• My Name Is Not “Respondent Mother”: The Need for Judicial Reform in Child Welfare

    Losing a child for any reason is one of the most devastating things that can ever happen to a parent. The process of dealing with Child Protective Services and family court, while never easy, often serves to dehumanize parents and children. Instead of serving to help families overcome challenges, the system creates further harm when it treats parents as though they are worthless. Not only are civil and constitutional rights violated routinely, but many parents find that the system seeks to strip them of their basic human dignity. Law professor Vivek Sankaran recognizes that the treatment of parents by the courts is counterproductive to goals of restoring the family and helping the children. Sankaran wrote a piece for the American Bar Association addressing these concerns, with suggestions that could be implemented by the courts when dealing with parents facing allegations by CPS.

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  • My Name Is Not “Respondent Mother”: The Need for Judicial Reform in Child Welfare

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    Losing a child for any reason is one of the most devastating things that can ever happen to a parent. The process of dealing with Child Protective Services and family court, while never easy, often serves to dehumanize parents and children. Instead of serving to help families overcome challenges, the system creates further harm when it treats parents as though they are worthless. Not only are civil and constitutional rights violated routinely, but many parents find that the system seeks to strip them of their basic human dignity. Law professor Vivek Sankaran recognizes that the treatment of parents by the courts is counterproductive to goals of restoring the family and helping the children. Sankaran wrote a piece for the American Bar Association addressing these concerns, with suggestions that could be implemented by the courts when dealing with parents facing allegations by CPS.

    So wut do we do ? Who is out there to HELP US PUT AN END TO THIS ? Are there ANY ATTORNEYS out there WILLING OR ABLE to take on cases like these for FREE ? Public defenders ... Sure MAYBE in some CASES have actually stepped up and taken on a success full case, but let's get REAL .LETS GET REAL LIKE OUR KIDS BEING STOLEN REAL !! They work and get paid by the same person paying the D.A. THE SOCIAL WORKERS THE JUDGE . THEY ALL NEED OUR KIDS IN THE COURTS . ITS JOB SECURITY ITS BONUS INCENTIVES FOR THAT NEXT COURT DATE TWO MONTHS DOWN ROAD FOR THAT FAST TRACK ADOPTION . Its SICK ! HORRIBLE ! Tax peoples money going to waste on MOST OF these cases . Don't get me wrong ..not every worker not every foster parent not every judge not every public defender not every d.a. but I say MOST . I've been fighting the San Joaquin system for 4 years now . who can really HELP STOP THIS? WHO WILL HEAR ME OUT ? WHOS READY TO TAKE ON A AGENCY SO POWERFUL ? I HAVE SO MUCH PROOF OF CORRUPTION ,LIES ,PROOF IN THERE OWN REPORTS DR .RECORDS ETC . SANDRA STARKEY. SandraR.starkey1981@gmail.com


  • My Name Is Not “Respondent Mother”: The Need for Judicial Reform in Child Welfare

    "Reform" would still mean that you get a jury trial for littering, but not if the state wants to kidnap your children. I vote on jail and even the death sentence for people that kidnap children, even if they work for the state under color of law. If you are interested there is a Federal "Law" that could be applied: USC Title 18 sections 241 & 242

    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/civil-rights/feder...


    Not that we need this law. There was no such law that permitted us to have the Nuremberg trials and hang Nazi war criminals. This kidnapping of our children and their resultant sexual ,physical abuse, and even deaths at the hands of the state is a very similar similar situation IMHO and deserves a similar response.

    ~MFP