In California: According to CPS’s Manual of Policies and Procedures you do not have to sign the case plan in order to receive services. All it does is contractually bind you to it,
CPS/JUVENILE DEPENDENCY COURT IS CIVIL. NOT CRIMINAL AND NOT FAMILY LAW. The rules of evidence are the same as in Civil Court and disobeying an “order” is merely a contempt of court issue.
I got this clip from CA Policy Revision Update which clearly states the Department’s PRIORITIES AND VALUES. IS it just me or is it obvious that the welfare of children is not their main concern?
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OF WHO? THE SOCIAL WORKERS!
SO THEY CAN GET THE ADOPTION INCENTIVE MONEY SOONER
REDUCING RELIANCE ON OUT-OF-HOME-CARE:
AGAIN, THIS IS PART OF ‘PERMANENCY’ AS THEY GET MORE FUNDING FROM ADOPTIONS THAN FOR FOSTER CARE
REDUCING THE RISK OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE:
WHY IS THIS EVEN AN ISSUE IF THE FOSTER HOMES ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE PARENT’S HOME THAT THEY EVEN PLACE THEM THERE TO BEGIN WITH? “OK. LET’S TAKE THIS KID FROM THESE PARENTS BECAUSE FOSTER CARE IS SO PERFECT AND THE FOSTER PARENTS ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAT WE NEVER EVEN HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CHILDREN GETTING HURT THERE”
OBVIOUSLY THERE IS AT LEAST ENOUGH ABUSE IN FOSTER CARE TO MAKE THIS PRIORITY RIGHT????
THIS IS LISTED LAST, ALMOST LIKE SOMEONE ALMOST FORGOT TO WRITE IT! DOES THIS NOT SHOW THAT THEY REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT KIDS? I FIND SO MANY THINGS LIKE THIS. I AM PUTTING TOGETHER A COLLECTION OF THEM.
Coming Soon to a Blog near you: CPS “PRIORS” THE
GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Lawsuits against CPS, social workers gone worse, foster parents who are criminally charged for abuse and murder, CPS’s failures and Judges gone wild.
We have said before, this can happen to ANYONE. Want to know why? Because the Supreme Courts do not recognize YOUR right to be a parent or your CHILD’S right to be raised by you. The Supreme Court’s opinion includes the notion that losing your child in no way compares to losing your freedom of movement (being in jail). This sets the standard for all lower courts.
Well, maybe for a person who does not give a hoot about their child it would be no comparison but I will tell you what, for the rest of us, who adore their children, losing the right to even SEE your child is like a DEATH SENTENCE!
According to the Supreme Court, a parent or child’s right to counsel is not guaranteed by the 6th Amendment in the Constitution because it is not a “criminal” case. So giving this theory a fair shot, in all criminal cases, even for misdemeanors where the maximum sentence is a mere 6 months in jail or even a fine, a person has a right to counsel. I don’t think a few months in jail or merely a fine compares to losing your child forever do you? But in misdemeanor cases you have a right to counsel but in dependency proceedings you do not have a constitutional right to counsel and neither does your child. They attempt to “explain” it saying that the dependency and termination of parental rights process is to “protect” children but that is just the cover for what is really going on..