Social Worker Charged With Child Abuse In L.A. County Was Hired To Work With Children Again

Social Worker Charged With Child Abuse In L.A. County Was Hired To Work With Children Again


. LEYNA: ONE OF THE FOUR L.A. COUNTY SOCIAL WORKERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF ABUSED BOY HAS BEEN WORKING IN THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. THAT RAISES THE QUESTION OF COURSE WHY SOMEONE FIRED FROM L.A. COUNTY HIRED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN AGAIN? CRISTY FAJARDO LOOKS INTO THIS CASE. REPORTER: UP UNTIL KEVIN BAHAMAS, PEERED IN L.A. COUNTY COURTROOM CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT 8-YEAR-OLD GABRIEL FERNANDEZ HE WAS WORKING IN ANOTHER COURTHOUSE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY AS A CHILD CUSTODY COUNSELOR. PART OF HIS JOB DESCRIPTION? YOU READ RIGHT, RISK ASSESSMENT TO RULE OUT CHILD ABUSE. NOW A VICTORVILLE LAWYER WHO HAD A CASE INVOLVING BALM WANTS AN INVESTIGATION. YOU TALK TO LAST BOSS, YOU TALK TO THE PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH KIDS, YOU’VE GOT TO DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE. REPORTER: WE WANTED TO KNOW IF THAT HAPPENED. WE SPENT THE LAST WEEK TRYING TO GET ANSWERS. BALM TOOK DOWN HIS LinkedIn PAGE AFTER WE STARTED MAKING CALLS. HE WAS HIRED JUST MONTHS AFTER L.A. COUNTY FIRED HIM, IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE DEATH OF GABRIEL FERNANDEZ. L.A. COUNTY SAYS IT DOESN’T KEEP RECORDS OF PHONE INQUIRIES SO IT HAS NO WAY OF KNOWING IF THE SUPERIOR COURT CALLED AS PART OF THE VETTING PROCESS. NO ONE FROM THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WOULD ANSWER THAT QUESTION EITHER, NOR WOULD THEY SAY IF BALM STILL WORKS THERE. IN A STATEMENT LAST WEEK, QUOTE — . HIDING BEHIND CONFIDENTIAL DOESN’T WARRANT IT. REPORTER: HE WAS TOLD THE REPORTS WERE CONFIDENTIAL. EVERY CASE HE’S BEEN ON NEEDS TO BE REVISITED. REPORTER: HE SAYS THE COURTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN BALM’S CASES AND TIME FOR EVERYONE TO START TALKING. I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE TO SAY ALLEGED.

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  1. Makes me want to go to college get my license and show these people how it's done! I'm an animal rights activist and there is no laws in place protecting the voiceless, animals and children, babies specially. It's a shame. The LAWS PROTECT : RAPISTS, CHILD RAPISTS PEDOPHILES, AND THESE GOVERNMENT WORKERS WHO ARE ONLY IN THE FEILD FOR A REGULAR PAYCHECK, MEDICAL CARE, AND A GOOD LIFE, DO NOT PROTECT AMERICAS CHILDREN. SPECIALLY IF THE CHILD IS IN A WELFARE FAMILY LOW INCOME AND MEXICAN OR ETHNIC. MOST SOCIAL WORKERS ARE SCARED OF THE PARENTS AND DONT CARE ABOUT THE CHILD

  2. you don't need fucking training to remove a child from a dangerous situation.My God,they pulled his teeth out and thats just one of the small things….you don't feel any responsibility?Lady,youve got problems…The state may not have judged you,but believe me..,God will and I hope he's as harsh with you as those so called parents were

  3. I have had enough today…and yesterday and the day before. Something EXTREME has to happen in order to bring the bad people into the light. I am ALL for BRANDING at this point. Whew…glad I wrote that, I feel better now.

    For extreme acts against nature (this is all inclusive because I advocate for what can not speak such as a tree or puppies) anyone found guilty should be branded where it can be covered but must be shown by the letter of the law to anyone it pertains to. Child care, show it. Police interactions, show it. And so on. This is medieval but at this point, with 7 billion people in the world, we MUST get this violence under control and perhaps it will take an act of violence to make a dent in the progression of the scum who think they can ruin a persons entire life, go to jail for a few years then get out and la de da..prance into the night to start alllll over again. Pft.

  4. i dont like those 4 soical workers cause i hate them cause they,re idiots and gabriel should know better to get a restranning order against 4 soical workers

  5. Social Workers Dont Give Ah Fuck .As Long As There Pay Check Comes They Don't Care ! . Watch Me Become A Social Worker And Save Our Children !

