Now that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has held its first Community Policing Strategies Working Group in Detroit, where the Community was not invited to participate, let us examine a few issues I have identified.
To begin, ya might not want to refer to this Community Policing Strategies as "CPS" as "CPS" stands for Child Protective Services, the biggest elephant in the room in dealing with community policing strategies.
People fear CPS.
Even though it is not a law enforcement agency, it possesses those super special ultra vires powers where they can enter your home without warrant, remove children from the home without a court order, or just a rubber stamped order, proceed to prosecution without the ability to face one's accuser, where one is considered "guilty until proven innocent".
Oh, and the parent, where the criteria to enter the child welfare system are based on the Title IV-A poverty means test, must pay for the child in the system, where the system bills Title IV-E (called double jackets) and/or Medicaid, and keeps collects child support, while collecting Title IV-D.
Then there is the nomenclature of child welfare. Let us begin with "targeted populations". What the hell do you think a targeted population is? It is prey and there is a bounty.
In a nutshell, the juvenile justice system was designed for children to linger to "maximize revenue" and God forbid, the system is a non-profit because we all know, you cannot audit God.
And yes, my fine friends on the Hill, you must speak upon child welfare if you are to engage in reforming the justice system because CPS is the first call police will make if a parent is being arrested.
Many of these kids who go to debtors' prison hail from the child welfare system where many are in need of mental and physical health care.
As for the fraud which runs rampant, I can only state that this pervasive issue in the juvenile justice system can no longer be ignored.
Just keep in mind, it takes a judicial determination to turn the funding spigot in child welfare.
This report focuses on families in poverty but there are many, many youth who have no family or support system.
So, without further adieu, allow me to present to you what you have ignored for...well since the inception of the child welfare system, the residuals of that peculiar institution.
DEBTORS’ PRISON FOR KIDS? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System by Beverly Tran on Scribd
Posted by Beverly Tran at 2:37:00 AM
Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Debtors' Prison For Kids: The Residuals Of The Peculiar Institution http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2016/09/debtors-prison-for-kids-residuals-of.html#ixzz4KCpczf7E
Stop Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare