November 24th, 2010 9:49 am MT
Scranton Public Policy Examiner
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-120th) to protect the rights of foster children.
Act No. 119, known as the Children in Foster Care Act, addresses the basic needs that weigh greatly in a child’s quality of life, including: the right to live in a safe and healthy home; access to routine medical care; access to a quality education; access to life-skills training and services to ease the transition to adulthood; and freedom from harassment, corporal punishment, unreasonable restraint, and physical, sexual, emotional and other abuse. The law is not expected to have significant fiscal impact on the state.
Under the law, a copy of the act must be provided to every foster family and child when a placement is made so that children and families can better advocate for their needs. Mundy noted that while social workers, foster parents and lawyers have the best of intentions for foster children, they might not fully understand all the rules of the system. FULL STORY
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Wow. I am gobsmacked. Pennsylvania passed a new law to make CPS do what the federal law requires. And what everybody THOUGHT CPS was doing all along.
Since CPS obeys no law anyway, I don't suppose just another toothless state law is going to make any difference.
As for keeping kids until they turn 21, that's what the federal "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act" of 2008 requires.
Now if State Rep. Phyllis Mundy had included a provision granting kids their American Fourth Amendment Right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
-and if kids had real LAWYERS to Vigorously defend their RIGHTS- the complexion of this entire lying, fraudulent kidnapping Child Abuse Industry would change rapidly.