Our Grand Children are victims of;

"Protect the "system" at all costs. The "system" is the only ultimate sacred cow - not any particular law or constitution, but only "the system." Because, ultimately, it is the system which makes certain that the individuals functioning within it - from judges to lawyers, to prosecutors, to politicians, to businessmen - have their places and positions, and opportunities and pecking order, and future."

In 1696, England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of "charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery." This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families' child rearing practices.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Preamble of the original "organic" Constitution

"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
Excerpted from the Declaration of Independence of the original thirteen united states of America, July 4, 1776


Monday, April 17, 2017

Family Foreword Project

Message from CONNIE REGULI- thank you for watching -
Message from CONNIE - thank you for watching -
Posted by Connie Reguli on Sunday, April 16, 2017






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Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear President Trump.... Post by Connie Reguli



Second letter day. March 30 2017. Dear President Trump....
Posted by Connie Reguli on Thursday, March 30, 2017

"The Family Forward Project is intended to inform the public and educate the law makers regarding the unlawful social engineering financially incentivized by the Federal government. We are here to support families and develop resources which will maintain the integrity of the family. We look forward to your support. This is a PUBLIC GROUP so please DO NOT post anything about open cases especially those concerning dependency court. Posting such information can harm your case. We cannot and will not police posts but would appreciate others making new members aware of the risk of making such posts especially in public forums like this one."

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Family Foreword Project

 
  "The Family Forward Project is intended to inform the public and educate the law makers regarding the unlawful social engineering financially incentivized by the Federal government. We are here to support families and develop resources which will maintain the integrity of the family. We look forward to your support. This is a PUBLIC GROUP so please DO NOT post anything about open cases especially those concerning dependency court. Posting such information can harm your case. We cannot and will not police posts but would appreciate others making new members aware of the risk of making such posts especially in public forums like this one."


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The oxymoron of The Adoption and Safe Families Act

Title IV-E, The Adoption and Safe Families Act authorized by then President Clinton is the act that pays social workers from your Social Security for every kid they take FROM THE HOME and foster out and adopted. Helping the families is not the incentive.




This incentive was reauthorized in 2014 by piggy backing it into: 

H.R.4980 - Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act113th Congress (2013-2014)

 Title IV-E (The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997) needs to be dumped like a hot potato and rebuilt so it actually does help strengthen families unlike now where it gives every incentive not to. Instead, it is hidden and passed with other programs. Thus making it the oxymoron it is. This makes me wonder if President Trump and the First Lady know about this yet.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hearing shows need for OCS reform.





News-Miner Community Perspective:
On Feb. 18, from 12-4 p.m. at the Borough Administrative Center, Rep. Tammie Wilson alone, with no other representatives or legislators to accompany her, listened to a packed room full of broken people whose lives have been shredded to pieces by the state Office of Child Services. In the seats were family members comforting one another as they felt completely without hope, but saw this as maybe — just maybe — an opportunity for someone to hear them.
There were testimonies coming from parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. The stories were so similar that it was sickening. Here’s what rang out over and over again: “I did everything they told me to do, jumped through every hoop they instructed, went through every class they requested, and they still fostered or adopted my kids out.” Here’s another one common from the grandparents, “I’ve been in and out of the courts and have spent $30,000 on lawyers (for some reason, $30,000 seems to be an amount of money to expect to pay when fighting OCS, because a lot of people mentioned it), and I haven’t ever done anything wrong and yet they won’t let me have my grandchild.”
Then there’s the damaged children, who are not only separated from their parents or grandparents or aunts or uncles, but also from their own siblings as well. Night terrors and emotional trauma that last a lifetime are just another day in their obliterated worlds. As a matter of fact, there was a very unique twist to the testimonies in that one of those speaking out was an adult who was taken from her mom as a child. This is a very significant event, because what we have now are the next generation of OCS-damaged people coming forward telling their stories from a child’s point of view. These children are growing up and telling their perspective and anyone listening to what they say will never forget the pain in their voice. As I listened to one of these adult kids, tears ran down my face.
OCS isn’t always evil. I admit they have saved and do save lives. There is intervention on their part that gives children a second chance at life when parents are violent, vicious, cold-hearted monsters who neglect and abuse their babies. They deserve recognition for those shining moments and those moments are heroic. So why is it we have this tree that bears fruit and thorns? Could the culprit be poor training, financial gain or just so many horror stories that some of the workers become hardened?
One thing is for sure: Once OCS has begun targeting a family, there’s no shaking them off and no recourse. There’s no politician or ombudsman, governor or anyone who’s going to fly in and save the day, anywhere. If somebody alerts OCS to a family and that particular caseworker has it out for them for whatever reason, life will never be the same again for them and they will live in and out of court. They may spend every dime they have for the remainder of that child’s years till 18, and nothing will be private again. Everything will be under the microscope. The children will be bounced from foster home to foster home, and if they are molested or abused, many times their cries are ignored because it’s assumed they are trying to “make stuff up” to get back to their birth families.
Will Rep. Wilson succeed in changing the system and create a new and improved OCS that will follow guidelines and work to restore the family unit every chance it gets? I don’t know. I do know she needs our support. She is carrying a heavy cross and has to lift it over many barriers. She flies to Juneau to listen to five hours of testimony for one issue, then flies to Fairbanks the next day to listen to four hours of distraught mothers and fathers and family members begging for help to have their children back. I’ve never seen anyone in her position do more to represent and listen to the people. Let me be very clear: These devastated parents and grandparents have proof, proof and more proof. They are prepared, they are obedient and they are fighters.
Where are you, Gov. Bill Walker? Have you listened to these people? Where are you? We have ignored the guardians, but no one can ignore the future generation of children. They will grow up and they will start running for office and making decisions and this era and system will change one way or the other. Praise God that children grow up. They will have the final say.
Pamela Samash is a Nenana resident and community activist.


