Protected To DEATH By Child Protective Services
(2007-2007)
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Trenay lies in peace we will always remember her  / Kenisha Gray (mother)  Read >>
Trenay lies in peace we will always remember her  / Kenisha Gray (mother)

I just want people to remember her as a good girl and never harm nobody she obeyed just fine and i want people to know i was a good mother to those girls and i love them with all my heart and it's like i lose a piece of my heart when she died like i said i want justice done and trenay be remember as a perfect angel.

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please read DEATH TRIGGERS REVIEW OF CHILD-WELFARE CASE  / Cheri Brooks From Ohio (angels)  Read >>
please read DEATH TRIGGERS REVIEW OF CHILD-WELFARE CASE  / Cheri Brooks From Ohio (angels)
Death triggers review of child-welfare case
Girl's file noted signs of abuse

By Rick Callahan
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Child welfare officials turned over a large case file yesterday to prosecutors investigating why a 3-year-old girl allegedly beaten to death by her mother and the mother's boyfriend was returned to them despite evidence of earlier abuse.

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said he will scour that file to determine why TaJanay Bailey, who died Tuesday, was taken from foster care in October and returned to her mother, Charity Bailey, and her live-in boyfriend, Lawrence Green.

Bailey and Green, both 20, were charged Wednesday with murder, neglect and other charges in TaJanay's death. They are being held without bond at the Marion County Jail.

Brizzi said his main question in reviewing the lengthy case file that child welfare workers had compiled on TaJanay is why the Department of Child Services never notified police that a caseworker found that the girl was physically abused last year in her mother's care.

That determination was made in May 2006 after a physician at an Indianapolis hospital reported suspected abuse, noting extensive bruising on TaJanay.

"Having a baby in a safe environment and then returned to parents who were already deemed to be abusive, that's the part where the system obviously at some point was not working," Brizzi said. "There's nothing we can do to bring this little girl back, but hopefully by finding out the answers to these questions we can prevent it from happening again."

Among other things, he said his probe into TaJanay's death will seek to answer who ordered her removal from foster care and whether the caseworker or a supervisor objected.

Susan Tielking, a Department of Child Services spokeswoman, said she could not comment on the Bailey case. She said a department team is reviewing the case and would forward its findings to Brizzi's office.

"We are thoroughly investigating everything and looking through every file and piece of paper we have," Tielking said.

Brizzi plans to seek life sentences without parole for both Bailey and Green, who are scheduled to appear in court today for an initial hearing on the charges.

He said there is evidence the pair "systemically tortured" TaJanay last week after she soiled herself, beating her repeatedly. Green is also accused of hanging the girl on a hook by her T-shirt, injuring her.

A probable-cause affidavit filed Wednesday said Bailey told officers after they were called to the couple's filth-ridden apartment early Tuesday that Green had beaten TaJanay.

"Yesterday he beat her real bad like today but she didn't die," Bailey is quoted in the affidavit as telling an officer.

Green told officers that shortly before TaJanay's death, Bailey struck her daughter in the face, sending her head backward into a wall and causing her to become unconscious, according to the document·

An autopsy found TaJanay died of blunt force trauma to her head, neck and abdomen.

TaJanay's former foster mother, Janice Springfield, said she repeatedly warned a child welfare case worker about evidence of physical abuse involving TaJanay at the hands of Bailey and Green.

Springfield said she had TaJanay and her 6-month-old brother, Lawrence Green Jr., removed from her home early last month and moved to another foster home because she was told the siblings would soon be returned to Bailey and Green's care. She said she didn't want to play a role in the children going directly from her home to Bailey and Green's household.

Springfield said she hopes the pair are convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

"And as for the system, I want them to look at all the evidence and all the facts in this case and I want them to do something, starting with saying, 'We made an error in judgment,' " she said.

Springfield said TaJanay was a sweet child who loved french fries, watching her favorite cartoon, "Dora the Explorer," and singing along with the Campbell Soup Co.'s "Possibilities" commercial.

"Whenever it came on she would just stop what she was doing and stand there and sing it. You know, just small little things made her happy," she said.

TaJanay, who had spent much of her life in foster care, died the same day the Annie E. Casey Foundation -- a Baltimore-based child-advocacy group -- honored Indiana for its efforts to reform its child welfare system.

