MUCH MORE OF THE SAME…
There is a court Order dated May 27, 2011 that directs Wake County Human Services (Julie Riggins and Al Singer) within 10 days, to take steps and make inquiries as to the recommendations of the so-called counselor for my minor children. These inquiries are to determine if and when visits between Stephen and I can begin (since it has been over 367 days); if and when weekly telephone visits with all my children can begin; and if the so-called Therapeutically Supervised Visits which are currently scheduled every other week in Raleigh can be terminated and/or converted to weekly visits in Jacksonville where they reside (over 150 miles away) so they will no longer be forced to endure such a torturous trip.
So…. Since the order directing all this was well past the 10 day requirement I sent the following email to the Time Together Staff and Julie Riggins just prior to my last visit with my 5 minor children Matthew, Hannah, Sarah, Joseph, and Benjamin.
Just confirming that the visit with my children is currently scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow June 15, 2011. I am expecting Stephen since the most recent court order was for WCHS to include him, once they verify with Joyce Williams that it “will not hinder his progress.” Wake County was given 10 days from the date of the order, May 27, 2011 to accomplish this. As of today, almost 19 days from the date of the order, I have not heard that there would be a problem with his attending. I’m looking forward to that and looking forward to you helping him become as comfortable as possible with these first steps after such a long time – over 358 days since we have seen each other. Thank you for all that you do.
I recieved the following response from Julie Riggins, to which she copied the Wake County Attorney AL Singer:
The court order was signed on 5/27/11. I received a copy of that order on 6/1/11 at 1:22pm and contacted the therapist regarding all of the items the court requested that she address. In regard to Stephen, the therapist issued a statement to our office on 6/8/11 that states that “it is not within the best interest (or a positive therapeutic intervention) for Stephen to be forced to attend a meeting with Mr. Reale.” Therefore, Stephen will not be attending today.
The therapist did offer a list of responses and recommendations that I have asked be covered in court before a judge. I am awaiting a response on when a motion can be filed and a hearing can be scheduled so that everyone can address the issue(s) at the same time in the courtroom setting. A copy of the therapist’s letter will be provided to the court at that time. I will not be issuing it to Mr. Reale at this time as it contains confidential mental health treatment information pertaining to his minor children that should not be published on an internet website for public viewing, and I cannot be assured that this would not occur if it was issued prior to the court hearing. I would like for the judge to address if the letter is something that should even be put on a website for public viewing since it pertains to other persons’ mental health treatment recommendations and not his own.
I responded with this follow-up:
To Whom it may concern; in response to an email received from Julie Riggins on June 15, 2011
Excuses, Excuses… more excuses and more rhetoric…
Regarding the withholding of information from me, this is nothing new. You may recall that you also withheld my own psychological evaluation from me indefinitely upon its completion. I was only able to finally obtain a copy from my own attorney, who also withheld the report from me (his own client) until and when I released him. Then there is the fact that you have still not allowed me to view the CPS file which is absolutely authorized in N.C.G.S. § 7B-700 and N.C.G.S. § 7B-2901.
So this willful withholding of information is less of a surprise but more proof of a conspiracy involving you, your agency, the so-called therapist that refuses to meet with me or speak with me about the children, Judge Bousman and various others. It should also be noted that the so-called therapist has her own string of excuses and/or “moving the bar” whereby she has repeatedly denied my requests for meetings, other conversations or even my specific requests for documentation in writing with regard to my children. I requested the following from her on Jan 3, 2011 to which she has decided not to provide even one document nor one answer…
Regarding the upcoming conference call tentatively scheduled for January 10, 2010, I would like to present some questions in advance to the therapist. I would like to address these questions administratively during the call prior to the discussion as to ground rules for upcoming supervised visits with the children. If the therapist would prefer, I am happy to receive the answers via email prior to the day of the conference call. The questions are as follows…
To the therapist assigned to my children in Jacksonville, NC…
1. Do you support the recording of this conference call?
2. Could you please provide me (father) with your full contact information for future use, and with regard to the need for subpoena requesting your presence in court, if needed?
3. Have you received my (father) request for information, including but not limited to, all evaluations, notes, emails, reports, methods used to evaluate the children, etc.?
