WARNING: CRIME ALERT! CPS "Child Protection Services" is kidnapping children! Stop Organized Crime! View San Luis Obispo Children Non Profits: http://www.box.net/shared/cnp6fok9i8 View your county: visit: www.guidestar.com

Sunday, May 25, 2008

THE ASSEMBLYMEN LIST

AREAS RESPONSIBLE FOR

Primary jurisdictions are child welfare services, foster care, adoption assistance, child care, nutrition programs, CalWORKs, Food Stamps, SSI/SSP, developmental disability services, Adult Protective Services, In-home Supportive Services and community care licensing.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Committee Members

Committee Members District Phone E-mail
Jim Beall Jr. - Chair Dem-24 (916) 319-2024 Assemblymember.Beall@assembly.ca.gov
Tom Berryhill - Vice Chair Rep-25 (916) 319-2025 Assemblymember.Berryhill@assembly.ca.gov
Mike Davis Dem-48 (916) 319-2048 Assemblymember.Davis@assembly.ca.gov
Mark DeSaulnier Dem-11 (916) 319-2011 Assemblymember.DeSaulnier@assembly.ca.gov
Warren T. Furutani Dem-55 (916) 319-2055 Assemblymember.Furutani@assembly.ca.gov
Paul Krekorian Dem-43 (916) 319-2043 Assemblymember.Krekorian@assembly.ca.gov
Todd Spitzer Rep-71 (916) 319-2071 Assemblymember.spitzer@assembly.ca.gov

Kathleen Dearinger fights CPS, part 4

CONTACT YOUR SENATORS - VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR S661 / HR2188

PEW Child Welfare Symposium

WRITE YOUR SENATORS!!! SUPPORT S661/HR 2188

Today's Family presents Prevent Child Abuse America.

GREAT VIDEO. Thanks! Forwarding to everyone! check out my videos
Kathleen

Black Bart Robers Thoughts on CPS

Regarding that riduculous letter from a CPS Fascist who says 96% of the accussed are guilty. CPS has the worst reputation of anyone since Hitler. Even the teachers are afraid of CPS and call them Fascists. The federal government passed a law requiring every state to pass laws to protect parents and children. California passed AB636.

I was involved in your disgusting actions when my wife died of cancer. i am introducing legislation directed to the County intervention in the case of a death in the family.

"A case worker (as you describe) who has seen such horrible transgressions of violence and sexual molestations will not be in a correct frame of mind to handle a case where there is a death in the family. A separate person well trained who has not been subjected to this violence is (by the law i am introducing) required to interview a child when the Mother dies."

Rather than ask the usual questions of did your father molest you, how about helping? Assure that frightened child that her father is depressed and cannot care for her then. How frightened can a daughter be when after seeing her strong Father turned to depressed mush and her Mother die? How about, "CPS will help until he is better. Your father loves you and would not harm you in any way."

How do you think it feels to lose my wife to cancer. Then have my child taken from me becasue i am depressed. Then when i think CPS and the Courts are there to help me i am accussed of sexually molesting my 11 year old daughter. Then have court documents say she thought i was going to kill her and kill myself.

Yes i was depressed but i know depression and can handle it without dying.

Maybe if even the best of CPS,David, who i liked had read the books they recommend they would understand what to do.

According to Motherless Daughter's by Hope Edelman when a Mother dies while the daughter is in puberty that daughter feels the Father will sexually molest her by placing her in the position of his wife.

This happened to me then when i read the book it fit. Amazingly a CPS worker, David, who i liked recommended the book. His wife had died and his children had read it.

Oh, but he did not read it.

That will sit fine when i call CPS into court in the California Supreme Court for reckless endangerment of my child's life AKA attempted murder. Oh sorry, i forgot you have immunity. Just keep on the armbands so we know who you are.

Just to your credit: I would not do your job and i also if i did i also would be wanting to imprison every man who ever walked the face of the earth after seeing what CPS sees. Cigarette burns on two year olds to keep them from crying. Sodomy that almost resulted in the death of a two year old.

