CPS KIDNAPS CHILDREN – LITERALLY!


800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Hello, how can I help you?”

Caller: “Yes, I want to report child abuse.”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Can I have the name of the child and who is the caretaker?”

Caller: “Joey and his mother is beating him with a broomstick!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “And how do you know this?”

Caller: “I hear the broomstick hit the child!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “So you have not actually witnessed the child being beaten then?”

Caller: “No but I hear him crying!”

800 Child Abuse Reporting Hotline Operator: “Ok we will send someone out to check on Joey.”

What the caller does not know is that Joey is only 3 years old and was watching TV when the two dogs started playing and growling at each other playfully. They dogs knocked over the broomstick and it scared Joey. Joey’s mother quickly put the dogs outside and consoled her son. They played This Little Piggy” and soon Joey stopped crying. Joey’s mother put the broom in the closet.

Five days later, Joey’s mother gets a knock on the door. She opens it to two ladies with ID tags around their neck and one police officer. They ask to come in, thinking she could quickly show them everything is fine and they would leave.

The house was clean but a little messy as houses get messy with a three year old and a newborn baby. She asks what this was about. One of the ladies walked around the house and another took Joey into his room, closed the door and interrogated him as to sexual abuse. Joey’s mother objected but the police officer told her she had to let them talk to Joey privately. Joey did not comprehend the nature of the questions and kept shaking his head and shrugging his shoulders. He barely said two words which were the names of their dogs, Mary and Jane, from the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and Jane from the children’s book, Dick and Jane.

The two ladies called their supervisor and told her that Joey indicated that the mother smokes marijuana and that the child may be at risk. Joey’s mother blurted out when she overheard that. Then the ladies were conversing about the mother being delusional and in denial. They were told to drug test the mother with an on-site mouth swab. Joey’s mother complied. After a few moments one of the ladies took the swab from the mother and placed it into a little thin cup. The two ladies eyebrows went up and they began to tell the police officer that they would be removing both children. More phone calls were made to their supervisor and to foster homes. They could not find one close that could accommodate the newborn and Joey and discussed what to do when the Judge asks why the children were not placed together or with family. They opted to keep the children together however, the foster home was 50 miles away.

Joey’s mother is frantic at this point. How could things go so wrong? She does not smoke pot so the test must be wrong. She denies any drug use so they say her kids are at risk of neglect because she won’t acknowledge her “problem”, even Joey told them about “Maryjane”. They tell her to go to court in two days. Joey is crying as they pick him up and put him in their county vehicle. They have to literally rip the newborn from Joey’s mother’s arms and now she is screaming. The police officer tells her to calm down or he will have to take her in on a 5150 charge. Joey screams from the car, “Mommy, don’t let them take me, Mommy, me stay with you!”

There have been parents who experienced something similar and NEVER SAW THEIR CHILDREN AGAIN! TELL ME THIS IS NOT KIDNAPPING!

This is how it happens. First, they come to the door FIVE DAYS after the original incident that the social workers never even mentioned. They come to the door and knock meaning they had no reasonable cause to even come to the door in the first place. They bring the police as an intimidation tactic, he is mostly there to protect the social workers. Joey’s mother should have never let them in. NO WARRANT NO ENTRY. Then they talk to Joey about sexual abuse, that in and of itself is sexual abuse. Then they make her take a mouth swab drug test which are NOT ADMISSIBLE IN COURT and are often WRONG. The only test that is admissible as evidence is a lab confirmed test. Joey’s mother should have refused and offered to go to a collection site for laboratory urine testing however, she did not have to take any test. Then, in the social worker’s report it will claim that they provided REASONABLE EFFORTS to keep the children in the home and obviously that will be a lie. Reasonable efforts is the key to their funding and they never try to keep the family together so they receiving federal funding fraudulently.

This story is not based on anyone I know but you can click on “Families Destroyed – Tell Your Story” at the top of this page and read actual horror stories, there are more stories as comments on past posts.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of thousands of parents whose children were kidnapped by the government. I will post more soon.

Donnelly, I love you so much, please call.

Social Worker School


These are funny cartoons that include references to actual cases in Riverside County, CA.

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CPS WORKERS ARE DELUSIONAL: Interview With A Former CPS Worker


A resourceful and assertive donnellyjustice.me reader who goes by the handle, Mad Angel, recently had an opportunity to ask a former CPS caseworker some questions. Mad Angel asked members of Facebook to let her know if there were any questions that they wanted answers for. Here are the questions and answers that this brave individual gave HOWEVER, her answers give a clue as to how oblivious the workers really are to what is really going on. These answers are based on WHAT THE WORKER EXPERIENCED, WHAT THEY LEARNED IN “TRAINING” AND WERE LITERALLY TOLD TO BELIEVE AND TO THINK.

                                                                                                                      

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[Copied from Facebook with my own remarks which are between the two lines]

Here are the responses from the caseworker as promised.

1. I understand caseworkers get paid a salary, they get benefit packages…..So when a cps worker has done what they call an excellent job and removing more kids to safety or having more kids adopted out , than do they individually receive actual adjusted bonuses for what they call outstanding work?

ANSWER: Contrary to popular belief, there are no direct bonuses. However, the agency/state does not receive as much federal money for kids not in care and there are adoption federal funds received by the state agency.

                                                                                                                     

*****NOTE: My husband used to be a drinking buddy of a now retired CPS Supervisor and she received “Christmas” bonuses and the amount was unofficially based on the number of children her department “saved”. **************************

                                                                                                                    

2. Who really makes the decision to remove the child, the CPS worker or their supervisor/manager?

ANSWER: Ultimately, the decision belongs to the Supervisor, however, I have seen Supervisors bend over backwards to “help” the caseworker come to the conclusion that removal is necessary….or, at least, “in the child’s best interest.” Remember, we are taught to “err on the side of the child.”

3. Why does cps use past allegation from closed cases as removal purposes?

Usually only past “substantiated” referrals are given much weight. They can indicate whether a living situation is chronic as opposed to perhaps a one-time occurrence.

4. Why do they refuse to offer any real services to keep the family together in minor neglect cases? Is there no benefits or extra incentives to help in force the caseworkers want to keep the family unit together?

ANSWER: The agency is limited to the services available within a given community (i.e. lowest bidder, and you get what you pay for, but quality of services was never at the top of my list of concerns). INCENTIVES TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER is at the very crux of the CPS issue. This was the entire point of the new policy that was implemented, but not followed, which prompted me to speak out against the agency “not following its own rules,” and for which I was eventually fired.

                                                                                                                       

*****NOTE: Same goes for everyone involved in the “court” facade. They use the rules against the parents but can break them all if they want to. Why BECAUSE THE JUDGE LETS THEM!!! THEY ARE NEVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!***********

                                                                                                                       

5. Why would they only take 1 child from the home & leave older & younger full siblings with accused neglectful parent?

ANSWER: Each child’s vulnerability is assessed individually. It is extremely unusual to leave a younger (i.e. more vulnerable) child in a home from which older children were removed. Older children are frequently left because they are capable of self-defense (or so the reasoning goes).

                                                                                                                    

**NOTE: I have never heard of any cases where one child was removed yet allowed the others to stay unless the others were not at home or school at the time of the initial removal but eventually CPS takes all full blood related children (i.e. no half-siblings) Half-siblings are often not included in the removal or the case but this, in my case, was due to the fact that it was the vindictive mother of the half sibling who made the “anonymous” call and because the half-sibling’s grandmother was a 35 year CPS veteran employee. *******************************************************

                                                                                                                    

6. Does he state also receive extra funding for children with disabilities?

ANSWER: Yes

7. We know abusive people can be very deceitful, yet there seems to be a growing trend of the abusive parent getting custody of the children in many cases (and what has caused a lot of the incidents of death/murder in many cases) doesn’t cps have training into noticing the trends of an abusive parent?

ANSWER: In short, yes. But the training is mostly concerned with protecting the agency from bad press. What I witnessed most frequently was removal of the child(ren) from one parent due to substantiated abuse and placement with the other parent for the simple reason that we have no allegations of abuse against them because we don’t know them.

                                                                                                                     

***NOTE: Well, how about at least looking into why the Family Law Judge (whose decisions are considered to be fair and reasonable by everyone else but CPS apparently) made the decision to grant physical custody to the decent parent they are taking the child away from???!! At least they could find out that much!!! MESSAGE TO CPS WORKERS AND YOU COURT COHORTS THAT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN: Family Law Judges know what they are doing (at least half the time) and have a GOOD REASON to order one parent have only supervised visits, why not just go with those orders until you can bring the case to court?                                                  

8. I realize that a timid parent who doesn’t aggressively stop another abusive parent is in essence just as guilty as the abusive parent, yet why is it that cps standards seem to be shifting to allow the abusive parent custody first and foremost.

ANSWER: Please see the above answer and, remember, CPS is not a “custody” agency. This is a difficult concept because, while CPS can remove children and place children either in foster care or with the “non-offending” parent, CPS does not establish custody. That is done by a judge in the Domestic Relations Court. Interestingly, because there is no legal custody for most children, either parent has the same rights to the child and therefore CPS cannot keep the child from the parent on whom we have no indication of abuse because we don’t know them.

9. Why wouldn’t services be offered to keep emotionally disabled child with her family? Why send her back home only when she began having uncontrollable seizures? Liability???

ANSWER: Yeah, CPS definitely sometimes “cuts their losses.” Like for a habitual “runner” or dangerous child. Usually these cases involve out-of-control teenagers.

10. Do you know anything about the bribes offered to the judges and jurors? If so, have you ever actually witnessed such acts?

I honestly have no knowledge of a judge receiving a bribe and I’ve never worked on a case with a jury.

                                                                                                                     

**NOTE: In Riverside County, CA the County places an advertisement looking for a “Judge” to fill the seat in Juvenile Court Dependency Court. This court is exclusive to CPS, everyone is paid out of the same funding that CPS workers are paid, meanwhile still receiving their regular seat pay as they have only taken an administrative leave or something. They are already being “bribed” just by accepting their paychecks from the same county who is against the people whose children are being removed or the “defendants.. How do they get away with such a conflict of interest??*****************

                                                                                                                      

11. It seems like the whole court and all the membiers inside during a child welfare case are all old buddies, is it true that sometimes before a hearing the lawyers may negotiate on whether or not to win or lose the case for each other. (I’ve overheard this one, “come on last time you were ruthless and I know that guy was guilty you have to let me win this one I haven’t gotten a winning case this week”

ANSWER: I think it is a bit of an “old-boys-network” (although it is mostly women). That said, I honestly think that most caseworkers, lawyers, judges…honestly believe they are doing what is in the best interest of the children. They are simply not terribly well-read when it comes to family-dynamics and child-development. The biggest problems with CPS are ignorance and megalomania.

12. Can you please explain how the agency benefits from the title IV funding?

ANSWER: If a child is IV-E eligible (which, for our purposes here, essentially means the child would qualify for TANF…i.e.poor families), the state gets federal funding for the child. This represents the VAST MAJORITY of CPS children.

13. We see over and over in the news how cps had plenty of opportunity to remove a child, yet they don’t. Most of the time the public only gets to see the cases that go completely wrong ie child dies. Why is a child left in an abusive situation during an active investigation?

ANSWER: It’s all about timing or disclosure. Either a child must disclose that they are being abused or CPS must catch the parents in the immediate aftermath of abuse or during neglect.

14. How do you find the “prisons” set up by CPS that imprison children? Children that most likely were taken from NON-abusive homes and families.

ANSWER: Honestly, foster homes are thoroughly vetted and I consider most of them saints. They are put under more scrutiny than even families being investigated. That said, if you are a bad person, the tightest scrutiny can be circumvented for long periods of time with lies and deception.

15. Why are some children put in Foster care, and the immediate family members are not contacted?

ANSWER: CPS is required by federal law to “diligently search” for family with whom the child can be placed. Of course, laws only work if they are enforced and this is among the top-5 problems with “the system:” no enforcement.

16. What process do they use to find family members of the child?

ANSWER: There is a systematic protocol, but, essentially, either the parent or child must provide contact information for expedient location of suitable relatives.

17. Did you ever have civil rights training?

ANSWER: Civil rights training is often received, but rarely enforced. My biggest concern was always constitutional rights (see 4th, 6th and 14th amendments) which are never taught or enforced.

