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Case Closed: No Re-Investigation Needed
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HSLDA recently reported on how we helped a Texas member family faced with a “do-over” Child Protective Services investigation. That case is now closed for good.
The family had fully cooperated with a CPS investigation conducted after one of their children fell off a horse and broke his arm. The parents allowed the caseworker to see all their children and verify that their environment was safe. The caseworker assured them that the report would be closed as unfounded. But three weeks later, the family got a phone message from the local CPS office telling them that the caseworker had left, and that CPS needed to restart the entire investigation.
HSLDA immediately contacted the CPS office, pointed out that the investigation had been completed already, and called for them to close the case.
Within days, the family received an official notification from CPS that the case had been determined “unfounded.” CPS said that no more interviews were necessary and that no further action would be taken.
“When I wrote CPS, they had already done their job of making sure that the child at issue was safe,” said HSLDA attorney Darren Jones. “I was glad that once they took a look at the facts, they realized that the case could be closed.”