PARENT UNIFICATION AND HOUSING

PARENT UNIFICATION AND HOUSING


This is Get Your Kids Back Now! This show
is dedicated to keeping families together and to fighting the tyranny of
CPS and DCFS social workers. A secondary of the purpose of this show is to
educate parents and relatives and to show them or at least tell them where to
go to get the necessary information for their fight. The final purpose of the
show is to remind the people that change can be effectuated at the ballot box at
the state and federal levels. So let us unite vote and they let those who will
make the necessary changes. Good morning you’re on with Attorney Vince Davis did you
have a story to tell or a question to ask? reunification stages because we didn’t
get her back in 45 days but you still in the water the quarter you know that’s a
very good that’s a very good question what state are you in okay so let me tell you a quick story
but I think may answer your question what I think you should do is you and
your attorney should review welfare in stand institutions code in California
WIC sections 16500 etc many many years ago I represented a woman yeah welfare
and institutions code section one six five zero zero okay you can just google
it okay so it’s quick quick story um many years ago I was representing a
woman who had had her children taken away because she was using drugs to
everybody’s surprise during the six months of reunification services she did
everything she tested clean she went to her substance abuse class she did her
parenting she did her individual counseling when we came back for the
six-month review the social worker wrote in a report I would give her the kids
back today except for she doesn’t have appropriate housing since she had lost
the kids here in LA County she had lost her governmental funded housing through
the city of Los Angeles in the housing authority because she didn’t have her
children so she was basically living on couch to couch with friends and family
but didn’t have a place to take her children to and she had five children so
I was thinking about it and an interesting thing was said by the judge
and I think it was just an offhanded comment
I don’t think he I’m you know maybe he didn’t know well I don’t know but it
seemed like an offhand comment at the hearing he said something to the effect
that we’re paying more for the foster care placements because out of the five
children there were three foster care placements
we’re playing more in foster care payments then we could pay if we could
get her a home you know get her an apartment you know for her children all
right you know that was gonna cost less than two thousand and I think they’re
spending seven close to eight thousand dollars in foster care payments so I
asked the judge for continuance and I wanted to do some research on the issue
and I did some research and what I found was in Section 16 thousand five hundred
I argued and successfully argued that the County of Los Angeles had to pay for
this woman’s house over in the end not only did they pay for her housing but
they bought her furniture they bought her appliances and paid for her rent for
many many many months until she could get back on her feet which she
eventually did so in my opinion is Center in California and it’s probably
like this in many states there are sections of the welfare and institutions
code or the laws that govern these cases but people don’t really talk about or
sight in court but if you look on section 16,500 you will find cases but
to me you will find the laws that will support the idea that you should be
given housing to keep your children in a safe place and when I did this motion
and as many years ago I found authority in other states where and they were
appellate and Supreme Court cases I believe where the court had said yeah
you know part of reunification services is helping the parent with a home being
a housing if that is needed because when you really think about it keeping the
children in foster care is way far it’s more expensive than helping somebody
with their every month

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