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  • Submitted: Fri, June 03, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, October 19, 2011

  • Reported By: Gio — Roanoke Texas United States of America
Texas CPS
535 S Loop 288 Ste 2001 Denton, Texas United States of America

Texas CPS Tina Harris DFPS Texas CPS above the law Kidnappers Denton, Texas

*Consumer Comment: Rally Against CPS

*Author of original report: Amanda Sals

*Consumer Comment: Sibling of the children discussed.

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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

To: observer@texasobserver.org

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011, 10:37 AM

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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

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Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:30 PM


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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

To: manager@houstoncountycourier.com

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:25 PM


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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

To: ccdaily@nationalinterprint.com

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:19 PM


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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

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Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:17 PM


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From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Fw: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

To: newsmanager@foxnews.com

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 3:06 PM


--- On Thu, 6/2/11, John **** (((email redacted))) wrote:


From: John **** (((email redacted)))

Subject: Texas CPS Above the law violate many rights kidnapping your children

To: metro@dallasnews.com

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 2:18 PM


Re: cps help the Giovenco Family

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:12 PM


From: "Public Information" <public.information@oag.state.tx.us>Add sender to Contacts

To: "John **** (((email redacted)))

Dear Mr.

G****:

Thank you for your recent message. We appreciate your contacting the Office of the Attorney General.

As you may know, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), which encompasses Child Protective Services, is the state agency responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse. The policies and procedures of TDFPS are developed and overseen by the administrators of that agency and are not subject to review by this office. The TDFPS Office of Consumer Affairs reviews case-specific concerns on behalf of the agency. You can contact that office directly at:

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Office of Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
(800) 720-7777
www.dfps.state.tx.us

Again, thank you for writing.

Katherine S. Wood

Public Information and Assistance

Office of the Attorney General of Texas

>>> John **** (((email redacted))) 5/11/2011 1:00 AM >>>

Please help us in this matter God Bless

AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF TEXAS

BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared Georgia G**** and John G****, who, by me duly sworn, deposed as follows:

"Our names are Georgia G**** and John G****. We are if of sound mind and capable of making this affidavit. We are personally acquainted with the facts herein stated, which are true.

On May 2, 2011 there was an affidavit of Tina Harris in the state Texas in the county of Denton Texas.

Tina Harris states on May 02 2011, Before me the undersigned authority, on this day personally Appeared. Tina Harris, who, having by me first sworn, upon are oath stated to have personal knowledge of the facts stated herein and swore they are true.

I am a caseworker for the department of family and protective services or (DFPS), and in my capacity and employment as a caseworker; I am authorized to make the following statement. Based on my investigation of the following named subject children, I have determined that all contestants concerning conservatorship of the said subject children reside within the state of Texas.

Let me state that no one has immunity when it comes to our rights under the United States constitution of America not even Tina Harris or Texas CPS so she should take this oath by stating she is given up any immunity from prosecution.

Tina Harris has committed fraud falsifying documents twisted statements falsified statements withholding true and accurate statements from the court and has committed perjury under oath of this court and the state of Texas.

I believe she has also violated our constitutional rights under the 4th and 14th amendment and also under 42 USC, 1983 and also 1985.

My children have been wrongfully and unlawfully removed from my physical custody without Constitutional DUE PROCESS, or even the pretext of Reasonable Efforts having been offered AS MANDATED BY 42 U.S.C. 671 (a) (15) and 672 (a) (1), which removal meets the definition of KIDNAPPING according to18 USC Sec.1203 and are being held-

I will read the report affidavit of Tina Harris as it is written and will challenge her statements. All statements are false and all outright lies. She said declared on the 14th of April, 2011, the following children were mentioned in her report: Gwyneivere Salas, Robert Salas, and Gabriella Salas.

Tina Harris states on April 14 2011, statewide intake received a priority one referral regarding the physical abuse of Gabriella Salas. By an unknown person. It's very well known that the unknown person could have been Nurse Kelly.Or a new counselor. So it's not an unknown issue! We've been dealing with Nurse Kelly over the last six years and she has called us regarding any problems with the children in school. In her report she has stated that Gabriella had come to school several weeks ago with a black eye. This was true Gabriella did in fact fall off bed or hit her eye on a bed posts her sister Gwyneivere witness this and brought this to our attention. This was documented and called into the school and reported to Nurse Kelly.

So as you can see nothing was hiding from the school in no way shape or form. It was stated that Gabriella either fell off the bed or hit her face on the bed of post. As we said we don't know exactly what happened because her sister Gwyneivere brought this to our attention. According to Tina Harris that she also had marks on her hands we were not aware of any marks whatsoever on her hands and anytime. That is something new and if so why didn't the nurse at school bring this to our attention immediately?

Georgia G****, their adopted blood aunt, called the school and said that Gabriella did not want to go to school because she did not want the other children to make fun of her and that they have done this to her before in the past with her eating problems. This is a true statement because she even came to me when I got home one day told me John G**** that also that she did not want to go to school out of fear that the children would laugh at her and called her names she really did not like attending this school. She told this to me I believe her and I think it's a fact.

The report continues to state that on April 14 2011, Gabriella was observed at school with another black eye. If this was true why didnt the school again notify us because it was never known about any other black eye. Gabriella said that she ran into the door this is not accurate she ran into a doorknob this is a fact while she was taking the wash in and from the garage in a basket she had bump into as, I said the doorknob her sister Gwyneivere could testify to the fact that this happen. She had a little scratch on her forehead on her nose and in the middle of her forehead. This is a fact in the matter.

Tina Harris also said the bruise is from the top of her face all the way down to her chin this is falsifying her documents she did not have a bruise from the top of her head all way down to her chin if this is the case this did not happen in our home. As I said repeatedly when tedlshe left for school that morning on April 14 2011 There was nothing wrong with her forehead we believe that something happen on the bus or in school and she has told me repeatedly that she fell and hit her head on the desk at school. And she made a clear statement in front of my witness Kim Weaver repeatly. Tina Harris statement is completely false because those children were taken to Kim Weaver on the same day and there was no such bruises of that magnitude on her face.

Kim Weaver will testify to that fact. You mean to tell me after 8 hours almost 9 hours in Denton Texas at the CPS Office on April 14 2011all of sudden these so bruises on her face magically disappears after she is brought to the above woman's home. There was one little bruise on her left forehead and that's all there was I seen it for myself that night at Kim Weavers home. If that were true everyone present that night would have notice these so called bruises. Show this court the pictures and not from some other childs pictures she might of had from her past cases this is another falsification I consider this perjury.

As we go on with Tina Harris statement she goes on to say Gabriella had bruises on the tops over hands and around her waist. If so show these pictures I've never seen anything like that on the night of April 14th 2011 nor did anyone else including the children, my wife or Kim Weaver. Here goes Tina Harris with yet another false statement she received all the children on or around 12:00 a.m. and there were no such marks of that nature. I want her to be brought up on charges of perjury of falsifying documents on her statement under oath. Now it is said by Tina Harris that after the fact all these bruises magically appeared these are all untrue statements that she fabricated in her own mind to try to justify her actions or I should say not legal actions. This is totally ridiculous and unfounded. I believe this lady Tina Harris has a psychological problems. She also states that the marks on the side of her wrist or arm wait! First she said they were bruises now she's saying they look like burns are they bruises? or are they burns? She's contradicting her own statement because there was never no such bruises whatsoever again falsifications and accusations.

