Nebraska, Oklahoma lead the Nation in child removals

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Nebraska, Oklahoma lead the Nation in child removals

Postby gideonmacleish » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:39 am

Found this one and wanted to pass it on:

http://www.kvii.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=207668

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An audit has found Oklahoma has the second-highest per capita rate in the nation for taking children from their homes and putting them in state custody.

Auditors looked at the Family Services Division of the state Department of Human Services and say Oklahoma is second only to Nebraska.

They told state lawmakers that the reason for the high rate may be Oklahoma's definitions of abuse and neglect are very broad.

The audit was requested by a task force of state lawmakers and a final report is due by the end of the year.

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Re: Nebraska, Oklahoma lead the Nation in child removals

Postby miasmom1028 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:42 am

gideonmacleish wrote:Found this one and wanted to pass it on:

http://www.kvii.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=207668

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An audit has found Oklahoma has the second-highest per capita rate in the nation for taking children from their homes and putting them in state custody.

Auditors looked at the Family Services Division of the state Department of Human Services and say Oklahoma is second only to Nebraska.

They told state lawmakers that the reason for the high rate may be Oklahoma's definitions of abuse and neglect are very broad.

The audit was requested by a task force of state lawmakers and a final report is due by the end of the year.


Mental note....don't move there.
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Postby LindaJM » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:03 pm

Miasmom, I was thinking the same thing!

I'm surprised that Oklahoma and Nebraska are worst now. I would never have guessed that about Nebraska!! I would have guessed California, Oregon, or North Carolina... and Florida.
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Postby gideonmacleish » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:50 pm

What I'm finding odd is that "red" states have been pretty big on child removal. This is part of a disturbing trend I've noticed.

Democrats introduce government intrusions on private lives under the guise of being "good for you". Republicans take the power they've been given and use it as a weapon.

Your best bet? Vote Libertarian, the only party that trusts you to run your OWN life!

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Postby LindaJM » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:00 pm

I always vote for the Libertarian candidates... they are the only ones likely to make worthwhile child welfare reforms.
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Postby Trisha G » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:50 pm

LindaJM wrote:I always vote for the Libertarian candidates... they are the only ones likely to make worthwhile child welfare reforms.
Agreed.
Maybe Indiana dropped out of the top because Mitch "reformed" CPS here.

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Postby eyeq181 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:55 pm

Yes Oklahoma is bad. Not only is itbad in the part. Why the hell would anyone want to live here. It's not pretty and there is no attractions. People look down on you and everyone else. Oh and if you are not a sooner fan which I am not you are the devil. Jobs are scarce which leads to poverty, which leads to an excuse as to why there are so many kids in the system. I am getting out of here asap.
Parents spend so much time teaching our kids not to go with strangers or talk to strangers, and no to show your body to strangers. And this is what CPS-DHS is all about.

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Postby miasmom1028 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:08 pm

LindaJM wrote:I always vote for the Libertarian candidates... they are the only ones likely to make worthwhile child welfare reforms.


Yeah I'm writing in Ron Paul on Tuesday. If McCain for Obama wins I think we are screwed either way.
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