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What happens if I do not attend a CINC court hearing?


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If you do not attend a hearing, it may still be important or required for the child to attend. DCFS must report to the court whether notice was given or, if not, what diligent efforts were made to locate and notify you of the hearing and your right to be heard. However, the court may permit the hearing to be held in your absence. If you do not attend a hearing, you may want to ask for information about the hearing from your DCFS case worker.