Tina Harris from the CPS continues in her statement Gabriella by saying her hair was moved out of her face and there was a swollen black knot on the whole side of her face and her hairline. Now she said Gabriella has a knot on her forehead the size a golf ball. I did not see a bump a knot of that size she had a little bump as I call it on her left side of her forehead that was a little bruise. That's all that was pointed out to me by Tina Harris from the very start. I can state this for a fact because I was holding Gabriella on my Lap at the kitchen table in front of Tina Harris and Kim Weaver.

Tina Harris never brought any of these other marks or bruises to my attention at anytime on that night. Nor did I see anything like that as I stated in my above statement. This is another falsifying document and statement to this court.

Tina Harris states that Gabriella clammed up when she was asked about her injuries. Gabriella never clammed Up to me because she had told me on that same night that a boy had pulled her chair from under her horseplaying around and that she had fell and hurt herself while in school and hit her head on a desk at school she made a statement in front of Kim Weaver to me. I had never asked her about her bruised forehead she openly confronted me and told me the story and believe this is what actually happen from what I understand. She also told this caseworker Tina Harris in front of Kim Weaver and another friend the same story while Tina Harris was visiting with the children a few days after the fact.

Then this Tina Harris said to the child in putting doubt in her mind if you fell backwards than how can you get a bump on your forehead. First of all Tina Harris wasn't there how does she know which way this child fell and hit her head another accusation trying to manipulate a little eight year old child .Does this mean if we cut down a tree or trees that they are all going to fall the same way another accusation pure speculation and unfounded. I cannot believe that this lady would try to manipulate a little girl eight years old mind. She also mentions that there were concerns about her going home what concerns My Home is always open to anyone that wants to come to my home any time unannounced because we do not have anything to hide my friends would tell the court the same we always welcome our friends at any time.

Tina Harris also starts to say Gabriella appears to be very tiny for her age. This can be due to the fact that a few doctors had told us that she may have dwarfism and may have a growing problem so much for her speculations again she also says that she steals food in school we all know this. She has an eating disorder that's been verified over and over again nothing new is she specifying or speculating another accusation? or maybe saying that we dont feed our child.

I truly dont understand whats her point She should clarify her point and say what she means. She also states on April 14 2011 I interviewed Gabriella with the assistance of detective Chris Ahen with the Roanoke police department we know who he is because he came to our house with no warrant and ask to take a b back scratcher and some rolling pins these are used for baking and came to our house on the morning. I believe on the morning all April 22nd at around 10:30 AM eight days after the fact. Again she states that Gabriella left eye appeared black and blue again is it a black eye? or is the glass of water half empty or half full another speculation accusation and unfounded.

She also states that she had a knot the size of a golf ball on the left side of her forehead this is contradicted to what she said in that she had a black and blue marks from her head all way down to her chin she can't get her facts or false statement together she also goes on to say Gabriella was observed to have a large black and blue bruise on the back of her left arm this was not mentioned in her prior statements and another fabrication falsification now she mentions the shoulder blade or this so called mark was notice. She States that the marks are consistent with the mark that was Observed on her right forearm this is inconsistent with her prior statements and nothing was ever mentioned about any forearm. Gabriella was observed to have Scabbing Down the middle of her nose.

She admitted that her nose was injured when she was carrying laundry and turn and hit she said door but was a doorknob she also told the truth and said she had gotten a black eye weeks ago from falling out of her bed Gabriella bold
Statements above are true that's exactly what happened.

Tina Harris goes on to say Gabriella seem to be nervous when asked about her other injuries any child would at 8yrs old be nervous when questioned by a stranger that she did not know this is how most children would react to the question by strange people that they'd never seen before. Don't you think this is logical or natural for a child or children to do this. If they were so concerned why didnt the police or the caseworker come over to the House right away. That tells me that they' really were not that concerned as much as they are stating. Then she goes on to say she ask Gabriella to be honest with her accords and also stated that the police officers left the room due to her appearing uncomfortable now does that make any sense for a police officer that is supposed to the conducting his own investigation.

Tina Harris stated that she said she was hit with the back scratcher first of all I know Gabriella would never say claw of a back scratcher she doesn't even know what the word means I feel again Tina Harris manipulated and fabricate this statement to justify her actions again there were no marks on Gabriella that same day when she went to school that morning all the other children has testify to that fact it's funny that Gabriella told me and other people a completely different story of what happened that day in school but of course when she tried to tell the same story to Tina Harris she would not listen to this child have to say maybe Gabriella was being manipulated into making that statement because that's what Tina Harris wanted her to say also the Police Officer who left the room would not be able to witness Tina Harris statement because Tina Harris stated he left the room.

I will say this is a false accusation again and falsifying of documents and possibly perjury also I believe that talking to Gabriella without our permission violates our 4th and 14th amendment of the constitution of United States and also 42 USC 1983 and 1985 by interrogating this child of eight years Without our consent or a warrant with permission from a judge. Let me state that no one has immunity when it comes to our rights under the United States constitution of America. She is not above law of this land and I sincerely believe that United States Supreme Court would agree with my statement.

She also Tina Harris goes on to say how did you get the bump on your head she never mentions all the other marks of her accusations and falsifications now she Say bump on forehead before in her prior statements states she had bruises from the forehead all way down to her chin now she specifically asking the child about a bump on her head not more than one but that specific bump contradicting her prior statement again accusation falsification of her documentation so Gabriella states from a rolling pin with no handles that she goes on to say that the aunt did this she tells us not to tell people. As I stated in my prior statement all of our friends and relatives would tell you that Georgia would never strike a child with any object ever like that Nor I would ever do such a thing and tell a child not to say anything I've raised three children and each one of my children would testify to the fact that we Are not parents that abuse a child and we would never make any such statement of any sort dont tell anyone this is another fabrication accusation and unfounded and all this is just an allegation with no facts. Tina Harris.

On April 14 2011 states that determination was made after staffing with program director Claudia Grose exigent circumstance were present boy if that was the case why didnt they get or round up all the other children also why did they wait so long in the day from the time that Gabriella went to school in the morning to almost 2:00 PM to make a decision like this does not make any sense whatsoever. Then they call my wife not immediately after the kids were transported 13 miles away and then tell her that we and the other two children have to go To CPS for office building in Denton Texas only for my wife to be put in a room in the interrogated by two Roanoke police officer without Tina Harris Being in the room for almost 8 hours she was called monster and child abuser and unfit mother by these police officers kept giving my wife Georgia a hard time by trying to get her to admit to something she didn't do I couldn't believe that this was happening in the United States of America. She also started to question all the other children with other caseworkers in various rooms without my permission she also took a statement from me and I told her there were no marks in a child's head the day before this incident as I stated to Tina Harris my wife Georgia does not hit these Children. Don't you think that something is wrong with this picture when only one child is supposed to have been abused not any of the other children.

