Yes, I believe that parental rights should be constitutionally protected through the proposed Parental Rights Amendment:
The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a
Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without
demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest
order and not otherwise served.
No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to
supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.
To sign this petition please go to www.parentalrights.org. I encourage everybody to look at this petition.
|Posted by Diane Vigil on November 24, 2013 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
PHOENIX - A former Child Protective Services caseworker is speaking out claiming the lack of accountability is the reason why Arizona’s CPS system is broken.
This CPS employee asked to remain anonymous but says the state has a responsibility to protect children.
"It's the mission of the government to keep kids safe," she said.
We asked her if when she worked for CPS, if she felt like children slipped through the cracks. "Absolutely," she said.
The wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on October 1, 2013 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
It's a chilling scene caught on camera: Armed police officers stripping a baby from his mother's arms.
No court order.
They just walk into a private home at take the child … all on the say-so of a social worker.
The Sacramento video clearly illustrated the power vested in Child Protective Services' social workers.
Only two entities – that we know of -- have the p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
Three current or former Child Protective Services investigators were arrested in Hunt County on Tuesday on tampering with evidence charges. The arrests are reportedly related to the case of Alicia Moore, a Greenville teenager who was murdered after walking off her school bus last year.
Details of the allegations have not been disclosed. The indictments against the workers are sealed. Law enforcement officials in Hunt County either declined to comment to didn’t immedi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Claudia Felder lives in Chino, Calif., with her parents. It's a wholesome scene: nice house, three dogs and a parrot and happy family pictures everywhere.
You'd have no idea that the composed, cheerful, articulate young woman got off to a rough start in life.
Felder spent much of her childhood in foster care, starting when she was 3 years old. She's 21 now, and has been living happily with her adoptive family. But memories of an abusive past still haunt h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 21, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
By Nancy Schaefer
Georgia State Senate, 50th District
revised September 25, 2008
My introduction into Child Protective Service cases was due to a grandmother in an adjoining state who called me with her tragic story. Her two granddaughters had been taken from her daughter who lived in my district. Her daughter was told wrongly that if she wanted to see her children again she should sign a paper and give up her childr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 18, 2013 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
Do you know that if you are a child caught in Sacramento CPS and the juvenile court system,
(1) You may not retain your own attorney for your hearings or trial. You are assigned an attorney, who is on contract with CPS and thus works hand-in-hand with CPS?
(2) You may not request an open trial as in other cities, but must conduct all hearings and trials behind closed doors, with no family members, media, or interested citizens permitted to fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 16, 2013 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
August 20, 2013 — San Diego, CA – In its continuing campaign to end the harassment, fraud, and abuse rampant in California State Family Courts, a parents’ rights group, the California Coalition for Families and Children, has filed a lawsuit today in federal court charging the San Diego County courts, social workers, divorce attorneys, and psychologists with federal criminal racketeering.
“The abuses of pa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on September 15, 2013 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
Friday, August 30, 2013
Vivian Benn, of Temecula, is shown in a booking photo.
Vivian Benn, of Temecula, is shown in a booking photo. (KABC Photo)
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- The owner and CEO of a Riverside foster family agency has been charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of funds....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Diane Vigil on August 31, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
Posted on 21 March, 2013 by Michael Doughty
bildeThe Louisiana Division of Children and Household Solutions is carrying out a new effort in the state's foster care system called Faith in Households, according to DCFS Assistant Suzy Sonnier.
The goal is to safely lower the number of children in the state's foster care program and reduce the quantity of time children spend in the system. It additionally is geared toward helping every child find a permanent c...Read Full Post »