18. What were the motivations of the job?

ANSWER: I can really only speak for myself, but my motivations were simple, help children while maintaining the sanctity of family. Considered more valued than these within the agency are agency-protection, enforcement and megalomania, which is why I’m unemployed.

19. What kind of mandatory training did you have?

ANSWER: TONS!!! of mandatory training, little of which translated to practice for anyone else.

20. What can parents do to keep caseworkers honest?

ANSWER: Nothing, but being obsequious and obedient is what I have seen help families even with corrupt and/or monomaniacal workers.

21. Did you ever know of a whistle-blower? What happened?

ANSWER: I was a whistle-blower. We get targeted and are eventually fired and no one cares. The bureaucratic behemoth lives on to devour more families and children.

22. What corruption have you seen yourself, and are you willing to present this information to the public?

ANSWER: One of my favorite examples of corruption was when I worked in the freeing-children-for-adoption unit where we read “home studies” on prospective adoptive families and one of my co-workers said she immediately checks to see if a family is religious and if they are she won’t even consider them as a potential placement. A clear violation of civil rights. Unfortunately most corruption in CPS is much more subtle and can be effectively couched in “best interest of child” and “err on side of child” language. It’s all gray area therefore there is no wrong way of doing things. This is why, I am convinced CPS will never experience wholesale improvement. Society NEEDS a perceived protector for its most vulnerable and a visible scapegoat when things go horribly wrong.

I HAVE already gone public with all of this. I got fired. No one cares.

23. We’re you ever trained to do the wrong thing?

ANSWER: I think I made it abundantly clear to my superiors from “go” that I would not be a blindly obedient Nazi. I was eventually fired precisely because I would not do the wrong thing.

24. When they figure out that they made the wrong decision. Like placing the children with the abusive parent, why don’t they fix it?

ANSWER: The next time I witness the agency admitting a mistake it will be the first time.

Judge Judy used to be a Juvenile Dependency Court Judge!


Published on Jul 28, 2012
Vintage Judge Judith Sheindlin as a Family Court Judge
Something about Judge Judy has always reminded me of my own mother. After watching the personal interviews now she’s EXACTLY like my Mom (the NY accent and all). Although she didn’t allow OBJECTIONS from the attorneys due to the caseload, at least she is REAL. I bet she would have noticed a piece of paper with NO NAME, NO ID, NO SPECIMEN NUMBER, NO LABORATORY NAME, NO COLLECTION SITE, NO CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORM, NO CERTIFYING SCIENTIST which claimed to be a valid hair follicle test document!

Vintage 1993 video footage of Judge Judith

Sheindlin as she sets in as a Family Court Judge in the Bronx in New York City. Watch and see how Judith Sheindlin handles the Children’s Aid, Lawyer, Caseworkers and Foster Homes in her court room.

Aired on 60 Minutes back in 1993 before she became Judge Judy TV Start

Constitutional Law Summary for Parents (MAKE CPS COURTS FOLLOW THE LAW)


Donnelly Justice writes

These are the laws they don’t want you to know   The dog book is refereed to as The dependency quick guide and is a wonderful tool to have. There is an extension in the side box for the dependency quick guide as well as the material below to help you win.

Every parent must read this before going into CPS court, do not back down.  I have personally had the minute orders include things that were never said and the transcripts proved it. There have been many cases of transcripts getting changed as well. DO NOT go into this courtroom with the idea that they are ignorant to the constitutionality of CPS because they are the leaders. I can’t tell you to turn your phone on record during these proceedings but I would and I would hang on to it. You have to do what is best for you.

CPS is a,Juvenile court law under ( California rules of civil procedure ), Natural laws do apply.  If your lawyer does not follow the law you must file a complaint with the board if your lawyer doesn’t follow your rights. Complain for ineffective counsel  Object if he doesn’t object to incorrect statements or allegations.   If you do not object you can not file an appeal on those issues and are considered true.  Do not let your lawyer run you, he doesn’t care about you or your child the way you do,  he does this everyday.  Know everything you can in these courts. You are your child’s best interest.  Take your time and read through our website if we haven’t written about it then you will find link for it. The dog book is refereed to as The dependency quick guide is a very important guide for these JV courts.

I am mot a lawyer but I would do what ever it takes to protect my child.  You do what you feel is best.  I am here just to share my experience and find a way for good parents to have fighting chance.

God Bless and may the lord watch and guard you by pacing a hedge of protection around you.  The parent is always in the child’s best interest.

created by Daniel Lee,  ACFC Associate Director

Family Law Reference for Parents

This is the first update to a paper written as a guide for parents and legal professionals on family law. Primarily it is the words of the judges themselves, with some commentary to help explain concepts. Upon updating it became so complicated that it needed to be divided into two parts, and this is now the introductory one. If you wish to learn in more depth, this documents big brother (with full case citations) is available to officers of Childs Best Interest, or to judges and state attorney generals when they send a request on their letterhead to: 357 Dove Valley Collierville, TN 38017.

The relation between family and constitutional law needs to be clearly understood. Constitutional law has “bright lines” that identify areas where the state cannot tread. As of today all states’ family law consists of a jumble of rules and practices, many of which have little to no relation to these bright lines. The ensuing disorder allows judges great and improper discretion.

As I update the original paper, and so to with writing the original, no help was provided from legal professionals. We told hundreds of lawyers, judges, appellate justices, law school professors, state representatives and senators, and attorney generals about the problems in family law. None attempted to refute or add to the information. On a better note, many good rulings have recently been released by the Tennessee Middle and Eastern Section Appellate Courts. Nevertheless, it is clear today there is total failure in family law, and the legal profession in general.

Most of the research and development fell to me, with others providing real and useful input. Don, Chuck, and Dennis, of Ohio PACE, Mike “MD/JD” in California, Murray in Virginia, Karen in Alabama, members of Childs Best Interest across the U.S., and shared parenting advocates who acted as sounding boards and provided assistance in other small or large ways. Also help from the kind student librarians at the University of Memphis Law School Library was very useful and appreciated.

Today in most family law cases attorneys are not raising a constitutional shield to protect their clients. And when they fail to do that, a very cruel thing happens. Not only are one or both parent’s ability to parent their child indefinitely suspended with the state taking permanent jurisdiction of their child, but in legal terminology they will be considered to have voluntarily waived their right to parent their child! That’s pretty harsh to say a parent has voluntarily given this up, when it was only the attorney who failed to raise the constitutional arguments, but that’s the legal standard. If you are a parent not in an intact married relationship, or out of one and haven’t been designated the primary caregiver, somewhere along the line you surrendered your right to parent your child.

The following pages are to help all parents understand their rights in relation to raising their children. Having this knowledge will allow you to defend yourself and your child if ever required.

This document may be freely reproduced, and if doing so please credit the author. If you are in an actual case, please remember this information is not legal advice. Every case is unique and must be tailored accordingly by a litigant acting as their own attorney, or an actual one.

Section 1 Controlling Law

Sections of the Constitutions where parental rights derive

The fundamental liberty interest of natural parents in the care, custody, and management of their child is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Santosky v. Kramer United States Supreme Court (1982)

The rights of parents to the care, custody and nurture of their children is of such character that it cannot be denied without violating those fundamental principles of liberty and justice which lie at the base of all our civil and political institutions, and such right is a fundamental right protected by First, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Doe v. Irwin United States District Court of Michigan (1977)

Tennessee’s historically strong protection of parental rights and the reasoning of federal constitutional cases convince us that parental rights constitute a fundamental liberty interest under Article I, Section 8 of the Tennessee Constitution Hawk v. Hawk Tennessee Supreme Court (1993)

Parents have comparable interests under our state constitutional protections of liberty and privacy rights. “The right to the custody and control of one’s child is a fiercely guarded right in our society and in our law. It is a right that should be infringed upon only under the most compelling circumstances.” Brooks v. Parkerson Georgia Supreme Court (1995)

A parent’s constitutionally protected right to rear his or her children without state interference, has been recognized as a fundamental “liberty” interest protect by the Fourteenth Amendment and also as a fundamental right derived from the privacy rights inherent in the constitution. In re Smith Washington Supreme Court (1998)

[A] parent’s right to the care, custody, and control of his or her children is a fundamental right protected by article I, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution. Santi v. Santi Iowa Supreme Court (2001)

Parental Autonomy is the condition that exists when a child is not subject to a judge’s jurisdiction

Parental autonomy is grounded in the assumption that natural parents raise their own children in nuclear families, consisting of a married couple and their children. The family has been seen as the “basic building block” of society. Parental autonomy strengthens the family and the entire social fabric “by encouraging parents to raise their children in the best way they can by making them secure in the knowledge that neither the state nor outside individuals may ordinarily intervene.” In re Smith Washington Supreme Court (1998) Note 1: We are aware of 1 parent outside of an intact married family receiving parental autonomy via a consent order. Wickman v. Dixon No.DR-96-1360.01C p.489. Note 2: Presumably parental autonomy exists in adoptive families with either one or two parents, and in natural parents who have sole custody with the other parent’s rights terminated, so it is not tied to married parents.

Parental Rights are Fundamental Liberty Interests

The liberty interest at issue in this case – – the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children — is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court Troxel v. Granville United States Supreme Court (2000)

It is well-settled that parents have a liberty interest in the custody of their children. Hence, any deprivation of that interest by the state must be accomplished by procedures meeting the requirements of due process.” Hooks v. Hooks United States Court of Appeals (1985)

Indeed, the right to rear one’s children is so firmly rooted in our culture that the United States Supreme Court has held it to be a fundamental liberty interest protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Hawk v. Hawk Tennessee Supreme Court (1993)

Parental Rights also contain Fundamental Privacy Interests

“[p]rivate realm of family life which the state cannot enter” Prince v. Massachusetts United States Supreme Court (1944)

Throughout this century, this Court also has held that the fundamental right to privacy protects citizens against governmental intrusion in such intimate family matters as procreation, child-rearing, marriage, and contraceptive choice. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey United States Supreme Court (1992)

Statutes and rulings that infringe upon fundamental rights are presumptively unconstitutional, and a substantial burden rests on the state, not citizen, to prove its case

It is well settled that, quite apart from the guarantee of equal protection, if a law “impinges upon a fundamental right explicitly or implicitly secured by the Constitution it is presumptively unconstitutional.” Harris v. McRae United States Supreme Court (1980)

The application of strict scrutiny is not flexible at all, and I can find no case in this state where application of this standard has resulted in upholding the challenged law. With the adoption of strict scrutiny, this Court has forced the State of Tennessee into an “all-or-nothing” scenario, where only the most impeccably drafted legislation withstands the slightest possibility of darkening the constitutional doorway. Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee v. Sundquist Tennessee Supreme Court (2000) Note: This citation goes beyond saying infringements on fundamental parental rights are presumptively unconstitutional, and clearly states essentially no legislative restrictions on parents will be upheld.