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Evil Entity of OCS. Testimony of Rep. Alan Dick, District 6, 27th Legislature

 The Evil Entity of OCS

Testimony of Rep. Alan Dick, District 6, 27th Legislature
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I am 71 and have lived in bush Alaska for over 50 years. I have been married 48 years, and have 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
I flew through the Alaska Range today for the sole reason of testifying before you.
During the 27th Legislature I served as vice Chair of the State House HSS Committee.

In 2011, I worked for one of my constituents regarding an OCS concern, and was immediately inundated by distressed families from across the State. The need was and continues to be desperate. I thank Rep. Tammie Wilson for her continued efforts to reveal OCS violations.

Children who are in danger certainly need protection. However OCS has a clear history of either not showing up when needed or of brutally destroying families. Some good has been done by OCS, but this is not a spelling test where 60% is a passing grade. OCS has been unaccountable and untouchable, with practices unconscionable. Please allow me to cite a few examples from my many related experiences.

• Responsible leaders such as a health professional east of Glennallen told me OCS workers and the local magistrate worked together to cherry-pick their cases, ignoring some egregious situations while targeting certain families. • A community leader in Pilot Station told me she had been calling OCS for over six months regarding a child in danger and could not get help.

• A responsible mature couple in Wasilla told me they tried taking in foster children. They said they enjoyed the children, but dealing with OCS was so insane they would never consider having foster children ever again.

• A grandfather from the northwest coast of Alaska tried to get custody of his three grandchildren that had been taken from his daughter. In desperation, he sold his house, and exhausted the $30K equity in a failed attempt to secure his grandchildren from OCS. When I had a meeting with Director Christy Lawton in Fairbanks regarding his situation, I was told “He was noncompliant.” My response was, “Since when is total compliance with you a prerequisite for good parenting skills?”

• OCS workers, the GALs (guardian ad litems) and court officials are paid state professionals who are quite accustomed to working together. For most families, OCS intrusion is bewilderingly unfamiliar with no means of resolution. The State Ombudsman’s office, who is supposed to defend citizenry against government intrusion, was defunded to the point of worthlessness over a decade ago. Once children are Taken by OCS, even Liam Neeson would have a hard time getting them back.

• When concerned family members or even Legislators try to find out what is going on they are kept at bay by 1” of plexiglass. An Anchorage mother tried to get her two children back for many, many years. OCS had given her children to a woman that literally starved them and kept them chained up. That documented case was made public in the Anchorage media, but two years later, that adoptive, abusive OCS mother still had legal custody of the children and the dedicated biological mother could not contact them! I went with that mother to the OCS office in Anchorage and waited one hour-forty-five minutes attempting to get ROI (release of information) paperwork so the mother could give me legal access to the information regarding her case. The OCS office refused to give us the paperwork which is supposed to be freely available. While waiting, two OCS workers separately called the mother aside and spoke quite rudely to her. I later told OCS Director Christy Lawton about the rebuff, and she admitted that we should have been given the ROI paperwork, but I was not able to get any farther on that case. I was neither the first nor the last Representative who failed in a efforts to break the OCS stronghold.

• Recently in McGrath, an OCS approved home was given a 13 year old girl. For an extended period of time that family allowed her 19 year old boyfriend to move in and stay in the same bedroom. The OCS office was a half of a mile away and most of the community was aware of the situation. The OCS worker did absolutely nothing until pressured by community members. She was later fired, I was told for long-term substance abuse.

• In 2012 Rep. Wes Keller, Chairman of HSS, conducted a public hearing with HSS Commissioner Streur in Wasilla. As vice Chair of HSS, I attended that meeting. Many aggrieved families testified. Commissioner Streur appeared to listen, and said “Game on.” But when I followed up with the families, I discovered that none of them had been contacted after that meeting and absolutely nothing had been resolved for the parents.

