CPS reform

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CPS reform

Nationwide, there are State run agencies who are supposed to be protecting abused children in dangerous situations. Each State has many different titles for them. All of them are main stapled as CPS (Child Protective Services). For example, in Texas they're known as DFPS. (Department of Family and Protective Services)

While there is an important need to find abused children and to protect them, the current system is only finding a small percentage of those truly abused children. The rest of their statistics that guarantee a high departmental income are from families who never abused their children. Where they get this income and the sources of information will be posted after the next paragraph.

I am not calling for an abolishment of CPS. What I am petitioning for is an overhaul and restructure to bring them in line with lawful investigation practices, to maintain Constitutional Rights and proper training for Agents who never had children, and psychological evaluations to find and replace the Agents who were themselves abused as Children and see abuse in every home regardless of the situation. This is not, I repeat, not a rare occurrence. I will supply statistics to support this and how this has escalated. I will also supply the sources.

Departmental income has become more important to CPS and their offices than actually finding abused children and protecting them. Each and every time they remove a child from the home, they get paid from the Federal Government. Here they are:

1. Public Law 93-247 known as the Mondale Act of 1974.

2. Public Law 96-272 known as the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980

3. Social Security Title IV-E funds.

The ASFA- Public Law 105-89 known as American Safe Families Act of 1997 is one of the most horrific laws on the books today. While it sounds nice in the title, when you get through the legal jargon, what this means is so wrong. If you ever had a child removed from your house by CPS, even UNFOUNDED and you are innocent, they will take that child in minutes after the child is born! Babies are highly adoptable and the Federal Government pays out $6,000 to the CPS office who conducts the legal kidnapping and gets them adopted quickly without regards to the biological Mother and her family. Since she was investigated once, they do this in the "best interests of the child" as she is a "potential" abuser.

The largest targeted type of families are folks with low incomes, children on SSI and are minorities. If you even have one of those three issues, you are a target for CPS to illegally investigate you. While these things are a surefire magnet, they have been known to do illegal investigations against families if they were reported falsely with malicious intent. Example is an ex-wife wants to get even with her ex-husband and his new family, she could report them and put them through Hell.

Why are the reasons CPS Agents actually find so little true abuse?

1. Agents who never had children and don't understand that a few toys in the corner of the room is not a hazardous mess.

2. Agents are not trained in real evidence recognition. In fact, no Agent in CPS has any training in evidence, the Constitution or criminal justice. They are given anywhere from 3 to 6 months of training, being taught that it is ok to break into a Home without probable cause or exigent circumstances.

3. Agents are trained to use subjective speculation and not objective factual reporting.

4. The Agents do not get psychological evaluations. A number of Agents who were abused as a child themselves see abuse in every home they go into, even if it's not there.

5. Most States do not require Agents to have a degree in Social Sciences. Any degree will do, doesn't even have to be related to the field.

6. The Agency has no checks and balances. A field Agent can lie to a judge or police officer with absolutely no proof and have it entered as factual evidence in a court of law!

7. Agents are trained to believe they are immune from the authority of the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment. They violate this in every investigation done nationwide.

Here are the statistics and sources to support these facts:

Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the United States. These numbers come from The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) in Washington.

CPS- Physical Abuse (160) Sexual Abuse (112) Neglect (410) Medical Neglect (14) Fatalities (6.4)

Parents- Physical Abuse (59) Sexual Abuse (13) Neglect (241) Medical Neglect (12) Fatalities (1.5)

As you can see, children are abused far more in care than at home. The calculated average is for every 1 abused child removed from an abusive home, there are 17 unabused children removed from loving non-offending homes nationwide.

Constitutional Violations and Court Rulings that CPS Ignores to this very day!

