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Class Action Lawsuits

Parents Against CPS Corruption is organizing class action lawsuits in various Northern California counties. We have attorneys signed on to represent the groups.

A more detailed blog will be posted soon. Call 415-815-9415 or email protest@parentsagainstcpscorruption.com to find out more.

SF Bay View newspaper

Check out our articles in the SF Bay View!

sfbayview.com/2017/10/disgraced-cps-worker-fired-contra-costa-county-fails-to-fix-lives-she-unnecessarily-destroyed/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/08/misconduct-and-collusion-by-cps-attorneys-in-san-francisco-superior-court/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/07/the-vicious-cycle-of-cps-intervention/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/07/how-does-cps-decide-when-to-sever-kinship-ties-adopt-children-out-to-strangers/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/02/parents-against-cps-corruption/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/03/extreme-confidentiality-conceals-cps-wrongdoing-hurts-the-children/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/06/who-cares-when-children-are-taken-from-home-to-foster-home-and-abused/

 

http://sfbayview.com/2017/05/parents-against-cps-corruption-fights-medical-kidnap/melinda-garrett/

 

 

 

 

This is Real…

 

            The time is ripe for child welfare advocacy to transition to a stage of activism. We are in the midst of an epidemic. According to the AFCARS Report published by the Children’s Bureau, over half a million families were impacted by the child welfare system in 2015. Some of the children and families never recover; too many never truly fell into the jurisdiction of the system to begin with. It is time for families, parents, politicians and sympathizers to stand together and have our voices heard. Furthermore, families and children are not the only people effected by the excess and corruption of the child welfare system. The American taxpayers are paying for the traumatization of children and families; billions and billions of dollars are invested every year into the system. More children being removed, placed in foster care, and adopted out equates to more taxpayer money being invested into creating an increasingly bigger child welfare business. This corruption needs to end, and the natural place to begin is through activism.

Join us! They threw us to the wolves and we came back as a PACC…

Check out this insightful article in the New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/07/when-should-a-child-be-taken-from-his-parents

 

 

Click on this link to learn how Senator Nancy Schaefer exposed CPS in Georgia:

 

Check out Carlos Morales’s awesome website:

http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2016/05/loading.html

Carlos Morales is a former CPS investigator turned whistleblower and the author of Legally Kidnapped. Carlos Morales was incredibly brave to write this shocking expose on the child welfare industry. Being a whistleblower is a tough path but if only more people would speak out against injustice, the world would be  better place. Buy his book on Amazon for only $10!

 

 

Bob Ortega from the Arizona Times:

 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2017/01/22/arizona-department-child-safety-why-kids-taken-away-too-often-answer-unknown/96539080/

LA Times: CPS workers charged with child abuse.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-social-workers-charged-gabriel-fernandez-torture-20160407-story,amp.html

 

watch infowars segment on CPS Corruption in UK and USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Pipeline to Prostitution”

According to a Casa California (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advertisement I saw on the bus today, there are over a thousand children in San Francisco’s foster care system. What makes this tragic is that the majority of those in foster care don’t fall into the jurisdiction of the dependency system. A child has to fit into the criteria of Welfare and Institutions code 300 and Senate Bill 243. I urge victim parents to read these two statutes and apply them to their individual cases. In my case and almost every other case I am told about, the children were better off in their homes than the situations they were placed in.

Futhermore, children in foster care are at serious risk for exploitation and trafficking. Predators target children in foster care and sometimes the foster family is responsible. Even in cases where children are not victimized while in foster care, they are at much higher risk of entering into prostitution after leaving foster care.

 

At the end of January of 2017, the LA Sheriff’s department rescued 28 children from sex trafficking and arrested 474 people. 70% of these children were in foster care. The LA media covered the story. However, the local SF media did not. This should be front page news. I urge people to contact the news stations and inquire about why the systematic ritual abuse of foster children is so underreported.

All I can say is, “Give us back our children!”

 

References:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-human-trafficking-sweep-arrests-20170202-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-foster-care-prostitution-20150227-story.html

http://www.casre.org/our_children/fcht

 

Continue reading “The “Pipeline to Prostitution””

confidentiality

This portion of the site was removed because confidentiality rules serve to protect the system rather than the children.

A blog will be posted discussing this issue in further detail…

Philosophy and Mission Statement

  1. PHILOSOPHY:

Strict adherence to State and Federal guidelines are vital in safeguarding family and child well-being. Too much tax-payer money is being spent- more money should be allocated to support families rather than continued efforts to expand the child welfare industry beyond necessity. Families in crisis need supportive services, not to be unnecessarily torn apart. Foster care and removals cause lasting damage on children; furthermore, evidence supports the fact that children in foster care are at greater risk of being abused than in many of the homes they are removed from. Family court standards should be raised to give children and families the same substantive and procedural safeguards that criminal courts have in place. This is the best way to ensure that children and families are not being deprived of their due process rights.

