Kansas Family Rights CoalitionApril 2012
REMEMBERING 23 MONTH OLD BROOKLYN WHO WAS MURDEREDTHE STATE SOCIAL WORKER CHOSE NOT TO PROTECT THIS BABY
A Kansas attorney general's investigation foundthat a state social worker disliked a Coffeyvillecouple and chose to do "nothing to protect" their 23-month-old granddaughter before she wasmurdered in 2008.Authorities said the toddler suffered braininjuries after being beaten or violently shaken.Her father's meth-addicted girlfriend, MelissaWells, was later convicted of first-degree murder.
April is NationalChild AbusePrevention Month
By: Donna RobertsI am sure most parentsthink the way I did 6years ago,
"trusting of the child protection system
". At one time I believed the system protected children from danger-
ous people and I now know that sometimes the abusers are the “systemitself” and not always the parents.
Kansas state statutes have loopholes that allow law enforcement free reignof our children.
We have a monster lurking within our state and it is theKansas Statute that allows law enforcement to place your child intocustody on "probable cause" without any court orders, no legal docu-ment.
Law enforcement can go to your child's school and remove your child from your custody and place them in the custody of the police depart-ment and hold them up to 72 hrs. without a hearing, they can use force toremove your child from your home.
Imagine being a child and you are atschool and you are called to the office and the next thing you know you arein a police car with a detective and social worker and you are being takento strangers and you have no idea why. We must have laws that truly pro-tect children but we also need laws that will not allow a law enforcementofficer to remove your child from your care because they can.The above statement is a prime example of what is happening to child vic-tims who tell of abuse, child victims are being re-victimized by the child protection system. Children should be treated with dignity and respect after they report abuse, not treated as if they have no rights, because they do.We must not only protect children from abuse but we must also protectthem from a child protection systemthat causes secondary trauma by re-moving the child from the non-abusive parent and place them in the home of the abuser.Donna Roberts/Founder ACRA-
A Child’s Rights Association
COMMITTEE ON CHILDRENAND FAMILIESHB 2137 Protective Parent Act
HB 2542 Citizens Review PanelSQUASHED
HB 2538 Grandparents Compensation Bill
It costs more money for the tax payers to place children in the home of strang-ers where they are more likely to be abused,
but the State isn’t interested in making sure
Kansas children are safe or know their familymembers and where they come from.
SB 262 Grandparents receive preference incustody casesPASSED, NO threat to the
State or Judges, they don’t follow the law
anyway. Kansas Family Rights Coalition:
Don and Phyllis Porter, PCJustice Advocatehttp://email@example.comDonna Roberts ACRA, Child AdvocateAChildsRights@att.netMarlene Jones, Activist/AdvocateCincUnconstitutional@gmail.comKathy Winters, Grandparent Advocatekathywinters05@yahoo.comAngelFury@AngelFury.org Activisthttp://www.angelfury.orgPMA ~ Kansas Chapter Leader KansasPMA@gmail.comElisa Breitenbach, Activist/AdvocateElisaB55@att.netJustice For Families For Change, AdvocateJusticeForFamiliesForChange@gmail.comChangingKansas@gmail.comhttp://changingkansas.blogspot.com
Happy Child Abuse Propaganda Month - Baby LK Report For April 1st 2012