Utah Families helps only those parents who are falsely or frivolously accused of child abuse. If your two-year old escapes, some less-than-kind neighbor has held him for the police, and you have no past history of abuse, we will do our best to help you. If you are taking drugs, have a meth lab in your basement, or are abusing your children, we will not be able to help you.
1. No one is allowed to enter your home uninvited without a warrant.
Ask to see the warrant. If they do not have one, get their name and phone number and their reason for coming, then either politely tell them to be one their way or offer to make an appointment at a later time when your lawyer can be present. They will probably threaten to get a warrant, so you may want to call Utah Families for some advice.
2. Keep emergency phone numbers handy.
Your local advocate if you have one. Neighbors with whom you have a help-each-other agreement. Ask them to come with a video camera if possible.
3. Keep a tape recorder handy.
Get prepared; then don’t live in fear but do be ever watchful. There is a war being waged against the family on many fronts. You are actually more likely to lose your children to pornography than to DCFS, but both are real dangers.