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The Child Support Industry IS a For-Profit Government Fraud
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In late 1997, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) funded Responsible Fatherhood Demonstration Projects in eight states. All of these programs attempt to improve the employment and earnings of under- and unemployed noncustodial parents, and to motivate them to become more financially and emotionally involved in the lives of their children. Although the projects share common goals, they do not follow a single format or a specific model of service delivery. [When they mention noncustodial, they mean fathers– not the thousands of mothers losing custody of their children to abusers – this is gender specific. The main motivation is money. These programs, designed by the father’s rights leaders, protect violent men from criminal prosecution by giving them sole or joint custody.] Liz Richards~National Alliance for Family Court Justice NAFCJ
Liz Richards founded NAFCJ in 1993 and dedicated her time to victims of expolitative family and custody court authorities. She was one of the first to identify federally funded Health & Human Services (HHS) grant usage as it relates to family court connected programs and her site contains a wealth of information on how the system was designed. Another excellent site is Let’s Get Honest Blog – Family Court Matters familycourtmatters.org
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Do You Know Your AFCC? YOU SHOULD!
by Randi James & Liz Richards
“AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.”
Read about Meyer Elkin’s role in the AFCC discussed toward the bottom of their site [AFCC: History page].
Completely omitted from this AFCC history is the very relevant fact that Meyer Elkin also co-founded in 1985, the leading fathers rights group – Children’s Rights Council. Study these people and their site carefully because it is the “blueprint” of how the courts are organized to rig cases for their paid-up allies. Nobody has to slip an envelope full of cash into the pocket of a co-conspirators to rig court cases for these people. It is all done for them by the government. They get their bribes paid for them!
The AFCC never mentions the multiple cross-affiliations between AFCC officials and the fathers rights group including Children’s Rights Council (CRC), founded by David Levy in 1985, along with several other key AFCC people. While this vital fact is no where to be found on any of their recent literature, it did appear in the early (pre-Interent) CRC hardcopy newsletters, which NAFCJ possesses, and uses to discredit this group and the judges who collude with them. Also in these older CRC newsletters was discussion of grants they received from HHS and the people who worked with them on those grants – people like incest promoters Richard Gardner and Warren Farrell. CRC allies were put into high-level HHS-ACF positions such as David Gray Ross, as Commission for Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) -starting in 1993 through approx 1999. Ross was a Maryland Judge, who people who knew him say was a dead-beat dad himself. He spent his time as OCSE commissioner instituting regulations, programs and policies favorable to fathers and CRC. He essentially set up OCSE to be a fathers rights child support avoidance and custody switching agency. This perversion of OCSE’s agency’s original legislative mission continues to-date. This is the reason why so many custodial mothers can’t collect on their child support arrears, while non-custodial mothers are hounded incessantly and even jailed for support obligations assessed beyond standard guide-lines and beyond their ability to pay. Other evidence taken from HHS Inspector General Web site reveals even worse corruption at HHS-ACF/OCSE.
Continue Reading: https://mamaliberty.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/do-you-know-your-afcc-you-should/
- TANF now diverts billions of dollars to unfit and unwilling fathers. These grants fall under: Healthy Families Initiatives, Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives, and Access and Visitation Initiatives.
- The child support agencies are engaged in financial fraud when they interfere in custody cases, kids are getting sold out and killed by the abusers the agency promotes and covers for.
- The best estimate is approximately $150 million per year in HHS money that is specifically designated to support fatherhood initiatives, plus around $4 billion designated for the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). Particularly advantageous to those interested in taking advantage of this financial windfall, fathers in these programs are not required to adhere to TANF deadlines or work requirements that are normally a standard for accessing these funds.
- Furthermore, there is very little oversight of this money, which means that such programs have gotten away with using fatherhood funds to assist abusive and violent fathers in custody battles against protective mothers. These fathers are told that they have two choices — risk jail for failure to pay child support, or embark on a custody battle to take the children from the Protective Mother and thus eliminate child support altogether. What would you choose?
- Thus, fathers who have had little contact with their children for years, who have physically and/or sexually abused the children and their mothers, often fathers just being released from jail, end up fighting and succeeding in getting custody with the collusion of family court services and mental health professionals.
Title IV (four) of the Social Security Act consists of four parts (A, B, D, and E)
Title IV, Part A (or IV-A) is the most widely recognized welfare program, and is referred to as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.
Title IV-B funds can be used for state child abuse prevention services and for programs intended to support and preserve families and/or to reunite children with their families.
The federal Title IV-D program makes large sums of grant money available to the states through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE).
Title IV-E funds can be used for foster care programs, adoption assistance programs, training child welfare workers, and for programs to assist young people making the transitioning from living in foster care to living independently as adults. As the largest single source of federal child welfare funding, combined annual federal and state spending on Title IV-E programs typically exceeds $6 billion.
