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Parent Survey Program
Reveals that many AGENCY employees still don't allow recording
But 100% of the Parents
AGREE that the
the interview with children would help>>>>>>>
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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
If you are in CA,
do you have proof where video taping has been helpful? Please
perhaps, you may want to share why recording is important and/or
an examples of bills that have past?
Persuasion is not
Manipulation - Manipulation
is coercion through force to get someone to do something that is
not in their own interest. Persuasion is the art of getting
people to do things that are in their own best interest that
also benefit you.
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Documents recommended by NFPCAR to
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
1. Keep Your Mouth Shut.
2. Ask to see their search warrant.
Document: "Warrant Training for Employees"-
learn, so should you.
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.
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
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
Send your information to
. 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.
here is the section relating to recording:
SECTION 7. ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL
RECORDING OF INTERVIEWS
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)
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
hour, 2 minutes.
In relation to
info, thought this was interesting.. And who is "..persons.." ????(Found
on page 11) Note: will be saving as Reference to the current issue now
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)
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.
Mar 3, 2014 -
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
the Honorable. Michael
Nash, issued a blanket order “to provide guidance to