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Petition to State Bar of Texas

Stop Attorney Nona Matthews from Harming Children in Our Justice System

 Above you will see a picture of Attorney, Ms. Nona Matthews. Our 12 year old son was the victim of her flagrant abuse and egregious decisions four years ago and he continues to be victimized by Ms. Nona Matthews for flagrant abuse of law.  Texas Attorney, Nona Matthews (Bar Code 00787982), represents school districts in the state of Texas regarding issues arising from the mistreatment of disabled students across the state. IMPORTANT: THE MAJORITY OF THIS ACTIVITY HAPPENED UNDER HEAVY SEAL IN THE LOWER FEDERAL COURT. JUDGE JOHN MCBRYDE DID NOT EVEN ALLOW THE FAMILY (CASE PARTICIPANTS) ACCESS TO THEIR OWN COMPLAINT. IT WASN'T UNTIL WE GOT TO 5TH CIRCUIT THAT WE COULD SEE ALL OF NONA MATTHEWS' ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.  She is well known for being extremely unethical in redacting factual information from records to cover the truth. She is doing this under deception of using the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act also known as the acronym FERPA. The Act was created to conceal the child's identifiable information and NOT to be used to conceal the actual facts crucial to the knowledge of events in the judicial system. Redacting and covering those facts in records is unethical and does not allow justice to be served. It is deception. Nona also TAMPERS with evidence and changes government documents, blatantly lies and commits subornation of perjury. In Federal Court, she did much of this under heavy seal that even the family (case participants) were not allowed to access her illegal activity until well after the fact. This is all a fun game to NONA MATTHEWS - what's worse is that she intentionally and deliberately did this as a FACT WITNESS and decision maker to a disabled child harming a child permanently.  A good case is fought by the laws that protect the school districts, not by unethical acts Ms. Nona Matthews takes in hiding the truth ultimately harming disabled children and the judicial process further that is to fairly protect all as our legal system was intended to do.  Presently, we have a case in our legal system that she is doing much of the same to the ultimate harm of our minor young son that has continually been harmed by her tactics including making intentionally CRUEL and FALSE allegations in her briefs. It is deplorable and preventing justice from taking place. Ms. Nona Matthews also redacted facts that we took to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District School Board Grievance against the school district's Vice Principal Damon Emery for committing perjury in a Texas Education Agency Hearing also known as TEA. Ms. Nona Matthews redacted facts in order that the school board was not able to see what actually took place. Her acts have prevented justice from being served in the legal court system as well and she continues to do these extremely unethical acts to the detriment of many Disabled children across the state of Texas and to the detriment of justice being served. She has done this in legal filings in the court system as well. This is one of many very unethical acts she has taken in the TEA Hearings and the U.S. Court system including intentionally misrepresenting facts as she biasly protects herself for poor decisions she made. A good attorney fights with good caselaw and the laws set up by our country to protect the rights of all people with a fair, ethical, unbiased court proceeding. Harming children with these unethical acts is inexcusable and deplorable. These unethical acts have harmed Autistic children, children with ADHD and other learning disabilities in the schools across the state of Texas.  Additionally, Ms. Nona Matthews has also intervened with the Texas Education Agency Investigation team by asking certain TEA employees not to investigate complaints brought by parents for the safety of their children. She is doing this to protect her own bad decisions as well as unethically intervening with the Texas Education Agency investigations that are to protect children and teachers both. We ask that the process is allowed to go through without Ms. Nona Matthews unethical interventions.  We ask that Ms. Nona Matthews be fully investigated and disbarred or in the least have her license taken away from her for a minimum of three years for flagrant abuse of the law.  Please sign our petition to help have Ms. Nona Matthews removed from the judicial system to prevent her from further harming Texas DISABLED CHILDREN and the legal system from doing the work it was intended to do to bring fair, ethical justice for all.  PETITIONING FOR CHANGE AND PLAYING FOR CHANGE!  Please sign this petition with ONE click on behalf of our son and all children's disability rights...we NEED Change for these children!!  IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS PETITION, PLEASE READ THROUGH THE UPDATES.   

Kristie Cripps
112 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senate, New York State House, John Flanagan, Carl Marcellino, Terrence Murphy, Thomas O'Mara, Simcha Felder, Ruben Diaz, Neil Breslin, James Tedisco, Jeffrey Klein, Linda Rosenthal, Brad Hoylman

43,000 New York kids will be sexually abused in 2017. Help Governor Cuomo protect them.

When we read about a man admitting to sex with a 13-year-old, we expect to read details of his arrest next. We don’t expect to read that he is still on the streets. But that’s what has happened with Marc Gafni. He admits to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old. That should be enough to have him arrested. But since the crime happened in New York, where the Statute of Limitations keeps victims from pressing charges from their 23rd birthday, his victims can’t have their day in court. While this unremorseful sex offender is free to attack his victims in the press, his victims are serving life sentences. The same Statutes of Limitations protect predators across New York State.  Here are the facts: Currently 1 in 5 (22%) children are sexually abused (Source CDC) [1] It takes survivors an average of 21 years before they can disclose their abuse [2]Only 1 in 10 (10%) of people who sexually abuse children will see a day behind bars [3]Because they are protected by NY State laws called statutes of limitations.This all adds up to 43,000 sexually abused children in New York each year. But it doesn’t need to be this way. The Child Victims Act (S 809) will eliminate the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse. The act has the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Independent Democrats, but is being blocked in the Senate on a party line split with Republicans who have always prevented the bill to come to the floor for a vote. Please stand with us, protect NY’s children and not the predators that prey on them. sign the petition, and support Governor Cuomo, Senator Hoylman, and Assemblymember Rosenthal in passing this bill. Tell our leaders to pass the Child Victims Act this year. Protect our children from sexual abuse. Because one child is too many.   Click this link to protect children in Pennsylvania too. Citations: Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) StudyVincent J Felitti MD, FACPA, , Robert F Anda MD, MSB, Dale Nordenberg MDC, David F Williamson MS, PhDB, Alison M Spitz MS, MPHB, Valerie Edwards BAB, Mary P Koss PhDD, James S Marks MD, MPHB Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse Among Male Survivors” by Scott D. Easton, December of 2013 Clinical Social Work Journal Robert Baker of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. 2008.  

Stop Abuse Campaign
69,864 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to School of St. Anthony Administration

BT Campaign: Fundraising for the Nation's Hope

Founded in 1987, Bahay Tuluyan (BT), a non-government organization, aims to help out in accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) laid out by the United Nations by targeting one of its core goal, that is, to end poverty.  BT conducts various programs that are aimed to prevent and respond to child abuse in the Philippines. The organization aids these children with emergency and residential shelters in order to fulfill the necessary needs and give them a voice. More than these, BT serves as a training ground for these children to learn life-skills and work independence. The grade 11 HUMSS students of School of Saint Anthony had the privilege to encounter the said organization as part of their educational field trip. However we deemed it necessary to further the support of the Anthonian community in supporting Bahay Tuluyan. As a group, Six Beaux Esprits, our mission is to support the organization through our collected profit from our proposed fundraising event. Our vision is to help BT succeed in its primary goal—end child poverty and abuse, as well as for BT to become more sustainable financially in order to be of help to a larger audience. Particulars: In support of this campaign, Six Beaux Esprits would like to launch a fundraising activity for Bahay Tuluyan. This will be hosted by the Upper School Department, including both Junior and Senior High School students. Students are encouraged to participate by putting up booths for them to sell their selected items such as baked goods, toys, and books that would be sold to the Anthonian community during the school’s fair on October or January. This fundraising project will serve as a student’s project grade for all the subjects during a particular grading period. Each level will be assigned a theme connected to their course lessons to which they will align their booth products. Their grade will solely depend on their ability to return their capital; while their profit, minus the capital expenses will be donated to BT. On the other hand, other goods such as medicines, toiletries and canned goods can also be donated to the organization, through the Six Beaux Esprits. Aside from the local support from the Anthonian community, we look forward to outside support from organizations. Sponsorship letters would be given to private concessionaires, private companies, Parents related to students of SSA and media conglomerate. If there are any concern regarding this event, or any question regarding Bahay Tuluyan, feel free to connect with us on our petition site: our blog site:  

Six Beaux Esprits
66 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Kate Brown