Legislation passed by the General Assembly has resulted in the Department of Child Services hiring more than 400 new caseworkers since mid-2005 and reducing caseloads, once as high as 60 for some workers, to what is expected to be no more than 17 by the middle of next year.

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To Trenay Duchane  / Brianna Green (Cousin)  Read >>
To Trenay Duchane  / Brianna Green (Cousin)
I want the family of Trenay Duchane to know that they are in my prayers, and so are the two victims. Trenay who lost her life, and Treshae who is recovering from her physical scars and only time will tell how long it will take for her to recover from the mental and emotional scars.  I love you Trenay, and always will. I just hate that you were treated the way you were, and how you left this earth.  You are free now from all that went on and I am happy that you are in a better place now.  Justice will prevail, baby girl, and your death will not be in vain. God will see that they will be punished for what they have done.  Love you always, Trenay. Close
Declan Stewart who I never got to meet!  / Kenyon Littles (distant relative )  Read >>
Declan Stewart who I never got to meet!  / Kenyon Littles (distant relative )
Declan I never got to meet you and wanted you to know I heard that you were a great, cute, loving child.  I think and pray for you all the time!  I know you are in good hands now and safe.  I am sure my mom and others are watching over you.  I am sure we will meet one day and I will give you the bigest hug ever! Close
my baby girl  / Me Scroggins (cuzin)  Read >>
my baby girl  / Me Scroggins (cuzin)

this is basically a letter to olivia 

hey olivia i'm sorry about what u had 2 go through and i love  and  miss u so much too many tears i shed but no matta how hard or long i cry it cant  bring u back to us i'll miss your lovin smile and you joyful attitude i love more words can describe. R.I.P OLIVIA

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I AM A CURRENT FOSTER MOTHER  / CYNTHIA LOPEZ   Read >>
I AM A CURRENT FOSTER MOTHER  / CYNTHIA LOPEZ

MY HEART TRUELY GOES OUT TO ALL THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE DIED IN THE CARE OF THESE ANIMALS THAT WOULD HARM OUR CHILDREN OF TODAYS SOCIETY!! IT IS VERY SAD THAT THESE PEOPLE MAKE US FOSTER PARENTS WHO ARE LOVING AND GENIUNE TO CAREING FOR THESE CHILDREN LOOK BAD IT IS VERY SAD!! THIER ARE ALL DIFFERANT SITUATIONS AND SOMETIMES THE CPS DOES MAKE THE WRONG CALLS OF NEGLECT AND SOMETIMES THE CHILDREN GET TAKEN AWAY FOR ALL THE GOOD REASONS! BUT IN NO WAY SHOULD THESE CHILDREN SUFFER OR BE PUT INTO THESE KIND OF SITUATIONS! MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THESE PEOPLE! MAY GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS WEBSITE!! I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE AND TRUELY CARE FOR THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE CAME THREW MY HOME!! EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE LEFT MY HOME WE STILL KEEP IN TOUCH AND TO THIS DAY WE STILL SEE THEM!! AND GET THANKED FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN. SO SEE NOT ALL OF US FOSTER PARENTS ARE BAD ITS SAD THIER ARE SOME OF THEM THAT ARE! MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!

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Mommy and Daddy sure miss you Little Man  / Trudi Lewis (Mother)  Read >>
Mommy and Daddy sure miss you Little Man  / Trudi Lewis (Mother)
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. We miss you so very much and always remember..........FAMILIES ARE FOREVER...........and we will see again. Close
Kelsey Briggs  / Julie (Kelsey"s Purpose )  Read >>
Kelsey Briggs  / Julie (Kelsey"s Purpose )
You can also pay your respects to Kelsey's father's loving familiy at 
www.kelseyspurpose.org. May she forever be at peace with Jesus. We will continue to fight against child abuse for you Kelsey.... Close
Kelsey Briggs (12/28/02-10/11/05)  / B. Wagner   Read >>
Kelsey Briggs (12/28/02-10/11/05)  / B. Wagner
In loving memory of Kelsey Briggs who died at the hands of child abuse at the age of 2 years 9 months.  May you rest in peace, you sweet angel. Close
God Bless You Kelsey  / Friend (Friend of Kelsey's Family )  Read >>
God Bless You Kelsey  / Friend (Friend of Kelsey's Family )
Kelsey, you were an angel on earth. May you have peace and know that your family and friends love you. 

