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Jamarr’s Promise: A True Story of Corruption, Courage, and Child Welfare - Kristin I. Morris, Joseph J. Zielinski, Ph.D.
Jamarr’s Promise: A True Story of Corruption, Courage, and Child Welfare
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780998379906
Publisher: Wisdom House Books
Edition language: English
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Here's a book that should apply to a wide variety of people -- others who believe that Child Protection Services (using that as a generic term for all sorts of states' services); those who are convinced that the system will work if we trust it and have the right people in it; those who are convinced...
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