby I am in counsling, parenting classes, and seeking employment please if you know anything I can do please email me back.

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    • NHBrent says:

      Kathy I have personal knowledge of how Judge Hartsfield works, It took 3 months for my case to go to trial before her because she kept trying to convince me and my wife to forfiet our right to trial, she denied me my right to represent myself and also tampered with witnesses by making off record orders that the children could not attend trial. I did get my children back though because despite all the corruption they still could not state a single reason why it was unsafe for my children to reside with me.

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    • FORCED ADOPTION AND TERMINATION OF RIGHTS ARE ILLEGAL AND SHOULD BE CHARGED AS SUCH AGAINST ALL PARTIES INVOLVED… we are MOTHERS WHO WANT OUR CHILDREN BACK and we will never give up! Only a year ago I did not know any of this was happening, now, trying to help end this is unfortunately MY WORLD. I cry a thousand tears every day for people I do not even know because my daughter’s children were given to her abusers… it is heartbreaking what is still happening to mothers and children around the world. we are building a force of INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN… please join us if you feel up to it… you, or anyone, may email me at debparks2777@gmail.com OR connect with my blog, irevolutiontree.wordpress.com… i will end the power of cps/ss/family court corruption, or die trying. WE ARE COMING FOR OUR CHILDREN! expect us.

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  24. Gerrie says:

    Free attorney consultation, do not call them they will not do anything but ask for money!

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  25. mary says:

    years ago i was falsly accused of neglecting my kids they were taken from me in 1993 two of them died in house fire due to neglect of d.f.a.c.s the foster mom got over 200 accusations against her and they never went out to investigate her. she was arrested for several days and they let her go and she requested that they give her my other two kids and they did i dont know if they are still alive their addoptive names are rebecca simpson and joshua simpson if anyone has any i nformationon them please i beg you please email me the fire happened in howell michigan and the foster moms name is karen simpson and it happened nov.13 th 1998 thank you and god bless i am trying to find my other two kids one would be 18 years old and the other one would be 17 years old

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    • Please join our efforts to end this, we have a group of adopted children searching for their parents.. we are MOTHERS WHO WANT OUR CHILDREN BACK and we will never give up! Only a year ago I did not know any of this was happening, now, trying to help end this is unfortunately MY WORLD. I cry a thousand tears every day for people I do not even know because my daughter’s children were given to her abusers… it is heartbreaking what is still happening to mothers and children around the world. we are building a force of INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN… please join us if you feel up to it… you, or anyone, may email me at debparks2777@gmail.com OR connect with my blog, irevolutiontree.wordpress.com… i will end the power of cps/ss/family court corruption, or die trying. WE ARE COMING FOR OUR CHILDREN! expect us.

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  26. kevin lien says:

    My son has been involved. With cmh for years. He has been in and out of trouble for quite some time. He has even filed false reports against me through cps to hurt me. Recently he said he wanted to kill humself in front of two police ofdicers. Nothing was done. He threatened to stab me shortly later. Went to cps and filed false reports against. Me. Threatened to kill himself in front of a cps worker, nothing was done. I get a call from cps to come get him, i say no because he is threatening suicide and threatening to stab me and that i am afraid for my families well being and they charge me with abuse and neglect when he threatened to kill himself in front of two police officers and a cps worker and they didnt do nothing about it except want to send him home.. because they didnt want to do there job, i get charged for protecting me and my family.. wheres the justice in that..

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  27. Janine says:

    I wish I had some of this information 3 1/2 years ago when my case first started. I did niothing wrong but my husband had a drinking problem, therefore opening the door for cps. We were not fully understandable to the charges made against my husband before he pled guilty. Now 3 1/2 years later we are still dealing with cps and all there bullshit I really need hel up here in Cheboygan county.

