If Adoptive Parents Deserve Incentive Funding, So Do Biological Parents!


This is absolutely CRAZY! These people CHOSE to adopt a child, they chose to adopt a “special needs” child, just like couples chose to have a natural child. Natural parents don’t receive any money for having a “special needs” child. Most of the “special needs” children ,who they claim “need” medication, wouldn’t need medication if they were never taken from their families!! The system is the most discusting, perverse, hypocritical, abomination! Adoptive parents don’t deserve money any more or less than the biological parents!

Watch this news report:

 

http://wthitv.com/2014/08/24/adoption-subsidies-explained/

Parents NEED TO KNOW


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Social workers get away with what they do (unreasonably remove children, falsify evidence, commit perjury, exaggerate and/or twist the truth, place kids in unsafe foster homes, etc.)  because the court cohorts do not hold them accountable to the statutes and rules designed to make the proceedings at least somewhat fair. We must educate parents as to the laws, the rules of court, their rights and their children’s rights as well as what their attorneys can but don’t do to help families stay together. We want to produce and print materials that would help parents to hold CPS and the court cohorts responsible for doing their job correctly. Please click on this link and check out our campaign and see if you can help us help parents. You never know, it could be YOU or someone you know someday.

IF THE LINK ABOVE DOES NOT WORK TRY THIS ONE:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/397060/wdgi/3133255

The 2012-13 Budget: California Spending Plan


An excerpt from California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office. I’m posting it because I thought that it is just kinda funny that this office “discovered” tens of millions of dollars of additional moneys in special fund accounts! Discovered, just like that, was it lost? Did someone make an anonymous contribution? Oh, maybe it was buried treasure like stashed gold from the WTC 2001 9/11 heist? It says it was “related to the Department of Parks and Recreation”! 

 

Following passage of the 2012-13 budget in June, the administration reported
the discovery of tens of millions of dollars of additional moneys in special
fund accounts related to the Department of Parks and Recreation. In
addition, the administration reported that there were differences between
the balances of dozens of other special funds that had been reported previously in Governor’s Budget documents and State Controller’s Office financial
reports. In response to these developments, the Legislature passed AB 1478
(Blumenfield), which provides additional appropriations for state parks
(described later in this report), and AB 1487 (Committee on Budget), which
changes accounting and reporting requirements related to the state’s over
500 special funds. The Governor signed these two measures.

 

TO READ THE ENTIRE REPORT GO TO:http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2012/bud/spending_plan/spending-plan-091312.pdf

 

Senator Nancy Schaefer: SHE GAVE HER LIFE TO BRING YOU THIS MESSAGE PLEASE LISTEN


FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH: THE UNITED NATIONS FUNDING CPS TO TARGET ALL AMERICAN FAMILIES.

PLEASE DO NOT THINK IT’S A “CONSPIRACY THEORY”. KEEP AN OPEN MIND, TAKE WHAT I AM TELLING YOU TO HEART.

THE EVIDENCE IS THERE, YOU SHOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN LOOKING SINCE YOU ARE AN AMERICAN AND MOST LIKELY YOU HAVE A FAMILY.

CHILDREN ARE BEING TARGETED BY CPS. LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE MESSAGE PLEASE. WE CAN NOT ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT ANYONE IN THE COURTROOM WILL HELP YOU IN FACT THEY ARE REALLY AGAINST YOU, EVEN YOUR ATTORNEY. THE JUDGE HAS NO FINANCIAL INTEREST IN YOUR RIGHTS, ALL HE CARES ABOUT IS COUNTY COUNSEL AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PARENT CALLS THE FBI OR NOT. ACT DON’T REACT. PLEASE!

A REAL JUDGE UPHOLDS THE LAW. A REAL JUDGE ENSURES THE PARTIES’ RIGHTS. A REAL JUDGE CARES ABOUT TRUTH, HONESTY, AND CORRECT APPLICATION OF THE LAWS. JUVENILE DEPENDENCY JUDGES, AT LEAST THE ONES I HAVE SEEN LIKE J.M. MONTEROSSO, HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BY CPS. WHEN EVERYONE FINALLY GETS IT, ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THESE JUDGES WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS MONSTERS.  THE CHILDREN THAT HE ALLOWS CPS TO TAKE THROUGH PERJURY AND FALSIFIED EVIDENCE, ARE  6 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN CPS CARE THAN IF THEY WERE LEFT AT HOME. THESE JUDGES KNOW IT.  I HAVEN’T SEEN A HINT OF ETHICS OR GOOD CONSCIOUS SINCE HE HAS BEEN ON THE BENCH. TO ALLOW A CHILD TO BE TAKEN INTO AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY WILL BE HURT IS OUTRAGEOUS.

REMEMBER, IF CPS OR THE POLICE ARE KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR, THEY DO NOT HAVE A WARRANT SO THEY HAVE NO REASONABLE CAUSE. DO NOT LET THEM IN. SINCE THEIR BUDGETS HAVE BEEN SEVERELY CUT, THEY ARE RELYING ON FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION INCENTIVE GRANTS. THIS MEANS THAT THEIR ONE AND ONLY GOAL IS TO ADOPT OUT YOUR CHILD, TO STRANGERS ($$$), SO YOU MAY NEVER SEE YOUR CHILD AGAIN IF YOU OPEN UP THAT DOOR.

 

Detention Hearing AUDIT


For California Juvenile Dependency Courts

AUDIT THE HEARINGS! THIS IS A DETENTION HEARING PACKET I PUT TOGETHER. IT CATERS TO NEWBIES BUT ITS GOOD INFORMATION FOR ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS STILL GOING TO COURT. YOU CAN GO BACK AND GET THE DETENTION HEARING TRANSCRIPTS & MINUTE ORDER AND DO THE AUDIT NO MATTER WHAT STAGE YOUR CASE IS IN OR EVEN IF IT IS CLOSED.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_PlDs4d_B_lTWRydmRQaThWcU0/edit?usp=sharing

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE – GAO


I have no idea why I have not come across this agency sooner, or maybe I have and forgot. This website has a lot of very interesting information about how our government spends money. There are so many agencies it is mind boggling and the “programs” all seem to be such nonsense! I’m serious, there are way too many agencies, pretty soon every breath we take will be controlled by the government especially if we end up with “carbon tax”. Don’t forget the new internet censorship which they will use to infringe upon our FREEDOM OF SPEECH. IDK how long we will be around since the passage of that one. OH YEAH, YOU CAN COMPLAIN TO THE GAO ABOUT HOW CPS USES THEIR GRANT MONEY TO STEAL OUR CHILDREN! DEMAND AN ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT AND FOCUS ON THE HEARING TRANSCRIPT/MINUTE ORDER AUDIT. I HAVE A LINK TO THE AUDIT FORMS ON THE SELF HELP SITE. GET YOUR HEARING TRANSCRIPTS AND MINUTE ORDERS AND FILL OUT THE AUDIT. MAKE AN EXTRA COPY AND SEND IT TO THE GAO.

