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Nationwide Protest Dec. 1st

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Gina B, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    I'd urge anyone in the locations listed at the end of this article to participate. We handed the government power on a silver platter when it comes to our families, and they're out of control. While we had the best of intentions, it has gone too far, and I can personally say that as I've experienced what they can and will do. When you read the part about the abuse registry, please remember that CPS has placed ME on the registry for ten years. I have never been charged with a crime, I have never been to court, nobody has ever found any evidence of my children being neglected or abused, and most important my children are NOT abused and if they were I'd be the first person to turn myself in! My crime was that I ticked off a social worker and this was part of her retribution, and there's nothing I can do about it. Please, for my sake and for other families like mine, consider participating.
    Here is the press release. Don't panic over the copyright, the author said I could use it.

    Set Our Children Free
    Nationwide Protest December 1, 2004

    On December 1st, 1955, a young African-American woman, Rosa Parks, took a stand against injustice by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her courage, fortitude and determination sparked the fires of protest that gave birth to the civil rights movement.

    Forty nine years later, it is necessary to follow the example set by this brave woman. Parents are coming together to declare their refusal to accept the exploitation of their children who are being taken unjustly from them and thrust into foster care and adoption. This unnecessary removal of children by our government is estimated at 3,000 per day in America.

    Kidnapped children languish for years, locked away in strange foster homes, group homes or therapeutic "facilities", growing despondent, and heartbroken while yearning for family and freedo. Children become state property, and as foster children, are subject to be truly abused, starved, beaten, raped, drugged, and all too often killed in these government sanctioned "homes" and facilities.

    Parents are coerced to participate in government approved, court ordered "programs" often at the expense of their jobs, homes, marriage, and sometimes even their very lives under the threat of never seeing their children again. These hapless parents are then placed on government "abuse registries" virtually guaranteeing that many of them will never be able to find suitable employment again.

    After being compelled to participate in and endure all the government mandated classes, evaluations, treatments and therapies, tragically, most parents still do not regain their children. Our government has become so good at taking children from their families, the rules and policies they use are constantly streamlined and unfortunate, parents are relieved of their children in no time.

    The government agency responsible is known by various names throughout the nation, but whatever name is used, they are present in virtually every county in every state. These agencies are commonly known as "Child Protective Services" or "CPS" is the largest and most out-of-control bureaucracy in the entire United States; each day conducting thousands of kangaroo courts, in which every parent is guilty, until proven innocent. Abuses and errors in judgment are common. Instead of receiving comfort and encouragement, innocent parents are often drawn into a system that has a pathetic record of protecting the children entrusted to it and a grizzly history of family annihilation.

    Numerous studies have uncovered the festering corruption within CPS; corruption that is deeply embedded which is causing this "invisible family holocaust" in our nation. The Child Abuse and Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is to blame for creating federal financial incentives for the county run CPS agencies to take children from their birth fmilies and maintain them in foster care.

    If you think it isn't happening here in America, think again.

    Time after time, special commissions have also uncovered scandals and corruption within the Family and Juvenile courts and the associated Bars that support them. These investigations have shown, over and over, that families are being systematically and recklessly destroyed through unlawful adversarial practices yet the child abuse industry grows and flourishes.

    Foster children are the most under-represented group in our human society, enduring involuntary removal from their families and often being used as income by government funded foster homes, group homes and therapeutic facilities. In these settings, they are often sexually and physically abused, starved and frequently forced into slavery. They live in these make-believe families until they turn 18 and then are discarded to live on the streets and fend for themselves.

    If you are a parent or foster child, or someone who wans to voice your opinion on these disturbing issues, or if you have been unjustly denied custody of your children by the family and juvenile courts, its time to join us in this protest to bring CPS into compliance with the law.

    On December 1st, 2004, in commemoration of the courage and example set by Rosa Parks, the American Family Rights Association in cooperation with it's membership, member organizations and family advocates, will be gathering nationwide at the following locations and peacefully protesting at court-houses, social service agencies, and capital buildings to protest this war on families.


    1. Save Father Christmas!!!

    11:00am to 1:00pmJefferson County Domestic Relations Court

    2124 7th Ave. North

    Birmingham, Alabama



    1. Office of Children's Services

    751 Old Richardson Hwy. Suite 300,

    Fairbanks, AK

    [email protected]

    2. Office of Children's Services

    550 West 8th Avenue

    Anchorage, AK

    [email protected]


    1. Russellville, Arkansas

    Dept. of Human Services

    312 east main place

    Arkansas Blvd behind Wendy’s

    8:00 am till 12:00

    [email protected]


    1. Arizona Capital

    1700 W. Washington

    Phoenix, AZ

    10am to 6pm

    [email protected]


    1. CPS and Family Court building

    3341 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA

    8:15 AM

    Sacramento Area Contact: [email protected]

    2. Department of Children's Protective Services

    15880 Ramona Ave. Victorville, CA 92392

    760 388 4922 [email protected]

    3. Department of Children's Services

    56311 Pima Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

    11:00 AM

    760 363-6568 [email protected]


    1. Jefferson County Division of Human Services

    900 Jefferson County Parkway

    Golden 80401-6010


    [email protected]

    2. Fremont County Department of Human Services

    172 Justice Center Road

    Canon City, CO 81212


    [email protected]

    2. Alamosa DHS

    610 State Street

    Alamosa 81101


    3. Fremont County DHS

    172 Justice Center Road

    Canon City, CO 81212


    4. El Paso County DHS

    105 North Spruce

    Colorado Springs 80905


    5. Jefferson County DHS

    900 Jefferson County Parkway

    Golden 80401-6010




    20 N Main Street

    Brooksville, Florida 34601

    10:00 A.M

    Contact me at: Brenda Swallow-AFRA. (Certified Florida Family Advocate) [email protected] Phone: 352-684-1991, Cell: 352-363-3475

    2. KIDS CENTRAL, INC. Office

    11331 Ponce de Leon Blvd (Next to Florida Hwy Patrol)

    Brooksville, Florida.

    10:00 A.M

    Contact me at: Brenda Swallow-AFRA. (Certified Florida Family Advocate) [email protected] Phone: 352-684-1991, Cell: 352-363-347


    275 Oak Street, (of hwy 41)

    Brooksville, Florida 34601

    10:00 A.M

    Contact me at: Brenda Swallow-AFRA. (Certified Florida Family Advocate) [email protected] Phone: 352-684-1991, Cell: 352-363-3475


    1. Pike County DFACS office in Zebulon GA. at 606 US Hwy. 19. on the South side of Zebulon We will be gathering at the Joel Edwards Library next door address is 618 on Hwy. 19, at about 10:30am.

    Contact: (770) 567-0000

    [email protected]


    1. East Hawaii Child Welfare Services

    State Building

    75 Aupuni St.

    Hilo, Hawaii 96720

    *Note: Will also be gathering in the park behind the State Bldg. close to the King Kamehameha Statue.

    Time: 12:00 pm

    Contact: Kim De Morales

    E-mail Address: [email protected]


    1. Linn County, Iowa Courthouse

    May's Island

    3rd Avenue Bridge

    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    2. Wapello County, Iowa Courthouse

    101 W. 4th St.

    Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

    Members will be in front of the courthouse from 10:00 AM until noon

    3. Keokuk County, Iowa Courthouse

    101 S. Main Street

    Sigourney, Iowa 52591

    Members will be in front of the courthouse from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


    1. Winnebago County Courthouse

    400 West State Street,

    Rockford, Illinois

    @ 12 noon

    [email protected]

    2. River Valley Justice Center

    3200 W McDonough St.

    Joliet IL 60431

    [email protected]


    1. The department of family and children's services

    152 Indiana Avenue

    Valparaiso, INDIANA


    [email protected]

    2. Statehouse

    200 West Washington St

    East side of the building on
    Capitol Ave. between Washington St. and Ohio St.

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    10 am to 4pm

    Contact: Bif at

    [email protected]


    1. Family Court

    Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

    Jefferson County Child Support Division,

    315 W. Mohammed Ali Blvd,

    Louisville, Kentucky.

    [email protected]


    1. Department of Health and Human Services

    17 Eastward lane

    Ellsworth, ME

    9 - 2

    [email protected]


    2. Oakland County Courthouse, South Entrance

    1200 N. Telegraph Rd.

    Pontiac, MI 48341-1032

    Rev. Randy Blair - [email protected]

    3. Allegan County Courthouse

    Allegan MI

    4. Clinton County Courthouse

    St Johns MI

    5. Montcalm County Courthouse

    Stanton MI


    1. Dade County Division of Family Services

    105 Grand Street

    Greenfield, Missouri


    [email protected]


    1. The Asbury Park DYFS office at 630 Bangs Ave. Asbury Park N.J. Monmouth County

    2. Newark DYFS office at 153 Halsey St. Newark N.J.Essex county

    3. Hackensack DYFS office at 60 State St. Hackensack N.J.Bergan county

    4. Trenton DYFS office at 50 East State St. Trenton N.J. Mercer county

    5. Newton DYFS office at 20 East Clinton St. Newton N.J. Sussex county

    6. Toms River DYFS office at 1510 Hooper Ave. Toms River N.J. Ocean county

    7. Mt. Laurel DYFS office at 1000 Howard Blvd. Mt. Laurel N.J. Burlington County

    8. Camden DYFS office at 101 Haddon Ave. Camden N.J. Camden County

    We are scheduled to start the protest at 11AM.

    Our contact info.

