How Must CPS Prove Mental Abuse of a Child?

Hi. CACI lawyer Tate Lounsbery here with another CACI Quick Tip for your Child Abuse Central Index grievance hearing. This is relevant to you if you have been accused of committing mental abuse, sometimes called the emotional abuse against a child.

Now the important part to remember here is that mental abuse, the allegation, what it is, is unjustified mental suffering. That’s what the county has to prove if it wants to win its case against you, and that’s what you want to undermine or disprove if you are fighting your case.

Now what is unjustified mental suffering? It’s something that requires evidence. It’s not enough for the county to just say that the child suffered mentally. They have to prove it. What kind of proof are they going to use? It has to be something that has been said or something that has been seen, something that has been observed or heard, evidence to hang their hat on. You’re going to want to try to rebut or undermine that.

That is your CACI Quick Tip for the day.

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