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What does CPS ask children in an interview?

What does CPS ask children in an interview?

Have you ever wondered what questions child protective services (CPS) asks children when they conduct an investigation? Across the country, most CPS investigations begin the same way: a social worker asks (or demands) to talk to the parents, privately interview the children, and inspect the home. In almost every case we handle, when the social […]

Member Story: Neighbors climb fence to video family’s children

Member Story: Neighbors climb fence to video family’s children

The Mackenzie* family suspected there was criminal activity going on at their neighbor’s house. When the Mackenzies saw those neighbors climbing the Mackenzies’ fence to video the Mackenzies’ children, they felt they had to call the police.  After the police visited the neighbors and gave them a warning, the neighbors retaliated by falsely reporting the […]

Member Story: Hospital Calls CPS After Parents Advocate for Daughter

Member Story: Hospital Calls CPS After Parents Advocate for Daughter

Samantha Cooper* suffered from an extremely difficult condition for which medication had proven to be incapable of preventing flare-ups.  As a result, this meant that Samantha and her parents, Richard and Lisa, had become regulars at the local children’s hospital. Samantha’s day-to-day healthcare was guided by protocols established and refined over time by her specialists. […]

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Member Story: Daughter’s Sunday School Teacher Sparks Months-Long CPS Investigation

Late one evening, five-year-old Madison* was out of her bed, speaking and singing so loudly that she was on the verge of waking up her three siblings. Her father, Michael, asked her to quiet down, but she just got louder. “Honey… shh… shh…,” Michael finally whispered as he gently put his fingers on his rambunctious daughter’s […]

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Member Story: Hospital Says: Bring Your Daughter Back or We Are Calling CPS

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

Can a Broken Arm Break a Family?

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

Member Story: A Story of Adventure for Two Girls Becomes a Nightmare for the Whole Family

Member Story: A Story of Adventure for Two Girls Becomes a Nightmare for the Whole Family

Mrs. Henry was running some errands that morning while Mr. Henry had taken the day off to spend it with their five children.* As Mr. Henry was making breakfast, their eleven- and eight-year-old daughters, Regina and Sarah, were supposed to be outside doing their chores. Instead, they had run away…

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