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CPS or ACS Investigations

CPS-or-ACS-InvestigationsHere is a list of things you should avoid doing to eliminate a potential of the children being taken from you by CPS or ACS:

  • Do not punish your child by using physical violence
  • Do not leave your children alone in your home unsupervised
  • Do not utilize alcohol or drugs to the point of being incapable of properly supervising your children
  • Make sure your home is safe and in the event it needs repairs take action as promptly as possible
  • Make sure your children regularly attend school
  • Make sure your children receive appropriate medical care

The CPS or ACS Investigation

Should you be investigated by ACS or CPS it is important you maintain records relating to the documents, involving the quality of the care you provide for your children. Maintain report cards and other documents about their school, their education, medical treatment, day care and other activities.

Should you be investigated by ACS or CPS maintain notes as to who is investigating you, their names, addresses, e-mails and phone numbers. Maintain records about the dates and times ACS or CPS comes to see you and the questions they ask you. Request information from them as to why they are investigating you.

In many situations it is not in a parent’s best interest to meet with or discuss an incident with the ACS or CPS investigators until after the parents have conferred with an ACS or CPS la and learned their rights, the objectives of these types of investigations and how they can protect themselves.

schlissel-headshotElliot S. Schlissel, Esq. has been representing clients who have been investigated by CPS or ACS for more than 45 years. He can be reached at 800-344-6431 or emailed at elliot@sdnylaw.com.

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