Self Help

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Self Help Center Information

This center has been designed to help those individuals who are seeking assistance with supporting their familes.

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Within the center are pages of factual information all designed to provided you all the tools you need to assist your family and children.

This one stop area is designed to save you many hours of searching for assistance when you have interaction with the Department of Social Service.

Contained within are Chapter 119 of the Massachusetts General Laws which govern DCF.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR’s )110 which are the rules and regulations issues by statue, establishing the process by which DCF must operate by.

If DCF violates their own statues you can have their decision of “support” reversed due to their failure.

Knowing the regulation is highly important if you have been contacted by DCF.

Knowing your rights can be priceless when it comes to dealing with DCF
The commonly asked questions section deals with DCF routine issues that are hard to find accurate answers or find the actual law or CMR.

The definitions section offer a clear explanation of what DCF means by use of their terminology when making presentation in reports concerning your case.

The tips section gives you advice that will assist you in what to do and how to do if you become involved with DFS and how to make sure that you and your children are protected.

The Pre-written Letter section contains many letters that are needed to be filed in order to obtain your records, a Fair Hearing, correct misinformation in your file or other relative activities you may need to perform if you are involved in a DFS case. All you have to do is fill in the blanks with your information an the letter is ready to mail. Each letter sites the exact Massachusetts General Law or CMR relative to the request.

Over 100,000 child abuse complaints were investigated in Massachusetts last year however the State of Massachusetts had less than 100 actual criminal cases of child abuse prosecuted with the criminal justice system.

All other cases were handled on a procedural level not involving criminal action within the court.

This means DCF can and will write reports about you as parents concerning your action to which you are denied all legal rights to due process.

Once these reports are written they are taken to be the truth regardless of the validly to the statements. Hearsay evidence is always contained with in 51B reports as well as dictation notes and assessments.

These records are kept on the Family Net computer system and are used against parents every day to deny employment, attendance of school functions. They are not confidential !

Education

In regards to Educational issues with your child Children First Advocacy have designed an educational section which contains Chapter 69 and 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws which govern the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, 603 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR’s) which are the rules and regulations established by the statue of the State of Massachusetts establishing the process by which the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education must operate.

The commonly asked question section describes issues found today in educational situations that parents find themselves seeking assistance for.

The definitions section offer a clear easy to explanation of what Department of Elementary & Secondary Education terminology means by use of certain words and phrases.

The Pre-written Letter section contains many letters that are needed to be filed in order to obtain your child’s school records, to request testing, place information in your child’s file or other relative activities you may need to perform. All you have to do is fill in the blanks with your information an the letter is ready to mail. Each letter sites the exact Massachusetts General Law or 603 CMR relative to the request.

A school safety letter protecting your children while they are in school is also available. This one crucial document can save you and your children many hours of distress.

This letter informs the school that you do not want your child removed from their classroom and interrogated for any reason without parental or legal representation. This is your right as the parent however without written notification to the school system, the will routinely allow children to be removed and questioned without parental consent.

In school systems today what was once seen as a childhood prank are now often prosecuted as a crime and once your child has made self-incriminating statements it is to late to protect their rights.

This letter will allow your child to be legally protected if the police or DFS shows up to speak to your child without a warrant. Without this letter in your child’s school file you will have no legal recourse once your child makes disclosures

Explanation of student threat or “Hit List” letters hype is reviewed and the legal requirements for being charged criminally are explained. Is your child just blowing off steam or harmlessly jotting down names? STOP before your actions have life time ramifications on your child. Take the time to investigate the situation. Over reaction can be counterproductive to you and your family.

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Please note: All information is designed to assist those who live in the State of Massachusetts. As in some other states the laws can be similar please check you local State requirements if you live outside Massachusetts.

disclaimer:

The self help center provides Children First Advocacy original written form letters to allow you to ascertain material of your choice. Each letter is crafted to included the appropriate Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations and or Massachusetts General Laws. These letters alone save hours of searching and reading to understand what procedural avenues are available to you and your children and how to exercise your rights.

Some of the material contained within this Self-Help center is not original (Massachusetts General laws CMR’s ect.,) and may contain information that is available free of charge by searching certain internet web sites or visiting different governmental agencies. The intent of the self help center is to produce an area that contains a great amount of accurate documentation plainly written and available saving many hours of time and investigation.

Fees for access to self help center are for internet access to Children First Advocacy pages contained within. All fees are non refundable. Children First Advocacy is not responsible for web host server interruptions. All reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate our client(s) should an issue present itself.

Children First Advocacy and or their employees or sub contractors do not provide legal advice in any situation. Children First Advocacy provides services associated with procedural actions concerning allegations child abuse or neglect and educational issues facing children and families in Massachusetts.