They did not do their job!

@dfollin (12734)
United States
January 12, 2008 10:07pm CST
The other day in our nations capital, a mother had lost her mind months ago after not getting help and then her husband got cancer and died.Then because he died,they were taking the home away from her and her 4 daughter's.Neighbor's had called CPS and when they came to the door and there was no answer they assumed that they had moved to Maryland.They notified Maryland authorities and they responding saying that they were not in that state.So,CPS's just closed the case.Now the 4 children are dead.The mayor of DC has found out that there are over 300 cases that are closed at CPS 's because the case's were closed because the people didn't answer their door's and could not be found by one letter.He is making them re-open those cases and make sure those children are ok. Does anyone know about any case like this in your area?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
13 Jan 08
This happens alot and is simply laziness on the part of the caseworkers. I know they have hundreds of cases but for every one that they close without making sure the kids are ok there is a potential opening for a kid in trouble. I think it's great that he's making them re-open them and make sure the kids are allright. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@dfollin (12734)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I do think it is great that he is making them reopen them.The new mayor,just came in this year,but I like him.He is working on straightening things out,but has not had time yet.He is young.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Maybe he will work out and do a good job. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@dfollin (12734)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Good news! The mayor has fired 6 people in CPS and possibly 2 more will be fired if he finds them respondsible for not following thru with the case to prevent those girls from being killed.
• United States
14 Jan 08
I personally don't know of any cases in our area that are like what happened in DC. I think it's ridicilous however that they just closed the case and didn't persist because someone didn't answer the door. I mean, really, you don't know anything about what is going on in that house simply because you don't feel like doing your job and checking to see what is going on. I blame the system. It doesn't work, it's broken and needs fixed, but with people that really don't care about other's, and the government that refuses to help cases that really need it, it won't change.
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@dfollin (12734)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Amen to that.There is a new mayor in DC and he has started investigating the case.He fired 6 people and possibly 2 more to come.Plus there are 300 cases,where they were closed due to the fact. that they assumed that they had moved.He ordered them reopened.
• United States
18 Jan 08
I'm glad that he seems to be doing something about it. It doesn't need to happen again.
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• United States
13 Jan 08
wow. that is sad!!! i know that one of my family members was not treating her children right and was putting them in harmful situations and DHS told her that if she'd clean her house, she wouldnt lose her kids. they never checked on them again. pretty sad.
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