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luzerne county children & youth

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corupt workers

Complaint Rating:  78 % with 18 votes
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luzerne county children & youth
111 n. pennsylvania avenue
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
United States
Phone: 570-826871
caseworkers that tell you one thing and do another and using families against one another, cohearsing children into going against their families violating civil rights, constitutional rights, and due process rights. they also dont like to keep you informed of what is going on with the where abouts of your children and they like to keep kids away from family.talk about corruption in luzrne county.
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 22nd of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes
It's always the people who have been on welfare for 20 years, have 10 kids from 5 different dads, that run around a filthy house with no supervision that complain that "the children & youth is taking my kids away for no reason" trust me, those caseworkers don't want to take your kids away, it's a HUGE hassle and they don't want to be at your house any more than you want them there. Take care of your kids and there won't be a problem. It's not like children & youth is gonna snatch your kids away for no reason...
 17th of May, 2011 by    0 Votes
hi iv bin dealing with the pottsville children and youth office they have bin keeping my son in foster care for 4 years so they can put him up for adoption iv done everything they have asked me to do but they refuse to let him come home to his real family for 4 years they go by what happend for years ago with my family they made us seem like monsters when we werent and still arnt they never up date there paper work to show one parent doing everything there trying to take my rights away suddenly and@fedup if u where involved with pottsville u would be recanting ur statement cuz they will twist ur words left and right and ur familys words and have u jump through hoops only for you to find out what was the point if there not going to grow a real beating heart and a soul and give parents there children back to parents that real do everything to get there child back instead of keeping them and putting them up for a doption
 26th of Mar, 2012 by    +2 Votes
Luzerne County children and youth are a very corrupt organization. There are caseworkers that buy drugs on the streets. At this point in time I will not mention any of the names. They pretend like they are your friends and pretend like they are the POLICE...then they snatch up your kids. Dont forget to act upon allegations made about your caseworker in Luzerne County. They are partying a little too hard. F$$KLCCAY:}
 3rd of Jun, 2012 by    +3 Votes
i have to agree with children and youth being corrupt. my boyfriends ex lost her children due to neglect and drug use and instead of putting the children with their father they put the children with the mother's parents. he had called children and youth cause he wished for his children to live with him. now this man has stable income and a clean house and would do anything for them. but instead of them placeing the children with him. they put him through evaluations which he passed his home even passed but they r still refuseing him custody of his children. they even held a hearing that was put on continuance on the day it was continued from and now they put him on supervised visits. and his lawyer has proof it was continued and was signed and dated by a luzerne county judge. his children have emoitional problems and this makes it worse and two of the children have a history of trying to hurt themselves. he asked for the children to seek counciling but none of that has been done. and they haven't even updated him on any appointments or anything about their health or well being and it was all in court order they have too. luzerne county children and youth do whatever they want and it's not them it is hurting it is the children. and then they wounder why their is so much crime cause the children are an emotoinal reck when they become adults they turn to drugs cause they think they will numb the pain. they grow up thinking both parents hate them and abandoned them cause of children and youth.they rally need to be investigated themselves cause i know they will find a very big problem with that agency. and they also go off about parents who drink but yet their were at least five workers talking about getting drunk after work in front of children in the hallway of orphans court. and the caseworker he has was one of them and she is also divorced i see she hates men but that is no reason to punish all men for what went wrong in her marriage. children are just a pay check for them. and don't tell me that the aren't cause i heard this alot but i have seen alot with children and youth. for every case they get the more parents they sue for childsupport and my boyfriends children have showed up on visits with holes and stains in their clothes. his son had shown up with a hole in his shorts where u can see his under wear and it was over his butt. now tell me where that childsupport goes if it isn't on their clothing. wish i can drive the cars those workers drive. oh yeah they complain about homes being in deplorable condition what about the rooms they put those children in for visits. and all the children i see who come in filthy to a visit and bruise. they are not their for the children.
