Q & A: Can CPS take my kids if I give one dirty drug test?



According to this NO! But almost all county social service “child protection” agencies across the country and abroad DO REMOVE CHILDREN BASED ON ONE TEST ALONE. Is it LEGAL? The answer is NO IT IS NOT “LEGAL”. Nowhere in the California Welfare & Institutions Codes does it state that they have authority to take possession of a child based on ONE drug test. Often, CPS will remove your child simply for declining to cooperate, if it comes back “diluted” which only means that there was not enough creatiine in your urine so the test was aborted. So, if a person drinks the recommended 8-10  eight ounce glasses of water a day and goes to test before they have eaten and/or digested any portion of food then most likely the test will be considered a “dilute”. That will prompt CPS to suggest and ultimately state as a fact, that you used and purposely drank an exessive amount of water to “fool” the test. What a bunch of bullcrap that is, especially when you do not know these things before hand! I know, I experienced it.



Often social workers will use mouth swab preliminary drug test kits and they are told to use them as evidence to remove children. They KNOW that they can and will get away with it because they KNOW the parent’s lawyers will NOT object to their use nor will they challenge ANY DRUG TEST WHATSOEVER. 

In our second case, I declined to participate in their drug testing as they faked the results more often than not. Twice they tried to “prove” to me that they do not fake tests and came up with two negative hair follicle tests but it is so obvious how they cut-and-pasted the real test document onto their THIRD PARTY COHORT (CDT iNC.) LETTERHEAD like they do for the fake ones. Near the end of our first CPS case, I did not even show up at the collection site to give a hair sample and they still came up with a positive hair follicle test! You can tell how fake this test is by the fact that it does not claim to be positive for amphetamines. It is IMPOSSIBLE for hair to be positive for only methamphetamines because when you consume methamphetamines, it quickly converts to amphetamine metabolites as that is the main ingredient of methamphetamines. Can’t make meth without  ephedrine which is what? An amphetamine! Many clinical and case studies have been conducted on this issue and the research documentation available online. If the “lawyers” were actually on your side, they would contest, object and motion to dismiss based on the falsification of documents that CPS social workers commonly submit to the COURT. That, in and of itself, is a FELONY in California!

Both offering and preparing false evidence are obstruction of justice crimes in California. Penal Code 132 PC makes it a felony to knowingly present false written evidence in pretty much any kind of legal proceeding.1 Similarly, Penal Code 134 PC makes it a crime to prepare any false evidence with the intent to use it in a legal proceeding (even if, for whatever reason, the false evidence never actually gets presented in court).2


Offering or preparing false evidence under Penal Code 132 PC or Penal Code 134 PC is a California felony.4 This means that it is possible to be sentenced to as much as three (3) years in California state prison if you are convicted.5

California Penal Code Section 115 PC: Filing A False Document

1. Definition and Elements of the Crime

Filing a False Document under California Penal Code Section 115 PC makes it a felony to file any forged or false document with a public office.

The statute requires a prosecutor to prove the following elements:

  1. A defendant provided a document for filing, recording or registration with any public office in California
  2. The defendant knew that the document was false or a forgery when he or she filed it AND
  3. The document was one that, if genuine, could be legally filed.

The term “document” has been interpreted broadly by courts and prosecutors. The statute is most frequently used to prosecute the filing of false property deeds in connection with real estate fraud schemes. However, Filing a False Document charges can involve almost any document that can be legally filed in a public office, including bail bonds, probation work referrals, and even fishing records.

2. Examples

Looking to make some quick money, a man forges a copy of a property transfer deed indicating that he purchased a home from his mother and he is now the lawful owner. The man files this forged property deed with the county recorder’s office and then takes out substantial loans against the property. Not only is the man guilty of mortgage fraud, he would also be criminally liable for Filing a False or Forged Document and could be prosecuted for both offenses.

3. Related Offenses

Filing a False Document under Penal Code Section 115 PC is usually associated with other Theft Crimes andWhite Collar Crimes such as Real Estate Fraud and Mortgage Fraud. In fact, prosecutors may prefer to file charges under Penal Code 115 PC because it is a felony level offense that is easier to prove than some of the more complex fraud charges.

Related charges also include:

  1. Forgery – California Penal Code Section 470 PC
  2. Perjury – California Penal Code Section 118 PC
  3. Grand Theft – California Penal Code Section 487 PC

[Courtesy of http://www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro/california-penal-code-section-115-pc-filing-a-false-document.html]




Sample Letter to DCFS

(click on the link above to download a copy)

October 12, 2014


Phillip L Browning, Director


425 Shatto Place

Los Angeles, CA  90020

 (don’t double space the address or the RE:

RE:     [Name(s) of child(ren)

          DSS No.: __________



Dear Mr. Browning,

           I am sure you are a reasonable man and truly care for the people in your County and strive to achieve for the most courteous and professional delivery of health and human services possible.  I feel it is my duty, as a resident and citizen of the County of Los Angeles, to bring to your attention the very shameful actions of those who serve under your authority.  I am specifically referring to those social workers, in the Santa Clarita office, who have been assigned to my case, past and presently, with emphasis on social worker, Ramaul Rush.  Ramaul is unprofessional, lacks empathy, has committed perjury, and filed falsified documents with the Court.  This entire investigation is based on a repetitive referral that began over two years ago, that has been investigated by two counties, Riverside and Los Angeles, including an LAPD officer, at least four times and deemed each time to be unfounded

           My main concern is the health and safety of my five children who have all been separated from each other.  I believe this has been done on purpose as with everything else that is happening to my family simply because I am outspoken and somewhat of an advocate when it comes to Child Protective Services and the horrifying actions they often needlessly perpetrate upon children and their families.  My concern right now is the children’s placement and living conditions.  As I can understand that there are so many children in foster care and may be difficult to place five children together, I still object to this separation.  My children have the right to familial association.  My children are very close to one another but not so much as to be so dependent upon one another that their health is impaired.  Nonetheless, the separation takes it toll on their emotional well-being.  Child Protective Services is supposed to be about the children and right now the Department is performing a disservice to my children.  This will affect them for the rest of their lives; their education will suffer and therefore so will their future.  I ask you, sincerely Sir, please intervene, and assist the social workers by whatever means possible to re-establish placement for all five children. There is an approved foster home in Riverside County willing to take them in immediately.  I have attached the pertinent details for your convenience.

           Regarding the children’s current placement concerns, my oldest son, _______, is experiencing severe emotional distress.  When he was first placed in foster care, I had spoken with him on the phone, but I have not seen him since September 22nd, the day the Department confiscated all five of my children.  But now something is wrong, something has changed as the foster parents claim that he does not want to speak to me or visit with me.  I have attached copies of emails advising me that our visits have been canceled allegedly due to Anthony refusing to visit.  This causes me great concern as _______ and I have a good relationship.  I would like to know if he is being given any type of psychotropic medication.  I am sure I do not have to remind you that the Department is required to file a request for authorization to administer psychotropic medication to children with notice to the parents/guardians for an opportunity to object.  I believe _______ may be withdrawing from socializing and is internalizing his distress.  This is not healthy for a boy his age.  I respectfully request that he be placed in an environment that better fits his needs and together with his siblings.

           My daughter, _______, whom I have not abused in any way whatsoever, told me during a visit that she has to take some kind of liquid medicine and I do not know what it is because no one will tell me.  I have the right to know, in fact, if she is being given psychotropic medication I should be advised.  Again, I do not have to remind you of the procedures involved in giving children psychotropic medication.  Even if she is taking Tylenol, I want to know why she has to take it every day.  This poor child has been subjected to TWO vaginal/anal examinations within a matter of a few days!  Again, I have not sexually or by any other means, abused this little girl!  She has never been touched or probed until the Department exposed her to it!  This is a violation of her body and mind.  It is so shameful that the people who claim they care and are paid to protect are actually the real perpetrators.  I do visit with _______ but she is not the same, she is obviously distressed and scared.  She was not scared in my care.  _______ appears extremely traumatized by everything she has been forced to endure.  As her parent and guardian, it is my responsibility to console her and help her to understand the nature of what is happening to our family.  The visit supervisor demanded that I discontinue any discussion with the child and further claimed that I was “interrogating” ________.  This child is clearly suffering from separation anxiety, depression, and severe emotional detachment as she is alone without her familial siblings.  This is a violation of her Fourth Amendment Rights.  I am demanding that ________ be placed in a proper home, with her siblings, immediately.

           I am also very concerned about the baby, ______.  She is barely 14 months old and we are the only parents she has ever known.  She has been sick and she never got sick in my care.  I was very concerned when I met the foster family as one child had a clear and distinct red mark on their face, clearly due to a fierce smack of a whole hand.  The baby also had a severe diaper rash along with the rash from the Rosella she allegedly had.  _________ was also very fussy however; she seemed to relax in the comfort of my wife and me.  I demand that ________ be moved to a better home with a higher standard of care and with her siblings.

         _______ and _______ are currently placed together.  ________ has voiced his distress as he is not happy at all with the living conditions he is being forced to endure.  _________ states that he is put in his room constantly as punishment and for an indeterminate time.  Sometimes two hours, sometimes four hours.  He is not told how long, just that he is confined to his room and they will let him know when he can come out.  He states that he is being punished for unwanted behaviors such as sitting on the couch while wearing shoes, or laying down anyplace other than his bed.  That means he cannot lay on the couch or the carpeted floor at any time.  ________ revealed to me that one night, during dinner, he was deprived of the rest of his meal, for speaking while sitting at the table, and sent to his room.  This is unreasonable and not the type of discipline that I condone.  To add insult to injury, ________ states that he is not allowed to play outside at all.  _________ states that he is confined to inside the house once he arrives from school for the rest of the day only to be subjected to constant verbal abuse by an adult living in the home.  This adult is using foul, demeaning words.  This is inappropriate and unacceptable.  Additionally, _________ needs new shoes.  I had saved money last month because I planned on purchasing new sneakers for him this month but then he was removed along with his four brothers and sisters.  _________’s white shirts are being washed the kitchen sink and coming out all dingy.  __________ takes pride in his appearance and the caregiver who is washing his clothes is not taking care with his laundry.  I have always been so very proud of __________ as he has an engaging personality and a good heart.  His current environment is extremely detrimental to his health and well being.  Moreover, my last scheduled visit was abruptly canceled before it even began.  I am attaching copies of the emails regarding that issue.  I am demanding that the Department find proper living arrangements, with his siblings, immediately.

           I have many more complaints about the way the Department has handled allegations that are over two years old and proven unfounded at least four times.  Now Ramaul Rush and his cohorts have made up allegations that are extremely disturbing to me.  I say this because I know I didn’t do anything they are claiming so someone is quite sick in the head if you ask me.  The Department should really weed out these bad seeds because they make the entire agency appear like misfits.  I don’t know a single person who trusts LA DCFS.  Why can’t anyone in the Department show diligence and strive to achieve the basic standards of care?  Does anyone there realize that removing children from loving homes is not right?  I don’t see anyone in the Department looking out for any child’s best interests, only the Department’s best interests.  Mr. Browning, Sir, with all due respect, maybe you should look into this.


          I throw myself at your mercy; please help me with placing my children together.  I am getting nowhere with Ramaul or any other worker assigned to my case.  Ramaul does not return my phone calls or emails.  I am enclosing copies of my unanswered correspondence.  I am also enclosing information regarding the approved foster home that is welcoming all of my children.  Please communicate with the Supervisors of the Santa Clarita office as they need some direction and to review the policies that are established to provide quality standards of practice and service delivery.  Made up allegations, falsified documents and perjury do not qualify as a standard of care.  I think I understand what the Department means when they say Evidence Based Practice which really means Falsified Evidence Based Practice. 

           I thank you, in advance, and sincerely appreciate your assistance.



                                                  [Your Name]

                                                  Legal Guardian/Parent   



Sample Letter To Social Services

If your children have been removed from your care and it has been several months since then, and you are experiencing delays on the part of the social worker(s) in providing you with services and or having the children returned to you even though you are diligently completing your case plan, I suggest you write a letter to the worker with a cc: to the supervisor AND the Director or Assistant Director.  Here is a good example if CPS has recently changed workers and causing a delay in what they are supposed to do. You can copy this letter and change it to fit your situation.  I have witnessed the effectiveness of these types of letters.  Always be sure to send a copy to your attorney as well as file it with the Court, especially using it as an attachment to a Declaration in the event you file a Contempt of Court against CPS.

Dear Suzy Social Worker:

I understand the Department’s goal is to protect my children while providing me and my family with the tools and services we need to overcome our difficulties. [Name of husband, wife, partner] and I have been dedicated to strengthening our family by engaging in all of the services that the Department is providing us. We are working diligently in completing the case plan because we firmly believe that it is in the best interests of our children and family.  We are dedicated to complying with whatever the Department deems necessary for the safe and timely return of our child(ren) to our home. As we can sympathize with the Department’s caseloads, this is no excuse for failing to diligently perform your duties and responsibilities. The Standards of Practice as well as the State’s Policy Manual clearly regulates the Department regarding the children’s permanency. {name of husband, wife, partner] and I are meeting our responsibilities without delay and we expect nothing less from the Department.  This letter is to notify you that the Department is failing our family with excessive delays in their service functions which is not meeting regulatory policies in regards to providing our children with permanency.

Over a month ago, I was told that we would be provided with overnight visits. I had spoken with our previous worker, [name], four times prior to the change in workers however, I was repeatedly told that our case was being transferred to you and that as soon as you reviewed the file that the Department would be providing the court ordered overnight visits.  I spoke with you a week after you received the file and you told me that you had not reviewed it yet.  I called again three times last week and was unable to speak with you personally so I left several messages.  To date, I have not received a return call. I find this unacceptable and unprofessional not to mention not in the best interests of our children, who ask me everyday I speak with them while in foster care, when they can stay the night.  Our children cry and exhibit signs of severe emotional distress.  This can be verified by the foster family.

This letter serves as an official request and demand that the Department adhere to the Court’s Order and provide my children the benefit of familial association before the emotional damages become worse, immediately. If the Department fails to respond to this request and demand within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, we shall have no other remedy than to proceed with a Contempt filing.


[Your Name]

cc:  [List of names of other recipients, i.e., worker’s supervisor, the Director and/or Assistant Director of DPSS (or ACS/ACFS/DCFS, etc.), your attorney, other parent’s attorney, minor’s counsel






Child Un-Protective Services, your worst nightmare . What they don’t tell you.

If anyone believes this organization helps kids, you better step into the real world. I have seen this happen over and over again so many times I have lost count the list is in the thousands and this is a fact. CPS is so irresponsible with our children and the facts have been in for a very long time. We must close this organization down.  Any congressman, senator who doesn’t agree that something must be done NOW is on THE TAKE and letting kids get killed for money.  These are children’s lives and these are not throw away kids, these kids were taken from loving homes. CPS doesn’t target bad homes for a reason,  to keep up adoption numbers by taking good kids.  I have researched this problem for many years and this is not opinion this is fact.


Child Protective Services aka CPS, Everything you ever wanted to know. The Good, The bad, and The Ugly.


