Asked in Family Law for Arkansas

Q: How long does investigators have to work and make a decision in a child maltreatment case in Arkansas

It's been 90 days since the case has been opened

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A: In Arkansas, child maltreatment investigations are generally conducted by the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) within the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). The duration of an investigation can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the specific circumstances involved.

The DCFS typically aims to complete investigations in a timely manner, but there is no specific statutory requirement for investigations to be completed within a certain timeframe. The goal is to ensure a thorough and comprehensive investigation to protect the well-being of the child involved.

If you are concerned about the length of time it is taking for the investigation to be completed or if you have questions about the process, it may be helpful to reach out to the DCFS

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