As this interrogation or kidnapping or extortion continued my Wife the children and I were there for over 8 hours these children have not eaten any food for over that time only in school at lunch. I asked this case worker Tina Harris if these kids can eat she gave my grandson Preston some animal crackers that were out of date he threw them in the trash because they taste So bad after this interrogation over 8 hours she called my wife and I to a room and said we're going to take the children you can sign a piece of paper to have a friend take sure these children while investigate this matter I asked her what will happen if I'm not signing this document she stated I will take the children anyway if that's not xtortion than please tell me what is. So we signed these papers under duress. Tina Harris also lies in falsifying her statement by saying on April 14 2011 the decision was made to voluntary place the children out of the home. This is the complete opposite of what happened.. She was very rude and Obnoxious toward us at all times as we were looked down upon by her she acted like she was judge jury and executioner you can tell by the way she acted she was on some kind power trip are she also started becoming very crabby Toward the end of this as I say interrogation session she shove some papers at me completely in disrespect. I told her she doesn't have to act that way because she's had a long day I also told her I don't like sitting for 8 hours being interrogated for something we did not do on my day off a work.

In her statement Tina Harris continues to twist her words again by saying that she observed and interview of Georgia by detective Chris Ahern first of all this is another lie or falsification of the report because this officer never interviewed my wife and was a completely different police officer that interviewed my wife Georgia again I consider this perjury she goes on to say that this officer that never interviewed my wife Georgia said that when asked Georgia denied ever having hitting the children which is true because I have never witnessed my wife hitting any of these children ever at any time. She continues to say that Georgia denies injuries to. Of course why should she nothing ever happened this happen at school and everything points to that direction. She continues to ask my wife about domestic violence at home which there is none as she keeps trying and trying to get my wife to admit to something that never happened because that's the way Tina Harris falsify fabricates lies twisting status to manipulate people and mock the court system because of her authority given to her by the state of Texas and CPS and feels she could do whenever she wants because she's under the protection of the all and untouchable including. As I should state she is a wolf in sheeps clothing at its best for the Texas CPS, And if this is an example of how the system is run then the whole CPS system is so corrupted that there needs to be a major investigation by the United States Government's and the Department of Health and Human services.

She also continues to ask Georgia about alcohol and said with no facts that Georgia had issues with alcohol problems this is a another fabrication lies falsely reporting statements again and she should be charged with perjury because Georgia never had any alcohol problems ever if she has then this is only because Tina Harris said so and again making a false accusations and assumptions tried to play god jury and executioner. Again and tried to have this court believe her lies. I have been married to Georgia for 34 years and never have seen her abuse alcohol besides Georgia is a diabetic and does not drink alcohol very often she does drink cranberry juice that looks a lot like wine again falsifying her documents and report is there no end to her lies. She switches gears and says that Georgia states that Gabriella steals food that's nothing new that has been going on in school for years as we said before she has a food disorder that has been verified. She also states that little Gabriella has a problem she says she steals food because she's a drug baby another fabrication because that's not what Georgia said. The real truth is that she said that these children are from a drug mother and she bonded with food because she did not get the love and affection from her real mother and this can be a result of her food problem but that, has not been determined by any professional psychiatrist as yet that is in the process as she was told. So much for her speculation.

On April 14 2011 she spoke with Mr. G**** in regards to the accusations or allegations are report of that I was not working the day prior to April 14 which is true she said that I stated that the little one came home from school that day and Robert said she peed in her bed..That is an incorrect statement I did not say she peed in the bed I said she'd peed in her pants twisted statement again she can't seem to get any of her statements accurate she continues to say that I was trying to break her from this problem that is a false statement I never said anything like that that all I told her I just deal with that and I understand that she needs some professional help but of course she didnt put that down Tina Harris only wants negative information that justifies for action for removing these children because that's what she does best as you can see with all her falsification of documentation nothing is further from the truth.

I also told her that I've never seen any injuries on her before other than the scratch on her nose in the one over her forehead from hitting the doorknob previously. I also stated that Gabriella at times gets mad and has a temper tantrum at times and throws herself on the ground this is to get the attention from anybody else that is in the room this has been happening from time to time and I've witnessed this myself and was in disbelief at first but she has been getting better of not doing that as much. I have talk to her and told her that's not necessary and doesn't accomplish anything only hurting yourself as I said we are not professionals nor tend to be professionals unlike Tina Harris. She continues to say that I deny seeing any injuries that is true to the point that I did not see her current injuries or bruise on her forehead that was fresh on the night of April 14. I was also off of work on that day but did not notice any marks whatsoever on her forehead accept the marks that were there prior from the doorknob incident.

As Tina Harris continues she asked me a few more questions and I said I had put Gabriella in the corner that day on April 13 because when I asked her why she wet her pants not her bed she replied to me as always because I'm lazy Uncle Johnny I also told her to go in that corner for 15 minutes so she can meditate and say I will go to the bathroom when I need to go without hesitation because I am not lazy and I'm a big girl that is the truth thats what was said that is the complete opposite or falsification or fabrication that Tina said again twisting her words to hear what she wants to hear or to make what she wants to have in her report. I also state that Gabriella has been a bed wetter for some time she has always had this problem since day one. That is true I did say that I also told her that is the way she was when we received her from Arizona. I also stated that I went to the VFW that is true I am a service officer for the VFW and a help many veterans in the community and families to receive their entitled benefits that they deserve for serving our country. What does the VFW have to do with this case.? Is she going to assume that me being VFW member has anything to do with these children.

I am also a member of the American legion and the Knights of Columbus again what does that have to do with the children.

So though her world according to Tina Harris a decision was made to voluntarily placed the children out of the home and as explained in my prior statement this was not voluntarily to me this was extortion as mentioned if we did not sign the documents she was going to remove the children anyway because she can I did request that she speak to other caseworkers not only in Arizona but also here in Texas because she would get a complete different story from them. But as you can see anything positive in our favor would not be productive to Tina Harris so she continues to ignore our statements about contacting other caseworkers. That she did not state in her so called report as should be stated. I also stated that she spoke to Patricia Reinke the previous counselor For the children. Patricia is not a Counselor when she is a child psychologist or therapist again falsification of the facts twisting words again.

She continues to say on April 14 she spoke with Kim Weaver and stated on her report and that she was aware that two years ago Mr. and Mrs. G**** had an altercation and that I was arrested. She Also States that the police had came to my residents regarding alcohol and family violence. Let me clarify her twisted falsified statements of the facts. A few years ago I did call police my wife is a diabetic and had a diabetic seizure I call 911 when the police arrived not the ambulance I was arrested because my wifes face was flushed and they had thought or assumed that I might of hit her I was arrested and taken to the Denton County jail and charged with simple assault which later all charges were dismissed also according to my lawyer Kenneth Price. I could have sued the city of Roanoke for false arrest. There was never any alcohol related problems at my home other than my son's problem that did not even happen on the promises again Tina Harris twisted facts.

She continues to make allegations about alcohol problems on my property that has nothing to do with me nor my wife only a few problems that we had with our son John junior at anytime she has taken every fact out of context she also states that on April 4 2010 that my 11 year old son Preston was kidnapped by me how could you kidnap your own son this is totally ridiculous and unfounded as that is not what happened another accusation falsification of her report. I was separated with my wife last year because of problems with my son but that is a personal matter and has nothing to do with the children in this case. I don't know anything about any welfare checks of one when I try to get in touched with the children when I was separated from my wife and her being a diabetic and being sick on one occasion last summer that I request a courtesy check that was the only time that this was done.

