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February 29, 2012
Morning Journal News


Columbiana County Children Services has proven to me that it is not a service for the children.

Our tax-paying dollars to this county to assure children's safety and protection is overrated. With multiple calls of concerns and worries of a single mother and her children you would think to promptly investigate. With these children being surrounded by drugs, and neglect, and an unsafe home, they are being set up for disaster, not a chance to live a normal life.

So being a concerned citizen with no rights to these children, I left my heart in the hands of Children Services of Columbiana County. Hoping and praying they would help this family.

But calling and giving a notice that you will be there about concerns for the children is providing a window of time to clean up, fix, repair, or counsel the children into having a perfect situation. The question is why the notice? Is this some kind of law? Why give people time to paint a pretty picture on the lives of the children who are in need of help and are the innocent victims? These children's lives should not be a game for our county. They didn't choose there parents, nor their life.

All in all just another broken family with the overlook of the county. The easy way out for the county - one less report to file, but yet one more dream and life of a child left in the hands of trouble. Left to be at the bottom of the priority list.

I and many others would like to see some drastic improvement with our county services. So many other county services around the world and state have been the fault of deaths, rape and the overlooking and/or lack of proper investigation of thousands of children. I would hope the county in which I reside will never never be one of those.

Krystal Miller




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