Author Archive | Brandy Thompson

Would CPS Label You “Neglectful” if They Showed up at Your House Today? (Pt. 1)

  A couple of weeks ago, a story by writer Virginia Eubanks hit the media. Published by Wired magazine, the story shared some interesting, and truly heartbreaking details about how the use of child abuse prediction models have unfairly labelled poor people. Eubanks shares her experience helping man the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth […]

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CPS Seeks to Terminate Parental Rights of Couple Accused of Murder

  This story has made national headlines – the tragic tale of 4-year-old Gabrielle Barrette whose recent death sparked a nationwide manhunt. Her mother, 24-year-old Candice Renea Diaz, and her mother’s boyfriend, 28-year old Brad Edward Fields, have since been charged with child abuse and murder in the wake of Gabby’s untimely death. Since then, […]

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