Keep families together!
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Many families are separated needlessly on a very regular basis. Some because they are accused of failure to protect their children. Manager of these cases are brought against the parent that is a domestic violence survivor and reported the abuse. The children are removed from the parents while under extreme emotional distress and misinformed of exactly what the situation is at hand. The parent then is once again victimized, this time by the child welfare system. They must prove they are not using drugs, not intentionally putting their children in harms way and the children aren't neglected. Again going through the multiple programs ordered by the family court, they have their parental rights removed for basically not being able to prove that much of the evidence presented is totally false. The court appointed counsel is not there to defend them and they lose everything that means anything to them. This is happening in the name of government funding provided to the state for foster and adoption programs. Our children are being used as nothing more than a form of currency. We must be given a fair chance to prove we're good, loving parents. If there were any reason to believe otherwise then criminal child abuse charges would be pressed. In most cases there are no charges pressed. This is a complete violation of civil rights and contradictory to our constitution. Please don't allow these injustices to continue. I'm asking you to begin the process of complete reform of the child welfare system. Thank you for your time.
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