Cortland County DSS strives to improv...

Cortland County DSS strives to improve image...

There are 13 comments on the News10now.com story from Aug 10, 2006, titled Cortland County DSS strives to improve image.... In it, News10now.com reports that:

It's an incident that may never be forgotten here in Cortland; during a drug bust, police rescued a five-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome from his crib filled with lice and cockroaches.

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carol wesche

Norwich, NY

#1 Sep 18, 2006
well my coment is that they new about this house and never did any thing .but i get my children token away and have done a lot less.now am righting every body in albany two do more with the cortland county children sevrvices.and two get some sort of investion going on my case.i think the judge in my case did not listen just read the trainscips.
Pat

Oneida, NY

#2 May 11, 2009
The Dss in cortland is a joke. They are taken kids away from good people an have no clue as to why...besides hear say..which is as good as a man's word these days...They let rapist an petifile's see their kids an keep good people that do every task that they ask them to do away or just beat around the bush about any questions you have.. There is no straight forward answer outta them. I know the people in this case an they weren't all there like average joes are, but the bottom line is that dss should be held liable not just the parents that weren't all there mentally.. Cps would come after getting calls an these people (that aren't all there) would tell them (cps) to go away.. An they would leave without physically seeing the child so i mean come on thats why they the DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERICES are there to watch out for childrens protection an that is completely not the case here in cortland county its just a bunch of people get top dollar to do nothing but cauz people more aggravation.. I mean they tightened the buckle lately but in by takeing good peopls kids away for no factoral reason's just hear say..
Peggy

Syracuse, NY

#3 Jun 19, 2009
I would like to say I agree with pat cortland is not making things esay for the right people.I ask for help and get doors slamed in my face.I am single mom of 5 boys.I get called into cps all the time from a ex morther in law and they come out find nothing wrong I think Cortland should be able to arrest people for calling cps just because.I am tired of being hasseled by them.
Think Cortland DSS is Gre

Horseheads, NY

#4 Apr 19, 2011
I think that the Cortland DSS is great. These caseworkers have one of the most difficult jobs that exist. They will not waste their time on irrelevant cases. Peggy, I understand the situation with the mother-in-law. But, they will eventually see that she is struggling with something and see that you are a fit parent who is trying to work hard to meet her sons' needs. Look at it this way. If you knew a mom that was neglecting her kids and there was no doubt about it, you would probably call it in because any human in the right state of mind would be concerned about the welfare of those children. How would you feel if DSS ignored it? You aren't that type of parent, but thank goodness there are people out there doing there job and working to protect children. If it wasn't for caseworkers going out into the battlefield and doing this hard work each day, there are many children who would be sick, neglected, abused, suicidal, or dead.
amber

Sumter, SC

#5 Apr 26, 2011
[dss in cland is a joke ok they took my kids from me from the hospital ive to this day never been alone with my children i have never been into trouble or any thing my kids are adopted and i have neglect on me when ive never ever been alone with them and 5 min after they were born dss was right there and they wernt even aloud in the room with me i had my mother hood iv volintarily taken away all because of who my parents are thats not me..... i moved out of state and now have a 4 month old baby cortland county dss called werew i live and turned me in they came to my house said they didnt see a problem and that my house is safe .... now tell me how that makes scence.]
mother of 2
#6 Apr 3, 2012
dss here is the worst! they hold things against ppl and are forver breaking the laws!

for example: these are the types of ppl telling us how to be parents- straight from the fingertips of one of their own kids!

www.legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2012/03/dau...

how is it their children can be on drugs and go to prison but yet still tell others how to be parents???
mother of 2
#7 Apr 4, 2012
to "cortland dss is great"???? you must be a social worker.... all the people here with kids are afraid to breathe wrong because we may be deemed maltreating our children.... if you think their so great, you have never been held victim by their clutches....
mother of 2
#8 Apr 4, 2012
complaints about cortland cps????
write to
dept ofcs
100 south salina street
the atrium
suite 350
syracuse ny 13202
the ithaca fbi office ovesees cortland county,
file there too. you will find their number in the first few pages of your phonebook.
tiffany

Moravia, NY

#10 Sep 29, 2013
I have been reading these comments and I am appalled!!! I have a step child living in Cortland county and was recently contacted by DSS to inform me that the child's parent with which the child lives has admitted to using methamphetamine and that her boyfriend was also recently arrested. After an online search I found out he was arrested for selling methamphetamine. Also discovered was that her previous boyfriend was arrested for having a methamphetamine lab...the child is still in the home even after a petition for emergency custody was filed. You are all complaining about DSS taking kids or treating people unlawfully yet here I sit with no results of my situation. It is not DSS it is the corruption of the court system!!! And on a side note..almost every comment I read that was in the negative towards DSS CPS was clearly posted by illiterate people. If you say you are being wrongly accused then pick up a law book and educate yourself!!!!!

