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CPS At Fault In 2 More Child Deaths

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Insist on Realignment of CPS

Investigation Faults NYC Child Welfare Agency in 2 Deaths

The long arm of CPS is very obvious in the latter part of this article, as the media attempts to downplay the severity of these Children’s deaths and suffering.  The corruption within CPS has ruined too many families, stolen too many of Our Children’s futures, and finally have been seen for what they are by at least 2 or more Federal Judges just in the last months.

How can over 3,000,000 reports of Child Abuse yearly equal just 686,000 legitimate cases?   Now you think about one thing, less than 25% of the cases of Child Abuse are reported, so in reality, that translates to over 12,000,000 instances of Child Abuse happen yearly.
~Robert StrongBow~

NEW YORK  –  “The children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.”

New York City’s child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.

The report by the city Department of Investigation found that the children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.

“Our investigation demonstrated that in several instances ACS failed to property investigate allegations of child abuse and as a result missed opportunities to protect children,” department commissioner Mark G. Peters said.

ACS spokeswoman Jill Krauss said Mayor Bill de Blasio has invested more than $100 million to strengthen the child welfare system since the three cases happened.  The new funding has allowed the agency to hire 700 new staff members and reduce caseloads to “a historic low” of 10 to 12 children per caseworker, Krauss said.

The children in the three cases were identified by aliases to protect their privacy.

One of the cases involved a child who was abused and starved by his parents for at least two years before he was removed from the home.  The child is now in foster care and criminal cases against his parents are pending.

Another child died at home under suspicious circumstances.  During the 12 years prior to his death, ACS had investigated 11 reports of abuse concerning the boy’s mother.  The description appears to match the death of 4-year-old Juan Sanchez on April 29, 2014.  No one was charged in his death.

The third child was beaten to death by her mother, who is now serving a lengthy prison sentenceThe girl died despite a 12-year history of interventions by ACS into the mother’s parenting ability, the report said.

Some advocates said the focus on tragic deaths of children should not obscure the work that social service agencies do to support families in difficult circumstances.

“It’s unclear how much generalizing one can do from three admittedly horrible cases,” said Susan Jacobs, special counsel to the Center for Family Representation, which represents parents in family court.  “Every single day parents who struggle with the conditions of living in poverty are successfully reunited with their children with the help of many support services and advocacy efforts.”

Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, said that while it’s possible to learn from ACS’ worst failures, “those failures don’t, in and of themselves, tell us what is systemically wrong with ACS, or any other agency.”

Wisconsin DHS Sweating New Legislation????

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Wisconsin DHS and CPS sweating this legislation.

Legislation on child abuse reporting draws concerns from Dane County social workers

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! believes every call of Child Maltreatment should be reported to Law Enforcement first, and all investigations be made by Law Enforcement only.

Only with Law Enforcement involved in every case will we begin to see an end of the  corruption within CPS.

Wisconsin legislation that would change how child abuse and neglect cases are handled is drawing sharp disagreement between Dane County prosecutors, law enforcement officials and social services providers about what is best for children.

Introduced by Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, in October, and garnering bipartisan support since, the package of bills would clarify the definition of child neglect, designate a specific crime of repeated acts of neglect or physical abuse of the same child and require social services agencies to report all allegations of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement, among other components.

Legislators, prosecutors and law enforcement officials pushing for the changes say they do not currently have enough tools to charge adults for certain situations of child neglect or abuse, including cases where children are exposed to the dealing or manufacturing of illegal narcotics.

Social services providers conversely argue the changes — particularly requirements involving reports to law enforcement — could have a chilling effect on cases reported, lead to increased trauma for families and create an unfunded burden on law enforcement.

“We have a wonderful system in Dane County by which we protect kids, but we try to keep the situation from re-traumatizing kids and families,” said Dane County Human Services director Lynn Green, who was a social worker in Child Protective Services early in her career.  “A lot of what we try to do is reach out, help people make the parenting changes they need to make, educate them while we keep the kids safe.”

