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 2 children was wrongfully taken from me
My 2 children was wrongfully taken from me
These people have too much power to kidnap, lie, and break laws. They need to be stopped! They claim to do what's in the best interest of the child, but in most cases, what they do is bring trauma to children and families that did not previously exist.
They took my two children from my mother's house while I was at work and then my boys were severely abused in foster care
I'm trying to fight to stop my three grandbabies from being adopted next month .since C.P.S didn't give my daughter a chance they removed them cause she has a mental problem and cause she didn't have a house of her own . her caseworker didn't help her get any transportation for anything that was required from my daughter her lawyer didn't even to his job especially when it was time to appeal her case and at the time my kids were removed cause of an accident stabbing that didn't take place at my house. it would have been prevent if the police in my town would have did their job so that's the only reason I wasn't able at the to get them and instead cps is letting a family adopted them that not related and has broken laws like taking them to México having their pictures on facebook , having them separated from their baby sister and telling courts and cps they have them in the same placement
My 2 Boys, Joshua, and Nathaniel, have been kidnapped and taken, the best i can describe it, is it feels like i live in Iraq or Iran, just like terrorists would do, if they needed new recruits to fight for whatever they want to do.They Come In, with a pre-signed document, claiming a judged, looked at this situation and thought there was substantial evidence that something MAY HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE, so go get those children. When the truth never gets spoken, everyone railroading you at ever stop, every curve they take, trying to throw you off, so at the next court date, you still dont get to talk to the judge, throwing you further on down the line, and then, blam, one day you get your parental rights taken away? NOBODY ever investigated me or my home from the county child kidnapping ring. A Deputy for the town I live in did, said these were falsified allegations, and walked out of my home never to be seen again. Do you realize they dont even have jurisdiction to stop these child abductors, even if they thought for one minute, no way, wheres this factual evidence at? one thing they could do, would be look up the case, and do a back ground check on the original caller, just to see what they all maybe up against. dont stop there, do a fricken background check, on everyone involved. cross check to see if there is anything weird at all. just dont take an anonymous callers word for it. who the **** does that? everyone has an opinion, that's just great, but when it wrecks and destroys the bond of a human family, without remorse or looking deeper into the case, its gone way too far and is completely out of control.. just wait ill have my vengeance someday. God promises that. its in the Holy Bible.
Statistically speaking, many studies have been showing, that the breakdown of the family, is the main problem with this country..No more Father and Mother uniting and staying together. No togetherness, no family values to teach to our kids. just one parent trying to do the job 2 parents are meant to be doing. God made it this way, and all this country seems to be doing, is ignoring Gods rules, to live happy and have plenty, until he returns to Earth, and takes the believers away, till Satin is cast into hell with all the evil doers of this world are being taken with him. You best believe, Jesus Christ loves the children, He says so in the Word given to us to study, and abide by, 97%of humans wont listen, wont repent, so to hell they go, for eternity in damnation. Sad but whatever. Some people, 97%, dont give a******about anything or anyone else to begin with, so i say let them go, and when its all said and God has ridden this forsaken planet of this evil entity for a 1,000 years, i cant wait to come back, and enjoy Earth for all that it is, like Adam and Eve were suppose to, but obviously didnt!!
well enough with the church sermon and no im not apart of any group or formed religion. Im just a Sad Sad mother,, in so much pain, its killing me inside, where s
I have 5 grandkids in fostercare yes my daughter messed up but the were never neglected.They took one straight from the hospital.I took all the pride classes got. A bigger home but they just seemed to not care how much I wanted them with me there are people in this cps department that are not doing the right thing family first was what I was taught in pride class funny how what u learn in those class u don't see in the cps they want to steal your kids away. They best interest of the child that is a bunch of crap. Cps workers are a bunch of liars that covet for each other. My daughter had another child . 4 months ago she was clean and so was the baby. The welfareoffice in bosie told her she could take the baby home that the twin falls office has nothing to do with this bsby so if she is able now to care for th baby why are they going for termanation on the other the cps is one of the most messed offices some or a bunch of us need to band together and fight for our children and grandchildren
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They are telling my son's gf who is pregnant with his twins they the only way to get her first son back is to file a protective order against my son even though he has never hurt her??? They need help
My niece is under CPS custody for medical negligence; meanwhile her dad took her to 3 hospitals to get the best opinion. Wouldn't you do the same for your child. Stanford found my niece with special case and wanted to do trial study and contacted CPS. Now CPS gave Stanford approval for any procedure needed or not without any questions. The Judge gave custody to CPS while 3 different family members requesting the custody. How could a CPS employee care for a person more than the family? CPS employee getting commission on every stolen child. The head of CPS is part of Stanford board members. This is a conflict of interest in my opinion. My brother paid 20,000 for attorneys to take the case which has been dragging for ever. May God be with him and his family.
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