If the classification affects fundamental rights however, there is no presumption of constitutionality, and the classification will be sustained only if justified by a compelling state interest. Coles v. Ryan Illinois Appeals Court (1980)

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The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees Due Process and Equal Protection to all

“[n]o state shall.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” U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, § 1

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The state must meet a threshold prior to infringing upon fundamental rights

First, according to the Washington Supreme Court, the Constitution permits a State to interfere with the right of parents to rear their children only to prevent harm or potential harm to a child. Section 26.10.160(3) fails that standard because it requires no threshold showing of harm. Troxel v. Granville United States Supreme Court (2000)

The right of a parent not to be deprived of parental rights without a showing of fitness, abandonment or substantial neglect is so fundamental and basic as to rank among the rights contained in the State and Federal Constitutions” In re J.P. Utah Supreme Court (1982)

Likewise, following the analysis of the Tennessee Supreme Court in interpreting its state statutes and constitutions, we find that implicit in Georgia cases, statutory and constitutional law is that state interference with parental rights to custody and control of children is permissible only where the health or welfare of a child is threatened. Brooks v. Parkerson Georgia Supreme Court (1995)

For the constitutional requirement to be satisfied, before visitation can be ordered over the objection of the child’s parents, a court must find an actual harm to the child’s health or welfare without such visitation. Williams v. Williams Virginia Supreme Court (1998)

Examples of Tennessee’s threshold standard

In 1993 in a grandparent visitation case the Tennessee Supreme Court held, “we believe that when no substantial harm threatens a child’s welfare, the state lacks a sufficiently compelling justification for the infringement on the fundamental right of parents to raise their children as they see fit.” Hawk v. Hawk Tennessee Supreme Court (1993)

In a 1995 parent vs. third party custody case, “Therefore, in a contest between a parent and a non-parent, a parent cannot be deprived of the custody of a child unless there has been a finding, after notice required by due process, of substantial harm to the child. Only then may a court engage in a “best interest of the child” evaluation in making a determination of custody.” In re Adoption of a Female Child Tennessee Supreme Court (1995)

In a 1999 parental rights termination case, “Therefore Bond stands for the proposition that a natural parent may only be deprived of custody of a child upon a showing of substantial harm to the child.” In re Askew Tennessee (1999)

A July 2001 parental abuse case, “In furtherance of that goal, and in the best interests of Pamela due to a threat of substantial harm, the juvenile court ordered a termination of visitation.” “Although parents’ have a right to raise, care for and have the companionship of their child under both Tennessee and U.S. Constitutions, these rights can be infringed upon if the court finds substantial harm threatens a child’s welfare.” “The court made clear that there must be a threshold finding of harm before the state can intervene in a parent-child relationship; however, once this finding of harm to the child is made, a determination of custody is made based on the “best interest of the child”. This threshold finding of substantial harm was made when Pamela was found by the juvenile court to be abused, dependent, and neglected and removed form the custody of her parents and placed in foster care.” DCS v. Cox Tennessee Appeals Court (2001)

An August 2001 divorced parent v. parent case, “We believe the parents’ constitutional right of privacy as found by our Supreme Court in Hawk is applicable here where we have two fit parents, even if those parents are now divorced. Additionally, we believe the constitutional rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution as well as Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution are worthy of the same protection as is the constitutional right to privacy discussed in Hawk. Accordingly, the Trial Court could not restrict Father’s otherwise lawful possession of a firearm absent a showing of risk of substantial harm to the child. The Trial Court made no such finding.” Stillwell v. Stillwell Tennessee Appeals Court (2001) Note: This may be the first and only U.S. case where a harm standard was applied to divorced parents.

A standardized threshold (bright-line rule) is needed

Many threshold terms are in use, and the best seems to be “severe harm”. It has a proper sense of urgency which strikes a balance between too low of threshold terms such as “harm” which implies virtually no barrier, and too high of ones like “serious danger” implying an impossible hurdle. When combined with the designation as a “bright line rule” that cuts cleanly and clearly between the state and parents in all circumstances, a trial judge will have no problem properly applying family law to any circumstance that he or she faces.

The state may not apply the best interest of the child standard nor infringe in the parent-child relationship prior to proving that a child is in severe harm

We too, agree that neither the legislature nor a court may properly intervene in parenting decisions absent significant harm to the child from those decisions. In so holding, we approve the logic of Santosky v. Kramer which applied a two-step process to child neglect cases leading to foster family placement. In Santosky, the Supreme Court approved New York’s bifurcated proceeding requiring the state first to establish paternal unfitness before placing a child in foster care. This procedure assures parents that a “best interest of the child” analysis will not pit them against potential foster parents; rather, the state consider a child’s “best interests” until the natural parents have been declared unfit. Hawk v Hawk Tennessee Supreme Court (1993) Note: In a case where parental rights are infringed to a much lesser degree than in a parent v. parent custody case, the Tennessee Supreme Court clearly states parents must be declared “unfit” prior to “best interests” being applied.

The proof in this case supports the trial court’s finding that the father is not unfit to have custody, and that he has developed a substantial relationship with the child. It shows that the child is in no danger of substantial harm. The father, therefore, has a fundamental interest in parenting the child which precludes a “best interest” determination of custody. Petrosky v. Keene Tennessee Supreme Court (1995)

If the threshold of severe harm is found, any orders issued must be so as no less restrictive remedies can be contemplated

To satisfy strict scrutiny, the State must show that a statute furthers a compelling state interest by the least restrictive means practically available. Bernal v. Fainter United States Supreme Court (1984)

Requiring a State to demonstrate a compelling interest and show that it has adopted the least restrictive means of achieving that interest is the most demanding test known to constitutional law. City of Boerne v. Flores United States Supreme Court (1997)

T.C.A. § 36-6-101(a)(1) “In a suit for annulment, divorce or separate maintenance, where the custody of a minor child or minor children is a question, the court may,.award the care, custody and control of such child or children.as the welfare and interest of the child or children may demand” Note: This is Tennessee’s custody statute for divorcing parents. No harm threshold is present, nor any requirement for narrow tailoring. This statute is facially unconstitutional on two grounds.

A statute must be followed as written

When “the language contained within the four corners of a statute is plain, clear and unambiguous, the duty of the courts is simple and obvious, ‘to say sic lex scripta, and obey it.” Hawks v. City of Westmoreland Tennessee Supreme Court (1997)

Thus, a court must “presume that the legislature says in a statute what it means and means in a statute what it says there.” A statute, therefore, must be construed as it is written. Berryhill v. Rhodes Tennessee Supreme Court (2000)

T.C.A. § 36-6-301 After making an award of custody, the court shall, upon request of the non-custodial parent, grant such rights of visitation as will enable the child and the non-custodial parent to maintain a parent-child relationship. Note: A reasonable definition of the clause “enable the child and the non-custodial parent to maintain a parent-child relationship” is two to three overnights per week. Tennessee courts routinely allow moveaways, long stretches (weeks/months/years) where no parenting occurs, and other restrictions such as every other weekend visitation. All of these circumstances violate their own case law, “the language contained within the four corners of a statute is plain, clear and unambiguous, the duty of the courts is simple and obvious, ‘to say sic lex scripta, and obey it.”, and can be challenged on this basis.

Parental rights are identical between natural parents, without regard to gender or marital status

The Constitution protects “the interest of a parent in the companionship, care, custody, and management of his or her children.” Stanley v. Illinois United States Supreme Court (1972)

“The parent and child relationship extends equally to every child and to every parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents.” Johnson v. Calvert California Supreme Court (1993)

The Nales’ position that this Court in Hawk limited the protection of parental rights to an “intact, nuclear family with fit parents” is untenable. Nale v. Robertson Tennessee Supreme Court (1994)

Parental Alienation

It is clear to this Court that both parents love their children. What concerns this Court most, however, and was apparently a concern to the trial court, is Wife’s blatant attempt to alienate the affections of the children from their father. When loved by both parents, children should be taught to love and respect each parent equally. The reciprocation, in turn, will garner self-respect and a positive self image in the children. The record in this case lends absolutely no reason as to why the children should not be encouraged to respect and love their father. We do not find the record to show that Wife has supported such a healthy relationship between parent and child. Although Wife testified otherwise, her actions speak loud and clear. Varley v. Varley Tennessee Appeals Court (1996)

Effect on the parent-child relationship by being apart

Between parent and child, there is no monster like separateness. It can grow even faster than children, shutting first the heart, then the home, then history. Brooks v. Parkerson Georgia Supreme Court (1995)

Friendly Parent Doctrine

The Court stressed, the parent-child relationship “undeniably warrants deference and, absent a powerful countervailing interest, protection.” Stanley v. Illinois United States Supreme Court (1972)

Custody and visitation arrangements should promote the development of a healthy relationship between children and both their parents. Solima v. Solima Tennessee Appeals Court (1998)

Parent vs. Third Party Custody

Therefore, in a contest between a parent and a non-parent, a parent cannot be deprived of the custody of a child unless there has been a finding, after notice required by due process, of substantial harm to the child. Only then may a court engage in a “best interest of the child” evaluation in making a determination of custody.” In re Adoption of a Female Child Tennessee Supreme Court (1995)

Biological parents have a fundamental liberty interest in the care and custody of their children under both the United States and Tennessee Constitutions. These parental rights are superior to the rights of others and continue without interruption unless a biological parent consents to relinquish them, abandons his or her child, or forfeits his or her parental rights by some conduct that substantially harms the child. O’ Daniel v. Messier Tennessee Appeals Court (1995)

Grandparent/third party visitation

This appeal presents the issue of the constitutionality of Georgia’s “Grandparent Visitation Statute”, OCGA § 19-7-3. We hold that the statute is unconstitutional under both our state and federal constitutions, and reverse the trial court’s order to the contrary. Brooks v. Parkerson Georgia Supreme Court (1995)

Children in state care

Judge Quinones, a Family Court Judge with eight years of experience, described the conditions of detention as follows:

“Then again, Juvenile Center, as much as we might try, is not the most pleasant place in the world. If you put them in detention, you are liable to be exposing these youngsters to all sorts of things. They are liable to be exposed to assault, they are liable to be exposed to sexual assaults. You are taking the risk of putting them together with a youngster that might be much worse than they, possibly might be, and it might have a bad effect in that respect.”

Many other observers of the circumstances of juvenile detention in New York have come to similar conclusions. Schall v. Martin United States Supreme Court (1984)

1st Amendment Protest Guarantees

We have recognized that the First Amendment reflects a “profound national commitment” to the principle that “debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open,” This has led us to scrutinize carefully any restrictions on public issue picketing. Boos v. Barry United States Supreme Court (1988)

The traditional approach sets forth a bright-line rule: any restriction on speech, the application of which turns on the content of the speech, is a content-based restriction regardless of the motivation that lies behind it. Boos v. Barry United States Supreme Court (1988)

Pro-Se litigant’s pleadings

Pro se litigant’s pleadings should not be held to the same high standards of perfection as lawyers. “Significantly, the Haines case involved a pro se complaint – as does the present case – which requires a less stringent reading than one drafted by a lawyer. Puckett v. Cox United States Court of Appeals (1972)

Section 2 Persuasive Arguments

Thus, apart from constitutional problems of using the best interest of the child standard without a prerequisite showing of harm, the vagueness and subjectivity of such a standard lends itself to an invasion of family privacy which is abhorrent to our current society. Kathleen Bean (1985-86) Grandparent Visitation: Can the Parent Refuse? Note: This statement is equally applicable to all invasions of the parent-child relationship.

The bible advises input from both parents; “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and reject not your mother’s teaching;” Proverbs 1:8 Revised Standard Version

Hubin, Donald (1999). Parental Rights and Due Process. University of Utah Journal of Law & Family Studies Volume 1 Number 2, 123-150. Note: The best article on unconstitutionality of family law.

See at: http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/philo/people/faculty/hubin.1/Research/P RDP.PDF

See Childs Best Interest website generally for useful information: http://childsbestinterest.org

Section 3 Traps

When a legal action is initiated which involves a child, if a parent is not residing in the same home as the child, he or she will presumptively be considered as the non-custodial parent. The only way to avoid this trap is to not leave the home, or allow your child to be taken out of it.

When hiring an attorney, one of the first things they do is request financial information. This is because they are mentally figuring how much wealth they will be able to transfer to themselves.

At the filing of a legal action involving a child, if a temporary injunction is issued to maintain the status quo (keep the child under the care of one parent), the excluded parent will presumptively be considered as non-custodial. Any pre-trial orders which impede your ability to parent your child can be immediately appealed. If you wait for trial, you will waive your right to later raise these issues.

Pre-trial if a parent consents to pay child support, the judge and both attorneys will take this as a signal that he or she agrees to be the non-custodial parent.

Any consent order a parent agrees to (even if it comes after a contested hearing) cannot be appealed. You do not have to “consent” to anything, even if your attorney says otherwise. Remember, attorneys are officers of the court, and quite possibly friends with the judge and opposing attorney. They are required to zealously represent you, and to uphold the constitution. Expect neither.

Normally an investigation of the parents will be done. This can be anything from a college volunteer working for CASA, an attorney called a Guardian Ad Litem, a private investigator, up to a pediatric psychologist. The job of all these folks is to invade the privacy of your relationship with your child, and transfer as much wealth as possible to themselves. Also you will either be encouraged or mandated to attend counseling, to achieve the same goals. Using the above constitutional citations you can object to any invasion of your privacy and your child’s. If you fail to object, you waive your rights.

At trial your attorney can have a pre-trial brief prepared which carefully identifies the applicable laws and how your case applies to those laws (including of course constitutional law). Very few attorneys will do this. Most will present your case with no reference to any laws whatsoever, and simply allow the judge to rule as he or she wishes.

Also at trial both parents are considered to be voluntarily submitting the question of child custody to the court. Your attorney can assert that you do not want custody of your child decided by the state. If you don’t do this, it will be considered waived for appeal purposes, as will any applicable state and constitutional laws not raised by your attorney in his or her oral arguments.

