Los Angeles Children and Family Services (DCFS) Lawyers

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The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has been know to mistreat and poorly handle the children of Los Angeles County. If you want to sue DCFS in Los Angeles RepresentYou.com may be able to help you find a lawyer to sue DCFS. Our lawyers can work on a contingency fee basis, a contingency fee can mean you don’t pay unless you win. Our panel member attorneys have a minimum of 20 years of experience in dealing with DCFS lawsuits, our lawyers also carry malpractice insurance and have no disciplinary action from any bar association. This means when you want to sue the Los Angeles DCFS you can have assistance in selecting a lawyer who is experienced with suing child services and fighting for children and families.

RepresentYou.com has expanded its action against child services to include three separate lawsuits. If you have been the victim child services and wish to have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney please fill out our child services questionnaire below.

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Please Note: There is no cost to families who use our service. We refer clients to the lawyers for free and the lawyers can sue on behalf of these clients on a contingency fee basis.

Lawsuit One: Wrongful Removal of Children and Reasonable Efforts to keep a Family United. This lawsuit has two basic points: Children were removed from a good home and put into foster care without just cause andchild services did not make a reasonable effort to preserve or unify families.

Lawsuit Two: A Family Was Not Offered a Fair Trial. This lawsuit has two basic points: Children were removed from a good home and put into foster care without just cause and the family was not given an opportunity to fight for their child in court.

Lawsuit Three: Foster Care Abuse . When a child is placed in foster care one would expect a child to be safe from all forms of abuse. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  In fact, it is far too common for children to be taken from a stable home only to be seriously neglected and abused in foster care. If your child was placed in a group home, emergency shelter, foster home or residential care home and was abused or neglected in anyway, you may have a lawsuit.

Other Names For Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

  • Adoption Services
  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Children and Youth Service (CYS)
  • Department Of Social Services (DSS)
  • Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF)
  • Department of Family Services (DFS)
  • Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Family Preservation Services (FPS)
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Office of Children Services (OCS)
  • Social Services
  • Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS)

Long Explanation of Lawsuits

Lawsuit One: Wrongful Removal of Children and Reasonable Efforts to keep a Family United. This lawsuit has two basic points: Children were removed from a good home and put into foster care without just cause and child services did not make a reasonable effort to preserve or unify families.

Part One: Good Home

In order to show that a child was taken by child services without just cause it must be proven that the home environment was stable, safe and suitable and that no one in the home was abusing or neglecting the child. In other words, the family provided for the basic needs of each child by supplying safe shelter, food, clothing, medical care and education.  Below is one commonly used definition of neglect.

Neglect is frequently defined in terms of a failure to provide for the child’s basic needs—deprivation of adequate food, clothing, shelter, supervision, or medical care. Neglect laws often exclude circumstances in which a child’s needs are not met because of poverty or an inability to provide.

Part Two: Child Services Makes an Effort to Keep a Family United.

It is the responsibility of child services to make a reasonable effort to preserve or reunify families and achieve permanency for children. This means that child services must attempt to improve the capacity of families to provide safe and stable homes for their children.

Laws in all States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico require the provision of services that will help families remedy the conditions that brought the child and family into the child welfare system. The statutes in most States, however, use a broad definition of what constitutes reasonable efforts. Generally, these efforts consist of accessible, available, and culturally appropriate services that are designed to improve the capacity of families to provide safe and stable homes for their children.

These services may include family therapy, parenting classes, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, respite care, parent support groups, and home visiting programs. Some commonly used terms associated with reasonable efforts include “family reunification,” “family preservation,” “family support,” and “preventive services.”

Federal law has long required State agencies to demonstrate that reasonable efforts have been made to provide assistance and services to prevent the removal of a child from his or her home and to make it possible for a child who has been placed in out-of-home care to be reunited with his or her family.

http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Lawsuit Two: A Family Was Not Offered a Fair Trial.

This lawsuit has two basic points: Children were removed from a good home and put into foster care without just cause and the family was not given an opportunity to fight for their child in court.

Part One: Good Home

In order to show that a child was taken by child services without just cause it must be proven that the home environment was stable, safe and suitable and that no one in the home was abusing or neglecting the child. In other words, the family provided for the basic needs of each child by supplying safe shelter, food, clothing, medical care and education.  Below is one commonly used definition of neglect.

Neglect is frequently defined in terms of a failure to provide for the child’s basic needs—deprivation of adequate food, clothing, shelter, supervision, or medical care. Neglect laws often exclude circumstances in which a child’s needs are not met because of poverty or an inability to provide.

Part Two: Not Offered a Fair Trial 

If you had your child taken from you and you feel you were not offered a fair trial and you feel you mistakenly took a “plea,” “a deal,” or “a case plan,” even in circumstances where a trial is in the best interest of the family involved. If you feel you did not need to take parenting classes and social services bureaucracy while a family is forced to remain separated.

