Category: CPS

Why does the Kent County Children’s Assessment Center refuse to record their child forensic interviews?

The Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Michigan Department of Human Services have spent nearly 18 years developing a forensic interviewing protocol for children.   The forensic interview protocol provides that “The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child, in a developmentally-sensitive, unbiased, and truth seeking manner, that will support…

Why does it cost so much to defend child abuse allegations?

As experienced Grand Rapids child abuse attorneys, we know that child abuse cases, when properly defended, can be some of the costliest cases for which to hire competent attorneys.  We frequently consult with parents who are defending against cases of child abuse who are unhappy with the performance of their current attorneys.  Generally speaking, a big part of the dissatisfaction…