Q: CPS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE PLZ HELP!?
*After police told me Id be going to jai, CYS forced me to sign safety plan and told me if I didn't sign our baby would be taken instead of going home with my parents.
*I never seen the safety plan or had the chance to read it. I was told (and my parents and husband were also) that we would receive a copy of the "safety plan". I was told it would be max. 30 days but 60 days at the absolute most.
*Caseworker only came to my home 2 times, once 3/4 days after "safety plan" and then again 1-3 days after the 60 days had ended.
*Caseworker NEVER spoke to my husband – EVER!
*It has been almost 5 months and I keep asking for safety plan copy every time I talk to or see anyone from CYS - they ALWAYS tell me they will send me a copy but they never have and I don't think they ever will.
*They told me there are no allegations of abuse or neglect when I asked what the allegations were.
A: It's hard to know the whole story here. I suggest that you obtain private counsel to help you with this problem. If you can't afford a private attorney, then try Legal Assistance or of the advocacy groups in the Pittsburgh area that offer legal assistance at low or no charge.
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