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How do I protect my rights in a child abuse or CHIPS case in Wisconsin?
Maintaining a strong parent-child relationship can be demanding in today’s culture. When the government steps in to ask questions about how an individual is parenting, the potential consequences can be harsh. Allegations of child abuse or neglect can lead to a range of potential consequences. Not all allegations seem fair.
Disputes between parents, misperceptions of individuals about an event and other situations may arise that turn into an investigation. Investigations into potential child abuse may begin with law enforcement, through the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) or both. DMCPS access workers often rely heavily on law enforcement investigators to develop a Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) proceeding.