Still you accuse everyone of sexually molesting the child in order to intimidate them. Then the child goes to Foster Care and all the system makes money.

As for me? I am ready to give up my citizenship and move to another country where there is some decency in family life and some remaining social fabric. I never had therapy with my child and could never talk to her. Now after seven years of separation when trying to set up a Roth IRA with the $100,000 we set aside for her i was hauled into court again. I have been in jail a total of 88 days for breaking restraining orders. Yup, i did call my daughter on her Birthday. Off again to Camp Snoopy (County Jail). See You next March 10 also.

Believe it or not some men are decent husbands, Fathers and Men. And i am one of the remaining actual Americans. I fight for my rights in court, the Legislature and with words.

Robert J. Lanier

AKA Black Bart Roberts
After the Greatest Pirate Ever Known

Saturday, May 24, 2008

"THE LIST" .....and GROWING

Clerk of The Board of Supervisors

Santa Clara County

70 West Hedding Street, East West, 10th Floor

San Jose, CA 95110


_____________________________________________________________________________________

County of Santa Clara

Department of Risk Management

Insurance and Complaint Division

1735 North First Street, Suite 108

San Jose, CA 95112

408 392 3460, Fax 408 441 6498


_____________________________________________________________________________________



Governor Arnold Swartzenhager

State of California

Office of Governor

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814


_____________________________________________________________________________________


Constituent Affairs Representative

Office of the Governor

State of California

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814


_____________________________________________________________________________________

California Dept. of Social Services

Public Inquiry Response MS 16-23

State Hearings Division

P.O. Box 944243

Sacramento, CA94244-2430


_____________________________________________________________________________________

Director of CDSS

744 P Street

Sacramento, CA 95814


_____________________________________________________________________________________

President George Bush

President of the United States

White House

Washington, DC 20447


_____________________________________________________________________________________


Office of the Inspector General

Attn: Investigations Division

950 Pennsylvania Av., NW Suite 4706

Washington, DC20530-0001


_____________________________________________________________________________________

Attorney General

US Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania AV

Washington, DC 20530U.S.


_____________________________________________________________________________________

Department of Health & Human Services

Administration for Children and Families

Public Inquiry Unit, Region IX

50 United Nations Plaza, Rm. 450

San Francisco, CA 94102

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Your local Legislators:


CA Senator Barbara Boxer

1700Montgomery Street, Suite 240

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 403-0100

(415) 956-6701 fax

_____________________________________________________________________________________

CA Senator Diane Fienstein

One Post Street,

Suite 2450

San Francisco, CA 94104

(415) 393-0707CA

ARTICLE: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WANT TO LIFT THE SECRECY

BOARD WANTS PROBE CONTINUED
Richard Jackoway
The Tribune
While the repo man can snatch your car and IRS agents can garnish your wages, only Child Protective Services is empowered to take away your children.

With that in mind, the county Board of Supervisors this week told the grand jury that it should try again to lift the legal veil of secrecy around CPS operations. In June, the 19 jury members said they had been rebuffed in attempts to investigate complaints that Child Protective Services had often been heavy-handed and unfair in its handling...

Published on 2001-09-29, Page B1, Tribune, The (San Luis Obispo, CA)
I DEALT WITH THE SAME EXACT PEOPLE....I WONDER IF THERES A CONNECTION.....

FISHER-MY OLD ATTORNEY. DIDNT HELP AT ALL

CARRASCO-MY DAUGHTERS GUARDIAN AD LITUM. PARTNER OF FISHER.

DR. PENNEL-DR LISTED IN MY CRIMMINAL CASE. I NEVER HEARD OF HIM MUCH LESS MET HIM.

BLAKESLEE-ACROSS THE STREET FROM FISHER. ASSOCIATED WITH ATASCADERO STATE HOSP- WHERE DR FENNEL WORKS. HIS OFFICE SAYS HE DOESNT DEAL WITH CPS ISSUES. THEY WONT HELP ME. HIS OFFICE CALLS COPS TELLS THEM I'M GOING TO KIDNAP MY CHILD. MY HOUSE GETS RAIDED THE SAME DAY. POLICE GO THROUGH MY HOUSE AND OPEN UP DRAWERS. QUESTION MY WORKER ON WHO I'M TALKING TO.

