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Updated: 08/03/14
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Who Really wants the TRUTH NOT to be known??

Parent Survey Program Reveals that many AGENCY employees still don't allow recording
Ques. #3 Ques. #2


But 100% of the Parents
AGREE that the AGENCY recording
 the interview with children would help>>>>>>>
Ques. #1

But Yet

AB 1828 DENIED
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Please keep in mind, many bills, don't make it the first time around. Especially this Bill since it was on a controversial issue.. ie Recording All CPS Interviews. Keeping in mind, the agency has been in existence for 40 years, and this was something that is Not Normal Procedure.

If you are in CA, do you have proof where video taping has been helpful? Please email us>> Send email.

Or, in other states, perhaps, you may want to share why recording is important and/or an examples of bills that have past?
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Perhaps the most Important interview is when they come knocking at your door. ALWAYS keep a recording device handy and ask to record. A cell phone is a handy device, if enough space available.
Here are some thoughts from Officer Friendly:
1. Keep Your Mouth Shut.
2. Ask to see their search warrant.
     Related Document: "Warrant Training for Employees"-
     What they learn, so should you. Download

3. Sign nothing except upon the advice of an attorney.
4. Document Everything.
5. Talk to a lawyer immediately
6. Never Trust a Social Worker.
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ATTN: CA Residents
(Ideas, Concerns, Related Statutes from Other States are Welcomed.
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In light of the recent denial of Tim Donnelly’s AB1828 on RECORDING of CPS investigations it is important that we use the next year to promote, refine, and reintroduce the bill next year. (Link to AB 1828. Any comments would be greatly appreciated>>> http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1828 )

We have an offer from an experienced activist willing to present a compelling case to the CA legislature for this bill to pass next year. He is asking for CA parents to put together documentation from individual cases (in California only) that might demonstrate how recording would have made a positive difference in their case (accuracy, lawfulness etc.)

He intends to illuminate the benefits to both families and to the agency and social workers (save money, time, decrease unnecessary removals and lawsuits, minimize expensive foster placements etc.)

Send your information to granpachuck99@gmail.com . Please state your CA city and County. Cite specific examples of inaccurate reports. We need significant numbers of families to get the attention of the HHS committee. If you have concerns about confidentiality, please indicate that on your email and your name will be kept confidential.

  • Related bill tilted "Model State Legislation - Parental Due Process Act" which never made it.
    However, here is the section relating to recording:
  • SECTION 7. ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL RECORDING OF INTERVIEWS

    Except in the case of an emergency, any law enforcement officer, agent or employee for a state’s health and welfare department or child protective services, or mental health professional, who interviews a child for the purposes of investigation, shall electronically and/or digitally cause to be made an audio and visual recording of all questioning of, and interviews with, children. All recordings made pursuant to subsection (a) shall be made available to the parent, guardian or custodian of a child not later than ten days prior to any hearing to terminate parental rights or to determine if a child is or has been deprived. (Read entire bill proposal)

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Listen to the Hearing- 04/08/14

Testimony for AB 1828. Not enough testifiers. No surprise at the opposition testimony. A picture is worth a thousand words for anyone who wants to submit a bill. Scroll to 1 hour, 2 minutes. http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=2009  

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Blue Ribbon Commission-Final Draft- 04/10/14

Online link: http://library.softgenx.com/brc/BRCCP_RECOMMENDATIONS_4_8_14_FINAL%20DRAFT.pdf

In relation to Transparency and Sharing info, thought this was interesting.. And who is "..persons.." ????(Found on page 11) Note: will be saving as Reference to the current issue now working on.
~~~~~~~Excerpt from Draft
2. The CEO and the Juvenile Court should co-lead the creation of a County-wide confidentiality policy regarding a child’s records and court proceedings to allow sharing of information across relevant departments, agencies, >>persons<<<, and the Court to serve the needs of the child and increase the transparency of the system. (Pg.11)

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TX-Statute 2362 Recording Interviews With Children
     CPS April 2013

With few exceptions, Texas Family Code 261.302(e) requires caseworkers to record, either by audio or video, the interviews of every child that DFPS workers speak with during the course of a child abuse or neglect investigation. Failure to record a child's interview is admissible as evidence at any trial regarding the allegations being investigated.

See 2362.2 Unusual Situations That May Legitimately Preclude Recording Interviews, for exceptions precluding the recording of interviews.


Once an interview begins and the recording is started, the worker must record the entire interview, or attempt to ensure that law enforcement or Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) interviewers do the same, without stopping the recording.

CA-Transparency in Family Courts

Mar 3, 2014 - IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ... Section 346 governs public and media attendance at dependency court hearings. ... On January 31, 2012, the presiding judge of the juvenile court, the Honorable. Michael Nash, issued a blanket order “to provide guidance to the parties.."
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“We are joining forces with all persons affected by Parens Patriae to include parents, extended family, foster parents and father's and mother's rights groups. While this is a difficult endeavor due to various divisions, the focus will be on challenging the system with the unified goals and commonalities that each is suffering under in family courts and through CPS and other related agencies.”
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