If you ask that the law be followed in your case, expect intimidation tactics such as your attorney threatening to resign, or being told visitation with your child will be reduced. If any of this happens, request a brochure or other method whereby you can file a complaint with your state board of responsibility against the unlawful attorney. To make a complaint call: 1-800-486-5714

If you receive an unfavorable decision at trial, your attorney can file a motion to reconsider, or a notice of appeal. If you are appealing there are strict time limits on this, which if not followed will cause your case to be thrown out. If you consent to anything at trial, it will not be appeallable.

Appeals are usually taken to a state appellate court, then if needed an application is filed to your state supreme court (they may be called another name). The state supreme court has discretion whether to take your case or not, and they probably won’t take it. If your state supreme court does not give you a favorable ruling, you can appeal properly preserved constitutional questions to the United State Supreme Court, which virtually never takes a family law case. Wherever your case finally stops, it will be considered final.

Section 4 Legal Primer

There are three types of law, constitutional, statutory, and case. Constitutional law is primarily what this paper consists of, it is written by the people, and everyone must follow it. Statutory law is created by your state legislature, and the judges and all citizens must follow it as written. Case law is the judge’s interpretation of how constitutional and statutory law apply to individual cases. Most libraries will have copies of your state constitution, and statutory laws.

Solima v. Solima 7 S.W.3d 30, at 33 (Tenn.App.1998)

Being able to read case citations is very important as this enables you to look up and verify the original. In the above example the “style” of the case is Solima v. Solima, and these of course are the two parties at odds.

The next part 7 S.W.3d 30 tells you the original decision is contained in the “SouthWest” reporters. If you are unable to find them yourself, the law school librarian can show you where they are at. 7 is the volume number, 3d means third edition, and 30 is the page the case begins on. The at 33 is the specific page where the quote you are referring to is at, and (Tenn.App.1998) tells you the court that issued the decision and year it did so. If you see a case citation that has only the year listed without any court, such as (2000), that is a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. NY or Utah would be a state supreme court, U.S.D.C. is a federal court, and U.S.C.A. is a federal appeals court.

If you are starting from scratch and don’t have a case citation, ask the librarian where the “digests” for your state, or the “Corpus Secundum” are. These allow you to start with a subject, such as “constitutional law”, and look up all of the cases cited in that area.

Summary

Parental rights consist of fundamental liberty and privacy interest, which the state can only infringe upon after finding a child is in severe harm, or severe danger of being harmed. You must properly assert your rights at every stage of litigation, or forever waive them, and your ability to parent your child.

As a final note constitutional rights in general, and parental rights in particular, are being regularly eroded. Amendments to the U.S. and state Constitutions must be enacted to reverse this.

Daniel Lee ACFC Associate Director

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Child Trafficking, the criminal Child Protection System (OPEN FORUM) Please comment.


The US Government is promoting child abuse by paying for it.  Regardless of criticism for ourselves.  Tell everyone about THE RUTHLESS OUT OF CONTROL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES and how they are trying to cover up all the damage they do under the guise of permanency for children.  When there are numerous case studies that show children are always far better prepared for life when they are raised with there families.  Children raised by foster care and children adopted out have a 76  percent  higher average to end up prison, jail, and use drugs over children raised by their own family.

CPS adds to the abuse by covering up the kidnapping stating it’s in child’s best interest or siding with caution by  placing children in foster homes over the child’s family the child could suffer possible abuse if left at home even when there has been no abuse found. There is little doubt every Social Worker and Judge (usually commissioner)  with CPS knows within the first couple of weeks in social service work, that this job is only for the federal money to continue and by ignoring what is really happening they can deal with this much responsibility or irresponsibility and refuse to face how many children and families are suffering because their actions and them personally, in fact studies show many case workers and judges end up abusing their own families (by testimony of their children) do to a moral struggle,  no oversight accountability and high personal guilt this job plays in their own lives and this all leads to a deep poor self image, and in many cases leads to a  mental breakdown and poor work environment for all new employees.

CPS has tried to counter this by using reward ceremonies and bonus incentives this has been found to cause deeper guilt and stronger, deniability feeling  less valuable than other employees doing the same job.  These factors have the highest turn over rate for  employment and many city’s can’t keep a licensed social workers on staff  and are using the  license of a Social Worker in another location or calling them  family therapist as an intern excepting all the responsibility,  the question of a licensed social worker still comes to question  and makes the cover up even wider spread.  I called the Riverside office and asked who the licensed social worker is and if that person could call me back and still have not had that call.   I personally have watched this abuse and have had CPS take my child with no evidence only a phone call that was to intended cause harm by my ex wife .  I have been a father for 28 years and never has a child been abused in my home but CPS said my son was removed because I wasn’t cooperative and could possibly pose a future risk if they left my child home OMG.  I HAVE ONE SENTENCE FOR THIS JUDGE ( IT IS OUTRAGEOUS  HOW LITTLE CARE  YOU HAVE FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITH YOUR POSITION FAMILIES ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO SAVE THEIR CHILDREN AND THAT YOU WOULD EXCEPT MONEY OVER THE NEEDS OF CHILD AND HAVE SOLD OUT YOUR BENCH SEAT TO  CPS AND FOR  THE FEDERAL FUNDING FRAUD TO CONTINUE.  I do not have this moral dilemma in my life,  I know where moral compass aims and money doesn’t guide it.  Children if my own or anyone else s will always have priority over any thing else in my world even at the cost of prison or my life..

  1. January 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm | ReplyONE THING EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO FIGHT CPS, THIS IS NOT A FAMILY COURT, CPS IS A CIVIL JV COURT THAT IS WHY PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME FINDING ANY LAWS AND PROCEDURES. LOOK UP CIVIL PROCEDURES REFERENCE JV LAW AND YOU WILL BE MUCH MORE AHEAD OF THE GAME WHEN YOU GET THERE. I KNOW YOU ARE THINKING THIS CAN’T BE TRUE, I ASSURE YOU IT IS, WHEN YOU SIGN THAT CASE PLAN YOU ARE SIGNING A CONTRACT GIVING THE JV CPS COURT THE RIGHT TO HEAR YOUR CASE IN THAT COURT AND IF YOU DID A CRIMINAL ACT TO GET HERE TO THIS COURT THEN IT MAY BE WORTH IT TO SIGN TO WAVE PROSECUTION BUT IF YOU DID NOT AND CPS HAS JUST TAKEN YOUR CHILD JUST BECAUSE OF A PHONE CALL THEN THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY EVIDENCE AND THEY WILL TRY TO MAKE YOU GO ALONG WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION BY HOLDING YOUR CHILD HOSTAGE. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING AND TELL THEM TO GO POUND SAND IF THEY DON’T HAVE ANY FACTS. SO NOT PROVIDE ANY HELP FOR THEM. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING AND THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE. THEY CAN NOT KEEP YOUR CHILDREN BASED ON A PHONE CALL AND IF CPS HOLDS YOUR CHILD FOR LONGER THAN 72 HOURS WITH NO ANSWERS TO ANY LEADS THEN YOU WILL OWN THERE ASS, THEY CAN GET AN EXTENSION TO HOLD OFF THE HEARING BUT THAT IS ONLY TEMP. CPS ATTORNEYS WILL BE PISSED THAT I JUST TOLD YOU THAT BUT SCREW THEM. STOP VOLUNTEERING FOR THESE INVESTIGATION AND THINKING BECAUSE I AM NOT GUILTY OF A CRIME THEY CAN’T FIND ME GUILTY. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION INTO CPS AND THE COURTS AND IN 13 YEARS THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ONE CASE THAT A JUDGE HAS DECIDED AGAINST CPS, HOW IS THAT FOR CORRUPTION. WHEN THEY TAKE YOUR CHILDREN THEY ARE NOT PLAYING THEY ARE KIDNAPPING FOR FEDERAL MONEY BUT IT IS RANSOM AND YOUR CHILD IS THE HOSTAGE. EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID HERE IS VERIFIABLE.
  2. http://tinyurl.com/moviford07392 Says:
    January 13, 2013 at 8:14 am | ReplyPrecisely how much time did it acquire you to create “FBI Investigating This CPS Office!� CPS Corruption Has To Be Stopped”? It offers a large amount
    of really good information and facts. Thanks a lot ,
    Ofelia

    • donnellyjustice Says:
      January 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm | ReplyMy son is being held against his will, My wife and I have always treated our child like the angle he is and then CPS , kidnapped him held him for Federal ransom money, and terrorized my family by making us think they would release him from government captivity, they tortured him by telling him your parents don’t want you. They told us if we followed the conditions of the ransom they would release him… Every person in this county knows CPS pretending to be taking children for their own protection is bullshit and is just kidnapping for federal ransom money. The only time I ever failed to protect my child is when I let CPS walk away with him, If had it all to do again I could not in any good conscious, after watching what they really do to children, I could not let them walk away. Our lives have just been destroyed by CPS and I have lost everything fighting the courts, and these two faced bastards who have no morals or, family values, and I say this from the depth of my soul, people hear me, CPS is a criminal organization stealing children, and children never come out on the other end unharmed some times they don’t come out.at all and this is what we have for a child unprotected system. I would rather go to jail knowing I tried to protect my child , then go through everyday of my life knowing my child was begging me to protect him and I just let CPS drag him away to be abused.by them… At least he would know daddy didn’t just let criminals kidnap him…We have to make a stand. Wake up,these are our children that are being kidnapped sold and abused. Don’t let them take your child.. I will stand by your side.for your right to protect your child’s life liberty, and happiness….This is a bold statement but we have to take back our right to protect our children from government interference. My child is not owned by this country as property he has rights  and the right to be raised by people who truly have his best interest, his parents. CPS says the statement all the time in the child’s best interest, CPS only has the best interest of CPS and federal funding fraud to continue. …
  3. Marissa Bonnema Says:
    November 14, 2012 at 4:24 am | Replyi am reunified just had a meeting at school seems they are doing everything they can to prolong closing the cps workers side ..she stated there is no safety issues but talks about extending the case its been a year in jan
  4. William Ronald Burns Says:
    September 24, 2012 at 10:15 am | ReplyI would absolutely love to share my opinion of RIVERSIDE COUNTY CPS JUDGES WITH YOU. But this would take so long to go over all the overwhelming evidence of false evidence being allowed into the courtroom, and not allowing parents on record to defend themselves.Parents and children are being blatantly taken advantage of. It should be required to disclose Dependency policies and procedures, such as a copy of the Dependency Quick Guide, A Dogbook for Attorneys Representing Children and Parents published by the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. I personally have seen how the court accepts everything CPS says to be considered clear and convincing without CPS actually presenting any real evidence. Instead, CPS just writes a scathing report stating that they have seen evidence. This is completely bias on the side of CPS to not actually see the real evidence. In my case, CPS presented another mans criminal record as if it was mine and NO ONE noticed and would not listen to me when I said something about it. This is clearly criminal.Anyone who wants proof all you need do is write me and I will show you overwhelming evidence of fraud through out the CPS, county counsel and the Riverside County CPS court proceedings. Everything I am saying here is completely true so help me god . My law suit when it gets heard and it will is so damaging to all these people.CPS falsified so many records to steal my child and had the assistance of every single person down the line including CPS attorneys, Judges, and Social Workers licensed and unlicensed. These people all think they are immune, I got news for them, NO ONE is immune from corruption and criminal activities.Even my appellant attorney did not review the case or he would have seen the obvious, contradictions of their statements miss reporting and false reporting, substitution of reports, cut and pasting of certified documents by a state testing facility. The Attorneys’ unethical and intentional gross misconduct lead to the legal kidnapping of my child.None of these people have any concern of the child’s real welfare. Every bit of evidence is already being sent to every single congressman, senators, and anyone else who needs to know what is going on here. Please write me, this can not happen to anymore children.OMG what is going on in this country allowing our most precious gifts given to us by God to take care of and guide into adulthood as a decent person. Children stolen from their home will never understand why this happened to them. There is no medication CPS can force a child to take that will ever take this damage away except returning these children home to their loving parents. Be aware that CPS social workers tell the children that their parents do not care about them. Talk about emotional abuse!In May 2011 I reported this corruption and legal kidnapping scheme to the FBI. When I informed the Social Worker, Antoine Coley, he laughed and said, “The FBI is not going to do anything.” Well, the FBI’s response was, “We are not in the position to challenge CPS.” The FBI is in charge of investigating corruption AND kidnappings. So WHO is in charge of protecting our children besides the parent who gets arrested if they take possession back of their child?

