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March 10, 2009 permalink
In case there is any doubt, we can now be sure that lawsuits by Children's Rights Inc against child protection departments in several US states are a form of collusion with social services to enhance their power and funding. In Oklahoma, the union representing child welfare workers has (unsuccessfully) attempted to intervene in a lawsuit on the same side as Children's Rights Inc. Previous stories, February 21, 2008 and July 4, 2008
Oklahoma employees blocked from DHS lawsuit
BY JAY F. MARKS, Published: March 10, 2009
A federal judge in Tulsa has excluded a state employees’ group from a lawsuit seeking to reform the state child welfare system.
The Oklahoma Public Employees Association, which includes more than 300 state Department of Human Services child welfare workers, filed a brief last month in support of an advocacy group’s attempt to turn its lawsuit into a class-action case.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell sided Thursday with DHS, agreeing the group did not have any unique perspective to offer.
The group’s proposed brief, which was filed Feb. 11, largely duplicated the arguments made by Children’s Rights, the advocacy group behind the lawsuit, Frizzell wrote.
Both groups are pushing for more training and a decreased caseload of child welfare workers.
Frizzell is set to hear arguments March 30 on the push to broaden the reform lawsuit to include all children in state custody.