All Pennsylvania counties have a Children, Youth and Families or Children and Youth Services (CYS) department that is focused on ensuring children's well-being. In accordance with Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services (CPS) law, these departments provide services to both children and families, including investigating the alleged abuse or neglect of a child.
These cases begin when the department receives a report of possible abuse. If the report results in a referral, an agency representative will investigate. If it appears that abuse may be an issue, the CYS investigator may refer the matter to police for further action. In these situations, the police will conduct their own investigation to determine if the accusations have merit. If the accusations involve the alleged sexual abuse of a child, it can lead to a felony charge that carries severe penalties if you are convicted.
Do Not Wait Until You Have Been Charged To Hire An Attorney
If you have been informed that you are the subject of a child abuse investigation, especially if it involves allegations of sexual abuse, it is essential that you seek the advice of a reliable defense lawyer immediately. At Law Offices of Kelly & Conte, we represent clients in cases involving all types of children, youth and families investigations. Our West Chester attorneys are highly skilled in these matters, and you can rely on us to provide the effective representation you require.
A significant number of the cases we see involve false allegations that are nothing more than malicious attacks. We will work closely with you to learn the truth about the situation and fully investigate the matter. We will build a strong case to show that you did not abuse the child and do everything we can to ensure that you are not held accountable for a crime you did not commit.
Talk To One Of Our Attorneys About Your Child Abuse Defense Needs
If you are being accused of child abuse and CYS has initiated an investigation against you, contact Law Offices of Kelly & Conte to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 610-314-7066 or via email for an appointment.