CPS reform

9,177 People Have Sent 24,014 Letters and Emails

Sign the Petition

Some recent comments: these messages are published with permission of the signer.

my children got taken to my so callled "mother" whom is dried up and have been trying to take all my kids since I birthed them. Cps took them where I did not want them to go. I wanted them to go to my sister in laws. He twisted up stories and made lies upon me. I drug tested and he said 2 things showed up. The only medication I recently were taking was suboxene and vicodin for a broken hand which were both prescribed. He said the suboxene and opiates didnt show up in my drug screen and that I must of been selling my medication. I also take wellubutrin and have an inhaler. Which both can be false positive for amepthemine and mdma. STOP CPSSS!!! CROOKED LOW LIVES ARE JEALOUS OF WHAT MY CHILDREN HAVE ...I AM So HEATEDDD Its making me more and more upset they get away with this shit.
My 3 beautiful babies were stolen by the child protective service due to having no electricity. We been threatend and blackmailed into not being able to see our children. Its been 10 months for my husband Peter. I been put on deadly thumb choke on my windpipe. My son Brandon was slammed against the wall. And been cut and bruised by 3 HCSO dupties. Its on youtube channels rotbake. My husband Peter and I was arrested for calling 911 and FBI for help. They brutally attack my husband and threw him in a holding cell without any water for 3 whole days. Type up false fraudulent charges. Put us both on $51,000.00. Now their trying to take away our parental right. Saying our daughter Abbygail 7 doesn't love her older brothers. Saying our son Brandon is crazy and a criminal. Telling our 14 year old son Alex we don't love him. My husband Peter hasn't done anything wrong except to love and protect our children. They been coming after him. He would lay his own life for his children and yours. Please help my family.
Cps kidnapped my kids. They took them without a warrant or judges permission . There are parents that are in no position to care and beat there lids but yet they still have them. Makes no since but cps will take kids from good parents and not give them back because the social worker gets a bonus for each child plus the state gets money for taking our kids
I am in the middle of my THIRD cps investigation, once again a false report with malicious intent. BOTH of my previous cases were ruled unsubstantiated and were dropped. the first two times I bent over backwards and cooperated 110% with no arguments in fear of losing my kids. not this time. I am employing an attorney and have refused any and all further investigation without PROBABLE CAUSE. and an anonymous caller, my friends, is NOT probable cause. it is against your FOURTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS!!! DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT ALLOW CPS ABUSE THEIR POWER AND MAKE YOU BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY THEY WANT YOU TO THINK THEY HAVE!!
Forced adoption in pasco county florida alot of my wonderful friends good abiding citizen have lost their grandchildren. The parents signed their rights to the grandparents spent the life saving fighting and the law is family first. If you have an appeal your waiting on they adopt the child, children out before it gets back so you know their in it together. Its a scam to make that corrupted money and lose your children to adoption they forced it corrupted all the way. It took me four years to fight these monster now i fight for all. They need to return every child back to the hole family sorry about you adoptive families take some children that need a family and i say it because some know the family is fighting for them and they don't care who they hurt
I am a victim and I want my twins home. They were taken at birth I was 19 years old now I'm 21 years old they still haven't been returned and they are almost 2 years old I want JUSTICE
DCF doesn't protect children or families, it's legal child trafficking and it disgusts me that our government is letting them do whatever they want. They are trained to break our constitutional rights on a daily basis. Do what we say or we will take your kids and that's exactly what they do, guilty until proven innocent and in the months inbetween it's our children that suffer....CPS REFORM IS A MUST!!!!
This is happening in several families besides my own in the Nacogdoches Texas area.I live in a small town with around 2,000 people, and since my family's incident with CPS, a member being falsely accused of child neglect, I've met two others withing my church who have had similar experiences, 2 others besides them who have had CPS invade their home without explanation ( but without taking the children). With us it resulted in losing our beautiful 2 and 3 year old boys when their grandparents from both sides, and aunts and uncles and cousins with children of their own were all willing and financially/otherwise able to care for them. The boys will not remember who their mother and family are, if we even won visitation rights they wouldn't know who were. Where my family has pitched in to help with court dealings and things I imagine how much more difficult it must be for the single moms and others in my area who are helplessly watching their children being stolen from them. Case workers have only helped the foster families, and ignore the children's real family, and city court is doubly turning blind eyes toward our case and the cases that I know of in our area. But it isn't just a few individual stories that are so concerning, it's a systematic epidemic everywhere. Somewhere it has to change, laws need to change in order to delay these devious schedules in our courtrooms.
I believe that when allegations of abuse/neglect are made by persons against a family- state & local law enforcement officials need to work together alongside CPS investigators in order to conduct a proper investigation. In addition, I also believe all persons involved (in the allegations of abuse/neglect) need to be investigated- including each person(s) reporting the alleged abuse/neglect.
I believe that when allegations of abuse/neglect are made by persons against a family- state & local law enforcement officials need to work together alongside CPS investigators in order to conduct a proper investigation. In addition, I also believe all persons involved (in the allegations of abuse/neglect) need to be investigated- including each person(s) reporting the alleged abuse/neglect.
I've been dealing with cps for 18mo. I can't tell you how many times I have caught and called out my worker either in court or the 4 times she's decided to meet with me in the last 18mo and nobody's done anything about it.
At 4mo my first worker decided I'd had long enough nd requested in court that cps had exhausted all reunification efforts. The judge granted her request. The judge ignored that I was to be given 6mo, just how bad I was struggling and was very aware that I truly was a good mother.
Not to mention that when cps finished there investigation, I was sent a letter stating cps could not substantiate any abuse or neglect but did state they felt I needed services.
Another thing I forgot to mention; I also worked as a cps social worker for this county and was denied that my assessment be transferred to a different county. My lawyer and cps ignored that it was a conflict of interest and stated it was not a conflict if the worker doing my assessment did not work there at the time I worked there. Cps ignored that there were still many other workers who knew me still working and could color the new workers thoughts of me.
What made it worse was that the county that I worked for actually illegally fired me after three years of working for them. After I was illegally fired back in 2010, I lost everything due to the director lying about me to the judge when I requested unemployment. Ever since the county illegally fired me And lost everything I worked so hard for , I've suffered great mental and emotional problems along with chemical dependacy.

That brings me back to where I was. As I mentioned at 4mo cps got the judge to order my case be moved to permanency.
Their father is native and our girls of at the time 3 and 4 are enrolled. So we were allowed to finally move our case to tribal court when cps tried to take our rights
This happened last April and our case went to tribal court but before the tribe took our case over, cps sent our girls out of state , thousand and thousands of miles away with out their dads or my knowledge promising my sister she could adopt them. Cps also knew before they did it that our case was approved to be transferred to tribal court. I had just graduated treatment and made the decision to go into a halfway house.
I was told by my new tribal worker, now that it had been transferred to tribal court we would be given more time to work the case plan, said she would work on getting my girls placed with me in the halfway house after I produced some clean drug screens.
I thought I'd finally gotten a good worker who really wanted to see me succeed and wanted to reunify my family.
Once again I found this worker to be even worse then the worker before her . What made it worse was that because the county was still financially responsible for my girls the county worker remained on the case and proceeded to turn my tribal worker against me.
Between the tribal and county cps workers my kids father and I have had our
Cps is evil, abusive, and completely unconstitutional.
My grandmother had my nieces while my sis was in prison. One night they left with they're dad nd his girlfriend. Later on my grandmother was called by police and cps to go pick up the girls, because the dad nd girlfriend were unfit. So along with them my grandmother also took "Their" newborn child home. To make a long story short she had the girls and took very good care of them they had everything they needed and wanted ,then when my sister got out of prison CPS said she couldn't be around the girls either. One day when my grandmother got sick and needed someone to take the girls to school so my sister took them when CPS find out they took them away from my grandmother and said she can never get them back. The system is so corrupt in Texas especially in the smaller towns.... My grandmother was great for them girls.. But I guess instead of rescuing abused kids they mess with innocent people just so they can get a check when they make bogus excuses to why they're taking the kids out of the home
Went through my kids being taken by cps 2 times because of my ex husband. Now they are in grandma's custody because of all of his lies he told cps. Elizabeth benadetto (betsy) lied in court and it's bull something needs done. Even my boyfriend agrees you shouldn't be allowed to be a cps worker unless you have children and wasn't abused.
Went through my kids being taken by cps 2 times because of my ex husband. Now they are in grandma's custody because of all of his lies he told cps. Elizabeth benadetto (betsy) lied in court and it's bull something needs done. Even my boyfriend agrees you shouldn't be allowed to be a cps worker unless you have children and wasn't abused.
This is happening in Schenectady, NY withmy own children.
Cps is a joke and needs to be completely dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up with people who are qualified to actually correctly to assess if a child if being abused or not. I have done my fair share of research into the background of cps history and its disgusting enough to give even the most heartless or the toughest nightmare.
My family is going through it too. My sister in law and brother had there son taken away because the damn hospital in Texas can't get there story straight and they think my sister in law abused him and he's only 4 months old. I have gone through it too with my son. He has special needs and most of the calls regarding him have been made by his dad or his paternal grandmother just to disrupt my household and try to have him taking away from me.
I am currently dealing with Texas CPS. They wrongfully ripped my grandson away from his parents during a CPS raid at a hospital in Texas. We are going for temporary custody so we can get him out of Texas and he'll be with family
I am willing to rally and attend ANY movement you are able to create to get an overhaul of CPS. I have absolutely no issues with even going and attending a hearing with congress, any state level employee anything you can get. I fully support action against this disgusting government agency. My email is attached, I live in north Carolina, if you wish to contact me I will be for as much assistance as humanly possible and I find it extremely important to band together as many people as possible to call for this reform, IMMEDIATELY before a single child is further damaged
I have to many. Yesterday in a Mattapan. Playground. They found a child at 6pm. Barefoot,on a trycickle. . T hey guessed he was 2 or 3 . He spent the night with DCF and still all night no one reported him missing. I guess this morning someone from finally did. He was brought back to his family. I'm glad DCF doesn't have him
I have had an Investigator.and to assessment workers,in my home, because ny grandson
Snuck out the back yard.with us close behind. I live on a tiny street ,and he went three houses down. I only have six houses VC on my street. I have a video I took of my niece driving My granddaughter Jeep down the street. It shows u s ,and not it o ne car went by,and he stayed on the same side of the street. My neighbor if 29 years. Came up the two Single family homes with him. Saying I had one of him. She said don't worry a different neighbor brought mine home everyday. I know I was one of them. . It was the talk of the neighborhood. Do you think one of my kids would have gotten their 2 year old back. After he was out .in s neighborhood where there are shootings every night. God give me my grandchildren. How far they take two beautiful infant's.
This******is happining to me as we speak, they stole my two boys ga-nesha Hamilton and the other agents name is jree
I was granted guardianship of my 2 yo granddaughter nov. 2015. Lilly Hay. She was happy and healthy. Scored well above average on every test dcf and cps made me take her to. Never one bad report. Even the g a l, Shannon Dorn, said " lilly is happy and safe. I see no issues here. I need to focus on the children who really need me. I will come one more time, then request our case be closed". I was so happy. Then even better, i found a great job. The cps worker Danielle Geiger asked if i wanted daycare. I said no, lilly spends the day with her uncle, swimming, going to parks, playing with neighbors kids. I dont like kid kennels. That was strike one. Lilys mom was not allowed to live with me. So i had to tell my 18 year old recovering addict daughter that she had to live on the streets, try to stay clean, try to stay safe, i love you. No other family here, limited income, she relapsed, went to jail. Strike two. Ok, bills are piling up, i get a second job, going to be late, get pulled over, find out i had not paid a ticket and license was no good, got detained for 3 hours. Strike 3. They took my baby. Not for abuse, not for neglect, but because i will not sign a "safetyplan" that said i knowingly put lilly in danger by driving. A car that she was not in. Ohhh, and did i mention how they lied about visits, documents, concerns they supposedly had all along, but were never once documented, or even mentioned to me. The g a l lied. Anthony something. He said he had come to my home on many ocasions and i would not open the door. Yet a coworker of his said she was going to request closure. 3 weeks of pure hell finally get to see my baby. I almost fainted. She lost so much weight, she was sick, had a bruise on her face, and back in diapers. Her little lip curled under when she saw me, then she just went blank. It was 45 minutes of agony. Part of me wanted to beg and plead for her return and part of me wanted to end the very exsistence of the person who initiated the removal. 2 more grueling weeks. Lillys uncle went alone this time. She is still sick. Can barely open her right eye. Coughing up mucas, chest congested. Why arent they bringing her to the hospital???? My baby is suffering. My daughter is out of jail, doing very good because she is living at home where she has love and support. I cry myself to sleep everynight, asking how an agency who is supposed to protect innocent children can put this little girl through this. I cant eat, cant sleep, wake up everyday searching for a reason to not step infront of a bus. Then i picture lilly, how she calls me "Wubba", and would fall asleep in my arms everynight listening to itsy bitsy spider. If there is anyone, at all, who has any advice, recomendations, anything, please help, please.
INCENTIVE monies need to be reallocated to supporting biological families. To family preservation and to the education of families.
This agency and it's methods needs to be investigated!! And CPS workers need to start being held accountable for making up stories and lying in a court of law!! When will it end!!!!
