NewsChannel 5.com - Nashville, Tennessee - DCS Faces $73M Cut

There are 185 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Apr 16, 2008, titled NewsChannel 5.com - Nashville, Tennessee - DCS Faces $73M Cut. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Gov. Phil Bredesen announced Wednesday that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services will lose $73 million in federal funding.

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Hello

Lexington, KY

#109 Sep 12, 2009
Outraged Foster Parent wrote:
WHAT IS UP PEOPLE? THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! I SEE ON A DAILY BASIS WHAT THESE CHILDREN GO THRU. CUTTING FUNDING OR JOBS WOULD BE A DISGRACE. WHAT PLANET ARE SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ON. COME ON GOV.BREDESEN HAVE A HEART. THERE HAS TO BE OTHER WAYS. THE CASEWORKERS THAT I WORK WITH AT DCS ARE WONDERFUL AND DO A GREAT JOB THEY ARE VERY VAULABLE TO THESE CHILDREN. YOU PEOPLE SPEND OUR TAX DOLLARS ON USELESS CRAP AND THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE THINGS. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE.
State finds 18 instances of sloppy work by Harlan
By ROB JOHNSON
Staff Writer
Board to weigh more charges against medical examiner
A three-member panel from the state Board of Medical Examiners has so far substantiated 18 violations stemming from the long-running inquiry into the practice of Dr. Charles Harlan, a pathologist who spent three decades performing throughout Tennessee.
Harlan was once medical examiner for Davidson County and chief medical examiner for the state, but now he faces the possibility of civil fines and the revocation of his doctor's license. The panel resumes its open deliberations today and could rule during the session on whether Harlan deserves any sanctions.
The state Department of Health has filed charges in 20 -related incidents, including allegations of botched , sloppy record-keeping, wrong diagnoses and callous behavior to families.
Friend of Mike Taylor, D.A ( my opinion)
could of lied in many cases. because of this i dont think Lonnie Lee Owens should be sitting in jail for so long. Charges should be reduced.
puleaze

Nashville, TN

#110 Sep 14, 2009
Former Foster Child wrote:
Everyone on here has something to say about why funding shouldn't be cut etc. I spent 16 years of my life as a foster child I've been in so many different homes and group homes I lost count. I think it is sad that funding has been cut however everyone has something to say but what is everyone doing it is one thing to get on here and complain but what actions is being put into motion to combat this. I know what steps I am taking don't you think it is about time that people stop complaining to each other and start complaining to those that have the power to make changes.
The only t thing this state has ever given a damn about is money. I can't tell you how many times the state sold me to one foster home after another. I have no family left, everyone either moved or passed. I could have had a normal life but, they only cared about money.
unknown

United States

#111 Sep 15, 2009
my opinion 1 out of 10 foster parents are in for the states free money and not the children...if you believe me log on,cause its sad and very very true,and the case workers continue to give the children to these so called foster parents...sick
case

Kingston Springs, TN

#112 Sep 24, 2009
I had went to court a while back and before I went to court the only thing I had left was to go to counseling. well I had counseling 3 to 5 sessions with this man who mind you called me because he got a referral. well I went to court DCS said I didn,t do everything which was that. I just found out they don't seem to know him. I sure would not go counseling sessions by acomplete stranger. I'm going to try really hard to find this man I want anwsers. This system is like a nightmare. they thing is who do they think there trying to pull something over this is very caniving and honory!!!!!!!!!
Kim

Columbia, TN

#113 Oct 2, 2009
It is very unfortunate that the govenor & legislators do not see the need to take care of the children that are our future! My children were in foster care for 2 12 yrs. It was horrible! The caseworkers I worked with are not trained well enough to know their ass from a hole in the ground! Now they want to take more money away My middle child was worse off in foster care than in the home they took her from. She was continuously abused & molested & she told her caseworker what she could. she was apparently not trained to read the signs. My daughter is scared for life. They said they were better off in states custody...Lied about my progress to get them back. I had to have a family member get my children back. It was horrible. They never ask...What can we do to help What can we do to keep your family together...They dont care as it is...Go ahead take the money away...They really wont care! I agree with the former foster care kids...Just ask them where they were better off. It's all just very scarey to me...
breanna 1986

