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The CPS #CASH4KIDS System and Stories of Arizona Families with Merissa Hamilton
Hear firsthand experiences from families just like yours.
Meet Your Strawman – The Fake You
How Will They Treat You When You Present Your Strawman In Court
Presenting your strawman is not the way to go.
Open Letter From Senator Nancy Schaefer
Senator Nancy Schaefer Reveals the problems with CPS
Finally someone was actively speaking out against CPS…but she and her husband were soon killed.
This Will Be An Uphill Battle For Most
Why It Is Hard To Win Against CPS
The reasons that CPS is NOT working for you or anyone else. It is corrupt from the top to the bottom.
What To Do If Your Children Are Taken By CPS Or The Police
Should I tell CPS About Services I Am Already Taking?
Already doing services can be a good thing but don’t let them use it against you.
Create A List Of Relatives Where Your Children Can Be Placed
The court is going to order you to supply a list of relatives to maybe place you child with. You might as well get started with it. Make sure they are your friends and don’t have a lot of dirt on you!
What Exactly Are You Being Accused Of?
Safety Threats Guide – Impending Danger Threats
These are Oregon’s 16 Safety Threats that I use as examples of why they can take children away. If you see any area that you need to improve…do it! It also helps you to see if CPS overstepped their authority.
Keep Things Documented
Log Everything – Keep Your Head Straight
Buy a notebook just for keeping your important information in.
Keep A Log Of Your Visits With Your Children
It is your word against theirs. They will even twist your visits into something bad.
Record Conversations If You Can
ALWAYS record as much as you can. If you cannot, write down EVERY single word!
Your Rights and What You Can Expect
You Do Not Have To Talk To The Social Worker Or The Police
SHUT UP! They are on the other side. They are your enemy.
Husband And Wife Must Work Together
Divide And Conquer
You both must work together and not give the caseworker any information to use against you in court.
New Relationships During a Case
Getting into a new relationship during a CPS case can cause you problems.
What Is A Legal Father?
Just because you are the biological father does not mean that you are the LEGAL father.
One of your parental rights is to pay child support to CPS while they have your child.
I Am Named As “Alleged Father” In A CPS Case, Now What?
How to go from “alledged father” to biological father in a case
The Non-Offending Parent
Parents With Disabilities
Special Accommodations For Those With Disabilities
Parents with disabilities or special needs are more likely than other parents to become involved with CPS and they are more likely to lose their parental rights.
Caseworkers And Their Responsibilities
Investigative or Intake Worker
Their job is to get you on the conveyor belt one way or another. Even if they have to lie to you or the court or forge signatures.
The Caseworkers job is to KEEP your child on the conveyor belt. They will do this by getting MORE incriminating information against you. You need to SHUT UP.
Every social worker has someone above them to check their work. You cannot tell me that they don’t know what is going on and that their lack of action or their improper actions are MISTAKES!!
What Is A “Face-To-Face”?
A face to face contact is mandated EVERY month for both you and your child. If the caseworker is not doing this, they are committing malfeasance.
Update The Case To Show Today’s Improvements or Safety Threats
Don’t let CPS get away with NOT updating the case plan and report to the court.
Meetings With The Caseworker & Service Plans
Family Group Decision Making Meetings
This meeting is a TRAP to get you to sign a contract with them. DO NOT sign it!!
Family Group Decision Making Meetings
Don’t sign it unless you agree to everything in it including WHY CPS took your child.
Follow every word to the letter in your case plan. At the same time, fight for your childs rights to be home with you.
The Case Plan
Action Agreements = Service Plan or Safety Plan
This is one of their BIGGEST ways of getting you and your children on the conveyor belt. DO NOT SIGN THIS PLAN!! Make them take it to court and PROVE that it was abuse and the the child was harmed seriously from your actions.
Ongoing Safety Plan
A safety plan is a legal agreement with a private membership organization. If you sign this agreement, you must live by it.
ASFA – Adoption And Safe Families Act
The first law to give relatives preference in caring for the child.
Caseworker Not Updating The Case Plan
This is one of their biggest ways to make you appear unfit or unsafe. Stay on top of this.
Be Aware Of Case Worker Forgery And Lies
Signature Forged On 2nd Case Plan
Watch for these problems in your own case. Record and photograph everything! Get copies of everything you sign.
DCS Case Worker Arrested For Falsifying Information
DCS Case Worker Arrested For Falsifying Information
CPS Said Parent Positive For Drugs, Tests Said Negative
They will try to say that you take drugs when you do not. That is falsifying a record.
