"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives." ~ Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969
Anyone who has reason to believe a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect must immediately make a report to the Department of Child Services or local law enforcement. A report can be made anonymously.
There are many types of action or inaction which constitute child abuse or neglect under Indiana law. If you are uncertain about whether an action or inaction constitutes child abuse or neglect, you may always contact your local Department of Child Services office and ask.
The Department of Child services is required to appropriately investigate every report of child abuse or neglect. This system is in place to protect Indiana's children, but unfortunately even the best systems can be used in inappropriate ways. In high conflict custody disputes, sometimes false reports are made to the Department of Child Services. If a false report has been made about you, all is not lost. Contact Rebecca Billick to learn about your options in the face of a false report.
Rebecca Billick Attorney & Mediator