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  28. Denise Bruns says:

    placed on central registry December 5, 2012. Kent County CPS Nyela Bolden wrote a report placed on central registry be cause there had been 26 calls about the home. 10 investigated 16 screened out non substantiated. there have been requests for removal all denied. Bolden testified September 8,2008 her report was erred and she could not substantiate Kim Bruns allegations. our son wrote an affidavit confirming the report was a lie.
    Is there anyone in the state of michigan to assist an innocent women to b removed based on fraud?

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  29. D says:

    I don’t know how this was posted by an attorney. I am a women who was abuse and accused by Kent County Child Protective Services. Nyela Bolden of Kent County Child Protective Services testified in my case that her report was erred and she could not substantiate the allegations of abuse, neglect and mental harm that she made November 21, 2007. The forensic interview Bolden preformed was contaminated when she interviewed the minor child in the presence of Kim Alexander Bruns, 2137 Applegate Dr, Grand Rapids, MI. Kim Bruns was substantiated of child abuse January 2001 & January 2006 of both of his boys. Judge Nanaruth Carpenter also ordered in 2004 Kim Bruns abandonment his parental role from 2002-2004. Kiim Bruns has made even more allegations all have been proven to be false. Today,Kent County Friend of the Court is even now investigating even more of Kim Bruns false allegations. When does it stop? .

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  30. dianeoraif says:

    I am an adult now, but when I was 5, protective services stole me from my mother. I went to live at a home where they had these 2 big great dane dogs. My memory of all this is very vivid. I kept telling the woman I wanted to go back home. I got more forceful telling her I wanted to go home and all she did is try to force Noodle-O’s on me. It was my first time having them and I really wanted my mother’s cooking. I ended up living with my father and step mother after child protective services took me, my brother and my sisters from my mother. My step mother hit me in the face with a belt buckle and broke my nose. My father tried to show me porn, which I refused to look at. I ran away to a neighbor’s house. I ended up going to live with different family members. It was horrible what they did to my mother. For years, as a young adult, I would wake up at 2 am and cry until dawn, because of the memory of all this. CPS ruins lives of children, forever.

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    • Please join our efforts to end this, I am so sorry for your childhood, and your mother… we are MOTHERS WHO WANT OUR CHILDREN BACK and we will never give up! Only a year ago I did not know any of this was happening, now, trying to help end this is unfortunately MY WORLD. I cry a thousand tears every day for people I do not even know because my daughter’s children were given to her abusers… it is heartbreaking what is still happening to mothers and children around the world. we are building a force of INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN… please join us if you feel up to it… you, or anyone, may email me at debparks2777@gmail.com OR connect with my blog, irevolutiontree.wordpress.com… i will end the power of cps/ss/family court corruption, or die trying. WE ARE COMING FOR OUR CHILDREN! expect us.