I also had called the CPS at one time last summer because of my sons behavior in the home only to convince my wife Georgia to tell my son that he needed to leave the promises for everyone's sake but that is a personal matter and again has nothing to do with this case nor the children. I am not responsible for my own sons action as he is 28 years old at the time. I can say that I have never had any tickets or driving violations in over 34 years and the last 15 years I have never received a ticket and have clean driver's record in this state which can be verified by the department of transportation. I have never had any alcohol related arrest at any time.

Tina Harris brings out on November 28 2008 of all a disturbance that is the same incident that I said in my previous statement about being arrested there were no knives involve no family violence the only scares I have on me is from when I was in the military and when I had a double hernia operation last year in June 16 2010 to be exact this statement is falsification documentation accusation untrue unfounded. She also states on April 15, 2011 Gabriella was taking to the reach clinic in Plano and was observed Nancy McNeil RN,PNP the assessments revealed That Gabriella Mehta disclosure of inflicted injuries and there was evidence of multi bruises to her face and body that are not consistent with her history of being hit with any object. First of all twisted statements falsification of her report because there is no history of being hit with any objects whatsoever at anytime again fabrication and accusation on her part she states bruises but on the same night of April 14 there was only one bruises on her upper Left side of her forehead this can be verified by Kim Weaver and other friends that witnessed this that can testify to that fact.

On April 18, 2011 Dr. Duncan office was contacted she states that Gabriella is not all to date with her shots oh really falsification of her report because Gabriel is up to date with her shots also observed Robert was prescribed Concerta. On the 19th of April she said she spoke with Merritt Dobeka the assistant principal at Roanoke elementary school she said she denied having any behavior issues with Gabriella she also denies she has ever thrown herself on the floor at school but another accusation by saying she does not have this problem pure speculation on her part she does not live day to day with this child or any of the other children. Mrs. Smith Gabriella Current teacher denies any outburst what does that have to do with Gabriella situation she also states that Preston had some issues fighting. I do not understand this statement because Preston does not attend that school he goes to a different school. Again twisted allegation and falsification to make us look like bad people she wants to create so Tina Harris could continue her accusations against us.

On August 19 2011 and Tina Harris received an office of consumer affairs from Mrs. G**** April request and an adoption dissolution this is completely not the whole truth. There was a letter sent to that department on a complaint of Tina Harris investigation not only was a complaint made to that office we also had contacted the state senator Jane Nelson the governor of Texas and our two state senators also our congressman Dr. Burgess and OCR these complaints were supposed to be confidential to all above parties and not sharing of any information with Tina Harris whatsoever just goes to show you how the CPS works together when you report someone on how they are doing wrong in their investigation. The letter that we wrote regarding adoption this dissolution that I believe Tina Harris took from my letter she not even knowing the meaning of the word. We are not asking our requesting to give all parental rights up what that means when you try to do your very best of your ability to help these children with psychological and Mental issues and you cannot do anything else to help them that the option dissolution can be a last resort to get the children into a place where they can get help with their psychological and mental problems by professionals this is not a bad thing whatsoever. She has taken and twisted out of contents from my letters that we have written and again falsified and made accusations that are unfounded. As we continue she is has taken portions of my letter that we have written regarding the Salas children which the court has.

On the above statement on April 20 2011 she said she spoke with Shannon Nobles the Counselor at the MEDIN MIDDLE school and there were no issue with Preston or Gwyneivere.. She Goes On to say that she spoke with Patricia the children's psychologist or therapists that she goes the details about Gabriella eating disorders which has been verified. She also states that Mrs. G**** change the children's names as a personal issue that has nothing to do with this case but since she's brought it up on her report or accusations that to the matter is the judge had a request from the children at the time of the adoption that they wanted their names changed and that was between the judge in Dallas who finalized the adoption and granted the children's requests I suggests that Tina Harris take this matter up with the judge in Dallas as to why she granted the children's request that has nothing to do with the circumstances surrounding this case I again cant understand what is her point. She goes on to say how she interviewed these other teachers so on and
so forth and they all said That Gabriella has an eating problem in school nothing new everybody was aware of it has been going on for years and this Nurse Kelly knows about it also said she documents everything I'm sure this is documented also.

It is also brought up said that Gabriella told a Mrs. Drennan That She saw me chase my wife around the table naked with a knife this has never happen I have no idea where she got this story from or who made this up that never happen in my house it's possibly could of happen in another Foster home or group home from the past or she saw this in a movie Gabriella has a tendency to lie at times to get attention also they said they went on a field trip to the police department and Gabriela stated she had been back to where the jail cells were and stated that is where my uncle was. On other falsification an accusation it might be true that Gabriella was in the police station before with me as I had to at one time I believe to get my fingerprints taken for personal use by the police department to request a military records that might be what she's referring to she has never see Uncle Johnny in jail before ever. As you can see Tina Harris has falsified committed perjury made accusations and has done whenever she could to make us look like unfit parents it is very sad that there are people like this working for the state government that I pay taxes for. She done more harm to these children by making all these false accusations by making people think all her lies are true she has done more harm to the children and us by her actions and false statements in this matter than any good.

Tina Harris states the Arizona department of child protective services removed the Salas children due to domestic violence in that household and sexual abuse and fraud and abuse by the mother which has also Verified by all court records in the state of Arizona when they took away the parental rights of these parents the state of Arizona contacted us from the state's Atty. general's office and requested that we take these children into our home because we were the only people that were eligible to take these children at the time again this is all court record. So you can clearly see that these children's were through many problems physical psychological problems in that home many years ago before the children came to Texas . She Also States that from February 19 2010 there were concerns of alcohol abuse by Georgia I like to know where the statement came from and who said this is Totally another accusation falsification an unfounded pure speculation. It was said that Gabriella and Gwyneivere report being spanked and Robert was tapped on the head by his aunt This is heresy who made the accusations?.

The department believes (believes, not positive) that Mrs.Georgia G**** has caused injury to Gabriella by physically Hurting her with a back scratcher or rolling pin. We believe that little Gabriella In front of me Kim Weaver and a few other folks that she stated over again she hurt herself in school by falling out of her desk on the day of April 14th 2011 and thats what we believe that is what really happened in this case.. She also states that Mrs. G**** has to deal with Gabriella behavioral problems and that the other children have mental issues this is nothing new to this is already been verified by the social worker in Arizona and also by Patricia the children's psychologist or therapist on file with this court. It has also been verified that Gabriella has self hurting behavior problems this is a fact that has already been document. Mrs. G**** Also denies any domestic violence at home. I also can verify and testify under oath to the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God. That there has not ever been any physical violence in this home without hesitation unlike Tina Harris who has manipulate, falsifying her report's and statements in regards to this matter under oath. Is this is not perjury than someone please tell me what is injustice on behalf of Tina Harris/CPS. She says based on all her facts or falsified facts that she believes that these children are in immediate danger to a physical health and safety. I totally disagree with all her lies Tina Harris and her action for removing these children .She believes( not positive no facts) just believes .Tina Harris under oath has been made falsifications and accusations in all her statements in this case.