Lawsuit Three: Foster Care Abuse

When a child is placed in foster care one would expect a child to be safe from all forms of abuse. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  In fact, it is far too common for children to be taken from a stable home only to be seriously neglected and abused in foster care. If your child was placed in a group home, emergency shelter, foster home or residential care home and was abused or neglected in anyway, you may have a lawsuit.

Fight and Stop Child Services from Stealing Children

RepresentYou.com is looking for victims of the child services and foster care system. If you have had your children removed from your home and your child was not being abused or neglected you may still have a lawsuit against child services. RepresentYou.com may be able to help you find a lawyer to file a lawsuit so you may ultimately reunite your family and recover monetary damages for your families’ injuries, such as emotional distress or harm. Our lawyers can work on a contingency fee basis and only get paid out of the money they recover for you.

One of our panel member attorneys has filed a series of lawsuits suing child services, the foster care system and lawyers for harming good families.

The complaint states there is extensive fraud, misconduct and serious violations of federal and state regulatory laws governing child services. This national systemic corruption and the perversion of child services extends to child services administrators, social workers, lawyers and foster care homes, as these agents are too often guilty of misconduct, fraud and corruption.

Participants in this child services scheme who have taken children from good homes and place them in foster care; have manipulated every aspect of the child services welfare system from detention to court ordered foster care placement.

Participants who have removed children from good homes and put them into foster care have done this for financial incentives. We call this the “kids for cash system” and RepresentYou.com is committed to stopping this injustice by reuniting good families and compensating families who have been harmed by a tragically broken system.

Child welfare laws were enacted to prevent wrongful removal of children, to preserve families, and, at the same time, protect children from abuse and neglect. When well cared for children, neither abused nor neglected, are removed from innocent parents and court ordered into foster care without due process/trial, this is a failed legal system, unfair and inequitable application of child welfare laws, and an indication that the child welfare and court system are not functioning fairly or equitably.

More Child Services Cases

Los Angeles County Children and Families Lawyers

Please help us fight child services, return children to good homes and end the “kids for cash system” that is driven by perverse financial incentives.  RepresentYou.com is a State Bar Certified Lawyer Referral Service and our panel members have over 1 Billion dollars in verdicts and settlements*, we can be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week RepresentYou.com has multilingual representatives (Spanish, French and Portuguese) and can refer potential clients to lawyers with bilingual staff.

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In many cases families use DCFS child services is an important tool to protect children however, children can wrongfully be taken by Los Angeles child services. As a parent you trust child protective services as resource to protect children and families. DCFS can be an important tool for child protection when the Department of Children and Families  does not preform their duties in caring for children. RepresentYou.com is here to help, our lawyers are very experienced in dealing with department of children and families and any type of negligence or wrongdoing they have caused to children or their families.

Los Angeles Department of Children and Family

DCFS Mission Statement

The Department of Children and Family Services, with public, private and community partners, provides quality child welfare services and supports so children grow up safe, healthy, educated and with permanent families.

DCFS GOALS

There are six goals for L. A. County Department of Children and Family Services:

  • Improved Child Safety
  • Decreased Timelines to Permanence
  • Reduced Reliance on Out-of-Home Care
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Increased Child and Family Well-Being
  • Enhanced Organizational Excellence

Source: http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/aboutus/index.html

Los Angeles Child Protective Services (CPS) Lawyer

Some could say that Los Angeles county has fallen short of its goals when dealing with children and their families. DCFS child services is an important resource to protect children and families, many residents of Los Angeles depend on child protective services for their children and families. DCFS can be an important tool for child protection however, in some cases the Department of Children and Families (DCFS) has fallen short of their duties in caring for children. In these cases RepresentYou.com is here to help, our lawyers are very experienced in dealing with department of children and families and any type of negligence or wrongdoing they have caused to children or their families.

Adoption Lawyers:  If you and your spouse are looking to adopt, it is in your best interest to enlist the help of a qualified adoption attorney. Whether you are looking to adopt internationally, with a adoption agency with a same-sex partner, or simply hoping to add another child to your family you will need to understand your rights and responsibilities.

Child Custody Lawyers: If your children have been taken away by child service and you need representation to get your child back from DCFS may be going through and what they may need to adjust to the changes in their lives.  The court prefers that parents work together to establish a plan for raising their children. In many cases parents are able to put aside their difference and work out the details of child custody outside of the court. Even in these cases, though, it may be in the best interest of all parties involved to work out this agreement with the assistance of a qualified child custody attorney.

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Lawyer

At RepresentYou.com, we hold our family law attorneys to high standards to make sure you get the highest quality lawyers to represent you. All of our lawyers have a minimum of two decades of expertise practicing family law, malpractice insurance, with no record of disciplinary action from the State Bar of California or any other bar association. We also grade our lawyers internally through client surveys and take any complaints or disputes extremely seriously.

You can contact us via our website 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. RepresentYou.com has staff to assist you in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Give us a call toll-free at 1-888-973-7968 or submit your case online.

Los Angeles Children and Family Services (DCFS) Lawyers
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