  6. This ass hope needs to be sentenced!! so many people failed Baby Gabriel Fernandez, grandparents calling the Hot line!!! No get your asses to bug the shit out of police officers go to court bring this abuse matter up to the judge if no one is listening get an attorney BUT DO SOMETHING MY GOD!! Every fucken person failed this little boy!! His teacher did what she could. Was ignored!! These fucken social workers deserve prison too!! That innocent face what he had to go through my God!!

  7. That Bastard needs to be in Jail!
    [email protected] Criminal how him & 3 Other social workers Allowed a Child to be Tortured & Murdered on their Watch!
    Not only that" Those Bastards Falsified documents After Failing to Protect Such a Beautiful*Precious* Totally Innocent Child*
    I hope they go 2 Jail & get Abused by Inmates in Every Single Way Imaginable*

  8. Social worker are CRAP.

    When my uncle and aunt were being Investigated for child abuse the social worker made appointments to see them. A great way to make the house clean, feed the kids, and threaten to beat the kids if they told the social worker the parents were hurting them and neglecting them.

  9. The whole La County departments
    Are the same. Hide shit under the rug and if you speak up they mark you and will do anything to get rid of you.

  10. share in facebook we cannot let this man work in that department again he does not have the heart to do this responsibility.

  11. They don't care about the kids and families.DCF and CPS,CYS is all in it for the money.They are demons from hell and they should pay for their crimes.

  12. This is just the shits. See how how reliable and accountable our government is. No one cares. You can’t correct your kids it’s abuse. But foster care can kill them abuse them, not feed them, lock them out of the home because they are stressed. And it is alright for them to do that. These are all government programs and they only care about their paycheck with no hassle.

  13. They need to make an example of these four idiots!!! They have Gabriel’s blood on their hands. Life in prison would be a good start!!!!

  14. The four of them as well as anyone else who had anything to do with this case should be prosecuted and they should all spend time behind bars. They had a chance to save this boy and they didn’t do it. They knew what was going on. This is totally disgusting behavior. Lazy and incompetent is what the lot of them are. That boy died a very slow painful death. Let them suffer some now.

  15. I hope this happens more often. A friend of mine reported the abuse of two children. The children were even sleeping on the floor of their home. No beds for them. DHR said that they didn't have to have beds, that was a privilege. Later on the mom flipped the car, in a drunk driving incident, with the two children inside…were they taken away? Nope.

    The mom was also a prostitute, & would leave the kids all night to go party, & do her thing. Get taken away then? Nope.. DHR said prostitution was a "moral" issue.

    FINALLY, the mom left the 2 children with the pimp so she could run to the store. When she came home, the little boy told his mom that that man, put his private inside him. When the mom confronted the pimp, the pimp said, "Well you knew what I was when you left him with me." That's when DHR took the kids. The girl was 8, the little boy was 6. This went on for 2 years, so when first reports began, the little girl was 6 & the little boy was 4.

    DHR, CPS, COPS ETC., SHOULD BE HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS THE ABUSERS IF THEY FAIL TO PROTECT THE CHILD. MURDER FOR ONE, MURDER FOR ALL.

  16. Gabriel his grandma and grandpa will be together again and no one can tear them apart💕❤💕❤

  17. I hope somebody gets that social worker in jail there’s a green light on your ass you fucking nerd how dare you not protect that little innocent boy God bless you Gabriel

  18. Hope he gets passed around viciously in prison, so much so that every day of his life is torture. Then maybe after a few months of being gang raped, he will feel compelled to kill himself. Let's hope anyway.

  19. He should never be able to work with children again. He failed to protect the child he was assigned to. He's almost as guilty as the parents.

  20. It’s his fault this little boy died. He would’ve been alive if he would’ve been pulled out of that abusive home

  21. Children are dying in foster care homes at alarming rates. We see the
    beautiful faces of innocent children on these youtube video's that
    have been murdered in foster care. Many children are taken from fit
    and loving parents solely based upon false allegations reported
    anonymously to a hotline, or as a result of a caseworker’s own
    personal judgment.

  22. CPS is every bit as bad as the gestapo. They are the absolute scum of
    the earth. Anyone dealing with CPS needs to hire the best attorney
    possible in order to fight these monsters. If you do not have the
    money start a gofund me page.

  23. go look up what happened to Gabriel Fernandez. he lived with his grandparents till his mom challenged the custody and cps returned him to his mother where he was beaten and shot with BBs until he died months later. none of it would have happened if cps hadn't fucked up multiple times. he would be living a normal life like he had up until 8 years old

  24. There you go.
    Best place for a pedophile to hide: social services.
    They get a free pass and can slap "confidential" on anything to divert and investigation into their criminal behaviour.
    Social Services are idiots. I don't think anyone trusts them anymore. They are arrogant and believe they don't need to answer to the public for their actions.
    I think the public needs to take a stand and show social services that they ARE accountable and they DO need to make sure people are doing their jobs fairly and correctly.

