Ian Mulgrew of the Vancouver Sun wrote a new story that appeared in today's paper.
|Mom J.P. speaks on camera about her experience in the Vancouver Sun news room.|
JP says MCFD is continuing to harass her and her children, as recently as July 20th
So, not only is MCFD thumbing their nose at the ruling, Premiere Christy Clark is doing the same, essentially validating their behavior, by bypassing the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond in ordering an "independent review" by Bob Plecas. He wrote the CFCSA legislation years ago, as well as several other laws.
JP and her children need help from the community, since the "government" has abdicated their responsibility
How you can help J.P. and her children:
Gift certificates or cheques
- Make these payable to JHLC - Jack Hittrich Law Corporation
- 307, 5577 153A Street Surrey, BC V3S 5K7
- 604-575-2274. Alex will assist you.
Family law says after a year, child maintenance must be paid by those who acted as parents. Pay up, MCFD.In Family Law, if people other than the parents, acting in place of the parents, contribute to the upbringing of the children, after a year, those individuals are financially obligated to continue to ensure that living standard the children enjoyed continues uninterrupted. So, if the parents are poor, the foster home contributes greatly, MCFD should be continuing to ensure the children receive funds so they do not suffer the shock of returning to their parents who have been beaten into poverty by said agency. Pay up MCFD.
|Jack Hittrich, JP's lawyer.|
Foster parents Martha and Romeo Castro paid $5,500 by MCFD monthly for 2-1/2 yearsJustice Walker's ruling also records that the school reported several times the children appeared undernourished and arrived at school hungry. So, clearly that $5,500 was not going towards food for the kids.
Why doesn't MCFD support parents after the children are returned?So, why, you ask, would MCFD social workers not continue to support families after the children are returned?
Well, once MCFD loses jurisdiction, it is not a "safety" issues, and they have no investigative case or file open, they are prevented by law and the fact zero flow of dollars are available to help parents. They might refer parents to "free" community resources (who get paid according to the volume of parents who use their services).
The reality is that if MCFD "helps" you, the act of signing such an agreement serves themselves much more. They have in-house "pet" contractors that "help", all right. These people are like investigators that probe parents and feed that information back to MCFD social workers. These workers tell their hired help what questions to ask, what they need recorded. Just in case there is a future removal and this information is required to USE AGAINST PARENTS in the FUTURE.
Were the social workers in the JP case fired?None of the social workers were fired. You, an unwashed taxpaying member of the public might say: "not fired yet maybe, but soon heads will roll...", don't hold your breath. MCFD has ignored the intense media and political scrutiny. Really, what is someone going to do, reduce their budget? Hahahaha!
|Vancouver Team Leader Social Worker William Strickland, MSW|
Well, maybe this is the only case! It's Rare! Is just a family who "fell through the cracks"!
You think this is a one-of? Think again. This is something that MCFD has been guilty of for decades, deliberately crippling parents in order to "win" at all costs, their civil claim and argue their "right" to keep children in expensive foster care for as long as possible. Rarely will parents go public. Rarely do lawsuits happen where we get this level of scrutiny. Rarely are Provincial Judgments publish. Rarely are social worker and foster parent names published in judgments.
The Bayne vs. MCFD case, 2010The Bayne case http://bit.ly/Bayne-Canlii (papa page: http://pa-pa.ca/bayne.html) was very much in the media for several years. It took them 5 years to get their kids back. Protests were held in front of Premiere Campbell's office to have the kids returned before the protection hearing began. http://bit.ly/BayneRoadkillInterview
|The Bayne family|
Dr. Margarete Colbourne of the BC Children's hospital "diagnosed" the youngest child to have suffered "shaken baby syndrome", yet this doctor had no biomechanical expertise. Non accidental. No way anything other than one of the parents shaking the bejesus out of their child (who had no associated neck or grasping trauma injuries). MCFD flew the "shaken baby" expert from FLORIDA to testify as their expert witness. The idiot didn't even look at the evidence beforehand, so he was invalidated. The trial was a joke. The social workers were malicious and presumptuous. Social worker Loren Humeny is dead now of cancer, thank god. Very painful death, according to his video just before his death. He was just as crappy a singer as a creepy social worker. That's KARMA for you folks.
