Topic

family services

27 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to waterford juniville court, Senator heather sommers, Attorney ryan k, Attorney phammond, Attorney lisa vincent, Law office of attorney lisa vi cent, Lori hellum

return gabby ,mason,dallas,lillyana,zuri church home to mom

my  husband  and  i got  our beautiful amazing  kids  stolen from us for  lies  that  we  had  a  dirty  home  , my  mental health , and  housing unstablity and that  my  kids  were  in immediate  danger. my  court  appointed  attorney  bullied  me  into commitenment saying  that  it will get  my  kids home  faster.  all the steps  dcf  asked  me to do and  the court  asked  me  to do has  been done for almost  two years  now. my  children are suffering  at  the hands  of  dcf  here in  ct. my  son d known as  baby dlyan here  in ct  almost  lost  his  life  because  of  dcf  , he  was  almost straved , beaten ,  they  allow  my  rapist  around  my  daughter  lilly even knowing  hes  on  drugs, they changed  my  kids  birth certifcate  without  allowing  me  to fight  it. all my  kids  suffer  from emotional trauma  and  just  want to come  home  and  be  with eachother and  mommy  and daddy. i been emotionally  belittled  by  dcf  beaten verbally  . they  havent  been documenting  my  case  for  almost 7  months  but  claim we  didnt  make  enough progress. please  help me end  my  familys  specially  my  five  little ones  suffering  and  get them home  and  i promise to help others in  this  fight.

Kirsten Fauquet
200 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Ombudsman

Introduce the Joint Physical Custody Presumption in Europe

Women and men, mothers and fathers are made to complement each other, and more importantly, children need both parents. Millions European citizens, be they grandmothers or grandfathers, mothers or fathers, aunts or uncles, have suffered the loss of children they love and care deeply about, as a result of misguided laws and obsolete family court practices in many European countries. The lack of legislation to support and encourage the Shared Parenting (called also joint physical custody or joint custody with alternating residence) is an issue which knows no bounds. It affects families from all countries, regardless how poor or how wealthy they are. It affects annually millions of children in Europe, regardless their race, ethnicity or gender. The issue transcends all demographics and is widespread across Europe. Experience from “advanced” countries like Sweden, Denmark or Belgium shows that children benefit most from the active involvement of both parents regardless of their marital status. The government policies and laws must be structured in such a way as to maximize the opportunity of all parents to contribute to the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development of their children.  Across Europe, a growing number of children are being raised without the benefit of meaningful engagement with both parents and of their extended families. As contemporary research conclusively demonstrates, a child who effectively loses one of his or her parents through a custody decision is a child at risk for a number of negative personal and social outcomes. There is also a growing medical evidence that such “legal decisions” have long term negative impact on the health of the involved children. Research also proves that, although children want a relationship with both their parents regardless of marital status, healthy bonding with a non-residential parent is impossible without a substantial amount of time spent in that parent’ s physical presence.  In the context of the European Commission initiative to upgrade the Brussels II Legislation, Colibri (The European Platform for Joint Custody Co-Parenting & Childhood) asks for changes in the Family Law to be implemented across Europe. Such changes should ensure that regardless of the place where they live and what is their nationality, children of Europe will have the opportunity to remain fully engaged with both their parents into adulthood.  The people endorsing this statement know that not all children can have full access to both parents, and we know that not all parents are fit to raise their children. But we also know that far too many good, willing and fit parents are removed from their children’s lives by unfriendly family courts, obsolete policies and laws that undermine family integrity and autonomy.  Parental separation should not spell the end of a relationship between a child and one of its parents. Forced separation from one’s own flesh and blood in the absence of abuse is morally wrong and socially irresponsible. That is why we support equally shared parenting concept (joint physical custody) as the default arrangement for separating parents of minor children."  We invite European citizens, regardless their gender, to sign this petition. Go to www.childefenders.com to read more about Colibri’s position on this matter. Catalin Bogdan, VP (on behalf of Colibri Federation)  

Colibri Europe
560 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Members of the Community Action Agency (CAA) Board

Save the Esplanade House

Dear Members of the Community Action Agency (CAA) Board- The Esplanade House Non-Profit Children’s Fund Board, as well as concerned community members, respectfully request that you evaluate, fully and transparently, the allegations from the community regarding mismanagement of the Esplanade House under the current CAA Chief Executive Officer. Per CAA’s website: “The Board is legally and morally responsible for all activities of the Agency. The Board is solely responsible for determining agency policy, approving the annual budget and determining the goals of the agency.”   (source: https://www.buttecaa.com/board-of-directors/ We believe strongly that there are clear moral issues, as well as potential legal issues that need to be fully examined by the CAA board, in a thorough, methodical, and perhaps most importantly, transparent manner. We understand that such a review will require a significant investment of time and resources, but to fail to investigate these concerns is for the board to fall short of fulfilling their duties. We request that the CAA board: 1. Review the letters, comments and concerns of current and former employees, as extensively documented by the Non-Profit Children’s Fund board. These issues go far beyond a few disgruntled employees – the concerns expressed are consistent and constitute a pattern of intentional, severe, recurring and pervasive hostility to former female employees that interfered with their ability to perform their job. This hostile work environment goes back literally decades. We also request that the board reach out to current and past employees to ascertain the full nature and severity of these issues. 2. Conduct an independent review of internal processes and an independent financial audit, as well as an independent compliance audit of all grants received by CAA over the last 15 years. 3. Immediately return the buildings on the Esplanade House site to their stated uses, to bring the Esplanade House and CAA into compliance with their loan documents. 4. If the board is unwilling to do these things, we ask that they turn over management of the Esplanade House to another non-profit organization. The Esplanade House has provided critical housing and support to homeless families in the North State for over 25 years. Time and time again their work in our community has truly changed lives. It’s time to take action to protect this vital community resource, to ensure it remains a force for good in our community for the next 25 years. 

Save the Esplanade House
713 supporters