Fail To Death Analysis

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The purpose of having social services is to protect others when in need of extra help. The true definition of a social service is government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education, medical care, and housing. However, social services are mostly aimed for the welfare of helpless children who need a new home for a certain amount of time until the parent is able to take custody again. Sadly, social services are not doing their jobs correctly; plenty of children are abused or even killed under the supervision of social service. What is the point of having social services if the children who got out of a horrible home to entire another abusive home? In most cases, foster parents do not really pay attention to the child, …show more content…
Alize lived in a foster home where she was abused everyday by her foster mother. In the video “Fail to Death” there was a recording of how she was abused; the recording was an interfering with a baby monitor from the neighbor across the street. In the recording, you are able to hear the three hundred pound women sitting on top of Alize. The foster mother was telling the little girl to repeat after me, “Get off of me.” As the little girl struggled to repeat those words, the neighbor sent the recording of the child abuse to child welfare. Even with the evidence of the abuse, social services ignored it and no one stepped in to help two year old Alize. Months later, after the abuse was reported, Alize was killed by her foster mother who grabbed her from her feet and threw her head first into a coffee table which caused her death. The numbers of calls to child services in Texas are more than 80,000 per year; the department of social services did not comment to the reporter to this video, they did not comment on how many cases do each case workers have and whether or not if they are understaffed to handle these many …show more content…
Her grandmother, Janet Galegos, felt that her daughter, Miriam, was not taking care of her three year old. Miriam was making choices on her own without asking for help of her mother. Miriam started dating Angel Montoya; she did not think her new boyfriend’s past was a problem. Angel’s past is being a sex offender and he was not allowed to be around children. Janet saw this as a giant danger to her granddaughter, Nevah, and contacted social services to file a report and to also put in an investigation. However, she was ignored and there was no investigation or any record of a report on this situation. One day Miriam left her daughter, Nevah, alone with Angel, all it took was that one day for him to kill the little three year girl. After Angel killed Nevah, he put her into a garbage bag and threw her away in a dumpster. In Colorado, the statistics are that thirty child abuse deaths reported per year. Since 2007, 175 deaths in total are from suffocation, burned, starvation, and from being neglected. Of those 175 deaths, 72 of those children died despite of warning child services. Most cases are closed without a visit to the child’s home or even when a child is killed by a foster parent. The caseworkers and their supervisors violated the state rules while conducting the investigations in the children’s homes. These violations happened in thirty one of these cases where the child

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