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L v. DCF

Date: 
07/19/2016
Author: 
Carey, Superior Court

Successful 30A appeal of an adverse decision by a Department of Children and Families' Fair Hearing Officer. DCF charged the parents with neglect after they refused to comply with certain residential treatment facility policies related to reunification. The decision notes: "DCF is authorized to investigate abuse and neglect to protect children living in the Commonwealth, not to induce parents' compliance with a specific treatment program by supporting claims of neglect." 

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