Child abuse is a CRIME, not something that we should take to a social service employee whose job is to destroy families, administer forced “service” plans, and turn children into legal-orphans.
Social service workers are funded and therefore motivated by federal funding streams that start when a child is taken from its natural family and placed in state custody. Law Enforcement isn’t funded that way (per child abduction) and therefore is more likely to be impartial and fair.
Whoever thinks we need the “give me your kids” socialists doesn’t seem to realize that TRUE child abuse is a crime and Law Enforcement should take care of it. CPS workers, on the other hand, have expanded the definition of ‘child abuse’ to mean almost any little thing they might cop an attitude about. The examples are too numerous to mention here. CPS has got to be one of the most subjective and abusive agencies in existence.
CPS as it is – is a very dangerous agency bent on destroying American families in exchange for federal ‘funding streams’. Though some CPS workers may be altruistic when they start, the job tends to destroy them. It makes them jaded and callous – until they’re totally unfeeling toward the grief, desperation, and despair of people whose families they are destroying.
CPS agencies profit not only from child detentions, but also from terminations of parental rights and subsequent adoptions. The funding doesn’t encourage reuniting families though CPS agents are told that’s what their job is for. So long as the funding is mostly anti-family, the agency makes ruthless ogres out of what otherwise might have been nice people.
My opinion, and the opinion of many other advocates and activists, is that CAPTA should be repealed. I believe CPS should be abolished, and in its place another foster-care-only agency should be established to take care of the very few children who are truly in need and without any fit extended family members able or willing to take them in.