Should I Call a Connecticut Child Protection Lawyer Before Talking to DCF?

Posted by Tamar BirckheadJul 17, 2023

When the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) receives a report of neglect or abuse, it responds immediately.  Such a report can come from a mandated reporter of child abuse or neglect, such as a teacher, physician, or social worker or it can come from a neighbor, relative or anonymous reporter.  In most cases, the Department will initiate an investigation, which can last up to 45 days, after which DCF must "substantiate" or "unsubstantiate" the allegations.  Neglect can be physical, emotional, educational (truancy), medical, or sexual -- or a combination of these.  Once DCF is in your family's life, however, it can be very difficult to get them out.

Don't take chances with your children's well-being or with your own parental rights, which DCF can try to terminate.

Contact Birckhead Law LLC today for a free consultation.