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  31. Louis F DeWeaver III :
    Join the fight sign a Petition
    http://www.change.org/petitions/president-of-the-united-states-make-cps-comply-with-constitutional-rights
    Many parents find themselves overwhelmed when contacted by CPS and for good reason. CPS investigators and caseworkers are able to manipulate parents through fear and intimidation, making the innocent parent feels helpless. CPS has the legal power to take children away from their parents. Under these circumstances parents who are not aware of the underhanded nature, shoddy investigative techniques, and financial motivations of CPS readily sign safety plans, service plans, allow CPS into their homes, submit to interviews, and essentially do anything the CPS investigator asks. The innocent parent naively believes that by doing what CPS wants they will be left alone. This needs to stop.
    “When the people no longer read or understand their Constitution, then they will live in a POLICE STATE” -Robert Wangrud “Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.” — B. F. Skinner (1904-1990) American psychologist, author, inventor, advocate for social reform and poet
    “There is no system ever devised by mankind that is guaranteed to rip husband and wife or father, mother and child apart so bitterly than our present Family Court System.”- Judge Brian Lindsay Retired Supreme Court Judge, New York, New York
    “There is something bad happening to our children in family courts today that is causing them more harm than drugs, more harm than crime and even more harm than child molestation.” Judge Watson L. White Superior Court Judge, Cobb County, Georgia
    “No cases challenge a lawyer more than those alleging child abuse – and very few have higher stakes.”-David S Marshall
    “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under color or law, and with the colors of justice.” -United States v. Janotti, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982) (Aldisert, J., dissenting) (quoting Montesquieu, Del‘Esprit des Lois (1748)
    “Families ARE the GENERAL INTEREST GROUP all the “special interest groups” want to knock chunks out of”. -Leonard Henderson
    Government can’t solve the problem. Government is the problem.-Ronald Reagan
    “If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked.” -Gerald Gilder
    “Socialism is workable only in Heaven where it isn’t needed, and in Hell where they’ve got it”. -Cecil Palmer
    “Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”-Ron Paul (The Revolution: A Manifesto)
    “The government is not your friend.” -Judge Andrew Napolitano
    “Destroy the family, you destroy the country.” -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him.-H. L. Mencken
    No government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family’s care. But at the same time, government can either support or undermine families as they cope with moral, social and economic stresses of caring for children. – Hillary Clinton, New York Magazine Apr 3, 2000
    “Never spank a spoiled rotten princess- She will grow up to be a fine CPS worker, judge, psychiatrist, or prostitute some day.” – Leonard Henderson
    Louis F DeWeaver III ldeweaver3rd@me.com

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  32. Denise says:

    Judge Nanaruth Carpenter June 8, 2009 signed another order whcih concealed my daughter for three months. The allegations this time were attempted kidnapping. Again, the allegations were proven to be another act of fraud on the court. Carpenter never held this Kim Bruns accountable for false allegations, slander or liable and never returned my daughter to her established home with me/mom. Saving Grace is Nanaruth Carpenter left the bench and Lawless America is producing a movie which will expose the Family Court Corruption.
    The most recent allegations Kim Bruns has set forth are against our 15 year old daughter again. We now have Judge Quest and Referee Autman who signed an order to review parenting time. After meeting with David Bosworth at Kent County Friend of the Court Kim Bruns presented no evidence to support his claim a motion to dismiss the parenting time review for lack of evidence was filed. Judge Quest, was presented with the evidence that revealed the fact that Kim Bruns committed fraud on the court, the motions was denied and Quest made it clear FOC would decide the case. FOC Bosworth has reduced parenting time and has judged, tried and convicted without a trial.
    There is no way to get justice in Family Court if your judge has a dislike toward you. Kim Bruns has been making false allegations since the beginning of this case when he had Attorney Richard Roane and Attorney/GAL Mary Benedict which together they charged Kim Bruns 35,000 thousand dollars. How much money made it into Judge Nanaruth Carpenters hands?

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  33. Thank you WordPress for acknowledging my contributions to providing links for parents and families suffering right now. It’s great to see others doing extensive work without payment. Our payment will come through seeing that this injustice no longer continues. I will come back to this page with information that I have recently discovered. I suspect they are on to me because they delete what I write or scramble it. Nevertheless I will continue with my/our goals. The Parmaceutical Companies are drugging our children to death. They want lifetime consumers. Research The Violence Initiative Dr. Peter Breggin. And Dr. Breggin on PRN. Thanks and God Bless You All.

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  34. Keith says:

    I can’t afford an attorney , how do i get my children back and make the state pay for running our lives ?

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  35. Rose Rings says:

    My son who is waiting for disability appeal due in March 2013 seriously needs your help!

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  36. Windi Webb says:

    I need a lawyer in flint michigan to fight cps for ruining my family n putting my children in harms way… plz help me …

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  37. mark d huggard says:

    our child, grandchild was taken after he was injured at birth in a C-section birth. We even had a birthing video showing that they injured our child. CPS would not look at the video and forced us to court. $62,000.00 later we get our kids back and there goes grandpa’s life savings. Michael Cronkright out of Lansing Michigan can normally win these cases.

