Children In Crisis: Lisa's Story

Aug 14, 2015

The doors to one of many family courtrooms in the Garrahy Judicial Complex downtown Providence, RI.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Lisa (we've changed her name to protect her privacy)  spent years trying to get her daughter back, after the Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families removed her. 

The reason? Lisa says she had a temper, but that any allegations about child abuse were false. It's difficult to confirm Lisa's version of events, but what's clear is that losing her daughter was devastating. 

Here's Lisa's story of what it was like to try to win her daughter back.

"They ended up taking her," she says. "And that broke me."