At a family court hearing, the judge has said Erica Parsons‘s adoptive parents aren’t allowed to have their other children back yet, although they will get supervised visitation. Reason? The court found evidence that Erica was abused prior to her disappearance.
Anyone who’s read my recent entry about Erica will know how glad I am, though I’m not at all surprised. In fact if Sandy and Casey had gotten custody of their children back at this stage, I would have been shocked — and appalled.
My aunt is recently retired from a child protective service in the Northeast. She told me stories you wouldn’t believe. In addition to a high turnover rate, many case workers are overworked and are ridiculously behind schedule.
Yeah, I do not envy CPS at ALL. They’re not allowed to talk about their successes; all you hear about is their failures. And they’re caught up in a mass of bureaucratic rules and good intentions and bad ones, and never enough time or enough people or enough money.
Yeah, no arguments here. It’s sad very sad.
I am in AZ where the whole CPS system is being overhauled due to 6000 reports going totally ignored. They have hired a team of investigators to work with the workers, still CPS is so grossly understaffed and workers here have caseloads 50% higher than the national average. These poor kids are slipping through the cracks