As I close my letter to the courts I would like them to look at all our statements thoroughly and, all the conclusions taken into consideration the years of our marriage 34yrs the children that we raise our friends letters are religious beliefs and I pray to this court that they will give us the justice that we deserve as residents of the State Texas, American Born Citizens of United States of America in god we trust. I also would like state this for the courts record that I believe, Tina Harris has a personal vendetta against this family for making a complaint with the Texas department of children and protective services and this is her way of falsifying fabricating making accusations and that I believe Tina Harris committing perjury under oath. All her false statements to get back at us for making complaints. I hope and pray that Tina Harris will be investigated for her dirty deeds and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I ask the courts how many other Texas families she has done this to in the past without being stopped. I pray that this court will grant us total relief and Whenever that is necessary to make us full and whole. And to restore our good name I ask of this court in our Lords name Amen.

Further Affiants sayeth not.

AFFIANT- GEORGIA G****

AFFIANT- JOHN

GIOVENCO

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Rally Against CPS

AUTHOR: Marie - ()

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be having a rally to help families who suffer from the abusive activities of CPS. LULAC helps individuals and families who are experiencing civil rights violations within judicial, criminal and social administrators. We are asking for anyone who has experienced abusive acts by CPS to attend this rally and get informed about your civil rights.

 

Join us to stop the abuse of power by CPS.

 

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Rally will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rally begins at 7:30 am to 10:00 am

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(back entrance at the corner of Nueva St. and So. Flores)

 

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AUTHOR: Gio - (United States of America)

First you have many Mental issues and so does your mother it may run in your gene pool. But your uncle David would never do the things that you have said he did. David and his wife gave you a good 2nd chance on life and you blow it ! Also like David we all raised our own children years ago so being a parent is'nt new to us and as far as your other three half siblings go they did'nt want to talk to you or their other two half sisters and a brother that's in a home in Minn or where ever . Yes Georgia and I were good enough to take your brother and two sister in our home with many Mental problems remember we our not the cause of this you father Paul knows the whole story it is not our fault that your mother got into drugs and whatever and lost her children in Phoenix Az we gave them a good 4yrs that they would of never had Amanda anyway we are all done with the problems that your mother and Paul created and we did our best you can be sure the children will miss us .But most of all Bobby will also for your info how is that a 16yr old girl like you start trouble with Pauls family members whom try to do so much good and keep you out of the Currupt CPS systems .Anyway I could of gotten the children back but after dealing with the CPS I would never take any chidren into my home again also many of my freinds say the same . JUST LOOK BELOW

In 1974 Walter Mondale initiated CAPTA (the Child Abuse

> Prevention and

Treatment Act), the legislation that began

> feeding federal funding into

the states child welfare

> agencies. With remarkable foresight Mondale

expressed

> concerns that the legislation could lead to systemic

abuse

> in that the state agencies might over-process children

into

> the system unnecessarily to keep, and increase, the flow of

>

federal dollars. Shortly after CAPTA was enacted there was a

> dramatic

increase in the number of children in foster care,

> peaking at around

500,000 during the mid-70s. George

> Miller, the Chairman of the federal

Select Committee on

> Children, Youth, and Families, initiated an

intensive

> investigation of the nations foster care system after

the

> effects of CAPTA started to become apparent by the soaring

>

numbers of children who were being placed in foster care. An

> official at

the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and

> Welfare admitted to Miller

that the

>  government had no idea where many of the nations

>

500,000 foster children where living, what services they

> were receiving,

if any, or if any efforts were being made to

> reunite them with their

families.

>

> To address the obvious free-for-all snatching of

children

> that CAPTA had stimulated, the Committee crafted new

federal

> legislation with the intent of creating accountability

and

> clearer guidelines for the states child welfare agencies.

>

During the crafting of P.L. 96-272 Chairman Millers

> concern was that

the federal government was footing the bill

> for warehousing children in

institutions and inappropriate

> settings without accountability. In 1980

the Adoption

> Assistance and Child Welfare Act, P.L. 96-272, was

enacted.

> The act included provisions that reasonable efforts

be

> made to prevent children from being unnecessarily removed

>

from their homes and placed in foster care. Although CPS has

> always

tried to buffalo the media and the public that they

> are involved with

families due to some sort of horrific

> child abuse or neglect, there has

never been any debate

> among national policy makers, researchers, and

federal

> agencies that the vast majority of

>  CPS cases are due to

poverty or frivolous/social reasons

> and do not contain elements of real

child abuse. If the

> cases did actually involve acts of abuse they would

be

> criminal, identified and investigated by law enforcement,

>

rather than social workers, and would be prosecuted as such.

> P.L. 96-272

came into effect partly because Congress

> determined that a large number

of children were being

> unnecessarily removed from their homes, and, once

removed,

> they were lost in the limbo of foster care for years,

many

> until they just grew too old, when they were then put on

the

> streets at the age of 18.

>

> The Child Welfare League

of America testified before a

> senate subcommittee: In fact, there were

many instances

> then, as now, of children being removed unnecessarily

from

> their families. It is important to recognize that children

>

are almost always traumatized by removal from their own

> families. So,

accountability from each states child

> protection agency was also written

in. To receive the

> federal money the states would have to submit an

annual

> report to the federal government, known as an AFCARS

report,

> that specifically accounts for each child in state care.

>

ACLU Childrens Rights Project attorney, Marcia Robinson

> Lowry,

explained in her testimony to Congress: As a

> condition of federal

funding, states must have a reasonable

> information system to identify

children in federally-funded

> state custody. These requirements were

implemented in

> 1980. Up until 1999 some states were still not filing

their

> federally required AFCARS report to the

>  federal

government. According to Jeffrey Locke, former

> Commissioner of the

Massachusetts Department of Social

> Services, the excuse to the

legislature was that they

> couldnt figure out how to

> work their

computer system.

>

> When I called Senator Therese Murray in 1998

to ask how

> many children had died in foster care in Massachusetts,

her

> aide replied: We dont have those statistics. At

> that time

Senator Murray was the Senate Chair of the

> Committee on Health &

Elderly Affairs, and therefore

> responsible to oversee the collection and

filing of AFCARS

> data.

>

> The reasonable efforts

requirements were designed to

> address these issues by requiring the

states child welfare

> agencies to have specific investigation and

assessment

> policies to minimize frivolous removals, to provide

>

services to address and ameliorate conditions that

> were detrimental to

the childs well-being; to place

> children with relatives when removal

from the home was

> absolutely necessary; and make efforts to reunite

families

> in a timely fashion. Methods to audit and track

compliance

> with federal requirements were also built in. The

states

> were to establish citizen review panels comprised of a

>

specifically designated representation of the population

> which would

include not only members of collateral

> professional communities involved

in child protection, but

> parents, foster parents, and former foster

children.

> Each state was to have at least three citizen review

panels.

> The panels would essentially act as a standing jury

>  of

peers and would review CPS cases. Twenty years after

> P.L. 96- 272 went

into effect the citizen review panels have

> never been established in

most states.

>

> Another means of creating accountability was to

have the

> federal authority, U.S. Department of Health &

Human

> Services, conduct compliance audits, which are known as

>

Section 427 reviews. The method of enforcement that Congress

> devised to

ensure that the states followed the federal law

> was to provide incentive

funds to the states that documented

> their compliance with the federal

regulations. The states

> would self-certify compliance, but could be

subjected to

> periodic 427 reviews by the Dept. of Health &

>

Human Services. Were the states to find themselves in

> non-compliance

they would simply return the incentive funds.

> It would seem that

providing cash to agencies that are

> allowed to self-document compliance

is a somewhat less than

> intelligent system. It would be interesting to

track down

> exactly how much money the states child protective

>

agencies have returned to the government because they found

> themselves

in non-compliance. Gee, maybe this is

>  rocket science.