    Please share this story and information. The more people who know about this illegal kidnapping ring the less power they will have and could make all the difference in the world to all our American families.

    People please pay attention to my words and read them very clearly, it is with the utmost respect for children and to end this abuse of our children and the never ending pain for parents. If people only had the information provided in the Dependency policies and procedures, (Dependency Quick Guide, A Dogbook for Attorneys Representing Children and Parents) published by the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts these kidnappings would not be happening.

    In closing. What does this tell you? This is intentional.
    What is the reason? Money funding from CAPTA and Title IV-E of the social security act, and Youakim funding.
    Far more money and incentives is given for out of home placement placing the child up for adoption then to try to help the family.

    Please tell everyone you know to read this. Do not just let anymore children be taken from loving homes. Even if you don’t think this will happen to you.

    No one will help you after your child gets taken accept knowledge.

    My motives, I want to finish raising my beautiful baby boy who I love absolutely and completely so very much.
    A

    nd to stop this from happening to any other children and parents,
    From going through the heart ace that never ends.

    Thank You
    William Ronald Burns
    ProjectManagerBill@gmail.com

  5. sarah gillespie Says:
    April 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm | ReplyMy name is reuben gillespie, my children got took from my wife, While I was in prision. I never thought I would go through this situation with C.P.S…. What they are doing is down right outlandish.They are taking are chilren away from all of us. We need to form a unity to take C.P.S to the surpreme court. let s quit talking about it, and lets file civil complaints against them call me 206-424-4846 my name is reuben

  6. Amy Baril Says:
    March 21, 2012 at 5:04 am | ReplyI am newly involved and need some serious help i have done everything theve asked and they said they were working on reunification but im feeling now they are not working on the best for me or the kids plus the absent father is going for full custody and has not hasd contact with him in 7 years and is Lying and saying i denied him,,,,,please call me if you can give me some good advice i DO NOT want to sign the dependany but feel forced into it the court date is next week amy 360-443-2481

    • donnellyjustice Says:
      April 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | ReplyIf nothing has been signed even if you can’t afford it you have to see the right lawyer not a CPS lawyer by the court. If you did nothing wrong make them show proof of a crime. It’s so hard to give advise on something so painful. Please Please don’t sign anything unless they have proof of a crime. That is the only time CPS is better than jail because you can stay out and fight for your child. If there is no proof don’t sign anything get lawyer take them to court.
    • charlotte Says:
      August 29, 2012 at 5:44 am | ReplyYou have to sue them with or without an attorney. You have to cross -claim if you’re in court now or legally redress by filing a common law or statutory code claim for any number of abuses: misrepresentation-fraud, insufficient evidence,violation of due process by CPS,DHS,Courts,GAL,Appointed Counsel it goes on. You have rights. I want to start a interstate claim. My local courts have recussed and I still waiting…I guess I’ll just have to take this on the road to Federal. Any takers :) VirginiaPrisoner.FreeDavidStyles@blogspot.com
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm | ReplyWhere we need help is protecting our children, not making money own our children. There is no juctice or checks and balances. There’s no one over seeing the continuous injustices CPS destroyed in our home everyday.
  10. Bonnie Gill Says:
    March 2, 2012 at 12:50 am | ReplyI am a mother and my children were taken. I was arrested for something that I did not do. CPS was told I was crazy. They started from the beginning telling me that I am crazy and they can do whatever they want to me and my children. They said if I do not do what they say they would hurt my children and I more. I took numerous tests proving I am not crazy but they kept it all out of court and filled every report with lies. They write the opposite of what I say. I told CPS when they had a meeting about putting my 6 year old with my husbands’ mom that my husband was accused of severe mutilation and sexual abuse by my children. I also told them that his mother aids and hides her son and his crimes and threatened to get rid of me if I tried to get justice. She did not even care about my children or me and helped her son abuse me for years knowing he locked us out in nowhere without food or money or a way out and abused me all night. I finally found a chance to run away and then all of this happened. CPS gave my child to my husbands’ mom and she has claimed abuse consistently ever since. Dear God please can anyone help me make this nightmare stop? I need a miracle for my baby. Please. I do not have money or any idea of what to do. CPS stopped me from being able to report the abuse and they are trying to help my husbands’ mom adopt my baby. They hide the abuse and my baby almost died once. All she asked me is could she please at least come home for the weekend before daddy kills her. I am dying everyday and I am so desperate. Please can anyone help me?
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  12. Anonymous Says:
    February 9, 2012 at 1:43 am | ReplyMY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN IN FOSTER CARE ON ANOTHER ISLAND THAN ME IN HAWAII SINCE OCTOBER 13, 2011. SHE IS A DIABETIC AND CPS GOT INVOLVEDE AND BLAMED ME WHEN MY CHILD GOT DIABETES IN THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR 2011. THIS IS SO WRONG THEY ARE LYING AND DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO KEEP MY DAUGHTER AWAY FROM ME AND NOW THEY ARE TRYINHG TO GET MY SON REMOVED FROM MY HOME PLEASE HELP MY NUMBER IS 808-212-7927 IF ANYONE CAN HELP
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  17. Lyndon Granger Says:
    September 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm | ReplyI can help!. I know how to stop these heartless bastards, Type up LYNDON GRANGER in your search engine and you’ll see the wave of lawsuits and exposure that I have placed against these crooked Texas department of family protective services. I know how to beat them. I have a plan that’s infallible. all I need is 500 to 1000 dedicated parents who would like to get there children back and put a dent in the child protective program. you see what the problem is that we are at war with cps,. they have declared a war on normal people. they need our children for every exploitation you can imagine and that’s wrong. we need a leader and a general to lead a force that can cripple and disable the enemy’s child kidnapping campaign. And I AM THAT LEADER. if you would like to join me in a campaign to rescue and protect children from this nation wide brutal assault on our children and our future call me or write to: The Black Skulls Program P.O Box 550661 Houston, Texas 77255 or call and leave your name and number @1-713-260-7754, thank you we will win this battle…
  18. Denise Whisler Says:
    July 31, 2011 at 9:47 am | ReplyDenver county CPS took my nephew who has Autism15 months ago and he’s been in a horrible crowded, loud, chaotic group home when he belongs at home with his mother and aunt! They had Bo right to take him away. We did nothing wrong. Please is there help for us here in Denver, CO.?
  19. FBI Investigating This CPS Office! (via CPS Corruption Has To Be Stopped) « Fight Corrupted Family Courts and CPS Says:
    July 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply[…] leave a comment » A dshs, child protective service worker came to my parent’s house and took my brother’s baby.  Procurement of an order to seize a child through distortion, misrepresentation, and/or omission in court and is a violation of the fourth amendment. ( Malik v. Arapahoe Cty. Dept. of Social Services.  (10th Cir. 1991)   That is exactly what the cps worker did.  She either failed to fully investigate intentionally or recklessly, withheld potentially excu … Read More […]
  20. dawneworswick Says:
    July 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Replyhttp://fightcorruptedfamilycourtsandcps.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/filing-a-complaint-with-the-board-of-psychology/Report ALL workers to the board of phychology because this is what regulates wrongdoing in people who hold lisenses. If they have no liscence..they can be jailes and prosecuted. Please give ALL of your evidence to the board. If we flood them with complaints, they will help us change CPS!!!!!
  21. kindneess Says:
    June 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | ReplyI live in canton ohio I have 2 kids my kids are in foster care I’m still fighting for my kids we have to stop cps / family court I would like for everyone to know I have group meetings here in ohio every week If anyone would like to come to my meetings let me know u can bring friends with u my e-mail is kindnessohio33@yahoo.com my number is 330 268-9342 we have to stop cps / family court now
  22. rikki Says:
    June 23, 2011 at 12:24 am | ReplyMy name is Rikki and I have been in the system for 13 years my kids have been abused in some homes. Used as labor in others. they have lost their belonings when moved. we have some times had weeks months and years with out visits.I have sat in court and had things said about me you would not believe and was not alloud to defend my self. I had one social worker tell me if I slept with him he’d give my kids back. I have had the guardian tell me she hates me.The govener of nebraska has blown me off every time I’ve contacted him . I have heard numerous times from therapists, doctors and visit workers that they don’t understand why my kids are in the system but that they have no power to help fight them.I have had fosterparents and visit workers tell me that the social workers told them horror stories about me..yhat they decided after being around me wern’t true. Any time a visitation worker therapist or doctor tryed to defend me they were pulled from my home and not alloud to talk to me or would loose their jobs. I’ve had calls in the middle of the nite from people to tell me how persons on the case were doing or wanting to do thins that were iapropriate with my kids like take them on trips and things. I believe one of the foster parents molested my child ,but in this system you are guilty and are keept from the people and tools you need to help yourself. They have more power than thr IRS. And they love putting your kids on all kinds of drugs.And now that some states have gone with private companies it’s going to get worse, they need a product to stay in busness and that means more kids. Rapists ,childmolesters, and murderers have more rites than parents .And believe me It’s a war that is not going to be won easly because were afraid of them.And they coverup the abuse of the kids in their care .I’m not saying everyone in the system is a bad person because I’ve met some good ones but they seem to afraid to rock the boat. And make no mistake this is big busness. The fosterparents the doctors the lawyers and the system are sucking in the cash.
  23. pta mom Says:
    June 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Replythe whole court system and child welfare are corrupt! Its sickens me what these sick people can do with the power they are given! CPS agents can be sued as an individual. I read about Bellas law. Divorce situations can put you in a situation with cps. If you’re a mother not getting child support and the father isnt involved, do yourself a favor and leave it that way! you’ll be better off and so will your child. If not you might end up with Cps knocking on your door for false reasons and might end up with a corrupt one that’ll make up lies. if they do contact you record everything! these people need to be stopped! makes me want to stop paying taxes! I wonder if they have to go thru background checks. I know it doesnt take much to a “social worker”. online quick degree! f ing joke! and they have the power to slander you and ruin you and your childrens lifes!!!!!!!
  24. Tiffany Says:
    May 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm | ReplyMy name is Tiffany, I lost rights to my to younger daughters 2 years ago for not a good reason at all i was disrespected threw the whole court sistum and they walked all over me i want my story out there and i want to no who i can talk to about a corrupted Cps workers. I dont want other mothers to go threw what they put me threw. I dont no were eles to turn and i beleave in my heart that something is wrong here and i didnt desrve what had happened.It is a long story so if anyone nos where i can turn to that would be great. Im a mother with no income enough to fight to get my girls back…..so im looking other directions and i no its out there.

  25. William Burns Says:
    May 6, 2011 at 10:31 am | ReplyCPS is not immune to law suits like they want to believe go to the FBI web site and look up color of law crimes. This is a perfect example of what cps does everyday in America. please email me your results we have to gather together and share information to ever beat this organization of crimes against our most fragile people that can not defend them selves. Do what ever you can by any means necessary just like they do. If you want to catch a criminal you have to think like a criminal, just like if you want to catch a fox think like a fox and pretend you are a rabbit.
  26. kindneess Says:
    March 31, 2011 at 1:11 am | ReplyI live in canton ohio I have 2 kids my kids are in foster care I’m still fighting for my 2 kids the worker on my case she is all about lies my kids are suffering in the foster home I had public defender he was no help on my or to me & my 2 kids we have to stop dcfs / family court anyone can contact me my e-mail is kindnessohio33@yahoo.com my phone number is 330 268-9343

  27. Jamie Says:
    March 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm | ReplyWill my comment be added?
  28. Jamie Says:
    March 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm | ReplyThere has to be a change made at the federal level. Until all of this federal money stops the lunacy will continue. It is like the government is collecting taxes to screw itself. It uses it’s money to destroy those who are paying taxes.
    They have very bad laws in place which reward the making of false allegations. People are destroyed over gossip and suspicions. Children’s lives are being destroyed by the very same people who claim to be protecting children. My children have been going through the worst trauma of their lives because of incredible allegations made by unethical therapists. The therapists then find a way to bring in DHR and make DHR put the kids in “therapy”. The therapist can then bill for their time. This is how they make their living. My kids are terrified of therapists right now. The therapists are accountable to nobody. Between the courts and the therapists there is no justice. I remember a therapist telling me that she made a ton of money from “medicaid kids”.
    They can take the kids into their foster homes and brainwash them against you. They can then prohibit them from seeing you. They have as long as they want to brainwash the kids against you. THIS IS REAL FOLKS!

