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You have been harmed by dcfs, you should contact a State Bar Lawyer and Information Service for a free consultation with a lawyer, if you have a Los Angeles Department of Children and Family (dcfs) lawsuit a lawyer maybe able to help you sue Los Angeles Department of Children and Family.

dcfs Help can provide information about the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (dcfs). dcfs Help has a community forum for parents dealing with Los Angeles Child Services. In far too many cases children are wrongfully taken away from their family, family members were not provided or notified about legal resources, due process or an ability to fight for their own children. Law firms paid by Los Angeles County dcfs committed malpractice when they did not help or support parents of children accused of abuse, fight to get their own children back.

Child Services Lawsuits

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.

http://www.representyou.com/forms/child-services-intake/

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 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: Legal Malpractice

If you had your child taken from you and your lawyer (court appointed or otherwise) harmed your reunification in any way it is possible your lawyer is responsible for Legal Malpractice.

What is Legal Malpractice?  Legal Malpractice is the term for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or Breach of Contract by an attorney that causes harm to his or her client. In order to rise to an actionable level of negligence, the injured party must show that the attorney’s acts were not merely the result of poor strategy, but that they were the result of errors that no reasonable attorney would make.

More simply, if your lawyer has knowingly given you poor legal advice and consequently harmed your ability to be reunited with your child they are may be guilty of malpractice. In many cases, these lawyers will tell a parent to take a plea deal rather than go to court for a trial.

Child Services and an alarming number of attorneys have made a habit of ignoring a parent’s right to a fair trial. Lawyers will often recommend that a parent accept a “plea,” “a deal,” or “a case plan,” even in circumstances where a trial is in the best interest of the family involved. In more extreme cases of malpractice, a lawyer may tell the family an outright lie. For example: “I spoke to the judge and he said you will lose your case.”  This can result in years of parenting classes and social services bureaucracy while a family is forced to remain separated.

The goal of this lawsuit is to sue an attorney for malpractice who has poorly represented parents and has stood in the way of a good family’s right to be together.

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.

About Our Child Services Lawsuits

  • In some cases Child Services can make up to $150,000 per year in revenue for each child they take from a home. Some have said that up to half the children taken are removed from good homes in which they are not abused or neglected and that Child Services removes these children for the sole purpose of receiving federal funding.
  • Research states that hundreds of thousands of children have been removed from good homes.
  • Many state laws require a trial within 15 to 45 days to ensure that only abused and neglected children are separated from their families and put in foster care. To that end, each child and each parent has a court appointed attorney.
  • Child Services and attorneys have a routine suspension of a fair trial and can manipulate parents into not fighting for their own children through a trial.  Instead they have parents try to recover children through the bureaucratic system which can take years.
  • While parents navigate the complex foster care system, children can be seriously neglected and/or physically, sexually and mentally abused in homes. During this time local Child Services is benefiting financially.

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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If have been a victim of Child Services please fill out our online questionnaire now: http://www.representyou.com/forms/child-services-intake/