Siblings ages, 12 and 8 years old came into DFS due to allegations of physical abuse and neglect. Mother has abused minors resulting in physical or mental injury. Mother has struck minors with a belt and/or extension cord on several occasions, leaving marks and scars. Mother has admitted to striking the children and claimed that they get injuries because they move and try to get away during whoopings.Mother was arrested and is pending criminal charges for Child Abuse. Mother has failed to neglect the children by failing to provide them with proper care, custody, supervision, shelter or other care necessary for their well-being. The mother has subjected the children to harmful behavior that is terrorizing, degrading, painful and emotionally traumatic. She blames the children for the physical pain abuse inflicted upon them. Minors are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Motion to Withdraw Hearing on 7/19/2022 at 11:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/25/2022 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.
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