FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED; NEXT HEARING DECEMBER 20, 8:20 A.M.
(Dec. 16, 2012) — [Editor’s Note: The following column pertains to the case of the Henderson family, whose seven children remain in foster care after 20 months despite the parents’ compliance with the plan set forth by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and their attendance at all hearings of which they were notified. The Post & Email recently announced the Hendersons’ filing of a 42 USC 1983 lawsuit naming multiple public officials as defendants as related to us by the father, Jeffrey Henderson.]
Please join us at the next status hearing for the Henderson family as Judge Downing and CSW Eric Lorber continue their attempt to adopt out the Henderson children despite full compliance with the DCFS’ case plan.
We have tried many avenues to obtain justice and reunification and the court has not even allowed the parents in to hear the proceedings the last few court dates. We hope that by showing up with a group of supporters, they may feel the pressure of the public for accountability’s sake. Please join us!
There are so many hurting and torn apart families who show up at this court house every day who are also so appreciative to receive any support and love you can spare.
Please be aware that the event begins at 8:30am and may last until 4pm… we never know when the case will be called. Parking is $5 for the day and a cafeteria is on site for lunch. The food isn’t great, but if you leave and lunch and come back they charge you an additional $5 to park and there is nothing within walking distance.