1. It's unconstitutional for CPS to conduct an investigation and interview a child on private property without exigent circumstances or probable cause. - Doe et al, v. Heck et al (No. 01-3648, 2003 US App. Lexis 7144)

2. All CPS workers in the United States are subject to the 4th and 14th Amendment - Walsh v. Erie County Dept. of Job and Family Services, 3:01-cv-7588

3. Police officers and social workers are not immune for coercing or forcing entry into a person's home without a search warrant. Calabretta v. Floyd (9th Cir. 1999)

4. The mere possibility of danger does not constitute an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrantless entry and a warrantless seizure of a child. Hurlman v. Rice (2nd Cir. 1991)

5. Police officer and social worker may not conduct a warrantless search or seizure in a suspected child abuse case absent exigent circumstances. Defendants must have reason to believe that life or limb is in immediate jeopardy and that the intrusion is reasonable necessary to alleviate the threat. Searches and seizures in investigation of a child neglect or child abuse case at a home are governed by the same principles as other searches and seizures at a home. Goodv. Dauphin County Social Services (3rd Cir. 1989)

6. The Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures extends beyond criminal investigations and includes conduct by social workers in the context of a child neglect/abuse investigation. Lenz v. Winburn (11th Cir. 1995)

7. Making false statements made to obtain a warrant, when the false statements were necessary to the finding of probable cause on which the warrant was based, violates the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. Aponte Matos v. Toledo Davilla (1st Cir. 1998)

What can be done to change this for a better, more healthy Child Protection System?

I. Child Abuse is a Crime, not a touchy feely civil complaint and should be investigated as a crime.

II. Have the abuse allegations investigated by a Detective or Police Officer, who are trained for this as a career, whereas CPS workers are not. All investigations are joint ones with said Officers of the Law and with warrants properly issues under probable cause.

III. Re-train Agents to respect and obey the laws of the Constitution of the United States. If a family is guilty of abuse, a legal investigation will find it.

IV. Repeal the Mondale Act, Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, Title IV-E rewards to CPS from Social Security and the American Safe Families Act. Remember, they are not what the title sounds like and has been the root core of many loving homes losing their children to a system that will abuse them.

V. Make CPS legally investigate those who sign up to be foster parents. They do not do this today, and many foster parent who want the money for fostering them are actually child abusers who never get caught!

VI. All interviews to be audio and video recorded just like it happens with the police!

VII. Hold CPS Agents and foster parents and the records keeper responsible for every child who vanishes or dies in their care for their location.

VIII. Also investigate the person or persons reporting the abuse, and if done maliciously with intent to disrupt a family, prosecute the reporter to the fullest extent of the Law regarding making false claims to Government Agencies to affect an unnecessary and costly investigation.

IX. Abuse is a Crime, guarantee the accused retain their right to face their accusers in a court of law. As the system currently is, this is not done.

X. The Children are to be tracked on a weekly basis, so no more children vanish in the system.

XI. If a disabled, mentally retarded or sick Child is put into Foster Care, the Child's current Physician will need to provide a copy of the diagnosis and treatment, and medications, if any, will be provided as prescribed by the Physician. All appointments must be kept while in Foster Care. Any violations without a very good reason will result in the Foster Parents losing their certification for Foster Care.

XII. If a Foster Child dies while in Foster Care, there will be an Investigation by the FBI and all parties responsible for the Death of a Child will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

XIII. There will be a National Database where all known abusers are recorded and can be accessed by Law Enforcement. Everyone who is found not guilty won't have their Convictions and Abuse Reports listed. It will be illegal to keep records of any sort on innocent individuals or families. If they are convicted in a court of law by a jury of their peers, then the report of abuse they are guilty of will be the only report listed.

Currently, none of this is done, and innocent families who are not guilty of anything are losing their Children based on the word of others where there is no burden of proof for Prosecution, for the sake of getting Federal Funds for tens of thousands of dollars. The few truly abused children are ending up in a system where they are worse off than where they came from, even to the extent of being killed. Also, the innocent children who are never abused are also killed.

Injustice against one American is injustice against all Americans. Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children. It's time we removed them from the profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart.