 25th of Aug, 2014 by    0 Votes
ive been dealing with luzerne county children and youth for abut 4 years now and i can tell you first hand that they destroyed my sons life, he was 10 when they took him from me, i had relapsed after having years of sobriety, and they never gave me a chance, they never said get yourself together or we are going to take your son from you (had they done that i would have stopped immediately, and it was the second day of my relapse when they did this, well when they took him, they put him in the custody of my older son who i believe was 20 years old at the time and his girlfriend, 2 of the most immature people they couldve found, the girlfriend was verbally and emotionally abusing my son when my older son wasnt around, my little boy finally told me this, well than he was put in foster home and from there to so called friend's of his fathers (his father died when he was 5) well these people have been so mean to my son, he was the housekeeper, the babysitter for another child (baby) in which i dont even know where that one came from, also this couple are in thier 70's and very old school, the man was physically abusing my son, nothing was done but he was told he cant put his hands on my son anymore, thye never once allowed him to have a freind over, never no sleepovers at other kids houses, it was school, library and home, that was the life he had, also he gets a death benefit checks and i dont know where they go to now but they are definatley not being used on him, i have supplied everyone of his needs and wants from day one, clothing, toys, game systems, tv, and the list goes on, well up until they allowed these people to adopt him without me even knowing, yes i heard it from my son right before this past Christmas when i took him his gifts, one of the very few times this couple has allowed me to see him, and it was only because i was providing his gifts, they never bought him anything for any holiday, he would look like a bujm when i would see him, i dont know what these people would do with all of the clothing and things i gave to my son. well now my son just turned 14, last year he pulled a prank at school, and i know it was a cry for help, well he was put on probation for it, he started running away from this couples house and one of the reasons for doing so he told me was because the man would watch him take showers "to make sure he was cleaning himself properly" he told this to me and the police office at the time because i had talked him into turning himself in, just recently he ran away from a shelter care place they had him in and he and i had a long talk, i had asked him if this man ever touched him sexually and he said no but mom someone did when i was 5, i immediately went to the scranton police dept, because at the time this happened he was in my custody, now i cant get any answers as to what is going on with the investigation because im not his legal guardian, it gets worse by the day, they put my son in a place called glen mills which i wasnt aware of, well while there 5 crip members attacked and beat him up in the bathroom, they finally took him out of there, now God only knows where hes at, and believe me there is so much more to this story, my sons probation officer and i had a long talk and he did tell me i had a great son, and he also believes three's injustice with the lccys, he said to me that was the fastest adoption i ever seen and we werent even aware of it, he has his suspensions of lccys as well, i really wish there was someone i could talk to, right now i have no idea where my son is, when he does run away the only way i know about it is because he calls me, he just wants to come home to family, they completely blocked every family member from his life before i lost my rights and now they cant get a piece of information on him either, so when the parent loses thier parental rights i guess the whole family does as well, he hasnt had contact with any of his siblings or other family members in years and last year his poppy died, yeah he didnt even have contact with him, he didnt even know for a year that his poppy died because i wanted the opportunity to be alone with him and tell him and talk about it, that never happened, finally he found out by accident, also hes getting into gang activity now, he has tattoos on his knuckles of a gang members motto and i found pics of him on a facebook site with drugs in the pics, im devastated, he is still innocent, i still hear my little boy on the phone when he calls me when he runs away, yes i hear that innocence is still there and i know he is only trying to survive the best way he knows how, if my son was brought home to family members i know there is still a chance to bring the real him back, but if this goes on much longer i might as well say goodbye because the streets are gonna win my son in the long run, please if anyone can direct me where to go or who to turn to i would appreciate it so very much. thank you, sharon
 15th of Oct, 2014 by    0 Votes
