Category Archives: DCFS Administrative Appeal

Category Archives: DCFS Administrative Appeal

A Good Week for Lori Levin’s Clients

This week, my clients had two major victories. On Monday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss very serious charges against a juvenile client. After my investigators and I accumulated substantial evidence, the prosecutor office agreed that they could not go forward with its prosecution. My client, who always had faith that justice […]

Illinois DCFS Administrative Appeals

Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This finding may be occur even if criminal charges are not lodged against the alleged perpetrator and even if the family is not referred […]

Lori G. Levin Informs Other Lawyers How to Pursue DCFS Administrative Appeals

Recently, I spoke at an Illinois State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program on Pursuing a DCFS Administrative Appeal. I provided case law and tips to other attorneys who are interested in successfully representing their clients when they are indicated by the Department of Children and Family Services for allegations of abuse or neglect. It […]

Client receives relief in DCFS Administrative Appeal

Today, I received a decision that another of my clients won his administrative appeal challenging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ finding of neglect. In this case, the administrative law judge found that the evidence did not support a finding that he had medically neglected his child.  He will be removed from DCFS’ […]

Pursuing a DCFS administrative appeal

Following an investigation of abuse or neglect of a child, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) may determine that the subject of the investigation has committed those acts. This finding may be occur even if criminal charges are not lodged against the alleged perpetrator and even if the family is not referred […]

Successes

I am pleased to announce that this is another week of success stories. Today, I received a final administrative decision determining that the Department of Children and Family Services’ indicated finding of abuse against a client was unwarranted; our request for expungement of the record was granted. This is the second time this month, where […]

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