for Nov. 15 Parental Rights Town Meeting
Utah County have asked us to share the agenda for their Nov. 15 town meeting
on parental rights at 9:30 AM at the American
Fork City Library. 64S 100E - Map
courtesy of MapQwest.com
* Victim testimony
from Lisa Bierly, Daren & Barbara Jensen, Stephanie Mair, and Emma
& religious implications by Sandra Lucas (Citizens Commission on Human
of due process by Dan Witte (attorney);
reforms to protect innocent families by Dave Hansen (foster care survivor);
* Action plans
by Lowell Nelson & Matt Misbach (Utah County citizens).
To RSVP, for
directions, and for more information, see http://www.accountabilityutah.org/IssuesAlerts/News/2003/News111003Item1.htm
Notice courtesy of AccountabilityUtah.org
Lowell Nelson (801-763-8046 or email@example.com) or Matt Misbach
(801-427-8919 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Davis County Meeting - Nov 19
the Family from the State
Sponsored by: Utah State
Representative Mike Thompson and
Utah Families Association
Nov 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. New Student
Commons, Davis Applied Technology Ctr. 550
E. 300 South, Kaysville (map). Take I-15 to Kaysville exit, east to
500 E, south 6 blocks, on left, south end of building
and Barbara Jensen: "How the State Tried to Take Our Son"
Thompson: "What the Utah Legislature Must Do to Protect Families"
Thompson is the Chairman of the DCFS Oversight Committee.
Russell, Attorney: "Protecting Your Family From False Allegations of Abuse"
won the landmark Roska case which stops DCFS from taking your child without
a warrant -- although DCFS ignores the law.
Betournay, constituent affairs, DCFS; "Complaint Resolution within DCFS"
Policy Administrator, DCFS: "Complaint Resolution within DCFS"
are some good folks in DCFS who are trying to make improvements.
Peterson, Utah Eagle Forum: "Following the Money Trail"
state receives Federal money when they remove a child from his parents
and arrange for someone else to adopt him; there are no financial incentives
for leaving a child in his home or for reunifying him with his parents.
Ruzicka, Utah Eagle Forum and Utah Families: "Protecting Parental
Roska, Utah Families: "Call Connie Roska! -- How Advocates Can Help"
worker at your door? Does she have a warrant signed by a judge?
If not, call Connie 546-0821.
Kinmont, Utah Families: "Becoming Informed, Helping Your Neighbor"
what happened to the Jensen's happen to you? The State says, Yes!
"The [Jensen] case, which is being viewed by parents-rights groups as a
landmark decision, won't set a precedent, [Asst. Attorney General Mark]
May said. It is completely fact-specific and should not be taken
as a sign that families who are in a similar situation will win and the
state will just walk away." James Thalman, "Charges Against Jensen's Dropped,"
Deseret News, Oct 25, 2003
Families Assn. is a volunteer advocacy organization. Our mission
is to help families who have been falsely or frivolously accused
of child abuse or neglect. We do not interfere with the good work
of DCFS in helping children who are truly abused or neglected.
Map and driving
instructions courtesy MapQwest:
Student Commons, Davis Applied Technology Ctr. 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville.
9:02:34 AM Mountain Standard Time
Utah Parental Rights Town Meeting Nov 22
Saturday, November 22, 10–11:30 AM
Weber County Library (Ogden
Branch) Auditorium, 2464
S. Jefferson Ave (click for map).
voters, and parents of Utah!