JOIN US ON FACEBOOK Our goal is to help families struggling to afford the crippling financial burden of family court costs incurred when a parent is falsey accused of child abuse. These materials are specifically directed at persons who have NOT abused or neglected their children, but are falsely accused. This is done by distributing the raised funds to: *Those who need legal help but cannot afford it. You need a good, dedicated lawyer in order to have a chance of winning your case; you and your lawyer must fight like your children's future depends on it. It does! Receiving legal help makes an enormous difference to people’s lives, helping to reduce debt, poverty and suffering. *Housing for parents and children that are displaced from their homes and seperated from their familes. In most cases this requires the expenses of at least one secondary living space for one or more of the parents or children. Can you imagine paying your rent or mortgage two or three times each month? Yikes! Funds will be used to provide family members with clean, safe, and affordable housing during a court mandated removal of parents or children from their primary living space. *The financial costs of court mandated medical assesments, mental assesments, counseling, programs, and classes for all members of the family. These are all things that parent/s are required to pay for as a part of a case plan. In most family court cases one or both of the parents are told that they can plead no contest and take a case plan OR risk being detained and put in jail for the remainder of the time in which they try to prove their inoccence. These cases can take months, even years. Most parents feel the obligation to plead no contest in order to coninue working and supporting the finacial needs of the family. These case plans usually require drug and alcohol testing and counseling as well. All those receiving assistance must pass all of the drug and alcohol screenings that the court mandates in order to receive assistance from our funding group. *Some funds will be used to promote Family Law Reform. Each time someone stands up for an ideal, acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send forth a tiny ripple of hope. In order to effect change and reform we know it is important to change the hearts and minds of our communities first. The majority of all funds raised will be given directly to those in need. Some of the funds will be used to buy supplies needed for events within the effected communities to build aweness of our cause. At these events we will provide information, resources, applications for assistance through our group, free counseling proffesionals, and inspirational victim testimonies. We are stronger together. It is easy to feel like what resources you have as an individual are only a drop of water when compared to the vast ocean of resources the court system has in their corner. We say " What is an ocean, but a multitude of drops." Together WE can change the world. For more inforamtion you can contact us on Facebook using the link below :) https://www.facebook.com/fightingdcfindianrivercounty OUR MISSION STATEMENT It IS difficult and frustrating trying to obtain justice for families, because the legal system is often unjust and twisted when it deals with divorces, restraining orders, false accusations and child protection cases. Those who run the system assert that they are delivering justice to people, but I have yet to run into anyone who is a "customer" of it that agrees with that claim. In 2000, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides that fit parents have a constitutional right to make decisions regarding the “care, custody, and control” of their children (citing Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 70 (2000). This means that parents have had a fundamental right to make decisions regarding their child’s upbringing since the year 1868. The Department of Children and Familes in the 19th Judicial Circuit has a reputation of forgetting and ignoring the the laws and regulations that apply to them. They use illegal police state tactics, and have all the power. They do not fear the law or any consequences to themselves personally, since no one can touch them. DCF has everyone, even judges and lawyers, scared of that power. Please remember that there is a big difference between the "system", which is the government agency which makes the policy and protects its people from accountability, and the people who work in the system. Many of them are quite decent and want to help. However, they cannot help in most cases, because people are not machines who can be "fixed" by going to programs, or changed by being bullied. Many good social workers find this out, and discover to their horror just how corrupt the agency is, and leave it. Others try to reform it. Some just get cynical and weary and just do their job, becoming tools in the hands of the truly evil bureaucrats at the top. DCF agents are not trained adequately to know the difference between actual abuse and minor harm, and so they take thousands of children every year from families who have not abused them. Spanking, arguing, accidents, even praying, are now considered to be abuse or neglect. Even if they don't take the children, they still find the smallest little pretexts for investigating and opening a case, and staying involved with your family for very long periods of time. This includes monthly visits, all kinds of reports, additional assessments, making you go to programs and services, and generally telling you what to do - OR ELSE! If you have intentionally abused or neglected your children, that is a different story, and you should get a lawyer to help you. Even if you have ignorantly abused or neglected your children, there is much less that can be done. These materials are specifically directed at persons who have NOT abused or neglected their children, but are falsely accused. Most people simply do not believe that a government agency charged with helping families and children would use these police-state tactics set out below. Believe it. Sometimes it takes months of being on the business end of their dirty tricks before a person finally realizes that the DCF agent is NOT their friend. This information will help you shorten that process of disbelief, and allow you to start protecting yourself before more damage is done to your family. This material is not a substitute for good legal help. You need a good, dedicated lawyer in order to win. To have a chance against them, you and your lawyer must fight like your children's future depends on it. It does. THIS MATERIAL IS NOT SPECIFIC LEGAL ADVICE FOR YOUR CASE. THEY ARE GENERAL PRINCIPLES, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT APPLY IN EVERY CASE. REVIEW IT WITH YOUR LAWYER BEFORE DECIDING HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DCF. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PROBLEMS YOU CAUSE BY NOT GETTING LEGAL ADVICE. YOU WOULD NOT FLY AN AIRPLANE WITH NO TRAINING. DON'T PRACTICE LAW, EITHER, WITHOUT TRAINING. It IS difficult and frustrating trying to obtain justice for families, because the legal system is often unjust and twisted when it deals with divorces, restraining orders and child protection cases. Those who run the system assert that they are delivering justice to people, but I have yet to run into anyone who is a "customer" of it that agrees with that claim.