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  38. Dino Papadopoulos says:

    I am a former CPS investigator. I will defend a family from the first interview. Most offices want you to play their games their way. Call me and I will tell you how. Go to my website at DefendThePeople.com You can call or text any time of the day. I know the questions and have been trained at a nine week intensive training course called the Child Welfare Institute. I am an attorney who will fight back for you.

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  39. Robin says:

    PLEASE SHARE MICHAELS WISH SO WE CAN PUT A STOP TO WAYLAND RESIDENT Maria Melinn, Self proclaimed victim rights/domestic violence “expert” for Abused Swan in Grand Rapids http://www.michaelswish.com/ now read the real story,

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  40. Summer says:

    I know of a TRULY AWESOME lawyer that will help you out. Please email me at sumsum0421@gmail.com. If you are TRULY IN NEED OF HELP AND YOU ARE IN FACT INNOCENT, ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, PLEASE EMAIL ME. WE WILL HELP YOU!!!! In the subject line, phrase put “CPS HELP”.

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  41. Stefanie Plante says:

    Cps showed up at our home on an anonymous call, so of course, I cannot even confront the liar who clearly wants to harm my family in some fashion. My husband and I love our kids, take em to church, make sure they get care when needed, and they are very safe with us, because I am a full time stay at home mom, my only crime, bipolar, and cigarettes. My husband, fought for our country, is an Army vet, and drinks. But I am always sober, so they cannot say that no one in the home is capable and watching the kids. Yet, these folks actually asked me to see mysleeping kids at noon. I said , Its summer, thats why they are still in bed, but sure , you can see them, They all slept comfortably. My walls are covered in pics of my family and Jesus. Why in Gods name would i BEING Christs follower,ever exhibit anything but kindness and love for my family, at least, since i am not perfect, most of the time.I feel cps was called by someone with a vendetta.And they sure got their wish, but God knows the truth, and I will not lose my kids, no ,matter what!Mrs. Stefanie Plante

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  42. Carol Adams says:

    Still here, still fighting, still going to court costing endless thousands of dollars to protect my kids. ……..

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  43. There is a process in Michigan where the parents can get a copy of the DH-154, which is the actual report that the CPS Specialists use. After that the parents can then make a submission to the worker’s supervisor demanding that any mistakes or corrections be fixed. After you are denied by the supervisor, you can get an administrative hearing on the issue. You can also demand that the actual physical file be removed, but that is a longshot (but always worth the fight). This can also be appealed. Never, ever, take legal advise from people who were trained to ruin your life. Never. DefendThePeople.com

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  44. april clark says:

    Try New York….They do class action….If enough people from ANY WHERE in Michigan (as well as any state) get together, well no telling how many more children will be saved.
    Google it! info@childrensrights.com! There is a 212 number listed. We are fighting to be foster care for our grandchildren. Other home spanks hits and screams at the toddler. The system makes excuses, and gives too many chances!

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  45. Allendale michgain says:

    The Cps system is broken , there so called protocols, and procedures, are all messed up , they do things without any evidence , and think they are above the law. They say they are for the family’s its all a crock of crap, do not trust them and its time we stand up and say this system is messed up and things have got to change .

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  46. Lori Snider says:

    Ditto ditto ditto!
    You forgot the part about CPS Falsifying documents And having to speak the truth about anything positive regarding the positive.

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  47. As a neglect/abuse trial attorney, I wanted to alert parents of chldren with shaken baby or infant injury cases to and extremely important case is Jennifer Del Prete vs. Sheryl Thompson. This is a federal Habeas case dealing with ineffective assistance of counsel and some of the best medical defense experts in the country. The case can be found on line, but I will put our a comprehensive blog and post the case as a pdf on my web site soon. You can follow that at childprotectiveservicesdefense.com.

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  48. Jamie Anderson says:

    My children have been made temporary wards of the state for over 2 years…calling me a pill seeker, junkie…accusing me of dr shopping…substantiating me as a harm to my children. I suffer from chronic pain and they override my drs from prescribing me anything…and punish myself and children when they do…with noted medical problems and need..I love my babies and need help.

