DCF Tricks By CT Attorney Michael H. Agranoff
Most DCF social workers, supervisors, and managers are good to excellent. As in any organizations with nearly 4000 employees, a few bad apples slip in. There is no way to look at a person and know if he or she is being straight with you.
It’s all how you look at it. One judge recently chastised me from the Bench for criticizing DCF in strong terms, even though I thought my comments were warranted in that case. And yet I sit and hear client after client coming in with horror stories of DCF.
This section outlines typical DCF tricks, in the form of slogans used by some workers. There is no suggestion that all DCF employees do these things. However, the client must beware. These slogans can put you off your guard.