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After I report

Investigation and Assessment Interviews

Once OCS has screened in the report, an Investigation and Assessment worker is assigned to conduct a series of interviews to determine the safety of the child, the risk to the child of maltreatment, the protective abilities of the caregivers, and whether or not there are safety or risk concerns that warrant an intervention. The OCS Investigation and Assessment includes face to face contact with the child, parent(s), caretaker(s), sibling(s) and others residing in the household or who have information relevant to the assessment. If OCS concludes the child is safe, they may close the case without further intervention. The OCS worker may not be able to tell you what action will be taken or how quickly because information about the case is confidential.

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