I say by following the law you will be able to move the taking money and shift it to protecting kids from being killed. How hard can that be? And, no jobs lost! Just change job descriptions for existing employees.
To date there have been no visible changes in the system since Susan Dreyfus took over.
SUSAN...Bring in the State Patrol to have them talk to you about accountability and how they achieved it. AT THE SAME TIME SEND OUT THE WORD THAT THE LAW WILL BE FOLLOWED.
IN-HOME STUDIES MUST HAVE VERIFICATIONS.
GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO REBUT BEFORE YOUR DEPARTMENT RUSHES THE ADOPTION.
THERE SHOULD BE NO LYING IN COURT. When an in-home study full of falsehoods is placed on a judge's desk then your department is breaking the law! What directives have been given about this?
GRANDPARENTS NEED STANDING.....
And...No lying to young mothers..."Sign the papers little girl and your three year-old daughter will be adopted by your parents like you all want." Etc. It reminds me of the Big Bad Wolf with extra bad breath.
DO NOT PLACE CHILDREN IN BAD HOMES! Your ads say anyone can be a foster parent. Sorry...that is not the case. If you put half the effort you put into taking children from family members and giving them away...to saving kids from bad placements you will cut the KILL rate and save families.
DO NOT CONTRACT OUT THIS AGENCY OR THERE WILL BE NO CHANCE FOR LEGISLATIVE OR NEWS MEDIA REVIEW. We need open government to have good government.IF THE PARENTS SAY THEIR CHILDREN ARE BEING MISTREATED IN FOSTER CARE THEN FOR GOD'S SAKE LISTEN TO THAT!
LEAD. TELL RANDY AND OTHERS LIKE HIM TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. They are the defenders of a very troubled agency. They are the same ones who don't report to the public when a sadistic mental case escapes at a fair ground full of kids and innocents.
ROCK A BOAT SUSAN. You cannot fix this without rocking a boat. You will join the list of short-termers if you don't do something fast.
Do these things and there will be less children taken and therefore less in the system risking their lives and their futures.