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  49. Mrs.Stefanie Plante says:

    Documents all your doctor papers and activities with your kids pictures of places you go together things like that, and hire a lawyer right away one that gets paid when you get the kids back . And pray ,,, hard… The government is not our friend anymore. Sincerely Mrs Plante

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  50. Ronald Bolos says:

    My brother and I were in a foster home for approx. 3/4 years in the mid 80’s. We were exposed to neglect and crack cocaine. There was more to this hell we lived in, however it’s hard to type it all. To this day I have struggled with drug addiction, mental disorders and have a felonies on my record. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do about this,

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  51. CJ says:

    I am a signle dad of four and have been accused over four times of sexual abuse got to love Mecosta county. You are all right these people think they are above the laws and dont care about kids only the money they bring the agency by processing our children threw the system. However I say this we are the one’s with the power if we could orginize and protest and get news coverage then we start to put them all on notice you should be also checking into sueing under civil right vilations. I am still fighting and have not had my kids returned yet. However I will stand and fight and fight we need to all stand together. Let start orgizing.

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  52. CJ says:

    http://suecps.weebly.com/caseworker-lawsuitcpschild-protection-servicessue-todayext-102.html

    This is a wounderful group of people that are helping to fight back you should all check into it. This is not for the fant of heart. You need to be a tiger protecting your cubs and FIGHT Tell them the guy from Mecosta told you to check it out.. They will know.

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  53. amber floyd says:

    i wish i had even a penny to my nane to have offered it to your firm to help me in the beginning of my case. i only have the permenancy planning hearing left and my attorney seems more scared of cps and the court than i am. i just dont know what to do.

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  54. Dolly Cohoon says:

    I’m very surprised to hear all of this negativity about cps , especially when you hear about kids dying in abusive homes that had been reported to cps and the children were not removed…definitely two sides to this whole issue with cps as far as i can see !

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  55. sam says:

    I am in Grand Rapids MI. I and my wife have been fighting cps for the past couple months now. With evidence of child abuse and/or neglect they carry the case only with a false positive drug screening. My screen came back with a negative drug screen but my wife came back with positive drug screen. Looking over the results i noticed the the PRESCRIPTION drugs she was taking from her dr. showed up negative. Putting the test as a false positive. thats all they have to go by. No child abuse and/nor neglect but a false positive drug screen. I think this a case of discrimination against mental/ physical disability.

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  56. stefanie plante says:

    Absolutely. Get a National alliance for the mentally ill lawyer involved right away. God bless you in this.You will make it.

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  57. Courtney Miller says:

    Husband called on me saying I was using drugs, when I wouldn’t agree to work things out with him. we were both using drugs, so he figured if he called on me it would keep me around, it did backfire on him and they also wanted to drop him he was also dirty so our little girl was removed. that was all in Oct. 2013. I started dropping for them and was always clean. I had one screw up couple days before I had my son in June 2014, wich led them to remove him also. I’ve been dropping for them ever since and they still don’t want to reunite me and my children. please send advise!!!

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  58. brandy wheeler says:

    Rights were terminated to my children due to he say. Need help I was denied my appeal because they never sent me it until the 14th day. Would like to recieve a call at 616-405-8854.

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  59. mark says:

    to the single dad, try attorney Michael Cronkright . He saved our children and is an amazing trial atty. Resides in Lansing area.

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  60. Denise says:

    If your appeal was denied file a motion for reconsideration. If denied rejoice your up to Michigan Supreme Court file your case. Denial at the Michigan Supreme Court moves you out of the state and up to Federal Court. Don’t stop keep on stepping. I was denied at Michigan Supreme court but I missed moving forward. I had no help. Pro Se Litigant Denise

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  61. squeekarose says:

    Just out of curiosity, do you represent clients in Midland,MI? I’ve been told that the ” good ole boys club”, makes it almost impossible for outsiders to defend their clients to the best of their ability so most of the time they don’t even bother??? True or untrue?