U.S. federal laws that govern CPS agencies include:


In 1690, in what is now the United States, there were criminal court cases involving child abuse.[1] In 1692, states and municipalities identified care for abused and neglected children as the responsibility of local government and private institutions.[2]In 1696, The Kingdom of England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of “charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery.” This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families’ child rearing practices.[3]

In 1825, states enacted laws giving social-welfare agencies the right to remove neglected children from their parents and from the streets. These children were placed in almshouses, in orphanages and with other families. In 1835, the Humane Society founded the National Federation of Child Rescue agencies to investigate child maltreatment. In the late-19th century, private child protection agencies – modeled after existing animal protection organizations – developed to investigate reports of child maltreatment, present cases in court and advocate for child welfare legislation.[4]

In 1853, the Children’s Aid Society was founded in response to the problem of orphaned or abandoned children living in New York.[5] Rather than allow these children to become institutionalized or continue to live on the streets, the children were placed in the first “foster” homes, typically with the intention of helping these families work their farms.[6][7]

In 1874, the first case of child abuse was criminally prosecuted in what has come to be known as the “case of Mary Ellen.” Outrage over this case started an organized effort against child maltreatment[8] In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt convened the White House Conference on Child Dependency, which created a publicly funded volunteer organization to “establish and publicize standards of child care.”[6] By 1926, 18 states had some version of county child welfare boards whose purpose was to coordinate public and private child related work.[7] Issues of abuse and neglect were addressed in the Social Security Act in 1930, which provided funding for intervention for “neglected and dependent children in danger of becoming delinquent.” [8]

In 1912, the federal Children’s Bureau was established to manage federal child welfare efforts, including services related to child maltreatment. In 1958, amendments to the Social Security Act mandated that states fund child protection efforts.[9] In 1962, professional and media interest in child maltreatment was sparked by the publication of C. Henry Kempe and associates’ “The battered child syndrome” in JAMA. By the mid-1960s, in response to public concern that resulted from this article, 49 U.S. states passed child-abuse reporting laws.[10] In 1974, these efforts by the states culminated in the passage of the federal “Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act” (CAPTA; Public Law 93-247) providing federal funding for wide-ranging federal and state child-maltreatment research and services.[11] In 1980, Congress passed the first comprehensive federal child protective services act, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-272), which focused on state economic incentives to substantially decrease the length and number of foster care placements.[12]

Partly funded by the federal government, Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies were first established in response to the 1974CAPTA which mandated that all states establish procedures to investigate suspected incidents of child maltreatment.[13]

In the 1940s and 1950s, due to improved technology in diagnostic radiology, the medical profession began to take notice of what they believed to be intentional injuries.[14] In 1961, C. Henry Kempe began to further research this issue, eventually identifying and coining the term battered child syndrome.[14] At this same time, there were also changing views about the role of the child in society, fueled in part by the civil rights movement.[7]

In 1973, Congress took the first steps toward enacting federal legislature to address the issue of child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act[15] was passed in 1974, which required states “to prevent, identify and treat child abuse and neglect.”[8]

Shortly thereafter, in 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in response to concerns that large numbers of Native American children were being separated from their tribes and placed in foster care.[16] This legislation not only opened the door for consideration of cultural issues while stressing ideas that children should be with their families, leading to the beginnings offamily preservation programs.[17] In 1980, the Adoption Assistance Act[18] was introduced as a way to manage the high numbers of children in placement.[7] Although this legislation addressed some of the complaints from earlier pieces of legislation around ensuring due process for parents, these changes did not alleviate the high numbers of children in placement or continuing delays in permanence.[17] This led to the introduction of the home visitation models, which provided funding to private agencies to provide intensive family preservation services.[7]

In addition to family preservation services, the focus of federal child welfare policy changed to try to address permanence for the large numbers of foster children care.[17] Several pieces of federal legislation attempted to ease the process of adoption including Adoption Assistance Act;[18] the 1988 Child Abuse Prevention, Adoption, and Family Services Act; and the 1992 Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Adoption, and Family Services Act.[19] The 1994 Multi-Ethnic Placement Act, which was revised in 1996 to add the Interethnic Placement Provisions, also attempted to promote permanency through adoption, creating regulations that adoptions could not be delayed or denied due to issues of race, color, or national origin of the child or the adoptive parent.[20]

All of these policies led up to the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), much of which guides current practice. Changes in the Adoptions and Safe Families Act showed an interest in both protecting children’s safety and developing permanency.[20]This law requires counties to provide “reasonable efforts” (treatment) to preserve or reunify families, but also shortened time lines required for permanence, leading to termination of parental rights should these efforts fail.[7][20] ASFA introduced the idea of “concurrent planning” which demonstrated attempts to reunify families as the first plan, but to have a back-up plan so as not to delay permanency for children.[21]

Comparison to other similar systems

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has a comprehensive child welfare system under which Local Authorities have duties and responsibilities towards children in need in their area. This covers provision of advice and services, accommodation and care of children who become uncared for, and also the capacity to initiate proceedings for the removal of children from their parents care/care proceedings. The criteria for the latter is ‘significant harm’ which covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. In appropriate cases the Care Plan before the Court will be for adoption. The Local Authorities also run adoption services both for children put up for adoption voluntarily and those becoming available for adoption through Court proceedings. The basic legal principle in all public and private proceedings concerning children, under the Children Act 1989, is that the welfare of the child is paramount. In recognition of attachment issues, social work good practice requires a minimal number of moves and the 1989 Children Act enshrines the principle that delay is inimical to a child’s welfare. Care proceedings have a time frame of 40 weeks and concurrent planning is required. The final Care Plan put forward by the Local Authority is required to provide a plan for permanence, whether with parents, family members, long-term foster parents or adopters. Nevertheless, ‘drift’ and multiple placements still occur as many older children are difficult to place or maintain in placements. The role of Independent Visitor, a voluntary post, was created in the United Kingdom under the 1989 Children Act to befriend and assist children and young people in care.

In England, Wales and Scotland, there never has been a statutory obligation to report alleged child abuse to the Police. However both the Children Act 1989 and 2004 makes clear a statutory obligation on all professionals to report suspected child abuse.

The statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 created the role of Local Authority Designated Officer, This officer is responsible for managing allegations of abuse against adults who work with children (Teachers, Social Workers,Church leaders, Youth Workers etc.).

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB’s) are responsible ensuring agencies and professionals,in their area,effectively safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In the event of the death or serious injury of a child, LSCB’s can initiate a ‘Serious Case Review’ aimed at identifying agency failings and improving future practice.

The planned ContactPoint database, under which information on children is shared between professionals, has been halted by the newly elected coalition government (May 2010). The database was aimed at improving information sharing across agencies. Lack of information sharing had been identified as a failing in numerous high profile child death cases. Critics of the scheme claimed it was evidence of a ‘big brother state’ and too expensive to introduce.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 (updated in 2010) and the subsequent ‘The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report’ (Laming, 2009) continue to promote the sharing of data between those working with vulnerable children.[22]

A child in suitable cases can be made a ward of court and no decisions about the child or changes in its life can be made without the leave of the High Court.

In England the Murder of Victoria Climbié was largely responsible for various changes in child protection in England, including the formation of the Every Child Matters programme in 2003. A similar programme – Getting it Right for Every Child – GIRFEC was established in Scotland in 2008.


In Ontario, services are provided by independent Children’s Aid Societies.[23] The societies receive funding from, and are under the supervision of the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.[24] However, they are regarded as a Non-governmental organization (NGO) which allows the CAS a large degree of autonomy from interference or direction in the day to day running of CAS by the Ministry. The Child and Family Services Review Board exists to investigate complaints against CAS and maintains authority to act against the societies.[25]

Costa Rica

The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) is responsible for Child Protection in Costa Rica.[26]

The agency was founded in 1930 by Dr. Luis Felipe Gonzalez Flores, a Costa Rican magnate at the time. It was founded to combat infant mortality, that at the time, was rampant in Costa Rica. The idea was to put infants up for adoption that the mother could not afford to support (abortion is a crime in Costa Rica).[26]

In 1949, after the Costa Rican Civil War, a new constitution was written, it called for the agency to be an autonomous institution in the government, autonomous from any ministry.[26]

Today the focus is on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The agency still favors adoption, since abortion is illegal in Costa Rica.

Effects of early maltreatment on children in child welfare

Children with histories of maltreatment, such as physical and psychological neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse, are at risk of developing psychiatric problems.[27][28] Such children are at risk of developing a disorganized attachment.[29][30][31]Disorganized attachment is associated with a number of developmental problems, including dissociative symptoms,[32] as well as depressive, anxiety, and acting-out symptoms.[33][34]

Standards for Reporting

Generally speaking, a report must be made when an individual knows or has reasonable cause to believe or suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect. These standards guide mandatory reporters in deciding whether to make a report to child protective services.[35]

Persons Responsible for the Child

In addition to defining acts or omissions that constitute child abuse or neglect, several states’ statutes provide specific definitions of persons who can get reported to child protective services as perpetrators of abuse or neglect. These are persons who have some relationship or regular responsibility for the child. This generally includes parents, guardians, foster parents, relatives, or legal guardians. Once taken away from home, the stated goal of CPS is to reunite the child with their family. In some cases, due to the nature of abuse children are not able to see or converse with the abusers. If parents fail to complete Court Ordered terms and conditions, the children in care may never return home.[35]

Child Protective Services Statistics

The United States government’s Administration for Children and Families reported that in 2004 approximately 3.5 million children were involved in investigations of alleged abuse or neglect in the US, while an estimated 872,000 children were determined to have been abused or neglected, and an estimated 1,490 children died that year because of abuse or neglect. In 2007, 1,760 children died as the result of child abuse and neglect.[36] Child abuse impacts the most vulnerable populations, with children under age five years accounting for 76% of fatalities.[37] In 2008, 8.3 children per 1000 were victims of child abuse and neglect and 10.2 children per 1000 were in out of home placement.[38]

On September 30, 2010, there were approximately 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. of which 36% percent were ages 5 and under. During that same period, almost 120,000 birth to five year-olds entered foster care and a little under 100,000 exited foster care.[39] U.S. Child Protective Services (CPS) received a little over 2.5 million reports of child maltreatment in 2009 of which 61.9% were assigned to an investigation.[40] Research using national data on recidivism indicates that 22% of children were rereported within a 2-year period and that 7% of these rereports were substantiated.[41]

Child Protective Services Recidivism in the United States

In order to understand CPS recidivism in the U.S., there are several terms that readers must familiarize themselves with. Two often-used terms in CPS recidivism are rereport (also known as rereferral) and recurrence. Either of the two can occur after an initial report of child abuse or neglect called an index report. Although the definition of rereport and recurrence is not consistent, the general difference is that a rereport is a subsequent report of child abuse or neglect after an initial report (also known as an index report) whereas recurrence refers to a confirmed (also known as substantiated) rereport after an initial report of child abuse and neglect. Borrowing from the definition used by Pecora et al. (2000),[42] recidivism is defined as, “Recurring child abuse and neglect, the subsequent or repeated maltreatment of a child after identification to public authorities.” It is important to highlight that this definition is not all-inclusive because it does not include abused children who are not reported to authorities.[42]

Recidivism Statistics

There are three main sources of recidivism data in the U.S.—the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), and the National Incidence Study (NIS)—and they all have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. NCANDS was established in 1974, and it consists of administrative data of all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect investigated by CPS. NSCAW was established in 1996 and is similar to NCANDS in that it only includes reports of child abuse and neglect investigated by CPS, but it adds clinical measures related to child and family well-being that NCANDS is lacking. NIS was established in 1974, and it consists of data collected from CPS as well. However, it attempts to gather a more comprehensive picture of the incidence of child abuse and neglect by collecting data from other reporting sources called community sentinels.[43]


Brenda Scott, in her 1994 book Out of Control: Who’s Watching Our Child Protection Agencies, criticizes CPS, stating, “Child Protective Services is out of control. The system, as it operates today, should be scrapped. If children are to be protected in their homes and in the system, radical new guidelines must be adopted. At the core of the problem is the antifamily mindset of CPS. Removal is the first resort, not the last. With insufficient checks and balances, the system that was designed to protect children has become the greatest perpetrator of harm.”[44]

An ongoing case about the Nastić family living in U.S. has received an intervention from the Serbian government. Children were taken away from their parents after their naked photos were found on the father’s computer. Such photos are common in Serbia culture. Furthermore, parents claim that their ethnic and religious rights have been violated – children are not permitted to speak Serbian, nor to meet with their parents for orthodox Christmas. They can meet only mother once a week. Children have suffered psychological traumas due to their separation from parents. Polygraph showed that father did not abuse children. Trial is set for January 26. Psychologists from Serbia stated that few hours of conversation with children are enough to see whether they have been abused. Children were taken from their family 7 months ago. FBI started an investigation against the CPS.[45][46][47]

Senator Nancy Schaefer stated “The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times :as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to :suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!”

The NCCAN report on “Perpetrators of Maltreatment”provides the following figures
Maltreatment per 100,000 US children CPS Parents
Physical Abuse 160 59
Sexual Abuse 112 13
Neglect 410 241
Medical Neglect 14 12
Fatalities 6.4 1.5

Senator Schaefer also stated

  • “that poor parents very often are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;
  • that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;
  • that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while the parents are at work and while their children are separated from them. (some times parents are required to pay for the programs) This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children to their parents;
  • that caseworkers and social workers are very often guilty of fraud. They withhold and destroy evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights unnecessarily. However, when charges are made against Child Protective Services, the charges are ignored;
  • that the separation of families and the “snatching of children” is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having these taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;
  • that Child Protective Services and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing. There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid!

There are state employees, lawyers, court investigators, guardian ad litems, court personnel, and judges. There are psychologists, and psychiatrists, counselors, caseworkers, therapists, foster parents, adoptive parents, and on and on. All are looking to the children in state custody to provide job security. Parents do not realize that the social workers are the glue that hold “the system” together that funds the court, funds the court appointed attorneys, and the multiple other jobs including the “system’s” psychiatrists, therapists, their own attorneys and others.

  • that The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, set in motion first in 1974 by Walter Mondale and later in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses” local child protective services need more children. They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000 to $6,000 bonus for each child adopted out to strangers and an additional $2,000 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing;
  • State Departments of Human Resources (DHR) and affiliates are given a baseline number of expected adoptions based on population. For every child DHR and CPS can get adopted, there is the bonus of $4,000 or maybe $6,000. But that is only the beginning figure in the formula in which each bonus is multiplied by the percentage that the State has managed to exceed its baseline adoption number. Therefore States and local communities work hard to reach their goals for increased numbers of adoptions for children in foster care.
  • that there is double dipping. The funding continues as long as the child is out of the home. There is funding for foster care then when a child is placed with a new family, then “adoption bonus funds” are available. When a child is placed in a mental health facility and is on 16 drugs per day, like two children of a constituent of mine, more funds are involved and so is Medicaid;
  • As you can see this program is ordered from the very top and run by Health and Human Resources. This is why victims of CPS get no help from their legislators. It explains why my bill, SB 415 suffered such defeat in the Judicial Committee, why I was cut off at every juncture. Legislators and Governors must remember who funds their paychecks.
  • that there are no financial resources and no real drive to unite a family and help keep them together or provide effective care;
  • that the incentive for social workers to return children to their parents quickly after taking them has disappeared and who in protective services will step up to the plate and say, “This must end! No one, because they are all in the system together and a system with no leader and no clear policies will always fail the children. Just look at the waste in government that is forced upon the tax payer;
  • that the “Policy Manuel” is considered “the last word” for CPS/DFCS. However, it is too long, too confusing, poorly written and does not take the law into consideration;
  • that if the lives of children were improved by removing them from their homes, there might be a greater need for protective services, but today children are not safer. Children, of whom I am aware, have been raped and impregnated in foster care;
  • It is a known fact that children are in much more danger in foster care than they are in their own home even though home may not be perfect.
  • that some parents are even told if they want to see their children or grandchildren, they must divorce their spouse. Many, who are under privileged, feeling they have no option, will divorce and then just continue to live together. This is an anti-family policy, but parents will do anything to get their children home with them. However, when the parents cooperate with Child Protective Services, their behavior is interpreted as guilt when nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Fathers, (non-custodial parents) I must add, are often treated as criminals without access to visit or even see their own children and have child support payments strangling the very life out of them;
  • that the Foster Parents Bill of Rights does not stress that a foster parent is there temporarily to care for a child until the child can be returned home. Many foster parents today use the Foster Parent Bill of Rights as a means to hire a lawyer and seek to adopt the child placed in their care from the real parents, who are desperately trying to get their child home and out of the system. Recently in Atlanta, a young couple learning to be new parents and loving it, were told that because of an anonymous complaint, their daughter would be taken into custody by the State DFCS. The couple was devastated and then was required by DFCS to take parenting classes, alcohol counseling and psychological evaluations if they wanted to get their child back. All of the courses cost money for which most parents are required to pay. While in their anxiety and turmoil to get their child home, the baby was left for hours in a car to die in the heat in her car seat by a foster parent who forgot about the child. This should never have happened. It is tragic. In many cases after the parents have jumped through all the hoops, they still do not get their child. As long as the child is not returned, there is money for the agency, for foster parents, for adoptive parents, and for the State.
  • that tax dollars are being used to keep this gigantic system afloat, yet the victims, parents, grandparents, guardians and especially the children, are charged for the system’s services.
  • that grandparents have called from all over the State of Georgia and from other states trying to get custody of their grandchildren. CPS claims relatives are contacted, but there are many many cases that prove differently. Grandparents who lose their grandchildren to strangers have lost their own flesh and blood. The children lose their family heritage and grandparents, and parents too, lose all connections to their heirs.
  • that The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety”, these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Think what that number is today ten years later!
  • That according to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.” [48]


The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services had itself been an object of reports of unusual numbers of poisonings, death, rapes and pregnancies of children under its care since 2004. The Texas Family and Protective Services Crisis Management Team was created by executive order after the critical report Forgotten Children of 2004.

