Blair County CYS

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Jason

Sunfield, MI

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Aug 2, 2009
 
Back in March of 2009 my wife and I received a phone call from her brother. We live in Mifflin County, Pa and he lived in Blair County. He was living with friends with his girlfriend and their twins. Well it turned out that his friends got mad at him and kicked them out. They then called CYS and told them that they were homeless. CYS said he had to find somewhere for the twins to go or they would be placed in foster care. While this was going on the kids stayed at the friendís house. Well my wife went up signed papers to take the kids and was told that it would be transferred to Mifflin County and that they would contact us. They asked for help when they went to pick up the kids and it was refused. They said there would be no problems but when they arrived the cops had to be called. CYS put the kids right in the middle of danger. It is now August 2 and if I would not have called to see what is going on we never would have heard from them. When I called Mifflin County they said they never were contacted by Blair County and that this was not the way they would handle the situation. They said since Blair opened the case they would handle it no matter where the kids are. But they checked into it anyway. They contacted Blair County and were told there was no record of a case. Later that day, not satisfied with this, I called Blair County and spoke with a case worker. She said she would check into it and call me back. She did not return my call and I had to call again. She told me she was the one that handled the case but could not find any paperwork on it. They lost the paperwork. Now for the last five months these two children have been with me waiting on CYS so they could return to their parents. Being taking from your parents is detrimental to any 2 year old. The parents visit regularly since the moved to Mifflin county and have a stable home. The children could have moved back to them months ago. When my wifeís brother and girlfriend leave my house at night the kids just go crazy, crying uncontrollably for sometimes as long as an hour and a half. They now wake up in the middle of the night with the same thing crying for mommy and daddy. This also wakes up my 2 kids (2 and 3 years old). I work construction and travel allot. Most of the time I have to leave by 4 in the morning and sometimes we are up trying to get kids back to bed all night. CYS is there to help kids but in this case they screwed up real bad and have these kids all messed up. On Monday I have an appointment with an attorney who says there is a huge case against Blair County Cys. When I asked the case worker how you can loose paperwork with something this important she said it just happens. She had nothing to say when I asked her if it had been a case of abuse and the child had been place with a family member and was told of a follow up and it never happened. And they just figured the case was dropped and returned the child and the child was later killed You can not have people with this kind of power not doing their job right. She said it was impossible to keep track of all the cases they receive. This is bull. They have filing systems I know because I use them in my work and have never lost a job. Something needs to be done.

Jason Treaster

Lewistown, PA
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Aug 5, 2009
 
You are missing the whole point of this and placing the blame back on an Agency. What about the parents who were homeless.. Oh, wait they were kicked out right... Doesn't matter. Parents are to give children stability. which from what you are saying was not happening. You are upset because an Agency is not moving fast enough for you so your life can get back to "normal." What about these children. My guess is, thier life has never been stable and this was just the final act to cause removal. These children were removed for a reason, this is only one side of the story. To repeat a great quote, "you can flatten pancake all you want, there is always two sides."
Jane

Matawan, NJ

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Aug 6, 2009
 
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You are missing the whole point of this and placing the blame back on an Agency. What about the parents who were homeless.. Oh, wait they were kicked out right... Doesn't matter. Parents are to give children stability. which from what you are saying was not happening. You are upset because an Agency is not moving fast enough for you so your life can get back to "normal." What about these children. My guess is, thier life has never been stable and this was just the final act to cause removal. These children were removed for a reason, this is only one side of the story. To repeat a great quote, "you can flatten pancake all you want, there is always two sides."
IT APPEARS THAT YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT AS WELL. NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE BEHIND "THE WHY" THEY STILL LOST TRACK OF TWO BABIES. HAD THEY BEEN WITH AN ABUSIVE FAMILY YOU MIGHT OF ONLY HEARD THIS STORY ONCE IT BECAME A TRAGEDY.
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Altoona, PA

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Sep 14, 2009
 

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That place (Blair Co. CYS) is a clusterf*ck. Believe me, I KNOW. Blame the lady in charge. Mary Anne Burger. She's an idiot. Certifiable. Additionally, 80% of the supervisory staff isn't qualified.
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Scranton, PA

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Oct 11, 2010
 
They are scvm, lazy, terrible excuses for advocates of children. I'm aware of a family, mom and dad divorce because moms a cheating whoeR..drugs, alcohol etc. Has custody for years, The father works a great job, never in trouble and a very clean family with his new wife. The mom living with her drug dealing boyfriend remains custodian BECAUSE she moved in with her mom and the girls slept on couches and dining room floors. Now the waste of life only has them 4 nights a month and STILL can't stay out of the bars with kids in tow. Can't wait to see how this plays out, its also that terrible judge they assign to these cases! im sure you know his name!
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Scranton, PA

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Oct 11, 2010
 
Oo to add, i know from conversation with them and informing them mommys new boyfriend was recently convicted of drug felonies they said the children would have to be harmed before they could be removed from that situation, and that they have too much red tape to do whats always right.

