Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 5, 2005
Parents demonized

I am really surprised by the actions that the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the Children’s Justice Center (CJC) are allowed to do with seemingly limited or no supervision, and a lack of accountability for the actions they take. I am equally surprised how the local media prints those stories that DCFS and CJC are a part of, using “one-sided” reporting and not taking the time to take action of finding the truth.

A story was printed about my wife and I on the honorable loss of our son. The story painted us as hideous people. This story did not include a call to the coroner’s office, upon it was said “nothing abnormally was found,” and that the coroner’s office was just waiting on blood work to return. It came back “negative.”

I am slowly finding that my situation at the hands of DCFS and CJC is more widespread and has affected more families than mine. A time back, it was printed how we should forgive these workers — that these workers are human and subjected to making mistakes. But if you look here,, you can see just how many mistakes they have been allowed. How many families have to suffer before action is taken.

Kevin Long


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