Jamarr’s Promise: A True Story of Corruption, Courage, and Child Welfare


Jamarr's Promise: A True Story of Corruption, Courage, and Child Welfare Author Kristin I Morris
ISBN-10 0998379905
ISBN-13 9780998379906
Year 2017-05-01
Pages 0
Language English
Publisher Joseph J. Zielinski
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Jamarr s Promise is the shocking true story of Kristin I Morris fight to protect a nine year old child Jamarr Cruz that ended in his tragic death and New Jersey s Division of Youth and Family Services DYFS s denial of its responsibility in the case As a caseworker for DYFS Kristin helped many children and families it was her life s passion Nine year old Jamarr was living with his grandparents after his mother s boyfriend Vincent Williams beat him repeatedly Jamarr told Kristin it was not safe for him to return home Kristin urgently tried to keep Jamarr safe with his grandparents but was told by superiors that Latino children are kept in the home at all costs This time the cost was Jamarr Cruz s life In 2009 after Jamaar s return to Omayra Cruz and Vincent Williams Vincent beat Jamarr to death Not only did Kristin s superiors at the DYFS block her efforts to help Jamarr but when he was killed they blamed Kristin for his death Jamarr s Promise is a call to end corrupt loyalties in New Jersey s DYFS It is a call to protect children from Jamarr s fate It is a call for justice for Kristin Morris who did the right thing and was punished unjustly for it

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