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Children are crying and children are dying because of the poor decisions made by CPS in Bexar County, TX. Just check the records! SERIOUS reform needed NOW!!
Definitely needs reform!
The injustice I have witnessed in Bexar County, TX is beyond disgusting. There are obvious problems with the entire system. CPS must be reformed NOW! Our government must make this a top priority. The corruption I've witnessed among lawyers, judges, and CPS is mind blowing. Reform CPS and get child abuse cases out of family court and into criminal court where they belong.
So glad to see this petition. It is long, long overdue. Almost weekly you read about another child lost due to the shoddy work of CPS. Personally, I know of a case where the children have told doctors, policemen, councilors and others that their father sexually abuses them, yet CPS, in all it's wisdom, recommended they live with that man, and they were turned over to him. Sexual abuse is a criminal act. If there is even a suggestion of it, a prudent person would not deliberately recommend they be sent to live with the accused. How can that be in the best interest of a child? Reform? You bet we need it!!
CPS system at its best is just treading water. Case load so overwhelming that even a good case worker can't get cases resolved properly. Way too many incidents of children lost in a system that doesn't function properly. These case workers are cutting corners and making decisions based on info compiled from phone calls and affidavits filed by people who are not interviewed or investigated. System needs to retooled from the top down, proper training received and updated/recertified annually. Spend some money on improving this program and the system children are thrown into. Time to pull tax dollars away from so called pre-school (babysitting/daycare) headstart education programs that don't work.
What has happened to our judicial system that some officials have chosen to abuse it because they would rather have power and money in their pockets, rather than protect the innocence of our children?
It just takes a anonymous cal by a ex or neighbor anyone to turn you life around. To have your children taken from your care and put into the hands of your ex. Cps creates doubt by lieing to you and your family members, and they dont care who they hurt. They allow the anonymous caller will not be investagated but they will be able to raise your childern. based on lies.
How can those in places that can stop this look in the mirror each day?
CPS is broken, Please reform the system. Families and children need your help.
I have written 3 times with no replies i can not have a reply via email cuz i don't remember my pass word but cps is a system that is an has been messed up for awhile when i was 5 a active foster care judge signed an adoption where a previous foster mother was physically an mentally abusive an then returned me to foster care like an item at Walmart signing her rights away all my siblings where adopted into differnt homes i grew up age 9 to 17 in a messed up system an b4 that wasnt easy with the psycho path cps placed me with my 4 year old made allegations of sexually being a abuse by her foster father they refused a vaginal exam an completely ignored my 6 yr old saying the foster mother slaps my 2 yr olds hand an tells her no so now these people our fosterin more kids an i really need some one to look over my letters i have sent i wan justice i am about to be 25 yrs old .cps please leave me alone an my kid why are yall still harassing me an allowing abuse why is the state of Texas allowing me to go through so much
Well i would like to give an update i have made previous comments cps has said in our last court date that we would be getting our girls back well we had to get a lawyer due to their lies an trickery we have completed every thing they have asked also my child was sexually abused by her foster father an they refused a vaginal exam and when my spouse reported to his councilor his associate who i see is a joke he then asked why is that my spouse then replies she gets paid to lie for cps his councilor replies back that's part of our contract wow so cps pays these people to lie so they our an holding our kids hostage every thing out of cps an their contracted therapist is a lie
Not saying they do not ever remove children from homes where there is a great need to do so, but what measures are being taken to fix the cases where there are false allegations, misscomunicated reports(to put it nicely) and curruption throughout the local entities, the list goes on and on! Caps need check and balance especially in small town america where abuse of power due to personal vendetta and protection of wrongdoers through the good old boy system run rampant
As a former CPS worker for three and a half years, I have made it my goal, after taking a job in the private sector, to advocate for reform of the entire child welfare bureaucracy. I have seen too much inefficiency and self-preservation to allow this agency to operate as it currently does. If the public were aware of the abuses that go on behind closed doors, CPS would be radically reformed.