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INTERESTING REPORTS:

GAO – Accountability Reports – Human Capitol-DHS/FEMA

 

 

This link is to browse reports by agency: http://www.gao.gov/browse/agency

This is an interesting report on offshore accounts and the IRS. I read in it that one “whistleblower” who gave them leads to many account holders evading taxes. A person who does this gets 30% of the amount collected from the seized accounts. The whistleblower responsible for the seizure of the accounts which this report covers got $104 million dollars!

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/653369.pdf

This link is to agency accountability and management deficiency reports involving “Human Capitol”:

http://www.gao.gov/recommendations/search?searched=1&browsed=1&o=0&field=topic_term&q=%22Human+Capital%22&openrecs=94&bypass=1&order_by=&previous=1&rollup=&facet_sort=

Click on this image to go to USASpending.gov and see how much money each agency gets. The most amount of money granted is to Social Security which includes Title IV-E which is given to CPS. The second largest portion goes to HHS which is also dispersed to the states for Social Services & CPS.

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CA 2012: 498,464 Allegations of Child Abuse/ 30,619 KIDS DOPED UP BY CPS


According to UC Berkeley’s Child Welfare Dynamic Report Generator:

In California, CPS received 498,464 reports alleging child abuse last year (Jan.-Dec. 2012) Of  those reports,  82,052 were “substantiated”.

 50,821 are categorized as: GENERAL NEGLECT  

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Only 18,353 were reunited with their family in 2012.

 

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No babies were returned to the mothers if the case stayed open more than 1 year. 

7,753 were “authorized” for psychotropic medication between Oct.-Dec. 2012.

7,721 were “authorized” for psychotropic medication between July–Sept. 2012

7,605 were “authorized” for psychotropic medication between April-June 2012

7,540 were “authorized” for psychotropic medication between Jan.-March 2012

That’s a total of 30,619 CHILDREN PUT ON PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION IN 2012 JUST IN CALIFORNIA!!

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386 toddlers/preschoolers were doped up by Child Protective Services. WHY THE HELL WOULD ANY TODDLER OR 5 YEAR OLD (OR EVEN ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 16) NEED PROZAC OR ZOLOFT OR any of the unnatural chemicals listed here: (click on picture to see the list)

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CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE:

http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/09/antipsychotic-prescriptions-in-children-have-skyrocketed-study/antipsycho

Reference: http://cssr.berkeley.edu/ucb_childwelfare/C1M1.aspx

Movie in Production


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This is a documentary film about the trafficking of children by the criminals working for our government and targeting good families for their easily adoptable children. This has become an American epidemic and shows no sign of slowing down. With today’s corrupt judges receiving illegal money from the counties has led to a entire industry of child trafficking. Judges have granted themselves immunity for their role and the acceptance of other funds but it is still illegal and makes everything these judges do void. There is so much more to be seen in this film.

List of OIG Investigations 2011-2012


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(You can click on the picture or the caption.) This link is to view a document I found from the Office of Inspector General listing the investigations conducted from 1/1/2011-8/23/2012. It does not state which agency or person that was investigated however, it shows how much corruption is being reported and investigated. The cases on this list were probably a small portion of the actual reports/complaints received. I am posting it because it shows what they investigate. The OIG investigates government and private agencies receiving federal funding. Please share this post with everyone you know who has a complaint about CPS and the courts when they fabricate evidence and commit perjury. We must complain, complain, and complain some more. I recently heard that the OIG said that they hear the worst horror stories from Riverside County.

Foster to Adopt Subsidies and Payments


Not Only Do They Get Your Precious Child, They GET THE MONEY TOO!
If CPS would give this money to parents to stay home and care for their children the world would be a better place. And for those people who cannot have children and if CPS was not stealing children for you, they could pay women to be surrogates. I would have seriously considered it if I had known then what would happen and then maybe I would at least be able to see the child once in a while or get pictures..

How Child Protection Services Buys and Sells Our Children

Directly from a family  who adopted “foster children” from the “system”  in their own words—

Posted at :

http://www.nathhan.com/fosterart.htm

For us there have been many benefits to adopting “through the system”.

1. We had the protection of the court from the birth family members.

2. Our children all qualified for Medicaid–which will cover all medical care not covered by our insurance, including co-pays and preexisting conditions. This can be very important when adopting a child with many medical issues. Another important aspect of the medicaid coverage is that it will cover mental health treatment and hospitalization for mental illnesses.

3. Our children qualify for an adoption subsidy. The daily rate is typically $13.85-28.85 PER DAY until the child graduates from high school or is 18 and not in school. 2 of our children qualify for a much higher daily rate as they have intensive medical and emotional needs…

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CHILD WELFARE “INDUSTRY”: FOCUS ON ADOPTION


When PARENTS are caught in the unfair and bias system called CPS and Juvenile Dependency, information for  the PARENTS is extremely limited. It starts out with a folded 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper folded in half that is SOMETIMES handed out at the first hearing:

DEPENDENCY COURT

RIGHT CLICK (OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB OR WINDOW) HERE: Juvenile Dependency process info for parents

This might as well say: YOU’RE SCREWED! and would be more appropriate as it is the truth!

