Committee Addresses Foster Care Lawsuit
Wednesday, Jul 18, 2007 - 10:30 AM
A legislative committee wants more information about the state's foster
A lawsuit filed late last month by the state child advocate alleged that
children in foster care are being abused, sexually assaulted and
returned to unsafe homes.
It also says some caseworkers are so busy that they can't make regular
visits to the kids assigned to them.
Now, the Senate Health, Education and Welfare Committee has called a
hearing for next week to determine whether children are being endangered
because of overburdened caseworkers.
The committee has invited to the meeting child advocate Jametta Alston;
Patricia Martinez, the director of the Department of Children, Youth and
Families; and Jane Hayward, secretary of the Office of Health and Human
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...