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As you walk through the cold, black doors, you shiver a bit. The congregation of witches and wizards startle you. The stone floor clicks under your heels as you make your way to the wooden chair that awaits in the center of the room. A wizened witch wearing her red robes, and a green brooch stares at you, a sneer curling at her lips, while a short, plump wizard smiles and winks as you take your place. You sit, staring up at the wizard who sits before you, waiting for the trial to begin.

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Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 06:17, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

"If no one has anything else to add to that for now, I'll place that aside to vote on at the end of our meeting. For now, I have another proposal. I would like to create a Child Welfare Office. As of now, we don't have much in the way off protection dedicated specifically for children. The majority of focus for our kids falls on their education, but we have a high population of children that are not at that age yet. Too many kids of fallen between the cracks in our adoption system as well as being stuck in abusive and toxic positions. I'm not completely sure which department this office should fall under. It could be part of Education, but can also see parts falling under the jurisdiction of Accidents and Catastrophes as well as Law Enforcement. Potentially, we could have a joint task force dedicated to it. But, I want your help fleshing out this idea, so what thought do you all have on it?"


EvaSWB
Eva Saetre - miss perfect - durmstrang graduate - saetre family guardian - head of department of mysteries

-"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
Message Me – 06:55, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

"As someone who lost her parents while young, I know it's not easy for the kids that might end up as orphans one way... or another. I suppose I was fortunate to be of age, but my younger siblings weren't so fortunate. We stayed together in the end because of the lengths I'd go for my family... I know that wasn't relevant to the point, but I just wanted to show an example of how something like this would be of great help to any child that might have lived through a situation like that. As far as where that would fit... I suggest a multi-way cooperation between the three departments you mentioned, Julius. Although come to think of it... that would warrant it being an autonomous office of its own."



Seraphina Adult 1
Seraphina Whiteford - Gryffindor Graduate - DMAC Head

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Message Me  - 13:54, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

She spoke up at the end of Eva's sentence, “Working with other departments might help keep our responsibilities less stressful. At the moment, we’ve been working with the no-magicals with no less than five cases at anytime. Bringing an official child welfare office into play would help with the amount of work that the side offices work with.”



Ferlin
Ferlen - Julius Tyrrell's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:29, May 7, 2018 (UTC)
"If I can ask for clarification are we talking about muggle or magical children? If muggle I thought we had someone in the Department of Magical Education working with the muggle kids with bad homes or families or the ones that get outcast when they get their letters and the like. If magical are we more focused on Lil Bundles itself and their processes or doing some sort of awareness campaign to help alert the public so they'll consider adopting one of those kids? I'm just trying to figure out where the focus of your question is Minister."


Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 15:11, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

"This office would be focused more on magical children prior to their enrollment to hogwarts, since we can't do much to intervene with Muggle families prior to their children receiving their letters. This isn't all about adoption though. I want an office that's dedicated to protecting the rights and safety of out children. A place where people can report suspected child abuse. As of now, aurors are often called on child abuse cases, and that's really not the focus of their job. I want this office to be one that investigates these cases.", he said, pausing for a moment. "Of course we will be working very closely with Lil Bundles to help strengthen our adoption and foster system. This office would ensure that kids within this system are receiving proper care, and when adopted or fostered, they can do wellness checks on the home to make sure that everything is transitioning well and that the home is a good fit. Something that is generally out of the grasp of most orphanages. But, again, I need help fleshing out the idea to see what other duties this office may old. I just think it's time that we have a body dedicated solely to the welfare o our children, and not just their education."


Kit Suit
Kit Lich - Head of the DRaCMaC • Part-Time Dolphin Trainer

- “Your Mistakes Don't Define You”
Message Me  - 16:09, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

"I do agree that there's been a lack of protection for the magical children in this regard, as I've had personal relations with such cases back at home. Whenever this specific department is created however, how would the department members be trained? Would they be trained under the Aurors, or would they already have prior skills in this area?" He asked, glancing at Julius. "Many of the abuse cases can get out of hand with the parents, the department members should be trained for such situations."



Renee D-T

Renée Delacroix-Tyrrell Chief Warlock of the Wizengamont
-"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

 – 16:35, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

She rolled her eyes when Lich essentially restated all of the Minister's questions. "I think the Department of Education makes the most sense. I don't see an issue with having Aurors intervene when a child needs rescuing from a troubled family, but once the child has been rescued, I think the Child Welfare office makes most sense with the Education office."



Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 16:42, May 7, 2018 (UTC)

"I could also see the auror office having specific people dedicated to cases like these, at least with severe ones that could get aggressive. With specific Aurors dedicated to it, we can have full attention on these cases and not pulll away from other on going cases they might have."


EmL2

Emilee Lenton -Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports


 – 19:41, May 8, 2018 (UTC)

"As a mother, the idea of having another line of defense and protection for our children can only be a good thing. Incorporating it into the Department of Education seems to make the most sense, since it's already focused on our children. As for Aurors, I think it could work either way, including them or not. For the most serious cases, I think it would be nice to have some dedicated specifically to this office."


Ferlin
Ferlen - Julius Tyrrell's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:01, May 8, 2018 (UTC)
He'd been considering how to redeploy the aurors with this in mind. "For the auror portion I think there's two options depending on how much time and skill we think this will require. Right now aurors start as enforcement patrol and gain knowledge and experience and then move into a more specialized group right now either being the hit wizards or intelligence groups. If we don't think it will require many trained personnel I think we could have a second choice where aurors could start which would be this...and once they gained enough experience they could still move up or if we think it will require more skilled aurors we could make it a third group they could choose when moving up from enforcement. Personally I think it'll be the former but if anyone has a different opinion please express it."


