Social Services Law

Hefty Wiley & Gore provides general legal counsel and support services to local Boards and Departments of Social Services in Virginia. Our attorneys are responsible for representing the local department of Social Services in court and advising our clients in the areas of Temporary Assistance, Child and Adult Protective Services, Persons in Need of Supervision, Juvenile Delinquency, Support Enforcement and other related social services programs.

We advise our clients in the following areas related to child protective services and adult protective services areas:

  • child abuse and/or neglect
  • foster care
  • adoption
  • termination of parental rights
  • appeals
  • adult protective services; and
  • related programs;

In addition to preparing the legal documents required for the above areas, we advise our clients in the following areas as they are specifically related to social services law:

  • Confidentiality of Records
  • Comprehensive Services Act
  • Negotiate contracts,
  • Personnel policy and employment matters,
  • Public procurement.