IF YOU OPENED UP THE LINK ABOVE, notice how the left side of the second sheet (“One of the goals of the dependency court…“) briefly does not explain things very well and then the right side immediately discusses ‘PERMANENCY’ (this is the word for terminating parental rights and adopting your child out) Back to the left side, “One of the goals...” is to reunify, ok, back over to the right side, “How does the court make a permanent plan for my child?” and the first numbered item is terminating your parental rights. So, this is obviously another one of the goals of dependency court, correct? Tell me now, am I misinterpreting this thing or what? On the third sheet this leaflet specifically says, in bold, “In order for the court to consider returning your child to you, you must follow the orders of the court without delay”.  Now tell me doesn’t this sound like coercion? This “information” NEVER talks about the possibility of false allegations, or about misunderstandings between the parents and the social workers, doesn’t even hint that if the court determines that there was really no reasonable cause or need for detention that they could dismiss the issue. THAT NEVER EVER HAPPENS as far as I know. But hey, they could accidently grab a Judge’s kid or grandkid and when the Judge sees the name it gets dismissed. Could happen I guess.

DID YOU KNOW THAT SOCIAL WORKERS ARE ALWAYS AFRAID TO MAKE ENEMIES AT WORK OR GET FIRED BECAUSE THEY ARE PETRIFIED THAT THEIR FAMILY WILL BE TARGETED? DID YOU KNOW THAT FOSTER PARENTS WHO WILLFULLY DISOBEY A SOCIAL WORKER OR SIMPLY NOT GET ALONG WITH THEM THAT THEY WILL LOSE THEIR FOSTER KIDS AND HAVE TO DO THE SAME STINKING PROGRAMS THAT PARENTS DO? THESE ARE FACTS!

Back to my point which is that most of the information available is all about ‘PERMANENCY’ and ADOPTION, not about resolving FALSE ALLEGATIONS, REUNIFICATION, AVOIDING THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BIRTH PARENT CONTACT.

More links that focus on funding, foster care, permanency, budget, system improvements, NOT reunification or addressing anything supportive for PARENTS:

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG164.htm  (most of this “information” is outdated)

http://cwda.org/publications/cws.php

A few clips showing that the focus is adoption and permanency:(click on these and they will automatically open in a new tab)

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To those of you who do not have any particular interest or need to research CPS’s practices and procedures or the Juvenile Dependency court scam, I GUARANTEE that there are countless clues that substantiate our claims that the system is designed to railroad parents for FEDERAL FUNDING.

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Even this report data collected to assess how effective parent’s attorneys are says that there is not enough supportive resources to properly represent parents against CPS and that their salaries are lower than regular attorneys:

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About FUNDING for keeping families together:

http://www.nccpr.org/reports/12Financial.pdf

I have been trying to snip clips here and there to post, to PROVE to you, that the system is NOT FAIR, NOT LEGAL (no it is NOT legal despite what other Judges and LAWYERS may say. I believe that they may actually know about it but DO NOT HAVE THE GUTS TO ADMIT IT). I have offered to show proof in person, which would have been much easier, but not too many people are brave enough to get within 100 feet of me because I have been publicly humiliated by misrepresentation via media propaganda, slander, libel and defamation of character. Although it is true that I have been arrested and incarcerated for a few months (twice) and those convictions are “felonies”. But I blame those things on others and refuse to take responsibility for them because I just don’t feel like it. Why take responsibility for my own actions when I can easily blame my husband’s psycho ex-wife or those evil CPS workers or the corrupt judges and DA’s? Yes, creating this website and several other websites, typing a civil complaint for Supreme Court, and advocating for other parents caught in the system is MUCH EASIER than admitting that I might have made a better choice or two if I had the opportunity to make those choices again (like move far far away from the ex when I was pregnant or not get pregnant at all even though he is a wonderful little boy, other people get to be blessed). But blaming others is, again, much easier however, time consuming but what the heck, I have nothing better to do anyway, its not like I have any kids to take care of right?

WHY CPS KIDNAPS CHILDREN- ITS THE MONEY OF COURSE!!!


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 (HHS) Health and Human Services (Department of Child 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 calling 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. Of course they lie and say they are not,.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 types 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. Petition: 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 children removed from an abusive home, there are 17 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. Calibrate v. Floyd (9th Cir. 1999) 4.

The mere possibility of danger does not constitute an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrant less entry and a warrant less seizure of a child. Hurlman v. Rice (2nd Cir. 1991) 5. Police officer and social worker may not conduct a warrant less 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. Good v. 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, healthier Child Protection System? I. Child Abuse is a Crime, not a touchy freely 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 investigates those who sign up to be foster parents.

They do not do this today, and many foster parents 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.

These people amaze me by their confidence in nothing, they have no positive data to back anything they do.  They come into your home because someone called the hot line to cause you pain and suffering like an ex-wife who lost in divorce court and doesn’t want the children to love you over her.

The attorney’s are so completely incompetent, do not object to anything, and only want to push you and your kids through the system even if it ruins the entire family as long as they get paid.  My attorney guided me through the entire process and now that it is over I have found out all the things he did to make sure I lost. This Attorney Daniel Vinson knew very clearly that I was not guilty and let so many things be presented as evidence even while I was sitting there and stated I do not have a drug history, why are they saying I do.  I never had any charges or drug convictions in the past and he did not object to anything but passive willingness to let go of my parental rights. Only a CPS case from my ex wife after she was on antidepressants. I have done the research and have over 1800 pages of evidence from this court that I will get into court.  I have written many reports of the amount of evidence we have and it is just a matter of time. If it isn’t me it will be someone else this information has been given to .

County counsel Mrs Jamiilla Purnell brought up information she had absolutely no knowledge of and stated theory as if it were fact. If anyone in this court room were ever in a real court of law they would be completely run out of the court room until they learned of to conduct themselves like a professional. CPS and county counsel submitted a criminal record that was not mini and it belonged to a man 10 years older than me. I told my lawyer many times that I had no drug history and he continued to sit on this information and it was a major factor in my railroading by the South West JV Civil courtroom system and is well known for over 20 years that nothing in this court is for the child’s best interest.

They are the only ones in this system that believe CPS has anyone convinced they do care and it is only a matter of time now until this court and the money taken by CPS courts and then placed into an account that any state agency can take funds from as needed and this is all documented in the 2011 grand jury investigation.

It is truly amazing that these attorney’s will cover up any way for you to win against CPS to the point of destroying any respect the client could possibly have for their ability to defend you properly.  These people are sociopaths who care about nothing.,

The three most common ways of stopping a parents visit to take control of a child welfare.  Tell the parent the child doesn’t want to see you.

