RASW - 2016-2018 Experience Survey (USA)
Welcome to our 2016-2018 CPS experience survey.
This survey should be completed by persons encountering CPS within the United States from January 1st, 2016 - The current date.
Please answer the questions truthfully and honestly.
If a question does not apply to your situation select the N/A option.
The results will be used in pushing for reform within the family courts and CPS divisions nationally.
What type of response began involvement?
Private Party Report or Involvement [ex: Divorce, Custody Hearing, Spousal Report]
Private Person or Anonymous Report
Mandated Reporter [Doctor, Hospital, Police, Teacher]
CPS Initiated [CPS Began Investigation without a Report]
Result of Initial Response
Children/Child Removed without Court Order
Children/Child Removed with Court Order
CPS Closed Case
CPS was forced to close case due to non-cooperation
Were Threats or Intimidation Used in Order to Gain Cooperation?
Total Length of Involvement
One Month or Less
More than a Year
More than a Year and Ongoing
Cost to Parent to Defend in Court
N/A [Court Appointed or Not Applicable]
$500 or Less
$1000 or Less
$1500 or Less
$2000 or Less
$5000 or Less
$10,000 or Less
More than $10,000
Total Income of Targeted Family/Parent[s] Per Year
$20,000 or Less
$40,000 or Less
$60,000 or Less
Were the Children Abused or Neglected as a Result of CPS Foster Care Placement?
N/A [No Foster Care was Used]
Were Laws or Policy Broken During Involvement with CPS?
Was Your Lawyer Effective?
Was Placement with Relatives Offered Prior to Foster Placement?
N/A [Foster Care Not Used]
Would CPS Reform Help Children and Parents?
Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. Your answers will be used to petition legislation for CPS reform nationwide.