Texas Child Protective Services was hit with a rare if not unprecedented legal sanction for a “groundless cause of action” and ordered to pay $32,000 of the Spring family’s attorney fees. Judge Schneider wrote in a 13-page order, “The offensive conduct by (CPS) has significantly interfered with the legitimate exercise of the traditional core functions of this court.”[49]

2008 Raid of YFZ Ranch

Main article: YFZ Ranch

In April 2008, the largest child protection action in American history raised questions as the CPS in Texas removed hundreds of minor children, infants, and women incorrectly believed to be children from the YFZ Ranch polygamist community, with the assistance of heavily armed police with an armored personnel carrier. Investigators, including supervisor Angie Voss convinced a judge that all of the children were at risk of child abuse because they were all being groomed for under-age marriage. The state supreme court disagreed, releasing most children back to their families. Investigations would result in criminal charges against some men in the community.

Gene Grounds of Victim Relief Ministries commended CPS workers in the Texas operation as exhibiting compassion, professionalism and caring concern.[50] However, CPS performance was questioned by workers from the Hill Country Community Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center. One wrote “I have never seen women and children treated this poorly, not to mention their civil rights being disregarded in this manner” after assisting at the emergency shelter. Others who were previously forbidden to discuss conditions working with CPS later produced unsigned written reports expressed anger at the CPS traumatizing the children, and disregarding rights of mothers who appeared to be good parents of healthy, well-behaved children. CPS threatened some MHMR workers with arrest, and the entire mental health support was dismissed the second week due to being “too compassionate.” Workers believed poor sanitary conditions at the shelter allowed respiratory infections and chicken pox to spread.[51]

CPS problem reports

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, as with other states, had itself been an object of reports of unusual numbers of poisonings, death, rapes and pregnancies of children under its care since 2004. The Texas Family and Protective Services Crisis Management Team was created by executive order after the critical report Forgotten Children[52] of 2004. Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn made a statement in 2006 about the Texas foster care system.[53] In Fiscal 2003, 2004 and 2005, respectively 30, 38 and 48 foster children died in the state’s care. The number of foster children in the state’s care increased 24 percent to 32,474 in Fiscal 2005, while the number of deaths increased 60 percent. Compared to the general population, a child is four times more likely to die in the Texas foster care system. In 2004, about 100 children were treated for poisoning from medications; 63 were treated for rape that occurred while under state care including four-year old twin boys, and 142 children gave birth, though others believe Ms. Strayhorn’s report was not scientifically researched, and that major reforms need to be put in place to assure that children in the conservatorship of the state get as much attention as those at risk in their homes.

Disproportionality & Disparity in the Child Welfare System

In the United States, data suggests that a disproportionate number of minority children, particularly African American and Native American children, enter the foster care system.[54] National data in the United States provides evidence that disproportionality may vary throughout the course of a child’s involvement with the child welfare system. Differing rates of disproportionality are seen at key decision points including the reporting of abuse, substantiation of abuse, and placement into foster care.[55] Additionally, once they enter foster care, research suggests that they are likely to remain in care longer.[56] Research has shown that there is no difference in the rate of abuse and neglect among minority populations when compared to Caucasian children that would account for the disparity.[57] The Juvenile Justice system has also been challenged by disproportionate negative contact of minority children.[58] Because of the overlap in these systems, it is likely that this phenomenon within multiple systems may be related.

Constitutional issues

In May 2007, the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Rogers v. County of San Joaquin, No. 05-16071[59] that a CPS social worker who removed children from their natural parents into foster care without obtaining judicial authorization was acting without due process and without exigency (emergency conditions) violated the 14th Amendment and Title 42 United State Code Section 1983. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution says that a state may not make a law that abridges “… the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” and no state may “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Title 42 United States Code Section 1983[60] states that citizens can sue in federal courts any person who acting under a color of law to deprive the citizens of their civil rights under the pretext of a regulation of a state, See.[61]

In case of Santosky v. Kramer, 455 US 745, Supreme Court reviewed a case when Department of Social Services removed two younger children from their natural parents only because the parents had been previously found negligent toward their oldest daughter.[62] When the third child was only three days old, DSS transferred him to a foster home on the ground that immediate removal was necessary to avoid imminent danger to his life or health. The Supreme Court vacated previous judgment and stated: “Before a State may sever completely and irrevocably the rights of parents in their natural child, due process requires that the State support its allegations by at least clear and convincing evidence. But until the State proves parental unfitness, the child and his parents share a vital interest in preventing erroneous termination of their natural relationship”.[62]

A District of Columbia Court of Appeals concluded that the lower trial court erred in rejecting the relative custodial arrangement selected by the natural mother who tried to preserve her relationship with the child.[63] The previous judgment granting the foster mother’s adoption petition was reversed, the case remanded to the trial court to vacate the orders granting adoption and denying custody, and to enter an order granting custody to the child’s relative.[63]

Notable lawsuits

In 2010 an ex-foster child was awarded $30 million by jury trial in California (Santa Clara County) for sexual abuse damages that happened to him in foster home from 1995 to 1999.[64][65] The foster parent, John Jackson, was licensed by state despite the fact that he abused his own wife and son, overdosed on drugs and was arrested for drunken driving. In 2006, Jackson was convicted in Santa Clara County of nine counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child by force, violence, duress, menace and fear and seven counts of lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.[64] The sex acts he forced the children in his foster care to perform sent him to prison for 220 years. Later in 2010, Giarretto Institute, the private foster family agency responsible for licensing and monitoring Jackson’s foster home and others, also was found to be negligent and liable for 75 percent of the abuse that was inflicted on the victim, and Jackson was liable for the rest.[64]

In 2009 Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed to pay $2 million into a fund for the future care of twins who were allegedly abused by their foster parents; it was the largest such settlement in the agency’s history.[66] According to the civil rightssuit filed on request of twins’ adoptive mother in December 2007 in U.S. Federal Court, kids were kept in makeshift cages—cribs covered with chicken wire secured by duct tape—in a darkened bedroom known as “the dungeon.” The brother and sister often went without food, water or human touch. The boy, who had a shunt put into his head at birth to drain fluid, didn’t receive medical attention, so when police rescued the twins he was nearly comatose. The same foster family previously took in their care hundreds of other children over nearly four decades.[67] DHS said the foster parents deceived child welfare workers during the checkup visits.[66]

Several lawsuits were brought in 2008 against the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF), accusing it of mishandling reports that Thomas Ferrara, 79, a foster parent, was molesting girls.[68][69] The suits claimed that though there were records of sexual misconduct allegations against Ferrara in 1992, 1996, and 1999, the DCF continued to place foster children with Ferrara and his then-wife until 2000.[68] Ferrara was arrested in 2001 after a 9-year-old girl told detectives he regularly molested her over two years and threatened to hurt her mother if she told anyone. Records show that Ferrara had as many as 400 children go through his home during his 16 years as a licensed foster parent from 1984 to 2000.[68] Officials stated that the lawsuits over Ferrara end up costing the DCF almost $2.26 million.[69] Similarly, in 2007 Florida‘s DCF paid $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged DCF ignored complaints that another mentally challenged Immokalee girl was being raped by her foster father, Bonifacio Velazquez, until the 15-year-old gave birth to a child.[70][71][72]

In a class action lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. McGreevey[73] was filed in federal court by “Children’s Rights” New York organization on behalf of children in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).[74][75] The complaint alleged violations of the children’s constitutional rights and their rights under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, theChild Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, theAmericans with Disabilities Act, and the Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA).[76] In July 2002, the federal court granted plaintiffs’ experts access to 500 children’s case files, allowing plaintiffs to collect information concerning harm to children in foster care through a case record review.[74] These files revealed numerous cases in which foster children were abused, and DYFS failed to take proper action. On June 9, 2004, the child welfare panel appointed by the parties approved the NJ State’s Reform Plan. The court accepted the plan on June 17, 2004.[75] The same organization filed similar lawsuits against other states in recent years that caused some of the states to start child welfare reforms.[77]

In 2007 Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick obtained a jury verdict against Orange County (California) and two of its social workers for violating her Fourteenth Amendment rights to familial association.[78] The $4.9 million verdict grew to a $9.5 million judgment as the County lost each of its successive appeals.[78] The case finally ended in 2011 when the United States Supreme Court denied Orange County’s request to overturn the verdict.[79]


In April 2013, Child Protective Services in Sacramento sent in police to forcibly remove a 5-month-old baby from the care of parents.

Alex and Anna Nikolayev took their baby Sammy out of Sutter Memorial Hospital and sought a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, a competing hospital, for Sammy’s flu-like symptoms.[80] Police arrived at Kaiser and questioned the couple and doctors. Once Sammy had been fully cleared to leave the hospital, the couple went home, but the following day police arrived and took Sammy. On June 25, 2013 the case against the family was dismissed adn the family filed a lawsuit against CPS and the Sacramento Police Department.[81]


In a nationwide study, researchers examined children in 595 families over a period of 9 years. They discovered that in the households where child abuse was substantiated by evidence, risk factors remained unchanged during interviews with the families.[82]

See also

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A judge explains how in the US you will never see justice in court.

Ex Social Worker Tells All – PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS!

This woman worked for social services in the 1990’s BUT I GUARANTEE NOTHING HAS CHANGED, IN FACT, IT HAS BECOME BIGGER MONSTER. Social workers rarely speak out because their lives are threatened!

JUST AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING, JUVENILE DEPENDENCY COURT IS RIGGED. THERE IS NO WAY TO “BEAT” CPS. The “Judge” will never dismiss any case, for any reason. They are hired by the County and are instructed to never rule against CPS and the parent’s lawyers are told never to OBJECT TO ANYTHING!

FYI To Those Who Don’t Realize That This CPS Kidnapping Epidemic is WORLDWIDE!

Here is a video of social service kidnappers in the UK. Thank you to Cornel Brown who posted this video. Everyone needs to do this to expose COMMON PURPOSE which is at the heart of the destruction of the U.S. GOOGLE: COMMON PURPOSE also GOOGLE: AGENDA 21 AND BILL GATES.


Speak Out Against CPS’s Corrupt Practices June 13, 2014

Help us inform parents, help us expose the illegal practices of CPS and Dependency Court, help end children being abused in foster care! Doing NOTHING doesn’t change anything.

International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

Convened as a lawfully recognized Tribunal of Conscience in Brussels in the fall of 2012, and issuing its final verdict on February 25, 2013, the Common Law Court named and indicted thirty defendants for perpetrating or concealing Genocide in Canada against indigenous people. These defendants included then-Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, former Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Elizabeth Windsor “Queen of England”, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

After an exhaustive presentation of the evidence of crimes by church and state in Canada, and a refusal by the defendants to respond or refute the evidence, all of the defendants were found guilty of criminal conspiracy and Genocide, and were sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison and the forfeit of all the wealth and property of their estates and institutions. Citizen arrest warrants were issued, and on August 4, 2013, the Vatican and Crown of England were declared to be transnational criminal bodies under international law, and were lawfully disestablished.

Please watch this video and visit: http://www.itccs.org for more information.


These people were totally manipulated. If there was a warrant they wouldn’t have knocked on the door! Notice how the police were not aggressive in any way? They hung back at the door as well as inside. They were used as an intimidation tactic. The social worker LIED about being allowed to take these children!


Hello out there!

Today is my first day back online. The first thing I did was review comments that have been pending for a month. I am still working on those so please be patient, I will get to yours if you posted one. Next I checked out our stats which increase everyday and I was shocked to see how much of an increase in views and comments our site has had in just 30 days. Then I looked at the search terms, my favorite part. The court cohorts are still Googling their names, yes YOUR NAMES ARE STILL HERE Sue McPhee, Sonia Correa, Susan Loew, Marla Mahoney, J. Rushton and Monterosso, Jamilla Purnell and you too COLEY! You’re so vain, I bet you think this post is about you, don’t you, don’t you? Well, it is about you.

Judging by how many emails and comments we get complaining about Riverside County and the Southwest Justice Center’s Juvenile Dependency Court, as well as hundreds of complaints about the Temecula CPS office, specifically, Ja Hari Weir, Beth Donth, and Angela Franklin, you people have been very busy stealing children, fabricating evidence and committing perjury haven’t you? I bet you have so many kids you don’t know what to do with them, huh? How many of those parents are you DENYING VISITATION TO? How many children are being denied placement with qualified family? How many children are being ABUSED IN FOSTER CARE and when a parent tries to complain and/or take a picture of the bruises during a visit, YOU PHYSICALLY STOP THEM BY GRABBING THEIR ARMS? All you people are going for is the ADOPTION INCENTIVES! Am I right or am I wrong? Of course you will say that I am wrong, you’ve never agreed with anything I have ever said before, nothing will make you start now.  YOU ARE THE REAL CHILD ABUSERS! HOW MANY YOUNG CHILDREN ARE GIVEN PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION WITHOUT THE COURTS APPROVAL? You people are absolutely despicable!

I know you have been busy by the search terms alone.

I am going to share them with you now. If you can’t read these terms: Google Chrome users, click on that three line bar at the end of the address bar, the 6th item is Zoom, click the + to increase the magnification until you can read these. Don’t go too high because they will get blurry. IE users: Click on Page, and scroll down to Zoom.



The Facts about the hidden Child Protective Industry.

Parents the facts are in.  Ask yourself will your child be killed before you try to PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM THE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES TRAFFICKING.INDUSTRY  If we have to hurt these people to protect our children then that is what will happen..Americans allow their children to be sexually abused and even murdered by Child Protective Services under the guise of saving the children,  That sounds just as crazy as a Iran attacking us because they are jealous of our freedoms, people need to recognize propaganda and false flag operations and stop being so stupid.

