November 26, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Rhode Island child welfare officials say they plan to close three emergency shelters for children removed from their home because of abuse or neglect by early next year.
Department of Children, Youth and Families Executive Director Patricia Martinez says by closing the shelters in Providence, Pawtucket and Middletown that serve about 200 children every year on Jan. 15, the agency can save about $1 million annually.
She says the closings are in line with the department's efforts to place more children with relatives* or with permanent foster families.
Some child welfare workers tell The Providence Journal the planned closings are risky because foster families often cannot accommodate children on an emergency basis and the state could run out of other options.
* Reasonable Efforts and Kinship preference- Some of the most universally ignored laws on the books.
I left this comment there-
Here at American Family Rights Association, we help parents who are in the talons of CPS.
We do not have actual numbers to cite about how many children really need to have been removed from their families, but we do know that between 85% and 95% of all children in the system did NOT need the sort of "intervention" that the federal government is paying for.
The much more appropriate interventions and HELP for families is NOT funded by the federal government.
Thus, it has never been more true that "You get what you pay for".
We DO have the professional studies and white papers that show CPS interventions and subsequent kidnapping of children as historically practiced since 1974 has been incredibly ineffective, life-destroying, and just plain WRONG.