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A study in Baltimore by Trudy Festinger, Department of Research at NYU's School of Social Work, found that 28% of the children in foster care had been abused while in the system.

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National CPS News Archive

National News Coverage

Senator Chuck Grassley said today that his legislation to help move kids in foster care to permanent home is scheduled for consideration on Friday by the Senate Committee on Finance.

Grassley urged congressional leaders to find a way to achieve final passage of the legislation before the end of this year's session. Grassley is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, which is responsible for social welfare legislation including adoption policies.

Iowa Politics

July 30, 2008

by Cindy Clayton

Police have charged a woman with child neglect after finding her children home alone in unsanitary conditions, they said.

An officer went to the 400 block of Britnie Court about 11 p.m. Sunday on a report of possible child neglect, according to police. When the officer arrived, he found the children, ages 12, 12, 3 and 1, home alone, according to police. A foul smell also was coming from inside the home.

Hampton Roads

July 29, 2008

by Tim Evans

The state agency responsible for protecting children once again is facing accusations that it failed to act on repeated warnings in the weeks preceding the death of a child.

The Indianapolis Star has obtained documents that reveal the Department of Child Services placed 11-week-old Destiny Linden with a foster family even after an advocate warned the agency about the care and safety of other foster children in the home.

The Indianapolis Star

July 27, 2008

by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

We are going to take you behind the lies into the ugly truth that is destroying families for profit every day, in every community across America.

You won't want to believe it but when you see their faces, hear their voices, you will understand why this is happening and what it means to your own life, even if you don't have children. The same system that views children as commodities to be sold also has plans for you. There is a solution and we will get to that.

Family Rights

July 27, 2008

by Darin Strauss

Recently, a child in Seattle made repeated trips to the hospital for vomiting. His doctor found traces of a toxic chemical in the child's urine. The doctor alerted Child Protective Services, and police visited the child's home.

They found the chemical in the family's medicine cabinet. Child Protective Services then accused the mother of repeatedly poisoning her child. This was allegedly Munchausen by Proxy. CPS removed the child from his home. But then a local newspaper called the doctor overzealous.

The Boston Globe

July 26, 2008

by Darin Strauss

Recently, a child in Seattle made repeated trips to the hospital for vomiting. His doctor found traces of a toxic chemical in the child's urine. The doctor alerted Child Protective Services, and police visited the child's home.

They found the chemical in the family's medicine cabinet. Child Protective Services then accused the mother of repeatedly poisoning her child. This was allegedly Munchausen by Proxy - a syndrome whereby parents hurt their children to gain notoriety. Child Protective Services removed the child from his home. But then the case swerved in a surprising direction.

The Boston Globe

July 26, 2008

by Chelsea Schilling

The U.S. House is scheduled to debate two bills that could give the federal government unprecedented control over the way parents raise their children even providing funds for state workers to evaluate parents in their homes.

The Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) are two bills geared toward military and families who fall below state poverty lines. The measures are said to be a way to prevent child abuse, close the achievement gap in education between poor and minority infants versus middle-class children and evaluate babies younger than 5 for medical conditions.

World Net Daily

July 24, 2008

A social worker did not follow protocol in the case of a boy who was allegedly killed at the hands of his mother's boyfriend, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says.

The department's director, Lynn Frank, said Jahmaurae Allen, 4, was the subject of a Child Protective Services case that was opened on June 16, 2008. Frank said the social worker affiliated with the case did not follow established department procedures and has been put on paid administrative leave pending further review of the circumstances.

KCRA Sacramento

July 24, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's the beginning of a new week, but Caylee remains missing.

A $125,000 reward offered by the Never Lose Hope Foundation, Skyview Aviation and Skyview Exotic Rental was set on Monday night for the child's safe return. Similar billboards have been used in the hopes of finding Trenton Duckett and Jennifer Kesse.

Orlando News

July 22, 2008

by Bob Unruh

A judge in California has ended juvenile court jurisdiction over two children in a family case that prompted an appeals court at one point to declare that parents had no right to homeschool their children in the state.

The court's effectual ban on homeschooling in California later was dropped when the same panel agreed to rehear the case, and oral arguments on those issues were held last month, with parties ranging from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the state's fire marshals and superintendent of public instruction supporting homeschooling parents.

World Net Daily (CA)

July 11, 2008

by Elisheva Hannah Levin

What happens when a government agency is allowed to operate outside the Rule of Law?

In all states that I am aware of, various versions of New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Department operate outside the Rule of Law. That is they may make whatever accusations they please or accept anonymous accusations of child abuse, and act on them by invading the sanctity of the people's homes and remove children, all without being required to follow the normal constitutional procedures that protect the rights of the accused.

Ragamuffin Studies

July 10, 2008

by Maureen O'Hagan

In 2003, graphic photos began appearing on Internet sites frequented by pedophiles. They were "brand new," according to the NCMEC, and they were being posted by someone in the Tacoma area calling himself "foster dad."

In the world of Internet crimes, it seemed fairly straightforward to solve. The trail led directly to a foster father named Ronald Young, who lived in rural Pierce County. But according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Young's victims, local police failed to immediately act on the information, leaving the children to suffer additional abuse.

