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Bill introduced in Iowa Legislature to abolish child protective services agency



This news story was published on January 26, 2021.
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DES MOINES – The failing Iowa child protection services (CPS) agency is under attack, with a lawmaker intruding a bill this week to abolish the error-riddling, corrupt agency.

Representative Jeff Shipley introduced a bill to abolish CPS and create a standalone agency. This bill would create a new Department of Family Stabilization and Preservation.

The purpose of this proposed change is to amend Iowa Code 232 and 600 which would remove inherent conflicts of interest in government operations, government services contracts, support family stability, improve child safety, and preserve families. Furthermore, this bill would establish consistent and statewide practices that promote and ensure effective and efficient policies and procedures to address issues associated with an intervention of any governmental agency into the private and constitutionally protected institution of the natural family.

The overall goal of this bill is to establish oversight, accountability, and transparency. This legislation seeks to return criminal and quasi-criminal investigations over to the proper law enforcement agency and return the agency to its original purpose, service, thus eliminating the inherent conflict of interest that has been created with the current system. It also seeks to provide guidance and enforcement of existing laws to ensure fair and equitable procedures, including a respect for the constitutional rights of procedural due process and family liberty, when engaging families and honesty and integrity to the processes of applying for and receiving federal funds. Lastly, this bill seeks to address the areas of concern of the last Title IV B,D, and E review requiring the state to implement a plan to address concerns not only from the federal government, but the same concerns highlighted in the most recent independent report from the Child Welfare Group.

“The establishment of the Department of Family Stabilization and Preservation signals that the state of Iowa is ready to heal and prevent harm caused by an outdated agency that has not only been traumatizing the people of this great state but also wasting the taxpayers’ resources,” said Families United Action Network Executive Director ToyA Johnson.

“This bill is needed to maintain the safety of Iowa’s most vulnerable children and protect against the failing DHS system,” said Representative Jeff Shipley.

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14 Responses to Bill introduced in Iowa Legislature to abolish child protective services agency

  1. Jamiefish Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I am a mother who had my family divided from each other and my children were taken from me my home our lives bc I stood up and spoke up against some who were wrong I am not saying I didn’t do wrong in some of my choices but the choices and situations I was made to make could have been different we could have used help in a situation that they clearly chose to handle very wrong and they all knew better and kept doing wrong and kept covering up their wrong choices .they failed misserable with my family and they don’t care and keep affecting many lives many children and families they h as ve no parenting skills no compassion no training or knowledge and you can not teach trauma you can’t tell a mother who has never lost a child what it feels like to lose a child it’s torchor and pain at the deepest emotional level fear at the deepest level can not be taught or understood without living at least something similar my county in indianola iowa premeditated plotted out and scripted out conspiracy retaliation against me for getting in the way of wrongful illegal criminal as as activities that some law professionals lawyers judges DHS therapist police are involved in and they r embezzling from the federal government and from covid resources from removing childr we n selling children foster parents collecting benefits and extra funds some stay on the payroll if they stay involved with the activities and be quiet about them they are stealing from the community they threaten and lie and black mail if you get to close to expose those involved it’s sick it’s wrong and tougher laws consistency and the desire to stand up against this crap and what our flag stands for what our liberty stands for and what’s right our screw it this world might as well not have laws liberty freedom or the flag

  2. Kimberly Zantingh Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    At the very least, these workers need to be educated. We have people with little education or experience in child development or child rearing making decisions for families. People that trust in their own “gut instinct “ that do not listen to professionals with degrees in social work or family development. As a therapist this is very frustrating and heart rending to see families torn apart for no reason other than the need to be right. Regardless of evidence to the contrary, they stick to their initial assessment and do not care about the families involved. This is wrong and needs to be stopped as soon as possible.

  3. ALICIA KLEIN Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    This is so long overdue. The CPS system in Iowa is a joke, particularly Warren Co. The most unprofessional bunch of clowns destroying families without a second thought. Time for a new system!

  4. Holly Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Thats awesome and will help so many families, this bill is a blessing to all. When trying to get a bill like this passed is there a way to help the families that have already been destroyed by dhs though, parents thats rights have been terminated, parents who’s children have now been adopted out because we are still here and we are suffering every single day. We deserve the chance to have our families back. I have seen the bills where they are reinstating parental rights but the children have to have to be in foster care for so many years, if there’s a plan for the children to be adopted then its a no, if the children have been adopted its a no. I. Sorry but its not right to create these bills and have so many ridiculous reasons telling us sorry you can’t get your rights back because of this or that. Some of us have been fighting for our kids, trying to find someone that can or will help us and while we were trying time ran out. Keep these bills coming but let’s also focus on reinstating parental rights without having several excuses as to why someone cannot get their rights reinstated. I agree there need to be set circumstances as to why the children were removed and if the children were removed due to physical abuse or sexual abuse then no parental rights should not be reinstated but if the reason was substance abuse, no job, lack of food, clothing or a stable home then if we the parents can prove we have done anything and everything needed to care for our children then we deserve that.