The Evil Ones holding the office of the White House tell Child Protective Services that we need 10 or 20 thousand children to be sacrificed every year. But there are some unspeakable acts which are so barbaric that even an occupied nation like the US cannot permit unless they ignore that it exist. The politicians have been caught molesting children and then they are never heard from again. All anyone has to do is look these things up. .

The Transportation Security Administration is allowed to hire men and women of such a low caliber for the TSA that they are willing to put their hands inside the underwear of children and their parents teaching an entire generation to submit to public humiliation and molestation. If the man with a badge wants to molest you, then you cannot say No. Nor can your mother say No to public humiliation. Even a Presidential candidate and well known public figures have been groped.

The TSA is not just at airports. They are at bus and rail stations, at highway road blocks, at sporting events and will soon be at shopping malls.

The people who for the time being own our governments kidnap 250,000 women and children a year world wide to be used as sex slaves. True most of these women and children are taken by organized Russian Jewish crime syndicates from eastern Europe. But what does happen to missing children and to children under protective custody in


There is the famous case of the Texas Youth Commission. TYC is the second largest custodial care facility for juveniles in America. Texas Rangers (police) were fired for investigating complaints of wide spread child abuse at TYC. US Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez was accused of misconduct for failure to investigate well documented cases of abuse. One hired officer said, “ to get hired in one of these facilities you must be a pedophile or at least buy into the abuse of these children.  Everyone hired had a felony of a serous crime.” Since Gonzalez was a republican, you would expect the Democrats to have made a strong case against President Bush’s chief legal officer. Certainly against Bill Baumann, assistant U.S. attorney, who made the case that the minors consented to and even enjoyed the acts of pedophilia, therefore no further action was necessary. Could it be that Democrats as well as Republicans do not want any real investigations into these reported cases because it would lead to to their donors too?

Similar stories can be found at Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF.) In Florida residents are threatened and harassed by the DCF branch of the Broward Sheriff’s Office if they report neighborhood drug dealers who pay cops. Based on statistics, children are sexually abused 8.6 times more while in DCF Custody. The state of Florida lost more than 3,000 children in Foster care. What happened to those children?

DynCorp and Halliburton have been accused with overwhelming evidence of human trafficking, sexual slavery and forced labor. Yet DynCorp has been given contracts to staff and manage Child Protective Services in many states. Catherine Austin Fitts had a

secretary who was falsely accused of child abuse in a state where DynCorp ran CPS. Her secretary beat the false charges by moving her secretary across a state line to a DynCorp free CPS.

Historically, the sale of addictive drugs has been practiced by the Anglo-Jewish Empire to control occupied subjects as evidenced by the Opium wars of 1839–1842 and 1856–1860. Currently, America has been inundated with drugs ever since Israel and their friends inside the American government successfully assassinated President Kennedy and covered it up from public view. The CIA and its business partner, the Sinaloa drug cartel, has been routinely shipping 5 tons of cocaine at a time into the US. That nearly 80,000 Mexicans have been killed in drug wars over the past 5 years actually is considered to be a good thing as the people in charge seem to enjoy human sacrifice.

Bankers make a lot of money by laundering a trillion dollars a year in illegal drug sales. They are also laundering the profits for human traffickers. Aaron Lopez was one of the wealthiest Jews in colonial America. He was a slave trader who unsuccessfully sued the colony of Rhode Island for citizenship. Historical records unearthed a few years ago in Britain revealed Lopez was an agent for the Rothschilds. Jews owned 90% of the slaver ships. One neglected aspect of this trade was that rum from the more than 20 Jewish distillers plus guns were sold to Indians who killed settlers and were in turn killed.

In Israel there are hundreds of brothels at which many of the women are captive victims of the slave trade. They are forcibly given drugs and raped a dozen or more times a day. The Talmud tells Jewish men that they are not guilty of a crime if the women they repeatedly rape are not Jewish. That explains the lack of prosecutions in Israel.

In the United States bankers have stolen over 30 trillion dollars. The Talmud tells the Jews that robbing the Gentiles is allowed as soon as they get control of the government. There is abundant evidence that America is an occupied nation. Israel is permitted to assassinate our Presidents and to blow up buildings with Americans inside.

I explained to a young black woman today that Americans will not be aware that they have been robbed of 30 trillion dollars until hyperinflation cuts their wages in half over the next 16 months.


This next article explains why Israel demands we die to make it safe for their fantasies.

Zionist Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Fatal But Treatable Social Disease


If You Do Not Learn Real History, You Will Be Dead Really Soon.


This concerns the right of Israel to blow up buildings with Americans inside.

Judaica And 911 Part II


Lest you despair:

Is An American Military Coup The World’s Last, Best And Only Hope?


I would suppose the people of the world will want at that time to redress all of their grievances against the people who think they own our governments. This assumes we do not die in World War III making Israel safe for its fantasies. Or die in a plague. Or die in American concentration camps.

Author’s Notes: The first article is from a series on the Talmud.

Israel Shahak: The Laws Against Non-Jews In 2 Minutes

Listen to this interview and you will here the truth about these judges

These judges have orders to follow what the CPS workers claim even if it is not legal. These judges do not think for themselves and are so ignorant and withdrawn from what a real parent is like. If your judge has a JAG background ask for a different judge trust me on this. They take orders and the family does not mean anything, These judges will not follow the law they only answer to funding and ORDERS from above your child does not matter to these mindless abusers and we will get them fired.  COUNT ON IT (FACT)



Who is looking for Sharon Burns?

Someone googled, “Does anyone know where Sharon Burns is?”. Well, if you are looking for me, you can email me at billandsharon9@msn.com and leave your phone number, I will be more than happy to call you, whoever you are.

To the people who adopted children from CPS

Are you so entwined with the lie that CPS takes children from bad homes that you can not consider other possibilities so that the children you are raising may have the shared love of the people who so deeply miss them?  Not to take them from you but to share in the joy of watching them grow.  Here we sit being punished for a crime we did not commit paying the ultimate price that a parent can pay.  Have you not watched the news lately showing how CPS takes children from homes on a daily basis that should not be removed? Yet the possibility of our son being kidnapped from a loving home of parents who will never give up no matter what the cost is to us.

The things I write here I think about 7 days a week 24 hours a day since my beautiful little boy was so needlessly taken from his mother and I, not to mention all his siblings, we all miss him so much.  At the very least tell him that?  I miss his warm happy smile and still can’t imagine life without him.

From a man with a very heavy heart. If I was able to speak to the adoptive parents of my son who just happen to think a loving little child landed at their door and didn’t come from a loving home is just not so. My son is my world and I pray everyday just to be able to see him again smiling and happy.

William R. Burns

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Tim Donnelly is fighting for children and parents.

Listen to this video. This man is just a decent American who wants change in California. As a parent I never thought the this government would be so out of control as it is right now, If we don’t do something right now to stop these criminals in our government by getting better people into office, we won’t have this experiment called a free republic any longer. It is almost to late now.

Tim Donnelly has our support for California Governor

He has strong family values and is fighting for California parents, and our Constitutional rights.
He seems to be a man of principle and we need this so bad these days. Child Protective Services has been destroying families for funding and then filtered through the general fund into other state and county agencies.
I have been following Tim Donnelly now for some time and he has found a believer in me. Families must have more support from Government.

STOP!!! DO NOT CALL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Make sure you have the facts correct and know about the risk of calling CPS

DO NOT CALL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, if you do call CPS the chances of the child being hurt or neglected go up greatly. Out of 1570 children who died in 2011 80% of those died in foster care or adoptive care. These facts have come up the same for over 10 years that children are safer in even abusive homes than with strangers.

CPS caught on camera stealing children without cause. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is outraged.

You go Donnelly, this has been going on in most of the CPS cases and if you need any proof please call. We have been investigating CPS for 5 years and their crimes would make people outraged if they knew how many children are taken from good homes.
If a parent continues to fight for their child through all the CPS hardships and will never give up then I stake my life that they are good parents.
I have been a parent for 29 years and now CPS takes my youngest even though none of my children have ever been hurt ever and all have grown into productive adults,

Agenda 21 is here.


Child Protective Services (“CPS”) takes American children from DECENT NON-ABUSIVE PARENTS as well as some abusive ones. Out of the few children who are truly being abused and neglected, CPS purposely leaves those children in dangerous homes on purpose and those who die will be used for publicity and to campaign for more funding. CPS will continue to do this UNLESS PEOPLE WAKE UP.
Who REALLY trusts the government explicitly? No one I’ve ever met. So, WHY then does everyone seem to trust their motives when it comes to taking our children? Most of these children haven’t been hurt or neglected that is, until they enter foster care where they get sexually molested and abused, physically hurt and put on psychotropic medication, some as young as 2 years old!

When did people become so blindly programmed that government could come into our lives and take our children and not lose their lives doing so? I, on the other hand, was willing to protect my child to the end but chose not to use enough force, apparently. This is how I was raised.

I am still fighting for my child the only way I can and in doing so, I encounter thousands of parents who have lost their child due to false allegations, exaggerated allegations, falsified evidence, coercion and the lack of proper representation. This is infuriating yet so many parents don’t even stand up for their child being taken and abused by government, well at least not enough. Maybe because their OWN FAMILY does not believe them because they are programmed to believe that CPS is actually doing what they say they are doing and have NO CLUE THAT IT IS ALL A PART OF THE AGENDA.


RIVERSIDE COUNTY DPSS email addresses are predictable. Its the first name inital+lastname@riversidedpss.org. There are some variations such as for those with the same last name. For example, Jennie Pettet is the Deputy Director and for some reason she uses je rather than just her initial. (jepettet@riversidedpss.org)  Her husband, Rick Pettet, also works there and they have the same last name and that may or may not have anything to do with the variation but possibly.

Its funny, they act like they have the power of   GOVERNMENT yet their internet presence is just a .org not a .gov. I’ll find out why when I have the time, unless someone knows and wants to comment on that.

For Riverside Defense Panel Attorneys it is very similar:

first initial+last name@juvdp.com

so if MARLA MAHONEY is your attorney her email would be:


Again, they act like they are some kind of non-profit but they are a .com. Actually, the Juvenile Defense Panel is contracted by a law firm called Burns and Oblachinski who then contracts the attorneys. They are “independent contractors” yet they all share the same office and do not represent any other clients other than those involved in Juvenile Dependency Court. 

I don’t know about the judges, I would assume that they use their normal judicial email address rather than have a separate one for CPS cases.

Donnelly Calling for Audit of ALL CPS Cases in California



THE TRUTH ABOUT CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. This Documentary will scare every parent and CPS, Child Protective Services uses DRUGGING and PSYCHIATRY for huge profits. A mental health Industry out of control.

This video is about the fraud committed against the most vulnerable people in our country.  The fraud scandal that CPS has played against people just to take away their child. (Adoptive parents), foster parents, social workers, school teachers must watch this video, you will be outraged.



I hope everyone will take the time to watch this video.
Even if you don’t want to hear about these events happening now in this country it is time to listen. The time has come for the people to stand up and say NO MORE enough is enough. CPS is destroying families and this is a fact. I am not paid to tell you this, I do it because I care about what kind of world my kids live and raise their kids in.
Please watch and listen because this is the end of America if we don’t do something NOW


DISCLAIMER: This is not to anyone specific, it is to every person who has adopted a child through the child protective services adoption agency.







FINALLY, a politician who really cares about what’s going on with the system!

This video is about Tim Donnelly going after CPS. CPS is the way they are today because of the media ignoring parents begging for help asking to get this information out to the public and getting no help. Now CPS is targeting every family and the press is starting to ask questions, better late than never I guess.

I hope everyone knows how bad Dianne Feinstein is at representing the people.  She knows the things CPS does and refuses to lift one finger to help.  I can tell you this with 100 % honesty   If parents wrote me numerous letters complaining about CPS taking children falsely I would check into it but she just tells you that it is out of her “area”. . This is what shows us she could care less. I know the family is what made this country good in the past.  It can be great again but we must overhaul the people in office with people resistant to corruption.

I can’t believe politicians pretend that these crimes of CPS kidnapping children are not well known. I personalty have written hundreds of letters to every congressmen, senators, the president, FBI and many many more these people don’t want to be bothered to stick up for the family and is the most disgusting thing about our representatives. Our children are hurting because of our government. It is so refreshing to see anyone standing up for our children and families. Thank you Tim Donnelly. Please don’t stop these going after CPS these people are criminals. I have been collecting thousands of pages of falsified drug test, and so much evidence it is in your face evidence.
CPS hires trash to steal children from great homes as well as bad. The good homes don’t get their kids back because they are adoptable and make CPS look good at finding a more stable home if the child doesn’t have problems. I am not making these things up. Spend 30 minuets with me and it will change your life to how our children are treated. After CPS takes a child they will never be the same. CPS destroys families. I am not a fanatic and everything I say about CPS has documentation and proof behind it and is not rear in any way. Please help. CPS uses families for the money. The future generations will be even more destructive after CPS separating families. ANY PARENT WHO CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR THEIR CHILD SHOULD NEVER BE SEPARATED FORM THEIR CHILD. Abusive parents don’t care enough to fight for almost 5 years looking for any attorney with morals the way my wife and I still continue to fight for our son whom we love do very very much. CPS never showed 1 shred of evidence that we were abusive parents, and in the report from CPS it states My son Donnelly Keaton Burns was raised in a good home and well cared for. They still would not give him back to my wife and I.

Answers to Recent Questions

1.  An MFT is a Marriage Family Therapist. A new law passed that is going to require all social workers to have some kind of license. Rather than go back to school full time, many social workers are getting certified as an MFT which, in my opinion, is much easier. However, this “accreditation” makes them look more like some kind of  “expert” when it comes to the emotional well-being of children and to assess the parents. It doesn’t really but on paper it looks good. They have their own way of “expertly judging” people which is simply – ALL PARENTS AND FAMILIES ARE BAD. I have heard more than one social worker make this statement. Makes you wonder, do they think that they are bad parents too? Well, why don’t we start asking them? However, many social workers are actually child-less anyway.

2.  If you are looking for ways to “fight” CPS, I can assure you that they more you openly fight them the worse it will get for you. There are things that you can do however, to make it so that your case costs them more money than they want to spend. If they offer counseling, ask the counselor if you could see them more often or for a longer period of time, if you are doing substance abuse treatment, tell your counselor that you need to be drug tested more often or tell the social worker to give you a color because testing keeps you from doing drugs so the more often you test the more success your “program” will be. Make sure that you get a bus pass for everyone in your family even if you don’t need them.  Tell your attorney to appeal something after every hearing (they are always ruling something against the parents), if your children are not in counseling, ask for them to get some. You could tell the worker that you are depressed and they will refer you to mental health. Get some pills even if you don’t take them, at the third session ask to add Abilify (that is expensive stuff), again, you don’t actually have to take the medication. If the social workers aren’t giving you the case plan referrals, tell your attorney to file a contempt of court and get an ex-parte hearing on that. Once you get an understanding of all the “services” that are available to you, use your imagination. Get everything possible out of these people.

Also, look for my Hearing Audit, fill it out and send it to the OIG and the GOA (explained in the package), this will remove all their funding if they didn’t conduct the court hearings the way they are supposed to (and they never do). 

Other than that, there really isn’t any way to “beat” them. Just do what they want, try to be as patient as possible, remain calm when you speak to them, understand that they are playing games with you and since they have your kids, or could remove them at any time, they have you where they want you. I am sorry to be the one to tell you this if you don’t already know it. 

You can sue them when your case is closed. Shawn McMillan takes those cases but not until the case is closed and don’t wait more than two years from the date that the child was removed. 

