What happens during a DCF investigation?Return to Video FAQs
During a DCF investigation, there’s typically somebody assigned by the Department of Children and Families and that person is called a child protection investigator, also known as a CPI. That person is a sworn law enforcement officer and they are looking to gather any and all facts into evidence as it relates to a allegation that a child has been abused, abandoned, or neglected. That person is a sworn law enforcement officer so consider that anything that you are saying to that person, even if you’re just trying to help and you’re just trying to provide information, anything that you say to that person could be used ultimately to criminally prosecute you. I highly encourage you to talk to an attorney if a child protection investigator or anyone with the Department of Children and Families is trying to talk to you about your conduct towards a child.