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Scandal-Ridden Massachusetts DCF Agrees To Free Justina

June 5, 2014 by  

Scandal-Ridden Massachusetts DCF Agrees To Free Justina
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The Connecticut girl kidnapped by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and imprisoned in Boston Children’s Hospital for more than year has been cleared to return home by the courts. But she has not yet been released, as the legal system continues to drag its feet.

Last week, Justina’s family and attorneys with the Liberty Council filed a motion in Juvenile Court requesting she be returned to her parents, Linda and Lou Pelletier. Massachusetts DCF indicated it would not object to the motion.

In mid-May, Justina was transferred from Massachusetts to a Connecticut facility. Since then, she has been receiving treatment from Tufts Medical Center, the same place she received treatment before her kidnapping by the State of Massachusetts in February 2013.

“Today is a significant event for Justina and the Pelletier family,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing the Pelletier family, said May 30. “We believe and hope that the Pelleteir family will soon be reunited.

“After nearly 16 months of separation, Justina requires much healing; physically, emotionally and spiritually,” said Staver. “The completion of the Plan is a very positive development and brings us almost full circle to where this process started, before DCF took custody of Justina: Tufts Medical Center is finally providing Justina’s healthcare once more.”

While under the care of her doctor at Tufts Medical Center, Justina was living a fairly normal life with her parents in West Hartford, Conn., despite suffering from mitochondrial disease, a genetic condition that has required several surgeries and continued medication prescribed by specialists. But when her parents took to her Boston Children’s to have her treated for symptoms of the flu, doctors there changed her diagnosis to somatoform disorder, took her off her medications and contacted DCF. The Pelleteirs were then escorted from the hospital.

Justina was then placed in a psychiatric ward, where she was denied medications that were working and had others forced upon her without her parents’ consent. Her health has since deteriorated to the point that she often needs a wheelchair. Her parents, meanwhile, were cast into an alternate universe for 15 months where the DCF and courts cast aspersions on their character, conspired to keep them separated from their daughter, prevented them from consulting on her care and silenced them with gag orders.

Last month, DCF head Olga Roche was forced to resign under pressure from Massachusetts legislators who expressed concern over various DCF funding misappropriation scandals involving several now dead children under the agency’s supervision, as well as its treatment of Justina.

That agency, as well as the State’s family court system and several other State agencies, are now under the gun, thanks to a trial revealing massive corruption in various State offices.

For more on the history of Justina’ plight, read Hospitals Are The New Prisons and It’s 14 Months Of Torture For Justina Pelletier.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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