Hermitage, TN

#114 Oct 7, 2009
Hi,,
Ive been in the dcs system cause i tried to get help 4 myself. my 17 year old mild autistic daughter pushed me. i pushed her of me. i called the police tot each her a lesson. im also a single parent. when the police got there, she told them i hit her. they arrested me.a nd i did 30 days in the slammer. dcs took her out of my custody while i was in there. i FLIPPED OUT...they put her in a physc. hospital. and shes been in there for 8 months. they have her on all kinds of DRUGS and they wont let me talk to her.
so thank GOD i believe in what goes arpumd comes around. or else i would take the law into my own hands. and also the hospital and the dcs believes in using 5 people, adults to hold a 90 pound child down. restrain her give her a shot and throw her in a locked room. JESUS CHRIST this world we livve in is awful
breanna 1986

Hermitage, TN

#115 Oct 7, 2009
dcs has to much control over the parents...
they are completely on a power control kick. i know this case worker that has 5 felonies on her. and shes never even had any kids. point is i believe in GODS law. and we as paents should be able to spank or whip our kids when they are out of line. like the old days thats why kids are running the streets and parents and the household. cause the govermnent lets them run us. and if we do the right thing. like smack a 13 or 21 year old in the mouth for cussing there mother out. then we go bye bye with hte silver bracelets on. our wrist. like thats really fair.
case

Dickson, TN

#116 Oct 11, 2009
Here is the thing. I am very smart and when you start slacking that is when I let you know how I feel. I am not fond of dcs. I know things about them but, i am not waisting my time let them hang theirselves. I have just experienced this outfit which leads to another one and I am not impressed.
I do not believe in all that mess they put you through. My opinion everybody is getting paid. That is what its about. I believe most children that come out of the system.they have lost out on things. the point is I do not believe in all that
intense mess they try to build!
breanna 1986

Hermitage, TN

#117 Oct 12, 2009
Hi, case from dickson..

All i no is that ive raised my daughter for her whole life, bymyself.and she and i have never had any problems, actually shes ny favorite daughter, cause she respects and shows me she loves me.
bUt i cant take it anymore. im on the srongest antideppressants you can be on. i just lost my MOTHER. and now they have my daughter in the hospital.it takes alot of my prayers to get throught he day. to want to be strong and not take my life. because i have PDSD.POST DRAMATIC STRESSS DISOREDR. for a/thing i went through when i was younger. im all my daughter has. and now i havent soke with her in 2 months. ihave no control over anything. shes MINE, i gave her life. and God. they IHAVE DONE NOTHING. please just if you can. PRAY for us.i miss her so much.i swear as me being a Mother of 4 children. im sorry for sying this. but i sware if i had cancer this would be easier. at least cancer is life. something we cant control. but the pain of knowing you are a great mom, and you worked so hard pyhsically, emotionally,mentally.ect. adn now what do i have? the pain of the loss of her in my heart . soul and mind. it really hurts. but thank God for what goes around comnes around. i just hope its not to late.for her. i have alot of work to do and alot of church to help her. i dont think she trust anyone anymore. thank you cae...

Michele /breanna
Mark

Oak Ridge, TN

#119 Jan 2, 2010
Cut the whole damn department!!! All they do is break up families anyway. Fire them all. Give the kids back to their parents where they belong. They take way too many children who shouldn't be taken. Government sponsored kidnapping is what this is. Have you ever thought of trying to HELP the families rather than break them up?
EYESO GREEN

