Gwinnett County, Ga. – Several hours passed as Sean Harris was frantically searching for his 7-year-old daughter. She was supposed to show up to her after school program, but never did. Instead, child caseworkers from Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) removed the girl from class. Additionally, her father never provided consent, nor did he have knowledge they were taking his child.
Making matters worse, the child caseworkers had taken the wrong child. Although the 7-year-old had the same name, their names were spelled different. They also had different birthdays.
Attempting to hide liability, DFACS said they rely upon schools to ensure they have the right child.
According to the report from Channel 2, the father stated, “That’s totally not an excuse at all.”
The Gwinnett County School District also provided Willis the following statement:
“This is a very serious situation and this family’s concerns are understandable. In addition to investigating this incident, the school system is reviewing its processes for releasing students to DFACS, making sure these processes are being followed, and will be working with this agency to ensure this does not happen again.”
Harris stated the process failed him and his daughter. Now, the child is terrified of going back to school. Harris continued, “I could tell she was terrified. She was very quiet… It’s very disturbing. Particularly what’s going on with sex trafficking and her being a little girl and you not knowing where she is.”
Although the child has been returned, her fear remains, as does her father’s. The child caseworkers should have known what child they were picking up. They should have protocol’s they follow that eliminate these tragic events from ever occurring. Mr. Harris explained, they not only took his daughter, they are now trying to pass-the-buck. DFACS is claiming they did nothing wrong.
Until there is accountability with child caseworkers on a national scale, parents, children and entire families are at risk. Taxpayers are also at risk as they foot the bill when these inept government agents neglect their lawful duties. Child caseworkers from many states have clearly damaged children. They must be held accountable.
If you, or anyone you know have been wrongfully targeted by child services, or child caseworkers, contact the US~Observer. We can help!