Friday, March 28, 2014

Do's and Don'ts When Dealing with Children and Youth/Family Courts

Do not let Children and Youth Services into your home without a warrant or a court order. If CYS lies to get the judge to issue a warrant/order and you can prove it, that is a 4th and 14th Amendment rights violation which is a civil right violation under 1983 and conspiracy against rights covered under 1985. If CYS comes to your door and has no warrant/order and threatens to call police that is also illegal and unlawful and both lose immunity. This is coercion, threatening and intimidation tactics if CYS gains entry with help of police both can be sued. CYS does not have the legal right to conduct an investigation of alleged child abuse or neglect in a private home without your consent. DO NOT GIVE IT! In fact removing a child from your home or school without your consent is a "seizure" under federal law. If CYS cannot support a warrant/order or show a child is in imminent danger along with probable cause, CYS cannot enter your home. Remember, anonymous calls to CYS are NEVER probable cause under the warrant clause. Even if they have a name and number of caller they still cannot enter your home. Start a timeline journal from the first contact you have with them and any phone call meeting visit etc. After this contact write up what happened at the contact and send caseworker a copy. Demand to know why they are there, who filed a complaint, who made the phone call... Do not sign ANYTHING. Take what they want you to sign and tell them you will have an attorney review it. This also includes your children. Tell them not to sign anything. Court appointed attorneys are usually working with CYS and not for you. Not always but more than not if an atty is appointed to you he is working for them. When and if you are approached about having your children removed make an appt with your doctor and have the children go through a thorough exam so it is on record that they were healthy and wound free. Notify a relative or relatives that would be willing to take immediate kinship of the children. Don't go alone to CYS always take a friend or witness. You are allowed to have another person with you at all times. Do it!! Be polite but assertive when dealing with CYS employees. Educate yourself, know your rights and do not back down to their intimidation's. If you are treated rudely or threatened by your caseworker, report them. Chain of command is the caseworkers supervisor then the director then the county commissioners, then Dept of Welfare. Read any and all documents they give you carefully. Make changes to any and all mistakes and make sure they are corrected. Ask for a copy of the corrected paperwork and anything they have documented. Getting your records or file is your right but they will make it difficult to attain. You may have to have an atty file an order to get the file. Keep copies of everything you have and keep one set of documents off site safely. Keep a paper trail. Try and use email as much as possible for communication because you will have a record. Use an email tracker so you can see when the received and read it and if they shared it with others to read. If you must mail something do it certified signature required. Keep all records in order and secured. Do not permit conference calls unless everyone listening identifies themselves and write down who they are. Do not permit caseworkers to use cell phones during a visit with you or your children. If you are going to record a meeting/visit you must tell them that they are being recorded. You can post a warning at your front door so they are aware that you know your rights It is usually better to hire an atty that a friend or someone you trust has used or knows he will work for you. If searching online you can often read reviews about attys. their history and work ethic. Let their phone calls go to voicemail so you can be prepared and calm when returning the call. Never permit in chamber chat sessions during your court proceedings. Demand that everything occur in the open. I would also ask for any caseworker or CYS person giving testimony to agree to forgive immunity. That way if they lie they can be held accountable. Remember social workers and other government employees may be SUED for deprivation of civil rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983 if they are named in their "official and individual capacity." There is no Immunity if the caseworker took actions with malicious intent to cause deprivation of rights, or they violated established statutory or constitutional rights. A supervisor or director can be liable also if he told to, order to, set in motion of, acts by the social worker and or refused to terminate a series of acts by the social worker which they know would cause the violation of constitutional rights. Parents have the right to care for have custody of and nurture their children. It cannot be denied without violating fundamental principles of liberty and justice which are the base of all our civil and political institutions. It is a right protected by the 1st,5th, 9th and 14th amendments. CYS will often use steal children that are mentally or physically challenged, of poor families, in domestic violence or divorce situations. Children may have brain injury, autism or be obese to fall victim of government confiscation. 90% of these children did not need to be removed. They are removed to for profit and job security of those in Social services and family courts.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why Your Child May be Taken by Children and Youth Services...Show 3 aired 3/22/2014 In this episode I talked about all the ways your child may be taken by children and youth services. Divorce-an angry spouse accuses you of harming or neglecting the child or abusing drugs or alcohol. Angry Neighbor-Because of noise or where you park your car they may call in and make false reports about what they have seen you do to or with your child. Truancy-Big issue in PA many kids are being taken and put in foster care because of not attending school. Illness-I have heard too many cases of late where a single mother fell ill and the child was taken and put into foster care instead of a relatives care. Or as we just experienced the Pellitiers who lost their daughter to the care of the state because her parents didn't agree with her medical care. You could also walk into a Dr office or emergency with a perfectly innocent fall of your child's or illness and CYS is there to snag your child before you have a chance to even guess what is going on. Next show will be on how far some caseworkers will go to save their jobs and ruin your life. Emotionally and financially. Tune in Monday 3/24/2014 at 12 noon

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pa Coalition for Family and Parent's Rights My second broadcast. 37 listeners 34 downloads. Lining up guests and gathering more content for a longeer show. Thank you Michelle for calling in and sharing your views.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Radio Show debut today 3/20/2014

What a great way to start off Spring than with a radio show to support families fighting Children and Youth Services. Please tune in at the show is Fighting CYS in PA. You can call into the show at 646-595-2137. Please join our PA Coalition for Family and Parent's Rights by calling 206-339-9456. Email us at and visit our public facebook page at If you have questions, need support or just want to share your experiences with this agency please contact us. We are a growing group and need liaisons in every county. Here is your chance to SPEAK OUT and ACT UP to change the way these agencies operate to take our children and hold them hostage in the system.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Berks County Ruling a Win Win for Parents Fighting CYS This court ruling passed March 6, 2014 changed the playing field for many parents and relatives with cases held up in the corrupt Human Services agencies. The ruling proves in it self the lengths that these people will go to in taking children away from their families. Read it copy it and hand it out to anyone you know in this battle. We need to get more wins against CYS and this opens that door.

Great News for Foster Parents

This rule change would have made it impossible for them to take our Sarah. When a child has no hope of reuniting with their birth parents or any kin ti is vital for them when placed in a foster home where they are loved and safe to be able to remain. In our case they took Sarah without a warrant, without a court order and without just cause. We had all excellent reviews and Sarah was flourishing in our care. Had this rule been in place they would have had to give proper notice and go thru due process. Instead they stormed our house and took her kicking and crying hysterically that she wanted to stay.

Monday, March 3, 2014

More views on the ABUSE in Children and Service Services. Very good to the point video Foster Child Bill of Rights National Nancy Shaeffer a crusader on the corruption and Abuse in these agencies More This will really make you enraged!! All counties in PA numbers in kids taken race returned to family etc. As you can see it is overwhelming the proof of corruption and abuse.