I want to sue Child Protective Services for constitutional/civil rights violations. I believe the kind of lawsuit necessary is a 1983 one. I know other parents have successfully sued them for similar reasons and won. Do I need a constitutional attorney? A civil rights attorney? A civil litigation attorney? I know it's possible to sue them, but there seems to be a severe shortage of attorneys willing to take on this type of case. If you know what kind of attorney I need, or if you're willing to give me a free consultation to judge the merits of my case, please let me know. Thanks.What kind of attorney would I need, though? My kids haven't been removed (at least not yet), but they are trying to force entry without an emergency or probable cause. They are relying on a local statute that gives them entry in ALL cases, no matter the allegations. I happen to have been a CPS reform advocate for many years and have seen similar statutes ruled unconstitutional. That's just one aspect of the case. If an attorney wants more details, I can share privately. I understand that attorneys need to pay their bills too, but on the other hand it's a shame that hardly anybody is willing to take on CPS. The system will remain broken until they're regularly held accountable. But yes, I do understand why attorneys tend to shy away from these cases...I'm just hoping to find one who is passionate, idealistic and determined. Someone has to be out there who will help.
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