- ILLINOIS DCFS
- United States of America
I want to thank all of the supporters of the petition for my brother. In closing this petition I want everyone to know that since the start of the petition the outcome of Rio's situation has taken a drastic turn for the better. Once again, thank you to all those who participated in our petition. Your time was highly appreciated and useful to us. Thank you.
Rio Franklin, a 15 year old male, is a juvenile under the custody of the state of Illinois. He has been under the custody of the state of Illinois since the age of 9.
He has been greatly deprived of visitations with his immediate family due to decisions beyond his control or that of his immediate family approval or knowledge. He has had depleted terms of education due to his situation of constant movement, and no stability within the system.
He has been denied the enivitable just right to be heard because he can not voice his opinion of his situation to anyone outside of those who have imprisoned him. His initial time has been served for release, but no release date for the present has been set.
We, the undersigned, have formed together in the fight against Rio Franklin's imprisonment in the juvenile system in the state of Illinois. We do not agree with the denial of the juvenile's much needed contact with his immediate family and that of no known date for his release to come home.
We all agree that the purpose of The Department of Children and Family Services is to make a child's surroundings suitable enough to accomodate to that particular child's emotional, physical and mental well being.
Therefore we move that Rio Franklin's case be reviewed immediately and revised promptly to better demonstrate the purpose of The Department of Children and Family Services as defined above.
The SAVE RIO petition to ILLINOIS DCFS was written by Kenje Delaney and is in the category Family & Friends at GoPetition.