I'm sorry little girl, you have to be raped first multiple times and come forward about it before we can help you ok? i HOPE thats ok. something needs to be done about this red tape BUl32hiSt!
The System

Biglerville, PA

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Dec 7, 2010
 

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LOL wrote:
That place (Blair Co. CYS) is a clusterf*ck. Believe me, I KNOW. Blame the lady in charge. Mary Anne Burger. She's an idiot. Certifiable. Additionally, 80% of the supervisory staff isn't qualified.
Trust me, it's not just Blair County. Bedford County and Fulton Counties are the same way. People don't realize the people that work in these jobs and what their backgrounds are. They are people who shouldn't be working these jobs and absolustely putting children in danger. Yes, the parents are responsible, BUT this whole system is bad b/c of the state allowing it to be that way. To make changes, talk to you legislators and tell them this system needs CHANGED! With people being hired who are qualified and not just someone with a degree in Art!! I hate to say it, but Bedford and Fulton are probably way worse than Blair-because Blair has many more community supports!
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May 8, 2011
 

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Blair County is insane. Every member of CYS, every court appointed attorney, every guardian ad litem is missing the point...in the best interests of the child....????? I have nothing good to say about theses people and I hope to sue them for violating the rights of my children and myself. They think they are immune but they can and should be held accountable for their actions.
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Altoona, PA

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May 13, 2011
 
TandP wrote:
Blair County is insane. Every member of CYS, every court appointed attorney, every guardian ad litem is missing the point...in the best interests of the child....????? I have nothing good to say about theses people and I hope to sue them for violating the rights of my children and myself. They think they are immune but they can and should be held accountable for their actions.
Let's hear some of the details T&P .......... they just don't come out and get involved in your life unless you give them a pretty good reason.
Stop the Drama

Curwensville, PA

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May 15, 2011
 
I have found that cys take alot of children from people who maybe just need some guidance. Cys is there to give you helpful information and have placed children back with parents once taking them. Most times cys is calling on others because a child/children are fighting with someone elses child. So they call and ad fuel to the fire. You don't get the information from the agency but follow how they call came about.
Jessica fieseher

Dover, NH

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Jul 11, 2011
 
Blair , I have aim to talk people online my SNJesebear1234 how contract me what Iook who iam like
Jessica fieseher

Dover, NH

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Jul 11, 2011
 
Blair , when you get a chance ok when Miley Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus get a chance ok
jodi

Carlisle, PA

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Aug 3, 2013
 
wow people that never been there will always cover for the agency. I used to live in Dauphin co. I had 2 kids taken from me all because I left my ex that was abusive to me. DCCYS took my kids with lies no investigation. I was threatened by cys and lied on by them. They covered up child abuse and neglect by the foster parents. They only look out for the foster parents NOT THE KIDS. I have 3 in my care in Cumberland co. CCCYS push to keep families together NOT DESTROYED THEM. So someone that never lived here and don't know the facts about cys needs to have it done to them, then they can say stuff.
jodi

Carlisle, PA

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Aug 3, 2013
 
And all this I have been on both ends of cys.
hpeetiep

Altoona, PA

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Sep 24, 2013
 
The long and short of it is in all the instances something brought CYS into your lives. They just dont cruise the streets looking for people to take their kids.. HOMELESSNESS is NOT a BASIS in itself for removal of children... If there is an allegation of ABUSE the child is removed for THEIR protection.. What do you think should happen ?? Should they be left there while investigating??? This is about the KIDS not about sparing parents feelings... Provide your kids with the kind of life that they should have.. If this is happening you will never hear from CYS.
Shelby

Fayetteville, PA

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Feb 24, 2014
 
You say that there is always something that brings cys into your life ... Well have at this i live with my mom because my baby daddy kicked us out and my brother had a kid to this girl whose dad is abusive my brother went up to their place knocked on the door her dad left them in my brother went upstairs to talk to her she told him to take their son with them to get him out of the house cus my brother was his father and her dad couldnt do ne thing about that my brother came back down started to put his shoes back on and her dad grabbed ahold of him my mom had my nephew at this time till my brother got his shoes on his girl came down after all this told her dad she was runnig away so he couldnt hit them ne more and ran out the door and jumped in his car my brother got his son from my mom they left her father called the cops and now cys is investigating both homes so not always is it a persons fault for cys being in their life when they are done investigating i hope that we end up with his daughter and my nephew cus i was abused by my father when i was 16 my father choked me till he almost killed me all cus he found out that i wanted to lice with my mom cys was called by the school but because the school disnt take pictures of the bruises he got away with it and i finished the school year out and when i was able to i went to my moms and never went back druggies and alcoholics dont deserve kids cus they are incapable of taking care of them my brothers girl doesnt have ne one but us to run to her mom is a druggy and drunk so ahe cant even go to her she has no one else

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