The Child Abuse Network (CAN) appears to be a conglomerate of many people with a high level of ‘interest’ in family law cases. It boasts in its 2020 annual review that (1) one in (15) fifteen kids in Tulsa County will be in a child abuse investigation. This is only on page two but
it is alarming for several reasons.
First off, the idea that (2) two children in every Oklahoma classroom are being abused or neglected is not supported by the statistics. In fact according to the Department of Human Services (DHS) the number of investigations is actually (1) one in (6) six. Studies indicate (1) in
(4) four girls report abuse and (1) one out of (6) six for boys in their lifetimes.
If there were (15,911) fifteen thousand nine hundred and eleven substantiations out of (413,066) four hundred and thirteen thousand and sixty six that would be one in (26) twenty six. So why the wrong numbers? Is CAN fulfilling their mission statement “[t]o provide collaborative intervention services to child abuse victims, so that they are encouraged to embrace
a future driven by hope.”
Sadly, it appears as though this charitable organization is being abused by attorneys who have infiltrated it and are using it to traffic children. First it is strange that District Attorney (DA) Kunzweiler and Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado appear on their board as advisory members.
Likewise the fact that I am seeing spouses to judges, people in the Court clerk’s office and other positions of public trust is a glaring red flag. The number of ‘members’ to the board, members at large and honorary members is confusing and concerning as well.
According to Neighborhood Scout, “[w]ith a crime rate of 61 per one thousand residents, Tulsa has one of the highest crime rates in America.” So which is it? One in Fifteen is what the Child Abuse Network advised us but the OSBI notes that in total Tulsa suffered 31,934 thirty one thousand nine hundred and thirty four crimes total, a little more than (1) in (10) ten.
Attorney Adrienne Barnett (Barnett) is on the advisory board members to the Tulsa branch of the Child Abuse Network’s board of directors. Regardless of this conflict, Attorney Barnett’s clients end up at the Tulsa location and it is alleged they receive ‘favorable’ treatment which results in Attorney Barnett’s clients stealing custody from the opposing party.
The Child Abuse Network lists Maura Guten and Sarah Beilke making up their executive team. The website notes their chief administrative officer position open. Of course the charitable organizations bylaws are not available on its website which makes zero sense.
Attorney Adrienne Barnett is rated at (1) one star on lawyers.com where the sole review reads, “I can not give a low enough review. . . [s]he does not work for the best interest of the child. . . [s]he is a liar. . .[s]he should be disbarred. Attorney Barnett’s LinkedIN profile says she
is a, “Shareholder and Director at Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Jeter.”
According to AVVO Attorney Barnett was administratively suspended for the nonpayment of her bar dues. AVVO labeled her a 6.4, out of 10. She has been licensed (17) seventeen years.
Adrienne Barnett is alleged to be in a conspiracy with N. Scott Johnson to steal custody
from opposing counsel. Attorney Johnson only takes four, five and six figure retainers to do high dollar custody battles in Tulsa County and surrounding counties. As one party famously said once Johnson gets involved years later opposing counsel will be facing felony charges for the first time. In one case this author has reviewed it appears as though the parents shared custody for six years until Attorney Barnett suggested the child go to CAN.
Once at CAN although the child would not say her father does anything wrong DHS appears to have ‘substantiated,’ something a DHS employee said is contrary to their policies and procedures.
It is believed that both Attorney Barnett and Attorney Johnson are being investigated child sex trafficking. As this series noted Johnson is alleged in the Collins matter and the Chico matter to have the mothers supervised for the children making sexual allegations against the fathers.