“I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26. Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier."Well, what changed was the incredible pressure placed on Massachusetts DCF and the court by the exposure of the tyranny exercised in this unbelievable case. I hope the next step is a lawsuit against DCF for what they did to this family to make them think twice before they EVER do it to another family. There are more than enough children really being abused and neglected for DCF to persecute a good family doing the best for their children.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Justina's Going Home! Rejoice and Be Glad!
Judge Joseph Johnston's signed the order to return Justina to her parents. After 16 months, Justina is finally going home! Here's what the judge wrote: