A new lawsuit claims that the Indiana Department of Child Services or DCS (sometimes referred to as CPS) has not, in fact, lived up to its mission of engaging with families to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services. According to the lawsuit filed by Indiana Disability Rights, DCS at times exacerbates the problem or, at minimum, does not provide the children in their care with relief.
Specifically, the plaintiffs are claiming, "that DCS is failing in its duty to protect the 22,000 children with open child welfare cases, including the 14,300 of these children who are in out-of-home care."
At Homan and Zentz, PC, we have had the opportunity to work closely with DCS to resolve a number of serious issues. The Indiana Department of Child Services is an enormous bureaucracy and even when all the parties involved have the best intentions, a case can be consumed by problems that go beyond the scope of the initial investigation.
If you or a loved one is dealing with DCS, you should call us immediately to discuss your issue. Having an advocate at your side who knows the ins and outs of DCS can make an enormous difference in how a case is resolved. We have seen unrepresented people making unnecessary mistakes in handling their cases. When it comes to your family, it is crucial to not leave your case to chance. This is especially true in light of the allegations at the heart of this lawsuit. You have rights.
If you or a loved one is the subject of a DCS investigation, do not leave the outcome to chance. You are entitled to representation. Let us help.