Stop DYFS From Abusing Their Power!
  • Petitioned New Jersey Governor

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New Jersey Governor
New Jersey
Gov. Chris Christie

Stop DYFS From Abusing Their Power!

    1. Petition by

      Benjamin Sparano

      Garfield, NJ

On Wednesday, January 26, 2011, The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled DYFS the state Division of Youth and Family Services lacked sufficient evidence to remove a teenager from her father and stepmother’s home in 2008, and dropped the abuse and neglect judgement against her stepmother.

The girl was removed from the home after her grandfather reported the parents for taking her earnings from her part-time job and "slapping her around." A DYFS worker also found the home was without heat and authorized an emergency removal.

The father told a DYFS representative that his wife had slapped his daughter once two years earlier, and that part of his daughter’s earnings went to the cable bill. The couple said their central heating was broken, and they were using space heaters. The family members were not named the decision.

In this case, DYFS had absolutely no reason to step in and remove this child, but they did it anyway and got away with it long enough to destroy the family structure. The almighty and all-knowing DYFS tortures and torments families everyday on taxpayer’s dollar and is backed by the Stalinist government of New Jersey. Is DYFS so short of cases that they really needed to take a child who was slapped once, two years prior to her removal? The  personnel at DYFS is incapable of protecting our children and ignores real complaints of neglect.

There are some real cases of abuse and neglect of children that really need the attention of a child welfare agency. Having said that, it is obviously necessary that DYFS is investigated by the proper authorities. Let’s clean out all these representatives who have nothing better to do than harass parents and ruin lives. As obvious by the 7-0 ruling in the New Jersey Supreme Court, DYFS needs to re-evaluate their definition of abuse and neglect. This case is a clear example of personal bias and overzealous reaction that occurs far too often at DYFS offices in New Jersey.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Siwatu Wilson WILLINGBORO, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Have seen legal evidence of unethical tactics used by DYFS, such as submitting documents to the courts swearing that they served the opposing party on a certain date when in fact the USPS date showed otherwise. Unafraid to lie under oath. Very disturbing.

    • hannah secka PATERSON, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago


    • Ana Echevarria ROCKAWAY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I lost my 13yr old son not because DYFS took custody, they refused 16 months ago and now they just threatened to put in in foster care. My parental rights have been violated. My family structure, since improved will never be again. This is outrageous! I will fight against them anyway I can!

    • John McLaughlin CHERRY HILL, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      This happened to me already once and i have a court date on oct 31 2011 in camden w judge dicamillo, i am not happy, so much so, i am ready to do whatever i can to help you with your petitoin

    • marylyn vacante MATAWAN, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      DYFS is corrupt, liars and destroy families


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