One of the great mistakes people make is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
Excerpt from a savvy mother’s letter to a Congressman requesting cuts to OCSE funding:
Support Congressman _____’s proposed deep cuts to the $4 billion of untraceable funding in the HHS TANF budget used to keep these pork barrell programs going unchecked. OCSE is encouraging support enforcement agencies to illegally usurp judicial authority on cases like mine to improperly capitalize on grant money. The federal HHS Office of Child Support Enforcement funding guidelines provide that the more families fight, the more federal money DCSS and the Court will receive. The Court is in charge of awarding these federal funds to the nonprofits, but also orders litigants to retain their services. Court and child support programs are required to collaborate with fathers rights nonprofits which service the courts, which gives these nonprofits a vested interest in the outcome of the cases. This incentivizes extortion, corruption, and fraud.
Anonymous (to you…) recent letter. The reasons we should stop funding this — it’s untraceable, it funds litigation that destroys families and it literally does incentivize extortion, corruption and fraud. I’ll quote more at the end of the post.
The OCSE has to go. It’s out of control, and is hurting men, women, and children — generation after generation– while loudly proclaiming it is, instead, helping society, families and kids.
WHAT DO YOU WANT — A SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIETY, OR LIBERTY? https://familycourtmatters.org/tag/meyer-elkin/
The tax payers (American Citizens), are actually spending more in tax dollars due to the fraud, waste and abuse of the Welfare Title IV-D incentive program. Also, the OCSE does not have to immediately distribute the funds to the custodial parent. Simply put, there is money to be made off the interest of funds that are allowed to sit and/or rotate through Child Supports Central Treasury.
Below are examples of governmental employees stealing from child support funds.
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Former Cherokee Deputy Clerk Pleads Guilty
COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Melanie Sparks, age 40, of Gaffney, South Carolina, pled guilty today in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina, to stealing funds in excess of $60,000, from a child support fund operated by Cherokee County, South Carolina.
Former Department of Human Resources Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Child Support Payments
Susan Willis, a former case worker in the Department of Human Resources (DHR) Office of Child Support Services, pled guilty yesterday to Theft by a Government Employee in Mitchell County Superior Court. While employed by DHR, Willis stole approximately $17,031.00 in funds that had been paid by persons for child support.Child support fraud sweep nets two more
Two San Antonio women who are among 13 people charged with diverting child-support payment money to themselves instead of the rightful recipients were released on bond Tuesday.
Christine Aguirre is among the six former employees of Texas’ child-support payment processing contractor, Affiliated Computer Services Inc., who are accused of wrongfully diverting state-sanctioned debit cards to themselves or associates.
So in the case above, the corporation was the one left holding the bag. It’s out $275k due to the criminality of its employees. How long it took to get the money to the children it was intended for goes unmentioned.
Excerpt from: Yes, Child Support Industry IS a For-Profit Government Fraud (“F.R.A.M.E.D.” and other topics)
The government takes situations in crisis (for a variety of reasons, but definitely may include abuse), and exploits them – – – for profit. What I do, and what I recommend both mothers AND fathers do,is find that profit. To find that profit, one has to, after the anecdotes and narratives, which speak to the emotional, wounded, and high-charged issues, get clear, cold, hard, focused and analytical — and use that analytical truth in its own words, to expose the systems. These are not just one system with one result, but multiple systems with multiple goals, depending on what sector they are in.
What I (Let’s Get Honest blogger) do which is categorically different that almost any advocacy group or set of individuals I’ve run across, is SHOW that whether it’s about mothers, about fathers, about children — it CAN be described in business and economic terms. This requires some basic vocabulary (and using that among each other) to discuss, and to get to the basic elements, one MUST (1) include the historical development and expansion of the nonprofit groups pushing: women’s rights (it’s rarely called “mothers’ rights”), father’s rights, children’s rights, violence prevention, child protection, child support enforcement, child abuse prevention, (fill in the blank).
Don’t Just Tell Our Stories– Report on Systems, in Detail, and Using Accounting, Incorporation, and Tax Status (exempt or not) Vocabulary.
To tell “Their” Stories, meaning, those who profit from others’ losses, who build careers around writing up others’ tragedies, and take public and private funding for it, while the suffering continues — is (trust me) very empowering and counters the constant help-seeking mode, which is downright humiliating and frustrating for most people when dealing with systems this large.
Telling our stories and sharing experience is good for bonding, empathy, moral support and identifying one’s special interest group(s). This only goes so far, and in fact some of the most successful special interest groups who continue to survive, often do so because they do NOT expose the true (fiscal) sources of their own income, or their associates, and especially not the game being played on the public at its own expense. The Federal grants to the states are the powerhouse and tool of control as the state economies rely on that help for their poor. So, while I thought the place when it came to the issues in my family courts to look was IN those courts, or IN the child support system, in fact, the real answers were closer to the US DHHS, and grants put in place as systems change incentives to the states (ALL states). So the issues is more than at the state level, it’s about how people who can get to Congress, specifically, to push through appropriations to HHS (largest grantmaking agency around) to start up new programs, fail to monitor the existing one, and “turn the faucet on” while crying “broke” wherever possible, and being “broke” justifies not delivering on their basic services (i.e., for which they exist), AND further extortionist control of either mothers, or fathers, or children.
Continue Reading: https://familycourtmatters.org/2011/07/17/3014/
FEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENTS DEFRAUDING MILLIONS IN CHILD SUPPORT SCAM ON MASSIVE PROPORTIONS!