Make false accusation of crimes committed by the parent and say you will be convicted to scare them into signing the case plan.  Answer tell them to bring it on because you know you are not guilty. Believe me the criminal courts are 1000% more fare than the CPS court. CPS courts are unconstitutional and private.  Even if you submit proof of your innocents it will not make it on the record.  Remember this always when you talk to anyone in these courts.  CPS has been caught repeatedly selling children to child trafficking and anyone who challenges me on this better have their facts in order because I have FBI reports, Grand Jury Reports that have been done over and over again and CPS fails to follow any recommendations.

Any Parent should know when CPS cuts off your parental contact with your child, this is against the law and you should always take steps to counter this asap do not let this go.  CPS is trying to break the parental bond because you and your child have a close relationship.and CPS finds this to be their biggest enemy to people ever trusting them,  I got news for CPS people will never trust CPS. You have to actually care about kids.first.  I found information in a report for the continuity of US Government and this report actually suggested having community centers to raise the child. What these reports don’t ever mention is that children are so much better raised by the bond of a mother who cares endlessly for their child, and the community center is just a paid babysitter and everyone knows how that always works out..  Maybe if you doubt any of this is because it sounds crazy and it is but that doesn’t say that it isn’t true.

Collaborative Cohorts Kidnapping Kids? That’s CRAZY!


DonnellyJustice and sjb4djustice write:

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE?

STAKEHOLDERS IN THE CHILD ABUSE INDUSTRY: We have been waiting for you to notice us. And now that we have your attention, please be advised that this blog is about you and the things you do and did to us. That’s right, we are exposing you. We have a very good following of others who have been victimized by your collaborative efforts to fund your counties.You SOLD our son through what is called “forced adoption”. You ARE kidnapping our children AND GETTING PAID TO DO IT! We are dedicating our lives to exposing you and every other county’s secrets. You claim that we are “crazy conspiracy theorists”. Well, you are partly correct. You did manage to make us a bit CRAZY, you do CONSPIRE to ruin families and the only thing THEORETICAL about it is your true concern for “the children’s best interests”. The power you have over families is purely an ability to BULLY, INTIMIDATE, COERCE, EXTORT, FALSIFY, AND LIE. You even made it so my wife and daughter were completely railroaded in court by taking a DA to lunch. You are holding other children against their will and drugging them and telling the parents that their children hate them and do not want anything to do with them all because you have NO EVIDENCE. Parents are HELPLESS and YOU KNOW IT. This is the only thing we can legally do: PROTEST. Amanda Spratley and Antoine Coley JUMPED UP FOR JOY, SMILING AND HUGGING when the judge terminated our rights!! EXPLAIN THAT TO DONNELLY!!! EXPLAIN HOW MUCH MONEY THE STATE AND COUNTY RECEIVED FOR TAKING HIM AWAY FROM HIS MOMMY AND DADDDY, SISSY KAYLA, SISSY ALEX, BROTHERS STEPHEN, BILLY AND CHRISTOPHER, POP-POP, AUNT CINDY, AUNT KATIE, UNCLE HUGO, COUSINS KAITLYN AND MIKEY, FRIENDS MICHELLE AND MELISSA, RACHAEL, KRISTINA,  AND JAMES. But knowing you he will be told untrue and awful things about us, isn’t that right Sue and (your best friend) Jamila?

TO OUR SUPPORTIVE AND CONTINUED VIEWERS: Thank you for your continued support. If you have anything you would like us to post or research email us at: cpshatersclub@gmail.com.

We are busy putting together a PROTEST SCHEDULE for Riverside, Moreno Valley and Murrieta for later this month.

TO CURRENT VICTIMS OF THIS CHILD STEALING RING: We have a link to The Dependency Quick Guide, a.k.a. the DOGBOOK, this could be a family-saver, it will help you ensure your attorney performs their duties competently but you have to assert your rights as they will NOT tell you what they are and they WILL force you to “buy-in” and submit to an Amended Petition by striking a few of the lies which are in the original. Learn what Welfare & Institutions Code § 300 (a)-(j) are as well as the Rules of Civil Procedure. We have links for those too. Go to our Self-Help site,  there is a document library there. New information is added several times a week. Email us if you have any questions and we can possibly direct you to the answers. We are NOT lawyers but I bet we would be better than the JuvDP except that we would probably be fired for not being favorably bias towards CPS. Regardless, we do not give legal advice, we only explain what we experienced and what we have seen happen to others.

God Bless

Family Preservation and Adoption, The adoption scam of the century run by CPS.


The reason why child protection agencies have taken a turn for the worse after public cries for reform in the late 1990’s is due to ASFA (American Safe Families Act) which was passed by Bill Clinton. ASFA rewards the agencies for promptly adopting out children so they don’t “linger in foster care”, with adoption incentives which is money. Due to the economy and budget cutbacks, Title IV-E Social Security funds limit the number of programs and services which the agencies have been required to extend to the families. Now they offer them for a significantly shorter amount of time as their goal is to qualify for the adoption incentives which have not been affected by budgets. In the top three goals of these agencies is that the agency’s best interests are paramount.

In today’s day and age, people blindly expect that the people in government are looking out for every human being’s best interest and that our children are paramount. Reality is that today’s “day and age” is just as screwed up as ever. The only difference is that the blasphemy is hidden in a two-way mirrored glass bowl of ice cream topped with whipped cream and a cherry.  You all know this about such issues like the IRS targeting Tea Party’ers, killing American’s with drones overseas AND killing the CHILD of that person shortly thereafter, or how we claim we are “helping” other countries meanwhile we are robbing them or have our their agenda for power and control over natural resources. The list goes on and on.

In every U.S. state and county, child protective service agencies are needlessly removing children from homes in which they are not really at risk of dying or being physically abused in and giving them to strangers who don’t really care about kids, just money. So, in every state and county, children are dying BECAUSE THEY WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR HOME AND PLACED AT RISK IN FOSTER CARE. Social workers are trained to lie, fabricate, exaggerate and to take every maneuver to obstruct the parents from completing case plans all in the name of “keeping children safe”.  CPS is the true down fall of America, destroying the family unit and severing bonds. This is already having a significant impact on society. If it continues, no one will loyal, no one will feel truly loved, no one will be able to trust, and everyone is going to have abandonment issues. The following is an article which was found on the internet:

Family Preservation and Adoption

Critics of family preservation claim that it makes it harder to free children f or adoption. Once again, they are wrong.

