Isis
Isis Thigpen
Isispic
Portrayed By Thandie Newton
Gender Female
Date of Birth March 4, 1980
Age 27
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Aliases None
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Occupation New York OCFS Worker
Known Relatives Melinda and Edgar Thigpen (parents)
Significant Other None
Known Abilities None
First Appearance Placement and Protection

Isis was a Child Protective Services family assessor and service coordinator with two years of experience, making her a senior member of her unit.

History

Isis came from a struggling family in Detroit and fought her way through school and college, obtaining a degree in social work. A grant to work in New York led her to put down roots in the city and begin work for OFCS-CPS.

Quotes

  • "No matter what happens, I have to make sure that everyone is safe before I leave today."

Trivia

  • There are around 30,000 children in foster care in New York state.

Mandatory Reporting

Cases

  • Case 795: Reynolds Family - Abandoned child Cam, a young runaway. High risk of conflicts with foster family due to being autonomous. Highly motivated educationally. Father wanted by FBI, a fugitive. Temporary placement with Sanders family approved while foster match process ongoing. In addition, identification of significant adults in child's life for support network absent family involvement is paramount. After a report on the Sanders family was substantiated, Isis went to remove Cam. She was murdered before this could happen.
  • Case 796: Sanders Family - Left Nevada (in part) to avoid involvement of family services in that state. Marriage strained. Mother Niki has possible mental health needs and drug-seeking behaviors, prescription drug abuse. Child Micah seems a bit parentified but is doing all right. In-home preventive services approved. After a report came in regarding an overdose by the mother (and the uncooperativeness of the father, D.L. in participating in services), Isis went to remove Micah. She was murdered before this could happen.

After Isis' murder, the cases were reassigned within her unit.

Themesong

Case 795 (The Family)

Tony Jones stabbed Alice Jones on their first anniversary down in Dallas, Texas. In a small apartment with nobody present, he pulled out a knife and he stuck it to her. He left her bleeding on the floor in the kitchen with cake on her fingers and her wedding ring on. In her hand was a note that said the wicked must suffer and he drove off quickly to his girlfriend's apartment. But who really suffers in the end? It's easy enough for us to pretend that everything's all right with the family, everything is safe here at home, everything's all right with the family. The beds are made but there's no sheets on. From the courtroom stand Tony said he was sorry, that he was sad and mixed up and he didn't know what he was doing, that he'd always loved Alice and he begged for forgiveness. So he threw himself on the mercy of the jury and he told how his father had beat and abused him, back in grade school in the basement den, and that maybe prison was the best thing for him, and he said "Oh God, can You forgive me?" But who really suffers in the end? It's easy enough for us to pretend that everything's all right with the family, everything is safe here at home, everything's all right with the family. The beds are made but there's no sheets on. How many days does it take to make us weak? And how many days do people spend lonely? In the heart of the heart, the family lay dying. The ruin of a nation lies at our feet. Everything's all right with the family. Everything is safe here at home. Everything's all right with the family. The beds are made but there's no sheets on. Everything's all right with the family. Everything is safe here at home. Everything's all right with the family. The beds are made but there's no sheets on.

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