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The CPS or ACS Case

One evening your are sitting at home with your family and there is a knock on your door. It could be in the middle of the night. On the other side of the door is a CPS or ACS worker. They may be accompanied by a police officer. They want to come in … [Read more...]

Consequences of CPS and ACS Investigations

Investigations by CPS or ACS can have significant impact on a parent’s ability to raise their children, obtain employment, and on the children themselves. ACS and CPS are legally mandated to investigate all claims and complaints of child abuse, child … [Read more...]

CPS and ACS Investigations the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

CPS and ACS are envisioned to be selfless agencies who help prevent innocent children from being exposed to difficult, inappropriate and neglectful homes and situations. Many CPS and ACS workers perform this function valiantly and protect children. … [Read more...]

CPS & ACS: What do they do?

Child Protective Services (“CPS”) and Administration for Children’s Services (“ACS”) are child protection agencies. Reports of child abuse or child neglect are reported to these agencies. ACS operates within the 5 boroughs of the city of New York and … [Read more...]

Prosecution of Mothers and Fathers by CPS and/or ACS

Mothers and Fathers who are being prosecuted by CPS often feel they'd be better off going to jail than losing the custody of their children. Investigations by CPS and ACS can be invasive and terrifying for the parents. Decisions regarding the … [Read more...]

What CPS and ACS Workers Are Supposed To Do

When CPS or ACS receives notification of allegations of either child abuse or child neglect they are supposed to take the following actions: Draft an investigation report. They can obtain information from collateral sources. Provide a child … [Read more...]

Fair Hearings Regarding Individuals Who Have Been Indicated For Child Abuse or Child Neglect

Fair hearings are take place before an Administrative Law Judge. Child Protective Services “CPS” or Administration for Children’s Services “ACS” is represented by an Assistant County Attorney or Assistant Corporation Counsel in all of these … [Read more...]

The Standards in Family Court Regarding Evidence Presentation By CPS and ACS

The standard of evidence in the Family Court in cases brought by CPS and ACS against parents is called the “preponderance of the evidence” standard. This means the majority of the evidence is the basis for a Judge to make a fact finding decision. … [Read more...]

When the CPS or ACS Investigator Shows up with the Police Officer

ACS and CPS investigators have been known to show up at parents homes knock on the door without warning and have a police officer standing next to them. In some situations a CPS or ACS investigator will ask a police officer to accompany them to a … [Read more...]

How CPS and ACS Deal With Injured Children

Your child may have fallen off the monkey bars at the playground. You brought your child to a doctor or a hospital and the doctor or hospital personnel may feel your child was not properly being supervised when the injury took place. Thereafter they … [Read more...]

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