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(True or False) Child Protective Services only investigates cases involving families who received public assistance.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not true!! Homeschooling families get harrassed by CPS all the time, and many of them aren't on PA.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 1:49 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • False.

    CPS investigates EVERY complaint they receive.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:48 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • false! I get no public assistance and someone called on me, saying that I beat my kid of course they investigated that same day and saw that it was a false report. ( to be honest I think the person just tried to call on someone else and gave the wrong addres cause cps said they didn't get a name. They closed the case the same day as a prank call. But they did show up with cops and all.
    heather.darin

    Answer by heather.darin at 11:51 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • If I'm not mistaken they have to check up on whoever is reported, not just people on public assistance. However, I have had them called on me numerous times bogusly by people I don't get along with and when CPS shows up one of the first questions out of their mouths is whether I get public assistance or not.
    Katrina3016

    Answer by Katrina3016 at 11:54 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • False. I don't know who told you that but that's wrong.
    CPS investigates cases of child abuse and neglect, no matter what your income status.
    lilbit022009

    Answer by lilbit022009 at 11:54 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • FALSE children deserve to be taken care of regardless of how much money their parents have.
    JocelynsMama1

    Answer by JocelynsMama1 at 11:56 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • CPS investigates reports of children being abused or neglected, whether the parents recieve assistance or not.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 11:57 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • False. CPS's job is to protect children. Income or PA have nothing to do with it.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:01 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • True.

    Sorry, jk. Everyone else said False, and they are right, I just was being dramatic. tee hee.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • false but if you are on PA you might run into much more social workers, like at the health dept to get your kids shots, verses at my private doc there would Never be a social worker there! so if you are on PA you might have a higher chance to be caught for neglect or abuse because more people are watching you.
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 12:21 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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