Family Preservation Foundation Blog & Media Exposure

CPS Breaks The Law & Father Fights Back In Federal Court!

This video provides a brief recap of what laws CPS (Child Protection Services) broke against Dwight Mitchell and the parental association "Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children", why the federal civil rights lawsuit against CPS was filed, the upcoming Oral Argument before the 8th Circuit US Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 11, 2020 at 11 AM, and the Rally planned for the same day at 8:30 AM in front of the Federal Court House.

CPS Rally - 8th Circuit US Court of Appeals - St. Paul, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT! - Come watch the oral arguments and show federal court Judges Ralph R. Erickson, L. Steven Grasz and Jonathan A. Kobes that you will never stop fighting for your children.


The CPS laws, policies, practices and customs must be changed!

We had hundreds of people attend the last Rally. This time we want to double the amount.


Fox News Coverage Of Last Rally:

Wear your Stop CPS T-Shirts, Bring your signs, We will bring the banner, Let's double the number of people that came before! The courthouse must be full of supporters!


David Knight: Discusses Free CPS Legal Aid Video Educational Series

David Knight interviews Dwight Mitchell of FPF (Family Preservation Foundation) regarding their free CPS (Child Protection Services) legal aid video educational series for parents. The number one priority of FPF is to keep children out of the failing foster care system and with their families whenever possible.

Approximately 2/3 of the parents go through the entire CPS court process without legal representation. As reported by the Minnesota judiciary, approximately 5,000 of the 7,500 annual new cases are not represented by legal counsel.

The videos educate the viewer on their legal rights, the CPS process, CPS timeline, working with their attorney and/or working Pro Se to name a few topics. This will allow the viewer to better understand their rights and options while involved with CPS.

Insider Exclusive - Justice In America - Family Preservation Foundation

“The Ultimate measure of any man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and controversy”

In this INSIDER EXCLUSIVE, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA” NETWORK TV SPECIAL the news team visits with Dwight Mitchell, and his attorney Erick G. Kaardal, Partner at Mohrman & Kaardal, P.A. in Minneapolis, Minn to “Go Behind the Headlines” to see the challenges their organization, Family Preservation Foundation faces and the progress they are making to improve Minnesota’s Child Protections laws.

Producer Steve Murphy -  

Family Preservation Foundation Litigation Unit

FPF needs to hire staff lawyers like the NAACP and ACLU. I wish to form FPF Foundation Litigation unit ("FFL”) for our FPF members.

The charter will provide that the mission of the litigation unit is "to conduct litigation to benefit FPF members and to pursue law reform litigation in promoting the welfare of children and parents in FPF strategic issue areas.” Cases are selected on the basis of whether they raise important constitutional issues, benefit a large number of children and/or parents, or give visibility to a problem faced by many children and parents dealing with the child welfare system. The FFL also educates the public and will conducts other legal advocacy, but will not lobby.

The FPF Board will not select individual cases, we:
(1) monitor whether the FFL is following the litigation priorities;
(2) approve performance requirements and monitor whether they have been achieved; and
(3) supervise and evaluate staff so long as they do not try to influence decisions that can properly be made only by an attorney.

35-Key Tips & Lessons Learned Regarding CPS

Our number one priority is to keep children out of the failing foster care system and with their families whenever possible!

The Family Preservation Foundation, Inc. (FPF) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) public interest legal aid organization dedicated to the idea of rescuing children from unwarranted forced parental separation, family preservation, family first ideology, and restoring the respect for children’s rights on the constitutionality of the preservation of the family unit.

Click on the link below to download the PDF companion handout to the video.

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