By Leonard Henderson
May 27, 2010
The service people need most from CPS: A good Lawyer
When CPS becomes involved with a family, the standard routine is to get people to sign a "Service Plan". (Also called a "Safety Plan" in some states).
To CPS, the most ideal situation (their dream case) is the parent(s) VOLUNTEER for "Services".
In fact, here in Oregon, the only "Civil Right" people have is to NOT be "denied" "services" due to race, religion, sexual preference.
People think these "services" are supposed to help parents get a job, find housing, learn house-keeping, financial skills. If the parent is accused of a drug or alcohol (or not), they get "classes". Everybody gets "parenting class", whether the accusation had anything to to with parenting or not. And people are likely to get "psych evals".
As a general rule, parents find themselves in court. Since very few people CPS goes after can afford a lawyer, they may or may NOT be appointed a lawyer. If a lawyer is appointed, he might not talk with anybody about your case. You walk into the court hallway and perhaps 5 minutes before court, you meet your appointed lawyer.
You walk into the courtroom and BOOM! It turns into a hockey game and you're the puck.
And that may be the last you ever see of your appointed lawyer.
Of all the services families need, a LAWYER is #1
Not just "a" lawyer. A LAWYER. One who knows how- will protect people's Rights and best interests, and WILL present a vigorous defense.
People are searching for occupations that have a virtually unlimited future-
How about becoming a lawyer specializing in CPS cases?
The only thing wrong with it, is there's not a lot of money in it because most of the people CPS victimizes are poor, and the state doesn't pay appointed lawyers much.
Some of us would do the job and take French fries for pay.
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I am not a lawyer and I do not pretend to give legal advice. If you need legal advice, see AFRA's Lawyer Friends who certainly are not pretenders (http://familyrights.us/info/law) I merely relate the things I learned in the past that seemed to work in my own case or things that others have related to me that worked in their cases. I provide information for free and do not expect to receive any form of payment or reward on this side of heaven. Therefore, DO NOT rely on this information as legal advice. Real Legal advice would come from a real lawyer who hates CPS and prepares a VIGOROUS DEFENSE against a negative (proving nothing happened) instead an ATTORNEY (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/attorn) talking you into a plea bargain (http://familyrights.us/bin/The_Problem_with_Plea_Bargaining.htm)