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  •  Maybe you're not aware of the (6+ / 0-)

    financial incentives they receive.

    The Murder of Nancy Schaefer & CPS

    Understand that the system we have created gives bonuses to CPS workers of $4000 per child and a second bonus of $2000 if the child is "special needs", when they are removed from a home. If the child is put into a State institution and medicated, those bonuses and funds continually flow.

    "The Adoption and the Safe Families Act, of 1997", signed by President Clinton. This update makes sweeping changes on how we treat child abuse and how we no longer consider family cohesiveness as important.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:48:40 PM PDT

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    •  I can look at my bank statements right now (9+ / 0-)

      and tell you that those bonuses do not exist. If they refer to the additional funds that go to the foster parents of special needs kids, that's not going to the worker, that goes to the family to buy supplies etc...

      Foster system has issues, sure, but I guarantee you we receive no such bonuses. Unless I'm part of a conspiracy and/or the supervisor is pocketing them. But honestly I think that you're just mistaken about that. Or there's some shady shit going down in other states.

      "I wish you luck on not hating your parents for mixing up such an unthinkable person." --The frickin´ HP--

      by McWaffle on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 02:55:24 PM PDT

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      •  you are right on the bonuses, but very wrong on (5+ / 0-)

        the DCF issues.  As a lawyer, I spent some years being appointed as a guardian ad litem four kids, and DCF sent one kid back to his mother after the estranged father beat the child and burned the two year old with with lit cigarettes.  The mother failed to protect the child the first time, but the the social worker sent the child ant back to the mother, and the father killed the child with a punch to the stomach.  In other cases, usually with poor or black mothers, children were taken based on "concern" that a situation was not middle class perfect for the child or children.  If the parent was not suitably  cowed by the power of the social worker, then a bad attitude was the straw that led to a finding of neglect.  Many cases, and many children.  Not much respect for as many as 30 per cent of these social bureaucrats.

        Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

        by StrayCat on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 05:19:37 PM PDT

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