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What is a neglect petition?

A neglect petition is a petition that DCF can file in court against a parent anytime DCF believes a child has been neglected, abused, or generally not cared for by their parent guardian. The court will have a hearing on the neglect petition, and the Judge will decide what needs to occur to ensure the minor is protected. This means the court may order that parents complete services or counseling. The court can even order that a child is removed from their home, depending on the allegations.