Venders of the homeless newspaper The Contributor are on street corners all across Nashville but something seemed to stand out about the woman who's usually on Franklin Road in Brentwood.
That woman is usually seen selling those papers with her daughter who suffers from Downs Syndrome.
In January, a concerned group lead by Belinda Mitchell went to court to take Lisa Arnold away from her mother.
Jad Duncan is representing them.
"She's safe in a house getting 3 meals a day. She's off the streets," said Duncan.
Among the allegations against Renata Arnold, using her daughter to get donations, encouraging her to kiss men and panhandling with her in cold temperatures.
"This is not something that was just a fly by night decision in which one particular individual decided they were gonna up and remove a child from her home. There's lots of circumstances that occurred prior to this," said Duncan.
Duncan says the group wants to return Lisa to her mother but only if her living situation improves.
He believes that's happening and it may be one reason why Judge Randy Kennedy granted Arnold more visitation rights Wednesday.
The fact that she even has to fight for those rights is something Lucas says is wrong.
"I believe that Renaa is a victim in this situation," said Lucas.
The final decision of who get's authority over Lisa Arnold will likely come here at a hearing June 8th.
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