>

>

Like CAPTA, P.L. 96-272 could only have worked if the

> federal government

demanded compliance and meticulous

> accountability, and them imposed

sanctions for

> non-compliance. Even better criminal charges for

>

racketeering for intentional fraud. Mark Soler, director of

> the National

Youth Law Center in California explained:

>

> The Department of

Health & Human Services has failed

> to promulgate meaningful

regulations to implement the

> Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act.

It has applied

> even the minimal federal regulations that were developed

in

> an inconsistent and arbitrary manner, and only token

>

implementation of the laws protecting children.

>

> Even when HHS

finds overwhelming evidence of lack of

> compliance during 427 reviews, no

sanctions are imposed and

> they continue to keep the fed $$$ pouring in

in

> violation of their own regulations. Not so much as a slap on

>

the hand or even token admonishment. Certainly explains how

> CPS

developed their arrogance and contempt for any authority

> because there

is none. Their confidence that they are

> free from the feds insisting on

compliance with the law is

> well illustrated by the foster care numbers

which increased

> dramatically after CAPTA began feeding federal dollars

into

> the states child protection agencies, then dropped equally

>

dramatically after the enactment of P.L.96-272, which was

> supposed to

create more specific federal regulation and

> accountability. However,

once the state agencies saw that

> the federal government was not

enforcing compliance, the

> foster care numbers soared once again.

>



> Michael Petit, Deputy Director of the Child Welfare League

> of

America, stated in his testimony before Congress: A

> 427 is a

meaningless process for most of the states. It

> represents no kind of

sanctions to the states whatsoever for

> non-compliance. Marcia Robinson

Lowry told Congress:

> States are passing HHS audits with systems in

which no

> reasonable person could consider that children are

being

> well treated. It is virtually impossible to fail a 427

>

audit.

>

> The initial concept of reasonable efforts was

the

> only conclusion that any rational person could come to:

>

rather than disrupt childrens lives, and traumatize them

> by seizing

them from non- abusive situations and placing

> them with strangers (who

are often no better, and sometimes

> far worse), assist families in

overcoming their obstacles

> and problems by providing support and

services. The idea

> never worked, though, because it has always been

more

> profitable to too many to remove children rather than keep

>

them at home. Rather than offer support and simple,

> practical services

to families CPS forged contracts with

> vendors. Now private businesses,

under the guise of

> service providers, could mushroom into

existence

> knowing that their sugar daddy, CPS, would provide a

>

never-ending flow of coerced clients. The market potential

> is unlimited

potentially every mother, father,

> grandparent, and child in the

country. Rather than offering

> practical,

>  meaningful services

that are germane to the families

> circumstances, CPS clients are ordered

to engage in

> services with CPS-contracted vendors; special

interest

> groups who are dependent on CPS for their income and

profit

> by maintaining the levels of children in foster care, and

>

whose interests are protected by a bureaucracy intent on

> securing its

own survival and protecting unlimited

> growth.

>

> The

extent of which CPS is allowed to continue to operate

> while being so far

out of compliance with the existing state

> and federal laws is mind

boggling. It would be a challenge

> to find any other agency in our

countries history that

> operated in such gross and blatant violation of

the law with

> absolutely no intervention from the administration. Tens

of

> millions of tax dollars are being squandered on a system

> that

is destroying families and causing lifelong emotional

> ruin to children

and those are the lucky ones who live

> through it.

>

> The

most egregious area of outright criminal fraud is

> CPSs practice of

filing their federally required

> documentation of compliance in secrecy

through the courts.

> The federal foster care reimbursements are channeled

through

> the Title IV-E section of the Social Security Act. Each

>

states child welfare agency enters into a contract with the

> federal

government, which is referred to as their Title IV-E

> state plan. It is

this contract that spells out the

> responsibilities that CPS must, by

law, comply with in order

> to receive their federal funding. To document

compliance

> with the fed regs CPS must file a form through the courts

in

> each individual case. In Massachusetts these forms are

>

referred to as a 29-C. 42 U.S. Code, ss 672 reads:

>

> These

requirements are not mere formalities. The Finance

> Committee of

Congress, in preparing its summary for final

> passage of the Adoption

Assistance and Child Welfare Act of

> 1980, P.L. 96-272, stated; ` The

Committee is aware of

> allegations that the judicial determination

requirement

> (sic: that a judge makes a determination that a child

needs

> to be removed from the home) can become a mere pro forma

>

exercise in paper shuffling to obtain federal funding. While

> this could

occur in some instances, the Committee is

> unwilling to accept as a

general proposition that the

> judiciaries of the States would so lightly

treat a

> responsibility placed upon them by federal statute for

the

> protection of children.

>

> 1980 U.S. Code Cong. and

Admin. News: A judicial

> determination of those efforts (reasonable

efforts, as

> defined in the Act) serves to closely examine, in the

case

> of each individual child, whether reasonable efforts were

>

made to keep the family intact. In accordance with the

> federal

requirements the Massachusetts legislature enacted

> G.L. c.119 ss 29b,

which requires all judges to certify that

> the Department of Social

Services met the obligation

> grounded in the federal statute of making

reasonable efforts

> to protect the child short of removing him or her

from the

> parents, and, if the child was removed, making it

possible

> for the child to return home in a timely manner. Rather

than

> closely examining, in Massachusetts this grave

>

responsibility is carried out by judges by rubber stamping

> stacks of 29c

forms that simply contain three yes or

> no check boxes. In many

instances making three check

> marks is even too much work for



Massachusetts judges and they rubber stamp the forms while

> leaving them

blank never mind actually verifying that

> the reasonable efforts were

made. In return for these

> forms DSS receives its federal money.

>



> The three questions are:

>

> 1. Continuation in the home

is contrary to the well being

> of the child?

>

> 2.

Reasonable efforts have been made prior to the placement

> of the child to

prevent or eliminate the need for removal of

> the child from his/her

home?

>

> 3. Reasonable efforts have been made to make it

possible

> for the child to return to his parent/guardian?

>



> I discussed this issue a few years ago with Veronica

> Melendez

at the Childrens Bureau (the federal authority).

> She told me that the

federal government was under the

> impression that all parties were

present in the court room

> at the time of the filing of the 29cs, so

that the

> parents attorneys had the opportunity to object, rebut,

or

> verify the reasonable efforts. In reality, no one sees

> the

federal forms except the judges and a representative of

> DSSs main legal

department. Attorneys ask us how we ever

> got our hands on the 29c

forms, as we have never yet

> met an attorney who has seen the forms, let

alone have been

> notified of the filing hearing. We even have forms on

which

> the no boxes were checked, yet the children were still

>

removed from their homes and federal funds collected for

> them.

>



> By seizing children illegally in violation of the Title

> IV-E

requirements, then filing false documents in secrecy

> through the courts

to obtain federal funding, CPS is

> defrauding the federal government with

intent. CPS should be

> subject to investigation and prosecution by the

U.S.

