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As of 1989, Los Angeles County, CA had paid $18 million in settlements to children who were abused while in custody.
~Margot Hornblower, "Fixing the System," Time Magazine, 12/11/95.
Massachusetts CPS News Archive
Massachusetts News Coverage
There are 65,000 child abuse complaints and 40,000 restraining orders issued in Massachusetts every year. Many are based on false allegations!
MassOutrage is a collection of real-world practical information about how the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) works, how restraining orders work, and how to fight them to save your family.
October 17, 2006
N.Y. report denounces school which uses electric shocks
New York education officials issued a scathing report on a Massachusetts school that punishes troubled and disabled students with electric shocks, some are forced to wear shock devices in the bathtub or shower, posing an electrocution hazard.
The report, based in part on an inspection last month of the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, portrayed a school in which most staff lack training to handle the students and seem more focused on punishing bad behavior than encouraging good acts.
June 15, 2006
First-Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment
Boy's Mother Says He's Too Young to Even Understand the Accusation
A first-grader was suspended from Downey Elementary School in Brockton, Mass., after school officials said he sexually harassed a female schoolmate. The young boy is accused of touching a fellow first-grader's skin underneath the rear waistband of her pants.
February 7, 2006
DSS 'Follows The Money;' Makes An Extra $90 Million Per Year
What's 'Best For The Child' Is Secondary To 'More Federal Money'
The Department of Social Services is using financial consultants who specialize in advising the state how to aggressively "maximize federal revenue." This means that the decision as to whether to remove a child from his parents is often a factor of whether the DSS can get more federal money.
December 1, 2005
What We Did to Bring Our Children Home
Practically no one has the intelligence or fortitude to stand up to this onslaught from the state government.
When our story began in October of 1999, we cooperated with the DSS in order to fix what we thought was just a misunderstanding.
February 1, 2002
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