If you are truly innocent you do not have anything to fear. Help DCYF out to learn the truth. No one in DCYF is out to get you, if you get carried away hiring lawyers, etc. You will look guilty! Innocent people have nothing to fear from any investigation. The truth will out!. If your children are bruised you should be interested in how this happened, what happened, when this happened and who did it. Perhaps DCYF can help you solve the mystery and you both can avenge your brood. PS if the neighbor lied, they can get into trouble with the law. Falsely accusing people is illegal.