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by Michael
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: MY DAUGHTER WAS TAKEN AT HOSPITAL FROM CPS
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: MY DAUGHTER WAS TAKEN AT HOSPITAL FROM CPS

It sounds like you are saying that your girlfriend/mother of the child has had four previous children and does not have custody of any of them. According to the hospital she was positive of drugs at the time of birth. Was the baby positive for drugs? You did not identify the state. The CPS laws are ...
by Michael
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: help in texas
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: help in texas

Are your children in CPS TMC or are they placed somewhere/with someone you provided? If it is a FBSS case one set of rules apply but if thy re in TMC another. Do they have a CASA worker/volunteer? I am retired from CPS and worked in both Investigation and in FBSS. I am now a CASA volunteer. If you w...
by Michael
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Caseworkers & Social Workers
Topic: breast feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: breast feeding

rHAT IS GOOD ADVICE, JUST STOP USING MARIJUANA. rEMBER IT STAYS IN YOUR SYSTEM FOR OVER 30 DAYS.
by Michael
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Abused physcially, Mentalyy , Emotionally Need Help Now!
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Abused physcially, Mentalyy , Emotionally Need Help Now!

I am a retired CPS FBSS worker and now a CASA volunteer. What county do you live in. I am in Orange and Jefferson Counties.
by Michael
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: CPS is trying to control whom I date.....
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: CPS is trying to control whom I date.....

Why don't you have a passport? If money is a problem every several months order one for yourself and each child. All it take is a birth certificate, a photograph and a visit to the post office.
You need to be pro active and take responsibility for yourself and your actions / condition.
by Michael
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Baby Injury
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Baby Injury

In Texas CPS does have access to children's records, as long as there is a open investigation. They would not have access to other children in the home records.
by Michael
Sat May 14, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: I'm new and need help.
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: I'm new and need help.

Your "girlfriend is 17 years old and in Foster care:. Please provide additional information:

Is she pregnant?
Does she have a drug history?
Do you have a drug history?
Do you have any criminal history?
Are you a convicted sex offender?
What state are you in?
Why is she in Foster Care?
by Michael
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: I will fight the system...
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: I will fight the system...

I have never seen a "dependency" charge. What are the allegations? Is it drug or alcohol related?
by Michael
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: CPS
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: CPS

When you say CPS you need to specify what state. Each state has different laws and procedures. In Texas a child might be taken by CPS into Foster Care or "taken" into Family Based Safety Services. Each is different and has different rules and requirements.
by Michael
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Caseworkers & Social Workers
Topic: OUTLOOK AND COMPENSATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: OUTLOOK AND COMPENSATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS

In Texas first you must obtain a college degree in Social Work and then pass the state board examinations. This allows you to use Licensed Social worker. But you can only work for someone else. After 2000 hours of approved work you can apply for the designation of IPR. This allows you to do more. Ve...
by Michael
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: IS CPS GOING TO KIDNAP MY CHILD?
Replies: 67
Views: 2305

Re: IS CPS GOING TO KIDNAP MY CHILD?

I have been posting on this board for many years. Some people have disagreed with my recommendations but I have always been accurate in what I say. I am retired form Texas CPS and know the law better than most who post here. Based on what you said the worker violated several CPS policies and needs t...
by Michael
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: Guidance to get them home...
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Resources

Contact Advocacy, Inc. for assistance.
I do not know the Cal. phone number but it is obtainable at 1-800-555-1212.
by Michael
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Newcomers - Welcome to the site - please sign in here
Topic: quick question plz help
Replies: 5
Views: 361

What was the result of your drug test?

If you only tested positive for your prescription medication I do not understand why the worker is wanting to count pills.
by Michael
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Can I videotape Home Visits or at least audio record?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Yes you can record

Busbi sells a good video recorder for around $60.00 on line. It is also available from Wal Mart for about $110.00.
by Michael
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: No attorney for child's interview?
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Child interviews

In Texas the first interview is suppose to be recorded. Usually at a Child Advocacy Center and depending on the child's age. I have done interviews in homes and attorney's offices. A parent or grand parent can be present as long as they are not the reported abuser. There is one local attorney who al...
by Michael
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Need a attorney that will help me.
Replies: 9
Views: 526

In Texas

When a child in foster care turns 17 years old she or he can check themself out of foster care and return home.

I do not know if this is only in Texas but you might check.

The child does lose state health insurance when they check them self out.
by Michael
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: Texas PRS Post Statistics
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Texas PRS Post Statistics

Texas CPS posted the statistics warehouse on line today.

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About/Data_ ... efault.asp
by Michael
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Looking for ideas on what to do with an audio recording
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Soulds as if he was giving you legal advice.

Contact the local Bar Association and the state Attorney General Office. If he was conducting a legal investigation and consideringyou as a suspect he should have Marandized you.
by Michael
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: CASA?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocate

They are appointed by the judge and report directly to the court. They have access to all CPS files and attend most meetings regarding the child.

They are only involved if CPS has legal custody of the child.
by Michael
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: Eldorado, Texas case of FLDS Sect
Replies: 246
Views: 6555

Also 6 criminal charges have been filed

by the District Attorney. One child brought back into foster care due to mother's actions.
by Michael
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: Advice for Court Ordered Psychological Evaluation Please?
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Cost of Psychologicial Assessment/eval.

The usual cost is areound $650.00 to 8:50. This includes the testing, evaluation and written report containing recommendations. To appear in court cost extra, depending on the time spent waiting and time on the stand. If you go this route be sure and find a professional that is accepted as a "expert...
by Michael
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: CPS Investigations
Topic: I just had an ETG test dropped on me today
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Alcohol Testing

I have not known CPS in Texas (Region V) to do Alcohol Testing in over eight years.
by Michael
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: In the News
Topic: Eldorado, Texas case of FLDS Sect
Replies: 246
Views: 6555

Update on CPS and families

Marleigh Meisner Public Information Officer (325) 200-1301 Patrick Crimmins Public Information Officer (512) 787-5090 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Child Protective Services (CPS) is asking a judge to place eight children into foster care because their mothers have refused to limit t...
by Michael
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: In the News
Topic: Eldorado, Texas case of FLDS Sect
Replies: 246
Views: 6555

FIVE Fathrs indited on criminal charges

Five of the fathersw have been arrested on criminal charges. I see that the media has not publicized this like they did the childrens removal to foster care. I hope that no additional sexual abuse took place since the court returned the children to the fathers.
by Michael
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Round Table
Topic: Would you do the same thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

I feel that you have made the best decfision

for yourself and your family. Is he on probation? If so his probation officer would have reported his living with you to CPS.

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