call me an ass''''' but i wont b on this site anymore so i dont give ah shhhhh..for you idiots that keep talkin like you know children and youth..why dont you shut the heck up..you dont know ur ass from your face! you dont know wth these families been through! at one point in my life i was ah idiot just like yous and i thought you must of done something terriable in order for your kids to b taken! well stupid of me cuse thats not the case..i seen to much crap go down with children and youth and what they are doin is wrong! no children and youth dont want your kids..UR RIGHT! THEY WANT UR KIDS FOR THEIR MONEY..THEY GIVE THEM TO THE FOSTER FAMILIES! you idiots think that all ppl who had their kids taken care on warfare with ten babys dads and blah blah blah..thats not always the case and so freakin wat if someone is on warfare or has every dam goverment program out there and if they have ten babies dads! sooooo wat! that doesnt make them a bad parent...now does it mean they made poor choices??? sure! but who hasnt!!! so dont go around judgeing ppl or what you dont know! if you aint never been through it bfor then count your dam blessings cuse more then half these ppl that got their kids taken where good parents..some falsely accused and some just made very poor choices like using drugs ...we all are entitled to mistakes..i feel as long as the parent does their plan to the BEST OF THEIR ABILITY then they should b able to have them back..now when it comes to beating your child then i dont know about that cuse id ont see how anyone can abuse their child and expect them to get their child back..but im not the judge of that! Thank God! granite some ppl do need their children taken and some parents dont do nothing to get their kids back..so those kind of parents dont deserve their kids...i
have worked my freakin ass off to get my kids!! im no p.o.s and im not here for pity! if i did something wrong i wuld suck it up and move on and accept it but God knows as well as i do i did my best! but my best wasnt freakin good enough! ima mother that loves my kids..not ah "fake"! im just sooooo sick of hearing ppl talk like they been through this and they have no idea...i have friends who are case workers and they tell me all the stories that go on..one of these case workers i know smoked crack and had plenty d.u.i's...i know caSE WORKERS who told me that wen cys wants your kids they will do watever it takes to get them...children and youth runins lives!!! not rebuilds lives! i wish i culd say children and youth was a good thing..but sadly it aint! i can go on and on about that bs agency but ima shut up...all those who are dealin wit this bs please go to my site on fb 1 mad momma...you can share your stories there and get feed back..CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR CHILDREN! DONT GIVE UP! DONT SIGHN UR RITES! GIVE CPS A FIGHT! cg
 23rd of Apr, 2015 by    +2 Votes
Well I have something that will blow everyone's mind an I don't know what to do. I have a 16 year old we have Ben told by dr she has Aspergers, adhd, add, OCD also born 1lb 15 oz I never found out why but anyway I have Ben asking the school for help from kindergarden till today now 16 they have pushed her through she never liked to go to school always missed lots of time so we got her an IEP and asked for help every year well now in 10th grade they want her to come to school everyday this did not happen over night it's always Ben this way she never went he just could not bring her self to do it she is very respectful never in trouble no problems well went to court with school district again hot into argument with vice principle I told her I have Ben asking for help with her for 10 years in this district I told her to please help I let her know she can not sleep at night it's Ben like that for a long time I asked for a time change or other alternative I said he's always in pain she had back surgery years ago so she takes Motrin pm to help with pain an sleep well next day had a knock at my door children and youth told me a complaint was made I give my 16 year old Motrin pm and I am named the predator ok some one please help me figure out why are they here it's not a narcotic she can buy it anywhere you go it's a joke never had theses ppl in my life my oldest is 22 Thank you
 16th of Jul, 2015 by    +2 Votes
Everyone knows CNY in Wilkes Barre, at least, rounds up as many kids as they can, not for the kids sake, but because they are worth MONEY in their budgets.. They receive $125.00 per day per child they have KIDNAPPED and pay foster parents $24.00, Nice profit !!! Half the people that work there are scum and I would love to get a look at their lives and families . HA you know what they say about a carpenter having a leaky roof. These people make me sick that work there. Like every other part of GOVERNMENT, absolute power corrupts and these people have ABSOLUTE power, over that courthouse, they run that 3rd floor and they know it. I actually think the Judges are scared of them, because we all know the skeletons they have hidden in their closets and the BANK rolls they carry. Get smart people, half the cases they handle are jut to keep their sorry asses on he payroll. CNY in Wikes Barre needs to be investigated, and then maybe, just maybe, some of the kids they have KIDNAPPED may see their parents again. Half or better of the junkies we have on the street will tell you they are from FOSTER CARE. Nice way to RUIN lives CNY.
