If my children are removed, how do I get them back?

When a decision is made by the court that children need to temporarily leave the home, the parents will be made aware of the safety threats and issues causing the removal so that they can take steps to remedy their situation. The caseworker will write the case plan with the family, so they can provide input into services that are needed and they will know exactly what is expected of them in order to have the children reunified. Progress in the services and a discussion on the possibility of reunification will be reviewed formally every 90 days at the 90 day Case Review. The time that it takes to achieve reunification is based on the reduction of safety threats, and the parents' compliance in services, as well as demonstrated changes. The final decision is made by the Juvenile Court.

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1. How do I recognize child abuse or neglect?
2. Who is mandated by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect?
3. Who do I contact?
4. How do I submit a records request?
5. How do I submit a comment, question or concern?
6. What services do you provide?
7. Who does LCCS serve?
8. If my children are removed, how do I get them back?
9. How do I get custody of a child?
10. What is a Family Case Conference?
11. What will happen at the Family Case Conference?
12. What is an Administrative Review/ 90 Day Case Review?
13. Is it important to attend the meetings scheduled on my case?
14. I am caring for a family member or friend’s child. What support is available to me?
15. What is your policy on equity and inclusion?
16. How do I set up child support for my child?
17. I have a great program that would benefit LCCS clients. How do I get a contract with LCCS?
18. How do I request recent or historical records from LCCS or the Miami Children's Home?
19. How large is LCCS and how is it funded?