A visit from ACS can be a parents worst nightmare. This guide will explain your rights.
ACS CALLED ME, WHAT DO I DO?
Each day, thousands of parents are contacted by ACS in New York City. ACS is the agency that is tasked with preventing and stopping child abuse. ACS is a highly dysfunctional agency whose major goal is to attack parents as much as they can and keep their large budget intact. To begin with, anyone can call ACS on anyone else. There is no screening process and ACS will investigate each one of these calls. Thus, in many cases our clients have had false ACS cases called in one them by neighbors, ex-lovers, school officials and anyone who has a grudge against the parent. Do not be in fear, just assert your rights
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK TO THE ACS WORKER
Generally, ACS workers are rude, arrogant and intimidating to parents. The are mostly lowly educated and badly trained in any way. They will demand to be let in to your home and demand that you speak to the, They will always threaten a parent with "taking the case to court" and threaten to have the child removed and placed in foster care. This is a nightmare that most parents are not equipped to deal with. In this type of situation, many parents comply with ACS and do whatever the ACS workers tell them. Do NOT do this. under the federal and state constitutions you have a right to counsel. The ACS worker will advise you that they do not speak to attorneys. This is simply a ploy to have you not retain one. Do not fall for it. Stand on your right to counsel and contact an attorney and let them speak to ACS for you.
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