**********************************************************************************
Aloha Mr. Zaslow, Wall Street Journal
RE: Last Lecture Series.

Another great article. Here i am reading and writing and not Day Trading on option expirations day.

My Motto: Take the worst and try to make the world a better place.

My wife, a physician, died of cancer in 2000. My life was shattered. My 11 year old daughter and i were separated due to depression which we both suffered. After many years of staring at that Brick Wall that Dr. Pausch speaks of in his lecture somehow the winning spirit of my wife took over my brain. Stanford and her parents taught her she could do anything.

Feeling her inside me i am now introducing legislation in California via Representative Sam Blakeslee regarding how the County Social Services System, Child Protective Services, handles a situation of a death in the family.

I would have thought that trying to improve the system would be accepted especially after a Federal Supreme Court order requiring passage of reform bills in every state. California passed AB636 in response. Our County SLO was chosen as a model for reforming. I attended (uninvited) one of the required Forums. I was the only parent.

No. Not an easy task when challenging the government. I have been three times in jail for breaking restraining orders such as calling my child on her Birthday. A total of 88 days, $7,500 in bail bonds and $4,000 in legal fees and intimidation from Judge Michael Duffy of SLO Superior Court and intimidation while in jail from David Fennel, M.D. who is also one of the head psychiatrists at Atascadero State mental Hospital for the criminally insane. Yes this is a formal charge against both of them.

Dr. Fennel had declared me mentally incompetent to stand trial. I was held until i was okay, meaning taking the Rx Risperdal that killed my will power. I was fighting for my rights rather than roll over and admit calling my daughter was a criminal act. I could be held as long as i was incompetent. Again when asking for a trial he gave a competency exam in jail.

i asked what the outcome of the exam.

"If you are found mentally incompetent we may send you to Atascadero. (along with the mass murderers for calling my daughter on her Birthday?) If you are competent you will probably be released with time served. Will you take time served? (rather than insist on a trial by jury as i had requested for the last four years)

Gee let me think?

Okay he did intimidate me. Judge Michael Duffy also then denied my request for a trial by jury saying i would be set free today but not allowed out on bail if i requested a trial. (then of course i would be declared mentally incompetent) My attorney David Fisher of Coward and Wimp, i mean Fisher and Carrasco stood by the judge as i was in shackles. Another man had committed a robbery and was let out on bail.

Okay guys, was i intimidated? My future web site will answer that.

Judge Michael Duffy the second time put me in jail for sending him copies of letters to the Governor and the news media asking for legal changes. He considered it a threat to him. I wonder what he will think of this blog that is hopefully searchable by his name.

I was warned by a County employee who worked at mental health but was not on my case that he had heard through the Grapevine that i was sending letters to Judge Michael Duffy. If i sent more i would be arrested. I told him i do not like being intimidated. Pass that back up the Grapevine.

Then from Wyoming i sent the judge a postcard. The picture was three skunks. The caption was., "Wyoming Air Freshener."

i said nothing but my name, address, e-mail, telephone and case number. Off to jail.

Below is a future web site to be posted when i am living in another Nation. I am tired of being in jail. It will be political and also integrate western traditional cancer medicine with natural medicine, diet and alternative treatments such as Oasis of Hope Hospital in Mexico.

MyCancerHope.com

Robert J. Lanier
San Luis Obispo County California
Loving Father, Husband and alleged Criminal
AKA Black Bart Roberts

If you would like a copy of an entertaining attack on the County government e-mail me and request,

Warning: It is a Crime in California to Tell Montana Jokes.

