Forensic Child Abuse Consulting

Farley International will assist in the supervision of suspected child maltreatment internal investigations through a sensitive and comprehensive on-site analysis of existing situations or actions, managing the media and if required, acting as a liaison with local law-enforcement officials and child protective services. The end result of this endeavor will be the creation of a safe, child friendly environment.

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Farley International will also utilize our vast years of experience to evaluate and then determine risk assessment factors for camps, schools, youth groups, park districts or religious organization. We can play an influential role contributing to the adoption of a consistent approach to potential child maltreatment based on threat analysis, management tools, policy development, screening, employee training and identification of security risk environmental factors.

Since 2003, Robert Hugh Farley of Farley International have partnered with The National Catholic Risk Retention Group’s VIRTUS child protection program for Catholic archdioceses, dioceses and religious organizations in the United States. Under the auspices of the VIRTUS program, Robert has worked as a consultant, child abuse expert and author. He has also conducted numerous child abuse prevention seminars for the laity and the religious in archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States. In addition, Robert Hugh Farley is featured on several VIRTUS child protection videos as a child abuse expert. The videos, both in English and Spanish, have been viewed by millions of Catholics around the world.

Litigation Support

In all matters of litigation, early evaluation of a case’s strengths and weaknesses can make an essential difference in the strategy a counsel deploys to achieve resolution. From discovery to verdict, Farley International has provided litigation assistance and expert witness testimony for the U.S. Attorney Office, local prosecutors and private attorneys in both the federal and state courts.

Farley International will assist in the full scope of proceedings including: Developing remedies and settlement negotiations, trial winning strategies, managing complex litigation projects, criminal profiling, and communicating technical computer evidence issues by breaking them down into simple elements that can be easily understood.

For example Robert Hugh Farley was retained by the State of Illinois as their expert for conducting child abuse investigations in the case of "Belinda Dupuy, et all vs. Bryan Samuels, Director, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services" (U.S. 7th Circuit). After ten years of federal litigation, Robert Hugh Farley helped bring the case to a successful conclusion.

Farley International will also provide valuable help assisting family courts with abuse and neglect complaints, sexual abuse threat assessment, visitation issues, child representation and determining what is in the "best interests" of the child. As a result of his extensive work in this field, Robert Hugh Farley has conducted training seminars for the Cook County Illinois Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division, the State Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College, the Illinois Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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