Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pennsylvania Codes


3490.51.    [Reserved]. 
3490.52.    Receipt of reports. 
3490.53.    Functions of the county agency for child protective services. 
3490.54.    Independent investigation of reports. 
3490.55.    Investigation of reports of suspected child abuse. 
3490.56.    County agency investigation of suspected child abuse perpetrated by persons employed or supervised by child care services and residential facilities. 
3490.57.    Protective custody. 
3490.58.    Notifications. 
3490.59.    Action by the county agency after determining the status of the report. 
3490.60.    Services available through the county agency. 
3490.61.    Supervisory review and child contacts. 
3490.62.    Repeated child abuse. 
3490.63.    [Reserved]. 
3490.64.    [Reserved]. 
3490.65.    [Reserved]. 
3490.66.    [Reserved]. 
3490.67.    Written reports to ChildLine. 
3490.68.    Retention of information on unfounded reports. 
3490.69.    Reports not received within 60-calendar days. 
3490.70.    Expunction and amendment of report by the county agency. 
3490.71.    Guardian ad litem and court designated advocate. 
3490.72.    [Reserved]. 
3490.73.    Petitioning the court.

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House Passes Bill to Curb Human Trafficking.

Trafficking needs to be ELIMINATED!!  The public also needs to know that Foster Care is largely responsible

House passes bill to curb human trafficking

Pennsylvania's Children Report

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT  In 2015, Pennsylvania had 36,223 total referrals for child abuse and neglect. Of those, 36,223 reports were referred for investigation.8  In 2015, there were 3,855 victims of abuse or neglect in Pennsylvania, a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 children, a an increase 18.2% from 2014. Of these children, 3.6% were neglected, 38.5% were physically abused, and 50.4% were sexually abused.9  The number of child victims has increased 17.3% in comparison to the number of victims in 2011.10  In 2015, there were 34 child deaths resulting from abuse or neglect reported in Pennsylvania11  16,049 children in Pennsylvania lived apart from their families in out-of-home care in 2015, compared with 14,315 children in 2011. Of the children living apart from their families in 2014, there were 5,311 aged 5 or younger, and 3,606 were 16 or older.12  The number of children living apart from their families in out-of-home care has increased 12.1% in comparison to the number of children in out-of-home care in 2011.13  In 2015, of children in out-of-home care in Pennsylvania, 40% were white, 41% were black, 13% were Hispanic, < .5% were American Indian/Alaskan Native, < .5% were Asian or Pacific Islander and 6% were of more than one race or ethnicity/undetermined race or ethnicity.14 ADOPTION, KINSHIP CARE, AND PERMANENT FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN  Of the 9,455 children exiting out-of-home care in 2014 in Pennsylvania, 51% were reunited with their parents or primary caretakers.15  1,832 children were legally adopted through a public child welfare agency in Pennsylvania in 2015, a decrease of 0.9% from 1,849 in 2014.16  Of the 16,049 children in out-of-home care in 2015, there were 2,423 or 15.1% waiting to be adopted.17

2016 Child Protective Services Report

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

URGENT!! Report Your Case to FBI

Please gather your information and proof and submit it to the FBI.
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RICO Explained

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reunification Rules Make Sure They are Followed

Child Trafficing and Family Courts book

Ride Magazine Keeping Family Together

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Adoption kept our family together

By Bevanjae Kelley

I will never forget the night I received a call from my daughter, frantic and crying, “They took my kids, Ma. I don’t know where they took them.”

“ACS and the police.”

My granddaughters were 14 months and 3 at the time. I imagined the police and the worker snatching the girls from their mother. I imagined my daughter frantic, not wanting to let go. Then, off into the night they went.

At that moment I got angry, not only at ACS but also at my daughter. A few days later, an ACS worker contacted me and said I could become a kinship foster parent.

Soon the girls came to live with me. After two years, the permanency goal was changed to adoption. I felt as if I were in mourning. I just wanted to be Grammy, not their mommy. READ MORE

KinGap allows me to still be Mommy

By Adisha Garner

Four months after my children were removed, my aunt and her husband agreed to take my kids and I was able to get unsupervised visits in their home. 
Recently, I had a Family Team Conference to talk about KinGap. When the case planner first offered KinGap, I did not want to take it. I thought it was like signing over my rights.
But then my parent advocate explained that my rights would not be terminated. My aunt and uncle even agreed that I could have my kids on weekends, birthdays and every holiday. At that point, I agreed to sign the papers. READ MORE

Also: KinGap—An Alternative to Adoption

By Dominique Arrington

The K Guardianship Assistance Program, or KinGap, is designed to help a child in foster care achieve a permanent home with a relative. The key difference from adoption is that the biological parent’s rights aren’t terminated and the child isn’t adopted, but the relative still receives the same financial support as an adoptive parent. READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE  NEWS June 20, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would change the way we deal with drug addiction treatment and recovery. If passed in the Senate, the law would make it easier to keep parent and child together when a parent resides in a drug treatment program.

Rise parent leader Robbyne Wiley applauds the legislation and recalls how, when she was addicted, fear of losing her children to the child welfare system prevented her from getting help sooner.

"I needed this law during my addiction. I would have gotten my life together much sooner if I knew that my kids and I could have stayed together while I got treatment.
At the beginning, I thought that if I reached out for help, child protection would come to take my children. The fear of losing my children paralyzed me.”  READ MORE
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