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  62. Trisha says:

    How can a cps worker give my kids cards and “tell them not to tell your parents I gave this to you”?

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  63. Lynn says:

    my husband and I are fighting CPS in Isabella county mt pleasant . my husband lost his job and we lost our home I went to jail on an old warrant and my husband and daughter was living in a motel and they took her from us. we know are fighting cps and false reports and our attorney seem to be working for the state not for us. Help we need Help to get our precious baby girl back who will be 6 months old may 10

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  64. mark huggard says:

    I have a nightmare stories from the same lsabella county. To long to tell. The attorney you need is Michael Cronkright. His home office is in Lansing, but l was thinking he had a satellite office in Mt. pleasant. We found lsabella county CPS to be corrupt, deceptive, and unbelievably incompetent. Mr.Cronkright will get your child back. Hang in there.

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  65. Theresa Taliaferro says:

    Hi I read your website my daughter she has autism.The state took her away from me a year and a half ago. I have went to court 4 times now. The state won’t give her back to me. They have twisted my words to suit them. I don’t even know why they took her. My life isn’t the same without her.please help me get her back, she wants to come home but can’t

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  66. Karla Houghtaling says:

    Your website was very informative. Iam a grandma of five grandchildren. One grandchild is a CPS case. I had temporary custody of her unti lthis ugly person did her wrong. I told him he was going to prison but allowed myself too much time for him to set me up with CPS. I just started disability did not inform CPS. My grandaughter was removed from the home due to his lies. They wouldn’t give me the time of day do to my disability and the ugly person is this running around free. it devastated me and my family. I have evidence of his misbehavior and lies and documented everything that took place but its my word against his. the mother had an addiction And the father is a deadbeat. they are no longer together. CPS didn’t even ask me what actually it happened. there is a court order I cannot even see her. I never seen the court order or was even told by CPS. I was one week away from getting my foster license..now she has a brother born 9/11/15. and they’re trying to take him. fortunately the father has never been in trouble and is a great dad but it’s so sad because Mom can’t even stay at home with her newborn because the other cases open. there is a meeting tomorrow morning I just pray to God that she gets to be with her baby. moms addiction has been pure and clean for 6 mo. And she’s doing everything she supposed to do but it’s not enough for CPS. I always thought CPS was supposed to help you bring your family together not give up on you in one year.but I now know different. the cases going to court October 4th of 15they want to take her right away..it’s so unfair. we’re very reputable people from good stock. this should never happen to our family. My son is a superintendent on Long Island at a private Jewish golf course. with wife and my other three grand babies… 4 grand boys and one granddaughter. we want her bacK…she belongs with her family. we love her so much and she was never exposed to the addiction nor was she neglected.she’s an absolute angel.
    CBS please give us our child back don’t take our newborn.

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  67. Carina noah! says:

    Single mom with 8 yr old in trinity county working 9 to 13 hrs a day. They have my kid for two week’s now all because of hear say. I have chp reports and ambulance reports saying they checked out My kid after a small self collision. I was up here a month didn’t know the roads. People said I was on meth? I love my child have never done anything wrong. Please help me 530 6385650

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    • brenda says:

      im advicating they kidnapped my kid to write to brooklyn federal courtt thays where i. requesting priscutuin against cps who kidnapped my son out of ny state by fraud 3472396321 maybe we can get a class actiin lawsuit started brenda

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  68. Denise says:

    CPS turns their backs on abusive homes. Nyela Bolden filed a false report in Kent County with false allegations of abuse. Bolden was promoted to supervisor after facilitating custody be given to Kim Bruns committed and admitted to having his finger in our daughters butt. Savalas Johnson was also promoted after ignoring Kim Bruns written admittance. Kent County CPS ignored Kim Bruns child abuse January 2001, 2005 and abandonment 2004. All incidents Kim Bruns was found guilty but never place on central registry. Read the case file Google nanaruth Carpenter or justice for the persecuted blog spot.

