What Should Parents do if their Child is Denied Voluntary Services?
Request a DCF Administrative hearing
Request must be in writing;
Scope of the hearing is limited:
“The issue at the voluntary services hearing shall be whether the department properly applied the admissions criteria set forth in section 17a-11-7, the admission restrictions set forth in section 17a-11-8 or the provisions for termination of services ….” RCSA §17a-11-17(c).
Within 14 days of denial of services
Hearing will be held within 30 days
RCSA §17a-11-21 outlines the manner in which the hearing is held, including the right to appeal an adverse decision.
Procedures for hearings can be found at: