CPS reform

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Please contact William F. Lynch at (202) 305-2008 or William.Lynch@usdoj.gov of the U.S. Department of Justice and Susan M. Pezzullo Rhodes at (617) 565-1347 or Susan.Rhodes@hhs.gov of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by February 2, 2015 if you are willing to resolve this matter voluntarily in a manner that will bring DCF into compliance with Title II and Section 504. We are obligated to advise you that, in the event that we are unable to reach a resolution regarding our concerns, the Attorney General may initiate litigation pursuant to the ADA and Section 504 once we have determined that we cannot secure compliance voluntarily to correct the deficiencies identified in this letter.


42 U.S.C. § 12131-34; 29 U.S.C. § 794; 42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1. We would prefer, however, to resolve this matter by working cooperatively with you.
I am praying that this agency is STOPPED and my babies are returned to my home. every day just to stay alive is a struggle when you just want to die.
Its disturbing that we have to tread lightly when reporting experiences with an agency. The system has no feelings. It serves to perform a function. If its broken to the point of causing more damages than the intended result, it requires an elimination of these practices. Especially urgent when failure will compromise the safety for children. CPS has subject jurisdiction to exert full custodial control over every American child.

First, last, and only line of defense against abuse. Kids depend on capable adults to speak for them in adult issues, or they suffer abuse.

In regards to protecting the vulnerable - there is no margin for error.

I cannot accept that this broken, destructive system is "the best we can do"

Its an embarassment and a shame.

When agencies and Corporations fail, It is not only our right, but our duty as American citizens to respond to the cries of the American family.
Adrian Celia andRaul-Ricky aka now Austin Rios Cps stole u from me I never gave you up and one day we will be together and everyone that kept us apart will have to the man upstair I love you and it is my mission to find my soul they murdered the day they took you from me I love you and i will be waiting for you til the day I die and there after.
Almost 80% of children are removed due to false allegations. When those allegations are proven false, they find something else... like "failure to thrive" or "failure to bond" and the list goes on and on. People are fighting for their families, they need help. The system is corrupt and reform needs to happen sooner than later. Remove Title IV funding and support the family instead of tearing it up.
With the way this corrupted world is running I have nothing to say except for the fact that they need to stop and I mean stop stealing peoples ****ing children from them you want our kids to make up every excuse mental health smoking pot so why not take your kids away now for ****ing smoking cigarettes it's actually getting quite pathetic I hate those bastards more than anything in the world DCF does not stand for department corruption of families my DCF stands for Department corruption of families that's a very hard topic because investors so my son 4 years ago and I know he's been adopted already who know where is I cry every night for him I think God for Facebook because I know he will find me someday and he will know the exact truth things I did right things I did wrong
Stop Destroying America's Families for Profit thru Fraud!
well said!
Dr. Phil McGraw called the Family Law Industry "A National Crisis!"

Knowing first hand how corrupt, greedy, selective of facts, protractive, non-child-focused and wrongdoing most in the FAMILY LAW /CPS/DCSS/Foster "Care" services are, this is an important movement to right terrible wrongs committed under the color of law.

I was gone in the military when my kids were taken into custody, because of my ex-wife. I was forced to give my rights up and DCF made no attempt to put them with me or family.
I am in a battle with cps in Bellingham Washington and THEY ARE VERY CORRUPT - the cps workers, the ass. att. gen., the judges, the commissioners, guardian ad listens, court appointed attorneys ALL ARE CORRUPT and You can see it any day of the week!!!!!
Yes things need to change. Dcf took my 5 kids in 2009 while I was gone with the military. Bc of their mother.
My grandson was removed from his home and throughout the course of this nightmare I have lost my rights to see him. My sweet little boy is now in Colorado with his maternal grandmother who essentially abandoned her two kids as infants. She has been married numerous times, and will not allow anyone here in Arizona from my side of the family contact. I feel that Cps discriminated against my entire family with no reason.
it is shocking and deplorable that tax payers are supporting this criminal behavior and the court systems allow it! It is all for the money they recieve per child. Someone needs to stop this!
They unlawfully kidnapped my daughter and are covering up sexual and child abuse on her , I was forced by pd to give my baby to dcf over false call made by worker and false statements which I have facts and evidence on . Also the worker lied under oath and then contradicted herself etc . I want my stolen daughter back this I'd unjustly unconstitutional unlawful ! My due process has been denied and deprived of me as well as my constitutional rights are violated and my human rights as well as my daughters. Connecticut is seriously Corrupt I'm tried of this bs ! These judges are not following law neither are these workers they are running a child trafficking business for profit !
I also believe it to be very important that DCFS workers not be overloaded with cases. That puts them in a high pressure situation that may lead to more false reporting. They need manageable case loads. We all need to work together to keep children safe. They should never be considered merely a commodity, asset, or liability. They are precious.
i too was the victim of a sw intentionally and maliciously lying under oath. these people must be accountable for their lies. children must be protected, but how in the world can the government not see if they bonus child theft, there is going to be excessive corruption
CPS more harm than good.They say what ever they want. Lie when they are under oath. This agency has no oversight all gov agency have standards to answer to. CPS thinks they are above the law. They care nothing about children.
Please help by singing thanks god bless
State collects money to take, warehouse and adopt out to non family members on every child without audit or accountability. This has lead to multilayer racketeering and profiting off corrupt practices. The abuse of power by some workers is not new the acceptance and rapid spread of horrible unethical unconstitutional illegal practices for state profit is new in the way it is being ramped up, lack of accountability is being exploited and hundreds of thousands of children and families are emotionally scared and suffering which will cost all of the community a lot in the long run.
financial incentives are a gross and obvious conflict within cps!
Stop this please!
Cps legally kidnapped 4 children admitting under oath the did not investigate abuse because in their opinion they believed one side of a high conflict divorce due to the legal pressure. Further their expert witness stated they did not care what the core cause of the termoil in the family as long as their intervention proved effective making things better. Corruption. Damaging. Horrible.
My husband and I have lived through this terrible nightmare of having his son taken away by cps without warning, warrant, or evidence. We didn't know our rights at the time,bwe had never had any kind of trouble with anyone in any kind of law enforcement. It was heartbreaking and has permanently changed our lives. We've also lived through ex-spouses making false reports and after 3 we tried to have the sheriff's dept step in but we we're told they didn't have enough evidence on either sode to prosecute anything but somehow cps did!?!?! We now have loving caring upstanding citizens scared to be parents in fear that someone will take what means so Mich to them. I know unless something changes we will never feel safe outside our own home. There are too many people that will do just about anything for a little cash, even destroy a child emotionally and mentally, taring apart families, putting doubt in the minds of families and friends that may never recover and destroying reputations beyond repair. This isn't just about then illegally taking children out of loving homes (although that is a big factor), it's about destroying people's lives in every facet possible. I hope and pray one day this will change but until then I'll be holding my children ever so close and continue to research and know exactly what our rights are.
There should NEVER be a financial incentive to dismantle a family.
all self serving family courts also contrived self agendized
Please make some changes!
Give us someone to go to when we have a problem with the CPS
Give us someone to go to when we have a problem with the CPS
Free children to families that are deemed to have no record of doing any wrong doings like my self. I have a clean record and my housing eval good. Social worker said I would have no problem getting my grandson and when I went to court we was all ahocked. The GAL attorney said he was a foster child and my grandson would be better off with foster family. Judge said I don't think you want him anyway. I am denied. Too many more families are in the same boat as I. Free families that are good and if a parent is truly trying these kids need to be freed to them. There is no perfect person in this world. A little mistake that is not the case of abusing your child shouldn't then be forced into adopting to non family memebers. I pray doors are open and the people see the light in the name of Jesus.
"Removing" children from their parents is kidnapping according to the 7 Noahide Laws.
Been here...this NEEDS to happen! Lost 9 months of my children's lives including my infant who was nursing at the time! Never even got to see a court, only bc we moved to another county did we get our kids back, that and a senator on our side!!

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