Two DCFS Workers Tied To A.J. Freund Case No Longer Working With AgencyTwo DCFS workers involved in the A.J. Freund case are no longer with the state child protection agency.
'Under No Circumstances' Will Foster Kids Be Transported In Shackles, DCFS Director Says In MemoThe director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent out a memo late Monday categorically banning the use of handcuffs or shackles when transporting young people.
Shackling Of Foster Kids 10 Times More Common Than Initially Reported By StateCBS 2’s Chris Tye is uncovering new documents, showing the number of foster care kids in shackles is actually 10 times what we were told by the state.
Questions Mount As To Whether DCFS Was Grading Itself In Audit Of Child Abuse HotlineThe results of an audit of the Illinois child abuse hotline were released Thursday, and the reviews were not good. But even larger questions are emerging over whether the agency being audited was grading itself.
Illinois Lawmakers Propose Bill Forbidding DCFS From Shackling ChildrenIllinois state legislators are looking at putting a new law on the books to prevent shackling of children from happening again.
'It Was Messed Up:' Teen In Foster Care Speaks Out About Being Put In Shackles By DCFS WorkersJawan Cross is not a prisoner – he’s a teen in foster care – and yet, he was shackled by workers from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Judge Orders Policy Change At DCFS After Teens Are ShackledA judge has ordered change within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
In Latest Failure, DCFS Left 10-Year-Old With Psychological Problems In An Office, For 30 HoursWorkers for the state's child welfare agency knowingly left a 10-year-old child with psychological problems in their office for 30 hours, failing to place the child in a proper facility.
DCFS Attorneys Won't Defend 2 Staffers Who Were Involved In AJ Freund Case, CBS 2 Has LearnedThe lead attorneys for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have said they will not defend two staffers assigned to the AJ Freund case when the 5-year-old boy died, CBS 2 has learned.
DCFS Can't Explain Why Some Teens Have Been Put In Shackles"That's a profound civil right violation. They're not in the penal system. They're in the foster care system."
After AJ Freund's Death, DCFS Problems In McHenry County 'