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Unfortunately, the child protection offices have a great deal of power. They will institute an action, or at least threaten to do so, against your girlfriend if she allows contact. It puts her in a precarious position of being dragged into the system if she allows contact.
Your remedy is an administrative appeal challenging the finding. At the initial level, it is generally a paper review where they simply look at the documents of the investigating worker. If that fails to produce a result, you seek another appeal resulting in an administrative hearing where evidence can be presented before am Administrative law Judge.
The appeal is important since the finding alone may disqualify you form many licenses, working in health care or other fields. The documents you received should include instructions as to how you may challenge the finding.
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