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Complaints fell on deaf ears at state agency ahead of foster parent's arrest, sources tell WBRZ

Editors notes: Why did they let a single man who's never been married, who requested only girls of a certain age, allow this to happen? How is that not a red flag?" Anderson. https://www.wafb.com/2019/02/14/volunteer-religion-teacher-accused-indecent-behavior-with-juveniles-sexual-battery/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/after-foster-parent-s-arrest-and-wbrz-report-lawmaker-calls-for-investigation/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/neighbors-on-edge-as-accused-child-molester-released-from-jail/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/former-foster-dad-accused-of-inappropriate-contact-with-children-released-from-jail/
Abusers job or title:: Foster carer male

GONZALES – Once again, the state agency overseeing the welfare and safety of children, finds itself at the center of allegations of not doing enough to protect the most innocent.

Thursday, WBRZ was first to report on the arrest of a foster parent in Ascension Parish. Jerry Oubre was booked into the Ascension Parish jail on sexual battery and indecent behavior with juveniles charges. He is being held without bond.

Oubre, a state foster parent, was able to avoid any “red flags,” the head of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services said in an interview with WBRZ.

Outrage quickly followed, though, from people who are close to Oubre, who said they filed complaints directly to the DCFS.

“...I reported this… almost two years to the date,” a woman wrote in an email to DCFS and obtained by WBRZ. The woman emailed the child advocacy department after learning of Oubre’s arrest from WBRZ.

Abuser Name or Alias:: Jerry Oubre
Type of Abuse:: Sexual
Matter Resolved?: Ongoing

ACT child protection laws 'well short' of human rights standards, Human Rights Commissioner says

The ACT's child protection laws "fall well short" of human rights standards, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has heard.

The inquiry was sparked by the ACT government's wrongful removal of five Aboriginal children from their mother in 2013. The case was settled in court early last year, ending the mother's five-year battle to have her children returned to her care. 

300 families say child services wrongly accused them of abuse and unjustly stole their kids

"It’s an epidemic across our nation," one parent told NBC.

ACLU of Illinois reacts to 35 DCFS employees accused of falsifying reports and testimony since 2014

The below statement can be attributed to Claire Stewart, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Illinois:

“The public reporting that 35 employees working for or on behalf of DCFS have been disciplined in recent years for falsifying reports and testimony is appalling. How could the Department fail to address its chronic failure to retain a sufficient workforce, and its inadequate supervisory practices, after uncovering such wrongdoing? The answer is that leadership has careened from one crisis to another rather than doing the hard work to fix its fundamentally broken practices.

Report shows improvements to state’s child protection system

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

[This is the same woman who sat idly by as the Watter Twins were sent back to live with the man they identified as their rapist.  The same woman who ignored the pleas and the testimony of Australia’s most prominent child sexual abuse expert, Professor Freda Briggs and blocked the emails of other advocates who were desperately trying to have the voices of two innocent children who were being regularly brutally assaulted in the “care” of their father - whom was awarded full-time custody of these kids after their continued disclosures of sexual assaults went unheard by all those tasked with protecting them from harm.  And you really think this thing could actually accomplish any positive changes, when she couldn’t even protect two kids let alone ten thousand.]

Queensland’s child protection reform program is seeing results with the latest Report on Government Services (RoGs) showing encouraging signs that Queensland’s reforms are working.

Netted, drugged, locked away: the damning face of child mental health in SA

South Australian children experiencing mental crises are being tied down under nets, locked up in seclusion at extreme rates and forcibly injected with sedating drugs, prompting warnings youngsters are suffering lasting harm from coercive health-system practices.

Nets are being used to tie children to ambulance stretchers to take them to the hospital and, once there, children are being locked in seclusion at a rate which is the country’s highest, far outstripping the national average.

ACLU of Illinois reacts to 35 DCFS employees accused of falsifying reports and testimony since 2014

The below statement can be attributed to Claire Stewart, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Illinois:

“The public reporting that 35 employees working for or on behalf of DCFS have been disciplined in recent years for falsifying reports and testimony is appalling. How could the Department fail to address its chronic failure to retain a sufficient workforce, and its inadequate supervisory practices, after uncovering such wrongdoing? The answer is that leadership has careened from one crisis to another rather than doing the hard work to fix its fundamentally broken practices.

Secret files show DoCS visits to at-risk kids have decreased

THE number of beaten, sexually assaulted or at-risk children receiving intervention from Community Service caseworkers has dropped dramatically in the past year, official figures show.

A Community Services report stamped "Confidential - not for further distribution", leaked to The Sunday Telegraph, reveals the number of children at serious risk of harm who were visited by a caseworker dropped by 13 per cent in 2010.

It comes as a senior bureaucrat has authored a separate internal report which states caseworkers are not visiting children at risk of serious harm because of red tape and a fear of being blamed if the child is murdered.

Murdered woman's family blame government department for her horrific death

The family of a young West Australian woman killed by her ex-partner says decisions made by officers of a government department contributed to her tragic death.

Charlotte was a 19-year-old woman caught in a vicious cycle of abuse at the hands of her partner.

Charlotte's killer will be sentenced in October.

Charlotte's killer will be sentenced in October.CREDIT:FILE IMAGE

When CPS kidnaps children for money

When CPS Kidnaps Children for Money“If I have it my way, you’ll never see your mommy and daddy again.” These cruel words were reportedly uttered to eight-year-old Jaxon Adams by a Missouri doctor working closely with Child Protective Services. While we don’t know if this statement will prove prophetic, the fact is that some children will never see their parents again — or, at least, not for a very long time — because of CPS.

And it has been alleged that many of these youngsters are essentially kidnapped — for money.

Children in care sent far away from family fall prey to paedophiles and drugs gangs

Local authorities are accused of being "recruitment sergeants" for gangs by placing children out of area.

Thousands of vulnerable children are magnets for paedophiles and county lines drugs gangs because councils are sending them away from friends and family, MPs have warned.

Children are being placed in "grave danger" by the very professionals who should protect them, an inquiry by the all Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults found.

New Zealand rocked by Māori protests on child removals and use of sacred land

Protesters gather at Ihumātao as they stand to fight a proposed Fletcher Building housing development in Auckland, New Zealand. Māori leaders are staging two major protests in New Zealand, straining relations with the Labour coalition government and drawing accusations that Jacinda Ardern – who is visiting the remote Pacific territory of Tokelau – is a “part-time prime minister”.

On Tuesday, hundreds of activists marched on parliament house in Wellington, as well as other New Zealand cities, calling for an overhaul of the government’s child welfare agency, Oranga Tamariki [Ministry for Children], amid a series of controversial cases in which Māori children and newborns were taken into state care.

In the 2017-2018 year, 290 Māori babies were taken into care, and Māori children make up more than 50% of all children in state care. Māoris make up 14.1% of the population, according to the CIA World Factbook website.