Since: May 14

United States

#11 May 16, 2014
How anyone could say cps in cortland is good can only mean you work there and contribute to the corruption. They lie and are a digrace. They do more damage. By ripping good families apart and taking children from good homes. Im dealing with these people and could not believe how inaccurate there reports are. I for one refuse to back down from cps and plan on filing against them in federal court
Think Cortland DSS is Gre wrote:
I think that the Cortland DSS is great. These caseworkers have one of the most difficult jobs that exist. They will not waste their time on irrelevant cases. Peggy, I understand the situation with the mother-in-law. But, they will eventually see that she is struggling with something and see that you are a fit parent who is trying to work hard to meet her sons' needs. Look at it this way. If you knew a mom that was neglecting her kids and there was no doubt about it, you would probably call it in because any human in the right state of mind would be concerned about the welfare of those children. How would you feel if DSS ignored it? You aren't that type of parent, but thank goodness there are people out there doing there job and working to protect children. If it wasn't for caseworkers going out into the battlefield and doing this hard work each day, there are many children who would be sick, neglected, abused, suicidal, or dead.
Reta

Pasadena, CA

#12 May 19, 2014
Sbrown08, you are ABSOLUTELY correct! Ive seen & experienced 1st hand the inexperience of the employees, the lack of knowledge that the CPS employees possess, and the judgment they pass w/o any correct facts. I've read the handbook of procedures these employees are supposed to exemplify. Rarely does a field worker walk into a situation w/o assumptions already, and not usually positive ones either. I, myself, went through all the BS. Not only did they not abide by state laws regarding their time limit, as my case was open for 11 months! My "founded" report was full of lies. No facts, made up accusations that have no basis, foundation, or an ounce of truth. So I appeal the finding with the board in albany. I get the decision back stating that they had reviewed my case and will not expunge the finding. I then take it to trial. I am made to appear to what is suppose to be a preliminary hearing in front of a "judge". What this hearing in actuality is, is a CPS desk employee and a phone in which they call the "judge" for that day. I am called in am immediately told " Good News Mrs.*******, we are reversing your case to unfounded as we have no evidence to bring against you in court." SO HOW IS IT THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE FOR ME TO BE FOUNDED ON IN THE 1ST PLACE? WHY DIDNT THE BOARD REVERSE IT WHEN I ASKED FOR THE REVIEW? There was NO credible evidence against me in my file when the "Board" reviewed it. Why was I dragged through hell for a case that had NO EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE LIES WRITTEN BY A PARTICULAR, IGNORANT CPS WORKER? The foundation of this organization was formed to help families. They do not offer help. Families are scrutinized, judged negatively, and made to jump through hoops by this organization that claims to be there to help families. Whole lotta crap!!!!!

Since: May 14

United States

#13 Jul 16, 2014
You think there great because you are one of them. Cortland county dss and cps are a joke.....
Think Cortland DSS is Gre wrote:
I think that the Cortland DSS is great. These caseworkers have one of the most difficult jobs that exist. They will not waste their time on irrelevant cases. Peggy, I understand the situation with the mother-in-law. But, they will eventually see that she is struggling with something and see that you are a fit parent who is trying to work hard to meet her sons' needs. Look at it this way. If you knew a mom that was neglecting her kids and there was no doubt about it, you would probably call it in because any human in the right state of mind would be concerned about the welfare of those children. How would you feel if DSS ignored it? You aren't that type of parent, but thank goodness there are people out there doing there job and working to protect children. If it wasn't for caseworkers going out into the battlefield and doing this hard work each day, there are many children who would be sick, neglected, abused, suicidal, or dead.
the12754

Cortland, NY

#14 Feb 2, 2016
Think Cortland DSS is Gre wrote:
I think that the Cortland DSS is great. These caseworkers have one of the most difficult jobs that exist. They will not waste their time on irrelevant cases. Peggy, I understand the situation with the mother-in-law. But, they will eventually see that she is struggling with something and see that you are a fit parent who is trying to work hard to meet her sons' needs. Look at it this way. If you knew a mom that was neglecting her kids and there was no doubt about it, you would probably call it in because any human in the right state of mind would be concerned about the welfare of those children. How would you feel if DSS ignored it? You aren't that type of parent, but thank goodness there are people out there doing there job and working to protect children. If it wasn't for caseworkers going out into the battlefield and doing this hard work each day, there are many children who would be sick, neglected, abused, suicidal, or dead.
HA! Cortland County trying to improve it's image by participating in a forum with nothing but illiterate rednecks. What a public relations nightmare, you poor bastards!

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