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Former resident sues county, Department of Social Services: claimsthat "government officials" knew the allegations were false, but still begana "nine-month campaign of harassment."



 
 
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Old June 8th 07, 07:45 AM posted to alt.support.child-protective-services,alt.support.foster-parents,alt.dads-rights.unmoderated,alt.parenting.spanking
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Default Former resident sues county, Department of Social Services: claimsthat "government officials" knew the allegations were false, but still begana "nine-month campaign of harassment."

Former resident sues county, Department of Social Services
By: Alexandra Bogdanovic
06/05/2007


A former Warrenton resident is suing the Fauquier County Board of
Supervisors and three employees of the Fauquier Department of Social
Services for approximately $3 million in punitive and compensatory damages.


http://www.timescommunity.com/site/t... 506069&rfi=6


Fairfax attorney Earl N. Mayfield III is the attorney for the
plaintiffs, Alexandra Wolf and her children.


In the suit, which was filed in federal court in Alexandria, Mayfield
says Wolf was "falsely accused of threatening to kill herself and her
children." He further claims that "government officials" knew the
allegations were false, but still began a "nine-month campaign of
harassment."

Fauquier County and the DSS employees are accused of violating the
plaintiffs' constitutional rights.

Specifically, they are accused of "false imprisonment in violation of
the Fourth Amendment"; and "denial of rights to familial relations,
integrity and association under the First Amendment."

The defendants are also accused of violating the plaintiffs' rights to
due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Mayfield said he filed the lawsuit last August. The "discovery" portion
of the proceedings is due to wrap up June 15. He anticipates that a date
for a jury trial will be set by the end of the month.

Fairfax attorney Julia Judkins, who is representing the county and DSS,
said she will file a motion requesting that the case be dismissed, however.

"The case has no substantive merit. This suit should never have been
filed," Judkins said this week. "There is no basis in fact or law for
what the plaintiff believes happened."



Additional details

The Chrysalis Counseling Center, which has offices in Reston, Culpeper
and Gainesville, and three of its employees are also named in the suit.
They are accused of slander, breach of contract, negligence, negligent
hiring and supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress and
professional negligence.

The allegations against all parties stem from a series of events that
began in August 2005.

According to the lawsuit, Wolf sought treatment for panic attacks at
that time. After going to the Chrysalis Counseling Center in Culpeper,
Wolf was allegedly referred to a "life coach" to help resolve the issue.

During one conversation with the life coach, Wolf apparently related
that she'd had thoughts of suicide in the past, but no longer thought
about harming herself. When asked, Wolf said she did not intend to hurt
her kids, either.

Even so, the lawsuit indicates that the life coach told a psychiatrist
and a licensed social worker at the center that Wolf intended to kill
herself and her children. The lawsuit further indicates that someone
from the center then informed police and the Department of Social
Services that Wolf was considering suicide and that she was a threat to
her children.

The police discontinued their investigation of Wolf once they learned
the allegations were false, according to the lawsuit. Once the DSS also
learned that the allegations of Wolf's suicidal tendencies were false,
they initiated an investigation - totally bogus, according to the
lawsuit - into the possibility of child abuse.

As a result, Wolf's children were temporarily removed from her home and
placed in a friend's custody, according to the lawsuit.

By removing the children from their mother's house, the lawsuit contends
that the defendants violated the children's' right under the Fourth
Amendment "to be free from unreasonable seizures of their persons."

Removing the children from the children from their mother's house also
deprived them of their Fourteenth Amendment right to due process of law,
the lawsuit maintains.

The defendants' actions as they continued their investigation allegedly
deprived Wolf of her right to due process of law under the Fourteenth
Amendment, and deprived the family of its First Amendment rights to
"familial relations, integrity and association."

In addition to punitive and compensatory damages from the county and
DSS, the plaintiffs are seeking approximately $3 million in punitive and
compensatory damages from the other defendants.

E-mail the reporter:





CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
WIRETAPPING PROGRAM....

CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.

every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...

http://www.connecticutdcfwatch.com/8x11.pdf

http://www.connecticutdcfwatch.com

Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS

*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*

Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5

Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.

BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...
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Old June 10th 07, 12:30 PM posted to alt.support.child-protective-services,alt.support.foster-parents,alt.dads-rights.unmoderated,alt.parenting.spanking
Greegor
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Default Former resident sues county, Department of Social Services: claims that "government officials" knew the allegations were false, but still began a "nine-month campaign of harassment."

This will encourage people to go to counseling more NOT!
That LIFE COACH who concocted the lies sure was a sweetheart!

Was it malicious?



On Jun 8, 1:45 am, fx wrote:
Former resident sues county, Department of Social Services
By: Alexandra Bogdanovic
06/05/2007

A former Warrenton resident is suing the Fauquier County Board of
Supervisors and three employees of the Fauquier Department of Social
Services for approximately $3 million in punitive and compensatory damages.

http://www.timescommunity.com/site/t...2226&BRD=2553&...

Fairfax attorney Earl N. Mayfield III is the attorney for the
plaintiffs, Alexandra Wolf and her children.

In the suit, which was filed in federal court in Alexandria, Mayfield
says Wolf was "falsely accused of threatening to kill herself and her
children." He further claims that "government officials" knew the
allegations were false, but still began a "nine-month campaign of
harassment."

Fauquier County and the DSS employees are accused of violating the
plaintiffs' constitutional rights.

Specifically, they are accused of "false imprisonment in violation of
the Fourth Amendment"; and "denial of rights to familial relations,
integrity and association under the First Amendment."

The defendants are also accused of violating the plaintiffs' rights to
due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Mayfield said he filed the lawsuit last August. The "discovery" portion
of the proceedings is due to wrap up June 15. He anticipates that a date
for a jury trial will be set by the end of the month.

Fairfax attorney Julia Judkins, who is representing the county and DSS,
said she will file a motion requesting that the case be dismissed, however.

"The case has no substantive merit. This suit should never have been
filed," Judkins said this week. "There is no basis in fact or law for
what the plaintiff believes happened."

Additional details

The Chrysalis Counseling Center, which has offices in Reston, Culpeper
and Gainesville, and three of its employees are also named in the suit.
They are accused of slander, breach of contract, negligence, negligent
hiring and supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress and
professional negligence.

The allegations against all parties stem from a series of events that
began in August 2005.

According to the lawsuit, Wolf sought treatment for panic attacks at
that time. After going to the Chrysalis Counseling Center in Culpeper,
Wolf was allegedly referred to a "life coach" to help resolve the issue.

During one conversation with the life coach, Wolf apparently related
that she'd had thoughts of suicide in the past, but no longer thought
about harming herself. When asked, Wolf said she did not intend to hurt
her kids, either.

Even so, the lawsuit indicates that the life coach told a psychiatrist
and a licensed social worker at the center that Wolf intended to kill
herself and her children. The lawsuit further indicates that someone
from the center then informed police and the Department of Social
Services that Wolf was considering suicide and that she was a threat to
her children.

The police discontinued their investigation of Wolf once they learned
the allegations were false, according to the lawsuit. Once the DSS also
learned that the allegations of Wolf's suicidal tendencies were false,
they initiated an investigation - totally bogus, according to the
lawsuit - into the possibility of child abuse.

As a result, Wolf's children were temporarily removed from her home and
placed in a friend's custody, according to the lawsuit.

By removing the children from their mother's house, the lawsuit contends
that the defendants violated the children's' right under the Fourth
Amendment "to be free from unreasonable seizures of their persons."

Removing the children from the children from their mother's house also
deprived them of their Fourteenth Amendment right to due process of law,
the lawsuit maintains.

The defendants' actions as they continued their investigation allegedly
deprived Wolf of her right to due process of law under the Fourteenth
Amendment, and deprived the family of its First Amendment rights to
"familial relations, integrity and association."

In addition to punitive and compensatory damages from the county and
DSS, the plaintiffs are seeking approximately $3 million in punitive and
compensatory damages from the other defendants.

E-mail the reporter:

CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
WIRETAPPING PROGRAM....

CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.

every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...

http://www.connecticutdcfwatch.com/8x11.pdf

http://www.connecticutdcfwatch.com

Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS

*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*

Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5

Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.

BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...



 




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