“Outside of the pandemic, wrongful investigations and removals of children by CPS have sparked reform efforts in states like Texas, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, and Michigan—just to name a few. These reform efforts follow on the heels of growing recognition of the harm caused by separating children from their families and the need for placing checks on the child welfare system’s power to regulate families.” (Andrew Brown Fox News)
Andrew Brown reports from Fox News that COVID exposed government overreach and Child Protective Services also deserves scrutiny.
“Even for families cleared of wrongdoing, the stain of a CPS investigation can follow them for the rest of their lives. All 50 states operate a database of child abuse and neglect records commonly referred to as the “central registry.” These registries are commonly used for background checks and listing can result in the denial of employment and volunteer opportunities. Listing on the central registry is often an administrative decision made by CPS and does not require a court to find the person guilty.” (Andrew Brown Fox News)
Minding Hearts is building advocacy and peer support groups in each state. The groups are created to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for those that might not otherwise be heard. We are here for encouragement, education, and support. We cannot give legal advice, but we can try and direct you in the right direction with your case. Links to legal services are listed with their states. Please share and let’s grow our groups. We are here to support families and develop resources that maintain family integrity. We look forward to your support. If you would rather become active by donating, then visit the donation page.