My daughter who is 24, had her 2 year old daughter taken away from her, because she stood up to CPS in Lubbock. It never should have happened. She was first targeted in September 2011 when her beautiful little girl was born. Elliniah Selene. There is no joy such as seeing your grandchild being born. The hospital in Lubbock, UMC targeted my daughter in the hospital as well as another young mother on the maternity floor. Because they were the only mothers at the time who were on Medicaid. The allegations were the two mothers were not bonding with their babies fast enough. We fought the caseworker and she had no choice but to close the case. There was a second initiated contact in September of 2013. My medical records in an e.r. visit was made public to CPS due to false positive of methadone drug use. Which after myself and my son fought the e.r. attending physician on. My health issues as well as over the counter medications can and do, quite often cause false positives in toxicology drug screens. We were told in the e.r. that only actual ingestion of methadone can show up and no other possible way. Browsing the Internet for 30 minutes tops showed how false positives of any type of illicit drugs can result from illness and other medications. I fought the CPS worker on that one by stating my rights to privacy of my medical records and hospital staff contacting CPS giving my information to them. I spoke to an attorney over the phone and stated to the worker exactly what my rights were and she knew what my rights were. The case was closed. The third contact came in February of this year for an intake that we were living in the family car. There was no truth to the allegation, but there was an emergency removal before we even had the chance to fight it. Now, after today's Initial Permanency Hearing, my daughter was told do the services, see you next time in November. 8 months will have gone by at that time. My daughter is expecting her new baby the very same week. No chance of our little Elli being there to share this pregnancy with her mother and being there when her baby sister or brother is born.We have an attorney that her paternal grandmother recently retained for the case after firing the court appointed one in June. Two thousand dollars just to be told what you read about on all these websites of hundreds of families going through the same thing. The evidence to rebut all allegations, sit right here at the very desk I sit at night after night trying to find the way to get that baby home where she belongs, while CPS lies in court and to my daughter pretty much on a weekly basis. They are doing everything they can to give my granddaughter to the birth father who is dangerous for her to be around and was forced to have visits with him and his family and she had never met any of them in the 2 1/2 years of her life. His choosing after a few attempts over a year ago to see her. She has changed so much. She is shy with everyone, except her mother, but
My teen granddaughter became angry at her dad for trying to control her activities. She made a false accusation of abuse against him. However, I don't think she realized the ramifications. She has now been kicked out of 2 foster homes and run away from the third. Neither my son's lawyer nor he were notified about his daughter running away until we stumbled upon some information. His lawyer contacted the CPS caseworker who said she was "planning" to get in touch with them. She had not yet filed a runaway report, even though my granddaughter was missing for nearly a week by that time (we thought). I called to complain about this, but the caseworker claimed that she was unable to do anything because it was a holiday week-end, and she isn't responsible for anything when the office is closed. We just learned that my granddaughter had actually been missing for 2 weeks when I called. In fact, the caseworker delayed so long to report this (probably to cover herself), that my granddaughter then scrounged money from friends and took a bus to another state! The caseworker seems completely unconcerned. When I complained, I asked what would happen if the child threatened to commit suicide. She said, "Well,……has the suicide hotline number" as if that is a suitable answer. These people have falsified so much information on the so-called records, and when you go in to one of their meetings, the only people who are allowed to talk are the social workers, the child's so-called attorney and the child. The parents or other interested parties are shut down if they try to speak. I could go on and on. I am really furious that they can get away with this and are more concerned about their days off than the welfare of any children. We need to figure out how to file a lawsuit against these people--CPS in Washington state. The damage they have caused to our family is unconscionable, and my granddaughter will be forever scarred by the way they have allowed this all to happen.
my children were ripped from me put into foster care I proved them wrong on the accusations and they are being melosted. all over ******** false accusations and they TPR'd me Colorado sucks
I am fighting for my Biological grandson born 30 days ago. His mother is in agreement of me raising him but state has broken many laws.They have failed to place him with family and have not shared any information about him. He is a premi and was in NICU, fighting it till he returns with family
Cps came n took my kids on false reports n tricked me into coming to dhhr were they took them n i permanently lost my rights n the stress of the lies killed my father. but i see them giving really bad parents ten or more chances i only got one
I've lived every father's nightmare in the past 7 months. Just so you all know. My daughters were sexually touched by a sexual predator. The predators father refused to get her help and used his daughter as a tool, and weapon on my own babies in my own home during a sleepover. Not once did he mention the nightmare that was about to unfold in less 24 hours of dropping her off.. He denied she did anything, though she admitted it. This child sexually touched 3 children including a sibling, a baby sitters child and my own daughter all in 1 year. She was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in Lackawanna County at First Hospital of Wyoming Valley.. My family was ripped apart and I've had ENOUGH. So what I did was dig deep, because no one finds out this information without feeling an emotional attachment - So I contacted the BOSS OF CYS (WHO FUNDS THEM/WHO THEY ANSWER TO) Mrs. Aubrey Levy from Monroe County Commissioners Office: ALevy@MonroeCountyPA.gov . NE Regional Office of PA. 570-963-4476 Ask for Kiesha Martin. We also contacted Senator Toomey's Office: Mrs. Aubrey Yanzito: Aubrey_Yanzito@toomey.senate.gov . Then contacted Mario Scavello Office (our state representative). I'm tired of all these useless sperm donors who use their children as a tool and cys as a weapon, especially after the father was hit with a PFA and they refused to look at the bigger picture. They've had people sue them, but they've never had a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. We should all start a CLASS ACTION CIVIL RIGHTS Movement in MONROE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA so we can pin these corrupted robots. These judges out here are all corrupt along with their lawyers. I'm in the process of trying to get a class action lawsuit against them in monroe county - and a civil rights lawyer from Philly PA. THese people think they are holier than thou and their government immunity is EVERYTHING to them.... I'm ready to break down their walls and start a movement they've never seen before. They've had this coming. No matter how corrupt these judges are in PA, we've actually appealed the judges in Plymouth PA. We've appealed EVERYTHIG without a single attorney , because I'm helping my friend - BEAT THE SYSTEM USING THEIR OWN SYSTEM - The Common Court of PA & The Department of Public Welfare. We followed the instructions on the packets and filled out the questionnaires, we over nighted them certified mail to their overheads. I will definitely steer you in the right direction, if you need help. I'm tired of their games. I personally served their lawyer at their office on camera at CYS in Monroe County, and the judge in a federal hearing and appeals building in Plymouth PA lied on the stand stating they never received the appeal packet.. So after this hearing, I went and filed a police report in stroudsburg pa. The judge is now leading this corruption ring along with CYS and people are falling through the cracks. Violating our Civil rights. They stopped my friend from using her exhibits during
They admitted there was no crime and called it a happy call. Then they demanded entrance into our home without a warrant. It could happen to you.
