Sunday, July 19, 2009

Solano County Grand jury looks at Child Protective Services

By Danny Bernardini
Posted: 07/18/2009 01:01:00 AM PDT

Child Protective Services in Solano County was hit with a slew of complaints by the county grand jury Friday regarding how investigations are conducted by the agency.

In its report, the Solano County grand jury points out several problems, including how potential offenders are notified, suspects being prematurely labeled as offenders, how appeals are handled and paperwork issues.

Those discoveries were made during the investigation of the policies and procedures regarding citizens whose names are placed on the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI).

When Child Protective Services receives a complaint of alleged child abuse, a social worker investigates. The worker then must classify the category of abuse and determine whether or not to place the accused on the CACI.

It is also decided if an in-person contact with the family within 24 hours is needed or if a visit to the family within 10 days is appropriate.

A referral is then sent to another social worker who further investigates and interviews those involved. That worker then must determine if the accusation is unfounded, inconclusive or substantiated.

If deemed unfounded, the case is closed. If found inconclusive or substantiated, the child may remain with the family, be removed or placed in the custody of the courts.

Being deemed inconclusive places the name of the accused on the CACI for at least 10 years. If the claim is substantiated, the name of the accused is put on the CACI for life.

Those people put on the CACI are notified by first class mail after their names are sent to the Department of Justice. Being placed on the CACI may prevent someone from being employed where there may be contact with children.

That list contains more than 800,000 names and is not routinely purged of erroneous or unsupported entries, the grand jury said. People can appeal being on the list, but that doesn't mean the name will be removed.

Because of this, the grand jury recommended the accused be notified before being put on the list, so they have the chance to respond.

The jury also suggested contacting the accused through certified mail with a return receipt to ensure that person is aware they will be placed on the CACI. It was also discovered that in some cases, the accused was not interviewed before being placed on the CACI.

For the full report, visit www.solanocourts.com.

http://www.thereporter.com/ci_12866027?source=most_viewed

7 comments:

Joseph B, Chevalier said...

The abuses by agents of the "Child Protective Services" (a.k.a. Child Protection Racket, a.k.a. Child-snatchers, Perjorers, Slanderers) continued well past the Grand Jury inquiry of 2009. How do I know? Because they happened to me! Linda Orrante, head of this County Agency herself committed perjury before the Grand Jury. Things she said that either "were solved" or "never happened" all happened to me, fully 4 months after the Grand Jury report! Space in this commentary may not permit ALL of what needs to be said against this "Domestic Enemy" of an agency that prints PILES of the FILTHIEST PERJURY imaginable, as they continue to destroy basically good (although not perfect) families and parents in America, for Federal Bonus money for "placing children in foster care", even though said children should NOT be torn away from their real families, and placed at risk in the Foster Care system. In this "System",many are forced to take court-ordered drugs which are not even allowed to be given to adult prisoners (ABC News, 11/30 & 12/1/11). All this stems from the poorly-thrown-together C.A.P.T.A. Laws, which ought to be repealed, and ALL C.P.S. Agencies should be UTTERLY GUTTED.

dgg said...

DEAR JOSEPH.
I AM VERY INTERESTED IN SPEAKING WITH YOU, I AM A GRANDMOTHER THAT HAD TO SEE MY CHILD TORMENTED BY CPS DUE TO FALSE ACCUSATIONS, I AM WILLING TO SPEND ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO SUE MAINLY TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESNT HAPPEN TO OTHERS, THERE IS AN EVIL PIG NAMED KIM HUERTA THAT SPECIALIZES IN GENDER DISCRIMINATION, AND WOULD RATHER SEE THE CHILD ABUSED AT A MOTHERS HANDS THAN ACCEPT THAT A FATHER CAN TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILD, IF THERE IS A WAY I CAN CONTACT YOU , LET ME KNOW I AM IN THE PROCESS OF SERCHING FOR ATTORNEYS.

Anonymous said...

