Allegations of Child Abuse or Neglect and DCFS

Who is DCFS?

How Does DCFS Learn About Possible Abuse and Neglect Cases?

What Happens If You are Suspected of Child Abuse or Neglect?

What happens when you receive a notice that DCFS Intends to “Indicate” you?

  • you who the child is that the allegation is about,
  • when the alleged incident occurred,
  • what exactly DCFS believes you did, etc.
  • how long the indicated report will stay in the system if they do indicate you.

What Happens If You are “Indicated”?

How Do You Challenge a Finding of Child Abuse of Neglect?

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