Bring Them Home

Campaign Created by: JC Cross

The funds from this campaign will be received by Joseph Cross.

Goal: USD $40,000
Raised: USD $ 29,280

When this campaign began, it had been 17 weeks (119 days) since I had any contact with my three little girls because of false allegations of abuse. That seemed like an eternity. It has now been over twenty months.

I have won THREE separate trials in three different courts to prove my innocence of any wrongdoing. Despite winning everything, I have gained nothing. Ms. Anderson (my daughters' mother) has left the state of Minnesota in contempt of court and is holding the children hostage physically and psychologically. I am doing everything I can to save them through the slow, deficient family court system that has allowed this kind of abuse to persist for years.

Throughout this process, I have amassed a massive amount of legal fees. I have two jobs, one as a personal trainer and the other as a volunteer for the ministry, Jesus Film Project. My income will not cover the mounting costs. In order to keep fighting this battle and bring my daughters home, I need your help. Would you prayerfully consider a donation of $200, $100, or some other amount?

Thank you for your support and prayers for my daughters and me. Please ask the Lord to protect them and restore our relationship. It will take the power of the Holy Spirit to heal them from this psychological poison.

"How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." Psalm 82:2-4



Update #6 - Hunger Strike to Rescue My Children
January 28, 2023
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After the Juvenile Court dismissed the case and restored my custody, I attempted to pick my daughters up from school. This would have marked our first time together in nearly a year. However, Jess Anderson (my daugthers' mother) lied to school officials and withheld them from school. She then refused to allow the girls to return to my home. I filed an emergency motion in family court, citing her in contempt and asking for a change of custody for psychological and emotional abuse of our daughters. She filed a motion right after mine, saying the girls are afraid to come home with me and requesting a change of custody.

Unfortunately, Referee Hutchison suspended my parenting time while the Court investigates. Despite proving I have never harmed my children in three trials, the Courts continue to allow Ms. Anderson to hold our children hostage. Not once have my daughters ever acted afraid in my presence. The girls' fear is a textbook symptom of parental alienation. I intend to prove that to the Court.

On January 26, 2023, I started a nonviolent hunger strike within Hennepin County Government Center, demanding justice for my daughters. I cannot sit idly by while this system annihilates my family like many others. I will not eat until my daughters return home safely.

Update #5 - Juvenile Court VICTORY
January 28, 2023
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On January 13, 2023, the Juvenile Court finally DISMISSED the Department of Human Services' malicious attempt to terminate my parental rights. After the Department admitted they had no argument as to why my family would need ongoing services, Judge Magill dismissed everything and TERMINATED the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Unfortunately, that did not end this painful saga.

Update #4 - Juvenile Trial
November 28, 2022
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After five days of trial in juvenile court, testimony concluded on November 14, 2022. The parties will submit their summary findings and conclusions of law to the court by the end of this week. Judge Magill will have 15 days to issue his ruling.

No evidence exists to terminate my parental rights. The Department of Human Services also failed to produce evidence related to the sixteen factors defining a child needing protection or services. According to the law, only one option exists: dismissal. Should Judge Magill rule otherwise, we have what we need to file an appeal.

Please pray for my attorneys and Judge Magill. My daughters should not have to suffer this injustice for one more day. Bring them home for Christmas, Lord.

(Picture: The girls and I at church during our first Christmas with just the four of us in 2017.)

Update #3 - Criminal Trial VICTORY
July 26, 2022
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After five days of a criminal trial, on 7/22/22, it took twelve jurors little time to return a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Praise God for this sliver of justice. This is the second trial victory. Unfortunately, I still do not have my three daughters, and most of the truth remains concealed. I have had contact with them for just seven hours in the past eight months.

Yet again, I must battle Child Protection Services in a juvenile court trial. I need your help to rescue my three little girls from this injustice. Thank you for considering a gift of any amount.

Update #2 - Juvenile Trial
June 22, 2022
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Despite the false allegations of abuse being fully dismissed in family court (which has the lowest burden of proof), Hennepin County CPS decided to file a petition against me for maltreatment of my children. After impeaching the CPS investigator in the civil trial, the next week Hennepin County decided to file criminal charges. (This is the same county in Minnesota already notorious for protecting illegal police activity and not protecting the innocent.)

The number of constitutional violations and abuses of power continue to mount. As such, I have only had contact with my three precious girls for seven hours in the past seven months. I have requested a speedy trial and will have my day in court before a jury in July 2022. Please pray for swift justice and the protection of my three young daughters in the midst of these difficult circumstances.

Update #1 - Juvenile Trial after Family Court VICTORY
March 27, 2022
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My attorneys have filed two motions for immediate dismissal of the Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) petition. The false allegations of child abuse have already been adjudicated during the Order for Protection (OFP) trial. The judge DISMISSED the OFP on March 4, 2022.

CPS and Hennepin County's attempt to try it again through the civil court is a violation of res judicata (essentially double jeopardy).

Please pray the judge would see the attempt to manipulate the judicial system and dismiss this petition. Thank you!


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