MontanaCrime@yahoo.com

Senator Of Georgia- new Bill (Nancy Schaffer)

08 LC 28 3943

Senate Bill 415
By: Senators Schaefer of the 50th, Williams of the 19th, Pearson of the 51st, Murphy of the 27th, Douglas of the 17th and others
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT

To amend Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to juvenile proceedings, so as to reduce the time allowed for the Department of Human Resources to provide emergency care and supervision to a child without a court order; to remove certain immunities; to require a court order to enter the residence of a parent or guardian to seize a child under certain circumstances; to provide that juvenile deprivation hearings shall not be closed except upon the written application of the parents or guardians of the child or children who are the subject of the hearing; to provide that efforts shall be made to place children with relatives prior to transferring custody of such children to the Department of Human Resources; to provide for notices and procedures; to provide for a limitation on certain actions to terminate parental rights; to provide for discovery in termination proceedings; to provide for sanctions for failure to provide discovery; to amend Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to adoptions, to prohibit the state from applying for, obtaining, receiving, or accepting any adoption incentive payments under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, P.L. 105-89, 42 U.S.C. Section 673b, or any similar federal legislation providing incentive funds to the states for promoting adoptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
SECTION 1.Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to juvenile proceedings, is amended by revising Code Section 15-11-14, relating to emergency care and supervision of child by Department of Human Resources, as follows:"15-11-14.(a) Notwithstanding Code Section 15-11-45 or any other provision of law, the Department of Human Resources is authorized to provide emergency care and supervision to any child without seeking a court order for a period not to exceed seven days 72 hours when:(1) As a result of an immediate emergency or illness, the person who has physical and legal custody of the child or children is unable to provide for the care and supervision of the child or children, and such person or a law enforcement officer, emergency personnel employed by a licensed ambulance provider, fire rescue personnel, or a hospital administrator or his or her designee requests that the department exercise such emergency custody; and(2) The child or children are not at imminent risk of abuse or neglect, other than the risks arising from being without a caretaker.During such period, the department shall endeavor to place the child or children with a relative of the parent or guardian, in shelter care, or in emergency foster care or shall make other appropriate placement arrangements. The department shall have the same rights and powers with regard to the child or children as does the custodial parent or other legal custodian.(b) Immediately upon receiving custody of the child or children, the department shall begin a diligent search for a relative or other designee of the parent who can provide for the care and supervision of the child or children.(c) At any time during such seven-day 72 hour period, upon the parent or guardian´s notification to the department that the parent or guardian, or a relative or designee thereof, is able to provide care to and exercise control over the child or children, the department shall release the child or children to the person having custody of the child or children at the time the child or children were taken into the custody of the department or to such person´s relative or designee except as provided in subsection (d) of this Code section.(d) Upon the expiration of such seven-day 72 hour period, if the child or children have not been released pursuant to subsection (c) of this Code section or if the department determines that there is an issue of neglect, abandonment, or abuse, the department shall promptly contact a juvenile court intake officer or bring the child or children before the juvenile court pursuant to Code Section 15-11-47 or 15-11-49. If, upon making an investigation, the intake or other authorized officer of the court finds that shelter care is warranted for the child or children, then, for purposes of this chapter, the child or children shall be deemed to have been placed in shelter care at the time such finding was made. The department may take such other and further actions under this article and all other provisions of law, as are authorized and appropriate, with regard to the child or children.(e) During the period when a child is in the care and supervision of the department pursuant to this Code section, the department shall have the same authority to consent to medical treatment for the child as does the child´s custodial parent or other legal custodian; provided, however, that no medication shall be administered to the child over the objection of the custodial parent or legal custodian.(f) The department and its successors, agents, assigns, and employees shall be immune from any and all liability for providing care and supervision for a child pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section, for consenting to medical treatment for the child pursuant to subsection (e) of this Code section, and for releasing the child pursuant to subsection (c) of this Code section. This immunity shall not extend to seizures of children that are found to be in violation of this article nor to the administration of medication to a child over the objection of the custodial parent or legal custodian."
