DCF: Chapter 34 Overview

Policy Manual

Chapter 34:  Child Protective Investigations

Topic

Number

Introduction

  • Investigation Process
  • Guiding Principles of an Investigation
  • Critical Questions to Answer
  • Operational Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Criteria for Recommendation for Placement on the Central Registry


34-2-2
34-2-3
34-2-6
34-2-7
34-2-8

Conducting the Investigation

  • Investigation Protocol (DCF-2074)
  • Receipt of Report and Assignment to Investigator
  • Preparation for the Investigation
  • Field Response
    • Substance Abuse Testing and Evaluation
    • Domestic Violence Assessment
  • Determination and Conclusion

34-3-2

34-3-3
34-3-4
34-3-5
34-3-5.1
34-3-5.2
34-3-6

Response Time for Commencement and Completion of an Investigation

34-4

Required Contacts During an Investigation

34-5

Entrance to Client’s Home

34-6

Response Letter to Mandated Reporters

34-7

Reports Received on Open Cases (This section)

  • Reports Received on an Open Investigation
  • Reports Received on an Open Assessment or Ongoing Services Case
  • Reports Received on an Open Voluntary Services Case

34-8

34-8-1
34-8-2


34-8-3

Services to Prevent Out-of-Home Placement and Facilitate Reunification

34-9

Removal of a Child

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  • Considered Removal:  Child and Family Team Meetings

Ø  Considered Removal (CR-CFTM) Practice Guide  

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  • Alternatives to Removal
  • Standards for Removal
  • Immediate Removal/96-Hour Hold
  • Immediate Removal/96-Hour Hold: Procedures
  • Order of Temporary Custody
  • Consultation with the Assistant Attorney General
  • Placement Considerations
  • Visitation  
  • Continued Breast Milk Feeding During Placement
  34-10-7.2  
  • Requesting a Foster Home
  • KidPix

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Special Investigations 

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  • High Risk Newborns
  34-12-2  
  • Disabled Infants with Life Threatening Conditions
  • Disabled Infants with Life-Threatening conditions: Investigation Procedures
  • Safe Havens for Newborns
  34-12-4  
  • Educational Neglect
  • Operational Definitions of Educational Neglect
  • Abuse by a School Employee
  • Religious Beliefs of Parents Preventing Necessary Medical Care
  • Reports of Abuse or Neglect Involving a Department Employee
  • Reports of Abuse or Neglect Involving DCF Facilities, Private Facilities or Agencies
  • Reports of Abuse or Neglect in a DCF Licensed Family Home
  • Reports of Abuse or Neglect in Private Facilities or Agency Home
  • Reports of Abuse or Neglect in Homes or Facilities Regulated by Other State Agencies
Case Planning Options Following an Investigation

34-14

  •  Referrals to early Intervention Services

34-14-1

Case Disposition

34-15

  • Investigation Results and Reviews
Transfer of Cases Between Regional Offices

34-16

Case Transfer Conference

34-17

 
Effective Date:  March 26, 2014 (Revised)




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