  25. Safety Assessment prove beyond a reasonable doubt that I Did not show any abuse and domestic voilence behaviors.

  26. All social workers are trouble for children and families just like the so called cps. Worthless waste on our tax dollars to pay these people to commit crimes against us and violate our rights. Close all the social services offices and cps offices would be one of the best things that happened to our country

  27. Digusting California is filled with communist pedophiles transgender homosexuals corrupt treasonous politicians ..And their schools are targeting children cowards can't change the parents mind but corner a lil boy in the hallway say hey u feel like a little girl and your dad and mom doesnt agree then its CPS but when your really torturing hurting and sacrificial rituals toward children your protected 😠????? How does that work ???The old lady looks bitter like she has been molested by her uncle and everyone has to feel her pain …The crater face man looks like a pedophile …The hispanic dark lady looks communist liberal probably indulges in witchcraft an old world hobby for ignorant latin Americans the kind that would allow a 6ft tall she male shim into a girls kindergarten restroom…And the young white dude well he could care less and this story is prove not once but twice negligence…They should be at the end of a cold needle charged with murder period ..At the least reprimanded and never to work with children again
    R.I. P to the children who died because social workers could not do their job

  28. Wow disgusting human beings and they are to this day getting paid to harm children and make it look like they're helping them $$$ what's crazy is when a social worker (and even judge) is 100% responsible for a child they are responsible for being murdered because of THEIR neglect to do their job, the most punishment they would receive is only about 10 years in prison. Thats not enough these children are priceless and the families are innocent a lot of the time and honestly In my humble American opinion the workers should receive the death penalty if anything happens to the child and be 100% accountable for the child's wellbeing since they are 100% getting paid to be on the child's case. If that is too much risk for a person looking to do that job then they shouldn't be doing it end of story. Dont call yourself a government worker for United states and then be a complete embarrassment who only cares about your money and making up the numbers in cases that are convenient. I guarantee that mistakes like this wouldn't be happening if they weren't allowed to happen in the first place, and these selfish pieces of human waste literally get away with murder and get paid for it and that's not going to stop until they are held accountable for their actions entirely and until there's consequences to their actions or lack thereof. They are going to continue fabricating evidence, taking children for no reason besides a commission and to pay off their pathetic car loan or mortgage and being directly responsible for millions of innocent American childrens and families lives being permanently ruined unless it costs them something they will not do their job right. Selfish people dont stop hurting others until it costs them something. If a child dies or gets injured or abused or neglected in state custody its the case workers fault and there needs

  29. I think as a society everyone needs to understand how the dfys (cpd) work. Social workers are right in the middle of everything. If they make the wrong decision & a child dies, then they're fired. In another story the social workers removed 2 children from the home & the children were awarded $1.1 million dollars because they were removed from the home. In either case, they are blamed for either not doing enough or for doing too much. Then you have the Laila Daniel case where a person manipulated the system to get "particular children" as fosters w/mother's consent. That manipulative person murdered the 18 month old. She had broken arm, broken leg, broken ribs, 25 injuries to her head & neck, lacerated liver, & pancreas cut in half due to blunt force trauma to her gut. Child had bruises all over her body. And yet because this manipulative person was the new up & coming in the political arena she got a lot of special help. People were fired in that case & put on trial. I think parents need to be more responsible for the care & well being of their own children. In the Laila Daniel case, the mother was a drug addict, had 5 kids, & isn't raising any of them. There are definitely people who should not be allowed to have children. In Gabriel's case, the social worker may not have had a choice when he was removed (w/all his siblings) from Grandfather & returned to the mother. It's the law unless there is legal work done. This is very complicated.

  30. There SHOULD be transparency…and accountability within EVERY DHS/CAS/CPS agency that involves and works with families and children….too many innocent families being ripped apart, children being trafficked out and for profit….pedophiles and organized crime ring need to be taken down….all of them. Period.

  31. When are people going to understand this system is about money! It is a system that fails to help children and never fails to help themselves!

  32. Are you SERIOUS?????😡😠😡😠😠😠😡😠😡 Rehired again!!!!!!
    Disgusting 😠 and so Pathetic…..
    He killed Gabriel Hernandez😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  33. Throw his ass in PRISON not jail🙄 For LIFE He's a dirty pig Even those dirty bastards cops should be in PRISON ⚰️ for LIFE Rip Gabriel 💘😖

  34. I hope that all the worker's that were Involved in gabriel case, that they all go to jaii for child abused….and neglected gabriel life….but getting paid, lazy evil workers..

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