➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Can You Sue Child Protective Services for Emotional Distress?
FindLaw – March 08, 2017
Unfortunately, unless your civil rights are violated, you likely won’t have any legal claim against Child Protective Services stemming from the agency’s, or its representatives’, routine actions. So, you likely won’t be able to sue for emotional distress. However, when civil rights are violated, individuals can sue CPS, and these claims can be costly for cities.