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TRE’P LAW

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TRE’P LAW
An Act prohibiting parents or
guardians being investigated
under Child Protective Services
for abuse access to the child/ victim.

WHEREAS, access to the children by parents/ guardians under investigation for child abuse has proven to be a danger to the child and the integrity of the investigation.
WHEREAS, according to data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 50 States reported a total of 1,546 fatalities. Based on these data, a nationally estimated 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in due to negligence by CPS.

WHEREAS, Research indicates that very young children (ages 4 and younger) are the most frequent victims of child fatalities. NCANDS data for 2014 demonstrated that children younger than 1 year accounted for 44.2 percent of fatalities; children younger than 3 years accounted for 70.7 percent of fatalities. These children are the most vulnerable for many reasons, including their dependency,
small size, and inability to defend themselves.

WHEREAS, dozens of children have been killed in Ohio alone due to easy access to the abused child. Parents/ guardians under investigation for abuse with access to children have been proven to manipulate children into recanting their claims of abuse and as a result have been placed back into living conditions that result in the child’s death, growing up in environments conducive to the development of mental illness, and or prison.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF OHIO LEGISLATION:

Section 1. The parent or guardian shall have no/ limited access with caseworker on site. Discussions of the investigation shall be prohibited.

Section 1. Guardian where child is placed during investigation will face consequences if parent/ guardian are allowed access to the child without caseworker present.

Section 1. This act shall take place June 1st, 2017
Senate:
Sherrod Brown, State of Ohio
Rob Portman, State of Ohio
An Act prohibiting parents or
guardians being investigated
under Child Protective Services
for abuse access to the child/ victim.

WHEREAS, access to the children by parents/ guardians under investigation for child abuse has proven to be a danger to the child and the integrity of the investigation.
WHEREAS, according to data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 50 States reported a total of 1,546 fatalities. Based on these data, a nationally estimated 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in due to negligence by CPS.

WHEREAS, Research indicates that very young children (ages 4 and younger) are the most frequent victims of child fatalities. NCANDS data for 2014 demonstrated that children younger than 1 year accounted for 44.2 percent of fatalities; children younger than 3 years accounted for 70.7 percent of fatalities. These children are the most vulnerable for many reasons, including their dependency,
small size, and inability to defend themselves.

WHEREAS, dozens of children have been killed in Ohio alone due to easy access to the abused child. Parents/ guardians under investigation for abuse with access to children have been proven to manipulate children into recanting their claims of abuse and as a result have been placed back into living conditions that result in the child’s death, growing up in environments conducive to the development of mental illness, and or prison.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF OHIO LEGISLATION:

Section 1. The parent or guardian shall have no/ limited access with caseworker on site. Discussions of the investigation shall be prohibited.

Section 1. Guardian where child is placed during investigation will face consequences if parent/ guardian are allowed access to the child without caseworker present.

Section 1. This act shall take place June 1st, 2017
Senate:
Sherrod Brown, State of Ohio
Rob Portman, State of Ohio
An Act prohibiting parents or
guardians being investigated
under Child Protective Services
for abuse access to the child/ victim.

WHEREAS, access to the children by parents/ guardians under investigation for child abuse has proven to be a danger to the child and the integrity of the investigation.
WHEREAS, according to data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 50 States reported a total of 1,546 fatalities. Based on these data, a nationally estimated 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in due to negligence by CPS.

WHEREAS, Research indicates that very young children (ages 4 and younger) are the most frequent victims of child fatalities. NCANDS data for 2014 demonstrated that children younger than 1 year accounted for 44.2 percent of fatalities; children younger than 3 years accounted for 70.7 percent of fatalities. These children are the most vulnerable for many reasons, including their dependency,
small size, and inability to defend themselves.

WHEREAS, dozens of children have been killed in Ohio alone due to easy access to the abused child. Parents/ guardians under investigation for abuse with access to children have been proven to manipulate children into recanting their claims of abuse and as a result have been placed back into living conditions that result in the child’s death, growing up in environments conducive to the development of mental illness, and or prison.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF OHIO LEGISLATION:

Section 1. The parent or guardian shall have no/ limited access with caseworker on site. Discussions of the investigation shall be prohibited.

Section 1. Guardian where child is placed during investigation will face consequences if parent/ guardian are allowed access to the child without caseworker present.

Section 1. This act shall take place June 1st, 2017
Senate:
Sherrod Brown, State of Ohio
Rob Portman, State of Ohio

 

Reference:

3 month old baby suffered multiple stab wounds to the face and a fractured right arm. Her cause of death has yet to be determine, but the word “decapitation” will be used in the coroner’s report.

Deasia Watkins, who is said to be suffering from a condition called Postpartum Psychosis, a very rare but severe mental illness, was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

She appeared calm when she faced the judge Friday. She looked at her lawyer, Michael Trapp, and the judge, before exiting the courtroom without speaking.

Trapp, who met privately with the judge before the hearing, declined to talk to FOX19 NOW.

Less than two months ago, Watkins was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis and prescribed the medication Risperdal, county court records show. Caseworkers at Hamilton County Job and Family Services said they believe Watkins may not have been taking her medication. That could have led to delusional thinking and hallucinations.

Deters has said he does not anticipate seeking a death penalty specification due to Watkins’ apparent mental illness. The case goes to a grand jury for possible indictment March 26.

According to Postpartum Support International, unlike postpartum depression which occurs in 1 in 8 new mothers, postpartum psychosis is much more rare and seen only 1 in 1,000 new mothers.

Jobs and Family Services took custody of Jayniah earlier this month following a court motion that stated the child could be in immediate danger in its surroundings.

Watkins was not to be alone with the child. However, an aunt who received custody allowed Watkins to move in.

Careatha White, Jayniah’s paternal great aunt, said she thinks Watkins suffered from postpartum psychosis. White blames the county’s system, saying caseworkers failed the child in letting her stay with a mentally ill mother.

“This could have been avoided, seriously,” said White. “Job and family services needed to be more on their A-game, investigate more in-depth with people.”

But Deters has said it appeared county caseworkers did exactly as they should.

“No one has the resources to monitor a mother and neglected child 24/7. They did what they had to do and, unfortunately, this happened,” said Deters.

Jobs and Family services conducted about 10 visits between January 25, when the child was placed in the new home, and March 13. After the initial placement, caseworkers visited the home January 26 and January 30, and subsequently once each week for 15-30 minutes.

http://www.fox19.com/story/28531127/mom-charged-in-3-month-olds-death

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