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How To Fight CPS Defend Yourself Against False Allegations

We help families learn how to fight the utterly lawless,
unethical, perjurious and immoral CPS
in the unconstitutional courts of NO Due Process.

Were you looking for Linda Martin's Fight CPS site?

The time to be thinking of CPS is not AFTER something bad happens-

~Back to School with AFRa~

Job #2- The Reverse Miranda
Job #3- PRINT The Color of Law Violation Form

Your Family's Fourth Amendment RIGHT

This excellent article should be named "How to NOT abuse children"
What can you do to prevent child abuse?

The Child Abuse Laws Which Could Destroy Your Reputation
Legal Child Abduction: How the Government Profits by Stealing Your Children
Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 05 2011

~If your kids have just been picked up~

Do NOT Skip this MAJOR Instructional Link

Best interests operates as an empty vessel into which adult perceptions and prejudices are poured." --Hillary Rodham, Children Under the Law, 43 Harv. Ed. Rev. 487, 513 (1973)

About the "Service" or "Safety Plan"

~Signing Under Duress~

Help! My grandchildren have been taken by cps

Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights State by State 

Permanent termination of parental rights has been described as "the family law equivalent of the death penalty in a criminal case." In re Smith (1991), 77 Ohio App.3d 1, 16, 601 N.E.2d 45, 54. Therefore, parents "must be afforded every procedural and substantive protection the law allows."

Getting off the State Registry
(of child abusers)

Authored & Edited by egypt

January 14, 2012
Juvenile welfare courts treat failure to get all the truth on the record as a form of child neglect.

If you let false statements and anything other than the truth and all the truth go into the record unopposed, they may very well have a clear and convincing record to TPR the parent(s)-
James Rinkevich

Get Your Version of history On the Record with-
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Family Guide      A Family's Guide to the Child Welfare System

We are pleased to share with you A Family's Guide to the Child Welfare System, a comprehensive resource that answers many of the questions families face when they become involved with the child welfare system.

Written in a simple, question-and-answer format, and grounded in the experiences of families and child welfare professionals from across the country, A Family's Guide is meant to be a tool to help families learn about-

  • experiences other families have had with the child welfare system;

  • child welfare laws and policies that influence the actions and decisions of child welfare workers and courts;

  • people families will meet, the service systems they work in, and their roles with families;

  • ways to advocate for their family's rights (their own and their children's);

  • responsibilities of parents involved with the child welfare system; and

  • practical tips from other parents.

Download your PDF copy here

Note to the people only looking for a lawyer-

Families Against Government Abuse

AFR Legal Information

And at Fight CPS- "Lawyers who take CPS defense cases"

There aren't many who KNOW HOW to defend a CPS case-
and NONE of those lawyers work for free. 

No lawyer? Lawyer isn't doing anything, acting like he is getting paid by the other side?

Lack of counsel of choice can be conceivably even worse than no counsel at all,
or having to accept counsel beholden to one's adversary.
Burgett v Texas, 389 US 109

You are going to have to learn how to help that lawyer provide you a VIGOROUS DEFENSE
or you are going to have to learn how to DO IT YOURSELF.  Isn't that great?

Nobody in the business of making you childless, cares.

: WHERE IS THE LAW about a "messy house"?


What's the criteria for determining a "messy house" or "dirty house"? 

How many (if any) pets can a family have?

What's the standard about cat litter boxes?

How often is a toilet supposed to be scrubbed?

How many Cheerios are allowed on the floor under the kitchen table?

How many dust bunnies are allowed under the heat radiator?  Under the refrigerator?;

As somebody famously stated many years ago to a CHILDLESS CPS worker whose expectations were absurd and unrealistic-"There are CHILDREN living here."

~Notice to military people who are visiting us~

If you are here looking for help with a CPS problem and especially if you are overseas, WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT. MILITARY ONLY- email Bill Tower

State Handbooks for parents and guardians in child abuse and neglect cases

Which support and in turn are supported
by the Constitution of the United States of America.

How to Survive Allegations of Child Abuse

A Permanent Home for Every Child

Copyright 2000 Youth Law Center
All rights reserved.

If you have had a child removed by CPS/JV court and they stated that "reasonable efforts were made" to prevent or eliminate the need for removal - but reasonable efforts were NOT made - they are committing fraud to get federal funding-

PLEASE report it to the feds.

  • The number is 800-447-8477 then option #5.
  • Having the names of the SS workers and judge who did it will make it go quicker (also their contact numbers).

I made my report and it only took a few minutes. I told the intake gal that this is not an isolated incident (because it isn't). There is strength in numbers, so do report this if it happened to you.

~Advice from AFRa facebook page.

Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case (Paperback)
by Paul Bergman (Author), Sara J. Berman-Barrett (Author), Lisa Guerin (Author) "This book provides the information you need to prepare for trial and represent yourself in court..."


From Library Journal- The nuts and bolts of self-representation in court are presented in this detailed, sensible book. The authors describe the legal process from the investigation of the case through the collection of a judgment, with an emphasis on what happens in the courtroom. Bergman and Berman-Barrett share the procedures and methods a lay person needs to survive in an environment that is not necessarily friendly to nonattorneys. Understanding that in the law the devil is in the details, they take pains to avoid oversimplification, and they do an equally good job of illuminating concepts like burden of proof and procedures like marking and identifying exhibits. The authors highlight important information with icons that alert the reader to a practical suggestion, warn of a potential problem, or refer to other resources on the subject. Highly recommended for even modest legal self-help collections, including those that already own Robert Schachner's How and When To Be Your Own Lawyer (LJ 3/1/ 93). Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

A good place to start might be-


Nothing here is to be construed as "Legal Advice".  We are NOT lawyers, and we are not pretending to be.
(Except for AFRa's Lawyer Members, who most certainly are NOT "pretenders")

We try very hard to make sure that the information on this page and links to information is accurate and up-to-date.  This information is presented FOR YOUR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, and not actual Legal Advice, which you would expect to receive from a real LAWYER who hates CPS with every fiber of his being, spends the time necessary to become familiar with your case, supplies Competent Counsel, and knows how to present a VIGOROUS and  EFFECTIVE DEFENSE against CPS' insane wild allegatons and Character Assassinations, and does NOT try to talk you into a Plea Bargain when you are innocent.

"Lack of counsel of choice can be conceivably even worse than no counsel at all, or of having to accept counsel beholden to one's adversary." Burgett v. Texas, 389 US 109

We supply information for free.  No Family Rights Advocate under the AFR umbrella charges you for their help.  You may feel free to help your advocate financially, but you are NOT required to do so.  

Some of AFR's member advocacies may have 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Tax Free status. Many do not, and must not represent that donations to them are "Tax Free".

American Family Rights does NOT have a 501(c)(3)

We don't want one because we refuse to have our political activities hand-cuffed:

IRS Charities & Non-Profits Page

"An IRC Section 501(c)(3) organization may not engage in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities."

We do NOT seek donations or membership fees of any kind.  If you want to help Families, we recommend you support your local advocacy, or "pay it forward" by helping others in your locale.  

Otherwise, if you want to help, we recommend you to print large quantities of our brochures and distribute them widely to prepare young families for "The Visit"

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