Gulfport, MS

#120 Feb 3, 2010
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>GOOD JOB GOV. THIS AGENCY NEEDS TO BE CLOSED ESPECIALLY THE ONE IN NEWPORT TN. THEY MAKE IT HARD ON SOME MOTHERS AND THE ONES THAT REALLY DONT CARE ABOUT THEIR KIDS GET TO KEEP THEM. I REALLY LOVE MY KIDS AND WHAT THE NEWPORT DCS HAS DONE TO ME HAS VIOLATED MY RIGHTS AND AS SOON AS I CAN FIND A LAWYER TO HELP ME THERE AS GOOD AS SUED.
State finds 18 instances of sloppy work by Harlan
By ROB JOHNSON
Staff Writer
Board to weigh more charges against medical examiner
A three-member panel from the state Board of Medical Examiners has so far substantiated 18 violations stemming from the long-running inquiry into the practice of Dr. Charles Harlan, a pathologist who spent three decades performing throughout Tennessee.
Harlan was once medical examiner for Davidson County and chief medical examiner for the state, but now he faces the possibility of civil fines and the revocation of his doctor's license. The panel resumes its open deliberations today and could rule during the session on whether Harlan deserves any sanctions.
The state Department of Health has filed charges in 20 -related incidents, including allegations of botched , sloppy record-keeping, wrong diagnoses and callous behavior to families.
Friend of Mike Taylor, D.A ( my opinion)
could of lied in many cases. because of this i dont think Lonnie Lee Owens should be sitting in jail for so long. Charges should be reduced.
GOOD JOB GOV THIS AGENCY NEED TO BE CLOSED THEY TAKE KIDS AWAY FROM GOOD MOTHERS AND THE ONES THAT REALLY DONT TAKE CARE OF THEIR KIDS GET TO KEEP THEM. YOU WOULD BE SUPPRISED IF NEWPORT DCS WAS INVESTIGATED AND THATS WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN. THEY ARE CROOKED ALONG WITH THEIR GAL CYNTHIA KING. ONE MINUTE SHE IS THE CHILDRENS LAWYER AND THE NEXT SHE NOT BUT WHEN IT COMES COURT TIME AGAIN SHES THE LAWYER AGAIN. THEY JUST NEED THE QUOTA OF CHILDREN A MONTH SO THEY CAN KEEP THEIR JOB AND IT IS ABOUT TIME SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I HOPE THE FIRST ONE TO LOSE THEIR JOB IS THE ONE THAT CALLED A MOTHER A JUNKY AND THAT SHE WAS NOT HER WORKER THAT SHE WAS THE CHILD WORKER . NOW YOU TELL ME HOW A MOTHER IS GOING TO GET BETTER IF THEY HAVE A WORKER LIKE THIS. THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT NEED TO BE TOLD ON NEWPRT DCS BUT THIS WEBSITE PROBABLY COULD NOT HOLD THIS INFORMATION
Ray

Dyersburg, TN

#121 Feb 4, 2010
Did everyone see where Governor Bredesen praised this agency? They are allowed to break state law and the Constitution for federal dollars!
Love to Foster

Gallatin, TN

#122 Mar 2, 2010
This is terrible. My husband and I fostered a sibling group and fell in love with them. When they were to be re-united with their "parents" we were told that it was wrong to show our emotions for these kids. This state is so screwed up, there is an ex-spouse in this picture who contacts DCS all the time, we have been investigated, with ALL times being UNFOUNDED, however DCS takes all our money to say we dont want to deal with this anymore, we will just close down your house, however who is it actually hurting? We have a love for children and are very good with them. And they do not care that nothing was founded, just the fact that they calls were placed not the fact that the ex was making the calls...any suggestions?
bryan hernandez

United States

#123 Mar 2, 2010
Hopeful in TN wrote:
I think that this is a very tough time for the State of TN. Instead of the negative comments, let us be concerned about the children and their families and the possible services they may not receive from these cuts. Not all families and children that DCS works with are horrible people and they do benefit from the help they receive.
hey man im a kid who lives with a family i agree with you your comment makes so much sense that i almost cried
Concerned Dad

La Vergne, TN

#124 Mar 13, 2010
DCS receives more funding than ANY other state run agency, this includes the schools, cops, courts, DOT, firemen, etc, etc, the DCS has NO oversight regulating them, unless you've had to deal with those people, you don't know what your talking about, I think your local church can assist your community a lot more with social issues, than any branch of the 96 DCS offices, who only seem good at breaking up family's than adoption.
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Memphis, TN

