Yeah, I mean, that's the thing I'm struggling with - it really is borderline whether this is an actual CPS issue, or just a police/continued eviction efforts issue.
They're clearly bad parents and just all around not good people, and I think the vast majority of people would feel uncomfortable with their behavior and decisions. Further, I think most people would find these concerns reasonable given the various issues and observations at play, including the incessant nakedness of the kids, the terrible condition of their home, their history of violence and drug use, etc.
But I haven't actually "witnessed" any actual abuse or neglect; it could just be that they're ignorant of how bad all of this looks from the outside. And even the stuff that is suspected isn't necessarily actively harming the kids, such as physical or sexual abuse or neglect to the point of imminent harm. While that's a fairly charitable interpretation of the situation, I don't know if I feel strongly enough about these concerns to risk the potential ramifications that come with reporting them.
And to throw even another wrench into it, if I'm really worried about the kids' safety, am I in the wrong for working with the other neighbors, the police, and the councilwoman to try and get the family evicted? I highly doubt that they'd have any other place to go, and this just might put the kids into an even riskier and more dangerous situation, even if it would be in the best interests of my family and the overall neighborhood.
I'm just so conflicted.