Hold CPS Accountable!  Stop Unethical Child Removals.
  • Petitioning Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Health and Human Services
Inspector General Daniel Levinson

Hold CPS Accountable! Stop Unethical Child Removals.

    1. Dyfs Reform
    2. Petition by

      Dyfs Reform

      Trenton, NJ

States are spending millions of dollars annually on unethical child removals performed by unaccountable child protection services (CPS).  Children are obtained through unethical means, such as failing to present exculpatory information to the court, manufacturing mental illnesses with state funded and CPS contracted evaluators, skipping material court hearings and procedures, such as fact-findings, ignoring court orders, and failing to present witnesses, testimony, cross-examination, evidence and discovery during removal hearings.

Cases can linger in the judicial system for years and cost states hundreds of thousands of dollars for a law guardian/attorney for the children ($67K per year), attorney for CPS ($62K/yr), up to two attorneys for the parents ($70K - $140K/yr), the judge ($165K/yr), court appointed evaluators (CASA, mental health evaluators, therapists), including paid testimony time, and court ordered services for parents and children ($20 - $150/hr).  CPS also costs states millions of dollars in legal damages paid to individual and class action plaintiffs who have won lawsuits against CPS.

Case law and publicity generated from the work of Youth Law Center, Children's Rights, National Center for Youth Law, attorneys and public news outlets reveal that CPS and court appointed law guardians regularly fail to protect children who starve, die and irreparably suffer, not thrive, in child protection services.  State budgets could find a more effective use of the public funds currently being spent on unethical child removals.

Join the many people standing up to CPS and please tell Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, and HHS Inspector General, Daniel Levinson, to stop spending public funding on unethical child removals and multi-million dollar lawsuits.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Things are heating up!

      Dyfs Reform
      Petition Organizer

      Petition HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson to hold CPD accountable! Stop public funding of unethical child removals.

    3. WOW!!! 300 signatures so far! Pass it along!

      Dyfs Reform
      Petition Organizer

      Please incorporate this petition into your current CPS campaign. The petition seeks de-funding all corrupt CPS programs, and has 300 signatures and counting. Good luck and thank you!

    4. Reached 250 signatures
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      Hi Team,
      Please share the petition link today on your facebook profile, group pages or on your website. If you are organizing a protest or have an upcoming radio show, please let me know so I can post it on the calendar at meetup.com/dyfsreform

    6. Dyfs Reform
      Petition Organizer

      Up to 147 signatures today! We need thousands of signatures in one place for our voices to be heard, so please pass the petition link around. Post on your blog, facebook page, and websites.

    7. Dyfs Reform
      Petition Organizer

      We reached 100 signatures today! Way to go, People Against CPS Corruption! 100 strong and growing!

    8. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • raymond weddell HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL
      • 1 day ago

      wisconsin rock county cps is harming my child

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    • Gary Morgan CLEBURNE, TX
      • 8 days ago

      My great-niece was taken from her mother by Texas CPS. The affidavit filed had unsupported claims and opinions presented as facts.

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    • China Mid WOODHAVEN, NY
      • 11 days ago

      My son and I are affected by cps

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    • ashley Campion MAPLE GROVE, MN
      • 24 days ago

      Because Hennepin county CPS agents are taking children away without evidence from woman who are on public assistance and can't afford to legal representation so they end up taking a deal to get there kids back. It's insane.

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    • Talena Kuprion LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 24 days ago

      My childrsb have resently been removed from my home and have been in cps custody for 7 months now over a worker that lied to cover her butt because she didnt do her job and now my whole family is torn apart over somethingso petty. I have veen discriminated judged and torn down by cps and ic we dont do something no one will. Im just to the point what else can they possibly take from me that they havent already.

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