Help Save the Wolferts Sisters !!

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Raised by 148 people in 31 months
Troy Olson  OREM, UT
A message from Brittany:
For regular updates please see my blog at

http://wolfertssisters.blogspot.com

I love my sisters deeply. I hope and pray they can be returned to safety soon. I am so worried about their future.  The day I turned 18 I left the custody of my father for many reasons I won't post here.  My uncle on my mom's side of the family helped me set up this account.  Nobody on my dad's side of family support me at all and have shunned my sisters and I for speaking out. The funds will be only be used to help wth any legal representation and court fees for me and my sisters (Dani and Sydney Wolferts - ages 14 and 15) to at least be heard when we find them. I am challenging a system that doesn't want to hear me and turns me away when I am just trying to be a voice for my sisters and express myself based on my personal experiences. I may also need help in the Junvenille court system along with any therapy type requirements the court system could require for my sisters. I don't know what's going to happen but I can’t live without knowing that I at least tried to have their situation and circumstances known as I have lived what they are going through. I am working and using my own funds and any of my spare time to hopefully help them be found and have a voice. I have a scheduled hearing for the beginning of October. My court case will have the details that I am not willing to state publicly, but they are seeking to feel safe. All your prayers and any donations are so much appreciated.

I encourage any Lawyers, Guardian ad Litems, family law students, etc, who understand Utah law and Juvenile law to come to my court hearing so that many eyes can can at least witness that the courts handle my case with unbiased and correct proceedings. 

A little more about me: I am a 20 year old college student who already has my associates degree and am working towards a degree in Behavioral Science. I had to take time off my college studies to help fight for my sisters. I recently was married to a wonderful man that supports me wholey. My passion is Art but I want to be a counselor to help kids that have been put in tough situations beyond their control. My Uncle, Troy Olson helped me set up this page.

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Update 8
Posted by Troy Olson
5 months ago
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Update to all the the supporters about the hearing today.

BRIAN WAS ORDERED TO ALLOW THE SUPERVISED VISITATION OR GO TO JAIL

He's kept the girls isolated for the last 7 months with no contact with any of their outside family. That's an interesting move for someone that claimed "alienation"

Calls will be every Wednesday!!
Michelle was AWARDED attorney fees!!!
More updates to come.
I just want to say thank you to Matt Hilton for doing all that you do pro bono. This hearing would not have been what it was without your kind heart to make sure everything is all intact with the protection of the #wolfersSisters.
I am extremely interested to see if Patton sticks to his words. Sandra you have had since April to make sure the visitation was followed. That is your JOB. I am glad you understand the fees Brian was asking for are better paid towards visitation for the girls.

Side note: 2 out of 10 judges are not trained in domestic violence.

For more updates please visit https://www.facebook.com/WolfertsSistersJustice/
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Update 7
Posted by Troy Olson
12 months ago
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Please share this message far and wide. These legal decisions may not affect you directly today but will have long lasting effects on future cases that could effect you, your children or grandchildren caught in an abuse situation.

Wolfertsgirlstruth.com

On Friday Utah DCFS made a finding of abuse against both Brian and Michelle. Michelle was cited as being emotionally abusive for not talking the girls into coming out of hiding.

Brian also filed motions in court to prevent Sydney and Dani from testifying. It isn't surprising since DCFS found him to be abusive in the home. Ultimately DCFS made their finding of abuse but it was not without SIGNIFICANT challenges to give them a voice. They have yet to ever be heard in actual court.

The judge has ORDERED Syd and Dani to RETURN to the custody of their ABUSIVE FATHER despite the findings of abuse by DCFS. It was reported that Brian's parents "moved" to Kansas a week and a half before this ruling was made.

So to all the fellow abusers reading this (and there are a number of you) that supported Brian, there you have it. You effectively fought to have those poor girls returned to their abuser. Was this what you wanted? For children to return to a home where they have been and will continue to be abused?

For everyone else that supports the girls we invite you to continue to support. The support is still needed. Our work to ensure the girls well being, safety and security is still in the works and there are still legal proceedings to get through. You can still donate here if possible.

https://www.gofundme.com/savewolfertsgirls

There are laws in place that actually PROTECT abusers. The Interstate Compact Law is one of them. This law dictates the movement of "criminal runaways" which the girls ARE NOT. Under the letter of this law, abuse is simply ignored and the victims are returned like a piece of lost luggage to its "home" which is defined as the domicile of the custodial parent (in this case the abuser).

You would expect that a state agency would step in and trump decisions that put children in harms way. The DCFS mission is "To keep children safe from abuse and neglect..." (Page 5 of the Utah State CAPTA plan). It is still possible that Sean Reyes the Utah State Attny General (email: agcppr@utah.gov) may take the high road and put a stop to this nonsense. It is the responsibility of DCFS and the Attorney General to "keep children safe".

Brian's plans are to place the girls in a 'threat therapy' camp like here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hope-loudon/controversial-forced-ther_b_8724060.html or here http://www.savingdamon.com/deprogramming-camps.html
These people make determinations for their "therapy" without ever even interviewing them. These same people are often not even licensed therapists or licensed psychologists. Many of these programs have fallen under litigation and heavy lawsuits for abuse.

The girls are shattered right now and terrified. If you feel compelled as a #mother, #father, #parent, #grandparent, #friend, #justice #seeker, #abuse #victim, or #abuse #survivor then I implore you to email the Utah state Attorney General (mailto:agcppr@utah.gov) and assertively request that he make an emergency injunction to stop these girls from being forced to live with someone that abuses them. Time is of the essence and there may be as little time as one day.

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Thank you,
#TeamSaveWolfertsGirls
Wolfertsgirlstruth.com
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Update 6
Posted by Troy Olson
13 months ago
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Thank you supporters! Your donations are working directly to help Sydney and Dani have a voice.
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Update 5
Posted by Troy Olson
14 months ago
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Thank you to all of you that have supported Brittany and her sisters by donations, words of encouragement and by sharing the girls story by sharing Brittany's blog. The more exposure her story has the better chance these girls have of being freed from their abuser. There has never been a case heard on the merits about the abuse and neglect at the hands of Brian Wolferts, their custodian.
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Raised by 148 people in 31 months
Created August 30, 2014
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As always, I wish I could do more. Still in awe of the whole family and the way you just keep fighting. Love and support from Oz :)

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