Cps is extremely corrupt and bias. do away with them!
my son was sexually assaulted by a friends family member .he told my son if you tell i will kill everyone.my son began having serious issues goin to school because he picked him up and we didnt know.until almost a year later when he told us.my son was 9.cps got involved and my son is in foster care now.they are blaming us for neglect.they have revictimized him,traumatized him even more.and had made false statements in reports of my wife using drugs and myself throwing someone in my family through walls and down stairs.we tried throught the school to get him help as well as had him hospitalized.this is inhumane on what the family court system and cps does
Let my children go!!! I am a victim of Cps Corruption who with held my children on March 2012 convincing me of helping my Familiy with services... Services that only failed me causing further action in court to legally terminate my rights...I will appeal over and over and will be a voice to every group, agency, and person I meet...Cps child kidnappers must be put OUT!! No loving parent nor child happy in a home should be torn from there own loving Familiy..this is a shame to human kind and in my eyes they are the hateful and heartless beings of man kind....I want my Familiy safe at home with me NOW
I just hope Mr Obama can help us get are children. .. foster homes are great but... I just want my kids back I had 4 ripped away from me I miss them two where adopted out and the other two are still in foster care I'm sure they miss each other this is wrong what they are doing that's why they services communication is the best between caseworker and parent.... they need too help parents more and bring families back together... not let's make a extra dollar.... it's all about money not what's best for the child... I will not stay anonymous ... because I never hurt my kids they where happy.... hope for some change soon..
I had my 4 children ripped away from me in 2013 I miss them dearly and dcfs didn't even give me a chance too get them back .They gave me no time to finish everything I needed too do... I think k they treated me and my children Un fairly. ....I wish I could get them back but was forced to relinquish my rights I'm a great mother and... love them very much I just hope that there can be some changes with dcfs they are taking kids out of good homes where the parent doesn't even have drug charges ... and some do that's why they call it services the case workers should be helping the parent not putting them down and helping the family over come there struggles.
Cps should be held accountable for taking kids without cause from loving parents
in 2009 I had my two children legally kidnapped and held for ransom from me. I completely complied with all the rules and regulations of the CPS department and still my children were taken from me. all my rights as a parent were terminated and I was incarcerated in a California state prison for 2 years. three years later my children have been separated my son is being adopted by a homosexual male couple and my daughter has been deemed unadoptable and is currently in a group home.I desperately want my children back I would do anything to get them back I have no help whatsoever and and desperate to get help to at least start getting my daughter who is 8 years old and in a group home deemed an adoptable CPS has ruined my life my childrens life my family's life and close friends it was a ripple effect to several different people and it still is continually ruining mine and my childrens life by having my daughter in a group home when she has a stable environment and mother that she can come home to I would do anything to have my children I would love some help and I would desperately love my local Yucca Valley CPS office investigated
The babysitter injured my son and nothing happened. I was accused and my case was "dismissed". However it is still on my CPS record for 20 years and I could not help a family member due to my "dismissed" case.
They sit back and laugh after they lie. The day is coming when all the people affected by their lies and games will see them suffering just as we are. The only difference is our stories are the truth.
They sit back and laugh after they lie. The day is coming when all the people affected by their lies and games will see them suffering just as we are. The only difference is our stories are the truth.
They sit back and laugh after they lie. The day is coming when all the people affected by their lies and games will see them suffering just as we are. The only difference is our stories are the truth.
they r horriable folks they destroy families
I am a law abiding responsible citizen and have witnessed the unforgivable havoc this agency is creating for our families (primarily poor). I simply can not fathom how we are letting this continue.
My daughter was molested at 4 years old. I filed a complaint. My ex-wife fled to TX, befriended a TXDPS agent who testified against me although after 2 years and still fighting for my daughter, I have never met her. My ex-wife and boyfriend/alleged molester have been temporarily given my daughter and I am treated like the criminal and cannot even see her. The agents report is proven false, but that is ignored and my daughter hasn't been home in 9 months while the molester is given free access. I am still fighting though I have lost everything and will probably lose my daughter. I will not quit. I hope no father out there who believes his daughter was molested, quits. You are her voice and her voice must be heard, not silenced.
The agency needs to quit this corruption. Our families need to be united and together not separated forever.
these people whom are IMMUNE FROM PROSECUTION while performing their duties are also passing the buck and leaving children in dangerous situations. this reform and more training is the best way too empower these parents and making life better for children. because these agencies receiving money and credit for a job well done is crap. this does nothing too protect children or their family as it should.

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