CPS Caseworker Competency in Michigan
Cases involving children under the age of 18 are complex and require the attention of a seasoned attorney. If you’re under investigation for child abuse or neglect, it’s crucial to reach out to a CPS lawyer as soon as possible. Unlike police officers that enforce the law, CPS caseworkers simply apply agency rules and may act unjustly or twist the facts of the case to reach certain conclusions. It’s important to know your rights so you can receive a fair outcome in your case. The Grabel & Associates team has ample experience working on cases involving CPS, and knows what it takes to win. We are committed to aggressively battling on your behalf, and will do whatever it takes to earn you the best available results. If you want to protect your family and prove your innocence, pick up the phone and call us today. The sooner you secure our services, the more we can do to help you in your fight for justice.
What is Child Protective Services?
If a CPS worker shows up at your front door, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. This is perfectly normal. The first step you can take towards defending yourself is learning about the situation and the charges you are facing. Child Protective Services (CPS) is an agency that investigates reports of child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters are legally required to call in any suspicion of harmful behavior, so there are times that false reports are unknowingly called in. CPS agents are required to look into every report they receive, regardless of how far-fetched you may think the claims are. The CPS worker will not remove your child or children from your home unless he or she has adequate reason to believe your child is being harmed or is in danger of being harmed. CPS must have a court order to take your child. If they remove a child without a court order, the court will review the case the next working day. Your child will either be placed with family members or in foster care, depending on the situation. If you want to keep your family together and prove your innocence, call the Grabel & Associates team. We’re ready now to begin protecting you
What Does a CPS Investigation Consist Of?
After CPS receives report of suspected abuse or neglect, a caseworker will be assigned to the case. He or she is responsible for conducting a thorough investigation that includes the following:
- Interviews with the alleged victim.
- Interviews with the alleged perpetrator.
- Interviews with anyone involved in the case.
- A review of the alleged perpetrator’s criminal history.
- Visual examination of the child in his or her home.
- Medical examination of the child.
- Discussion with alleged perpetrator about alternate explanations of injuries.
- A review of medical health records of alleged perpetrator and victim.
The law requires CPS to report all alleged abuse or neglect. The law enforcement agency will then decide if a criminal investigation is necessary. If you suspect a false report was knowingly filed, you should contact the local authorities. A CPS investigation is serious, and may cause harm or distress to the child. If you need help navigating an inaccurate report of abuse or neglect, contact the Grabel & Associates team. We will help you take the steps towards protecting your family.
CPS workers are not law enforcement. They are working with agency rules rather than laws and aren’t required to pass the same strenuous training as police officers. The Grabel & Associates team has ample experience defending Michigan’s wrongfully accused and is ready to step in and battle on your behalf at any point in your case. We will review every detail, and even conduct our own investigation if necessary. Proving your innocence and keeping your family together are our top priorities. If you want to protect the wellbeing of your family, pick up the phone and call our toll-free hotline today.
Contact Us for 24/7 CPS Defense in Michigan
You have the right to consult with an attorney at any point in the investigation. To speak with our team, just dial 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We’ll help prepare you for interviews and the rest of the investigation process to ensure you receive the best available results.