CPS and DHS : Corruption Within Governmental Agencies

I want to outreach to those who have noticed the corrupt guidelines and structure of how DHS and CPS operates. I believe strongly that their policies need to be reviewed and improved vastly as things continue to slip through the cracks and children continue to suffer. I know my family is not the only one to ask who DHS/CPS "really works for". Between children being ripped from safe, stable homes with no evidence of abuse all the way to caseworkers refusing to place the child into a safe, stable home even with a pile of evidence showing that abuse is occurring. Before I begin on my specific life details on how DHS and CPS has impacted my life, I want readers of this petition to understand that I really want to focus on the agency as a whole. I want to support and encourage men, women, parents, and grandparents to share their stories with me about their experiences with these agencies. The stronger our voices, the stronger the change can be with these situations. This agency was designed SPECIFICALLY to keep our children safe. It was NOT designed as a tool for parents to use against each other in efforts to "win custody battles". It is an agency that is supposed to help children have their voice be heard and get the help they need obtained. Whether DHS/CPS has taken your children away from you with a lack of evidence or they simply refuse to get involved when there is abuse evidence, I want to hear the stories. If we can get enough voices - Congress has NO CHOICE BUT TO LISTEN that things need to change. My personal story begins about two years ago. To make it a short one - I was in the middle of a 4 year drawn out custody battle with my son's biological father. A full psychological custody study was performed that weighed very heavily in my favor. He decided (3 weeks before our final trial) that he would call DHS and state falsely that there was abuse occurring in my home with my fiancée. The children and I. DHS took his call seriously (regardless of his large criminal background and our ongoing custody dispute) and decided to create an investigation that lasted well over 8 months. Within the first two weeks of this investigation – two lie detector tests were performed (passed), a psychological evaluation (normal and not aggressive in any nature), home visits, proof of medical doctor visits, etc took place willingly by my family. DHS ruined my fiancées relationship with my son by forcing my fiancée to move out of our family home for eight months.  During this time period he was unable to see his own daughter because of this open investigation. He moved out of our home forcing us to be away from each other and if we refused to follow this rule created by DHS then they told us we would never see either of our children again. DHS took all of the evidence and then “sat on it” for the following 7 months before calling and apologizing that it took too long and was closed out as unfounded. I gained full custodial rights to my son, all decision making, and his father then “left the picture” and no longer visits. The part-two of my story is about 4 incidents that I will group together as much as I can. My step-daughter lives with my fiancée and I now 50% of the time and 50% with her biological mother. A psychological custody study was performed for that custody trial which weighed very heavily in father’s favor. Stating mother was psychologically unstable and is not able to speak truths. Regardless, the state we live in is very “pro-mother” meaning custody was given to mom and my stepdaughter visits our home half of the time.  My step daughter began returning to us with odd bruising which we asked mother about. Mother would either ignore or deny seeing any bruising at all. We began taking my step daughter into medical facilities to be examined where the MD would report to DHS/CPS about the concerns. Especially once my step daughter started discussing details of who was harming her and with what. Now, I know what you are thinking. An MD reported, and that would be taken seriously within their department. WRONG. Case was closed within 72 hours, even after mother gave three different excuses to how my step daughter received her black eye and suspicious bruising. Another time, a medical doctor actually wrote a note stating child was so sick in mother’s care that she needed to stay with father in order to get better and healthy again. Meaning so far, we have two different medical professionals reporting neglect and abuse and DHS dismissing them. A mandatory reporter called in about my step daughter about her stories about being left home alone at night at her Mothers, describing the scenarios in great detail. DHS states there is no way to prove these occurrences (regardless of the child telling them herself) in order to suggest anything. Their only advice is to keep taking photographs and journaling the incidents that continue to occur. Meaning they were no longer choosing to look into any allegations, but we should “keep at it”. So here just within my family, we have two vastly different situations. One where DHS ripped a child away from a family for 8 months with NO evidence and a situation with MEDICAL EVIDENCE of abuse and NO plan of action created. So here I ask all readers, signers, parents and grandparents, or even friends who have seen families torn apart by these agencies to put their voice out there. Be strong enough to tell your story and sign this petition to get Congress to listen. Let us be the change, let children be safe! Email stories after signing petition:  

Artisan Loft
45 supporters