Los Angeles Mother’s Letter Calling Out Juvenile Court Judges for “Corruption” Mysteriously Returned

Los Angeles Mother’s Letter Calling Out Juvenile Court Judges for “Corruption” Mysteriously Returned

DO JUDGES SEEK JUSTICE OR PROTECT THEIR OWN? by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 21, 2018) — On November 3, “Michelle Robinson” received a returned letter she had sent to Supervising Judge Michael Levanas asking for redress in response to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) having removed her youngest child from her custody in […]

Los Angeles: Restraining Order Canceled without Notifying Protected Person

Los Angeles:  Restraining Order Canceled without Notifying Protected Person

DID A COURT COMMISSIONER HOLD A “SHAM” HEARING? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 25, 2018) — On Thursday, The Post & Email reported that a document was produced by the Hawthorne, CA Police Department to a protected person in a restraining order case indicating that the order was canceled last April without her knowledge. The protected […]

Boy Returned to Parents by Norwegian Child-Welfare Authorities

Boy Returned to Parents by Norwegian Child-Welfare Authorities

BUT HOW MANY MORE “KAIS” ARE THERE? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 22, 2018) — A 12-year-old boy taken from his parents by Norwegian authorities on February 9 as a result of their homeschooling him for several weeks has been returned to their custody with conditions. The Kristiansens had taken their son out of the school […]

Mother Releases 911 Call from Domestic Assault

Mother Releases 911 Call from Domestic Assault

PERPETRATED BY NOW-CUSTODIAL PARENT by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 10, 2017) — The case of “Michelle Robinson,” who lost custody of her toddler daughter to the child’s father, Eric Crutchfield, early last year, began with his assaulting her when the child was still an infant. Robinson received a copy of a 911 audio-recording resulting from a […]

Los Angeles Mother Acquitted of “Spousal Abuse”

Los Angeles Mother Acquitted of “Spousal Abuse”

CONVICTED OF LESSER CHARGE; PLANS TO APPEAL by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 14, 2017) — On Tuesday, a trial for Los Angeles mother “Michelle Robinson” concluded with an acquittal on a charge of “spousal abuse” but a conviction of a lesser charge of “battery” against her youngest child’s father, Eric Crutchfield. Since early spring, The Post […]

What Will Friday Bring for Los Angeles Mother Seeking Reunification with her Young Daughter?

What Will Friday Bring for Los Angeles Mother Seeking Reunification with her Young Daughter?

“I’M PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 12, 2017) — On April 14, which is Good Friday this year, a “status hearing” will take place in the Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA to determine the future of a 28-month-old girl taken away from her mother in March of last year and […]

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 Appeal Los Angeles Judge’s Adoption Order for Two Children

Parents Appeal Los Angeles Judge’s Adoption Order for Two Children

COURT GRANTS TEN-DAY EXTENSION AFTER 90 DAYS REQUESTED IN FIVE-YEAR-OLD CASE by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 23, 2016) — The parents of three children taken from their custody over a five-year period have appealed a Los Angeles judge’s August 2016 order that the elder two be formally adopted by their maternal grandparents. Edelman Children’s Court Judge […]

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 […]

Five Henderson Children Now in Adoption Process

Five Henderson Children Now in Adoption Process

“SEPARATE THE FAMILIES” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 14, 2013) — The father of eight children who have been in foster care for nearly three years despite no evidence of abuse or neglect has told The Post & Email that the adoption process has begun for his five elder children. Jeffrey and Erica Henderson have been […]

Citizen Seeks Grand Jury to Investigate Head of Los Angeles Child Protective Service Agency

Citizen Seeks Grand Jury to Investigate Head of Los Angeles Child Protective Service Agency

FOR “UNETHICAL PRACTICES” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 5, 2013) — For approximately eight months, The Post & Email reported on the Henderson family, which was torn apart as a result of an altercation with the Pasadena, CA Police Department, their former landlord, and the subsequent involvement of the Los Angeles Department of Child & Family […]

Hendersons Prepare for “The Event” pb

Hendersons Prepare for “The Event” pb

“CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 17, 2013) — The Henderson parents have been making preparations for an unmonitored visit with their seven children, a friend and her children today, whose arrival is shown in a second video. Mrs. Henderson is making apple-graPe juice and planning a big dinner for the children, who will have […]

Letter to Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Juvenile Court pb

Letter to Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Los Angeles Juvenile Court pb

WHAT IS JUDGE MARGUERITE DOWNING THINKING? March 9, 2013 Presiding Judge Michael Nash Juvenile Division The Superior Court 201 Centre Plaza Dr., Suite 9 Monterey Park, CA  91754-2158 Dear Judge Nash: RE:  THE HENDERSONS As you know, my newspaper has been following the case of the above-captioned family for the past six months.  I understand […]

Update: Henderson Trial Expected to Conclude on Friday pb

Update:  Henderson Trial Expected to Conclude on Friday pb

IS THIS THE END OR A NEW BEGINNING? by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 7, 2013) — A trial over whether or not the parents of seven children currently in foster care will lose their parental rights is expected to conclude on Friday at the Edmund C. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, CA.  The trial, termed […]