We have had nothing but bad experiences with CPS. Our niece was being severely emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by her father, who is a meth addict. We tried calling cps over and over again, but since she was a teenager they told us that unless there were very obvious burns/bruises on her, that they couldn't do anything. Finally we called the police who were prompt and efficient. They assigned someone to the case, the officer went and investigated, and she was pulled out of the home and put back in the care of CPS... which is when it started going downhill again. We and her other aunt/uncle who live nearby have jumped through every hoop they have asked us for (background checks, house inspections, etc) and have showed up for every court date to support her, even though the parent's protest and we aren't allowed in. The parents confessed to much of the child abuse and are not cooperating (not going to therapy, not paying child support or court fees, nor are they apologetic or trying to change), but it is still court ordered that she have to go to a supervised visit with them once a week and speak to her father, who molested her and her mother, who let it happen. However, because we were the ones that called CPS/police and reported the abuse, we are the ones being punished and we are not able to see her because we are on her side and might try to "influence" her. We have accepted this and have followed this rule, ridiculous as it may be. Also, three months ago the judge approved her for a court appointed advocate to speak for her in court, but her social worker (who never answers his phone and never returns calls- EVER) hasn't done the paperwork to get her one. Meanwhile, this girl is breaking down under the stress- has no idea what is going to happen to her, where she is going to live, doesn't feel safe and doesn't have her LOVING relatives around to give her support and guidance.
But six months have gone by, and there are two loving homes that she could be in that are with her FAMILY and have been APPROVED, but instead she is in a foster home with 5 other foster kids who are all under the age of 8. Complaints about these foster parents have gone completely unheard by anyone. They leave her alone all the time, they make her babysit the other foster kids, they put her in the middle of their domestic disputes and fight in front of her, they let her date guys though she is way too young, and NOW THE FOSTER DAD STARTED SEXUALLY ABUSING HER!!! This wouldn't have happened if she was with her family, where she should be. Of course, to get something actually done, we called the police, who arrived promptly and took the foster dad to jail. Where was CPS? Social worker has changed his number w/o informing the foster child he is supposed to be looking out for. His supervisor doesn't seem to care and just makes excuses for the social worker. Through this whole process no one will tell us whats going to happen, no one will tell us what is going on, or what to do to help. No one will call you back, no one will give you a straight answer.
F**** you CPS. It seems like either you take children away from good parents for the tiniest reasons, or you ignore huge and obvious signs of abuse for years and then allow the child to keep hurting once they are out of the home, and give terrible selfish "parents" the chance to get their child back, leaving the kids terrified. Way to go.