4. If so, when did you receive the request from CPS?
5. If so, can you provide proof of the date in question as to when you first were notified?
6. If so, do you have any question for me with regard to the requested information?
7. When (exact date) did you first meet with my children?
8. How often do you meet with each of them? (Please itemize each child if they are on a different schedule)
9. How long are the sessions? (Again, please itemize each child if different)
10. Have any appointments been skipped or missed for any reason?
11. Are you aware of any other therapists’ involvement with the assessment or treatment of my children?
12. If so, do you have in your possession, or have you ever had in your possession, any reports/evaluations written by said party?
13. Have you met with the caregiver(s) or others in connection with my children’s current placement?
14. If so, what are the names of the people you have met with?
15. If so, when (exact date) was the first meeting or contact with any caregiver(s)?
16. If so, are these regularly scheduled meetings?
17. If so, do you have any concerns with regard to any of the caregivers or others?
18. If the conference call will include any discussions or any mention whatsoever of any diagnosis or treatment, I will need to be provided with the appropriate reports/evaluations at least 10 days in advance. This will not prevent any of our discussion regarding the ground rules for the upcoming supervised visits.
19. I am only prepared to discuss ground rules that are in the best interest of my children during this initial call to better facilitate and reintegrate them with me through these visits.
Thanks very much, in advance for your full cooperation with these questions.
As to my personal website, it is absolutely protected by the First Amendment. I am quite confident that you are much more concerned about what you read about yourself and the other conspirators than any information about my children. The fact is; there is nothing on my website about my children that could even be deemed slightly harmful to them. And the Supreme Court has upheld that PARENTS are the BEST and MOST qualified to determine the “best interest of their own children,” not the likes of CPS or even THE COURTS. THE COURTS and CPS are limited to being charged with stepping in to protect children in situations of Abuse or Neglect. As you know very well, neither Abuse or Neglect exists in this case nor have they ever existed. The web of LIES continues to expand as does your power grabbing for control – even with regard to my own personal website. Therefore I have decided it is time to Expose The Record in every way!!!
You are also well aware that my children have been diagnosed with “nothing” on the record in any hearing or other proceeding. No documentation of any kind as to diagnosis or the treatment of my children has ever been produced or presented. Any attempt to even breath information to the contrary is another blatant LIE; and would constitute further proof of the conspiring between your agency and the so-called therapist. Any revelation of some new therapeutic diagnosis, treatment modality or otherwise would simply and easily be understood to be nothing more than a reaction to my personal website and would be futile.
The court (Judge Bousman) is also complicit in these events such that she has denied my request for an “Adverse Psychological Evaluation” even in the absence of any other evaluation or report with regard to the mental health assessments of my children. She even stated on the record that; that she has little or no knowledge of the children’s therapist “but probably should”; she also acknowledges for the record that she has not read one document pertaining to my minor children’s mental health assessments, well-being, diagnosis, current therapy, or whether she even has the first clue as to the mental health needs (if any) of my minor children.
It’s no coincidence that you, your agency, the GAL, and especially the so-called therapist exposed your own conspiracy when the GAL filed a motion to suspend the visits between me and my children (which have gone extremely well) once you were made aware of the website. Yeah, that makes sense; take your anger out on my children by terminating the visits with their father??? Of course the motion was withdrawn by the GAL when she stated in an email; “I just wanted to let you know that upon further discussion with the Guardian ad Litem, Ms. Riggins, and the therapist I will be withdrawing our motion to suspend visitation currently set for Wednesday.” Clearly identifying the conspirators and second guessing her approach; likely putting it off till another day. I guess she may need to discuss her strategy with Judge Bousman. I will not be deterred.
Julie Riggins indicates in her email on June 14, 2011 that there will be some sort of MOTION filed to discuss my First Amendment Right to publish information on my personal website. She and AL Singer also OPENLY REFUSE to provide this required documentation and they OPENLY continue to violate my rights under the Fourteenth Amendment by withholding critical information necessary for me to properly represent myself and to further assert my rights and my children’s rights under the United States Constitution. NO SUCH MOTION HAS BEEN FILED TO DATE! There is no end to this rediculous display of Organized Crime. (click to see post)