Posts Tagged ‘Children’s Rights’

Judge Upholds Federal Oversight Of CFSA, Holds Fenty In Contempt

In a 46-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan held today that D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) is not yet ready to come out from under its court oversight. This represents a significant setback for Attorney General Peter Nickles, who has pressed to end the court-appointed monitoring of the troubled agency.
Hogan [...]

In CFSA Case, Nickles Plays Defense

This morning, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency was once again the subject of a U.S. District Court hearing. The issue before Judge Thomas F. Hogan: Whether to hold the city in contempt for violating his court order and failing to meet stipulated benchmarks.
The plaintiff's, Children's Rights, a New York-based advocacy law firm which specializes [...]

Judge Hogan Critical Of CFSA Director Selection Process

This morning in U.S. District Court, Judge Thomas F. Hogan took up the on-going legal battle over the District's Child and Family Services Agency. At issue was whether or not the agency could be held in contempt. Hogan devoted much of his consternation on the how the District went about picking Dr. Roque Gerald (pictured) [...]

Banita Jacks Case: Breakdowns, Lies, And Laziness

Yesterday, more than a year after Banita Jacks was arrested for murdering her girls, the D.C. Inspector General has issued its comprehensive report. The full report is available online and is a must read for anyone who actually thinks CFSA needs less oversight, less court involvement.
The IG's office provides a timeline of events. Here's what [...]

Did CFSA Director Search Violate Court Order?

In July, Children's Rights, the New York-based group behind a long-standing lawsuit against the District over its handling of children filed a contempt motion in U.S. District Court over the pre-and-post-Banita Jacks troubles at CFSA.  The court battle over CFSA continues to be hot.
Last fall, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan issued an order [...]