Q: Can I sue Department of Children and Families for lying about me on an investigation report?
Not only that but also closing my case without notifying me that it had been closed? How do I go about in even starting to get my kids back?
Anybody can sue anybody at any time. Whether that would result in anything positive for you is a very different question. From the information you have shared, it doesn't sound like you will get what you want by trying to sue DCF. But set a consultation with an attorney if you are committed to the idea.
Now, getting your children back is much more likely. The goal of the system is reunification. Unless your parental rights have been terminated, there should be a plan for you to follow to get your children back. Start by going to the courthouse and getting copies of all the documents in your case. Read them. Typically, you will have been assigned an attorney. If so, contact that person. If not, ask the clerk to help you set a hearing in your case and just ask the judge what you need to do. You probably can get your children back if you just get involved in the process and do what they tell you to do. It may be difficult and uncomfortable, but I find that life is frequently that way. Best of luck. You can do this.
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