Wrong to criticize those helping kids

Regarding the March 20 letter, “Where was CPS during all of this time?”

I have an idea where CPS was all this time.

The writer’s insinuation that the word “protective” is only in their name and not high on their list is extremely offensive to me and I’m sure many others.

I will tell you first-hand, having someone in my family who does this, they are very caring, hard-working and dedicated people. They go to places most of us wouldn’t set foot in for health and safety reasons. They are stonewalled and often threatened.

The workload for these people is tremendous. They have a short time to make a recommendation to the courts and pray they make the right decision. The question is where was the extended family of this child?

What these people do for the compensation in pay and benefits is only a fraction of what they are worth. They sometimes spend hours of their own time to document findings of cases. I have seen the tears and sleepless nights from abuse cases none of us can even comprehend. I would just ask people to think before they jump to conclusions and lump everyone into the same bucket. I want to thank the people who do this work, for the job they do willingly and, in my opinion, very well.

Harvey Brandt


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