 14th of Sep, 2015 by    0 Votes
Luzerne County Children and Youth Services have destroyed my family when I was a teenager, and continues to try now that I have children of my own. They have done nothing but harm. They removed me and my brother at sixteen and seventeen years old stating my mother was too depressed and narcissistic to raise children. WE WERE PRACTICALLY RAISED! Recently in the past two years someone called nine times on me with complaints such as: I didn't have silverware and my children were eating with their hands, complaints I was doing heroine (I was drug tested numerous times, none of the accusations being founded, nothing in my system), I was abusing my prescription medications (I surely was not abusing my prescription medications, and that showed when my drug screenings came up negative for them, all random tests when they showed up), my boyfriend was abusing me in front of my children and the caller "feared" for my child, that my boyfriend was abusing my children. All of these were unfounded. My children never had marks on them. They are very outgoing and happy. They have good grades and play football, cheer leading, and dance. They have been questioned about abuse and nothing was said that even remotely made these accusations true. Today I got a call, another call AGAIN that me and my boyfriend fight in front of my children. I think its my child's father but children and youth protect the caller and not the FAMILIES being harassed. Go figure. Any advice is welcome. Sherra.OKane82@gmail.com
 3rd of Dec, 2015 by    +2 Votes
Hello. I would like to add that there are times when C&Y should remove kids from a home of neglect or abuse but... and I mean BUT... The C&Y worker and department of families and children should ALWAYS offer the Primary caregiver a "Safety Plan or Reunification Plan" and they very seldom do what they are taught to do. I attend classes for Social Work and am and have been an Honor Student on the Deans List for most of my education and we learned that it is not in the best interest of the children to remove them from the only parent or parents that they know or have been cared fro their entire lives. I personally was a drug user at the age of 17 and it was a stupid decision and mistake that I made and let me note that I did NOT have any children at that time. I had quit completely and had remained clean from any and ALL substances for 15 years and when my child was abused by a EX friend whom I trusted completely C&Y took my kids and they had gone to my sons day care and spoke to him at the age of 4 years old for hours without my knowledge and had him making all types of allegations that were not true and that I could prove. When I dropped my kids off with their father for his weekend visit I met with a C&Y worker who did not like that I knew so much of their regulations and she had then told me off over the phone (supervisor) and the woman I was speaking with on this Friday night had kept saying how she was exhausted from her work load and couldn't wait to get home to have some down time and drink her wine. UGh. sickening. So ultimately C&Y called me on Saturday stating NOT to get my kids as she had a court order stating I was a threat to my own children and that I would see the Judge on Monday. Well needless to say I was appointed a attorney from Scranton and she stated that she has NEVER seen anything like this done to anyone I was refused my kids return because C&Y stated I was going to "COACH" them... Who even allows this? Luzerne County Orphans Court that's who. I have notified so many organizations and nothing. Than all of a sudden Kathleen Kane ends up in court going to lose her seat because she is standing up and exposing the corruption in these courts systems. They have no idea of the damage they do to my kids and others children. ALL evidence shows that removing kids from their families that hey only know is terrible reactions on kids. My children have been through so many adverse affects from their removal from me. Let me say that The Master also had it out for me and in turn after fighting for months and getting nowhere I was about to lose my life and I relapsed and regret thai decision daily also as I vindicated myself and cleaned up and still after 3+ years of fighting and thousands of dollars spent on Lawyers, Paid supervision that I have been refused receipts for this visitation and so much more I see clearly that the courts are corrupt and weather my kids are grown and I continue to lose my fight I WILL ONE DAY if I have to attend school for the next TEN years and become a Lawyer on top of a Social Worker I WILL make sure that they PAY for what they are doing. That is my promise to my kids and to those of you who have been destroyed in every aspect by C&Y and the orphans court division I believe they do everything they can to force un-suspecting parents to spend every dime they have on Lawyers and continue to do this for years while their children continue to live and grow up without us and thus making the entire fight worthless because by the time you get anywhere your kids are gron and we just spent All if any money we had for nothing because we got nowhere. I have gone as far as to pay a lawyer 2500 dollars and he attended one hearing and submitted one paper. That's it for 2500 it is quite disturbing. I am willing to do what ever it takes to keep fighting for my kids as they are in such terrible condition living with their father who is a pedophile himself and has had a child at the age of 22 with a 13 year old girl. But C&Y think he is what's best for my kids. Now he goes into the bath with our 9 year old daughter washing her saying she does not do it good enough. Let me add that C&Y have psychologists and other agencies that work with them to offer what ever documents are requested by the parent to keep the other parent from the kids to the excess that my daughter has been seeing a therapist for over 3 years who wrote a letter stating it is ok that she sleeps in a room with her father and brother even though she was assaulted and has much resentment towards men and males not to mention her father is a pedophile. Yep this is what WE are subject to if someone is pissed and plays C&Y games and C&Y workers do not potentially like you. It is a SAD state here in PA. GOD Bless you all and hope you have a better outcome than I.

