• identify what information must be shared with CPS
• advise the parents about information they have the right to keep private
• protect the children and family from unnecessary stigmatization
• prevent the unnecessary removal of children from the home
• prevent an investigator from overstepping his or her authority
• neutralize threats made by overzealous or unethical investigators
• shorten the duration of a CPS investigation.
CPS investigations, even those where no abuse or neglect is found, can have serious consequences. Protect your rights. Call an attorney.