SECTION 2.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 15-11-45, relating to when a child may be taken into custody, by adding a new subsection as follows:"(d) Except in cases involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of a child, no person, including a law enforcement officer or duly authorized officer of the court, shall enter the residence of such child´s parent or guardian to take such child into custody based upon allegations of deprivation or abuse without a court order issued after a finding of probable cause by the court authorizing such entry and taking of such child."
SECTION 3.Said chapter is further amended by revising subsection (a) of Code Section 15-11-58, relating to reasonable efforts regarding reunification of family, as follows:"(a) A court´s order removing a child from the child´s home shall be based upon a finding by that court that continuation in the home would be contrary to the welfare of the child. If the court places custody of the child in the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources, the court shall also determine as a finding of fact whether reasonable efforts were made by the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources and any other appropriate agencies to preserve and reunify families prior to the placement of a child in the custody of the Department of Human Resources, to prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the child from that child´s home, and to make it possible for the child to return safely to the child´s home. Prior to being placed in foster care, the child shall be placed in a relative´s care unless there is no relative who is willing and able to care for the child. The Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources must show that a registered letter, in addition to telephone calls and e-mails, requesting family placement was provided to each and every relative that the child or the parent, guardian, or custodian of such child provided to the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources upon the request of the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Resources and whether reasonable efforts were made to place the child in a relative´s home prior to the placement of that child in the custody of the Department of Human Resources. Such findings shall also be made at every subsequent review of the court´s order under this chapter.(1) In determining reasonable efforts to be made with respect to a child, as described in this subsection, and in making such reasonable efforts, the child´s health and safety shall be the paramount concern;(2) Except as provided in paragraph (4) of this subsection, reasonable efforts shall be made to preserve and reunify families:(A) Prior to the placement of a child in the custody of the Department of Human Resources, to prevent or eliminate the need for removing the child from the child´s home; and(B) To make it possible for a child to return safely to the child´s home;(3) If continuation of reasonable efforts of the type described in paragraph (2) of this subsection is determined to be inconsistent with the permanency plan for the child, reasonable efforts shall be made to place the child in a timely manner in accordance with the permanency plan and to complete whatever steps are necessary to finalize the permanent placement of the child;(4) Reasonable efforts of the type described in paragraph (2) of this subsection shall not be required to be made with respect to a parent of a child if a court of competent jurisdiction has determined that:(A) The parent has subjected the child to aggravated circumstances which may include but need not be limited to abandonment, torture, chronic abuse, and sexual abuse; or(B) The parent has:(i) Committed murder of another child of the parent;(ii) Been convicted of the Committed murder of the other parent of the child;(iii) Committed voluntary manslaughter of another child of the parent;(iv) Aided or abetted, attempted, conspired, or solicited to commit murder or voluntary manslaughter of another child of the parent; or(v) Committed a felony assault that results in serious bodily injury to the child or another child of the parent; or(C) The parental rights of the parent to a sibling have been terminated involuntarily;(5) If reasonable efforts of the type described in paragraph (2) of this subsection are not made with respect to a child as a result of a determination made by a court of competent jurisdiction in accordance with paragraph (4) of this subsection:(A) A permanency hearing in accordance with subsection (o) of this Code section shall be held for the child within 30 days after such determination; and(B) Reasonable efforts shall be made to place the child in a timely manner in accordance with the permanency plan and to complete whatever steps are necessary to finalize the permanent placement of the child; and(6) Reasonable efforts to place a child for adoption or with a legal guardian may shall not be made concurrently with reasonable efforts of the type described in paragraph (2) of this subsection."