Not only does family preservation not impede adoption, family preservation can speed the process of terminating parental rights when even clearly wrong.    The fraud by social services has increased dramatically showing up in  falsified reports and statements pushing to remove parental rights much faster.  Studies have shown that 80% of the children removed from their homes should not have been.  For social services to say they a siding with caution is criminal neglect.

The federal law that effectively abolished the reasonable efforts requirement,  with the so-called Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), also requires states to seek termination of parental rights for many children in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months. Yet in many jurisdictions it can take at least 12 months for a judge to decide if the initial placement was justified in the first place.

Thus, while some children in foster care do indeed need to be adopted, ASFA encourages the indiscriminate adoption of children without regard to whether they could have remained safely in their own, loving homes.

And this influx of new termination cases comes despite increasing evidence that the system can’t cope with the thousands of children legally free for adoption right now.

After three years of modest increases in the raw number of annual adoptions, the number has remained stagnant at about 50,000 per year.[1]

This is all states can manage, even though the federal government offers them a huge financial incentive � bounties of $4,000 to $8,000 or more for every adoption over the total number of adoptions the year before — and political and media pressure for adoption is enormous. In contrast, since 1983 the foster care population has more than doubled. And today, there still are only 2,000 fewer children trapped in foster care on any given day than there were when ASFA was passed.[2] The real message from the so-called surge in adoptions is that the problems of foster care can never be solved through adoption alone.

Furthermore, the figures include only finalized adoptions, not the number of cases in which parental rights were terminated, but no adoptive home was found.

In the early 1990s, NCCPR’s President, Prof. Martin Guggenheim of New York University Law School, examined two states which expedited termination proceedings. He found that as the number of children freed for adoption soared, the number of actual adoptions increased far more slowly. The result: A generation of legal orphans, who have no ties whatsoever to their birth parents, but aren’t being placed for adoption either. Guggenheim found that, contrary to the unsupported rhetoric of critics of family preservation, the one reform taken most seriously since the 1970s has been termination of parental rights.[3]

Furthermore, although abuse in adoptive homes is rare � like abuse in birth parent homes � ASFA’s encouragement of quick-and-dirty, slipshod placements increases the risk of abuse.

Even Children’s Rights, Inc., a group which favors ASFA and has been hostile to family preservation, says “… Congress should realize that far too many states … when they do, for example, raise their adoption numbers, are doing so by including many clearly inadequate families … along with the genuinely committed, loving families who want to make a home for these children, just to ‘succeed’ by boosting their numbers.”.[4]

Even if all the children now awaiting adoption could be placed, that doesn’t mean the placements will last. Current efforts to plunge headlong into adoption are being undertaken in the absence of any reliable data about how often placements “disrupt” when parents who adopt a child – especially a “special needs” child – change their minds.

But the evidence we do have is alarming. Even before the effects of the new law were felt, it was estimated that 10 to 25 percent of so-called “forever families” don’t turn out to be forever after all � the adoptive parents change their minds.[5]

That number is only likely to increase as workers feel pressure to cash in on the bounties for adoptive placements handed out under ASFA – bounties which are paid whether the adoption actually lasts or not.

As adoptions level off, the pressure to increase them again � and cash in on the bounties � is likely to have another pernicious effect. It is likely to prompt agencies to target the children most in demand by prospective adoptive parents: healthy infants from poor families. Agencies will rationalize that the parents really are “unfit” even as they continue to turn their child welfare systems into the ultimate middle-class entitlement: Step right up, and take a poor person’s child for your very own.

For an example of such targeting, see The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette series, “When The Bough Breaks,” available online.

Says the head of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system: “What you have now is an incentive to initially remove the child, and an incentive to adopt them out. I think when you put those two together, there is a problem.”[6]

Family preservation not only does not impede adoption, it can expedite the process of termination of parental rights by allowing workers to find out more quickly when a family can’t be preserved � and giving judges the confidence to make a termination decision knowing that the agency really did try to keep the family together.

The argument that there are children trapped in foster care who should be adopted and the argument that there are children trapped in foster care who should be in their own homes are not mutually exclusive. There are children in foster care who should be exiting in both directions.

But the claim that family preservation impedes adoption is nonsense. So is the claim that it was extremely difficult to terminate parental rights before the law was changed. All that is needed is minimal competence on the part of child protective workers.

This was demonstrated by an American Bar Association project in Upstate New York. The ABA’s National Center for Children and the Law taught lawyers and workers how to present a decent case in court. Without offering one iota of additional help to families before moving to terminate, the termination rate soared.[7]

We have always believed there is a place for efforts to increase the number of adoptions as part of child welfare reform. But long as the rush to cash in on adoption bounties causes a further neglect of efforts to keep families in their own homes, it will only make things worse.

Contrary to critics’ claims, most people in child protection work are almost obsessed with a substitute care fantasy, in which children are rescued from their “evil” birth parents and placed in substitute settings, which, in the imagination of the workers, are always ideal. For most workers and most agencies termination of parental rights is the dessert in the child welfare meal, family preservation is the broccoli. ASFA gives workers and agencies all the dessert they want without ensuring that they eat their broccoli first.

Updated January 1, 2006

  1. Between 1997 and 2000 adoptions of foster children increased from 31,030 to 51,000. They’ve stayed at about 50,000 per year ever since. (1997 to 2003: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Adoptions of Children with Public Child Welfare Agency Involvement By State FY 1995-FY 2003, available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/adoptchild03b.htm , 2004: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Trends in Foster Care and Adoption, chart available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/trends.htm).
  2. As of March, 1998, four months after ASFA became law, there were 520,000 children in foster care, (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AFCARS Report #1, available online at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/dis/afcars/publications/afcars.htm) by September 30, 2004, the most recent data available, that figure was 518,000 (HHS chart, note 1, Supra).
  3. Martin Guggenheim, “The Effects of Recent Trends to Accelerate the Termination of parental Rights of Children in Foster Care – An Empirical Analysis in Two States,” Family Law Quarterly, p.139.
  4. Statement of Marcia Robinson Lowry, Executive Director, Children’s Rights, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the House Committee on Ways and Means, November 06, 2003.
  5. National Adoption Information Clearinghouse Disruption and Dissolution, http://naic.acf.hhs.gov/pubs/s_disrup.cfm
  6. Troy Anderson, “Government Bonuses Accelerate Adoptions,” Daily News of Los Angeles, December 8, 2003.
  7. Debra Ratterman of the ABA’s National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection described the project at the 1991 Annual Conference of the New York State Citizens Coalition for Children.

