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Family Saved by Recordings
March 25, 2007 permalink
Here is some good news from Canada Court Watch, which as usual withholds the names of the family.
Tape recording CAS workers pays off for one family
(March 24, 2007) A family called Court Watch today to thank them for the advice about how to covertly record CAS workers. CAS workers had made promises they did not keep and refused to close the family's file even when the parents had met all conditions laid out by CAS workers. At first, CAS workers tried to jerk the family around and said that they were not going to close the file. When the parents showed the workers the hidden video and audio surveillance recording devices and advised workers that everything that workers had said since the day the file the file opened had been recorded, including previous commitments by workers, the CAS workers left the home with their tails between their legs. The parents were then advised the next day that their file would be quietly and immediately closed. Of course, the CAS workers involved did not want the evidence of their unprofessional actions to be found out. The parents plan to personally sue to workers involved using video and audio recordings as their evidence.
Court Watch receives many complaints from children and parents about CAS workers fabricating false information and lying in court documents. Electronically recording CAS workers will help put to a stop to this. All families dealing with CAS are highly encouraged to covertly record all of their conversations with CAS workers. If CAS workers are honest and doing their jobs professionally, the workers should have nothing to worry about. Recording will make people accountable for their actions and words.
Source: Canada Court Watch