SECTION 4.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 15-11-78, relating to exclusion of public from juvenile hearing and exceptions, as follows:"15-11-78.(a) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (b) of this Code section, the general public shall be excluded from hearings involving delinquency, deprivation, or unruliness. Only the parties, their counsel, witnesses, persons accompanying a party for his or her assistance, and any other persons as the court finds have a proper interest in the proceeding or in the work of the court may be admitted by the court. The court may temporarily exclude the child from the hearing except while allegations of his or her delinquency or unruly conduct are being heard.(b) The general public shall be admitted to:(1) An adjudicatory hearing involving an allegation of a designated felony pursuant to Code Section 15-11-63;(2) An adjudicatory hearing involving an allegation of delinquency brought in the interest of any child who has previously been adjudicated delinquent; provided, however, the court shall close any delinquency hearing on an allegation of sexual assault or any delinquency hearing at which any party expects to introduce substantial evidence related to matters of deprivation;(3) Any child support hearing;(4) Any hearing in a legitimation action filed pursuant to Code Section 19-7-22; or(5) At the court´s discretion, any dispositional hearing involving any proceeding under this article; or(6) Any deprivation hearing except upon the written application of the parents or guardian of the child or children who are the subject of the hearing."
SECTION 5.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 15-11-94, relating to grounds for termination of parental rights, by adding a new subsection to read as follows:"(d) If the court does not find that a parent´s parental rights should be terminated, another action to terminate such parent´s parental rights shall not be brought unless the action relates to a new allegation or new information."
SECTION 6.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 15-11-95, relating to petitions for termination of parental rights, by adding a new subsection to read as follows:"(e) In addition to the petition, a statement of rights shall be served on each parent whose parental rights are sought to be terminated which shall set forth in ordinary and concise language the rights of the parent provided pursuant to this chapter including, but not limited to, the right to discovery and to counsel. Such statement of rights shall be promulgated by the Department of Human Resources pursuant to rule and regulation."
SECTION 7.Said chapter is further amended by revising Code Section 15-11-100, relating to physical and mental evaluations, by designating the existing matter as subsection (a) and adding a new subsection (b) to read as follows:"(b) In all cases in which the termination of parental rights is sought, the parent whose parental rights are sought to be terminated shall, upon written request to the person or entity prosecuting the case having actual custody, control, or possession of the material to be produced, have full access to the following for inspection, copying, or photographing:(1) The names and last known addresses and telephone numbers of each witness to the occurrence or occurrences which form the basis of the allegations against such parent;(2) A copy of any written statement made by any witness that relates to the subject matter concerning the testimony of the witness that the person or entity prosecuting the case intends to call as a witness;(3) Transcriptions, recordings, and summaries of any oral statement of any witness, except the product of counsel;(4) Any scientific or other report which is intended to be introduced at the hearing or that pertains to physical evidence which is intended to be introduced;(5) Photographs and any physical evidence which are intended to be introduced at the hearing; and(6) Copies of any police incident report and supplemental report, if any, regarding the occurrence which forms the basis of the allegations.A request for discovery shall be complied with promptly and not later than 48 hours prior to the termination hearing except when later compliance is made necessary by the timing of the request. If the request for discovery is made fewer than 48 hours prior to the termination hearing, the discovery response shall be produced in a timely manner. If, subsequent to providing a discovery response in compliance with this Code section, the existence of additional evidence is found, it shall be promptly provided to the parent making the discovery request. If, at any time during the course of the proceedings, it is brought to the attention of the court that a person or entity has failed to comply with a discovery request pursuant to this subsection, the court may grant a continuance, prohibit the party from introducing in evidence the information not disclosed, or enter such other order as the court deems just under the circumstances."
SECTION 8.Chapter 8 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to adoptions, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:"19-8-27.Neither the State of Georgia nor any of its agencies, departments, offices, authorities, or other instrumentalities shall apply for, obtain, receive, or accept any adoption incentive payments under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, P.L. 105-89, 42 U.S.C. Section 673b, or any similar federal legislation providing incentive funds to the states for promoting adoptions."
SECTION 9.All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Monday, May 19, 2008

