I guess I should say that the following is my opinion since we are in litigation:
I guess most people have never had any dealings with CPS. It never ceases to amaze me that people that has never dealt with CPS always has good things to say about them. I too was on the other side of the fence at one time, I remember thinking well that person got what he deserved abusing a child... cut his N-ts off! But my wife and I now are a victim of DCS. Falsely acused (her professional opinion and never intending to prove it because she don't have to) of criminally neglecting our nearly 15 year old child. The neglect was letting his nearly 20 year old sister take care of him while we were out of town. The DA dropped the charges when we demaned a Grand Jury. CS does what it wants to do all the time, the constitution does not apply to them, no one has rights against them. The Constitutional amendment doesn't say: "no search or seizure without warrant (unless a child is involved)". We were guilty till proven innocent and our child suffered by being incarcerated in their foster jail. We are testing their laws and policies as we have a lawsuite filed against them now. We have figured out you have no rights until your in front of a jury. We filed this lawsuit 3.5 years ago and it is now just in discovery.
Fire them yes, if they are found that they are not doing their job properly. I think you will find that most DCS case workers taking the children out our homes are less than 30 years old, not married and do not even have a child of their own. They also seem to snatch the children out on Friday afternoon so the parents don't have a fighting chance. Oh yeah not to mention, that we have been told they have to be out of their own home for three days for the State to get the Fed funds. It is mostly a money mill.
Lawyers are hard to find because they don't want to go up against the system. I have heard quotes from people that say "I can't defend you because you can't win against DCS." The laws of this land was made to protect people, and to protect people from the government, not to protect the government from the people.
Isn't if funny that the person that cuts my hair has to have a license and the person that yanked my son out of our house doesn't?
As for as foster homes go the one that my child was in constantly told him "your parents don't love you". These are words form him.
As far as kids being killed in DCS custody, they will probably tell you that they are transfered to foster care so as it not to be reported as in DCS care. This is the BS that our case worker told us. Since we have a suit saying that our child was told his parents dont't love him, she under oath indicated that she is just the case worker (child snatcher) then she signs off immediately to someone else, so she has nothing to do with the child after the initial intake. A federal report of 1999 says 1% of kids are killed in their own home and 2.1% are killed in foster care.
For everyones info here is what is going on:www.profane-Justice.org www.FightCPs.com
Not convinced? Go to Google.com and type in "Department of Children Sevices Tennessee Lawsuit" They settled this one out of court and still is not in compliance". At this time 1999-2000 they could not even find all of the 10,000 kids they have in stock.
You may also search on Google.com for "fight CPS" and see what you get.