Will DCF notify me when they close the investigation?

DCF should notify you by letter when your case is closed. There is no harm in reaching out to the investigator to check in, however investigations are usually open 45 to 60 days.

During the investigation no news is often good news. If there were greater concerns for child safety, it is likely you would be having more contact with the investigator. You may be asked to take another drug screen before they decide whether to take additional action or to close your case.

You have a right to obtain a summary of the investigation once it is closed.