California Attorney General’s Office Acknowledges Letter on State Child-Protective Agency

California Attorney General’s Office Acknowledges Letter on State Child-Protective Agency

BUT WILL HE INVESTIGATE? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 2, 2017) — On March 15, The Post & Email sent a letter by certified mail, return receipt requested, to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra regarding its observations about the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) agency based on information gleaned from three cases covered directly […]

Restraining Order Issued Against Parent for Communicating with DCFS Social Workers

Restraining Order Issued Against Parent for Communicating with DCFS Social Workers

PURPOSEFUL OBSTRUCTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2017) — On Thursday, a Los Angeles mother whose 15-month-old daughter was removed from her care by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) a year ago informed The Post & Email that a three-year restraining order has been granted as requested by five DCFS social workers […]

Parents Appealing Impending Adoption Ordered by Judge Marguerite Downing

Parents Appealing Impending Adoption Ordered by Judge Marguerite Downing

FEDERAL LAWSUIT APPEAL ALSO BEING PREPARED by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 24, 2017) — The parents of three children successively placed in a foster home by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on a trajectory toward adoption are in the process of writing an appeal of the juvenile court judge’s decision ordering […]

Who Oversees the Process in Child Dependency Cases?

Who Oversees the Process in Child Dependency Cases?

“THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 8, 2016) — In a dependency case involving three children initiated by the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in 2011, The Post & Email has reported that the children’s parents dispute the findings that they are unfit, claiming numerous procedural violations […]

Do Los Angeles DCFS and Judges Dislike Men?

Do Los Angeles DCFS and Judges Dislike Men?

TWO CASES, ONE JUDGE by Sharon Rondeau (Oct. 5, 2016) — When The Post & Email was covering the case of the Henderson family whose eight children were removed from their custody and placed in various foster homes, Jeffrey Henderson told us that the judges at the Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, who adjudicate […]

Update on the Henderson Family pb

Update on the Henderson Family pb

SIX CHILDREN TO BE ADOPTED DESPITE MOTHER’S STRUGGLE TO REGAIN CUSTODY AT ALL COSTS by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 9, 2014) — For nearly two years, The Post & Email has followed the story of the Henderson children, who were taken from their parents’ custody in May 2011, sent to three different foster homes, and are […]

Should Criminal Charges Be Filed in the Justina Pelletier Case?

Should Criminal Charges Be Filed in the Justina Pelletier Case?

“LEGALLY KIDNAPPED“ by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 29, 2014) — On Tuesday morning, The Post & Email contacted the media office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to inquire about the case of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, who is being held by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) in a residential group home rather than […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

THOUGH THOUSANDS CONTINUE TO SUFFER, BOTH IN AND OUT OF CPS CUSTODY by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 18, 2014) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau sponsors a “National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative” every April. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon signed the first federal legislation aimed at raising the awareness […]

CA Assemblyman Holds Press Conference on Proposed Child Welfare Law

CA Assemblyman Holds Press Conference on Proposed Child Welfare Law

IS CPS TOO POWERFUL? by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 8, 2014) — California General Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will hold a press conference at 11:00 a.m. PDT/2:00 p.m. EDT at the State Capitol to publicize a proposal on which a vote is expected later on Tuesday. The presser will take place in Room 127 of the Capitol […]

The Shattered Victims of Child Protective Services

The Shattered Victims of Child Protective Services

“THEY’VE DESTROYED MY WHOLE FAMILY” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 20, 2013) — The following is the conclusion of our interview with Jeffrey Henderson, the California father whose eight children have been in foster care, the elder six for nearly three years, without any charge of abuse or neglect. Los Angeles DCFS took the children in […]