The Seattle Times

July 10, 2008

by Nick Welsh

Of the 38 children emancipated from foster care last year throughout Santa Barbara County, 12 wound up homeless within six months.

Given the dangerously disjointed state of the county's Child Welfare Service Department‚ÄČ--as described by the Santa Barbara Grand Jury in a recent report-‚ÄČit's a wonder that number isn't higher. The Grand Jury found a department plagued by an astonishing rate of turnover that's worsened every year for the past five years.

The Santa Barbara Independent

July 3, 2008

Children's and Parent's Rights organizations from across the nation are scheduled to encroach on Washington DC this August 15th & 16th at the Upper Senate Park.

They say they are doing it because government policies do not reflect what is truly best for children and good parents. "Where we have a government that thinks it has the apparent authority to confiscate children at will, as we can see from the recent issues in Texas earlier this year, something needs to be done." Holland stated.

Salem News

July 2, 2008

On Monday, June 23, the Court of Appeal in Los Angeles held oral arguments for the rehearing in the In re Rachel L homeschooling/abuse case in California.

The arguments were long (two and a half hours in a hot courtroom) and thorough. The judges asked lots of questions, with some consistent themes. As soon as you thought you had one judge pegged as to how he or she was thinking, he or she would ask another question that made you wonder about your prior conclusion. They were reasonably generous about letting people finish their presentations or points even if they ran over a little on time.

The Full-Quiver Homeschool House

July 1, 2008

by Gary D. Naler

Flora Jessop, the outspoken media favorite and determined critic of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS), has had the advantage and luxury of accruing audiences who want to believe her.

Flora's days of unaccountability have come to an end. She has now been instrumental in causing the state of Texas to carry out an illegal invasion on an entire community at a cost to the state of $14 million, and has hurt so many innocent people that these silent ones who know her well, are finally speaking out.

News Release Wire

July 1, 2008

by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

American taxpayers fund a racket that wrenches the stomach. That is CPS. Some of those involved claim their are just following orders, others just pocket the bounty on children wrenched from their parent's arms.

We are going to take you behind the lies into the ugly truth that is destroying families for profit every day, in every community across America. You won't want to believe it but when you see their faces, hear their voices, you will understand why this is happening and what it means to your own life, even if you don't have children.

Nolan Chart

June 28, 2008

by Ky Plaskon

The parents of a 4-year-old found dead in their SUV after being left there for 17 hours got a first look at the murder charges against them. Emotions have been strong concerning this story.

On June 9, Colleen Rimer called the non-emergency line of Metro. Her disabled child was dead after being left in their car for 17 hours. The Rimers' four other children are now in the custody of CPS. Both sides are expected to push for a grand jury in this case to protect the identity of some of the children who will be asked to testify.

Las Vegas Now (NV)

June 27, 2008

by Abigail Goldman

New information about the arrest of Clark County Senior Family Service Specialist Deborah Ann Edmonston has surfaced - though there are still several questions to be answered.

Edmonston, who was charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon related to domestic violence, child endangerment and malicious destruction of private property, was driving her 14-year-old daughter to her father's house and pulled the girl by her hair back into the car when she tried to get out.

Las Vegas Sun

June 27, 2008

by Erik Eckholm

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- When child welfare officials in Washington removed five young children from their parents' home in May, relatives in this Washington suburb quickly stepped in, offering to share guardianship.

If the relatives had lived in Washington, they might have gained custody of the children within days, after a quick check on their suitability. Instead, the children were put in a foster home, where they could remain for months while their relatives wait for Washington and Maryland to make formal requests, home inspections and approvals.

The New York Times (MD)

June 27, 2008

by Lori Culbert

Children in government care are more likely to be charged with a crime than they are to finish high school, says troubling new research by B.C.'s representative for children and youth.

Preliminary findings from a study by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond indicate that 44% of adolescents receiving services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development end up facing criminal charges. And 36% of kids in care are going to jail, despite the trend of fewer youth being incarcerated each year in B.C.

The Vancouver Sun (Canada)

June 27, 2008

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly killed her newborn baby in a school bathroom.

Baytown, Texas, police said the eighth-grade student submerged the 7 pound infant in a Cedar Bayou Junior School toilet and jammed toilet paper down his throat so he wouldn't cry. The baby also suffered blunt trauma to his head and neck, according to a Harris County autopsy.

World Net Daily

June 27, 2008

Channel 8 News is reporting that a Clark County Senior Family Service Specialist has been arrested

Deborah Ann Edmonston has been charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon related to domestic violence, child endangerment and malicious destruction of private property.

Las Vegas Sun (NV)

June 26, 2008

The breakdown last month of settlement talks in a federal class-action lawsuit against Michigan's foster care system is unacceptable.

Michigan children abused and neglected in their families are likely to be no safer in foster care, concluded John Goad, who reviewed the deaths of five foster children. Goad, former director of child protective services in Illinois, said in the February AP story that he found serious shortcomings in how DHS is structured and managed.

South Bend Tribune

June 25, 2008

The FBI announced a major child prostitution bust with links to Las Vegas. At least 65 people have been arrested.

Las Vegas was one of 16 cities across the country targeted in Operation Cross Country. Reno was also hit. 14 people were arrested there with one child being taken into protective custody.

Las Vegas Now (NV)

June 25, 2008

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