2. MISSION STATEMENT:

            Our mission is to raise awareness about corruption in Children and Family Services and Family Court systems throughout the country. When all safeguards are in place, the child welfare system promotes family preservation and child well-being. However, state and federal guidelines are not being adhered to, families are being unnecessarily torn apart, and children are being hurt in the process. Parents are being deprived of their 14th Amendment rights to due process and equal protection under the law, their 4th amendment rights to protection against unlawful search and seizure, and their 6th amendment rights to fair and speedy trials. Children that do not fall under the jurisdiction of juvenile courts are being unlawfully separated from loving parents without proper burden of proof requirements or procedural safeguards. Billions of dollars of tax payer money is spent every year, with families and children victimized in the process. Our organization hopes to combat corruption by raising awareness, decreasing tax-payer funding, and increasing oversight and enforcement of child welfare and family court systems.

History of Major Child Welfare Legislation

            The federal government and the United States Health and Human Services (HHS) are largely responsible for the development of the child welfare system. In 1935 the Social Security Act (SSA) enacted child welfare funding under Title V. However, it was not until 1961 that funding for child welfare expanded to support the removal of children from their homes. Title IV-A , Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDA) became mandatory in all states in 1969. Further expanding child welfare funding in 1974 was the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). CAPTA effectively turned child welfare into a money-making industry. In 1980 Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Amendments were added; in 2008 the Fostering Connections to Success Act added even more money to promote the removals and adoptions of children.

            Today, in San Francisco county alone, billions of dollars of state and federal money is funneled in through the child welfare system. In 2014, SF County signed the Title IV-E San Francisco Demonstration Project which brings close 1.5 billion dollars per year into the county. However, to qualify for the billions of dollars of child welfare money, the county is supposed to adhere to state and federal guidelines that safeguard children and families, protect civil and constitutional rights, and prohibit discrimination. This is not being observed in San Francisco county and most other counties across the nation. The problem is that too much money is at stake with practically no oversight or accountability.

            Further placing children and families at risk for violations of constitutional rights and discrimination is the format of the dependency court system. Parents are not authorized to demand jury trials and the hearings are confidential; this leaves too much power with no accountability in the hands of the judges. Moreover, disloyal court-appointed attorneys are at little risk for exposure of professional conduct breaches.

Some of the Issues

  1. Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) 300: WIC 300 describes the circumstances in which a social worker can remove child from his or her home and a court may adjudge the minor a dependent of the court: (a) That the child has or at substantial risk of suffering serious physical injury inflicted by a parent or guardian, (b) that the child has or is at risk of serious physical harm or illness because of a parent’s inability to adequately protect or supervise. (c) that the child has been trafficked, (d) that the child has been sexually abused, (e) that the child has suffered severe physical abuse by the parent or someone known by the parent, (f) the parent caused the death of another child, (g) the child’s parent has been incarcerated or institutionalized and cannot arrange care of the child, (h) the parents have relinquished custody (i) the child has been subjected to any acts of cruelty.
    1. Social workers and courts are removing children that do not fall under the jurisdiction of WIC 300.
  2. Senate Bill 243: In 1987, Senate enacted legislature that made dependency law to safeguard children and families by making the terms of removals more specific. For dependency jurisdiction, there must be “actionable abuse or neglect” with clear and convincing evidence that a child is: (1) In need of proper and effective parental care or control, (2) destitute, or without the necessities of life, or without a hoe or suitable living place, (3) physical dangerous to the public because of a mental or physical deficiency, disorder, or abnormality, or, (4) living in a place that is unfit because of neglect, cruelty, depravity, or physical abuse of either of the parents or of the child’s custodian.
    1. These guidelines in this bill are not being adhered to, making many removals across the nation unlawful.
  3. WIC 306(b): According to this statute, “reasonable efforts” to allow the child to remain in the home must be made in order for the removal to have legal sufficiency. Many caseworkers are flouting this requirement and the courts are allowing it.
  4. WIC 305, 306(b) and violations of the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution: Removal from parental custody should be the exception, not the rule. Absent “clear and convincing” evidence that a child is in imminent danger of physical or sexual harm, peace officers may not remove a child from their home. Moreover, social workers may not enter the child’s home without a warrant.
  5. 42 U.S.C. 672, Title IV-E of the SSA: In order to be eligible for this funding, the court must determine at the first hearing that continuance in the home would be detrimental to the well-being of the child. Not only is this not being done in every case, but the unnecessary removals of children are actually proving to be more harmful to children then anything that is allegedly occurring in the home.
  6. WIC 319, Family Preservation Services, Timely Reunification Requirements: As soon as it is considered safe, the social workers and courts are supposed to place the child back in the home and with the parents and to provide supportive service to assist the parent in the issues that removed the child from the home to begin with. This is not happening. Reunification is being unnecessarily delayed and children are being traumatized from the lengthy removals and/or adopted out.
  7. Violations of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution: Parents are being denied both their substantive and procedural rights to Due Process and Equal Protection Under the Law. Children are being removed without the proper burden of proof requirements, parents aren’t being served petitions and detention reports that remove children from their homes and terminate parental rights, and low-income parents are not being afforded the same rights as upper-class parents.
  8. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Parents with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities are being discriminated against and unsubstantiated mental-health allegations are being used against parents. Moreover, parents are illegally being forced to undergo psychological evaluations for adjudication reasons.
  9. Witness and Exhibit Lists: Witness and Exhibit lists are supposed to be submitted at least ten days before court hearings, according to most Local Rules of Court. This is not happening and parents are going into trials without proper notice and without the proper means to prepare for trial

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