Hello Ladies -
I could use some advice, hopefully there are some social workers on the board who can offer insights.
Background: I have a very disturbed niece (age 23) who has a 14 month old baby boy. My niece has been in and out of jail for theft and drug use. She's currently on probation and living with a young man she met in rehab. At this time the young man is taking primary care of the baby. My niece verbally and physically abuses the boyfriend and he recently called my sister begging her to pick up her daughter and the baby, he can't take the abuse any loner.
I was told by another family member that my niece was talking to her mother and compared herself to Casey Anthony and stated that she thought she could kill her son. My sister has been told by my niece's therapist that the niecee is a sociopath and needs to be continaully monitored but she is currently not in treatment.
I told the family member who relayed this information to me that we have to call CPS. For some UNKNOWN reason my other family members are hesitant to do so. So here is my question - I have no proof this conversation took place. I know CPS won't remove the child but I'm hoping that they will at least check on him and reocrd something in the system in case they are called again. I DO NOT have an address for my niece, only her name and the child's name. Is that enough info for CPS?
Thanks for reading this far, any insights are appreciated. I'm happy to provide more clarification on anything in the post. I left out some detail to keep this as concise as possible.