3.  If your case is in Riverside County and worker or their supervisor is Angela Franklin, Sonia Correa, Ja Hari Weir, Kristine Vernier, Paul Gaines, Pam Lind, Carrie Mossiello, Lisa Mariano, Lizette Maciel, Donna Woods, or anyone from the Temecula office, you are in for a heavy dose of “screw the parents”. Just sayin’. Watch out for the “investigators” too, they will try to use the Riverside County Sheriffs to intimidate you.











Arizona Operation: Let my people GO! Exposing the Truth: Help!

donnellyjustice.me is passing the word along for our fellow advocates and friends in Arizona:

“Arizona Operation:  Let my people go!”
Citizens supportive of US federal “protective” laws for children and youths are invited to participate in “Arizona Operation:  Let my people go!”

The Hitting Stops Here! a children’s rights nonprofit national organization will be leading the kick-off of this event, Mon, May 6, 2013, during the 40th Annual Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Service, 7:30 pm, Wesley Bolin Memorial Park (between 16th & 17th Ave and Washington and Jefferson Streets); arrival time for supporters, 5: 00 pm.

Paula Flowe, Exec. Dir., The Hitting Stops Here!*, a nonprofit national organization, is lead-coordinator of this operation and can be reached at: 800.515.9216,SafeChildEnvironmentS@gmail.comwww.TheHittingStopsHere.com; (More details:  Click on Facebook and Message Board in left column.)


EXPOSE ARIZONA – THE NATION’S CAPITAL OF CORRUPT GOVERNMENT by funding and “overlooking” abuse and deaths of OUR stolen children and forever destroying families.

EXPOSE sanctioned Arizona “school corporal punishment” supported by ARS 13-403 “Justification; use of physical force.” – “….a teacher may use physical force upon the minor to maintain discipline.”

EXPOSE Arizona Legislators unconstitutional statute – ARS 21 which blocks a citizen’s right to petition a Grand Jury for redress against felonies by a corrupt government employee in violation of the Magna Carta, US Bill of Rights and the US Constitution.

EXPOSE the BIG business under Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s regime of state-sanctioned kidnappings supported by Arizona legislators through federal incentives and grants.

EXPOSE the EPIDEMIC of criminal activity by Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) destroying families through violation of the 4th amendment “unreasonable search and seizures” law, for the development of their “kidnap-for-profit” scheme.

EXPOSE the conspiracy, collusion and control of Arizona Government including:
1. Police officers unlawfully breaking into homes to seize children and youths in violation of the 4th amendment.
2. Attorney General Tom Horne’s office malicious prosecution of innocent parents.
3. Arizona judges who commit TREASON and violate both their Oath of Office and to the US Constitution when they fail to provide “due process” for innocent parents under the 5th and 14th amendments.
4. Court-appointed attorneys who violate their Oath of Office and to the US Constitution for the purpose of suppressing evidence that would otherwise prove the parent’s innocence.

*American SAFEPASS, Olelo TV Producer, Oahu, Hawaii; “America Speaks” Blog Talk Radio Show Hostess; tune in to “Arizona Operation:  Let my people go!” and “Arizona  Operation:  Let my people go! Pt 2”; show guests, Ms. Teketa Williams and Ms. Karla Johnson):  www.blogtalkradio.com/paula-flowe/2013/05/03/arizona-operation-let-my-people-go-pt-2




William Shakspear


                                     INNOCENT ACCUSED OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT

 By Ray Thomas


We accept all CPS files sent to us to help families and thank the Parents who have already done so, you are  creating change for families. If you win or lose your experience and case file will help us to build a case against CPS.

This is written for those who are innocent of child abuse. For whom no real proof exists that they are, indeed, child abusers. This report is designed to be a self-defense manual to help you resist the baying hounds of CPS and force them to abide by the law and the Constitution in dealing with you. I’ll tell you about many of the scams, schemes and cons they use to get you to give them permission to ignore your Constitutional rights, the patterns that you will find in their treatment of you and your children in their efforts to twist your every word and action to show guilt where none exists. I’ll also give you a (partial) list of the things they use to judge abuse, and some tips for your use in resisting their scams. It is hoped that if you are forewarned, you will be better able to stop them from raping you and your family the way they do about 80% of the others who are accused of child abuse.

IF YOU’RE GUILTY, STOP READING NOWBut if you’re guilty–and if you are, you know it–you might as well stop reading right here because this report will not help you avoid what is rightfully coming. No one hates a child abuser, particularly a child sexual abuser more than I do, and those who are guilty of it deserve what they get. But I still want those accused of child abuse, even the guilty, to get the same rights that are offered to murderers and other criminals, major or minor. That they be allowed to confront their accusers and be able to sue them for damages if they lie in their charges (One good description of a CPS snitch line is this: a 911 service that cannot distinguish between life-threatening crimes and littering). That child abuse, sexual or otherwise, be proved in a court of law beyond reasonable doubt before any action can be taken other than possibly the temporary removal of the children (only if there is ample evidence that abuse is actually taking place and the child is in real danger if left in the home).

And even in this case, I want the parent to have the right to an immediate hearing (and not a rubber stamp hearing to legalize kidnapping, which is how it is as this is written) to determine if the charges are real or simply the result of someone’s personal opinion, not backed up by any real evidence (with postponements kept to a minimum by court order, and no unsupervised questioning sessions allowed with the children at any time). That all questions of guilt be decided on the innocent until proven guilty standard used in all other courts, as directed by the Constitution. In short: I want the same rights granted to CPS victims as are granted to a rapist or a murderer. That’s it. No bias here in favor of the molester, as CPS would have you believe. But a definite bias in favor of everybody concerned obeying the law of the land and the Constitution.

Last, and maybe most important, I want the practice of billing the victims for the cost of foster care in cases where they’ve been proven innocent to be stopped. This practice adds insult to injury, and allows CPS to collect money for expenses incurred when they violate people’s Constitutional rights. To force victims to pay the victimizers for the cost of the victimization is an abomination. Worse yet, they’re getting laws passed in all states to create a database of deadbeat parents so they can permanently stigmatize those who refuse to pay this ransom by designating this money as legitimate child support. They even want to be able to keep such people from getting any kind of license, from driver’s licenses to professional licenses, and be able to take such licenses they do have away as well, all on the “bureaucratic designation” that they are a deadbeat parent–for refusal to pay the cost of their victimization.

HUGE UPSURGE IN FALSIFIED CHILD ABUSE REPORTS BY SOCIAL WORKERSUnder the watchwords “the best interests of the child,” 130,000 kids are taken from their parents each year by a system geared to act first and ask questions later. However, two-thirds of the 2.2 million reports of child maltreatment turned out to be unfounded. And of the substantiated reports, only 15 percent involved any serious risk to the child’s safety, according to Douglas Besharov, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and first director of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. “It’s this 15 percent,” he concluded, “that need the kind of intervention the Krachts received but Lisa Steinberg didn’t: immediate removal from the home. [The Krachts represent a well-documented case of false accusation of child abuse and Lisa Steinberg was killed when she was not removed from the home. -RT] An atmosphere of well-justified concern for maltreated children has bred a monster that can traumatize both parents and kids, trampling their rights to a parent-child relationship.”

Dan Zegart wrote this in 1989, in an article in Ms. Magazine. But the figures are much higher today, mostly because of the incessant drumbeat of stories in the press instigated by power seekers in our government who wish to use the children in their quest to dominate the rest of us. People today are more aware than ever of just how easy it is to “lead Child Protective Services around by the nose” in falsely reporting child abuse. All it takes is an anonymous call to one of their many snitch lines to set the (CPS) hounds baying after both innocent and guilty people, and they don’t bother to make a distinction, in most cases. “If you’re reported, you must be guilty” in their lexicon. Prosecutors use child abuse cases as an easy route to higher office, since it’s much easier to convict someone of child abuse than of murder.The “standards of proof” are much lower. And they can easily trump up charges against their critics, since all it takes is the charge for CPS to start “baying after them.”


Child abuse has in recent years taken on a witch hunt atmosphere wherein all it takes is a simple anonymous telephone report to start the nightmare, both for innocent parents and their children. Good Samaritan laws (for the most part) completely protect everybody from retaliation even if they lied in their report for an ulterior motive. The same laws force health and child care professionals (anyone who deals regularly with children professionally) to report any suspicion of abuse to the children in their care. If they don’t, they face penalties which could range from reprimand to the loss of their license and financial ruin, even charges being filed against them. Even the children know how easy it is to nullify their parents by charging them with child abuse. They’re taught that in school. But what they don’t know is what such charges are going to mean for themselves, when they’re ripped from their families and placed in foster care where, figures prove, they are much more apt to be abused.

ANTI-FAMILY BIAS I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW CPS WANTS AND INTENDS TO SEPARATE AS MANY FAMILIES AS THEY CAN. DO NOT LISTEN TO CPS CALL THE FBI FIRST THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO STEAL YOUR CHILDREN THEY SIT IN THE OFFICE AND LAUGH AT YOUR PAIN I HAVE WITNESSED THIS. CALL THE FBI UNTIL WE GET CHANGE OVER AND OVER.  AS GOD IS MY WITNESS THIS IS ON PURPOSE.THESE PEOPLE ARE ANGRY MONSTERS AND MUST BE FIRED There is a well-documented anti-family bias in the child protection industry and when CPS workers go after you, you are deemed guilty as soon as you’re reported. Never mind the proof. The fact that 60%-80% of child abuse charges today are unsubstantiated seems to be lost on them. They think they’re right, and they won’t hear otherwise.

Here I must say that I don’t believe every child protection worker to be a monster. There are many well-meaning, but unfortunately ill-trained individuals there who really want to do good. Unfortunately, they, themselves, have been brainwashed into believing that all parents are potential child-abusers and that they do not harm the children (they do) by taking them from the home. A large percentage of them however, are paranoid, and see sex offenders under every bed (or on top). Many are in the business only because they were themselves in the foster care system and many were abused there. They see a child sex offender in a man who changes his daughter’s diapers and while doing so, touches her privates. They see an abuser with every whack on the backside. Those people are sick.


“It’s time we started to recognize the self-serving nature of the various abuse crusades that get launched with ever-increasing regularity by that coalition of groups in our society: social workers, therapists, the media, the courts, the shelters, etc., which make their livings by exploiting, and oftentimes creating, family pathology.” This is a quote from Fidelity, February, 1985, page 33, on the “cottage industry” that has sprung up around child abuse, whose very reason for being is to make the problem more severe so as to enhance their bottom line at the expense of the family. The article further said: “It’s time to stop the funding of parasites who make their living by creating problems for themselves to solve. Those professionals who would become surrogate parents in the name of concern for the children do nothing more than guarantee future business for the therapeutic state. By attacking the family they create, willingly or not, a nation of patients ready to seek them out for treatment (And if CPS has its way, are forced to seek them out for treatment.).”


The federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 requires that reasonable efforts be made to keep families together and that only children in real danger of maltreatment be placed in foster care. But, according to Mary Lee Allen, director of child welfare and mental health for the Children’s Defense Fund, there is considerable gap between theory and practice. In other words, they tell you they’re interested in keeping the kids at home, but are much more quick to take them than to leave them at home in almost all cases, because that’s where the money–and the power–is.and they are trained to believe family is the abusers and as ex foster kids that is easy to believe after CPS made sure their childhood was hell and all blamed on the parents they were stolen from. If you don’t think this is a conspiracy keep reading.


It has become a common theme for a spouse to accuse the other spouse of child abuse or child sexual abuse in order to gain an advantage in a divorce case. In fact, attorneys routinely advise them to do so, true or not. And this is not just in contested divorces. In many cases, both spouses are accusing each other of child abuse. In most cases it’s: “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do,” because once the CPS thugs get their hands on the kids, they just don’t want to give them up. They use every lying, deceitful trick in the book to keep them. They’ve been known, in many cases, to push for adoption for the children, even in cases where abuse cannot be proven. Neither parent then has any rights, even the one whose lies got it all started. False child abuse charges have become a valuable tool to be used in other conflicts as well, such as landlord-tenant disputes and even in auto accidents. It has become known as an easy way to hurt your opponent without cost to yourself and follows this same tactic to kidnap your kids. CPS willingly hurts them for you and you are completely protected from any but unlawful retaliation. I predict it will become a useful tool in many other areas in the future, too. Government has figured out how to destroy the family and according to government documents. (The Family is the number one threat to Government) this is insane but was the Bush agenda called agenda 21 and gave CPS a new lease on life to use the family for funding.

Think about all the insane things CPS does and the crazy arguments these workers come up with.  Why would anyone want to hurt the family?  This is the way they are trained and after being raised to believe family is bad in foster care, these people are like robots not even knowing what they are doing is wrong.

Another common theme is for CPS people to come in on a case where the parents have found evidence that someone else has abused one or more of their children, and they immediately accuse the parents.Then they proceed as if the parents were guilty. One famous story involved a couple whose child was the subject of flashing by a man who broke into her bedroom. CPS charged the father with it. They demanded he leave the home before the child could be returned, even though they couldn’t make a case in court. They were ready to go for revocation of parental authority in preparation to put the child up for adoption when the father caught the man breaking into the same window and apprehended him. The man was convicted of being the perpetrator both times. CPS was unmoved. They continued their quest until the judge ordered the child returned. Then they attempted to collect money for foster care.


Subjectivism insists that there are no absolutes, while Objectivism insists that there are. The hilarious thing about it is that both are making statemets of an absolute when they insist on their opposing philosophies. This doesn’t hurt the Objectivists, because they not only admit the existence of absolutes, it is a basic part of their philosophy. But the fact that the subjectivists’ very statement of principles negates not only their statement, but their entire philosophy as well, infuriates them, since their philosophy is a simple mechanism which, if accepted, relieves them of all responsibility and allows them to decide for themselves what laws mean. This gives them a lot of power and that’s what they want. Subjectivism is a philosophy most bureaucrats adhere to (whether they know it or not) because it’s a valuable tool for them.

Child abuse laws tend to be subjective because that gives the CPS workers license to decide for themselves just what constitutes abuse in all cases. That means they can make a dirty sock on the floor, or even the fact that a parent is a smoker into a full-blown abuse case at their whim. The courts back them up because the standard of evidence allowed in family court is not the same as in criminal court. In criminal court, the accused must be proven guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt. In family court, the standard is simply by a preponderance of evidence. Hearsay evidence, the subjective judgement and the opinion of the CPS people are given much more weight than that of the defendant. The cards, in other words, are well and truly stacked in favor of CPS.


If they can’t prove you’re guilty and if the court acquits you of abuse, their opinion is this: “Just because we couldn’t prove it does not make you innocent. This `not guilty’ verdict only means we couldn’t come up with enough evidence to prove your guilt.” In other words, you have been guilty since they first accused you, because they accused you, and even though the court has not convicted you, you are still guilty. You just can’t win with these people.