PS I have CLEAN hair follicle tests every three months for over 2 years Now too. So there is no need to keep discriminating notto mention I have NEVER EVER neglected or intentionally placed my children in harms way Nor have I EVER abused my kids! So Comment some more on what you do not recognize about this sick corrupt County and those who play God with other peoples kids. ONE DAY I will be a Social Worker and EXPOSE it all. I would love to attach photos of the evidence I have but I NEVER know whose NOSE is poking around...
 10th of Feb, 2016 by    0 Votes
I wish I could reach thru and hug every parent that has been being tortured with this. My husband and I went thru everything you all have described in this thread. I want to cry & vomit all at the same time.
I wish there was a positive answer/solution to these stories because regardless the details they are ALL exactly the same. We did our service plans "at God' speed" Luzerne County judges words. Our child was NEVER returned by county. At 6 months old our child was moved thru 4 different foster families before we were forced to sign rights away to a family member way out of county a year and half later. We moved to the county our child was placed and was given very little supervised visits. There is SO much more to say but I won't at this time. My husband and I wanted so badly to raise a child together so after years of torture we decided to have another child because we didn't think we would ever get our precious baby back again. I became pregnant in 2010, and in July 2011 the family member who took permanent custody of our children called us a week before my due date to say our child has been very verbal that she wanted her mommy & daddy (she had just turned 4). She has been returned. She is a beautiful wonderful child but we know now why they wanted rid of her. She has Reactive Attachment Disorder. I beg all of you to go and research this disorder. There is a 20 minute video on you tube thru a Christian based show called Wretched. I am sorry to say but every one of your children will have this disorder after being ripped from your arms kicking and screaming as WE ALL did.
Please all of you contact me at jnlz22@yahoo.com and we will take it from there. I will continue to pray for all of you and your kids. Keep your heads up & don't EVER give up! You never know one day you may get that call we never thought we would get. Don't give into your demons because your kids are counting on you!
 29th of Jun, 2016 by    0 Votes
me and my twin sister have been in foster care since birth and we we separated when we were five we have been in at least 60 different foster homes me and my sister got adopted by different foster parents. My family didn't work out ok I was placed in hospitals and even a group home I was placed in foster care and I know live with my sister again but I'm sixteen at that time I graduated high school 2016 and I'm going to College and I need the money in order to support me and my foster family, they are on a fixed income and my foster dad is on disability online I read that I'm am suppos to get money but I don't get the amount that I'm suppose to get . I think that that the foster parents should get as much money as the worker get I think a foster parents job is hard I also think that the kid should get money too to support them, I feel like Luzern County isn't doing there job. My caseworker lost my Sosal security coverage I think that the workers should think what it feels like to be a foster parent and a child. They can't be a normal child, a Child that wears the same thing every other child wears or go to work sleepover at their friends house or even to be able to drive wherever they want or to afford the things that they need

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