Community must be vigilant, resources should not be cut
2:08 PM, May. 22, 2011
There's good news - so far - for child protective services in Southwest Florida, but our community must let Gov. Rick Scott know we want no veto holes punched in protections for some of our most vulnerable people.
Our fear is that if proposed funding is cut, we lose some of the progress made against child abuse and neglect, which claimed the lives of more than 40 children in Southwest Florida from 1998 to 2008 in cases known to the state Department of Children and Families. FULL STORY
I left a nice comment there-
It must take a lot of gaul to publish a pro-CPS story after what has been happening to kids in CPS custody lately. We would rather see the CPS agents in prison for their Federal Crimes against families-
Richard Wexler of NCCPR published an interesting white paper-
THE EVIDENCE IS IN- Foster Care vs. Keeping Families Together: The Definitive Studies
"....In fact, many children now trapped in foster care would be far better off if they remained with their own families even if those families got only the typical help (which tends to be little help, wrong help, or no help) commonly offered by child welfare agencies."