DCFS Involvement and Appeals

The Department of Children and Family Services, or DCFS, is an organization that is known by every parent throughout the state – and the mere mention of these four letters can send a chill down any parent’s spine. With the ability to initiate an investigation regarding child abuse or neglect, and the ability to recommend that your child should be placed outside your home for an extended period of time, DCFS often wields as much authority as an autonomous police force.

However, there are many differences between DCFS and the police – and knowing and utilizing that distinction is a main reason why Brad and Marc have taken on this massive organization and triumphed for their clients. Every DCFS investigation is different and needs to be treated as such, whether it involves communicating with the case worker or investigator on your behalf before a determination is made – or dealing with an “indicated” finding. With the latter there is a specific time frame to file an appeal, and you need passionate advocates to do everything they can to reverse that “indicated” finding. In short, you need Bennett & Bangser, LLC to represent you in your administrative hearing against the DCFS machine and advocate for your interests, as well as the interests of your child.