DCF: Chapter 34 Overview

Policy Manual

Chapter 34:  Child Protective Investigations

34-1
Overview

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

  34-10-1  

Ø  Considered Removal (CR-CFTM) Practice Guide  

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  • Alternatives to Removal
  • 34-10-2

  • 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  
    • Placement of Breastfed Infants
  • Requesting a Foster Home
  • KidPix
  • This section is available for future use.

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    Special Investigations 

    • High Risk Newborns
    • Disabled Infants with Life Threatening Conditions 
    • Disabled Infants with Life-Threatening Conditions: Investigation Procedures
    • Safe Havens for Newborns
    • 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 Involving DCF Facilities, Private Facilities or Agencies
    • Reports of Abuse or Neglect in Homes or Facilities Regulated by Other State Agencies

     

     

    34-12-2

    34-12-3 
    34-12-3-1

     

    34-12-4

    34-12-5

    34-12-5.1

    34-12-6
    34-12-7
    34-12-8

     

     34-12-9

    34-12-9-1

    34-12-9-2

     

    34-12-9.3

    Case Planning Options Following an Investigation
    • Referrals to early Intervention Services

    34-14

    34-14-1

    Case Disposition
    • Investigation Results and Reviews

    34-15

    34-15-1

    Transfer of Cases Between Regional Offices

    34-16

    Case Transfer Conference

    34-17

     
     

    Connecticut Department of Children and Families 

    Effective Date:  March 26, 2014 (Revised)





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