September 6th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Демонтаж CPS: первые шаги

DESERT NEWS -- The ruling last month by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will bar welfare officials from automatically removing all children from a home if one child is alleged to be abused. While unrelated, the ruling came amid scrutiny of the state's removal of hundreds of children in April from the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch.



"The decision will require us to make some extremely difficult decisions," Carey Cockerell (см. фото), commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, said in an "urgent legal advisory."

The ruling means child welfare workers will also be required to obtain court orders in most cases before removing allegedly abused children from their homes, officials said.

The advisory memo was sent last week to CPS staff, the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday. It said staffers must follow the new policies to avoid being sued for monetary damages.

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