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2006 July 21 Letter to Judge Johnson - Safe Visit

2006 July 21 Letter to Judge Johnson - Safe Visit

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Family
YMCA - YMCA Safe VisitSatellite Office
2036 NWTaylor Topeka.
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The Honorable Joseph Johnson
Shawnee Co District Court DIY 4
200SE 7th
Topeka, KS. 66603Case'
960217:
Claudine Dombrowski
&
Hal RichardsonJuly 21,
2006
Dear Judge Johnson:This case Is set for hearing on
7.2fH)6
to review the status of the expedaIIons asoutlined by the court inc:lucfmgthe supeMsed perentlchlld contact.RlkJdcontinues In the Safe Visit Program having supervised visitation with hermother, Claudine, on a weekly basis; Sunday from 4-5pm. Since tho previousreport of Febtuaty 1,
2008
there have boen 25 visits. Two visits were cancelledbut f98Cheduled with no loss In parenting time.Ri1ckiarrives promptly for the vIsltatIon time. She is U$ua/Iytalkative and friendlytowards slaff and often
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personal hlfomiallon &bout her weekly activities.Rllcki's comments are upbeat and age appropriate. CI8\Jdine arrives for all visiIBon time. At times, Claudine continues her past prectIce ofbrlnging 1-3 bags oforaft items to tha visits es well as snacks and drinks. Parties usually exchangehugs, and I love you greetings
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they begin and end their contact. Recently,RiIdd began doing demOl'lBbations of dance moves and talent show idea8 forClaudine, Through out most vi&ibJ,Claudine makes multiple complimentarycomments to RiIckiabout activities parties are Involved In. Rildelaccepts thecompliments given by her mother. On Mother's Day RIkki brought Claudine acard and a chocolate bar. Claudine told RiIcki"did you know mom upside downspells
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RUdelsaid "yeah. I knew ttlar.RiJckiopenly shares Ii.forma1lonwith Claudine about school, activItIe9, friends,movies, and family rnember8. Some COfMlents made by RikId are glossed overby Claudine; it appears Claudine d088 not know when to maintain confidencesshared nor does she hear the intent of the direct st81iementas she is unable toalter her future COiIliII8nl8. An example was at the
6-14-06
visit, Claudineannounced to staff that "Rlkki got her period". R1kklappeared ovelWhelmed withthis announcement of information and told Claudine
"not
to tell everyone". ThenRI1ddrolled her eyes and shook her head and than went Into What staff observes
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as a 'pelfonning roll". On
7.16-06
as parties \Wre palnting Rikklln a matter offact tone told her mother she doesn't always like being her daughter because she(Claudine) does things that are embarr&88ing. Claudine said she would never doanything in public or in front of her friBnds to hurt or embarraaa her. RIIddtold hermother "but you do". The subject was then dropped. RIkkI continues to tell staffthat at times she Is embarrasced by her mom
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she "still treats me like I am 5years old and that her Wfl " f1entsand behavior can be embarrBSSIng". Staffcontinues to encourage Rilckito respectfully explain to Claudine her feeDngs.Claudine continues to tall staff that she Is being denied parenting time unjustly;Claudine makes indinlct comrnentBto RikkI how 'maybe she stili has a chance tobe part of the experience of Rikkllosing a baby tooth'. Rikkl seems to say anddo things during the visit time
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if she is at Safe VISitfor an hour to entertain andplease Claudine, A rec:enti8sue of conoem for Rlldclls phone contads In that IfRI1ddIs unavailable for the phone C8IIsby Claudine, even If Rlkkl gives Claudinewamlng she will not be available for the scheduled can, Claudine win questionher or keep her at a distance the next visit for missing the phone visit. Claudinealso minimizes with staff the relationship &nd impact of people in Ritcki'slife I.e. astory RiIdd relayed about her stepbrother, Claudine conected her and stated 'heis your dad's girlfriend's son".Claudine laughs and
I86flOnd&
wiItI great Int8l'e8tto RJkkIthroughout the vlsltClaudine tells Rikki about things she does week to week; moving and preparingfor their visits. Claudine alWaystells Rlkkl how much she loves and misses herand usually references old time "memories" of RIkkl
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a baby or younger childand also points out commonalities they have I.e. InlerestB or abilltles (Claudinewill ten Rikkl'l used to iItIetch nicethat").Staff has communicated observations of the parentlctlild contect to the GAL, JillDykes. Steff also contacled Hal Richardson on
6-22.()8
to request feedbackregarding Rikkl and the vIsitB
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observed and no1Ildby staff Rikkl has seemedout of character !hit past 4-S weeks.Claudine often communicates issues to staff as if to gain support from
safe
Visit;on
6-2>08
the center had a new guard and Claudine lnfonned him that she wasa victim of domestic violence and he should look up her website and gave himthe address to view "what was really going on with her situation". On June 4,2008, Claudine requested that staff arrange for her mother to come to Safe VISitto see Rlkkl
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°she Is on her death bed" Staff relayed on 8-6-06 that
8
courtorder would be required to allow the grandmother to visit On 6-9-00 the programadministrator again explained to Claudine that per Safe VisIt policy additionalparties were not allowed to be a part of visits without court approval. Claudinesaid shit was 'sad" with this decision but she understood the porlCY.safe Vlalt Bel'VIceaare available to RlkI<Ifor safe parent contact a8 long
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theCourt deems it appropriate. Please notify 8l8ff regarding any modification of the

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