 

Hit CPS Where It Hurts – Funding! / Here’s how


Unreasonable “Reasonable Efforts” Are Common

ReasonableEffortsFunding.

Click on this link BELOW to learn all about the funding sources. Then go through your case file (get a copy from the court clerk, ask for the entire Transcript including the Reporter’s Transcripts – THIS IS IMPORTANT-MAKE SURE THE DETENTION HEARING TRANSCRIPT IS INCLUDED THIS IS THE VERY FIRST HEARING AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THE JUDGE MAKE CERTAIN FINDINGS AND ORDERS. Look through that transcript, compare to the list of required findings found in this article, highlight on the Minute Orders where they CLAIM to have made these findings, then write a complaint letter to:

US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General
ATTN: OIG HOTLINE OPERATIONS
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

HERE IS THE LINK:

http://nc.casaforchildren.org/files/public/community/judges/March_2011/Edwards_3.pdf

Reasonable Efforts Rulings – Script Lines to Assure Funding


Written by a California Juvenile Dependency Court Judge, this is a good explanation of how the Juvenile Court Judges simply say things for the record just to secure funding,  regardless of the truth or legitimacy. Judges basically have memorized a “script”; simply saying  formalities for receiving federal and state funding. For anyone recently attacked by the Juvenile Dependency con artists, this is a MUST read. Make sure you make your attorney objects to Reasonable Efforts claimed by CPS if CPS really did not offer any services prior to removing your children. If your attorney refuses, SPEAK UP! My husband and I REGRET NOT SPEAKING UP. We know it is hard because they rush you right through like cattle and the proceedings can be very intimidating, especially when they have your kids. We were afraid to “rock the boat” in the courtroom. Besides, they always depicted us in such a negative light, a tool they use to demoralize you and strip you of your self-esteem so you don’t fight them.

This is not the complete summary, click on the link at the bottom to see the entire summary.

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective

 Judge Leonard Edwards, Judge-in-Residence

Center for Families, Children and the Courts

California Administrative Office of the Courts

Summary

 Judges must address the reasonable efforts issue. If an agency is to be held accountable for its actions, judges must provide rigorous oversight of agency decisions and actions at critical junctures in each child-protection case.

Juvenile and family court judges have been given significant responsibilities with regards to each state’s child welfare system. Pursuant to federal and state laws, judges must oversee many important social-worker decisions in child protection cases. Judges must decide whether an agency acted properly when it removed a child from parental care, whether it provided parents with adequate supportive services during the reunification period and whether it took appropriate actions to ensure a child was placed in a permanent home.

Judges fulfill their responsibilities by finding that the agency either did or did not exercise reasonable efforts in performing its legal duties. For example, at the shelter care hearing or initial hearing, the technical legal findings that a judge might make are either that:

 •Reasonable efforts have been made to prevent or eliminate the need for removal.

•Reasonable efforts have not been made to prevent or eliminate the need for removal.

 Reasonable efforts is a legal term describing the services and assistance offered by a social service or child protection agency to a child and family members during the life of a child welfare case. It is a term of art, first written into a federal statute—Public Law 96-272, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980—and modified in 1997 by the Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA). Those laws state that a court must make reasonable efforts findings at several critical junctures in each child protection case. First, when a child has been removed from parental care, did the state provide services to eliminate the need for removing the child from the parent?

Second, did the state agency make reasonable efforts to enable the child to be safely reunited with his family?

Third, when the child could not be returned to the parent, did the agency make reasonable efforts to ensure a timely, permanent placement?

Additionally, ASFA added a section that permits states to bypass offering reunification services (reasonable efforts) to parents if parental conduct was so egregious that such efforts would be futile.

In each of these situations, the court has a choice. The court can find that the agency fulfilled its legal obligations to provide adequate services and rule that the agency had made reasonable efforts. If the court finds that the agency did not provide sufficient services or assistance to a child or family, the court would make a finding of no reasonable efforts. Such a finding would have significant fiscal implications for the agency. If federal audits determine that the juvenile court has made no reasonable efforts findings or similar facts indicating that the agency has failed in its obligations to the child and family, the federal government will request reimbursement for some of the Title IV-E funding that it provides to each state to support foster children.

 There is no definition of reasonable efforts in the federal law.

What is reasonable depends on the time, place, and circumstances. What may be reasonable in one community may not be in another. It is the judiciary that ultimately determines what is reasonable. The first decision is rendered by the trial judge and—if the issue is appealed—the appellate court will review that finding.

Case law from several states indicates that, on occasion, the legal process has been used to address the reasonableness of services. For example, in a Rhode Island case, the agency removed children from two homeless families. The trial court ordered the Department for Children and Their Families (DCF) to provide housing assistance as a part of the family reunification plan. DCF objected, claiming that the court had no authority to make such an order and that the cost would be prohibitive. The Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the trial court finding that housing subsidies were consistent with the purpose of family reunification services.

The supreme court referred to the legislative history and concluded that “Without the power to remedy inadequacies, this check would be illusory.”

In a California case, an incarcerated father was not offered or provided any reunification services after his children had been removed from their mother’s care. When the agency moved to terminate his right to reunification services and moved towards termination of parental rights and adoption, he objected. The court of appeals agreed with the father’s position, stating that “there was no substantial evidence reasonable reunification services were offered or provided to the father at any point during the reunification period.”

Without such services, the case could not go forward. The court of appeals ordered the case back to the trial court for further proceedings.

For several reasons, judges rarely make no reasonable efforts findings.

First, some judges are not aware of the necessity of reasonable efforts findings. The finding is embedded in the orders that they sign after each court hearing.

Second, because the consequences are so severe for the state, many judges are reluctant to make a no reasonable efforts finding. After all, their own state may stand to lose millions of dollars.

