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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...]

Fighting CPS and ACS

When the allegations of child abuse or child neglect are made to CPS or ACS and investigation ensues. The reports are deemed credible by the investigator. These reports can be based on misinterpretations of stories related by children to teachers, … [Read more...]

Handling CPS and ACS Cases

It is an extremely depressing and disorienting experience for family members when a CPS or ACS investigator knocks on their door based on an alleged complaint. The best way to deal with CPS or ACS investigations is to take quick action to ensure all … [Read more...]

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