Friday, September 08, 2006

It's all so simple

Have a few things to say about this, but I have to work today and I'm afraid I would break my keyboard with all the furious typing I would have to do.

So let me just say this for now...

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Magistrate Peter Murray said Court's and Lisa's battles with Lisa are typicalrepresentative of those of many parents who end up in his cramped courtroom/office.

"I see the same things over and over again," he said. "These kids simply don't want to follow the rules set by their parents."'s not QUITE that simple.


How do people like this become...
and stay...foster parents?

Affidavits from two supervisors of investigations for Clermont County Children's Protective Services, filed Tuesday in Juvenile Court, indicated that the Carrolls moved frequently and relied on child care payments for support.

The couple has lived in at least 10 places since 1998, neither had steady outside employment and their sole income came from foster care, daycare and government assistance, the affidavits said.

Wasn't anybody paying attention?!?!

Closed trial not automatic

Closed trial not automatic

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered broader access to juvenile court trials, procedures and records in response to a newspaper's lawsuit over a fatal mugging and an arson.

"It's the first time the court has said any portion of any juvenile court records would have to be open," said David Marburger, attorney for the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. "There is going to be across-the-board access statewide."

In a unanimous ruling Wednesday (Aug. 30), justices said a juvenile court judge cannot close proceedings without a hearing. The court ordered Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd to provide the newspaper with transcripts and dockets from the two cases, and, in one case, conduct further hearings.

The Plain Dealer had sued after Floyd closed portions of the proceedings in the mugging and the arraignment of two 11-year-old girls who were accused of setting a fire.

Associated Press