Fill Out Cover Sheet

  1. Even if your case with CPS is closed leave the kids name out. Refer to them as “child” if needed.
  2. Mark number 440 “Other civil rights complaint”
  3. On this form you do not have to make a separate one for each defendant you can use the same one for all. Mark Federal Question.
  4. Write Section 1983 civil rights violation somewhere in either of the boxes that is the core you want to always document on all forms.
  5. Put cover sheet, summons, complaint, and fee waiver in one envelope, mail it via ups so you can get a signature that the federal court clerk received it, with your $400 money order.
  6. Wait for the clerk to mail the summons back to you before you serve them