Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Our attorneys stand up for the rights of neglected and abused children
Children deserve to live in a safe, welcoming environment. This is especially important if children are being placed somewhere else to escape from child abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, children can be abused or neglected in many different environments. That's why it's important for authorities to take quick, responsive action to put a stop to child neglect and abuse.
We understand the complexity of such cases. That's because our child abuse attorneys at The Deratany Firm have worked with many children and families dealing with such serious situations in Illinois and throughout the country. We have extensive experience dealing with the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) as well as other social services agencies.
Don't be afraid to report abuse. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, speak out. Contact DCFS and report abuse to them or the appropriate social services agency in your state. Often, you don't even have to tell them who you are. Hotlines exist for people to speak out and put a stop to foster care abuse and negligence.
Understanding child abuse and neglect
Many people are not sure what to do if they suspect child neglect or child abuse. That's why it's important to know what to look for and what to do in these situations.
- Types of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Warning Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect
- What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse and Neglect
A child's health and welfare could be on the line. That's why it's important to report abuse and put a stop to mistreatment of children.
Our child abuse lawyers fight for justice
Child abuse and neglect situations can be very complicated. Sometimes, children are being shuffled around from one foster home to another when the abuse or neglect occurs. Other times, child abuse can involve a family member or friend.
We realize you're overwhelmed. That's why we want to help. Our experienced child abuse attorneys know how the legal system works and what options are available for children and concerned adults. We know how to identify abuse and find evidence to support your claim.