child protective services

child protective services

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amandap

United States

#1 Nov 10, 2011
I'm not native to the bardstown area but in the past year I have had a run in with DCBS. These people seem very corrupt and have no intrest in protecting the children that NEED to be protected. My case worker is Peggy Downs, is there anyone out there that knows anything about this very corrupt woman? I need help please!
run

Flemingsburg, KY

#2 Nov 10, 2011
Honey you are fighting a losing battle with CPS.Yes they are corrupt and Peggy Downs is a liar and will always threaten that she at any time can take your child away when ever she wants too. Trust me CPS doesn't care about you or the walfare of your children and no one is going to help you because they all believe everything CPS says,from the lawyers to the judges they are all corrupt. The besyt thing you can do is be as nice as you can and do what they say because they can take your child or children.CPS gets money for every child that is taken out of a home and placed in foster care and they get even more when the are adopted. There is a site called fightcps.com . It is sickening to hear some of the stories written by former CPS workers. Don't get me wrong I am all for children being taken out of a home if neglected or abused,but alot of these children are taken out of perfectly normal homes just because the CPS worker says so. Go to the site and you will understand why you can't fight a social worker like Peggy Downs or CPS.
been there

New Port Richey, FL

#3 Nov 10, 2011
amandap wrote:
I'm not native to the bardstown area but in the past year I have had a run in with DCBS. These people seem very corrupt and have no intrest in protecting the children that NEED to be protected. My case worker is Peggy Downs, is there anyone out there that knows anything about this very corrupt woman? I need help please!
dont know her but you hit the nail on the head.....not only is cps corrupt but also judges lawyers.....get out of nelson county asap!
devils advocate

Bardstown, KY

#4 Nov 10, 2011
you're saying they are so corrupt, but why were they there investigating? it wasn't because they were bored.
run

Flemingsburg, KY

#5 Nov 10, 2011
Devils advocate,Many times if a couple is going through a separation or a nasty divorce one parent may make an "alligation" against the other and that my friend is where it starts.Yes we are saying they are corrupt and until you have dealt with them you would have no clue as to what we are talking about.Many Many children are taken out of homes based on exactly that"alligation" so read up on CPS then get back with us.
amandap

United States

#6 Nov 10, 2011
I am being investigated because my ex left our children in the car alone to run into the ER to drop off my purse to me. I'm not at all saying that leaving our kids in the car alone was ok, not by any means! But really it was less than a minute and it isn't like he was at the liquor store or out buying drugs!!! I'm aggravated that I'm being dragged through the dirt for something someone else did! I did not leave the kids unattended so I don't understand why I am being charged! And yes Devils advocate they are corrupt, they have accessed my medical files without written permission and have also went to my childrens school and told my kids they could go to a foster home if they wanted a new mom and dad. I think I will be moving as quickly as possible, thanks Run!
amandap

United States

#7 Nov 10, 2011
And just so you know none of my children are abused or neglected. I make sure our bills are paid and that they have good clothes and shoes and they never go hungry. I give them my last dollar so they can play basketball, football and go to cub scouts and church classes. My kids are clean and well mannered and they are fantastic students in school. They are also very loving and confident little people, I want my children to be responsible citizens in their community when they grow up, but most of all I want them to be happy in whatever path they choose.
response

Bardstown, KY

#8 Nov 10, 2011
When I hear a blanket statement that all Judges and DCS are corrupt it makes me pause and think the person making that statement has a lot to hide. If she truly believes she has been wrongly accused of child neglect or abuse she needs to get legal help. But I would rather that DCS or the Courts err on side of wrong then let a child be neglected or abused.
amandap

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2011
I do have an attorney, he has proven himself to be a complete idoit. I have nothing to hide. The court and judge are in the wrong for even letting this continue on without any proof or findings of neglect or abuse on my part. The cabinet is abusing their power and stepping over bounderies that shouldn't be stepped over. I apologise for having well maintained and intelligent children who are not abused. I'd understand if I were a parent that let my children go into public dirty and misbehaven or marked and bruised, how about we save them from their drug addict parents, or is that too much to ask? I'm not perfect by any means and I will be the first to admit my wrong doing but really how long must this go on?
good luck ap

United States

#10 Nov 11, 2011
amandap wrote:
I do have an attorney, he has proven himself to be a complete idoit. I have nothing to hide. The court and judge are in the wrong for even letting this continue on without any proof or findings of neglect or abuse on my part. The cabinet is abusing their power and stepping over bounderies that shouldn't be stepped over. I apologise for having well maintained and intelligent children who are not abused. I'd understand if I were a parent that let my children go into public dirty and misbehaven or marked and bruised, how about we save them from their drug addict parents, or is that too much to ask? I'm not perfect by any means and I will be the first to admit my wrong doing but really how long must this go on?
Meanwhile there are kids out there being abused and not getting help. This is really stupid.
some one

Bardstown, KY

#11 Nov 11, 2011
yeeee hawwww
run

Flemingsburg, KY

#12 Nov 13, 2011
Amandap Get ready for a long run with CPS they don't give up easily. Your are not the first person to have dealt with these so called child protectors,there are many case just like your out there. What you need to do is write your legislation the resides over your state. While people may tell you to get a lawyer that is not going to do you any good,as long as CPS is involved in your case a lawyer will not defend you they may say they will but the are just as bad as CPS.Like I said earlier there is no fighting CPS. Good luck and I hope every thing turns out ok for you.
4real

