Guest Post by Ruthie
I was in law enforcement for many years and I can tell you that CPS was never respected during my years of service and we would do everything possible to take care of a situation without involving them.
I know that reporting laws changed somewhat, which has just encouraged people to use CPS to get even with or harass someone. CPS should be run by law enforcement not a bunch of holier than thou social workers who have absolutely no common sense.
It is extremely easy to make false allegations against someone anonymously, or in a recent case I am aware of, the caller presented herself first as a neighbor ( she lives over a thousand miles away from the intended “victim”), then presented herself as a school official, and then presented herself as a law enforcement officer. And she has even used her “friends” to call so the it appears others have the same concerns.
Obviously there is no attempt to verify the identity callers, so the abuse of the system goes unchecked.
CPS workers are trained to lie and twist words and statements to suit their needs and to justify their actions, and the judges who supposedly are listening to these charges in court, never question anything, taking every lie and exaggeration as fact – which makes them just as guilty as the social workers in these unjustified cases.
CPS is not about protecting children, it is about punishing parents!
Social workers believe they are above the law and even when the court order things, they decide if and when they will do it.
Heaven help anyone trying to get family members out of foster care and into their homes.
I am aware of a lady who has been trying for 6 months to get her relatives into her home; she has been lied to, ignored, and has been running around in circles trying to deal with these people, not to mention the money she spent to make sure everything is exactly how “they” want it; yet, they change workers on her and everyone new has something else they want her to change before giving her the children.
It’s been a nightmare for her, and they always say they are just doing what is best for the children and their goal is always to get the children with family.
All evidence to the contrary!!
This lady should have been given the children immediately when they were taken, according to the attorney she now has, and hopefully the attorney can get this taken care of, because one poor little old lady on her own can not penetrate the lawlessness, lies and redundancy of this agency.
The obvious solution to this is to do away with CPS as a social worker agency and turn it over to local law enforcement. And insist that judges require proof of accusation and not just hear-say garbage.