“Somebody calls. They’re a little upset. They have a vendetta against a family, against a person, and they sic [CPS] on them and then they have to go through these horrendous, onerous investigations…”
On March 1, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Alford v. Greene, a case questioning whether the government can interview children at public schools without parental consent. Regardless of the outcome of this case, public schools are a dangerous place for children to be.
A newborn child was taken from her parents and placed in foster care because the mother and father were both visually impaired. The newborn child was returned almost two months later after social workers finally determined that the couple had done nothing wrong. Now the couple is preparing to file a civil rights lawsuit claiming […]
Many social services agencies across the nation are greatly out of touch with mainstream American families. One example of this occurred when an Arizona family submitted a roll of film for development at their local store. Among the photographs were typical “baby-bath-time” pictures. When a store employee contacted social services, all three of the couple’s […]
Often, social workers tell parents that their children will be taken if they do not cooperate with a social work investigation. In most cases these threats are empty overstatements of a social worker’s actual authority. In Arizona, an assistant attorney general, two social workers, a sheriff, and four sheriff’s deputies are in federal court to […]
Most child welfare investigations nationwide find no evidence of abuse or neglect. Even so, many families are broken up and children suffer severe trauma as a result of being separated from their parents (and often placed in dangerous and defiling environments). One Iowa mother is fighting back, filing a lawsuit against Iowa social services after […]
Although many social services agencies claim to reach out to families in crisis, they often exploit families in crisis. In one case, a New York family fell victim to a carjacking at knifepoint. Police apprehended the perpetrator, but not before he had injured some of the children. When social services arrived on the scene, instead […]