Louisville, KY

#13 Nov 13, 2011
well i hate em all
what about

Bardstown, KY

#14 Nov 14, 2011
Maybe we need to find a BRAVE lawyer willing to file a class action suit against CPS for wrongfully taking children, placing them in bad situations, abusing them in some cases, stepping on parental rights, and unwarranted invasion of privacy. I digress, as
occasionally there is a parent that is in the wrong and very seldom is there even a need to investigate that type of situation; BUT if CPS has to come to your home 100 times uninvited to try to find something out of place or they need to follow you around as you live your life in order to "find a reason" to take your kids from you then they have over stepped OUR rights and freedoms as American citizens and it needs to be dealt with immediately.
opinion

United States

#15 Nov 14, 2011
So, what do you suggest be done? Have you looked at a 6 week old infant with a sexually transmitted disease. What about a two year old that is fighting for his life after being shaken. Or how about a 12 year old pregnant by her uncle. Or a 6 year old left at home along with no food or water for weeks at a time. No, social workers aren't perfect and there are bad apples in every profession. However, the majority of social workers try their best to make the right decision within the scope of their job. Also, no child can be taken away without a Judge saying to take the child away. Social workers today are underpaid and have astronomical case loads with almost no support from senior staff who just push paper to Frankfort. Social workers don't just show hup at your door. Someone had to make a report against you and probably continue to do so. I am sure a majority of the calls they receive are from ex-lovers, neighbors, or friends who happen to be mad at the other at the time. And guess what, the social worker doesn't get to choose whether they believe the caller or not, they have to err on the side of caution and check it out because you can rest assured the first time they don't, a kid would be hurt and the case will be plastered all over the news. Again, I know there are some that aren't as good as others but most social workers try to do the best job they can. They have a stressful job with long hours and bashing them on topix isn't going to change things. Call their supervisor or Frankfort and document any contact you have with them. Tape any conversations and then you will have proof later on down the road, if you happen to become the victim but as long as the social worker is acting in good faith, then they are normally protected. Also, by KY state law, any alleged victim can be interviewed without a parent being present and schools is usually where this occurs.
joke

Iron City, GA

#16 Nov 14, 2011
Child Protective Services is a joke!!!! My husband has a son with another woman.. Him and this woman did not get along at all.. After one of his sons visits his mother "claimed" that there was a red mark on this childs face.. Did not do anything about it until a week later after the "mark" was already gone.. and then filed a report with child protective services! and they are still to this day hasseling him about all this.. I would not be one to put up with any sort of child abuse and i was there the whole weekend and he didn't do anything of that sort.. And they took him to jail over it..
what about

Bardstown, KY

#17 Nov 14, 2011
opinion wrote:
So, what do you suggest be done? Have you looked at a 6 week old infant with a sexually transmitted disease. What about a two year old that is fighting for his life after being shaken. Or how about a 12 year old pregnant by her uncle. Or a 6 year old left at home along with no food or water for weeks at a time. No, social workers aren't perfect and there are bad apples in every profession. However, the majority of social workers try their best to make the right decision within the scope of their job. Also, no child can be taken away without a Judge saying to take the child away. Social workers today are underpaid and have astronomical case loads with almost no support from senior staff who just push paper to Frankfort. Social workers don't just show hup at your door. Someone had to make a report against you and probably continue to do so. I am sure a majority of the calls they receive are from ex-lovers, neighbors, or friends who happen to be mad at the other at the time. And guess what, the social worker doesn't get to choose whether they believe the caller or not, they have to err on the side of caution and check it out because you can rest assured the first time they don't, a kid would be hurt and the case will be plastered all over the news. Again, I know there are some that aren't as good as others but most social workers try to do the best job they can. They have a stressful job with long hours and bashing them on topix isn't going to change things. Call their supervisor or Frankfort and document any contact you have with them. Tape any conversations and then you will have proof later on down the road, if you happen to become the victim but as long as the social worker is acting in good faith, then they are normally protected. Also, by KY state law, any alleged victim can be interviewed without a parent being present and schools is usually where this occurs.
Maybe CPS workers need to be "vetted" more often and have more extensive training before they are given the authority to suggest that a child needs to be protected from his/her parents.
Does a parent not have any rights anymore?
If there is a problem "so bad" that a child has to be questioned at school without a parents' consent, then CPS has already fallen down on their job. A child should never be put in the position to have to answer questions about his/her homelife at school.
This is just one of the MANY reasons why home schooling is becoming more and more common. I wonder how long it will be before home schooling is outlawed? They will come knocking on your door to make sure you send your child to the encampment!
You can laugh now, but you won't in years to come....
opinion

United States

#18 Nov 14, 2011
They do have training....hours and hours for weeks at a time. You need to start with the legislators on changing the law, however, I don't think you will get very far. Case in point....5 yr old child comes to school with what looks like a handprint on his face. Teacher askes what happens and he says his mothers boyfriend choked him and smacked him this morning because he didn't brush his teeth. Should CPS go to the home and interview this child where he is around the alleged perpetrator or at school. Again, social workers are only given a certain amount of time to contact the child and investigate so they are going to go to to the school. If there is another child in the home, they are going to interview that child too to get a third party opinion. Again, this is all laid out in policy and laws so maybe you should contact your state legislator.
mary jo

Bardstown, KY

#19 Nov 14, 2011
I have seen alot of ex factory workers going to school to get into social work. They said they chose that option because it's a quick in and out and they have the government protections and job security.
amandap

Bardstown, KY

#20 Nov 14, 2011
Thanks to all comments & expecially the few that are encouraging. I found an attorney outside of my county who I think may be able to help! I will meet with her next week & let you all know how it goes! I'm excited but my hopes arnt too high, its nice to finally be able to breath again! & I do agree that cps does help certain familys in need but my family is not one of them. My thoughts & prayers are with the children that ARE neglected & abused. & hopefully this attorney will be the answer to my long awaited prayer!

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