Wilkes Barre Attorney James Hayward announce he intends to file lawsuit on behalf of 25 parents against Luzerne County Children and Youth according to Terrie Morgan-Besecker at the Times Leader.
James Hayward of Wilkes-Barre said the lawsuit will be a wide-ranging indictment of Children and Youth that will rival the egregiousness of the allegations contained in the “kids-for-cash” lawsuits involving former county Judge Mark Ciavarella’s placement of juveniles in detention centers.
“It’s just like the ‘kids-for-cash’ case again,” Hayward said. “Everyone knew what Ciavarella was doing and didn’t do anything about it. Well, they all know what Children and Youth is doing and they’re not doing anything about it.”
In this previous article about the juvenile scandal in Luzerne County there is an interesting comment from a reader.
Luzerne County Children and Youth is a joke! My nephew was living with a convicted child sex offender and DID NOTHING TO RESCUE THIS CHILD FROM A PERVERT! More children suffer because of children and youth than are saved
An internet search produced a case from 2005 where Judge Vanaskie ruled on the claims of alleged Fourth Amendment violations in favor of Luzerne County Children and Youth workers. Here is another interesting case heard before Judge Caputo where the rulings were mixed.
For those so inclined here is a partial list of court cases pending involving Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.