All About Release Forms
What Is A Release Form?
It is a way for CPS to trick you into giving up your private information and then use it against you in court.
What Happens If I Don’t Want To Sign A Medical Release Form?
NEVER sign a blank medical release form.
How To Rescind Your Signature
You are under contract with CPS and the county and in order to get your child back, you must break the contract
What To Do If They Are Not Giving You Services You Need
Complain To The Judge Or The Supervisor
What you really want to pursue is demanding your children back, not getting your services.
Can CPS Interview My Child At School or Daycare?
Is It Against The Constitution?
Custody, Kinship Care, And Relative Foster Care
What Should You Do?
Parents Who Do Not Speak English As a First Language
Ask For An Interpreter
Get a Copy Of the Investigation File
Where Can I Get a Copy Of the Investigation File?
After an investigation, you can get a copy of that file.
Going To Court
In The Courtroom
They Lie Under Oath
The Initial Hearing – Detention Hearing – Adversary Hearing – Preliminary Protective Hearing – 72 Hour Hearing
This one is important to get services that will help your children return back home while this case goes on.
The Permanency Hearing
Now they are getting real serious on where the child will go when this is all over. Adoption can be an option.
Final Hearing & Termination Of Parental Rights
This the sad ending if you were not able to defend yourself.
Getting The Best From Your Court Ordered Services
Coming Soon – Preventive Services
Our recommendation is to NOT take the services. Contracting with CPS makes you guilty of their accusations.
Can I Get a Lawyer To Help Me?
You can get a lawyer at any time. The court will not supply one during an investigation.
The Court Appointed Attorney
You do NOT want an attorney! If you do or even go pro se or pro per….that puts you under the court’s jurisdiction.
How To Fire Your Attorney
The Other Attorneys
Never Do These Things
Never Except Services That Do Not Equal Your “Crime”
NEVER agree to services that do not match what they alleged that you did wrong.
Never Agree To A Drug Test Without A Court Order
Don’t agree to a drug test if there is no court order to take one.
Never Agree To Service Plans Without A Court Order
Never agree to take their services. That will sign you up with their Private Membership Association
Never Give Them A List Of Friends And Relatives Until After They Have Taken The Kids
It is a trick to get more dirt on you.
Never Tell Them Your Parental Rights Were Terminated Before
The odds are against you if you tell them your rights were terminated previously.
Never Tell Them That You Were Abused When You Were Younger
Shut Up! Do NOT give up your personal information.
Never Let Them Interview Your Child Alone
If it is in your power, always say no to an interview. Always show the child but do not allow an interview.
Quite Posting On Social Media
Your Visits With Your Children
Photos And Videos
Try to record the first time. If there is a problem, put the camera or recorder away and ask nicely for a copy of the law or administrative rule that they are going by.
What Will Supervised Visits Be Like?
Now you get to be watched through a dark glass window while you play with your child in a small room.
Don’t Talk About The Case
They will tell you that you cannot talk to your child about the CPS case. But they will try to stop you also from putting together a case against them by not letting you talk to your child about your lawsuit against them.
Drugs And Alcohol
Your Constitutional Rights NOT To Take A Drug Test
When Taking Drugs Is Neglect Or Abuse
At least 75% of CPS cases are drug-related problems. They will take your children and keep them if you if you cannot give a consistent clean drug test. It is VERY important that you do your best.
When Drinking Alcohol Is Neglect Or Abuse
You may not think your drinking is neglecting or abusing your child. CPS thinks differently.
Get A Copy Of The Drug Test
NEVER let a CPS worker give you a drug test unless your eyes are on it 100% of the time.
What Will CPS Likely Ask Me To Do If Drugs/Alcohol Are Part Of My Case?
Munchausen by proxy
Just because Doctors can’t explain what is happening to your child…you get blamed.
How To Pass A Psyc Evaluation
What To Do If You Are Arrested
Coming Soon – Your Rights When You Are Incarcerated
Foster Parents And Relative Caregivers
Relative Foster Care
Can you get a relative to take care of your children while the case is going on?
How can you get your child back from a relative or caretaker who has been granted custody?
You will have to prove that you have been a good parent even when your child has been with someone else.
What Are Your Parental Rights?
What Are My Rights Before CPS Involvement
You have all of your Constitutional rights until you sign ONE of their papers. SIGN NOTHING!!
What Are My Rights After Judge Takes Jurisdiction And Gives CPS Full Custody?
You do not have many rights left once you have been tricked into joining their Private Membership Organization. And you thought the Constitution gave you a bunch more rights???