Seraphina Adult 1
Seraphina Whiteford - Gryffindor Graduate - DMAC Head

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Message Me  - {{{time}}}

“Even though I’m also a mother, I would like to point out that the department of education is lacking in members, as is most every department. Having just one department would pose a risk for slack, which is why I feel that spreading the responsibilities to other departments would lower the risk to incrementally small numbers. I mean, the DMAC already has the muggle liaison unit, aurors already react to child abuse cases, education plays an important part making sure it doesn’t happen, but what I don’t exactly see is one major fact: What about the children that are taken out of abusive homes? Would they be dumped at the orphanage in hopes that someone will adopt them? The older they get, the lower their chances of being adopted become. I saw it first-hand, and that’s what is making me hesitant. Children coming from abusive homes need security, they need the parental love that they were deprived of for the years that they were hurt for. By placing them in Lil Bundles, even though they’ll be taken care of, we’re forgetting about their psychology. If we can create a foster system, keeping the children out of the orphanage and able to get the needed environment that’ll allow them to thrive. The orphanage can be a halfway point while everything’s getting worked out, but it shouldn’t be their permanent residence for their entire lives.” Sera finished, watching the others carefully for their reactions.



Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 20:18, May 8, 2018 (UTC)

"For the aurors, I like the idea of being a starting track for them. I don't think it will necessarily take more specialized training, but more than our general office workers have, which makes it a good fit for starting Aurors.", he said leaving it open for more ideas. "As for where it should be, I think it needs to be housed within one office, so I think technically placing it under the Department of Education seems best. However, it can easily become a joint task force, as should a lot of what we do. We need to utilize and rely on each other in different departments and use the resources they have to offer. I agree that our current system is faulty, and I love the idea of incorporating a foster system as well. I think it's something that we can easily do, and Lil Bundles does seem like a good halfway point, not a permanent residence."


Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 22:55, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

"Does anyone else have anything else to add on this subject? If not, I would like to open the floor to proposals from you all. Any legislation that you would like to introduce and implement to make our nation better."


Kit Suit
Kit Lich - Head of the DRaCMaC • Part-Time Dolphin Trainer

- “Your Mistakes Don't Define You”
Message Me  - 22:58, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

He himself didn't have anything to bring up and so he remained silent and waited for someone else to speak up, if they had something to say.



Bailey WB!5
RavenclawCrest
Ravenclaw Alumni 31 y/o
HOUSE YEAR AGE
Wizard Advisor to the Minister Heterosexual
SPECIES OCCUPATION ORIENTATION
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Bailey didn't have anything to add or bring up in terms of new legislation, and thus sat back and waited for someone else to speak up.

Message Me ~ 23:10, May 24, 2018 (UTC)


K
Ambrose Kingsley - Aspiring Head of Magical Law Enforcement

- "Persistence in the face of adversity prevents defeat,"
Message Me  - 23:31, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

"I would like to bring up potentially opening an Auror Station either down at Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. I would like to avoid any incidences in Hogsmeade, especially with a rising crime rate, when students frequent the area," he pitches. "That said, Diagon Alley is a very busy area, where most of our economy is based. Basing a group of patrol officers in either place would be an excellent way to maintain control."



Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 23:38, May 24, 2018 (UTC)

He nodded. "I think that it's a great idea, and one that would be very easy to implement. My opinion would to have one in Diagon Alley, rather than Hogsmeade. As you said, it's a large hub for our economy and prone to more crime than Hogsmeade. With it also being a direct line to the Muggle world in London, it would be beneficial to have a station there. I have no objections. Does anyone else have any thoughts on the matter?"


Seraphina Adult 1
Seraphina Whiteford - Gryffindor Graduate - DMAC Head

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Message Me  - 04:06, May 25, 2018 (UTC)

She nodded. "I'd be for implementating a station for both in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. I remember the news about the loss of several lives under the terrorist attacks and hostage situations. If there's a station equipped to handle and alert, then the chance that those could end, at least with less damages. Plus if an issue arises with parental units, then they can step in."



Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 17:23, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"I say that we implement the station in Diagon Alley first, and see how it works first, and if we have the funding and manpower, then we can see about adding a Hogsmeade station."


EvaSWB
Eva Saetre - miss perfect - durmstrang graduate - saetre family guardian - head of department of mysteries

-"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
Message Me – 19:48, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"I'm more in support of having a station in Hogsmeade rather than Diagon Alley, if only because of how frequently students are there, but I won't object to having one in Diagon Alley."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Julius Tyrrell's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:52, May 30, 2018 (UTC)
He'd nod thoughtfully. "Diagon Alley is more likey to have more crime and more severe crimes due to the fact that adult wizards are there and it boarders on muggle London...but the Auror Office here at the Ministry is close enough they should be able to cover most of it? I think I agree with Miss. Saetre that maybe we should consider Hogsmeade first since out response time to get there is much higher than Diagon Alley. It also would give us Aurors closer to Hogwarts if something arose there and needed professional aurors."
Julius8
Julius Tyrrell - -Minister for Magic

- "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Message Me  - 00:25, May 31, 2018 (UTC)

"I can look into the budget and see if we have the funds to do both, because I see the reasoning behind creating a station in Hogsmeade. I think both are needed, so why not try to do both.", he said, looking around for more opinions.


Ferlin
Ferlen - Julius Tyrrell's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 12:22, June 4, 2018 (UTC)
"Another option might be Lincliff City since it's hard to respond to things going on there from here."