Every bureaucracy has patterns in their operations. If you can figure out what these patterns are, you’re a lot closer to beating them than if you’re ignorant of them. Let’s look at some of the patterns used by child protective services workers:

  • They’ll twist everything you say or do to indicate your guilt: If you refuse to let them in without a warrant, you’ve got something to hide. If you insist on your Constitutional rights, that’s an indication of guilt. If you refuse to say anything without your lawyer present, that’s another indication of guilt. In fact, just about anything you can do or say indicates your guilt in their minds. That’s a major pattern. The judge may not buy it, but then, he might. They often do. Many buy it because they’re expected to buy it.
  • You’re guilty: We’ve already noted one of their patterns. You’re automatically guilty if they or someone else accuses you. Anything you do from that point on is evidence of guilt. They go in with a bias, since they are taught that every parent is a potential child abuser. Then it’s just a short step to do whatever they have to do to establish the parent’s guilt, including intimidation, lies, deceit, and even violation of their Constitutional rights.
  • Your protestations of innocence are an indication of guilt: When you’re accused of anything, your first inclination is to claim your innocence. This is human nature, and in real life, has nothing to do with your guilt or innocence. But with CPS workers, the very fact that you protest your innocence is, to them, evidence of your guilt. This is one of the basic things they’re taught when they are training to become CPS workers. They’ve even got a clinical-sounding term for it: you’re “in denial.”
  • Anger is an indication of guilt: If you get angry when they accuse you, that’s an indication of guilt. Never mind that accusations such as this would make a monk angry. Never mind that their supercilious, officious attitude is guaranteed to make you angry even if you’re innocent. To get angry means, to them, you’re guilty.
  • Threaten to throw them out if they don’t leave and you’re guilty: Many times, they intimidate their way into your home or just con their way in. Then, when they make it evident that they’re collecting evidence of your guilt, and you ask them to leave, they insist that your request itself is an indication of guilt and make no effort to leave. Then when you order them out, and tell them that if they don’t leave, you’ll throw them out, it goes in their report. Now you’re marked down as “potentially violent.” Don’t threaten. Just tell them to leave and don’t say another word even if they try to get you to talk. Silence is one of the most powerful pressures there is, and it is non-violent. An attitude of standing still with your arms folded might help.
  • Intimidation in place of a warrant: In most cases, the fact that they have no warrant, and are bound by the same Constitutional restrictions as are police means nothing to them. They are trained to use every con and scam there is to gain entry to your home without it. Once in, they use just about anything they see as evidence of child abuse. If there are dirty dishes in the sink, or if the child has a skinned knee from a normal childhood fall, you’re an abuser. Anything they see can be twisted into “evidence of abuse,” and they’re well trained to do the twisting. The list of things that can be used to establish child abuse is long, and completely subjective (see above for definition of subjective). They can twist just about anything to prove abuse to the point where they can snatch your kids and force you to ransom them by your actions, and with your money.
  • Lies and deceit: They think nothing of telling you lies to gain entry into your home, and of using intimidation to convince you to sign papers that allow them to do things that the Constitution prevents. Once you’ve signed those papers, you’ve given up those rights. Never sign papers they demand you sign, even if they tell you that you must, without advice from (your own) attorney. And don’t let them recommend an attorney. Never believe anything a CPS worker tells you because they’re probably lying. They’re trained to lie in order to get around Constitutional restrictions. It’s a sorry thing to have to say, but it’s true. And it’s something basic that you must remember in order to deal with them.
  • They impose their own values on their “clients”: In one case of which I have personal knowledge, the father attempted to deal with a tantrum during a supervised visit by ignoring the child and letting him cry. The social worker jumped in and told him he should cuddle the child. The fact that he refused to do so was put in his file and used against him later. That the foster parent agreed with the father didn’t seem to make any difference.
  • Demands that you or your children undergo counseling: One of their best-known cons, and the most lucrative for all involved, is to force people accused (not convicted) of child abuse to undergo “counseling” as a means to get the charges dropped. They also demand you sign papers allowing them to put your children through counseling (“to help straighten out this situation, don’tcha know?”) Don’t buy it. The counseling sessions are little more than “star-chamber” questioning sessions to get the kids to say something–anything–against you, while getting you (or the government) to pay the bill. Many of their counselors have few, if any clients other than those referred by CPS agencies, and they know which side of their bread carries the butter. Counseling parents and children in child abuse cases is a lucrative cottage industry (One “patient” can be worth $10,000 to a “counselor” if they find abuse. If they find the wrong way they’ll be taken off the list). Some even kick back part of their fees to workers who refer a lot of business their way. [It’s a way for the worker to make some money, right? -RT]
  • Intensive (star-chamber) long-term questioning of children: They have undisputed custody of your children after they snatch them from you, and you don’t know what they’re doing to them. You can’t even ask. In most cases, they take them regularly to sessions where they constantly subject them to questioning. They call it “counseling.” They ask questions such as: When your daddy put his hand on your penis (or vagina), did he rub it? Did it feel good? (It’s like a salesman’s closing question: any answer indicates your guilt.) Children just aren’t prepared to resist such expert questioning, and will eventually give an answer that can be used against the parent. These are questions small children shouldn’t even be aware of, let alone be asked by strangers. They describe sex acts the kids had never even heard of, and teach them to be sexually aware. (Never mind that a child being sexually aware is an indication of child abuse. Just who is abusing them, anyway?). They take them to hospitals and clinics and subject these frightened, impressionable children to strip-searches in order to humiliate and frighten them further. Where actual sexual abuse is practiced upon them (in one case a female doctor proudly described the fact that she actually stuck her finger into a child’s vagina and asked if the suspect put his in this far).In some cases, they subject them to “medical procedures” such as penile plethysmography, in which penis-shaped sensors are inserted into the girl’s vagina or a ring is placed around a boy’s penis while showing them government-created pornography. This is done to “learn what turns them on” [See my Comprehensive Report, “Target: Your Children” for more complete information on this, or the book, “Out of Control: Who is Watching Our Child Protection Agencies?” By Brenda Scott, available from most VOCAL groups or can be ordered by most bookstores -RT]. They continue this for months, even years, suggesting things that you might have done to them time after time, until finally the kids wear down and start telling them what they think they want to hear, just to make it stop. Then they immediately videotape the child saying those things and use it in court, in an attempt to bring criminal charges against the parent. Sometimes they just “testify” to what the child has supposedlysaid and the courts routinely admit this hearsay “testimony.”They tell them such things as: “If you say they did something to you, they’ll get off a lot easier. They’ll just have to take a few parenting classes, and you can go home. But if you don’t, they may have to go to jail for a long time and you won’t ever be able to go home.” If you were an impressionable young child, told something like this by an all-powerful government agent, what would you do? Remain silent while your parents go to jail or make something up to make it easier on them? When they question the parents, they tell them things like: “If you admit your guilt, you’ll get your child back immediately and you’ll only have to go to a few parenting classes. But if you stick to your story, you could lose her for 6 months, or permanently.” (Women’s Day, May 6, 1986, page 42)
  • Strip-search the child: These strip searches are outside of those done in the clinical atmosphere when someone is accused. In these, they come to the child’s school, without parent’s knowledge or consent. They strip and fondle these small, frightened children by force, and ask them sexual questions. Their excuse here is that they are searching for signs of sexual or child abuse (without any kind of probable cause, they go on a fishing expedition.) But part of the reason for doing this is to subject the child to the indignity of such a search, and the attendant manipulation of their genitals, as part of the breaking them down process to get them to accuse their parents. In some places this gets them (CPS) in trouble. In others, not: such as the Texas case in which a judge ruled that “when you drop your kids off at school, you give up all rights to control what happens to them there.” This judge is obviously constitutionally ignorant, and dangerous. There’s another reason why some workers do this: some of them are latent pedophiles themselves. What better way to get to fondle children’s genitals, or watch while someone else does so, (without worrying about criminal charges) than to be the one who would file those charges in the first place?
  • Use an existing medical problem to prove abuse: In the Robin and Bob Johnson case in 1985, (Woman’s Day, May 6, 1986, page 30) they forced their way into the Johnson’s house without a warrant and took the child based on a single report by a physician in a hospital (who was afraid that if he didn’t report it, he would be in trouble, but who would be protected from all [legal] repercussions [by the “Good Samaritan” Laws -RT] if he did) that the child had a vaginal discharge due to Gardnerella vaginalis, which he thought could be sexually transmitted. The county’s special doctor (who earned $10,000.00 a month or more doing such work for the county) agreed, and further said he found that the girl had a dilated hymeneal ring.A second lab found otherwise. That it was not Gardnerella vaginalis, but in fact was Hemophilia influenza, a common bacterium for which there is no evidence of sexual transmission. (The original lab was already under suspicion for sloppy lab practices, and their findings should not be given the weight of evidence, especially in the light of the other findings.) In addition, five other physicians disagreed with the county-paid doctor’s dilated hymeneal ring finding. In spite of this evidence, CPS pursued the Johnson case to the bitter end. Even when ordered to return the children by the court, they dragged their feet and even then kept the Johnsons listed in the state child abuser database.
  • Use plea bargain offers to get people to testify against each other and plead guilty even when they’re innocent: In the Jordan, Minnesota sex ring case, (Fidelity, February, 1985, page 30) which was, as usual, based solely on the unsupported word of children who had been questioned over long periods of time, defendant Robert Bentz said that after significantly increasing the number of (unprovable) charges against him, prosecutor Kathleen Morris offered to dismiss most of them and reduce his possible forty-year prison sentence to ten. Then no jail, just treatment, then all charges dropped if he and his wife would just testify against others in the case. At that time, all they had was the unsupported word of intimidated children, and they needed some adult testimony. Extorting it from others who are under false charges is their way of getting it.
  • Retaliate by billing successful former victims for foster care costs: When you win, you’re still not home free because they commonly bill their victims for the cost of their victimization. This allows them to thumb their noses at those who have beaten them. (See deadbeat parent laws, elsewhere in this report.)
  • Trump-up charges against their critics: Woe unto you if you dare to criticize what they’re doing in any way. They’ll find something to charge you with, even if they can’t prove it. Such charges have a way of discrediting people who are hurting their cause so they’re common. I expect them to trump up some charges against me one of these days, because I intend to severely hurt their cause. I hope they do so I can hurt it some more.


Child Protection authorities go out of their way to stop parents from punishing their children in any effective way, then they make laws punishing the parents when those children get into trouble. The children learn quickly, too. In many cases, children who report child abuse are doing so in order to flout parental authority. In the Paul and Jenny Kracht case (Ms. Magazine, June, 1989, page 78), the child who made the charge had warned his father on several occasions that if he made him go to school, he’d be sorry. Well, he’s sorry now. And so is his son, who didn’t know what kind of a buzzsaw he was turning loose on his family

 Part 2


Figures now show that children are much more liable to be abused, physically and sexually, in foster homes than in their own homes. Many (not all) foster parents are just in it for the money, since each child is worth $300 to $400 or more a month to them. In many cases, foster care is what makes the difference for the foster parents between paying the rent or not. Between having enough food on the table or going hungry. Some are really making a lot of money (some foster parents make thousands of dollars a month while “caring for” large numbers of children). And the zeal the CPS workers show in investigating real parents is not shown when investigating new foster parents. Nor do they show the same amount of zeal in investigating reports of abuse in foster homes as they do in the children’s’ real family (probably because the foster home is part of the system).Don’t mistake what I’m saying here. I’m not trying to say that all foster parents are abusers. Not at all. Most are good people. But there are too many who either abuse the children themselves, or allow other children in the foster home to do so. It is a problem that CPS does not, under any circumstances, want to confront because it destroys their entire thesis that children are safer in foster care. If children can be abused in foster care and are even more liable to be, then what’s the point in putting them there?

END THE WITCH HUNTIn his special report in Ms. Magazine in June, 1989, writer Dan Zegart noted this: “Many parents compare the experience of being falsely accused of child abuse — the lack of legal safeguards, the terrible stigma of the accusation — to a witch hunt. In the real witch trials of seventeenth-century Salem, the little girls making accusations were finally silenced when they began to ensnare prominent citizens of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, including Lady Phips, wife of the governor. In The Devil in Massachusetts, Marion Starkey wrote that in the final stages of witch-hunt fever “no degree of eminence ensured one against accusation.” Similarly, the child welfare system may defy reform as long as only the poor suffer. It may well be that the entanglement of increasing numbers of the more visible and vocal middle class (who can afford lawyers and private detectives) in the web of the system will finally bring a change, which could account for the rise of Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL) and other such organizations in the United States. Indeed, there are every day new organizations and Internet Discussion Lists popping up to oppose them. Figures show that early on, most victims of child abuse laws were, indeed, the poor. But they also show that more and more they include the middle class and even the rich. People who aren’t so easily intimidated by bureaucrats and many of whom have not only the will, but the money to cause these depredations to come to a stop (for themselves, at least).

HOW TO BEAT THEMI know it seems as if they have all the laws on their side, and it is fruitless to try to beat them. But that’s wrong. Whether or not they accept it, CPS workers are subject to the same Constitutional limitations as the rest of us. That’s why they rely on intimidation, lies, and conditioning to get around that. If they could really flout the Constitution, they’d just do it — without attempting to intimidate you into signing permission for them to do what they do. So let’s look at ways and means to force them to abide by the Constitutional limitations just as police must do in confronting a rapist or a murderer, simply by forearming you to resist their intimidation:

  1. Live an exemplary life: The first, and most important thing to do to keep CPS out of your life is very simple: don’t give them a real reason to accuse you of child abuse. Treat your children with dignity and fairness. If you use corporal punishment, don’t ever do it in anger, and certainly not in public. Under all circumstances, don’t overdo it. And for heaven’s sake don’t tell a social worker you use it because they think even something as innocuous as a swat on the bottom is child abuse. Instill good values in your children Then when they begin to grow up, allow them to make their own decisions in many cases where other parents would tighten down in an effort to keep them safe. At some point, you must let go, and it should be after teaching them, by example, the proper values — values that you use to guide your life, not those prejudicial values social workers insist upon foisting on their charges.
  2. Don’t ask the government, welfare department, or CPS for help: Even if you have to work somewhere for minimum wage. Whenever you make yourself dependent upon the government, the government extracts a price: your obedience to their increased control over what you may do, both with respect to yourself, but in this case more importantly, over what you may do with respect to your children. A Rainbow Coalition (Jesse Jackson) promotion recently pushed books that told you how to tap into just about every imaginable government “giveaway” program so Uncle Sam would give you food stamps, and even pay for your home. They’ve even come up with a program to have the government pay for two years of college. But when you look at these programs, you’ll soon see the price. When you sign up you’ll soon pay it. If you sign up for any of these programs, part of what you’re signing is to give them permission to come into your home and spy on you to see if you are abusing your children. A social worker on a mission can find child abuse anywhere under the subjective definitions in the law. Don’t let them in. Don’t sign up.
  3. Avoid Parents As Teachers (PAT) or its clones like the plague: Most states have programs like the PAT program (under the federal government’s Goals 2000 scam) that claim to screen potentially disadvantaged children so as to offer assistance to assure that they will have the same opportunity to succeed as their wealthier classmates (the old class envy con again). This may sound good, but if you examine it, you’ll find it’s just one more invasive device used by the looters in government to get you to sign up and give permission for them to snoop in your home, looking for evidence of child abuse. A home visitor, sometimes called a parent educator, but who may be called just about anything under the clone operations, comes to your home frequently, ostensibly to help the family apply for government assistance (the carrot) they may need. While there they tell them what kind of punishment is allowed to be used on the children (the stick). They also continuously inspect the home and the children’s environment for evidence of child abuse. And be assured, when they find something, like a dirty sock on the floor, or a scraped knee on your child, they’ll bring charges. That’s what they’re there for. They receive extensive training in how to “recognize possibilities” (their term for finding abuse) and ways to subtly question you and your defenseless children to learn things that are none of their business. They’re looking for child abuse. That’s their mission. And they mostly find it, even if they have to twist things to create it.Naturally, they insist (even though they can’t enforce it) that your children attend public schools, rather than private, so they can more easily monitor them. In some states, all participating children are listed in their computers as being at risk, which gives CPS workers ready access to them at all times. If they find your child to have behavior problems, (by their subjective definition) they’ll recommend medical and/or psychiatric treatment, and give you a list of CPS approved practitioners (the rope). Never choose from this list. They’re biased toward abuse. If you refuse to accept their recommendations, they can, and will, take your children from you and accuse you of child abuse. Let your attorney advise you. They discourage you from getting outside opinions or consulting an attorney (which is why you should be sure to do so). Don’t allow them in your home.