DEAR DGG.
I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR PROGRESS OF FINDING AN ATTORNEY REGARDING THETORMENT YOU WENT THREW. I AM CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH THE SAME NIGHTMARE AND WHEN THE COURTS SAY WE ARE MEETINGING FOR A 6 MONTH REVIEW, IT WILL BE ALMOST A YEAR. MY SON TURNED 8 IN THE CARE OF FOSTER PARENTS, BUT BEFORE THAT HE WAS PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY ABUSED BY ANOTHER FOSTER HOME. OUR SON WAS TAKEN FROM OUR HOME BECAUSE BY THE EVIL PIG YOU HAVE MENTIONED AS SHE BRAIN WASHED MY SON BY TELLING HIM HIS FATHER TOUCHED HIM IN A BAD PLACE. THE JUDGE HAS FOUND THAT IT WAS UNTRUE AND CPS STILL HAS OUR CHILD. THEY CLAIM HE STILL CLAIM HE TELLS THEY HIS FATHER IS TOUCHING HIM IN A SEXUAL WAY. WE HAVE SUPERVISED VISITS AND THIS IS NOT TRUE AND CPS DOES NOT LIKE US BECAUSE WE SPEAK OUR MIND.I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW THINGS WERE GOING AS WE DO HAVE ANOTHER COURT DATE IN JUNE, LAST ON CPS TOLD JUDGE THERE WAS ANOTHER ACCUSATION,SO WE NEEDED TO CONTEST. SOOOO TIRED OF THEIR GAMES AND MANPULATION

Anonymous said...

!! When will the Silano County corruption stop???
The crudeness of deputy DA
Mary Nyguen was instrumental in convicting my INNOCENT son of charges. And took his life away!! Lies were told and CPS knew!! Suggestive questioning and putting ideas in the kids head!!! It goes on and on. The DA and "other officials" are under investigation for falsify testimonies and transcripts...The mother of my grand daughter has had CPS in her life REPEATEDLY and CPS takes them for a short time and gives them back!! SERIOUSLY??? How sad when people in charge put children in danger!! They never even tried to find the real perpetrator!! There was Lie after Lie told at the hearings. The DA deputy MARY NYGUEN even accused my son's atty. of tampering with the witness... And she gets away with it!!!!
THIS HAS TO STOP!
I WILL NOT STAND BY AND LET THIS PATHETIC CORRUPTION CONTINUE!!
I spend hours researching, talking to other state officials and counties. DON'T let them do to you what they want.

Unknown said...

Can anyone help me fight for my kids please. I was a victim of domestic violence and had false accusations on me never been arrested I'm my life and had my 2kids removed from me and I was a victim of domestic. I need help...any kind of help to fifhr bCk their wrongfully accussations

Samantha Haines said...

Can anyone help me fight for my kids please. I was a victim of domestic violence and had false accusations on me never been arrested I'm my life and had my 2kids removed from me and I was a victim of domestic. I need help...any kind of help to fifhr bCk their wrongfully accussations

Maynard Bumagat said...



On September 8, 2016 - CPS conducted an interview with my step-son and the biological father without informing my wife or myself of such allegations or the ongoing interviews as part of their investigation.

The following day, Sept. 9, 2016 - I was arrested at work by Vallejo Detectives.
To this day - I have not been in court - no formal complaint filed

The investigation was biased against my wife and myself - we were never interviewed before I was arrested - Most of all--- I GOT ARRESTED FROM MY STEP-SON'S DREAM !!!!!
These detectives and CPS caseworkers / supervisors are so incompetent in doing their job! AND I DON'T THINK THEY EVEN FOLLOW OR KNOW THEIR POLICY AND PROCEDURES...

WORSE OF ALL- THEIR SUPERIORS OVERSEES THEIR SUBORDINATE'S ACCOUNTABILITIES AND CHOOSES TO IGNORE THEM...

My wife bailed me out of jail the following day after my arrest - but since the Prosecutor is still waiting for evidence from CPS and the Detectives - my bail wasn't exonerated... and we're still paying for my freedom which i shouldn't have to...

I haven't had my day in court to face these accusers - no scheduled court date to this date! GRRRRR!