The Department of Children and Families (DCF) usually gets involved in a case after someone makes allegations of possible child abuse or neglect. Allegations of child abuse by DCF can include sexual abuse, substance abuse, physical abuse or discipline, or domestic violence. Neglect alleged by DCF may include educational, mental, physical or emotional neglect.
A DCF investigation can have lasting consequences, including the loss of your children after either a 96-hour hold or a judicial order of temporary custody and the possible loss of employment after placement on DCF’s central registry.
Located in Glastonbury, Kane, Hartley & Kane, P.C defends parents accused of abuse and negligence by DCF in Hartford and across central Connecticut. We represent parents from the initial contact by an investigator, through the filing of neglect petitions, termination of parental rights petitions, the substantiation and central registry hearing, and all the way through to the conclusion of the matter.
We have over 15 years of experience defending parents from DCF. Attorney Thomas B. Kane has been practicing in juvenile court since 1995, and obtained his certification as a Child Welfare Law Specialist in 2008. He is a former mentor for new child protection attorneys and has served several times as an instructor at their annual training.
If you are under investigation by the DCF, there are certain things you should do to help protect your rights and the rights of your children or grandchildren. If you are being investigated, time is of the essence. You need immediate representation. The sooner you involve an experienced attorney, the better your chances of success. Call us for a confidential consultation.