WASHINGTON DC

I'm requesting to speak before ALL Senators to share my story in hopes that Laws can be changed. Met with officials to give briefing and now am requesting for Legislative proposals to be enacted. I am making contacts to obtaining backing and requesting full on investigations into activities. Contact me privately for resources.
Kathleen

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The "Problem" with San Luis Obispo's CPS is "budget reform"

California: San Luis Obispo Grand Jury criticisms of CPSChild welfare report raises questions Grand jury's findings show problems need addressing
Tribune editorial The Tribune, San Luis Obispo Let's be clear about this: Child Welfare Services can be a lightning rod for emotions; the job of reassigning children from natural to foster families can be nothing short of heart-wrenching for all concerned. So it's not totally surprising that each time the county grand jury puts CWS under the microscope, something will come bubbling to the surface. Such was the situation when the grand jury released its report this week that addressed some of the complaints surrounding 17 cases overseen by CWS. In a nutshell, the grand jury found: - problems in reporting and investigating child abuse - problems in placing children who have been removed from their homes - communication problems between rank-and-file workers and upper management. Lee Collins, director of the county's Department of Social Services, which oversees the Child Welfare division, fairly fumed in his contempt for the findings: "In nearly 30 years in Social Services, I have never seen a court report that is this poorly researched, so riddled with factual errors and so replete with allegations that are wholly without foundation. It is, in my view, a shocking embarrassment to its authors." If Collins sounds testy, it's understandable. His department, one of the largest in the county, has taken budget hits amounting to millions of dollars over the last couple of years. Those dollars equate to hiring freezes, loss of personnel and increased caseloads in an already stretched-thin operation. The coming year calls for more cuts. So when this year's grand jury used 17 complaint-driven cases -- with CWS handling more than 900 active cases per month -- as its basis for its findings, Collins cried foul. "It's a little over the top to look at 17 cases and indict a whole program," he said, adding that a more random review of cases would have led to more accurate conclusions. We agree. However, because the Department of Social Services is financed largely through state and federal money, it's also bound by state and federal privacy restrictions. In short, as much as the grand jury would have liked to have access to other cases, it was limited to only those that involved complaints. We noted a year ago that Social Services seemed to be a department under siege. Several individuals had been arrested on embezzlement charges, some 130 department employees had held a meeting with management to discuss their concerns about how the department was being run, and two watchdog groups -- the Women's Community Center Family Law Action Committee and Forum on Abused Children & the System -- were alleging abuses within the child welfare system. We wondered at the time if some of these concerns weren't becoming ingrained patterns of protocol rather than isolated incidences. This year's grand jury report does little to assuage those concerns. Does the Department of Social Services need an independent oversight committee? One that can be sworn to uphold privacy as it randomly checks cases and operations? Or can Social Services' management address the problems and allegations that have dogged the department for the last several years? Finally, can these problems even be adequately addressed while budgets shrink and caseloads grow? Collins has 60 days to respond to the grand jury's findings. We'll keep our powder dry until that time.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Child "Protection" Reform - Website exposing the TRUTH about CPS

http://projectcpsreform.50webs.com/ - Information about CPS and how YOU can help us educate others so we can reform this very broken system. CPS hurts more kids then they help. A child is 10 times more likely to be abused or die while in foster care. More than 70% would be better off with their loving parents. These children are supporting an agency that is not helping most children. The Federal Government is furnising funds but the number of children are increasing each year. This is due to Federal Grants and other incentives that CPS earns. This agency is "kidjacking" many children for PROFIT and are drugging them for more money. When does it stop? We need to tear down the wall and start all over again. Remember Berlin. IT CAN BE DONE. We need to start all over and build a system that will protect children. One that focuses on family and reunification. Not abuse or isolation from biological parents. We need CPS to go back to what was originally intended - TO HELP ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN.

Join me in my efforts to REFORM CPS

Visit myspace at: www.myspace.com/osoluckyme
Videos: www.youtube.com/osoluckyme

Katheen Dearinger

Friday, May 2, 2008

Get your Justice if the Courts don't listen - EXPOSE EXPOSE EXPOSE CPS

We WILL be heard! Call in LIVE to get your justice. These guys will even investigate. BLOW THE WHISTLE IF YOU HAVE BEEN WRONGED BY CPS OR THE COURT

Click here: BlogTalkRadio - Justice 4 US - Injustices - courts, judges and things concerning the couts