  29. patty Says:
    March 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Replyall I want to know is how to petition the court without attorney, to stop CPS, and get a case closed. the children and mother have been removed from a problem that got cps involved in the first place and now the come up in the grandmothers home several times a week. I want them gone
  30. kcaldwell@twu.edu Says:
    February 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm | ReplyI was in the process of adopting my granddaughter, when my home did not pass the adoption inspection. I am a pre-doctoral student with a 3.375 GPA and do not drink or drug. I had my child in private christian school, and the CPS worker took my child on a “Life-Threatening Basis” –There was No “Life-Threatening Basis” The CPS worker, Ashton Moore, had been very friendly all summer, and had even invited us to her Vacation Bible school, where she was a teacher. We gladly accepted her invitation and participated. My child thought she was a family friend, so the CPS worker tricked my child into going with her on a ‘special shopping trip’– she then called the child’s Uncle, ( my son) that they were taking the child to an orphanage if he did not take her. He took her for 4 weeks, but he and his fiance do not like small children, so they had the child removed on an Emergency Basis because she was crying and wanted to come home to me.
    I was put on Supervised visitation with NO CHARGES AND NO PAPERWORK. I said a prayer for God to “Please keep us safe, and Protect us until we see eachother again” and I was written up for using the words “Safe and Protect” and all of my visitation has been taken away. Ihad HHS and Senator Craig Estes’ office investigate this, AND BOTH OFFICES SAID THEY FOUND NO WRONG DOING!!I have court transcripts that show where CPS/CASA misrepresented (lied) about me in court. Because of these “Misrepresentations” the Judge gave my child away to a foster/adoptive home. CPS does not want me to ever get to see her again, as they are trying to break our bond, so that she will accept the new family. She has lost weight, and misses me terribly, as I miss her. I have been researching “Rally for Congress” and found out that the CPS office gets “Tens of Thousands of sollars” for every “Orphan Adoption”.

  31. Christie Vigil Says:
    January 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm | ReplyPlease see my story!!!! hopefully we can all stand up and stop the corruption as it is a nationwide epidemic

  32. Richard Sievert Says:
    January 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Replypetition care 2 . c o m 100 billion dollars!
  33. Richard Sievert Says:
    January 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Replyplease join me in my fight by going to care 2 . c o m and finding the partitions and type in (100 billion dollars ) that is the only way to make them change
  34. Richard Sievert Says:
    January 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm | ReplyThey try and gather evidence against you! As I and innocent father stressed out by this evil, they use on us what is our re course? ‘Where is our justice? ‘Where is our rights as parents to tell this evil service child predator no!”When we say no they threaten us with court ‘There is another court and all CPS workers will be in it it one day the court of the almighty lord god and I say with a loud voice they will most likely be scent to hell fire! know these people try ‘To sell there babies my wife and I witnessed it at a house, ‘By a church in ‘Illinois I feel i should not reveal the city but they where using it to sell DCFS children! And it’s just disgusting to us that we decided to have our own child, and now they want him! ‘Lawrance our new son!care2 . c o m – CPS is-a-bad-body-it-must-be-sued- for-100-billion-dollars/C.P.S. Is a bad body It must be sued for 100 billion dollars!Target:’Mothers and fathers who love there children!’Sponsored by: ‘Aha The mothers and fathers!’ Are the firemen the police, and the national guard!The army of “public serpents” which is now paid to attack the sanctity of the American family is bigger than the Russian Army. It’s also a much bigger threat to our national security than the Russian Army, plus it is more corrupt, better paid, better organized we must soon burn this evil to the ground or our creator will burn this world for not protecting our children they are not theres to sell they are ours to love!
  35. nk Says:
    December 13, 2010 at 5:09 am | Replyi am a grandmother who has had both my 2 year old and 10 month old for 10 months. i brought the 10 month old home from the hospital. all done by cps. we had no idea what was about to happen, we were just glad to take thr kids in, mother and father were positive for marijuana. for the second time, first with the 2 year old then the baby. my husband and i had no idea.. i can’t even explain what has happened to us and our lives from that day forward, i could’nt make up the things we have gone through, we were told lie after lie, we now have no relationship with our daughter, her husband spends more time in jail than at home, the home was declaired unfit, so she had to get a different place for the kids, she took her classes, he went to jail, no classses so they just excusesd him from everything, he has 4 drug charges, 2 dwi’s and several warrents and a felony, she can in no way take care of the children on her fast food pay, yet cps says thats not a factor in her getting the kids back, he has not worked since the first child, we have taken care of them all their lives, we were checked out for placement before we could get them, but i guess his background and drug and alchohol problems are not important for cps. (1 dwi in the first 3 months of the investigation) now my daughter is lying and saying he and her are over and cps pulled the children from us and put them into her home(which she moved into 4 days before)she was crying about how she could not afford a day care, or take care of them alone, but cps insisted they go home. in the 10 months i have kept a complete log of everything, including how many times she visited(2 times in 3 months) now the babies are sick, have lost weight, and cry for us all the time, and we can no longer see them, we have no rights. her husband is back, cps don’t care that he did nothing he was demanded . he does’nt want us to see them, so we can’t. i thought when this started, cps was in it for the kids, they have completely ruined our lives, not to mentrion what they have done to those poor innocent babies. but they say they will bounce back, i’m sure the case workers sleep well at night, because i have’nt for 10 months. I HATE CPS…. and i had no idea what was involved. sad thing is, we can complain and complain and complain but nothing is gonna change, this system is so messed up, what do you do?
  36. Grandma Says:
    November 30, 2010 at 4:33 am | ReplyHas anyone had dealing with CPS in Denton County, Texas? I need help.
  37. Richard Red Hawk Says:
    September 13, 2010 at 5:11 am | ReplyMy daughter just had her 3 children taken from her by CPS. The husbands family conspired to take the children for them selves and their infertile daughter and then throw his wife the mother of his children in the street with a protection rule that will prevent her from ever seeing her kids again. CPS was behind this criminal act along with the husband. These criminal acts by CPS must be stopped . They must be stopped in any way or form that does the job. There is so much criminal activity in this case it would take me all night to write it here. If there is an interest I would be happy to explain in detail. I believe CPS should be eliminated and a new fair form of a State Agency should be started up. But if that should be done do not hire any of the CPS people into this new agency. They have proved their untrustable actions and there would be no need for these people to continue in an other State Agency. Richard Red Hawk

    • Richard Sievert Says:
      January 20, 2011 at 12:34 am | ReplyI agree, ‘Sir these people lie, and conspire for you to tell them the truth and they scuff their feet like onto of you, as if it was your back they just postured! ‘And that is what snakes do they crawl, on there bellies and wait for the right time to strike, ‘Knowing full and well that you are a food souse for them to consume, ‘I am sad that I ever new such evil could come out of a nation that was once free like ours of this type of servitude that slithers around seeking who it can devour!
  38. carlin Says:
    September 7, 2010 at 11:11 am | Replycps received ua results from treatment center without connect,attorney general asked me in court for the ua and judge said no. Cps said that they did a retest on a ua that is 2 months old and claim that it is dirty.the ua has no signature collector name spelled wrong. no fax number and guardian all idem that requested quit and so did the attorney general. no response from lawyer ,dac attorney not helping. What happened to America.hospital takes baby for neglect without a chance to neglect,to false ua and dissemination of confidentiality.

    • Ramona Mayon Says:
      September 8, 2010 at 12:18 am | ReplyYou got to fight that. Same thing happened to a friend of mine in San Francisco, clean ua, took baby anyway, they jumped through all the CPS hoops and got the baby back at 9 months…tell them you will never quit fighting…file a civil lawsuit in FEDERAL COURT against CPS using above lab info as insufficient grounds to seize your child-it’s a violation of your fourth amendment – – – then go to the local court & file a habeas corpus. That is latin for “show the body”. Usually used with prisoners appealing an unjust sentence but here it is your child being made to serve a sentence! That means that you are asking the court to tell CPS to “show the body” (of your child) and to explain to the court so they will have to show the legal reason for talking the child in the first place. Tell the court in plain & proper english what you have said here. Write it out calmly. Type it out. File it at the clerk of courts of your local court. Get a copy. Then send a copy of that copy to the Federal Court in your area. I realize you have no lawyer but everyone has the right to approach their courts. Make them pay attention. Write to your local media over & over showing them a copy of your request for habeas corpus. Send it to your governor, senators, congress-members – – – and send CPS a list of everyone you have sent this to – – – make it so hot for them they find it easier to give you back that baby instead of fighting … I fought ‘em myself (it’s called pro per) and never lost custody only 3 & half years of my life (and my peace-of-mind & sanity) … … … I am putting together support websites for CPS-sieged parents @http://beatcps.ramonamayon.com Keep fighting the good fight of faith!