#125 Mar 13, 2010
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The Truth About CPS

Franklin, KY

#126 Aug 5, 2010
If mothers sighn CPS papers and the state lies to take child or is corrupt in any way you will not be able to sue them cause you sighned there papers. NEVER SIGN CPS PAPERS IF YOU WANT TO SUE CPS FOR WRONG DOING LATER ON! BY SIGNING CPS PAPERS YOU WILL WAVE YOUR RIGHT TO SUE. Parrents all over our great nation are having there children taken away for no reason!
DCS Sumner County Tn

Franklin, KY

#127 Aug 5, 2010
Associated Press Article

CPS rights for those parents who are drug into the CPS system.

Click on Link Below

to Know Your Parental Rights Now before the DCS somes knocking on your door!

Rule 1} Dont let them in your youse

Rule 2} Dont sighn CPS Documents none untill you contact a lawer by doing so you cannot sue them for lying later on!
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1509...
DCS Sumner County Tn

Franklin, KY

#128 Aug 5, 2010
Sue wrote:
Withholding Information and Fabrication is what to expect nothing less! My little one is in custady right now due to such alligations not only does the CPS staff withhold information but the same goes for some of the officers that go on the calls with the worker. The american people can only do one thing record while they are in your house that is the only way you might win in court cause the judge will always side with the states testamony when it comes to hear say and two state workers against you waighs more on perponderance of evidence. So kidnapping by color of law is excepted and allowed! If caught nothing will happen to the worker she will simple be transpanted to another state and then there is no registry you can check to see if she has done it before! There is to much money from the federal government to be made. To find how this is done go to fight cps arount the nation or go to youtube and check out cps corruption news stories with a state that borders our own, out of ky. So far they have been the only brave ones out there to air stories about the legal kidnapping and have even got so lucky as to have ex and former cps social workers let people know on how its being done, in states. Senitor Nancy Schaefer has a legislative letter from her desk about this she exposed the corruption nationwide back in 2006 and still hear we stand in 09 with the same problems. There is a Documentary on CPS Corruption its Called "The Protectors" you can see the traylor on you tube I suggest everyone wake up and check this one out now as well as fight cps because you never know when someone can repot you if they're mad at you. Many people just dont know how to be assertive and calling CPS is how they resolve conflict but even if you proove the alligations wrong hear in TN if the workers numbers are down you could be the next one to loose your child. People from Tn need to wake up, for the Osbudmans office will not help you neither will the CPS commishioner for they all back up each other in making sure the money keeps rollen in. The only coveredge you will see is if the child is in Foster care and has been close to death etc . Never does or has a story run on parrents having the childen stollen or legally kidnapped from falce alligations, or withhholding evidence. Thanks God for Ky WLKY Channel 32 they found 8 roge social workers in that state alone. Lets face it folks it takes media backing to expose this corruption! Responsable citizens of all walks of life need to make a stand and fight for the rights of families and children to stay together and for CPS reform hear in TN! Gov. Bredesen dont worry your workers are diligently worker hard for your federal funding dollers to flo into your state! Of cource at the cost of seperating families from their children due to falce aligations. And sir for when there is no accountability for such actions I am sure your $73 millions dollers in federal funding will find its way back in your beloved state! God have murcey on our children and right of parrents hear in TN~!
The Protectors Documentry is not available on you tube any more try this link it explaines Parental rights of those traped in the DCS sumner county tn system and how cps deals with families in the system!

By Associalted Content

No your Rights

Rule #1} Do not let DCS in your house with out contacting a lawer

Rule #2} Do not sign any DCS Sumner County Tn Paperwork! None By doing so you wave your rights to sue them later on for mishandling your case if they misslead the courts in any way regarding your case! And as always consult with a lawer

See link below for your rights by Associated Content!

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1509...
DCS Parental Rights Tn

Franklin, KY

#129 Aug 5, 2010
http://fightcps.com/2010/04/09/what-to-do-if-...

DCS sumner county tn parental rights

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