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Slash the Budget!

June 16, 2009 in DCFS, Illinois, parental rights

Slash the Budget!

Apparently, this concerned doctor simply doesn’t realize just how poorly run the DCFS is and how all that money is cheating children our of their family, friends and home. If we really want to help children, we will prosecute abusive parents in criminal court, where the laws of evidence and procedure have a much better chance of getting to the truth.

We must stop this witch hunt that is destroying the very fabric of this nation — the family!

Support abused children by supporting income tax increase

June 16, 2009

As physicians who have spent our careers providing care for one of societies most vulnerable populations – abused and neglected children – we are horrified to learn of the proposed 50 percent cut to the Department of Children and Family funding.

We must speak out because raped and injured children don’t vote and are often forgotten.

As many children die from child abuse as from cancer every year, but the only funding to combat the “deadly disease” of child abuse is from the state. It is imperative the public understand the proposed cuts involve not just the $460 million in state funding to DCFS, but will also result in a loss of an additional $92 million in federal funding. The agencies that rely on these funds to provide necessary care and preventive services to these children and their families already operate on shoestring budgets.

There are viable alternatives to the current proposed budget sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk.

We urge the legislature to consider the long overdue need for a modest increase in the currently low state income tax and also to re-prioritize the amount of money allocated for capitol improvement projects. The bridges and roads will look beautiful — but at what cost?

– Michele Lorand, MD, FAAP Chair, Division of Child Protective Services, Department of Pediatrics
– Jill Glick, MD, FAAP Medical Director, Child Protective Services
– John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Do take note of who is paying the good doctor’s salary.

In these hash economic times we need to cut spending where we can and I can’t think of too many better places to slash spending that at all our CPS offices, not just those in Illinois.

Teenage Rebellion

July 7, 2008 in CPS, False Allegations, Virginia

“If it could happen to us, it could happen to anyone,” says savvy Virginia Mom, after social service worker told her not to force her teenager to attend church.

Teenage Rebellion

Hi Annette,

My name is Stephanie. I am a member of the Budget Homemaking group. I was looking at the messages and saw you were the editor of kidjacked. I could not believe it!! This site was such a blessing to my husband and I recently.

I never in my life thought I would need it. My teen daughter has been in such rebellion the last 2 years. When we would not let her go somewhere one day she began to hit my husband who told her to sit on the porch she got very angry and accused my husband of pushing her off of our 3-step porch.

She called the police. We thought they would see it for what it was. The police pressed charges on my husband!! We were shocked. We spent over $2,000 on an attorney. He was found not guilty BUT then came social services. They told us we put her on restriction too much. They told us not to force her to go to church ect., ect.

I was soooo angry! I wrote our senator. Who in turn called the social services director in D.C and finally the case was closed. It was a nightmare.

We have 2 other children who are doing great. I have never felt such a lack of confidence in the justice system. Anyway, I know I have rambled, your website was a Godsend. It was the only website we found who knew good parents were targeted by social services. If it could happen to us it could happen to ANYONE. Thanks for your hard work! Please know it is helping many!

Stephanie Wiley,
New Kent County, VA

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