• It is the assignment of the GAL (guardian-ad-litem) under the Dept. of Admin. to focus exclusively on the safety of the child. It is, in theory, the function of OCS to restore families. I saw several situations where the GAL pleaded for the child to be returned to the family, yet OCS was adamantly opposed, as the whole focus has been to seize and adopt out the children.

• A grandmother from the mid-west with a Master’s degree is a professional social worker in her own state. I spent several hours with her in the Valley. She was articulate, intelligent and seemed completely responsible. Her Alaskan daughter had not been a good mother, so the grandmother took the grandchildren to stay with her in the mid-west. She later thought it right that the children have contact with the father’s family, and brought the children to Alaska on a short visit. OCS seized the children and later managed to adopt them out to strangers despite the grandmother’s best efforts. When I asked her what the solution was, she immediately said, “Record all conversations!” She said OCS workers lie constantly in and out of court, and without recording all conversations there is no recourse.

• OCS workers commonly extort parents, “If you don’t relinquish your parental rights to these children, then we will seize the others.” Not understanding their rights, the intimidated parents do so and never see their children again. One mother told me that OCS assured her that her children were better off with their paternal grandparents, and that she would have free access to her children if she relinquished her parental rights. She complied and the children were moved out of state within two weeks. Multiple tactics are used to get uninformed parents to relinquish parental rights.

• The same mother was previously told that she had to attend training in Anchorage in order to keep her children, but she had no job, no housing, no transportation in Anchorage. Her children were taken away as there was no way for her to take that training in her village. I arranged for that mother to have an interview with Governor Parnell’s Legislative Liaison, Heather Hebdon, in the Anchorage LIO, but the 45 minute meeting produced no results for that mother.

• Instead of working with ICWA, OCS has been adversarial and has gone out of its way to keep village people uninformed about the purpose and legal authority granted by ICWA. At the same time, the criminal justice system in western Alaska is so broken that many village people are saddled with boundary crimes as they have had to plea-bargain out of exaggerated allegations and impossible bail requirements. Those families will never be able to get custody of a related family member even if they maintain a good, loving home.

• Extreme turnover among OCS staff members statewide has produced inconsistent interpretation and implementation of OCS regulations. I understand that families can say absolutely anything they want, true, false, or exaggerated, while OCS must outwardly appear professional. There are multiple facets of all situations. It is not until you get to the third or fourth layer that the whole truth starts to emerge. Families do not attract OCS attention without having some form of functional issues. However, as I told Commissioner Struer in person, “You can’t fix dysfunction with worse dysfunction. OCS is more dysfunctional than the families they purportedly restore.” Over a long period of time, State government has been extremely non-responsive to the cries of the people. How unresponsive? As a State Representative, I told Governor Parnell, in the presence of Heather Hebdon, that one of my constituents had told me he murdered seven people. That man told me who he murdered and how he murdered them. Governor Parnell’s response was identical to that of over a dozen people in state government including the Commissioner of Public Safety… absolute… extended… dead… silence. Pleas regarding OCS transgressions have fallen on the same deaf ears. The anecdotes I have cited sound exaggerated, incredible, even impossible, yet it is that incredulity that has allowed the transgressions to continue in plain sight. “Certainly, this couldn’t be true!” I know there are concerned and responsible workers within the OCS operation, but I also believe that a large number, and perhaps majority, would end up behind bars if the 1” of plexiglass and impenetrable wall of “confidentiality” were removed.

Solutions:

1) To stop human trafficking in Alaska, start by dismantling OCS. A rigorous yet clear, informative, positive, restorative process must be created for families to follow who have been identified as lacking good parenting skills. Create a Restoration Handbook for families needing help including clear information regarding parents’ rights.

2) GAL’s must be held accountable as well. Biased and inept GAL’s also exist.

3) Malfeasance and outright perjury by OCS workers and GAL’s should constitute a felony with the same sentence as aggravated kidnapping because the result is identical: family members are stolen and scores of hearts are scarred for life.

4) The authority and resources of ICWA should be maximized in villages.

5) All conversations with parents must be recorded and digital copies provided for use in appeal processes.

6) All OCS activities within the statute of limitations should be seriously investigated and human rights violations prosecuted to the full extent of the existing law, with guilty OCS workers doing actual prison time. Prove to the wounded families and all the people of Alaska that reform is genuine.

In sum, OCS is an evil entity whose reign must end, at least in current form. For those who think they are not impacted by current OCS issues, the question arises- If government can seize children without accountability for alleged “abuse,” who then defines abuse? Is my personal belief system or your personal belief system abusive? If not today, could it be tomorrow?

Family is the fundamental inviolable structure in a stable society. Healthy family values must be nurtured, encouraged and defended.

Thank you for your attention. Please fully support Rep. Wilson’s efforts.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Adoption and Safe Families Act

 The Adoption and Safe Families Act, 1997, offers cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopt out of foster care. Government funding is not given to if the case worker tries to "help" the family... money is only given if the case worker removes the child from the home. The creator of this scam was none other than the then President of the United States, Bill and Hillery Clinton.


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