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ACS Denied the Ability to Remove Child From A Domestic Violence Victim

ACS (Administration for Children's Services) brought a petition in the Family County of Bronx County alleging a mother, K.B., had neglected her child, Emanuel. They claimed she failed to provide him with appropriate supervision and guardianship. They … [Read more...]

New York Child Victims Act

For a decade in New York various victims’ advocate groups have been lobbying to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. Recently Governor Cuomo stated: “We continue to work with the advocates to build the political support to get … [Read more...]

Sexual Abuse Victim Allowed to Testify Via Closed Circuit Television

In a case before Judge Hettleman, sitting in the Family Court of Bronx County, ACS brought an application alleging David T. had sexually abused his daughter, Monica, who is currently 21 years of age. They claimed the sexual abuse took place when she … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Maternal Aunt Granted Custody of Child

Elliot discusses a case in which a maternal aunt was granted custody of a child. … [Read more...]

ACS’s Neglect Petition Dismissed

In a case before Judge Jacqueline Deane, sitting in the Family Court in Kings County, a mother brought an application to have a neglect petition dismissed which was originally brought by ACS where the mother claimed the petition brought by ACS did … [Read more...]

VIDEO: What to Do If A CPS Investigator Shows Up At Your Door

Elliot Schlissel discusses what you should do if a CPS investigator shows up at your door. … [Read more...]

VIDEO: ACS Unable to Show Child Endangered By Mothers Mental Illness

Elliot Schlissel discusses a New York ACS case in which ACS was unable to show that a child was endengered by it's mothers mental illness. … [Read more...]

Video Blog: ACS Unable to Show Child Was Engendered by Mothers Mental Illness

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FAQs Part I

Can a CPS worker refuse to tell me why they are investigating you? No! CPS workers are required when they first contact you to advise you of the allegations that are against you. The allegations should be specific. They should not be general … [Read more...]

ACS Unable to Show Child Endangered by Mother’s Mental Illness

The Administration of Children’s Services (hereinafter referred to as “ACS”) brought a petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act. The petition alleged the mother was mentally ill. ACS claimed this impaired her ability to take care of her … [Read more...]

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