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rest in peace kelsey briggs  / Cheri Brooks (friends)  Read >>
rest in peace kelsey briggs  / Cheri Brooks (friends)
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) -- The prosecution rested today in the felony child abuse trial of Raye Dawn Smith in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter Kelsey Smith-Briggs.
Among the final witnesses was University of Oklahoma children's orthopedic surgeon Doctor Andy Sullivan who says he has no doubt the child was abused.
Sullivan says he examined Kelsey in May 2005 in Oklahoma City and found she had spiral cracks to both her shin bones.
He says such injuries can happen when the bone is twisted as someone throws a child in anger.
Smith denies the charges and her attorneys blame Kelsey's death on Smith's ex-husband, Michael Porter.
Porter is serving 30 years for enabling child abuse in the case and testified earlier that he saw Smith abuse the Kelsey.
The trial is being held in Creek County District Court.

" Gone But Not Forgotten " 








REST IN PEACE KELSEY



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThySZQqc2HA plese watch this vidieo 







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Dear Little Joshua DeShaney,  / Karen (grieving citizen )  Read >>
Dear Little Joshua DeShaney,  / Karen (grieving citizen )
Please pray for Joshua DeShaney, Wisconsin. CPS documented the abuse the poor little angel suffered at the hands of his father and stepmother for over TWO YEARS in 1983 and 1984. Repeated trips to the emergency room still couldn't move CPS to act. Little Joshua suffered his final beating in March of 1984, and after remaining comatose for weeks, he suffered permanent, irreversible brain damage and paralysis. He found no satisfaction in the court system and CPS in Wisconsin was NEVER held liable for its gross negligence. Please don't let him be forgotten. He is an angel and a brave, strong soul that had no one to look after him. Please pray that he is comfortable and safe. Close
They have ruined my life and caused irreparable damage to my family  / Bryan Gorman (Former Foster Child )  Read >>
They have ruined my life and caused irreparable damage to my family  / Bryan Gorman (Former Foster Child )
I was taken away from my single mother by CPS. My mother works full time as an ER nurse. I was taken for "educational neglect". I was placed in a group home run by the county on 2 seperate occasions. I was placed in a residential treatment facility for 9 months. I lived in 2 different foster homes for about 2 years. My mother was not able to wake me up for school and CPS called it "educational neglect". Sometimes I refused to be woken up but most of the time I slept right through everything that would wake a normal person up. I was diagnosed with a sleep disorder by a neurologist/sleep specialist. It is called delayed sleep phase syndrome. It prevents me from waking up and going to sleep at certain times. This is the root of my truancy problems which was the root of the "educational neglect". Being put in these homes and facilities has completely destroyed my social skills and mental health. I haven't left my house in about a year because I'm so afraid of what people will think of me. I have also dropped out of high school due to social issues and also the due to the sub par education I received while I was in the foster care and treatment facilities. I just can't keep up with regular schools after it. They have ruined my life and caused irreparable damage to my family, we can't even pay the lawyers back. I'm 18 now but I wanted to share my story so hopefully less children will have to go through it. I thought they were supposed to protect children, not hurt them. What ever happened to helping kids CPS? Close
I was a child taken by the child protectie services  / Fred Hendrickson (Former foster kid )  Read >>
I was a child taken by the child protectie services  / Fred Hendrickson (Former foster kid )
I was a child taken by the child protectie services agency in maine. After obtaining my records i learned that their case was illegal and my biological mother told me the truth about what happened. Close
a murder took place please pray 4 justice  / CHERI BROOKS   Read >>
a murder took place please pray 4 justice  / CHERI BROOKS

please for this family of this 2yr old she has a memorial  on here also her names TAEGEN McKINNEY .THANK YOU SO MUCH SHE ALSO HAS A MEMORIAL ON MYSPACE.COM

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TO ALL OUR ANGELS IN HEAVEN  / CHERI BROOKS (ANGELS)  Read >>
TO ALL OUR ANGELS IN HEAVEN  / CHERI BROOKS (ANGELS)

