Lavender Case Study Materials
|Last name of case||Lavender|
|Child(ren’s) Name||DOB||Age||Ethnicity||Sex||Current Placement Location|
|Lavender Bass||10/8||6||Unknown||F||Resource Home – Bonnie Matthews|
|52 Greylock Road||555-5844|
|Susan Mailer – mother||Sara Johnson||555-6498|
|John Bass – father||Fred Thompson||555-6644|
|Lavender Bass||Jill Jones||555-6752|
DCP&P Caseworker: Lisa Kelly
Three weeks ago:
The child, Lavender Bass, age 6, came into care following a complaint made by her paternal grandmother. On her tip, the DCP&P investigator located the moterh and child behid the bar where the mother is employed. The mother, Susan Mailer, was passed out drunk, sleeping in her parked car. Lavender was sitting in the shade of a nearby tree waiting for her mom to wake up and take her home The police were call and Ms. Mailer was arrested for public drunkenness.
Ms. Mailer and Lavender reside with Ms. Mailer’s mother, Rebecca Mailer; her sister, Leah Mailer; and Leah’s children. Because no one in the home was available the day of the arrest, Lavender was placed in the resource home of Bonnie Matthews.
The DCP&P investigator found that Susan Mailer’s criminal record reflected a tendency toward violence; she’d been in a couple of physical fights in the bar where she’s employed. She’s also been arrested for dealing marijuana and was once caught huffing inhalants when police busted a party.