Ed White • Associated Press • December 8, 2010
DETROIT -- Michigan's child-welfare system is failing to meet the conditions of a sweeping 2008 agreement intended to improve foster care and protective services, a court-appointed watchdog said Tuesday.
Kevin Ryan's latest report traced the problems to management at the Department of Human Services under Gov. Jennifer Granholm. He said Michigan's new governor will have an opportunity after Jan. 1 to "build a high-level leadership team" and fulfill an agreement to more quickly move kids out of foster care and into permanent homes.
"Unless there is a fundamental adjustment in their approach to this undertaking, it is unlikely this reform will reach most of the children and families in the foreseeable future," Ryan wrote.
A New York-based group called Children's Rights, whose lawsuit led to the consent decree, had planned to ask a judge to appoint a receiver to take over Michigan's child-welfare system, but it backed off Tuesday and said Gov.-elect Rick Snyder deserves a chance to tackle the problem.
"We'll consult with the new team," attorney Sara Bartosz said.
I left a comment there-
Just like communism, CPS fails wherever it's tried.
From it's beginning as a fabricated issue for Walter Mondales' 1973 presidential bid- the CAPTA act of 1974 has never been anything but an organized crime ring.
The child welfare system "failed" because it was a scam from the pit of Hell to begin with.
The "fundamental adjustment in their approach to this undertaking" Ryan wrote about should be to shut the agencies down, arrest it's agents, and try them for their Federal Crimes against America's Families