RISK FACTORSSome of the “risk factors” they use to snag their victims are these:

  • Illness or handicapping condition at birth: (subjective) they define it;
  • Signs of “failure to thrive”: (this is the catch-all under which they rope in most of their victims);
  • Delay in any area of development: (very subjective);
  • Parent’s inability to cope with a child’s inappropriate behavior: (subjective again: what is inappropriate and what constitutes inability to cope?);
  • Low functioning parent, due to limited ability or illness: (blindness and/or deafness has been used);
  • Parent’s inability to connect with, or relate to the child: (subjective: what is relating?);
  • Overindulgence: spoiling the child (this is abuse?) and underindulgence: not giving the child enough love: (again subjective: what is enough love?);
  • Low level of verbal response with the child: (what does this mean?);
  • Negative or hostile behavior toward child: (well, some of them should be real);
  • Undue stress that adversely affects family functioning: (subjective: what is undue stress and what constitutes adversely affecting family functioning? For that matter, what is family functioning? Who gets to define these terms?);
  • Indication of child abuse: ( Subjective: what is the definition of that? Who defines it?);
  • Other: (leaving open the definition for a multitude of CPS sins).

Don’t let them intimidate you into participating in this scam. There is no law (yet) forcing you to do so, no matter what they tell you. In fact, you ought to become active in exposing this scam to as many people as possible.

If you wish to teach your children yourself (home schooling is still legal, although it does make you a target), you should contact the Home School Legal Defense Association, Box 159, Paeonian Springs, VA 22129. They can help a lot in both preparing you for resistance, and in defending you if CPS tries to go after you. The looters hate home schooling because it takes children out of the public schools, which they control, and returns that control to their parents. Control of the child and what they are allowed to teach them is the purpose oF the entire charade of “protecting the children.”

SYMPTOMS OF CHILD ABUSEThere are any number of “symptoms of child abuse,” and most of them are, as expected, subjective, leaving the power to decide what is child abuse in the uncontrolled hands of the worker. Each state has a different list that includes most of the ones I will list here, although some don’t use some of them, and others have some I’ve not listed:

  • Chronically unkempt appearance — or overly neat appearance: (As usual, you can’t win with these people. Damned if you do, and damned if you don’t);
  • Child is too loud or talkative — or is too shy: (Same comment as above);
  • Low self-esteem — or agressive behavior: (Do you see a pattern developing here? You just can’t win);
  • Reluctance to participate in sports: (I didn’t participate in sports when I was a child because I was bored by them. Still am. How does that make me abused?);
  • Any fractures, burns, bruises, cuts, welts, or bite marks: (Never mind that growing up is a dangerous thing to do. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a child who didn’t naturally collect all of the above in his or her natural playtime without help from adults. But this is still used as an “unerring symptom” that child abuse is present);
  • Sexual knowledge or acting out above child’s maturity level: (Makes you wonder when they exhibit increased sexual knowledge and act above their maturity level after being questioned for months, even years, by CPS, or even during a CPS school strip session, doesn’t it? Again I ask: Just who is abusing these children? It’s interesting to note that I learned most of what I knew at that time about sex in school, and it wasn’t from the teachers. So why does it have to be a symptom of child abuse, all by itself?);
  • Pain or itching, bleeding or bruises in or around genitals: (This is something that should always be checked out because it could really be a symptom of child abuse. But CPS workers routinely assume abuse when such things are present, without considering the fact that there are many clinical conditions that can also create them);
  • Constant hunger or fatigue: (Which could be abuse, or it may be an economic or medical problem caused by poverty. Since the vast majority of their victims are in poverty, it’s not surprising they see a lot of this);
  • Lack of supervision: (This one is real. If young children are found to be left alone for long periods, something should definitely be done, although not necessarily immediate removal of the children. Unfortunately, CPS officials will come down on you like a ton of bricks at the slightest suggestion of this, and without waiting for proof. And never leave your children alone in a car, even for a few seconds. This is one of their favorite reasons for snatching your children);
  • Delayed physical, emotional, or intellectual behavior: (Again, this is a very subjective judgement. All children don’t develop on the same schedule, and there are often clinical reasons for them to suffer from delayed development. This should be investigated, but is not necessarily an indication that the children are in immediate danger, nor is it a reason for immediate removal from the home. Unfortunately, CPS uses it that way);
  • Chronic lateness on the part of the parent: (This one is a bit much. What is chronic? One time? Two? Who defines chronic?);
  • Chronic health problems, failure to promptly repair broken or outdated glasses, failure to promptly meet the dental needs of the child: (Again, a problem of economics in many cases, not of abuse. When abuse is actually proven, action should definitely be taken. But what action? CPS is usually too quick to take punitive action without looking at the economics of the situation);
  • Illness or death of a parent: Their claim here is that the surviving parent may become physically or sexually abusive as a result of the stress. What they routinely ignore is that most often it doesn’t happen. This is punishing people for what MIGHT happen);
  • Family keeps to itself and doesn’t participate in the community: (Oh, please! Wanting to keep to yourself now constitutes child abuse? Guess I’ve been an abuser all my life then, because I’m that way. But none of my children were ever abused. Furthermore, I’ve never even been suspected of abuse, even though I lost two children to CPS thirty years or so ago after they failed to convict my former wife of abuse. This particular symptom is not only subjective, it is stupid, and it’s beyond belief that someone should actually take it seriously. All it represents is society’s way to penalize people for not doing it their way.);
  • Presence of a stepfather: (Again, I was a stepfather to many children, and not one of them was ever abused. By the way: what’s the difference between a stepfather and a foster father, anyway?)
  • An untidy house: (Many people aren’t good housekeepers. Naturally, an extreme case of lousy housekeeping, resulting in a health hazard, should be investigated. But again, CPS uses such a minor thing as a sock on the floor or some dishes in the sink in an otherwise generally clean and neat home to trigger their abuse charges);
  • Pulling a child out of school to teach them at home: (Home schooling is still legal in this country, and may be the only way left to keep your kids from being taught values in direct opposition to those you live by, and which you want to teach to your children. But they want all children to go to public school so they can monitor them, and at the same time condition them. So home schooling is, to them, without any basis in legality, a symptom of child abuse);
  • Sleeping in a parent’s bed: (CPS workers are probably the most filthy-minded people in the word because they use any instance of a child sleeping in a parent’s bed as evidence of sexual abuse. Never mind that children often ask to sleep with parents after a nightmare, and no sexual intent is even thought of by the parent, just by CPS.)

WHEN THEY COME AFTER YOUWhen the Child Protective Service comes to your door, take it seriously. Never think that it can’t happen to you because you’re a good parent. It can, and has happened to millions of good parents. Being a good parent is an aberration to a CPS agent. They’re taught that all parents are “potential” child abusers and that if any of the symptoms are present, it’s better to “err on the side of caution” and take the children. They’re also taught to do anything, say anything, lie, con, and swindle to get into the house to question the children and the parents.

  1. Be polite, even if you’re incensed: Their insufferable, insidious, condescending attitude will make you angry. It is designed to do so to allow them to write in their report: “Subject exhibits latent violence and is uncooperative.” Strike one. That’s part of the scam.
  2. Don’t allow them into your home without a proper warrant: They will lie, intimidate, and attempt to con their way into your home, but don’t allow it. Unless they have a properly issued warrant, signed by a judge, based on sworn testimony by a named person, they have no right to enter your home — unless they can pony up a possible danger to the child. Be polite while refusing entry. There’s nothing a CPS worker likes more than for you to show anger and, especially, curse them. They are usually accompanied by policemen, some of whom will push their way in. If this happens, you may sue each person involved personally (police officers and all authority figures are personally liable for damages when they exceed their lawful authority and exceeding their authority is not protected by the Good Samaritan laws) not for charging you, but for forcing their way in. Don’t get beat up trying top stop them in this case. Sue them later. You can probably use the money.Remember, case law has held that if you invite them into your home, you give up your right to be safe from search and seizure. Don’t let them in! Make them force it.
  3. Don’t sign anything: They will try to get you to sign papers, “just to get this sorted out, don’tcha know,” but don’t fall into their trap. The only reason for you to have to sign anything is for you to sign away your rights. Politely refuse to sign anything until your attorney has seen it and advises you to do so. And suspect your attorney’s advice if CPS recommended him.
  4. Don’t answer any questions without (your) lawyer being present: CPS workers will take this as an indication of guilt, but that’s OK. They twist everything you do or say into an indication of guilt in their minds. But if you allow them to ask you questions without a lawyer present, you’ve given up your right to remain silent.
  5. Do allow them to see the children through the window to assure them they’re OK: To reduce the possibility that they’ll testify that you kept them from seeing the children because they were abused, bring the children to a front window and let them see them.
  6. Do take the children to your own doctor as soon as possible: The next thing to do is take the children to your own doctor and have them examined to show that no abuse, sexual or otherwise, has occurred. Then have the doctor write a report on his findings and give a copy of it to CPS. If they have decided to charge you anyway, they will reject it and insist on their own examination, which, once they have taken the children they may do, and you can’t stop it. But your original doctor’s examination can be an effective counterpoint if their doctor says abuse has occurred, which they often do. They know who pays them for the right finding.
  7. Don’t believe anything they tell you: CPS workers are trained in all the best ways to con and scam you into doing what they want you to do. They’re experts at it. Their training spends a lot more time on this than it does on what actually constitutes child abuse. They’re subjected to months, even years of conditioning and brainwashing themselves, disguised as training. Many are not even aware they’re running a con on you. They think what they do is necessary to get child abusers off the street. Many are good people who really do care about the welfare of the children. It is the people in charge who have the ulterior motive to take complete control over your children for their nefarious purposes. But the result is the same. They lie.
  8. Don’t allow unsupervised interviews with the children: Unsupervised interviews with your children are little more than conditioning sessions where CPS workers and their captive counselors use questioning methods that would not be allowed to be used against a murderer, much less against a frightened and impressionable child. Your children just aren’t prepared to withstand such leading questioning, which is designed to get something on you. They con them into believing that you’re already in big trouble, and you can be saved if the children will just say you did something so they can go home. After children have been taken, there’s nothing you can do to stop these unsupervised interviews that will take place over a period of months, even years, until your children may finally break down and tell them what they want to hear, just to make it stop. But if you stop them from doing it in the beginning, there is a chance that charges will never be filed and they will not be taken from you.
  9. Don’t allow them to physically examine the child without your presence, or your lawyer’s presence: Never allow them uncontrolled access to your children as long as they are in your custody. If a court orders a physical examination (while you still have custody), insist on either being present yourself, or have your attorney present to protect your, and your children’s interests (they won’t be able to put their finger into your child’s vagina to illustrate what they want her to say). In addition, you should try to videotape all sessions or get a court order forcing them to do so, with copies to be available to you.
  10. Don’t allow them to come to your home later for an interview: Allowing them to enter later also forfeits your right to be safe from search and seizure. And you can be sure that a sharp-eyed CPS worker will be able to find something they can twist to incriminate you. If interviews are required, insist that they be at the CPS office, or better still, at your attorney’s office (that way they can’t just take them while you’re there).
  11. Tape record all conversations with CPS workers and others involved: To keep an accurate record of events, plus to have proof of any threats made by CPS workers or counselors, always tape record all conversations with them, either in person or by phone (there’s an inexpensive attachment for your phone available at any electronics store, or Radio Shack). Some states restrict your right to tape conversations, so check your state laws. In states that allow secret taping if one of the parties to the tape knows, you can either let them know they’re being taped, or not, at your wish. But in states where notification is required, you should place the tape recorder in full view in personal interviews, and make it a point to advise them they’re being taped at the beginning of every phone call. In this day and age, where there’s almost a videotape camera in every home, videotapes of proceedings can also help. Make a record. Then they can’t deny their violation of your rights (Personally, I would make sure they knew they were being taped, even if the law doesn’t require it).
  12. Keep a journal: The same applies to keeping a journal. If you keep a detailed chronological (day-to-day) journal of events, showing dates, times, quotes, reference to audiotapes and videotapes, etc., they won’t be able to get away with lying when they say they notified you of a hearing when they didn’t (one of their favorite ploys, and the one that beat me 30 years ago). The very existence of such a journal (and you should definitely let them know you’re keeping it) will tend to keep them somewhat more honest, or at least make it more difficult for them to scam you.
  13. Never accept a plea bargain if you’re innocent: One of their basic patterns is to pile charge upon charge, knowing they can’t make most of them stick, including the ones they hope will stick, so they can tell you all about all the long years you will spend in prison if you don’t accept the plea bargain they’re offering you. You’re sitting there facing maybe 50 years in prison and they’re offering you little or no time if you just confess. It’s a tired old con, people. If they had any kind of a strong case, you’d never see them until it was court time. I don’t care how good their plea bargain sounds, if you’re innocent, don’t fall for it. That’s how they get most of the convictions they do get of innocent people. They make it look as bad as possible, then get you to plead guilty, which involves an admission of guilt. or plead no contest, which allows them to still treat you as guilty.
  14. Hire a private investigator if you can afford it: I know that most of the people they go after are the poor. They’re easier targets. But one of the factors they forget as they move up the ladder and start charging more and more middle-class people is that these people aren’t nearly as likely to buy their con. They are much more resistant to being intimidated because they aren’t government wards. And they have more money for such things as lawyers and private investigators. If you do, by all means hire one to investigate everybody involved, especially the worker, the counselors (especially the counselors), the guardian ad litem, the foster parents who have your child, etc. You’ll be surprised how much evidence of naked bias you’ll find in such an investigation. It’s legal, and it’s your right. If you find something, by all means use it.
  15. Don’t willingly surrender the children: Don’t ever willingly surrender the children, as the ex-wife of one person I have personal experience with did, right after she took them from her husband (at their school), who had custody. To do so gives them the whip hand. Anything you can do to keep the children out of their hands stops them from being able to hold them for ransom.
  16. Don’t do anything that puts you under the control of CPS: Don’t willingly move out of the home on CPS demand, or do anything that puts the family under CPS control (see don’t sign anything, above). When they get control, they go wild.
  17. Get in contact with the closest Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL) office: VOCAL is now in most states, and can help you in many ways, from support groups and lists of lawyers who have experience in fighting these people, to information you won’t find elsewhere to help you keep them at bay.
  18. Fight them, tooth and nail: Don’t ever give up. One of my favorite pictures is of a heron who is trying to swallow a frog head-first while the frog has his “hands” firmly around the heron’s throat. That, for me, is the picture I want to convey to you. Don’t ever give up your quest to keep, or regain your children from these vicious and evil people who have a demonstrated anti-family bias. True, many CPS workers are honestly trying to do the best they can for the children, and there is still a lot of child abuse for them to work on. But their incessant pursuit of demonstrably innocent families takes money and manpower away from their ability to pursue real child abusers.Over recent years, they’ve been actively advertising for child abuse reports and, predictably, the number of reports they receive has increased many-fold. But the problem here is that up to 80% of the reports (by their own figures) they receive today are unsubstantiated, and of the about 20% of substantiated reports they get, only a very small number require immediate intervention. These are the ones they should be spending their time on, but they can’t pick them out of the millions of false reports and it’s taking all the money and manpower they have, just to keep up with new false reports.So the real abused children suffer while their champions look elsewhere.

RACINE – He was in charge of investigating cases for child protective services in Racine County, but Todd O’Brien has been accused of falsifying documents that could have put hundreds of children at risk.