The foster parent Kelly Demeare got approximately $10,000 each month for just THREE children, because MCFD declared them all "special needs". Who knows exatly why ALL THREE were declared special needs. After the hospital deprived the littlest one of care for three months and kept sending parents home with out a proper checkout until Doctor Magic Madame Maggy Colbourne figured out it had to be child abuse (as opposed to, say, medical malpractice for allowing unchecked fluid accumulation after a clearly declared accident several months earlier.)
If a kid slurs their words, or if one of their pet doctor psychologists declares them "special needs" then that extra funding kicks in. No need to spend 7 or 10 years in a university to be a doctor or engineer, just be a former foster kid or best buds with a social worker, and YOU TOO can become fabulously wealthy off the backs of taxpayers and children and pay for your dream home. MCFD will even throw in a NANNY, and respite care, a generous holiday package, insurance in case the little brats break something or annoyingly die "accidentally" on you.
The treatment of the Bayne family by social workers from the Hope Chilliwack area was equal to the JP case in every respect. In some ways, it was far more vicious. The social workers removed their 4th child at birth, during the time Judge Crabtree's ruling was taking it's sweet-ass time of 5-months to be completed.
The pastor who married them, Ron Unruh, started writing a blog that chronicled the Bayne's family struggle throughout the years.
Ayn van Dyke, the little autistic girl taken from her daddy by MCFD June 2011This is yet another MCFD horror story. From a similar region that the Bayne's case was from the BC Interior near Abbotsford, which is a 90-minute drive from Vancouver. http://www.pa-pa.ca/hoare.html
|Ayn van Dyke and Derek Hoare|
MCFD needs to have their little red wagon fixed
This is a reprehensible agency that has proven itself time and time again to believe itself to be above the law and not beholden to anyone. They would be right, as of this writing.
- The CFCSA needs to be rewritten so that social workers cannot unilaterally terminate a parents rights. They should not have child-removal powers at all. Abandoned kids, dead parents, criminally convicted parents, these are cases where there are effectively no legal parents, so by default, carting kids off to foster care can be done equally by police. Social workers need to regain the respect of their profession by keeping them out of the courtroom.
- Federal incentive to remove children must cease. This cash serves as incentives for the Provinces to take as many kids as possible "as a precaution" in order to get their greedy hands on federal cash.
- The CFCSA needs to be updated to reflect Family Law that says MCFD as a substitute parent should continue paying parents the same rate as foster homes after 1-year of care has elapsed and the kids are returned after that time.
- The forms social workers use should have all checkboxes removed; forms should require factually verifiable information, not just "we believe this to be accurate" in a "playing it safe" vein
- Removals should be authorized by Victoria, as it was in the old days. If the taxpayer is going to be on the hook for months of litigation and tens of thousands of dollars cost, it behooves those responsible to be held accountable for errors if they see the evidence submitted is lacking.
- Parents accused of abuse or neglect should have a jury trial, similar to criminal proceedings. It is a big thing to remove one's children, then as a result, parents having more children can expect removal at birth by MCFD.
- Social workers investigating should NOT be allowed to enter children's schools without a prior court order. Schools cannot be viewed as the private temporary interrogation facility of information-fishing intimidation tactics of unregulated workers.
- They need to be governed by, and become mandatory members of the College of Social workers.
- Social workers who do not follow MCFD practice standards and abide by the CFCSA need to be fired.
- Foster homes need to start paying taxes, and be listed in the public accounts.
- Foster homes need to document the care of children in a far more predictable fashion than they are NOT doing now. The occasional email just doesn't cut it. Record visits by social workers to the home. Record children statements and actions and behaviours, after all, they are supervisors, should they not write down their observations at the time they occur, rather than years later "maybe" recall what "might" have happened?
- Audits of various offices need to be conducted at random by members of the community. Parents. Doctors, Lawyers (who don't get their income from MCFD)
- Parents need to be contacted to review their case and provide feedback to quality control agents that do NOT operate under any control by MCFD. Possibly RCY, but I don't trust them to be 100% independent.