      • Richard Sievert Says:
        January 23, 2011 at 8:36 amYou have been noticed! You will receive your reward in time! I am a friend of the open book of time!
        When I say this or that to anyone not only is it you that are saved but all the others that act like you who take the time in unselfish acts no mater where they are no matter how small or big i get you all!
        ‘Who am I just ay christ OK thats close as beans;)
  39. Heidi Says:
    August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am | Replyon july 6th i left my 2 and 4 year old in my van with a 17 1/2 year old it was pouring rain and i went in to the store for 20 mins well the 17 yr dozed off and a customer thought the kids were alone and called the police, they came saw my 17 yr in the van yet they still removed my kids. DHS (cps here) went to court and said the kids being in the van were unsafe and needed to be safe while investigating. on 8/3/10 they went to court said the kids have to be removed do to being in the van unsupervised and the daycare had issues with the kids clothes not being clean. ( even though they never had an issue with us nor did they ever hotline it) now we go to court 8/31/10 and now they say the kids were removed due to they are constantly allowed to play unsupervised at home in the raod (LIE!!!) they also claim our house is dirty, unsanitary and ridden with rodents and vermin (LIE they haven’t even been out to the house) and we have 4 previous cases of neglect here (LIE!!! we were hotlined 4 times) (#1 the health dep said i draged my son outside due to tantrum even though i have spinal problem and it’s physically impossible) #2 i took the 4 year old for testing for autsim and the dotor wanted abuse ruled out.. which it was) (#3 me and my 17 year old were arguing) (#4 a neighbor felt we had no heat or power due to fozen pipes) if i went into court always changing my story i’d be thrown in jail.
  40. denise bruns Says:
    August 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm | ReplyCPS nyela Bolden testifed her report for abuse neglect and mental harm was errored. She could not substandard her claims. I would like a well written federal law suit brief. Does anyone have a copy to send me? The judge placed my child in the custody of the father who has beed substantiated twice for child abuse and abandonment.
  41. Tammy Doud Says:
    August 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm | ReplyMy name is Tammy and CPS kidnapped my grandchildren from me when my granddaughter was 16 months old and my grandson was only 3 weeks old after CPS approved them being placed with me, and my daughter signed Power of Attorney deligation of parental powers and CPS knew I was planning on adopting my grandchildren who have been in my custody from the moment they were born.
    My daughter and I had agreed prior to both childrens births that I would raise the children because my daughter has mental issues and she knew she could not raise these children. True she should have taken precausions not to have chldren if she could not care for them however she did not. I was honnored to care for my beautiful grandchildren I love them so very much. Destiny my grand daughter was born a meth addic and CPS became involved they did a home study, crimminal background and on myself and my companion whom I have known for 15 years and we have been together for 7 at that time, he has no children of his own and he was is hevean when Destiny was born he loves her so much, he has not been able to see her since August 12, 2008 because he has a criminal background however CPS approved us for placement on May 22, 2007 and Destiny was placed with us. We participated in drug testing though we were not drug addicts and parenting classes. an I was planning on adopting Destiny however my daughter became pregnant again so I wqas waiting for the birth of my grandson so I could adopt both at the same time. When Steven was born my daughter a an alcohol level of .09 and had a planned c-section, not so smart on her behalf true, but we had already agreed I would take Steven, however CPS stepped in once again and before I could take him from the hospital I had to take a UA and be given a saftey monitor until the results came back which was 24 hours and they were negitive just like I told them they would be.I am sorry I will have to continue this reply later I have some unexpected business to attend to I appologize but irf any one can help my file a Special Action in Arizona because they stopped my visits and adopted my grand children on May 12 2010, by way of lies, fraud, and fraud upon the court and I was never a loud to defend my self against the aligation in the dependency they filed against my daughter, and they never made any attempt to try and prevent the removal of my grandchildren from me they pre-planned the removal and then had us arrested for kidnapping though they were the ones who actually kidnapped the children I have documentation to prove this they lied to the grand jury to get us indited by claiming they had a court order out of another county which they did not.Like I said I will continue this reply later please feel free to contact me attammydoud@yahoo.com thank you for your time
  42. Ramona Mayon Says:
    July 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Replyjust started to try to get my story out & collecting links for my site; parents must UNITE to protect their children from this social gestapo:
    ____________________________________________________________
    OPEN LETTER TO NANCY PELOSIMadame Speaker,As you read this, please realize that if the daughter of your good friend Senator Dianne Feinstein and the woman you recently endorsed to be California’s Attorney General weren’t involved in my case I truly believe, as both legislator & a mother, you would be outraged by what has happened at the hands of those who swore to protect the vulnerable children of the City of San Francisco. Of course, it’s impossible to ignore that Judge Katherine Feinstein & D.A. Kamala Harris were involved, but as my elected representative, how can their identity stop you from dealing with me? Yes, I know better than most about the bloodsport that San Francisco politics can be since my family disappeared into a political bermuda triangle in 1998 because we accused the firefighters’ union I.A.F.F. local #798, their sacred cow charity S.F.F.D. Toy Program & it’s chairman, the late John Voelker of mail theft and sabotage rising from our Christmas 1997 appearance on Fox2News due to our plight with a blown engine on our schoolbus/home. That matter was settled out of court 12 July 1999 on #300155, Mayon v. I.A.F.F. local #798 for $6000 and a mutual stay-away order.Since you are a busy person, as are the other 1500+ people in the media & government receiving this email, let me get right to the point. I want my family’s name out of California’s Child Abuse Index because the entire case was built on 48 examples of perjury, tampering, suppression & manufacturing of documenting evidence.We have quietly fought for justice in every court in San Francisco, but to no avail, obviously because of the political bluebloods involved. Since the courts (Superior, Appellate, California Supremes & the 9th Federal district) have rejected our incessant demand for accountability, I finally turned my hopeless fury into a book Collected Letters from the Abyss that I released online earlier this month @ http://ramonamayon.com available in an instant-view mass-distribution format for $9.99. It is a citizen’s indictment documenting a conspiracy between C.P.S. who provided the perjury, S.F.P.D. who refused to investigate our allegations against S.F.F.D. & the City Attorney’s Office who prosecuted us for 3 years on the grounds that I put our children at risk for neglect due to my use of medical marijuana (letter from UCSF’s Dept. of Neurology gotten months earlier), taking legal (but not PHYSICAL) custody of our four children, thus denying us the right to travel back to Louisiana where we have family & land, where we would have pursued the interests of justice from a safe harbor. We were never San Franciscans – we were here for our wedding & dream honeymoon, marrying at City Hall 14 Nov 1997. We remain Louisianans, even after nearly 13 years here.From 26 April 1998, when Children Protective Services responded to the hotline call from the late John Voelker, until 11 June 2001 when the Commissioner William Gargano returned legal custody of our family to us, we have fought tooth and nail to bring the truth to light. Our attorney in the union matter, Steven Bouvarnick, advised us to adhere to the letter of the settlement which included the clause “Do No Harm”, so effectively I have worn a paper muzzle until even the ten-year statute under the R.I.C.O. act was over, because what the union did, they did under the color of authority, thus automatically making it racketeering. By waiting, we ensured even the signees’ pensions were safe. We kept our word, even while they had a machine at their disposal. Madam Speaker, as much as you don’t want to hear this, it was machine politics at it’s best. If there were some way for you to replace the players in my book with someone you didn’t know, say from Chicago, you’d see it, too.I don’t take these steps lightly, nor without fear. After all, on 16 Dec 1998, while I was at our attorney’s office receiving the final draft of the lawsuit, across town in Golden Gate Park, my husband was being brutally assaulted by three men. That was quite a message to come home to. He was hospitalized for 30 days and very nearly died. My book describes all that as well as how the C.P.S. refused to even acknowledge what had happened; indeed, how they lied in court about everything that was, in reality, happening.Even after we were returned legal custody of the children, we couldn’t leave San Francisco because of the dreadful lies set in legal cement by the City Attorney’s office, led each in their own time by your friends, 1998-2000 Katherine Feinstein and 2000-2003 Kamala Harris. This false case would follow us anywhere we went, but if we stayed here, we knew C.P.S. wouldn’t bother us again because they knew we knew about the lies. A stand-off, one that kept our children safe, but one that meant we could never return to the quiet, wonderful rural life we once had, at least not until our children were past the age of being taken by that Gestapo that C.P.S. has become ever since Congress began funding a bounty on every American child’s head of $6000 a month. All that federal money, without oversight nor accountability, shame on all you politicians, who just sign bills and never look to see what you are really doing. Go online and read a few of the heart-breaking stories, then take a look at the unlimited power social workers wield – do something drastic & dramatic about it, why don’t you. We all end up judged before God, I’d hate to be called to account for this debacle!

    My book uses the City’s own hard paper to document every threat, every lie, every suppression, every example of tampering, everything in their words not mine, because, after all, who would believe me? As the judge in the recent landmark case, Humphries v. County of Los Angeles, wrote in his opinion declaring California’s Child Abuse Index unconstitutional under the 14th amendment, to be declared a child abuser in modern society is a type of moral leprosy. And didn’t that serve the firefighters’ union well, first that the City Attorney’s office of Louise Renne would force us to remain in San Francisco ensuring that we had no access to any other court but this, and secondly, should we ever make it back to Louisiana, our reputation was shredded.

    Even now who would listen to me? My book has been out two weeks and the silence from the local and state media has been deafening. However, I am finding that the Internet is that great equalizer everyone has always thought it would be. But I already knew that would happen, thus the title of the book, Collected Letters from the Abyss.

    Yours in Christ, Ramona Mayon

    Next actions:

    1st, a complaint to the California Bar Association re. Kamala Harris prosecuting us in spite of several C.P.S. reports that repeatedly stated that there were “no actual C.P.S. concerns or issues with this family”, as well a complaint to the Judicial Performance Panel (on which Judge Feinstein sits) to review the original foundation of lies that she oversaw in 1998-1999.

    2nd, since no one has complied with the 9th federal district’s court directive to alter the procedure that surrounds attempting to remove one’s name from the Child Abuse Index, we will apply to the director of D.H.S. Trent Rhorer to re-examine the records, then direct Cal. DOJ to remove our listing.

    3rd, when he refuses to do that, we will proceed to federal court in an attempt to force a change in due process. We understand that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Humphries v. County of Los Angeles in the fall.

    4th, we will ask the current attorney general, Jerry Brown, to independently review this miscarriage of justice and remove our name.

    5th and finally, we will seek to form a coalition of all the groups on the Internet screaming about the corruption in Family Law courts, in order to draft a bill of rights for every child at risk from an uncontrollable, unaccountable Children Protective Services. At that time, we will return to Congress, who supplies them with the money but no oversight and demand change.


    Greg & Ramona Mayon
    750 La Playa #915
    San Francisco California 94121

  43. jennnie Says:
    March 4, 2010 at 1:56 am | Replyi am interested in finding out more info on how to fight these people
  44. LERENZO PALMER Says:
    January 31, 2010 at 1:57 am | ReplyI am the C.P.S. DESTROYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sue the hell out of them in federal court e- mail ME AND I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO SUE THEM MOST PEOPLE CANT AFFORD A ATTORNEY I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF how_to_sue_cps@yahoo.com by lerenzo palmer lets save our children. If you dont know your rights then you dont have any oh by the way the federal government is very fond of parents trying to get their children from these monsters