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  69. Chantel says:

    Need help cops were called due to my bf punching our tv cops contacted cps! Cps contacted us and removed my bf from the home he can not be around me or our children who were napping at the time of insident my and he’s not to reside at our place until further notice by cps and are saying we can not contact each other! Need to know what I can and can’t do

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  70. brenda says:

    brenfa justuce in regarde to hitlier justice pronounced huhleer kidnapped by cos out of ny state my son was born in ny and is kidnapped by fraud by asst prosecutir susan taweel who lied to frds to have me alsely arrsstd and never arraignes nyppd feds and legal aid withheld greg holme remival of me and me son concealed frim the criminal court framed me for their crime of kidnalpong cps took mt son out of ny state withiut a judges alprival based on a fraud ratiinshio unknown and none relatiinship to victim stated on arrest relort i filed lawsuit remains moot judge hiding the crime of kidnappong as i have proof o f fraud byvfrank murphy hall of justuce susan taweel detroit michigan that she gave to fed marshal greg holme to kidnap me and my son with the attemlt to kidnal me out of ny statd by intimidTing me with the threat if a givernors warrant which failwd ut was a fraud i was framed for their crime of kidnappong never arraigned ned case dismissed proof case number 2012ny081267 manhattan criminal court i feel cps workers have viilated fedral criminal law kidnalling viilating the lindbergh law and 18 usc 24 and 242 my son sent to state michugan custidy being drugged for frderal funding is what hesther carallo newsreporter said by a process known as illegal rubber stamping which carries a death penalty in the conspiracy against eiggts dedeorivatiof rigrights 347 239 6321uding crime of kidnapoinf

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  71. brenda says:

    cps victims families heather carallo lawywrs civering up kidnappings of cps cops without warrants vuilating 18 usc 241 and 242 including the crime of kidnapping penalty can lead to the desth penalty case of fraud by susan taweel asst prosecutir setroit michugan inituatdd conspiracy to kidnap lindbergh law viilatuin without a court order to kidnap hitlier justuce out of ny state detec sexond gtade classified second grade detsctive richard kuhnapfel and fed marshal all ckooealed from the court during their fakse arrest unlawful seizure concealing from the court they took my son withiut a court ordersix yr old at the tilme on a fraud susan taweelddtroit hall of justice asst prisecutor i have her document ordered by judge armstring for legal aid to give me all documents i was never arraigned never read charges case dismissed evidence i have draud nypf dicument alsi used and michugan document 3472396321 if u want to witness their fraud dicuments theu used to civer uo theur kidnappong if me and my son

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  72. who do i gaive my evidence of the fraudulent document that a michigan official used to kisnap my son would it go to the attorney general stayeattorney syaye prosecutor or frdeal prisecutor

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  73. cari says:

    My child is in foster care while in the home she got agoose egg knot on her forhead and to black eye cps never investigated it at all and the foster parent waited 3 days before taking her to the er and the doctor’s called cps as. Well .what can i do to help my child. 248-212-4563 cari

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  74. Kim says:

    I was taken from my mom then in institutions then I had kids then cps took them and lied on the report I wish I was dead I’ve always been controlled by the state of Michigan

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  75. Thomas Robinson says:

    Costs

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  76. Kendra says:

    I completely agree. I have to live in fear that my infant son will be taken if I simply go to a homeless shelter temporarily. Becuz they had a case once and its been close for over a year.

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  77. Cynthia Rivera says:

    My name is Cynthia Rivera. I am an attorney admitted in New York State in 2014. My registration number is 5210786. I work for THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY protecting children from losers like you all. The office address is 900 Sheridan Ave., Suite 6c12, Bronx, NY 10451-3317, United States. The county is Bronx. The phone number is (718) 579-7915. The email address is crivera@legal-aid.org. The law school is BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW.?

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