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THE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE
BY: Nancy Schaefer
Senator, 50th District
“I have come to the conclusion:
· that poor parents often times are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the where-with-all to hire lawyers and fight the system. Being poor does not mean you are not a good parent or that you do not love your child, or that your child should be removed and placed with strangers;
· that all parents are capable of making mistakes and that making a mistake does not mean your children are always to be removed from the home. Even if the home is not perfect, it is home; and that’s where a child is the safest and where he or she wants to be, with family;
· that parenting classes, anger management classes, counseling referrals, therapy classes and on and on are demanded of parents with no compassion by the system even while they are at work and while their children are separated from them. This can take months or even years and it emotionally devastates both children and parents. Parents are victimized by “the system” that makes a profit for holding children longer and “bonuses” for not returning children;
· that caseworkers and social workers are oftentimes guilty of fraud. They withhold evidence. They fabricate evidence and they seek to terminate parental rights. However, when charges are made against them, the charges are ignored;
· that the separation of families is growing as a business because local governments have grown accustomed to having taxpayer dollars to balance their ever-expanding budgets;
· that Child Protective Service and Juvenile Court can always hide behind a confidentiality clause in order to protect their decisions and keep the funds flowing.
There should be open records and “court watches”! Look who is being paid!”…
To read more of Senator Nancy Schaefer’s report, please click on the report document above.
I would also like to add that so many people ask the question “Why is it that many children are NOT removed when they are in fact in danger, even where there have been several reports made?” I have posed this question to the County Board of Supervisor’s office, and was told that “if a child is difficult to place, or if a child is moved more than 3 or 4 times, Social Services gets docked funds and audited on that case” indicating that a combative or “difficult child” would potentially or probably moved several times per year, thus that child is not economically lucrative to the Department and employees.
(Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents are also employees in that they will continue to get paid a check each month they keep that child, until that child is either removed or 18, 21 or no longer in need of services beyond 18. The child is FULLY SUPPORTED by the government even after adoption has been granted.. it’s a guaranteed pay check for the child(ren))
post by Sandra Ami