If it has been 3 weeks since someone made a call to CPS and there has been no contact made by mail or person, Is there a time frame on this? The people that called were all people that were wanting the mom punished for putting their abusive son in jail for the night to cool off. So they wanted to retaliate. My friend has been waiting for something to come of this and she has not even gotten a call or visit. Wisconsin has a 14 day deadline. I was curious if Ca is similar?
There is no true deadline to my knowledge. In fact, I have experience with one CPS referral that took over four weeks for CPS to perform an interview with alleged offending parent. They were investigating the complaint during that four-week period in other ways, such as confidential meetings with the child(ren) and reviewing the history of prior CPS referrals and such, but CPS just waited until they had more facts before conducting the on-site inspection and interview. Your friend may want to call the CPS Social Worker assigned to her matter to find out status of the complaint, but I would recommend just waiting for CPS to contact her first. The allegations may have been so far fetched and unbelievable or not related to the child(ren)'s safety and wellbeing that further investigation was not warranted and the matter was closed as unfounded/ unsubstantiated. If CPS thought the children were at risk of imminent danger, I believe they would have made themselves known already. In my opinion, I'd just go along with the saying "no news is good news". Your friend knows the facts and I am sure she will explain the neighbors' motives when and if CPS contacts her. Hope this helps. Of course, your friend can always speak with a juvenile dependency or family law attorney in her area for more detailed analysis of her situation.
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