Concerns regarding the TN Administrative Appeals of Indicated Child Abuse – If you are wrongly indicated by DCS as a child abuser, you must appeal in 10 days.
Not all indicated perpetrators currently have a right to access the administrative/judicial appeal process;
(2) sometimes the rights are triggered years after the allegations were investigated which causes problems presenting evidence, etc;
(3) some of the indicated perpetrators are minor children and special protections need to be in place for them;
(4) many indicated perpetrators don’t have access to legal advice and representation related to the administrative appeals.
(5) There may be a problem getting the “indicated” status changed in the DCS computer system when an appellant prevails in the appeal process.
KLS can help you with this appeal.