    Is New Jersey Parents Against DYFS

    Phone: 732 988-1115 Address: P.O. Box 726

    Oakhurst, N.J 07755

    Email: [email protected]


    1. Midtown DHS
    Meet at 10:00 a.m.
    NE 1425 NE Irving, bldg 400 (behind parking lot between freeway on ramp and Benson High School)
    Contact: Susan Detlefsen [email protected] or
    Leshia Hart 503-474-9763

    2. Beaverton DHS
    Meet at 10:00 a.m.
    12901 SW Jenkins Road
    Contact: Valerie Barbeau 503-642-0265

    3. Clackamas DHS
    *TBASalem Juvenile Court Building
    Meet at 10:00 a.m.
    3030 Center St
    Contact: Pamela and Will Gaston [email protected]

    4. Eugene DHS
    Meet at 10:00 a.m.
    Chad Drive
    Contact: Shirley Kinter 541-988-98115. McMinnville DHS
    Meet at 10:00 a.m.
    368 NE Norton Lane
    Contact: Julie Dodge [email protected]

    6. Grants Pass DHS
    727 NE 7th
    Grants Pass
    Contact: Tina Reorowitz 541-474-97637. Pioneer Square
    Meet at 12:30 p.m.
    Downtown Portland (Broadway and Morrison, behind Starbucks, across from Nordstrom's)
    Contact: Susan Detlefsen [email protected]
    *Smaller groups will meet up in downtown Portland for a "Set the Children Free" rally


    1. CPS Building

    300 North Center Ave.

    Somerset Pa. 15501

    [email protected]


    1. DSS Administration Building (located behind the Capitol Bldg.) in Pierre, SD at 1:00 PM CT. From there we will march down to the Capitol and present a petition to the Governor. Staging area to meet is at the Coffee Cup Fuel Stop at the Vivian Exit #212 Hwy. 83 North at Noon CT. We will have a caravan from there into Pierre.

    [email protected]


    1. WHERE: 2525 MURWORTH, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77054 (near the Astrodome)


    CONTACT: DR. HERSCHEL SMITH, 281-330-0627



    1. Windsor County Court House

    82 Railroad Row

    White River Junction, Vermont


    [email protected]

    [email protected]


    1. We meat at DSS at

    1510 Williamson Road NE

    From 10-12 and then leave DSS

    We will go straight to Juvenile Court

    At 315 Church Avenue SW

    Roanoke Virginia 24014

    And be there until 2:00pm

    [email protected]


    1. We will be across from KOMO television

    In the court yard by the Space Needle

    140 Fourth Avenue North

    Seattle Washington, 98109

    10:00 am

    Contact: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Kelly Vick, Co-Director
    Suzy Nickel, Director
    American Family Rights Association
    Washington Chapter
    1063 S. Capitol Way, Suite 212 Olympia, Wa 98501
    360-864-2709 Toledo
    509-217-7710 Spokane
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
  2. Biblethumper

    Biblethumper New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
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    Where did you find this article? I would like know more about this. My family was ripped apart by CPS, and I would like to participate in this somehow.
  3. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Lead-in post: "These hapless parents are then placed on
    government "abuse registries" virtually guaranteeing that
    many of them will never be able to find suitable employment again."

    As an employer, how do i get to check my prospective
    employee against this list? If the "abuse registry" is
    confidential and reserved for use only by CPS and
    legal authorities, how can i do
    my Churchs background check on our
  4. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    Bible Thumper, I had the article emailed to me by the author, as I'm a member of a number of family rights type associations. See if your town and state is listed and contact the person listed under it. If not, come join this group and get more info. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nationwideprotest/

    Ed, you need to email this person:
    [email protected]
    State something to the effect of: I am an employer and want to know how I can access Child Abuse Central Registry in order to perform checks on those I hire to perform child care.
    I can't find the direct link for your state, which is odd. In mine the info is listed online, you pay a nominal fee and show you're an employer to gain access.
  5. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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  6. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    Ed, our church does an extensive background check on everyone who works with our children. Even if they only are an AWANA listener in a full room of listeners, they must allow for a YEARLY background check. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean we'll be able to catch all abusers.

  7. ScottEmerson

    ScottEmerson Active Member

    Jun 3, 2002
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    I've worked with foster children who were being re-introduced to their real family and can say that in every single one of those cases, the child was saved from being in an abusive or exploitative situation. I know that bad things can happen and that CPS isn't infallible, but they do a lot of good in protecting children.
  8. Joseph_Botwinick

    Joseph_Botwinick <img src=/532.jpg>Banned

    Nov 12, 2000
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    I actually agree with Scott here.

    Joseph Botwinick
  9. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    Scott, I agree that they do a lot of good. The point of most of us who are unhappy with the system is that when they do bad, there is little to no recourse for the family unless they happen to be set financially.
    What's sad also is the number of foster parents who no longer take in children because of how the system works, and the two seconds it can take for some anonymous person to make a false allegation and destroy their lives.
    And that backfires. When decent foster parents quit less acceptable choices are used, and then there's even more abuse.
    Something must be done.
  10. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

    Aug 18, 2001
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    diane, our soccer association has the same policy, and while it's infuriating that we aren't 100% sure, our legal advisor says that we are "safe" because we've done everything that could reasonably be done.

    That's not very satisfying. The point is protect the kids, not CYA.