Paige Cummings loose her position & be brought up on charges back from 2008 my two boys Sebastian & migelangelo alderman were removed not even from me & cps lied in court falsified paperwork & promised me I get my boys back until last court hearing & decided because I had smoked marijuana I wasn't worthy enough to get my boys back & took my right away what a bunch of b.s.
My grandson was unlawfully removed from my residence without any evidence of abuse or neglect. He was 10 months old. We got him back 9 months later but we are still being threatened and bullied.
My grandson was unlawfully removed from my residence without any evidence of abuse or neglect. He was 10 months old. We got him back 9 months later but we are still being threatened and bullied.
Quincy,il DCFS investigator Beth W. Has lied and lied(have lots of proof as to how she has taken everything and twisted it). Something needs to be done about corrupted cps workers.
Quincy,il DCFS investigator Beth W. Has lied and lied(have lots of proof as to how she has taken everything and twisted it). Something needs to be done about corrupted cps workers.
I have been battling cps for a year now to return my children they were removed because I was domestically abused and have been kept from me all based on lies assumptions and false accusations. They revictimize the victim and offer no help or support
This is not right !!!!!! They need to worry about kids that have no food Bc there parents r out buying drugs instead of this family who truly cares about the baby and twins .I will be praying for this family.
I'm signing because my children are in foster care because of CPS in Mobile Al and they are refusing to let any of my family have custody
Im signing because I have a niece and nephew in foster care that ive been trying to get custody of and Dhr in Mobile Alabama has done nothing but give me and my family the run around they dnt return phone calls, they lie to your face and seem to find any reason possible to keep those kids from their biological family I caught them in lies myself the first case worker told me the case was transferred to a new caseworker but 2 months after he told me that he filed a petition with the court to terminate my sisters rights I did everything asked of me to try to get those kids and dhr could not give me any legit reason as to why I cant get custody I passed background and home checks an all they could
I am dealing with this corrupt system now because of a ****ed off baby daddy, lying to ppl about me and my kids...
A family friend had their child removed and me being a state employee of Texas tried to get the child placed with me, but because I had an unable to determine with CPS in 2009 I was not eligible. I am an investigator for Dept. of Aging and Disability and because I forced the issue on getting court orders so they couldn't make me jump threw there hoops I was black balled. All because my exes mistress filed false complaint.
My kids my world my everything were taken from me on 06/09/2016 ,I have been battling CPS in Atascosa County in Texas since the beginning of May, they literally went to the extreme of putting out a warrent for my arrest and having a county officer arrest me and did not take the kids that day but the cps worker showed up just to watch me get arrested and did not take the kids till the next day when i was on my way to pick them up from their grandparents house and as i was getting there, they saw me and drove away with my kids. They are cruel monsters that take advantage of their job titles. It is hard for a parent that is low income and has a crimanal background especially when they use that to their advantage there is no justice!!! I pray someone hear out people in need of help especially times like these and when all parents can think of and live for is their children!!!! It is so sad to fight the government workers when they are trying so hard to steal your children away to what extent is ENOUGH!!!!
CPS Needs reform!
Bob Brady please help you knew my late father: Nicky Chieppa sr 66th st Overbrook ....I am having issues and being taken to court from CYS in Delaware County pa,
My son was taken by cps on Oct. 8 2011. The principal of his school called and was taken directly from school. My son has has asp ethers syndrome and other mental disabilities. CPS claimed that my husband and I did not get him proper treatment. Our son was under the care of a very prominent psychiatrist at that time who had 45 years of experience. Juvenile court sent his Dr. 2 subpoenas but refused to let him give a testimony! Well we just got him back 4 years later now that he is 18. Our son was sent to several state run facilities and a foster home where he was sexually assaulted by an older boy and was abide by the foster father. My son now has ptsd and other issues that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. My husband and I tried everything to get him back to no avail. I tried to make this as short as possible but there is so much more I could write about this.
Babies are not paychecks. Our kids are people too. Cps and the system seem.to recognize them.as $$$$. And that's not ok. Also, foster homes should be randomly checked up regularly. Children who are put into foster care should be interviewed weekly without the supervision of the foster family.
Get up stand up don't give up the fight
I was targeted as non offending parent living in a domestic violence shelter when cps entered my room without consent and used threats and harassment to coherse me into voluntarily placing my children with my abuser against my wishes. I was added to the case based on unfounded allegations after several complaints that cps had not. contacted witness. Obtained medical reports of injuries to my daughter and refused to answer my phone calls. The cps caseworker never signed or presented me with any paperwork and mandated that my abuser supervise children with my children despite fears for my safety. I have audio recordings of cps misconduct and still have not been reunited with my children. catbirdsongs@gmail.com

Sign the Petition