I was jumped by a bunch of guys and girls when i was 18. I found out my case worker is friends with the main girl that was involved in my case. Is that legal?
A Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP, formerly DYFS) case worker can be friends with anyone he or she wants. The question is whether there is a conflict of interest or a bias based upon her relationship. You did not say if the incident that occurred when you were 18 is any way related to your current DCPP involvement. That information would be needed to determine if there is any conflict. You may want to raise this issue with the case worker, his or her supervisor or the casework supervisor at the DCPP office to see if they will voluntarily switch the case worker. If the matter is currently being litigated, you should discuss this matter with your attorney.
The only question is whether this relationship represents a conflict of interest. A DCP&P caseworker is not restricted to who they can have as friends. If you believe it is a problem, you can express your concerns to a supervisor.
This answer does not constitute the establishment of an attorney/client relationship nor is there any guarantee that this advice will be completely effective in a court of law. A consultation, including review of court orders and other documents is necessary in order for me to give you proper advice and guidance.
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