Third, attorneys rarely raise the issue in court. Many believe the issue will not assist their clients and will only waste court time.

Judges must address the reasonable efforts issue. Simply rubber-stamping approval of the agency’s actions ignores the law. If an agency is to be held accountable for its actions, judges must provide rigorous oversight of agency decisions and actions at critical junctures in each child-protection case. Moreover, careful judicial oversight of the agency does not mean that the judge will make numerous no reasonable efforts findings. Some judges have been known to use the threat of such a finding to great effect. One author refers to it as “the art of the no reasonable efforts finding.” Thus a judge might make a no reasonable efforts finding, but suspend or withhold the finding for a short time period, giving the agency the opportunity to address the failure to provide services. If the agency responds appropriately, the judge can delete the finding. Judges can also assist the agency in its efforts to persuade the legislative branch to increase funding for families. Sending a letter to legislators and other community leaders about the impact of a no reasonable efforts finding can be effective.

FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMARY GO TO:

http://www.casaforchildren.org/atf/cf/%7B9928CF18-EDE9-4AEB-9B1B-3FAA416A6C7B%7D/0710_reasonable_efforts_in_the_dependency_court_issue_0119.pdf

Money from the U.S. Government: Child Welfare Funding 2012


Wow! First of all, there is an organization called American Humane, which has combined child welfare with animal welfare. What’s that all about?

Second, here are two links that will show you just how much money the child protection racket gets.  A lot of the money comes from the money YOU pay, out of your paycheck, to Social Security which is not being saved for YOU when you retire, instead they are giving it to CPS! What’s even crazier is that Riverside County, California is advertising on the radio and other mediums, for donations of money for foster care! If that budget had been dramatically cut I could kind of see a need but look at how much they get! If what they get now is not enough, maybe they should STOP TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR FAMILY AND PUTTING THEM IN FOSTER CARE!! Am I right or no?

http://www.americanhumane.org/assets/pdfs/children/summary-2012-budget-children.pdf

http://www.americanhumane.org/assets/pdfs/children/advocacy/federal-budget-chart-fy-2013.pdf

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CPS makes money to take your Children, and never return them. State Kidnapping for profit


William Burns writes.

What made child stealing profitable for CPS

To address the obvious free-for-all snatching of children that CAPTA had stimulated, the Committee crafted new federal legislation with the intent of creating accountability and clearer guidelines for the states child welfare agencies. During the crafting of P.L. 96-272 Chairman Miller’s concern was that the federal government was footing the bill for warehousing children in institutions and inappropriate settings without accountability. In 1980 the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, P.L. 96-272, was enacted. The act included provisions that “reasonable efforts” be made to prevent children from being unnecessarily removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Although CPS has always tried to buffalo the media and the public that they are involved with families due to some sort of horrific child abuse or neglect, there has never been any debate among national policy makers, researchers, and federal agencies that the vast majority of CPS cases are due to poverty or frivolous/social reasons and do not contain elements of real child abuse. If the cases did actually involve acts of abuse they would be criminal, identified and investigated by law enforcement, rather than social workers, and would be prosecuted as such. P.L. 96-272 came into effect partly because Congress determined that a large number of children were being unnecessarily removed from their homes, and, once removed, they were lost in the limbo of foster care for years, many until they just grew too old, when they were then put on the streets at the age of 18.

The Child Welfare League of America testified before a senate subcommittee: “In fact, there were many instances then, as now, of children being removed unnecessarily from their families. It is important to recognize that children are almost always traumatized by removal from their own families.” So, accountability from each states child protection agency was also written in. To receive the federal money the states would have to submit an annual report to the federal government, known as an AFCARS report, that specifically accounts for each child in state care. ACLU Children’s Rights Project attorney, Marcia Robinson Lowry, explained in her testimony to Congress: “As a condition of federal funding, states must have a reasonable information system to identify children in federally-funded state custody.” These requirements were implemented in 1980. Up until 1999 some states were still not filing their federally required AFCARS report to the federal government. According to Jeffrey Locke, former Commissioner of Social Services, the excuse to the legislature was that they “couldn’t figure out how towork their computer system.”

The “reasonable efforts” requirements were designed to address these issues by requiring the state’s child welfare agencies to have specific investigation and assessment policies to minimize frivolous removals, to provide “services” to address and ameliorate conditions that were detrimental to the child’s well-being; to place children with relatives when removal from the home was absolutely necessary; and make efforts to reunite families in a timely fashion. Methods to audit and track compliance with federal requirements were also built in. The states were to establish “citizen review panels” comprised of a specifically designated representation of the population which would include not only members of collateral professional communities involved in child protection, but “parents, foster parents, and former foster children.” Each state was to have at least three citizen review panels. The panels would essentially act as a standing jury of peers and would review CPS cases. Twenty years after P.L. 96- 272 went into effect the citizen review panels have never been established in most states.

Another means of creating accountability was to have the federal authority, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, conduct compliance audits, which are known as Section 427 reviews. The method of enforcement that Congress devised to ensure that the states followed the federal law was to provide incentive funds to the states that documented their compliance with the federal regulations. The states would self-certify compliance, but could be subjected to “periodic” 427 reviews by the Dept. of Health & Human Services. Were the states to find themselves in non-compliance they would simply return the incentive funds. It would seem that providing cash to agencies that are allowed to self-document compliance is a somewhat less than intelligent system. It would be interesting to track down exactly how much money the state’s child “protective” agencies have returned to the government because they found themselves in non-compliance. Gee, maybe this is rocket science.

Like CAPTA, P.L. 96-272 could only have worked if the federal government demanded compliance and meticulous accountability, and they imposed sanctions for non-compliance. Even better–criminal charges for racketeering for intentional fraud. Mark Soler, director of the National Youth Law Center in California explained:

“The Department of Health & Human Services has failed to promulgate meaningful regulations to implement the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act. It has applied even the minimal federal regulations that were developed in an inconsistent and arbitrary manner, and only token implementation of the laws protecting children.’

