Today I want to talk about why you do not remove, what you proceed to be the jerk social worker, from your case. Recently, I had a client by the name of Sue who came into my office and was complaining about her DCF social worker.
But in reality, when we sat down, and she started telling me what was keeping her up late at night, what her concerns were, why she was anxious with DCF, it came down to the task on her action plan. It really wasn’t the social worker, at all. It was my client’s perception that because of these tasks that she felt were kind of arduous and difficult to do that the social worker did not like her, which was not the case at all.
So my client perception was off. Now in another case, we’ll call her Barbara comes into my office and starts telling me stories about her social workers and I was appalled. I don’t blame her for wanting to get rid of the social worker. I went and meet with the social worker and the social worker wasn’t very nice to me either. Now courtesy is what DCF is supposed to extend to clients. It’s in their rules and regulations under 110 C.M.R. However, some people are just jerks and that includes social workers as well as lawyers, let’s be clear, it’s a two way street. and Sometimes the client isn’t very nice to the social workers and that’s why the social worker may be nasty back to the client. But for whatever reason there may be when you have a nasty DCF social worker who’s a complete jerk, do not ask for them to be removed from the case. Why is that? Simply put, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.
I had a case recently where the client, absolutely, positively hated the social worker, made a lot of noise and got the social worker removed from the case. So, what happened? DCF put another social worker on the case, but again the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know, the second social worker was a thousand times worse than the original social worker and DCF knows that if you’re ever having a problem with a social worker, believe it or not they may retaliate it against you by putting a worse social worker on your case.
So, stick with your current social worker, do everything that you can, to work out what you need to work out make it happen and turn that DCF negative into a positive. When you got a DCF case and you’re involved with DCF and your family, call me, Call Kevin Seaver, call me now 617-263-2633. And Again, call me, call Kevin call me now 617-263-2633. We will help you. Thank you for watching.