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
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      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!

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      Hi Team,
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    6. Dyfs Reform
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      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

    • seri robison LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 5 days ago

      Friends and myself have lost children

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    • Janette Andrade LA PUENTE, CA
      • 10 days ago

      Dcfs are corrupt

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    • Jerrie Weinstein GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
      • 13 days ago

      The death of children being abused who have been returned to their abusers has to stop. When this happens their CPS workers need to be held accountable.

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    • Michael Cramshaw LITTLE ROCK, AR
      • 20 days ago

      i have personally witness the destruction in about 3 to 4 families in 2 diff states alone in the past year

      cps has massive potential to derail and alter the futures of would be scientists activists economist and such who have not been given the chance to be heard understood or even assesed by the system or their parents cps does not have the heart of a parent therefore they should not making judgements on parents or children they are not fit to do their job i have had to deal with messes myself in michigan new york and Porto Rico because cps ignores when they can help and acts when and where they cant also i have witnessed in person cps agents taking bribes tips and money from known offenders who have had their rights stripped

      CPS NEEDS AN OVERHAUL AND ITS IMMUNITY REVOKED SO ITS MISTAKES AND HARM DO NOT GO UN PUNISHED BY LAW

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    • Raylene Short GREAT FALLS, MT
      • 20 days ago

      My sister's children have been removed out of retaliation for my family filing complaints against CPS. This is Wrong and destroys the lives of children.

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