O'Brien pleaded not guilty in a Racine County courtroom to six charges of falsifying documents.
His former employer, the Racine County Human Services Department, is in the middle of reviewing his entire case load.
The trust O'Brien allegedly fabricated may take years to repair.
"This is a combination of a white collar matter and a typical criminal investigation," said District Attorney Michael Nieskes.
O'Brien, who is 37 and from Franklin, was in charge of investigating child abuse and neglect cases. 
But instead of investigating, he allegedly marked the cases as "unsubstantiated."
He has since been fired, and Racine County Human Services is reviewing about 250 of O'Brien's cases.
Neither O'Brien nor the people he was with in court would talk to us.
Officials with Human Services would not comment about the internal investigation or what specifically they're doing to make sure this doesn't happen again, but they say they're taking this situation very seriously.

So are prosecutors.
"Our fear is that someone will continue to be victimized or was victimized further," said Nieskes.
O'Brien is scheduled to return to court next month.

Dcf Caseworker Pleads Guilty
September 21, 2002
BARTOW — A Department of Children & Families caseworker fired after the death of a toddler pleaded guilty Friday to falsifying records in the case. Erica Jones was sentenced to three years’ probation and is prohibited from working in any field involving children or the elderly. Jones had been assigned to investigate allegations that 2-year-old Alfredo Montez was being abused. She was arrested and fired after falsifying paperwork saying she had visited Alfredo on July 1, the day he was slain.

Former case worker accused of falsifying child-welfare records
By Gary Taylor, Orlando Sentinel | March 15, 2010
A former employee of a company that contracted with the state Department of Children and Families faces charges that he falsified records, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said today. Damion Hall, 29, of Port Orange, was arrested Sunday, accused of five counts of falsification of records and four counts of forgery, the FDLE said. Hall previously worked as a case manager for Community Partnership for Children, a community agency under contract with DCF, officials said.

Altering Records Could Be A Felony
By Karla Schuster, Florida Correspondent | May 4, 2002
TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers moved quickly to stiffen criminal penalties for falsifying records in child-welfare cases Friday, as the governor ordered Florida’s top child-welfare official to Miami to aid in the investigation of a missing girl whose disappearance went undetected for more than a year. In a unanimous vote, the House passed a bill that would make it a felony for any state worker or private contractor hired by the state to alter, destroy or falsify records in a child-welfare or elder-abuse case.

Dcf Caseworker Pleads Guilty
September 21, 2002
BARTOW — A Department of Children & Families caseworker fired after the death of a toddler pleaded guilty Friday to falsifying records in the case. Erica Jones was sentenced to three years’ probation and is prohibited from working in any field involving children or the elderly. Jones had been assigned to investigate allegations that 2-year-old Alfredo Montez was being abused. She was arrested and fired after falsifying paperwork saying she had visited Alfredo on July 1, the day he was slain.
Records About Kids May Grow Safer
By Karla Schuster and Mark Hollis, Tallahassee Bureau | May 8, 2002
TALLAHASSEE — A Senate panel Tuesday endorsed a plan to stiffen the penalty for falsifying records in child-welfare cases, promising the new law would cover all state workers, including top administrators who order or condone altering documents. Spurred by the case of a Miami girl in foster care whose disappearance went undetected by the state for 15 months, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved a bill making it a felony to alter or destroy records related to anyone in state custody, from children to the elderly.

Dcf Investigator Arrested
December 9, 2004
PENSACOLA — Children may have suffered abuse because a former state child-protective investigator allegedly failed to check out complaints and then falsified reports and destroyed records to cover her tracks, a prosecutor said Wednesday. No deaths or serious physical injuries, however, have been confirmed so far in connection with 80 criminal charges against Allison Harris, said Assistant State Attorney Russell Edgar. Harris, 33, was being held at the Escambia County Jail with bail set at $10,000 after her arrest earlier Wednesday on eight counts of child neglect, 18 of official misconduct and 54 of falsifying public records

Part 3


I chose this point to emphasize and repeat last, because it’s one of the most important. The so-called Good Samaritan laws may prevent you from suing either the CPS worker or others involved in your nightmare for creating the nightmare. But you can sue them for demonstrably violating your Constitutional rights. If a cop forces his way into your home in a fit of misplaced zeal, he can be sued personally for damages. A little-known fact is that a police officer or other person in authority is personally liable for damages if he or she has violated your Constitutional rights. If a CPS worker ponies-up a case by stretching some minor problem into an excuse to take your children, often you can sue them in courts they don’t control and get damages if the court doesn’t agree with the worker’s subjective judgement of what constitutes abuse. Some policemen, and most bureaucrats think that the end justifies the means. If they think you’re an abuser, they’re already mad at you. So don’t give them an excuse to beat up on you. But if they do violate your rights, by all means, sue them. Take them for all you can get. You’re going to need it to pay all the unnecessary expenses they’ve caused you.

This information is not legal advice. It is the best advice given by someone who was one of the child protector racket’s early victims, as well as having a son who was one of the more recent ones. A person who has studied the child protectors for many years and has noticed certain “patterns” in what they do in their scams and schemes. This report will be updated from time to time when I see new patterns. Read this manual, take it to heart, then ask your lawyer if you have any questions.

Our cause and resolution what we expect from our government and CPS

  (Why we are here)

THIS SITE is dedicated to our son, Donnelly, who was stolen by the Riverside County DPSS and the Southwest Juvenile Dependency Court cohorts. We are here to help parents as advocates against these criminals who are systematically destroying families. If you have a story, we will listen, if you have information, we will post it, if you want to rant and rave, we will be patient. If you need help finding laws, statutes, rules or to know what your rights are, we will show you where to find that. If you need to show others that CPS does not play by their own rules and laws, give them our link. We realize that many people still think that society needs Child Protective Services but we really do not. Sure, their “Mission Statements” and public announcements and comments all sound good and reasonable but it is a FACT that is all B.S. They boast their “numbers” when children are “saved” but when they die in CPS’s care, they cry, “We need more funding, that is why we couldn’t protect the child.” So, why remove ANY child if they cannot GUARANTEE that child’s safety? So, out of 100 children, 1 child is “saved” from a truly abusive or imminent risk of abuse and the other 99, in which CPS removed from good loving homes, must suffer? Child Protective Services nationwide, by whatever name they are referred to in other States, are literally STEALING CHILDREN from decent parents. Want to know why? Because those children are “adoptable” and therefore, worth more funding. Whistleblowers have exposed that they overheard actual ORDERS placed for babies and CPS going out and finding the perfect one for that person! The funding is what they call Adoption Incentives provided by the Federal Government via the Social Security funds taken out of our paychecks! Not only is this happening in the U.S. but it is ramped in other countries as well. The UK is hellbound to ruin families, Austrailia tricks single mothers into giving up their children and steals Aberigonie children who get so depressed after being taken away that they commit suicide! New Zealand goverment officals actually publicly apologized for their CPS crimse but are back in full force ripping apart families for money. How are they getting away with this? By falsifying evidence and committing perjury. How do they get away with that? The “Judge” as well as the “court appointed attorneys” are all paid by the county. The County is their employer. So, it would be like your ex-whatever, taking you to family court for custody of the children and paying the “Judge” and your attorney. Who is going to win? Certainly not you.

So, welcome again and If you don’t mind that we consistently blame others for our problems, stay a while, enjoy the sarcastic, yet informative, posts. You can do the same and tell the world about the people who are out to get you and your family. You can tell your story on the page dedicated to that, or comment on any article. You can suggest a link for us to post, you can request information on a certain subject or topic and we will research it or if you need help writing letters or filling out forms please email us, the links are below.

Purpose (Outcome resolution)

What we are expecting as a result of our blog, as unrealistic as it may be, is to stop this stealing of our children. At minimum, the least we could do is:

1.  Force the Counties to only remove children in REAL extreme cases, not made up ones;

2. Stop falsifying evidence

3. Stop committing perjury in court and in their reports;

4. Abide by all laws, rules & regulations, that are currently in place;

5. Citizen created Oversight Committee made up of ordinary citizens, gathered by process similar to jury duty, to investigate complaints by parents and relatives regarding CPS operations and performance of a yearly audit of every County in every State by an independent financial auditor;

6.  No more “anonymous” phone calls;

7. No more punishing doctors, nurses, teachers, therapists and every other “mandated reporter” for failing to report every single scratch or nervous habit of a child;

8. Accept reports of child abuse from the children ONLY. If adults can be persuaded to call a hotline so can children. If children can see a show on TV and memorize the opening theme song, then they can learn to memorize a phone number in the event that they are being abused. Through commercials, we can give children the courage to speak out for themselves if they are being hurt. Promote the awareness of abuse to the children.

9. Even when significant abuse or neglect of a child has occurred, a Judge, not paid for by the County, needs to issue a warrant and criminal charges filed upon a POLICE INVESTIGATION;

10. Any parent who does not voluntarily give up their parental rights should not lose them;

11. Any parent who continues to fight the allegations should have the right to a JURY TRIAL;

12. Children should be placed with FAMILY unless the children themselves show fear at the idea or upon arrival at the family member’s home;

13. Foster care should be a last resort for children who do not have any family available or willing to care for them;

14. No child should be dosed with psychotropic medications unless absolutely necessary, not just because Johnny and Jenny are unhappy because they are being denied familial association and being treated like a stranger in foster care, maybe even being abused, neglected, molested, raped, tortured, etc. Vaccinations should never be repeated because the worker can’t find the immunization record that isIN THE FILE!

15. Parents should have the right to inspect the home or facility their child is placed in.

These things would be a very good start in the complete overhaul of Child Protective Services. Certainly, such changes would surely save enough money to pay off the National Debt in just a few years! 




CPS office served with a criminal search warrant. About time!

Tamryn Klapheke’s Death Sparks Abilene Police Investigation Of Child Protective Services

By BETSY BLANEY 10/16/12 09:29 PM ET AP

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Police have launched a rare investigation of the Texas child protection agency after a 22-month-old girl died and her mother claimed her military husband’s deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their three children.

Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge said in an emailed statement Tuesday that the department began investigating the local Child Protective Services office after “certain CPS supervisors” refused to cooperate with officers investigating the Aug. 28 death of Tamryn Klapheke.

The girl died at an Abilene hospital after being found unresponsive at her home at Dyess Air Force Base. She weighed only 17.5 pounds and her body had chemical burns, indicating she had been exposed to human waste, according to a preliminary autopsy report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth. It said Tamryn suffered dehydration and malnutrition from a lack of basic care over a period of time.

Her mother, Tiffany Nicole Klapheke, faces three felony charges of injury to child. After her arrest, she claimed she was too stressed by her husband’s deployment to care for their three young children.

Agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins said a Child Protective Services caseworker assigned to investigate allegations of medical neglect against Klapheke closed the case soon after being promoted to supervisor and just six days before Tamryn died.

In doing so, the employee violated agency guidelines that require a final face-to-face visit and someone else to sign off on the closure, he said.

“You want to see the family again because you don’t know what might have changed since you saw them,” Crimmins said.

The employee hadn’t seen the family in about 10 months when she closed the case, he said. She resigned a couple of weeks after Tamryn died. Phone numbers listed in the former caseworker’s name were either disconnected or had a continuous busy signal Tuesday.

Her former supervisor, who oversaw the investigation of the allegations, has been disciplined, he added.

“It was a bad case, admittedly,” Crimmins said, referring to how it was handled. “There’s no question about that.”

He said a criminal investigation of the agency was “rare” and that “we are cooperating fully with Abilene police.”

Standridge and Taylor County District Attorney James Eidson declined to say what charges police are considering. However, Standridge said officers executed a search warrant on the local CPS office and a supervisor’s home and car Tuesday morning after finding probable cause to suggest documents and other evidence existed to support allegations of evidence tampering.

Eidson said “there is more than one person” being investigated at the office.

According to the search warrant affidavit, a regional director, a program director and an investigative supervisor are suspected of tampering with evidence. A phone number listed for one of them had been disconnected by Tuesday, and there were no public listings for the other two. Their names are being withheld because no charges have been filed.

Klapheke remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of $500,000 bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.

Her two other daughters, ages 6 months and 3 years when Tamryn died, were treated for severe neglect at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, about 150 miles east of Abilene. They are now in foster care, Crimmins said.

There was a backlog of cases in the Abilene office at the time of the toddler’s death due to a shortage of caseworkers, he said. Instead of 16 caseworkers, there were six.

There’s a shortage of caseworkers statewide, he said, and chronic turnover is an issue. As of Oct. 12, the state had 1,495 case workers – more than 400 less than it should have, he said.

We have been reporting CPS for years and the police just do not care about our children being stolen if they would check some of have evidence that would put these people behind bars for life-(just sayin) you may want to check. Because if something happens to a child we have been telling you about then it becomes your fault.

found this article on Huffingtton Post

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Am I Dangerous?

I still believe in our right to assemble to peacefully protest acts we feel are unjust. It seems that this right has been revoked. So many Americans refuse to believe things that are happening right in front of their faces and appear to be in complete denial, lost in a state of “normalcy bias”. If this is you just go back to sleep because you have some sort of justification for losing your Constitutional Rights and your freedom.

I PROTESTED THE KIDNAPPING OF MY CHILD BY SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS THEY CALL DEPENDENCY “COURT” and I was labeled “DANGEROUS”. Have I ever been a threat to anyone, especially my OWN CHILD? NO. CPS painted a poor portrait of me and Rushton and Monterosso embellished that painting and illuminating it with theatrical lighting! They did this so they could get away with STEALING MY SON! 

CPS also gave falsified statements that I assaulted a foster care mother, even though the entire scene in question was all on video showing the foster care mom placing my son into my car during a casual conversation. CPS social worker Antoine Coley gave a false police report stating I kidnapped my own child somehow mysteriously the video disappeared.


If CPS shows up at your door with or without the police, WITHOUT A WARRANT, claiming that they only want to “talk” to you, then come up with accusations that are absolutely ridiculous then because you refuse to cooperate they seize your child then hold him hostage making your child suffer the separation and stuck in some strange home with strangers while they beat you down with unnecessary programs they call “services”  only to say you haven’t progressed in their “case plan” because you have not completed a class because they waited to provide you with te proper referral just so they can claim you are not progressing all the while threatening that you will lose your parental rights. On top of that your child has unexplained bruises and rashes and as your visit with him is ending he is pleading with you to take him home! CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE THAT PLEASE? CLOSE YOUR EYES AND PICTURE IT. NOW WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW FOR A FACT THAT THE INTENTION OF CPS WAS NOT GIVE HIM BACK TO YOU EVER!!??

 2, Do you just sit back and take it, just let them do this to you? Do you just say, “Oh well, there is nothing I can do to save my son, they want him bad but I will just do what they say and hope for a miracle?” There are NO “miracles” with CPS, there are not enough prayers, not enough kissing of ass you can do if they are set on the adoption incentive funds. 

From the beginning, CPS had no other evidence or witness testimony other than what they falsified and straight up lied about all the while KNOWING we were innocent and good parents.  For added special effects they used another man’s criminal record and said it was mine.

So I rescued him after a visit. It was quite peaceful and non-threatening. But my wife and I were apprehended and jailed for just long enough to give our son away to strangers.

The people who believe our government has the right to take a child from a parent are under a spell or something. Do you trust the government in general? Do they always do the right thing? Are they competent and well organized and have a spotless record of perfection? I see the government screwing up everything they take control of.

For once in your life wake up and just look at the facts. But you will probably just sit back down and wait until someone dear to you disappears and then it will be too late for action. I promise you if it can happen to me it will happen to you or someone you know, it is only time.

 Protect you and yours because no one else will. This is the world in which we now live here in the U.S.