    • daniel Says:
      November 9, 2011 at 1:59 am | ReplyHi, me and my girlfriend have recently been targeted by CPS here in Lubbock Texas. They have made false allegations against us and recently tricked my girlfriend into signing something. Unfortunately she did sign and now i feel we are stuck in their system. Our daughter is currently staying with a family member. They took her away from us because my girlfriend was prescribed Ambien. We really can’t afford a lawyer and you really can’t trust all lawyers to begin with. I’ve been researching the CPS corruption and im just disgusted. Please help. 806.928.9260 (Daniel)
  45. Background Investigator Says:
    January 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm | ReplyHi this Wilson, thanks for sharing the useful information Child Protective Services (CPS) is the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States that responds to reports of child abuse or neglect. In April 2008, many raised questions as the CPS in Texas removed every minor child and infant from the YFZ Ranch polygamist community, with the assistance of heavily armed police with an armored personnel carrier. They convinced a judge that they had sufficient evidence to conclude that all of the children were at risk of suffering from child abuse as they were being groomed for under-age marriage.
  46. Cheryl Horsley Says:
    September 10, 2009 at 10:53 am | ReplyI’M SORRY, JUST WANTED TO ADD TO MY COMMENT THAT I AM IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY, GLOUCESTER, VIRGINIA 23061, AND THIS WAS DONE BY THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, GLOUCESTER, VIRGINIA 23061!!!!
  47. Cheryl Horsley Says:
    September 10, 2009 at 10:51 am | ReplyTwo children, ages 4 and 5 were just removed from me, my home, and their grandfather by CPS. We had petitioned for custody, as the mother gave the children away, and the father did stay here with the children for four months, and then up and left, and we heard nothing from either until we filed the petition. THEY ARE NOT FIGHTING OUR PETITION! Between the two of them (they are not married) THEY HAVE GIVEN AWAY 5 CHILDREN!!!) CPS was involved, only because of the father. I notified them when the father left, as well as the court, and the guardian ad lietem, as I was legally supposed to do, which actually all was supposed to have been done by the father was to give the court 30 days notice if he was leaving this address, but he did’nt. CPS kept coming, and was very pleased, so she said with everything. THEN WHEN WE WENT TO COURT FOR OUR PETITION, ON THE 3RD OF THIS MONTH, CPS WAS THERE, SO SHE SAID, TO TELL THE JUDGE HOW WELL THE CHILDREN WERE DOING. IT TURNS OUT THAT SHE HAD FILED SOME PAPER, UNKNOWN TO US TO THIS DAY, AS WE WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF ANYTHING AS SHE ONLY SAID THAT SHE WAS THERE TO GO AGAINST THE FATHER THAT LEFT THESE CHILDREN, ONLY 31/2 MONTHS AFTER THE MOTHER DID. WE STOOD BEFORE THE JUDGE, AND SHE COMES OUT WITH THE FACT THAT “MY EX HUSBAND WAS SITTING AT THE TABLE SMOKING. THE JUDGE SAID NOTHING, AND SIGNED AN ORDER OF WHICH I THOUGHT WAS OUR PETITION. WHEN WE LEFT THE COURT ROOM, SHE TOLD ME TO GO HOME AND PACK THE CHILDRENS THINGS, AND SHE AND ANOTHER WORKER WOULD BE THERE TO TAKE THE KIDS IN A FEW MINUTES. THEY FOLLOWED US, AND THE KIDS GOT NOTHING BUT A FEW OF THEIR CLOTHES, AND THE WORKERS PICKED THEM UP, AND PUT THEM IN THEIR CAR. WE GOT THE CHANCE TO EXPLAINE NOTHING, NOR COULD WE, AS HER TESTIMONY WAS ALL AGAINST THE FATHER, AS SHE SAID, EXCEPT FOR 1 PERSON SMOKING AT OUR KITCHEN TABLE, AND THE FACT THAT I HAD HAD A YARD SALE (OF WHICH SHE DID’NT TELL THE JUDGE) AND MY HOUSE WAS A LITTLE STIRRED UP, AS I HAD TO BRING SOME SMALL THINGS IN, DUE TO RAIN. NOT MESSY, OR FILTHY, JUST NOT AS CLEAN AS IT USUALLY WAS WHEN SHE CAME. I MENTIONED THIS BECAUSE SHE CAME THE DAY BEFORE COURT TO EXPLAIN TO ME THAT SHE WAS JUST GOING TO TESTAFY AGAINST THE FATHER ABANDONING THE CHILDREN, HOWEVER, AFTER ASKING HOW MY YARD SALE WENT, SHE SAID SHE NEEDED TO TAKE PICTURES OF MY HOME. I ASKED HER NOT TO THAT DAY, AS THINGS WERE STIRRED UP, HOWEVER, SHE SAID SHE NEEDED TO ONLY FOR PART OF HER CONTINUING EDUCATION. I AGAIN ASKED HER IF SHE COULD JUST GIVE ME 1 MORE DAY, AND THEN SHE THEN JUST WALKED PAST ME, INTO MY HOME, AND STARTED TAKING PICTURES. WHILE I AM GUESSING, AND NOTHING WAS SAID IN COURT, I AM SURE THE JUDGE HAS A COPY OF THOSE PICTURES. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’VE DONE FOR THOSE CHILDREN. I STARTED COUNSELING THE 1ST WEEK OF THEIR MOTHER LEAVING THEM, KEPT THEM AT THE DOCTOR’S, AS THEY HAVE MULTIPLE MEDICAL PROBLEMS, GAVE THEM THE LOVE THEY HAD NOT GOTTEN FROM THEIR MOTHER OR FATHER, FED THEM, EVERYTHING, AND WOULD DO IT AGAIN, AS WOULD THEIR GRANDFATHER WHO TOOK THEM FISHING, TO THE BEACH, ETC., ALL THE THINGS THEY HAD NEVER DONE, AS THEY WERE RAISED IN A MOTEL THE WHOLE 4 AND5 YEARS OF THEIR LIFE! WE WENT BACK TO COURT YESTERDAY, AGAIN, SUPPOSEDLY FOR OUR PETITION, AS THE CPS WORKER SAID THE JUDGE DID’NT SEE THAT ON THE 3RD WHEN THEY TOOK THE CHILDREN. THE ONLY THING SAID WAS THAT THE JUDGE ASKED “WAS EVERYONE IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS?” (US THINKING IT WAS OUR PETITION) AND ALL SAID YES. AFTER COURT, THE CPS WORKER SAID SHE WOULD GET BACK WITH ME WHEN SHE GOT BACK TO THE OFFICE, WITH ME, AND THE GRANDFATHER THINKING IT WAS TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET THE CHILDREN BACK. WELL, WE BOTH HAD ERRANDS TO RUN, TO CATCH UP ON BILLS, ETC., THAT WERE DUE DURING THIS TIME. I ARRIVED HOME AT 2:00 P.M., TO FIND MORE PAPERS ATTACHED (TAPED) TO MY DOOR. IN READING THESE, IT WAS AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO TAKE THE CHILDREN, SIGNED BY THE JUDGE YESTERDAY!!! THIS MEANING THEY HAD NO ORDER TO SNATCH THE CHILDREN ON THE 3RD, AS THEY TOLD US, THUS ILLEGALLY TAKING THEM, AND INSTEAD OF US ALL AGREEING TO OUR PETITION, WE ENDED UP AGREEING TO LIES THAT THEIR LAWYER HAD PUT ON HER PETITION FOR YESTERDAY, AND WE WERE NOTIFIED AFTER COURT, NOT BEFORE!!! I WILL FIGHT THIS, AND WILL GO AS FAR AS IT TAKES!! THIS IS ILLEAGLE, AND NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW!!! I JUST PRAY FOR THESE CHILDREN UNTIL WE GET THEM BACK.
    CHERYL
    cahjfs@cox.net
  48. mrs k says Says:
    August 9, 2009 at 6:27 am | ReplyLots of links on this site to help with trying to fight cys, cps
  49. Laurie Morefield Says:
    April 8, 2009 at 5:44 pm | ReplyMy family is also caught up in the nightmare of CPS. It’s like a bad dream that never ends..and the children are the ones being abused the most. I truly believe their only concern is money, there is no other explanation.
  50. cc Tillett Says:
    October 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm | ReplyDear Ms. Bliss,I am Vice-President of Washington Families United.I have read your story. We are in touch regularly with the office of the Governor.Our main goal is to fight for families and children in the state of Washington.I WOULD really like to see a copy of that form..29c..I think we may be able to do something with this. Every new piece of informations helps us to bring our point home.I am located in Silverdale, WA. Just down the road and across the floating bridge from you.Please get in touch with me as soon as your time permits..CC Tillett
    Vice-President
    Washington Families United
    360-478-2686
  51. Raquel Says:
    September 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm | ReplyI am one of those parents who has been through hell and back because of our wonderful Child Protective Services here in San Diego. I worked very hard at maintaining and improving my “record.” I was a law enforcement officer for over 10 years here in San Diego. I once believed in the judicial system, although it had it’s flaws, I never believed it capable of what it has become.
    My life was torn apart by those people. I now have an out of control 4 year old, which I am helpless to discipline due to the system. My 19 yr old was enticed by promises of college education that is to be funded through “the system” and brainwashed to the point of not speaking to me. My 1 year old spends much of his time with my sitter and our Sunday school teacher because I don’t trust my 4 yr old around him. (I am now of course a single mother.)
    My record of which I was proud of at one time has been completely torn apart. Now, I am viewed as nothing short of the criminals I once booked into jail myself. I am seen as an abusive, drug addicted parent, on welfare and no hope of rising above what they took 39 years of my hard work and dedication and destroyed for their own financial gains.
    And, I will tell you why no Lawyer has done anything… It has nothing tor do with the judges being dirty… The Lawyers are making a HUGE profit themselves from this three ring circus…. Innocent parents, like myself, desperate for help hire them to prove our innocence. However, due to the way the incentives are paid, it benefits the system to keep the child in the system for as long as possible. This is how my situation played out….My Lawyer charged me a retainer fee of 3750.00 just to take the case… Every court appearance was an additional charge… Every correspondence I had with him cost me no less than $75 and that was for a 3 sentence email sent by his girl friday. I told him from the beginning I wanted to appeal the case… He kept putting me off saying “we will when the time is right”…. The time was NEVER right, I was just placed deeper and deeper into court ordered classes and all the other frills that accompany them… Then as time moved on, he denied ever agreeing to appeal. (I would not have hired him if that were the case.) Anyhow, I had volunteerally given up my parental rights on my daughter because by the time I would have been able to regain custody they had already convinced her that they were her saviors. She was 17 and by the time she would come back, I would have done twice the classes for nothing. I did not relinquish my educational rights however, yet was never once informed of her progress… nor were ANY efforts made to reunite her and I. Finally, I was informed by my now ex-husband that she was going to graduate on Friday, June 6th this year. We had a court date set for Thursday the 5th basically her last court date and release from the system…
    HOWEVER, because they did not benefit from her release, the judge came in and said the since her graduation was not until the following day, she was not officially graduated and moved the case back another 2 weeks! Thus, keeping her and the financial gains comming for another 2 weeks, and the lawyer made another $400 for walking into the court room again, and about $350 in correspondences, from my trying to figure out why he did not object to the judges ruling since the graduation ceremony is all a formality and she was indeed graduated while we were in the courtroom that Thursday…. (It was not financially beneficial for the Lawyer… Keeping my family right where they were was where his bread was buttered.)And that is why no Lawyer is interested in doing anything about it… It would be cutting off a very easy, high income, little to no work involved, income for themselves.Thanks for the ear… Hope I brought something to the table on this one…Believe me I could go on and on as far as all the outsiders that benefit from the destruction of families…. I live the hell they have created for me every day…(I’ve gone back to college and can’t even find financing, grants, nothing… And yet they are rewarding my only daughter for lying about things I never did by funding her education… Ironic.)
  52. State’s Child Protection Agencies Collude with Judges to Defraud Federal Government « Cbliss’s WeblogSays:
    September 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm | Reply[…] FBI Investigating This CPS Office!, 2008/09/14 at 3:08 […]
  53. Jane Says:
    September 14, 2008 at 3:08 pm | ReplyState’s Child Protection Agencies Collude with Judges to Defraud Federal Government
    © Nev Moore Jan. ’02In 1974 Walter Mondale initiated CAPTA (the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act), the legislation that began feeding federal funding into the state’s child welfare agencies. With remarkable foresight Mondale expressed concerns that the legislation could lead to systemic abuse in that the state agencies might over-process children into the system unnecessarily to keep, and increase, the flow of federal dollars. Shortly after CAPTA was enacted there was a dramatic increase in the number of children in foster care, peaking at around 500,000 during the mid-70′s. George Miller, the Chairman of the federal Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, initiated an intensive investigation of the nation’s foster care system after the effects of CAPTA started to become apparent by the soaring numbers of children who were being placed in foster care. An official at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare admitted to Miller that the government had no idea where many of the nation’s 500,000 foster children where living, what services they were receiving, if any, or if any efforts were being made to reunite them with their families.To address the obvious free-for-all snatching of children that CAPTA had stimulated, the Committee crafted new federal legislation with the intent of creating accountability and clearer guidelines for the states child welfare agencies. During the crafting of P.L. 96-272 Chairman Miller’s concern was that the federal government was footing the bill for warehousing children in institutions and inappropriate settings without accountability. In 1980 the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, P.L. 96-272, was enacted. The act included provisions that “reasonable efforts” be made to prevent children from being unnecessarily removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Although CPS has always tried to buffalo the media and the public that they are involved with families due to some sort of horrific child abuse or neglect, there has never been any debate among national policy makers, researchers, and federal agencies that the vast majority of CPS cases are due to poverty or frivolous/social reasons and do not contain elements of real child abuse. If the cases did actually involve acts of abuse they would be criminal, identified and investigated by law enforcement, rather than social workers, and would be prosecuted as such. P.L. 96-272 came into effect partly because Congress determined that a large number of children were being unnecessarily removed from their homes, and, once removed, they were lost in the limbo of foster care for years, many until they just grew too old, when they were then put on the streets at the age of 18.The Child Welfare League of America testified before a senate subcommittee: “In fact, there were many instances then, as now, of children being removed unnecessarily from their families. It is important to recognize that children are almost always traumatized by removal from their own families.” So, accountability from each states child protection agency was also written in. To receive the federal money the states would have to submit an annual report to the federal government, known as an AFCARS report, that specifically accounts for each child in state care. ACLU Children’s Rights Project attorney, Marcia Robinson Lowry, explained in her testimony to Congress: “As a condition of federal funding, states must have a reasonable information system to identify children in federally-funded state custody.” These requirements were implemented in 1980. Up until 1999 some states were still not filing their federally required AFCARS report to the federal government. According to Jeffrey Locke, former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, the excuse to the legislature was that they “couldn’t figure out how to
    work their computer system.”When I called Senator Therese Murray in 1998 to ask how many children had died in foster care in Massachusetts, her aide replied: “We don’t have those statistics.” At that time Senator Murray was the Senate Chair of the Committee on Health & Elderly Affairs, and therefore responsible to oversee the collection and filing of AFCARS data.The “reasonable efforts” requirements were designed to address these issues by requiring the states child welfare agencies to have specific investigation and assessment policies to minimize frivolous removals, to provide “services” to address and ameliorate conditions that were detrimental to the child’s well-being; to place children with relatives when removal from the home was absolutely necessary; and make efforts to reunite families in a timely fashion. Methods to audit and track compliance with federal requirements were also built in. The states were to establish “citizen review panels” comprised of a specifically designated representation of the population which would include not only members of collateral professional communities involved in child protection, but “parents, foster parents, and former foster children.” Each state was to have at least three citizen review panels. The panels would essentially act as a standing jury of peers and would review CPS cases. Twenty years after P.L. 96- 272 went into effect the citizen review panels have never been established in most states.Another means of creating accountability was to have the federal authority, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, conduct compliance audits, which are known as Section 427 reviews. The method of enforcement that Congress devised to ensure that the states followed the federal law was to provide incentive funds to the states that documented their compliance with the federal regulations. The states would self-certify compliance, but could be subjected to “periodic” 427 reviews by the Dept. of Health & Human Services. Were the states to find themselves in non-compliance they would simply return the incentive funds. It would seem that providing cash to agencies that are allowed to self-document compliance is a somewhat less than intelligent system. It would be interesting to track down exactly how much money the states child “protective” agencies have returned to the government because they found themselves in non-compliance. Gee, maybe this is rocket science.Like CAPTA, P.L. 96-272 could only have worked if the federal government demanded compliance and meticulous accountability, and them imposed sanctions for non-compliance. Even better – criminal charges for racketeering for intentional fraud. Mark Soler, director of the National Youth Law Center in California explained:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The three questions are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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