DIAZ & COMMUNITY LEADERS PROTEST MOTT HAVEN JAIL PROPOSAL
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, M 24 ARCH 29-APRIL 4, 2019 BTR
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FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF THE BRONX
Docket No. NN-20943/18
In the Matter of
A Child(ren) Under Eighteen Years Alleged to be Neglected by
NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF
YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE
MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A
PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP
AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. IN
SOME CASES, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF
SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAN AND CONVINCING
EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO
THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION.
TO: Jordan Johnson
A petition under ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT having been filed with this Court
alleging that the above-named child(ren) is a neglected child(ren), a copy of said petition being
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this court 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx, New
York 10451, Part 5, on APRIL 26th, 2019 at 9:00 oclock in the forenoon of said day to answer
the petition and to show cause why said child(ren) should not be adjudicated to be a neglected
child(re) and why you should not be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE 10 of
the FAMILY COURT ACT and why an order of support under Section 235 of the FAMILY COURT
ACT should not be made if the final disposition is an order of placement.
On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
FURTHER NOTICE: Family Court Act §154 (c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles
4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a
violation of an order of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a
Respondent who is not a resident or domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for
obtaining personal jurisdiction over the Respondent exist aside from the application of this
provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the respondent is limited to the issue of the
request for, or alleged violation of the order of protection. Where the Respondent has been served
with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court may proceed to a hearing
with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection.
STEPHEN G. BYRNES
CLERK OF THE FAMILY COURT
Dated: March 8, 2019
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
joined Diego Beekman Houses tenants
and community leaders from across the
city on Sunday, March 24 on the steps
of City Hall to oppose the proposed
Mott Haven Jail. During the rally, Diaz
called on Mayor de Blasio to cease the
certifi cation of the the city’s Uniform
Land Use Review Procedure for the
proposed jail site at 320 Concord Avenue.
The site is currently operated as
a tow yard, and is the former location of
Lincoln Hospital, in the middle of a residential
neighborhood in Mott Haven.
Diaz and those assembled at the event
called on the mayor to select a better
site for the jail, specifi cally the existing
Bronx Family Court location and additional
vacant space next to the Bronx
Hall of Justice on East 161st Street.
(top left) Arline Parks (r), Diego Beekman
Mutual Housing Association CEO,
while Diaz addressed protesters. (top
right) Borough President Diaz (front, c)
called on Mayor de Blasio to stop the
certifi cation of the city’s Uniform Land
Use Review Procedure for the proposed
jail site at 320 Concord Avenue. (bottom
left) Michael Brady (front, c), Third
Avenue Business Improvement District
executive director, said the mayor’s
borough-based jail plan is misguided
and does not include input from community
leaders and residents. (bottom
right) Residents held signs expressing
their opposition to the siting of a new
jail in the Mott Haven.
Schneps Media/Alex Mitchell