WHERE HOME IS LOVE - Zaniyah and Zyel
Siblings Zaniyah, age seven, and Zyel, age two, were removed from their parents and placed in the care of their maternal grandmother by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). Their mother, Dawn, had been arrested for selling cocaine, while the children were left home alone. Their father was incarcerated on criminal charges and serving a long sentence.
Susan, a CASA volunteer, was assigned to advocate for the two children, but she ended up helping the whole family.