Currently, there is a memorandum of understanding in place between Dane County Human Services and county law enforcement agencies that lays out which cases will be reported to law enforcement.  In addition to cases of sexual abuse, which providers are required to report under state law, the agreement includes reporting cases of physical abuse, emotional abuse and threat of harm.

Right now, Green said, about 40 percent of cases the department receives get referred to law enforcement and they work together on the case.

“If there is a feeling that some of the cases that should go aren’t going, we can amend that,” said Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan.  “But to send all cases to law enforcement I’m concerned will have an unintended consequence.”

Some reporters call the county when they feel there’s a family in need.  They are not mandated to report and can remain anonymous. If law enforcement gets involved, Green said, their name will have to go on a police report.  She said callers may also hesitate to report concerns if they know a law enforcement official will knock on the door.

“We’re concerned it’s actually going to stem the number of calls we get and our possibility of intervening with families and being able to serve them,” Green said.

Green said they are also concerned about the trauma inflicted when law enforcement gets involved with families — especially of color and in high-risk neighborhoods.

In Dane County, a black parent is at least seven times more likely to be referred to Child Protective Services than a white parent, raising concerns about the legislation disproportionately affecting communities of color.

“Many of the parents that come into the Child Protective Services system have themselves been impacted by trauma in their own childhoods, and that trauma has affected their functioning, their brain development, to the point where when they’re confronted with authority or people trying to impose rules on them, they can come across as sounding very oppositional,” said Dane County Child Protective Services manager Julie Ahnen.  “The idea that we’re going to change their behavior by increasing their involvement in the criminal justice system is just backward.”

The Dane County Board Executive Committee passed a resolution on a voice vote Thursday evening opposing the state legislation with those concerns in mind, as well as the concern that it will create additional case burden on law enforcement agencies without funding it.

Unlike this legislation, a series of child protection reforms in Minnesota recently signed into law also allocated $52 million to hire more workers and expand services for abused children.

“I recognize that some of these changes might be difficult to implement, but I don’t want to see cases of child neglect continue to go to unreported or unaddressed in our community,” said Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, who introduced similar legislation last session and is a sponsor of this package.

Shilling said she doesn’t want there to be an unintended consequence or chilling effect but wants prosecutors to be able to address issues like child exposure to the dealing or manufacturing of illegal narcotics.

“So how do we make sure the process and definitions are something that, again, help prosecutors have the tools they need to properly charge adults with the situation that innocent children are placed in,” Shilling said.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has testified at hearings in support of the legislation. He did not respond to a request for comment.  Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney declined a request for comment.  The Madison Police Department emailed a statement calling the actions of the bill’s sponsors “laudable” in working to protect children but also acknowledging the concerns of social workers.

The Association of State Prosecutors, the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association all have registered in support of the bill on required reporting.

Dane County, the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies all oppose it.

Multiple Dane County legislators who initially signed on as cosponsors for the legislation have since withdrawn their support for the bill requiring reporting to law enforcement, including Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison, Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, and Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison.

WE THE PEOPLE Say NO MORE To Corrupt CPS

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Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Native American Teen-age Girl Medically Kidnapped by State of Missouri

HOW CAN CPS BE CHILDREN’S WORST ENEMY????

HOW CAN CPS BE AGAINST THE FAMILY STRUCTURE????

Native American Teen-age Girl Medically Kidnapped by State of Missouri

Prior to 1978, as many as twenty-five to thirty-five percent of Native American children were removed from their parents for alleged neglect or abuse. The majority of these children were placed in non-Indian foster homes, adoptive homes, and institutions.

In 1978, Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to reduce the number of Native American children removed from their homes. Congress recognized, “There is no resource that is more vital to the continued existence and integrity of Indian tribes than their children,” and “that an alarmingly high percentage of Indian families are broken up by the removal, often unwarranted, of their children from them by nontribal public and private agencies.

” To reduce inappropriate removal of Indian children from their
homes, ICWA provides that only tribal courts can decide abuse and neglect cases involving children whose permanent residence is a reservation.

For Indian children who do not live on a reservation, state juvenile courts can make decisions about removal, but the child’s tribe must be notified, and the tribe has the right to intervene in the case.

Resource – A Short History of Child Protection in America – ABA PDF