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"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."

— Matrin Luther King Jr.

We Won't Back Down

See what children and their families are doing to fight back against the Children's Aid Society (CAS) and the family courts (Video)

The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers

This document is a must read for parents and school officials regarding the unlawful detention and interrogation of children by CAS workers in Ontario Schools

Questions & Answers for school officials regarding CAS at children's schools

This must read document for teachers and school officials answers many of the questions that school officials have about CAS in their schools

Questions & Answers for Police regarding involvement with CAS workers

This must read document for police officers answers many of the questions that law enforcement officials have about dealing with CAS workers. (Coming soon)

The Unlawful Practice of Social Work by CAS workers in Ontario

This document written by child and family justice advocate Vernon Beck outlines how most Childrens Aid Society workers in Ontario are breaking the law

Understanding the Children's Aid Society - A historical analysis

This document written by Michael Reid reviews the development of CAS in Ontario since the 1800's and its troubling past

How to launch a lawsuit against teachers or the School Board

This document will outline the steps for parents to launch a civil lawsuit against teachers or the local school board for allowing CAS workers to question their children at school without informed consent (coming soon)

A Child's Guide to Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer

This document will answer questions about the children's lawyer and show kids how to stand up against incompetent lawyers(coming soon)

What you Can Do to Help

A new section with initiatives for readers showing them how to get involved will be added soon. Please stay tuned.

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Foster dad jailed in Windsor for sex assault on girl in his care

There have been many, many documented cases which show that children who are put in care of child protection services are often at higher risk of abuse than if they had they been left in the care of their own families. Putting children in care of child protection services is no guarantee that children will be kept safe from harm.

Below is yet another article which shows how children continue to be abused while in care of child protection services.

+++++Article from the Windsor Star++++++++++++

By Sarah Sacheli, The Windsor StarApril 1, 2010

WINDSOR, Ont. -- A well-respected foster father who had been held up as a model parent was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a girl placed in his care.

The 51-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, was arrested after the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society got an anonymous phone call about the abuse which began when the girl was 14.

The girl had been placed in the man’s home, together with two siblings, when she was nine. She remained in the home until she was 20.

The man, on at least two occasions, performed oral sex on the girl and placed his hand down her pajama bottoms, touching her genitals. Pleading guilty to sexual assault and sexual exploitation, he admitted those facts, but disputed numerous more egregious acts alleged by the victim.

Court heard the man and his wife had been foster parents to many children over many years. They adopted two boys who had first come to them as foster children. Court heard the two sons rely on their father for guidance, advice and financial support as they pursue their post-secondary educations.

Court also heard the man and his wife still have two children — aged 14 and 11 — in their care.

The man’s wife and the foster children still in his care wrote letters of support to the court, attesting to the man’s good character.

Defence lawyer Patrick Ducharme had asked for house arrest in the case. But Ontario court Justice Lloyd Dean said the breach of trust was too great to warrant such lenient treatment. “A conditional sentence would not be fitting given the aggravating factors.”

Dean said those aggravating factors are “obvious.”

“Foster parents hold themselves out to be a safe haven,” he said. The man preyed upon the vulnerable child.

His many character references described the man as “a trusted friend,” “dependable” and a “gentleman.”

One woman described him as someone who always put others first.

But, said the judge, commenting on the last description, said, “We know when he committed these acts he put himself first.”

The judge lauded the man for opening his home to many children over the years. Dean called the man’s crimes “a lapse for, otherwise, a person of good character.”

But the judge added, “Despite doing many wonderful things … one incident can tarnish all that good work.

In a statement prepared for court, the victim said she suffers nightmares and tearful outbursts.

She said she has “trust issues” and is wary of men.

“Basically, I live in fear,” she wrote.

Click here for the Digital Edition of The Windsor Star.

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