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Today was for you Kelsey  / Julie Barto Kelseyspurpose.org   Read >>
Today was for you Kelsey  / Julie Barto Kelseyspurpose.org
Oklahoma had its second annual Kelsey Saturday today and we remembered a beautiful life that was cut much too short at the tender age of 2. Kelsey Briggs will be remembered forever. Today we handed out over 600 stickers and fliers bringing awareness to child abuse and neglect. Our main goal today was not only to remember Kelsey, but to open the communites eyes as to how child abuse can be prevented. It was a statewide effort, and is becoming a nationwide effort. Kelsey's Purpose is to help other children who are in the same shoes she was once in, so their shoes do not become empty life Kelsey's will be forever. I know Kelsey was with us today in spirit and will be with us when Justice is served. Close
In Memory of Richmond Elihu Smith  / Cecile   Read >>
In Memory of Richmond Elihu Smith  / Cecile
My heart is heavy my heart it is sad
For this senseless passing of this beautiful lad

What can we say is there nothing we can do
To change all this wrong they have done to you

Richmond your passing it wont be in vain
We will march in WashingtonWe will march in your name

For all of the children they have taken away
For all of our children we cry for today

In the child's best interest but we know that's not right
We will continue to march we will continue to fight

Richmond your parents they loved you so
They know that it is a better
Place that you go

You will look down from heaven and you will see all of us
And give us the strength to do what we must

We will not stop fighting we will not give up
Till we fix what went wrong and toss out the corrupt

Richmond your life will live on in our hearts
Your father will help lead us
On to Washington we will march.

Cecile
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Adacelli / Cynthia Shrock   Read >>
Adacelli / Cynthia Shrock
Adacelli
(March 31, 2003 – June 29, 2005)


What a beautiful name,
Whose short life was a deplorable shame

March 31st she would have turned four,
Now she has passed through Heaven’s door

Was there a birthday cake when she turned one?

Did she ever feel the warmth of the sun?

Did she ever see a lit Christmas tree?
Giggle and laugh with sounds of glee?

Was she ever held in someone’s arms
To shield her from all of life’s harms?

Was a story book ever read to her?
With a goodnight kiss to rest assure?

Did she ever take a bath
With rubber duckies crossing her path?

She probably never knew any of these,
OH MY GOD, HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS PLEASE!

How could she have wasted away
With no one caring day by day?

I can’t imagine her hunger pains,
And the tears she cried like torrential rains

To lay there, infested with bugs,
Desperately needing human hugs


Scratching so hard the lice in her head,
I’m sure her fingernails must have bled

Days on end, to lay in urine and feces,
Her parents were not of “human species”

God bless the prosecuting attorney
Who fought so hard for Adacelli’s short life ‘s journey

God bless the judge and jury,
Whom I’m sure were filled with rage and fury

How dare the lawyer of the defense,
Make a statement that made no sense

With cerebral palsy, her life span might have been five,
Did he mean, it’s okay to bury her alive?

I wish for Adacelli, this horribly abused, now dead child,
The same torture for her parents as prison is just….
TOO MILD!



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Adacelli / Cynthia Shrock   Read >>
Adacelli / Cynthia Shrock
Adacelli
(March 31, 2003 – June 29, 2005)


What a beautiful name,
Whose short life was a deplorable shame

March 31st she would have turned four,
Now she has passed through Heaven’s door

Was there a birthday cake when she turned one?

Did she ever feel the warmth of the sun?

Did she ever see a lit Christmas tree?
Giggle and laugh with sounds of glee?

Was she ever held in someone’s arms
To shield her from all of life’s harms?

Was a story book ever read to her?
With a goodnight kiss to rest assure?

Did she ever take a bath
With rubber duckies crossing her path?

She probably never knew any of these,
OH MY GOD, HELP ME UNDERSTAND THIS PLEASE!












How could she have wasted away
With no one caring day by day?

I can’t imagine her hunger pains,
And the tears she cried like torrential rains

To lay there, infested with bugs,
Desperately needing human hugs


Scratching so hard the lice in her head,
I’m sure her fingernails must have bled

Days on end, to lay in urine and feces,
Her parents were not of “human species”

God bless the prosecuting attorney
Who fought so hard for Adacelli’s short life ‘s journey

God bless the judge and jury,
Whom I’m sure were filled with rage and fury

How dare the lawyer of the defense,
Make a statement that made no sense

With cerebral palsy, her life span might have been five,
Did he mean, it’s okay to bury her alive?

I wish for Adacelli, this horribly abused, now dead child,
The same torture for her parents as prison is just….
TOO MILD!



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