Presenting Model CPS Reform Legislation to ALEC This Week

Parental Rights Foundation president Will Estrada with Louisiana State Rep. Beryl Amedee at ALEC's 2022 convention in Atlanta.

This week, our president, Will Estrada, is in Atlanta attending the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) national convention. Will is presenting our newest model legislation: a bill that state legislatures can introduce to ensure that CPS investigators respect a parent’s constitutional rights when they are investigating child abuse or neglect. You see, far too often,…

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Parents Issue Wake-up Call in Virginia

Will you help us ride the wave? “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” said Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in a debate on September 28, 2021. Those twelve words will live on in infamy in electoral politics. Mr. McAuliffe had led every poll until then. His party comfortably won…

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You’re Invited!

Join us for the Conference on Parental Rights at the Franciscan University of Steubenville October 15-16, 2021. The conference gathers world-renowned speakers to discuss modern challenges facing the traditional role of parents and the erosion of their rights “in recent decades as schools, the courts, and the state have appropriated larger and more far-reaching roles…

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ALEC Unanimously Adopts Confidential Reporting Model

On July 28, the Health and Human Services Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted unanimously to endorse model legislation to require confidential reporting to child abuse hotlines.  The model, drafted by the Parental Rights Foundation and our allies, would put an end to anonymous hotline reports, which too often are used…

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Don’t Call CPS for a Child Wearing a Mask Outdoors

Please, for goodness’ sake, DO NOT CALL CPS if you see a kid wearing a mask outdoors. Fox News host Tucker Carlson urged his viewers on Monday to call the police and child protective services (CPS) when they see a child wearing a mask outdoors. He said, “Your response when you see children wearing masks…

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Foundation Brief Featured on SCOTUS Blog

SCOTUS Blog, a highly respected U.S. Supreme Court-watching resource, this week featured petitions, including one from the Parental Right Foundation, related to whether the High Court should take up the case I.B. v. Woodard. Woodard is the case in which the Parental Rights Foundation filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the…

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Foundation Files Brief to US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Parental Rights Foundation today filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of I.B. and Jane Doe v. April Woodard. The aim of the brief is to urge the Supreme Court to halt unnecessary, traumatic strip-searches in child-welfare investigations. “It’s a tragedy,” said Parental Rights Foundation President Jim…

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Review: They Took the Kids Last Night by Diane Redleaf

They Took the Kids Last Night

Looking for More on the Supreme Court amicus brief? It’s here (and we apologize for the extra click). —Michael T. Ramey, Executive Director Published in late 2018, Diane Redleaf’s They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk is an excellent read. Redleaf, who works with our lobbying arm in…

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Paid to Pull Children from Their Homes


“The federal government has always paid us only if we pull children from their homes” Crouch is West Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources, head of the department of the same name. Last week Crouch spoke to state lawmakers about upcoming changes resulting from the Family First Prevention Services Act, recently passed as part…

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