  5. Nicole Ann Magincalda Reply Report comment

    February 3, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    CHILD SERVICES, LAW VIOLATIONS

    1. Child Abduction

    2. Kidnapping

    3. Child SEX TRAFFICKING

    4. CHILD DRUG TRAFFICKING

    5. SATANIC RITUALS

    6. EXTORTION

    7. EXPLOITATION

    8. BLACKMAIL

    9.CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

    10. PUBLIC CORRUPTION

    11. PUBLIC TERRORISM

    12. CIVIL RIGHTS

    13. COLOR LAW VIOLATIONS

    14. VIOLATIONS Oath to office

    15. FALSE ARRESTS

    16. DISCRIMINATION (ADA)

    17. CONSPIRACY AGAINST RIGHTS

    18. ARBITRARY Seaches

    19. PHYICOLOGICAL TORTURE

    20. EMOTIONAL ABUSE OF (Anyone)

    21. CREUAL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

    22. GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

    23. GOVERNMENT SHALL MAKE NO LAWS THAT SHALL ABRIDGE, THE FULL, RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, IMMUNITIES, PROTECTIONS, OF ALL WHO LIVE,RESIDE, Dwell, within, this land. Regardless of RACE, RELIGION, BELIEFS, OR OF BEING ALIEN, WITHIN AND WHEREIN, THIS, CONSTITUTION, SHALL STAND,AS THE, Law OF THE LAND. NO MAN IS ABOVE THE Law’s OF THE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. FOR All MAN ARE CREATED, EQUAL AND NO MAN IS ABOVE THE Law’s. All man, WHO RESIDE HEREIN, SHALL BE EQUAL ACCORDING TO ALL LAWS, MADE AND CREATED, IN THE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. LASTLY, ALL LAWS, MUST, START OUT AS BILLS WHICH MUST, PASS THOUGH THE SENATE AND HOUSE AND BE VOTED IN BY,THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, OTHERWISE,THE LAWS SHALL be UNLAWFUL AND Illegal!!. Should GOVERNMENT violate these laws the people have a god given right to War, rebellion, REVOLUTION!.

    22. PRIVACY RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    22. PARENTAL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    23. CONTRACT RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    24. DUE PROCESS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    25. HIGH TREASON

    26. 13th, 14th, Ammendments

    THE 13TH AMMENDMENT

    Neither, INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, for PUNISHMENT of a CRIME, committed. Nor, SLAVERY, shall exsist, within the, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Please abolish, CHILD SERVICES, in Jesus Christ, name, Amen.

    Name: Nicole Ann Magincalda
    Phone: (775) 276- 7414

  6. Nicole Reply Report comment

    February 3, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Justf**king, Abolish this system its not working and it goes against whole the Consititution. It says, under the, 14TH AMMENDMENT, of the, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. That all people are entitled, to LIFE, LIBERTY and the presuite of happiness. A child is a Liberty, Interest, its a god given right!. To which a parent is entitked, to the full, care, custody and control of their children. These rights cannot ne impended without, DUE PROCESS of all laws, made and created, in the, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. No government official or any person shall make creat, any laws, which shall abridge, the full, rights, privileges, immunities, protections of the people of that, UNITED STATES OfF AMERICA.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 3, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Just to be clear. The 14th Amendment actually reads: ‘nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’

      “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is from the Declaration of Independence. I get your point though.

  7. Melissa ann Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    We need you here in Michigan . We need to take all of cps down . Too many children removed without cause.

  8. Lisa Deweese Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    The parents don’t get trial to deny the false charges against them because the petitions are not really being served upon them as claimed by the cps agents. The parents are being tricked into defaulting and forced to inter into the mediation process and work the treatment plan. Their children are forced to take chemical restraints that cause structural birth defects and infant deaths and then they can’t be sold on the black market for babies.

  9. Lisa Deweese Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    That’s awesome news. God bless him.

  10. Merlyn Law Reply Report comment

    January 29, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Department of Human Services has never been accountable. They lie and have lied for years. Are there good workers, yes, but far and few between. I do fear for the vulnerable children in Iowa. Drugs and domestic abuse are critically harmful to children. Reunification is not always in the best interest of the child. The Goal is always reunification if possible. But we must not return children to monsters and we absolutely must hold the next in line accountable for the safety of children. If you can not afford to adopt a child…then don’t. This adoption stipend needs to be cut in half but children must have access to Title 19. They will need therapy

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 30, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Iowa DHS is completely incompetent. Iowa should be ashamed of this agency.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 26, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Just because a parent is an addict does not make them a monster! I was a mother and I became addicted to meth, my kids were never abused in any way what so ever by me or their father, my kids were never neglected or ignored. My kids always had 3 meals a day cooked by me, they had snacks, they had a roof over their heads and clothes on their backs, my kids had everything they needed plus so much more. My addiction was so discreet that the only people that knew I used were the few people I used with. My family had no idea, my kids had no idea, their teachers had no idea and no im not saying it was right because it wasnt im just stating the fact here that I was not a monster, I was a good mother, I spent all my time with my kids and I never had or let my kids in the area where I used. Yes there are some parents that use and they do terrible things to their kids or allow others to do terrible things to the kids but not all addicts are monsters so try not to judge until you hear the side from a mom who was addicted to meth or whatever and was a wonderful parent not monster.