> Attorneys Office. They should be held liable for the

>

restitution of all illegally obtained funds, and prosecuted

> for perjury,

obstruction of justice, and the fraudulent

> collection of federal funds

under the False Statements and

> Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104-292

110 stat 3459, 42

> U.S.C.S. 670-679a; P.L. 96-272; C.F.R. part 1356; and

Title

> IV-E. I have discussed this issue with the Inspector

>

Generals Office and they felt it could possible be

> prosecuted under

RICO, yet they have also failed to act,

> possibly because it isnt just

CPS/DSS who is committing

> federal fraud, but also the judges who are

signing the

> documents.

>

> In 1988 George Miller, the

original architect of P.L.

> 96-272, and Chairman of the congressionally

appointed Select

> Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, recognized

the

> fraud being committed in the name of child protection,

> and

stated:

>

> What has been demonstrated here is that you have

a

> system that is simply in contempt. This system has been sued

>

and sued and orders have been issued and they just continue

> on their

merry way. And HHS just continues to look the other

> way. You have a

system that is not only out of control,

> its illegal at this point. What

you are really engaged in

> is state sponsored child abuse.

>



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>

> Some how cps or better called Child Parent

Seperaters

> March 30, 2011 by cbliss

> How can we ever stop this

evil agency?

>

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> Posted in

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>

> Dont ever let

CPS in your home and dont ever talk to

> them

> December 8, 2010 by

cbliss

> I was informed by a lawyer, you dont have to let CPS in

>

your and you should never let them in, without a warrant.

> Never talk to

them or let your children talk to them. Every

> case is different, but in

my opinion he is right. The lawyer

> told me thats how they get a

warrant, by rewording what

> is said and what they see. If you have not

done anything

> wrong do not sign anything giving up any of your rights.

If

> you have abused your children, it is a criminal matter and

>

will be settled in criminal court.

>

> Posted in Corruption By CPS

Needs To Stop | 3 Comments

>

> CPS Workers Get Bonuses, But Their

Accounting System

> Doesnt Record it That Way

> September 13, 2009

by cbliss

> Just look at the first few paragraphs of this report.

It

> shows:

>

> The data contained in this report may not

agree with the FY

> 2007 budget and accounting records

>

>

Why?

>

> the cost of furnishing personnel in lieu of cash

are

> included in the grants data, but are recorded as personnel

>

service costs in accounting records

>

> Heres the whole

report:

>

> ForEwOrd

>

> The Department of Health and

Human Services (HHS) is the

> principal United States (U.S.) government

agency for

> protecting the health of all Americans and providing

>

essential human services to those in need. As one of the

> largest federal

departments, the nations largest health

> insurer, and the largest

grant-making agency, HHS represents

> almost a quarter of all federal

outlays and administers more

> grant dollars than all other federal

agencies combined. HHS

> manages an array of grant programs in basic and

applied

> science, public health, income support, child

development,

> and health and social services. Collectively these

programs

> are the Departments primary means to achieve its

>

strategic goals and objectives, described in the FY

> 2007-2012 HHS

Strategic Plan (see Appendix A). The top 50

> programs by award amount are

identified in Appendix B.

>

> To realize these goals HHS forms

partnerships with other

> federal departments; state, local, and tribal

governments;

> academic institutions; hospitals; the business

community;

> nonprofit and volunteer organizations including

faith-based

> and community-based organizations; and foreign countries

and

> international organizations. The primary vehicle used in

>

these partnerships is a grant. Grants are financial

> assistance awards

that provide support or stimulation to

> accomplish a public purpose

authorized by federal statute.

> The primary beneficiary under a grant or

cooperative

> agreement is the public, as opposed to the

government.

> Unique to the HHS Indian Health Service (IHS) are Public

Law

> 93-638 Title V Compact and Title I Contract awards, which

>

are self-determination funding agreements. Compacts are

> explained

further in the IHS portfolio section of this

> report.

>

>

This report is the annual summary of grants HHS awarded

> during Fiscal

Year 2007 (October 1, 2006, through September

> 30, 2007). The purpose of

this report is to provide an

> overview of the Departments grant

programs, which are

> described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic

Assistance

> (CFDA) (www.cfda.gov). The source of the grant data is

the

> Tracking Accountability in Government Grants System (TAGGS),

>

the Departments central grant funding information

> database. Annual

grants reports for fiscal years 1997

> through 2006 are located at the

TAGGS Web site (http://taggs.hhs.gov/AnnualReports.cfm).

>

>

This report does not include technical assistance, which

> provides

services instead of money; other assistance in the

> form of loans, loan

guarantees, interest subsidies, or

> insurance; direct payments of any

kind to individuals; or

> contracts which are required to be entered into

and

> administered under procurement laws and regulations.

>



> By aggregating this grant information into this single

> report,

we hope to provide a more complete and useful

> understanding of the

Departments grant awards. This

> report provides grant award information

in four sections:

> Overview, Mandatory Grant Awards, Discretionary Grant

Awards

> and Operating Division (OPDIV) Grant Programs.

>

>

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

>

> Office of the

Secretary

> Office of the Assistant Secretary for Resources and

>

Technology

> Office of Grants

>

> Table of Contents

>



> Foreword..

>

2

> Table of

>

Contents.

> 3

> Notes on

Methodology,

> TAGGS..

> 4

>

Section I.

> Overview.

>

5

> Organizational

>

Chart..

> 7

> Grant Awards By

Operating

> Division.

> 8

> Section

II. Mandatory Grant

> Awards

>

10

> Section III. Discretionary Grant Awards by Financial

>

Assistance Type 16

> Section IV. Operating and Staff Division

Grant Portfolios

> Administration for Children and Families

>

(ACF)

> 22

> Agency for Healthcare Research and

Quality

> (AHRQ)

> 24

> Administration on

Aging

> (AoA)

> 25

> Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention

> (CDC)..

>

27

> Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

>

(CMS)

> 30

> Food and Drug Administration

>

(FDA).

> 32

> Health Resources and

Services Administration

> (HRSA). 34

> Indian Health

Service

> (IHS).

> 36

>

National Institutes of Health

> (NIH)

>

38

> Office of the Secretary (OS)

> Office of the Assistant

Secretary for Planning and

> Evaluation (ASPE).. 41

> Office for

Public Health and Science

> (OPHS).

> 43

>

Office of Global health AFFAIRS

> (OGHA).

>

46

> Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and

> Evaluation

(ASPR).. 48

> Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Administration

> (SAMHSA) 50

> Appendix A. HHS Strategic

Goals and

> Objectives..

> 52

>

Appendix B. HHS Grant

> Programs..

>

53

>

> Notes on Methodology, TAGGS

>

> The grant

information contained in this report is from the

> HHS TAGGS, which

contains data generated by the HHS

> grant-making operating divisions

(OPDIVs) and several staff

> divisions (STAFFDIVs) within the Office of

the Secretary

> (OS). For purposes of this report, OS is considered

an

> OPDIV. Developed and maintained by the Office of Grants

> (OG),

TAGGS is the Departments central repository for all

> HHS grant award

data.

>

> TAGGS currently tracks obligated grant funds of

mandatory

> and discretionary grant programs at the primary

transaction

> level. HHS grant-making OPDIVs submit grant award data

to

> the TAGGS database monthly and annually. Other data

> submitted

to TAGGS include grant recipient demographic

> (e.g., type of

organization, address); funding and grants

> payments, managed in the

Payment Management System; and

> descriptive program information included

in the CFDA Web

> site. (www.cfda.gov).

>

> The OG maintains

a public Web site (http://taggs.hhs.gov), where users are able to view

>

standard TAGGS-generated reports and to query the database.

> This TAGGS

Web site is used by HHS staff, congressional

> offices, other executive

agencies, potential and current

> grant recipients, and other interested

parties for a variety

> of informational purposes. Some commonly searched

TAGGS

> fields are congressional district, grant program name,

>

recipient (grantee) name, recipient location (state, city,

> zip, and/or

congressional district), awarding OPDIV,

> transaction amount (or sum of

transactions), and fiscal

> year.

>

> The data in this report

reflect all grant awards obligated

> during FY 2007. The number of grants

is a count of awards or

> projects receiving grant funds. This report also

includes

> funds deobligated in FY2007 that were awarded in prior

>

fiscal years. Deobligations are downward adjustments to

> previously

awarded obligations, representing cost revisions,

> corrections, or award

cancellation. However, any

> deobligations to FY 2007 Awards occurring in

subsequent

> fiscal years will not be contained in this report.

>



> The data contained in this report may not agree with the FY

>

2007 budget and accounting records (e.g., Medicaids

> accounting

adjustments) for several reasons. For examples:

> 1) the grant award data

may include reobligations of prior

> years funds in addition to current

year funds; 2) the

> cost of furnishing personnel in lieu of cash are

included in

> the grants data, but are recorded as personnel service

costs

> in accounting records; and 3) jointly funded grants are

>

included in accounting records, but are not included herein

> unless

awards are made by HHS programs.

>

> The dollar amounts set forth

in this report for each OPDIV

> may also differ from the amounts shown in

the each OPDIVs

> Budget Request (Preliminary Budget Submission to

HHS,

> the Justification of Budget Estimates to OMB, and the

>

Justification of Estimates for Appropriations

> Committees). Percentages

used throughout the report may

> not add up to exactly 100% due to

rounding and other minor

> adjustments.

>

> Section I.

Overview

>

> The Department of Health and Human Services

awards

> approximately 60% of the federal governments grant

>

dollars. HHS awards two types of grants: mandatory and

> discretionary.

Mandatory grants are those that a federal

> agency is required by statute

to award if the recipient,

> usually a state, submits an acceptable state

plan or

> application, and meets the eligibility and compliance

>

requirements of the statutory and regulatory provisions of

> the grant

program. Discretionary grants are those that

> permit the federal

government, according to specific

> authorizing legislation, to exercise

judgment, or

> discretion, in selecting the applicant/recipient

>

organization, through a competitive grant process.

>

> Over three

quarters of HHSs budget is comprised of

> mandatory programs. Medicare,

Medicaid, State Childrens

> Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and

Temporary Assistance

> for Needy Families (TANF) are the largest HHS

mandatory

> programs, providing a total of approximately $600

billion

> annually in health and human services to over 80 million

>

Americans. Medicare and Medicaid are the nations largest

> health

insurance programs assisting states, healthcare

> providers, and

individuals in the provision of adequate

> health care for those in need.

Although Medicare and

> Medicaid are entitlement programs, Medicare is

directly

> administered by HHS and state governments. TAGGS does

not

> track such direct payments; thus, they are not included in

>

this report.

>

> Other HHS health programs encompass biomedical

research,

> training of biomedical research scientists and health

>

professionals, support of health professional schools,

> development and

delivery of health services, disease

> prevention and health promotion

programs, and construction

> of research, educational, and health

facilities.

>

> HHS social service programs provide support to

every group

> of Americans, including children, youth, families, and

the

> elderly. As a social service program, TANF provides block

>

grants to states to provide benefits and services to low

> income families

with children. In addition to providing cash

> benefits to needy families,

states use TANF to provide a

> wide range of benefits such as child care

and transportation

> aid and activities to help reduce out-of-wedlock

pregnancies

> to support two-parent families. Other HHS social

service

> programs to improve the social and economic well being

of

> those in need include refugee assistance, enforcement of

>

child support orders, foster care and adoption, prevention

> of child

abuse and neglect, Indian tribal services, Head

> Start programs, youth

at-risk prevention, and other programs

> and initiatives targeted toward

improving the social and

> economic well being of those in need.

>



> The following HHS OPDIVs/STAFFDIVs administer and manage

> over

300 grant programs which are described in the Catalog

> of Federal

Domestic Assistance (www.cfda.gov). In this

> report, Agency for Toxic

Substances and Disease Registry

> awards are included in the Centers for

Disease Control and

> Prevention grant funding data.

>

> ACF

Administration for Children and Families

> AHRQ Agency for Healthcare

Research and Quality

> AoA Administration on Aging

> ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

> CDC Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention

> CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Services

> FDA Food and Drug Administration

> HRSA Health

Resources and Services Administration

> IHS Indian Health

Service

> NIH National Institutes of Health

> OS/ASPE Office of

the Secretary/Assistant Secretary for

> Planning and Evaluation

>

OS/OPHS Office of the Secretary/Office of Public Health

> and

Science

> OS/OGHA Office of the Secretary/Office of Global

Health

> Affairs

> OS/ASPR Office of the Secretary/Office of the

Assistant

> Secretary for Preparedness and Response

> SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

> Administration

>



> Organizational Chart

>

> The following organizational

chart shows the structure of

> HHS.

>

> GRANT AWARDS BY

OPERATING DIVISION

>

> FY 2007 Total Dollars:

$273,301,411,087

> FY 2007 Total Awards: 76,088

> FY 2007 Total

Recipients: 11,725

>

> OPDIV

> Awards

> %

>

Awards

> Dollars

> %

> Dollars

> ACF

>

7,899

> 10.38

> $45,238,834,935

> 16.55

> AHRQ

>

339

> 0.45

> $88,424,530

> 0.03

> AoA

>

1,086

> 1.43

> $1,355,120,415

> 0.50

> CDC

>

3,167

> 4.16

> $4,037,343,122

> 1.48

> CMS

>

573

> 0.75

> $192,028,184,295

> 70.26

> FDA

>

108

> 0.14

> $30,380,660

>

>

>



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Sibling of the children discussed.

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

I am a sibling to the children discussed in this report. I do not know if the abuse reported is true or not, because of the fact that I was not present to wittness any of the events the occured. I do have some things I would like to share involving the children listed. The three hildren involved in this care have three older sisters who have all been denyed contact by georgia and john. We had no idea the children were back in foster care because they were taken away from the family and given to the sister of their abuser. If I'm correct I do not believe it is a healthy thing to give three mentally unstable children to the family members of the man that had abused them. When any kind of contact was attempted we were turned down by Georgia, personally prior to my knowledge of their placement in foster care I had again attempted to contact Georgia and John so I could speak to my siblings. I was told that I was a liar and I was threatend that they would press charges aginst me. I have no idea what charges they were speaking of but it was that day i ws informed of their placement in fostercare. Later that day I recieved a very abusive voicemail from georgia saying that I am sick because I am on medication and am in a foster home myself. I would like to state at this time that the reason I am in foster care is because the man that adopted me who is also georgias brother was physically and sexually abusing me. Also the only medication I am on is an anti deppressant. Now to argue my case by taking an anit deppresant and living in a foster home that does not make me sick. All me and my older siblings want is to regain contact with our younger siblings. They are very young and not living a very stable life right now. I would lke to be able to speak with someone regarding this case and my siblings thank you very much.
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