What Are The Possible Outcomes

If you actively participate and change the behaviors which posed risk to your child(ren), the family In-Home Services worker will close your case. However, if the risk factors are not reduced or you refuse to cooperate, a Child and Family Team will be called to discuss options that may include filing a petition with juvenile court to ask a judge to order that certain things be completed to assure child safety. This does not always mean that children are removed from the home. In some cases, the child(ren) may be placed out of the home. We want children to remain with their families and that will be the focus of our work together.