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My ex beat my son and left bruises. On his face and arms and I took him to the counselor and they called CPS like the law says. The next thing I know CPS is knocking on my door and when they came to the house. they had already spoken to the person who beat my kids. The CPS worker came into my home and demanded to see my medication, because my ex-husband told her I was not taking my medication. she went through my medication and asked me why there were four bottles and no receipts for all of them I told her that my doctor prescribes medication each month whether it's used or not next thing I know she's removing my kids from my home and turn them over to the man who beat them. Later I found out that she was having an affair with my ex-husband and that's why she was protecting him all the time. I could go on and on about the stuff that she did to me and my children. She did not care at all about my kids only about herself and my ex-husband. When Britney and family Protective Services was called in to take over the case, things change for my ex-husband and she saw right through and what kind of person he really was. When she try to see him at his house he refused to come to the door unless he has a serious girlfriend was with her. Family Protective Services came to my house because he said I was not taking my medication again and she told me to let her check it and it was for my protection not his. The lady with family Protective Services told me that I need to obtain an attorney to protect myself and my children from him because she believed that he was a danger to me and them also. I complied with all requests from Child Protective Services and family Protective Services and he did not. I think one big problem we have with child protective services, is that it seems the courts back them up. I don't think it's right if a parent abuses a child that they should have the normal standard child visitation with that parent by the court. Especially when your child has autism and the other parent could care less and treats him like he's stupid and like he's a crybaby. This night is not going to be perfectly punctuated or anything else but my rights civil rights were violated over and over again and so are my children's by being taken away and given to a person that cause them harm in the first place. I think CPS worker should I be held liable for any child abuse that happens to the children by the abuser because they put them back in the business hands. To me that is hit them being accomplished to the abuse and should be punished like the abuser. I hope you understand this because I can't see the whole text so I hope you understand this God bless you all
CPS is the most corrupt government agency and Warrick County Indiana needs to be investigated.
CPS is the most corrupt government agency and Warrick County Indiana needs to be investigated.
I do believe Clark County CPS in Las Vegas, Nevada is in it for the federal money. Case file is twisted around, CPS tells lies, and impending dangers and investigative notes contradict each other by more than 60 percent! Majority of employees look at the parent as a joke even when theres nothing documented of parent neglecting or abusing child. CPS worker makes up lies so they can close case out within couple months and gives child to other parent. Also, case worker waited 5 months into case to give case plan and blames it on the parent lack of effort, doesnt investigate any requests to check foster parent's home because kids have called parent telling parent things thst go on, and child even tells cps visitation at the child haven that foster family says if child keeps telling parent these things that cps is going to make them live somewhere that. CPS worker dont check into the fact foster parent has restricted childs phone calls and limits parents phone calls by not answering phone because of this but turns around and tells CPS worker its because parent is hostile.Child Haven visitation staff critizes parent for informing children of truth when asked about things foster family has lied or twisted around to negatively impact childs perception on parent because child is not happy there and is not treated to the best treatment a child deserves, only when its time to put the show on when CPS worker comes for that once a month visit. CPS worker also lacks communication, purposely tries to schedule agenda for parent after parent tells them their schedule for the week so its complicated on parent to meet CPS agenda and it sets parent up for non compliance....even the supervisor's overseer, the Obudsman, is in on it.
I do believe Clark County CPS in Las Vegas, Nevada is in it for the federal money. Case file is twisted around, CPS tells lies, and impending dangers and investigative notes contradict each other by more than 60 percent! Majority of employees look at the parent as a joke even when theres nothing documented of parent neglecting or abusing child. CPS worker makes up lies so they can close case out within couple months and gives child to other parent. Also, case worker waited 5 months into case to give case plan and blames it on the parent lack of effort, doesnt investigate any requests to check foster parent's home because kids have called parent telling parent things thst go on, and child even tells cps visitation at the child haven that foster family says if child keeps telling parent these things that cps is going to make them live somewhere that is bad and restricted childs phonr calls because of this but turns around and tells CPS worker its because parent is hostile.Child Haven visitation staff critizes parent for informing children of truth when asked about things foster family has lied or twisted around to negatively impact childs perception on parent because child is not happy there and is not treated to the best treatment a child deserves, only when its time to put the show on when CPS worker comes for that once a month visit. CPS worker also lacks communication, purposely tries to schedule agenda for parent after parent tells them their schedule for the week so its complicated on parent to meet CPS agenda and it sets parent up for non compliance....even the supervisor's overseer, the Obudsman, is in on it.
I do believe Clark County CPS in Las Vegas, Nevada is in it for the federal money. Case file is twisted around, CPS tells lies, and impending dangers and investigative notes contradict each other by more than 60 percent! Majority of employees look at the parent as a joke even when theres nothing documented of parent neglecting or abusing child. CPS worker makes up lies so they can close case out within couple months and gives child to other parent. Also, case worker waited 5 months into case to give case plan and blames it on the parent lack of effort, doesnt investigate any requests to check foster parent's home because kids have called parent telling parent things thst go on, and child even tells cps voditation at the child haven that foster family says if child keeps telling parent these things that cps is going to make them live somewhere that is bad. Child Haven viditation staff critizes parent for informing children of truth when asked about things foster family has lied or twisted around to negatively impact childs perception on parent because child is not happy there and is not treated to the best treatment a child deserves, only when its time to put the show on when CPS worker comes for that once a month visit. CPS worker also lacks communication, purposely tries to schedule agenda for parent after parent tells them their schedule for the week so its complicated on parent to meet CPS agenda and it sets parent up for non compliance....even the supervisor's overseer, the Obudsman, is in on it.
I do believe Clark County CPS in Las Vegas, Nevada has and is illegally keeping my case open. And even the supervisor's overseer, the Obudsman, is in on it.
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St.Tammany Louisiana stole my babies and violated every Constitutional right I had! They DO NOT HELP families. They see them as paychecks. Abolish them! We have to learn the law and our right to be good affective parents. Hundreds of thousands of children miss placed into worse conditions! God bless AMERICA'S #TAKEN CHILDREN and families! REFORM-ABOLISH!
I agree with all the above facts stated about Cps and their Agency , We all as Parents need to stand up and protect our children and be the Parents we were made to be , Go in to the highest court or Take our Fight against CPS WHOMEVER WILL US AS PARENTS PUT A STOP TO THE CORRUPTED CPS AGENCY , THAT HAVE BEEN TARGETING INNOCENT FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN , And I am a Parent that is currently fighting to get my kids back from CPS IN TEXAS , I
what sick twisted perversion of law came up with this and how can we let innocent children be treated like criminals . Even the sickest criminals have contact with family and their constitutional rights protected . Anyone remember Nazi Germany and familys being torn apart for one regiems goals.
The state of TN has some of the most racist case workers and regional administrators and Commissioner. There needs to be a thorough audit done on the agency AGAIN. Children are left in abusive homes and they treat the relatives that try to save them like criminals. CPS reform is a must in EVERY state.
I live in Las Vegas N.V. The hospital was extremely sloppy with their handling of my wifes UA. they left it in a room with two others with no labels! then the cps investigator blatantly lied. saying we had no income, were homeless, that I had failed a drug test I never took. NONE of which is true... These people are stealing babies for profit. if this isn't addressed I am revoking my American citizenship and moving to Canada. and if that cps worker is a human being , I am ashamed to call myself one
I live in Las Vegas N.V. and C.P.S. took our newborn daughter, claiming that my wife had opiates in her system when she was born. it turns out she was reffering to the drugs the hospital had given her. The C.P.S investigator Blatantly lied, and twisted everything around in order to steal a newborn baby for financial gain.... this is repeated on a daily basis all over the country. how bad does this have to get before people accept what has to happen? kidnapping isn't bad enough? they are doing the same thing the Mexican drug cartels for petes sake!
If you wat to call yourself an American. that title dosent come without cost. these criminals should be tarred, feathered, and run out of our towns on a rail! They don't give a F@$^ about child safety. I have witnessed with my own eyes what they are. and if that is a human being, then I am ashamed to call myself one.