The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services finally looked into the now-grown men’s cases and discovered that Liberty Ridge Farm doesn’t have a license on record. Go figure. The traffickers that profit from the forced child labor have been operating since 2011 and the state is just now noticing it because someone was finally able to successfully file a lawsuit! That says a lot about the Department of Human Services and the judicial system. The attorney representing the men, Renee Franchi, says that “it’s possible more people who were subjected to the same abuses may join the lawsuit or file suits of their own. “We believe it is likely that were many boys and now men who were there and we strongly encourage them to come forward,” Franchi said that her clients were pressured not to file the suit and she believes that others would likely experience the same. “There have been threats made by members of the church, to at least one person involved in this case,” she said. Continue reading Department of Human Services discovers that the Mennonite Church trafficks children for the use of forced labor.
This time of year can be especially hard on some parents. Sometimes the wife or husband will not let the other parent come around for the holidays and that can be especially disheartening. The left-out parent will of course be hurt and feel left out of their own family’s life. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and hurt churn in their hearts and minds as the days go by. Sometimes the left-out parent may not be the best person for their family, Sometimes some parents do horrible things that make it not safe for other family members to allow them to … Continue reading The left-out parent.
“The 9-year-old child told her biological mother she was being given shots to calm her down, said Annette Smith, the child’s court-appointed public defender. The child has experienced trauma, Smith said, and has emotional and behavioral challenges. But she has not been diagnosed with a psychosis. Smith said she confirmed with the facility in Montana, owned by Acadia Healthcare, that they were giving the girl injections of Benadryl and other antihistamines when the girl misbehaved”, Lauren stated. Continue reading Foster child regularly abused, sedated, restrained, and locked in seclusion. Uvea Spezza-Lopin’s story.
Kyle says the lawyer (Lin Wood) used him to get famous and that he left him in jail instead of working the case ….How many children can we say that happens to that never get on TV? I can think of a bunch! Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups, “Hearts and Minds” in each state. The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We cannot give legal advice, but we can try and direct you in the right direction … Continue reading Kyle Rittenhouse says his lawyer, Linn Wood left him in jail to be famous!
Sign the Petition: Parents are entrapped in a never-ending cycle, losing their life savings and property while children lose their college funds, all to pay court-involved guardians ad litem (GAL), therapists, psychologists, and custody evaluators, who use outdated laws to their advantage with no accountability. Evita Tolu testified that she has drafted “Mikaela’s Law” at a Joint House and Senate Committee saying that she needs help holding guardians ad litems accountable for what happens to children under their watch. Evita Tolu testified at a Joint House and Senate Committee meeting on child abuse and neglect in Jeff City, Missouri on … Continue reading “Mikaela’s Law” to hold guardians ad litems accountable for what happens to children under their watch.
Riverside Country’s director of victims services, Melissa, Donaldson cried as she said the Turpin siblings were left alone to figure out the complicated processes in the social services system after the children were rescued from prison-like conditions three years ago. Newsweek reports that the Turpin children were starved, shackled, and locked in rooms. An ABC investigation shows that the social services system was charged with helping the children transition to new lives but failed. Riverside County hired an independent law firm to investigate the claims. Melissa Donaldson, Riverside County’s director of victims services said several of the children “felt betrayed … Continue reading Turpin children’s court-appointed public guardian (GAL) got the money. They didn’t. Victim’s advocate cried.
Homeless children, foster care system, refugees, and LGBTQ youth are the most likely victims of childhood sexual assault. It is estimated that 100,000 children are sexually exploited in the United States each year. Children runaway from bad situations at home, foster homes and adoptive placements. Predators and even recruiters for cults, and sex traffickers wait outside bus stations, parks, malls, and other areas where runaways are likely to be found. Continue reading November is national runaway month.
Two prosecutors testified that Jones had offered them $1,000; offering one to pay to secure a murder conviction, and the other to pay to say a case was ready for trial when it wasn’t. Continue reading District attorney caught bribing witnesses and lying to get his way in court.
Many children grow up in juvenile detention facilities, group homes, foster homes, and adoptive homes. These children usually have lower academic scores, fewer resources, and struggle with depression. This problem has created a conflict between U.S. parents and the government because there are many psychological, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical ways that children being separated from their family affects them. Grassroots groups have popped up around the country and civil organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Parental Rights Foundation have filed lawsuits. Continue reading Family separations are cutting at the very core of our society. Human rights violations contribute to conflict.
What about the children in state custody that were called liars and placed on psychotropic drugs when they reported abuse? The mothers that fled with their children? The people that committed suicide? The countless victims that were not in court? Continue reading Sexual predators abound in prominent offices from Louisiana to West Virginia. Sheriff Jack Strain, sexual predator guilty on ALL counts. DA Walter Reed was allowed to serve his short sentence at home.