Have you ever wondered what questions child protective services (CPS) asks children when they conduct an investigation?
Note: This article has been updated to clarify that, at least, the 9th Circuit does not recognize absolute immunity for claims of perjury. Federal law provides a way for families to sue government employees who violate their rights under the U.S. Constitution. However, in federal courts within the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eight, and Ninth […]
This distressing article from Israel illustrates yet another situation in which a social worker has defiled a child in his care. Sadly, a child taken from his parents by social services is often at the complete mercy of the social worker, who is normally a complete stranger. It is shameful when those who are given […]
Social services often attacks those who have an unconventional way of life. In this sad case we learn that, although social services tries to put you into their box (figuratively speaking), they may take your children if you try to live in one (literally, in their view). Our heart goes out to this dad and […]
New Jersey social services has taken five children from an Army Major and his wife. The children were taken after one of the children had to receive emergency care for a medical condition. Social services claimed that this might have been a result of physical abuse, but after evidence was presented disproving the allegations, the […]
The grandmother of a three-year-old girl in foster care complained that the foster parents were abusing the child and her four-year-old brother, but social services ignored the warning. The child was later found dead in her foster home, and the foster parents had disappeared. Social services later took the deceased girl’s baby sister from the […]
A recent audit of foster homes in Kentucky revealed that the state had placed a number of foster children in homes with registered sex offenders. Government auditors simply compared lists of addresses for foster homes with those of registered sex offenders and found a number of matches.
A debate over giving psychotropic drugs to foster children erupted last year after a 7-year-old boy who was heavily medicated while in foster care took his own life. Since that time, the state of Florida has taken a closer look at the use of psychotropic medication in state foster care. In response to one suggestion […]
Daniel Leddy, a former judge of the New York City Foster Care Review Term, speaks about the abdication of judicial discretion that often takes place in foster care proceedings. Leddy writes that, in his experience, “judges were the real culprits for having allowed the court to be reduced to the status of a rubber stamp […]
A Pennsylvania foster home was closed after a foster mother spoke out against two social workers who allegedly coerced a sixteen-year-old girl to abort her 24-week-old baby. Pennsylvania social services has allegedly threatened the former foster mother with a lawsuit for what it claims was a breach of confidentiality.