Even when HHS finds overwhelming evidence of lack of compliance during 427 reviews, no sanctions are imposed and they continue to keep the fed $$$ pouring in – in violation of their own regulations. Not so much as a slap on the hand or even token admonishment. Certainly explains how CPS developed their arrogance and contempt for any authority – because there is none. Their confidence that they are free from the feds insisting on compliance with the law is well illustrated by the foster care numbers which increased dramatically after CAPTA began feeding federal dollars into the state’s child protection agencies, then dropped equally dramatically after the enactment of P.L.96-272, which was supposed to create more specific federal regulation and accountability. However, once the state agencies saw that the federal government was not enforcing compliance, the foster care numbers soared once again.

Michael Petit, Deputy Director of the Child Welfare League of America, stated in his testimony before Congress: “A 427 is a meaningless process for most of the states. It represents no kind of sanctions to the states whatsoever for non-compliance.” Marcia Robinson Lowry told Congress: “States are passing HHS audits with systems in which no reasonable person could consider that children are being well treated. It is virtually impossible to fail a 427 audit.”

The initial concept of “reasonable efforts” was the only conclusion that any rational person could come to: rather than disrupt children’s lives, and traumatize them by seizing them from non- abusive situations and placing them with strangers (who are often no better, and sometimes far worse), assist families in overcoming their obstacles and problems by providing support and services. The idea never worked, though, because it has always been more profitable to too many to remove children rather than keep them at home. Rather than offer support and simple, practical services to families CPS forged contracts with vendors. Now private businesses, under the guise of “service providers”, could mushroom into existence knowing that their sugar daddy, CPS, would provide a never-ending flow of coerced clients. The market potential is unlimited – potentially every mother, father, grandparent, and child in the country. Rather than offering practical, meaningful services that are germane to the families circumstances, CPS clients are ordered to engage in “services” with CPS-contracted vendors; special interest groups who are dependent on CPS for their income and profit by maintaining the levels of children in foster care, and whose interests are protected by a bureaucracy intent on securing it’s own survival and protecting unlimited growth.

The extent of which CPS is allowed to continue to operate while being so far out of compliance with the existing state and federal laws is mind boggling. It would be a challenge to find any other agency in our countries history that operated in such gross and blatant violation of the law with absolutely no intervention from the administration. Tens of millions of tax dollars are being squandered on a system that is destroying families and causing lifelong emotional ruin to children – and those are the lucky ones who live through it.

The most egregious area of outright criminal fraud is CPS’s practice of filing their federally required documentation of compliance in secrecy through the courts. The federal foster care reimbursements are channeled through the Title IV-E section of the Social Security Act. Each states child welfare agency enters into a contract with the federal government, which is referred to as their Title IV-E state plan. It is this contract that spells out the responsibilities that CPS must, by law, comply with in order to receive their federal funding. To document compliance with the fed regs CPS must file a form through the courts in each individual case. In Massachusetts these forms are referred to as a “29-C.” 42 U.S. Code, ss 672 reads:

“These requirements are not mere formalities. The Finance Committee of Congress, in preparing its summary for final passage of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, P.L. 96-272, stated; ` The Committee is aware of allegations that the judicial determination requirement (sic: that a judge makes a determination that a child needs to be removed from the home) can become a mere pro forma exercise in paper shuffling to obtain federal funding. While this could occur in some instances, the Committee is unwilling to accept as a general proposition that the judiciaries of the States would so lightly treat a responsibility placed upon them by federal statute for the protection of children.”

1980 U.S. Code Cong. and Admin. News: “A judicial determination of those efforts (reasonable efforts, as defined in the Act) serves to closely examine, in the case of each individual child, whether reasonable efforts were made to keep the family intact.” In accordance with the federal requirements the Massachusetts legislature enacted G.L. c.119 ss 29b, which requires all judges to certify that the Department of Social Services met the obligation grounded in the federal statute of making reasonable efforts to protect the child short of removing him or her from the parents, and, if the child was removed, making it possible for the child to return home in a timely manner. Rather than “closely examining”, in Massachusetts this grave responsibility is carried out by judges by rubber stamping stacks of 29c forms that simply contain three “yes” or “no” check boxes. In many instances making three check marks is even too much work for Massachusetts judges and they rubber stamp the forms while leaving them blank – never mind actually verifying that the “reasonable efforts” were made. In return for these forms DSS receives it’s federal money.

The three questions are:

1. Continuation in the home is contrary to the wellbeing of the child?

2. Reasonable efforts have been made prior to the placement of the child to prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the child from his/her home?

3. Reasonable efforts have been made to make it possible for the child to return to his parent/guardian?

Children’s Bureau (the federal authority). She told me that the federal government was under the impression that all parties were present in the court room at the time of the filing of the 29c’s, so that the parents attorneys had the opportunity to object, rebut, or verify the “reasonable efforts.” In reality, no one sees the federal forms except the judges and a representative of DSS’s main legal department. Attorneys ask us how we ever “got our hands on” the 29c forms, as we have never yet met an attorney who has seen the forms, let alone have been notified of the filing hearing. We even have forms on which the “no” boxes were checked, yet the children were still removed from their homes and federal funds collected for them.

By seizing children illegally in violation of the Title IV-E requirements, then filing false documents in secrecy through the courts to obtain federal funding, CPS is defrauding the federal government with intent. CPS should be subject to investigation and prosecution by the U.S. Attorneys Office. They should be held liable for the restitution of all illegally obtained funds, and prosecuted for perjury, obstruction of justice, and the fraudulent collection of federal funds under the False Statements and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. 104-292 110 stat 3459, 42 U.S.C.S. 670-679a; P.L. 96-272; C.F.R. part 1356; and Title IV-E. I have discussed this issue with the Inspector Generals Office and they felt it could possible be prosecuted under RICO, yet they have also failed to act, possibly because it isn’t just CPS/DSS who is committing federal fraud, but also the judges who are signing the documents.

In 1988 George Miller, the original architect of P.L. 96-272, and Chairman of the congressionally appointed Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, recognized the fraud being committed in the name of child “protection”, and stated:

“What has been demonstrated here is that you have a system that is simply in contempt. This system has been sued and sued and orders have been issued and they just continue on their merry way. And HHS just continues to look the other way. You have a system that is not only out of control, it’s illegal at this point. What you are really engaged in is state sponsored child abuse

CPS destruction of the family for profit, I can’t imagine a more NAZI like agency.  I will never stop fighting corrupt business ruining lives. The only people who believe CPS helps families are the families CPS hasn’t helped.

William Burns for DonnellyJustice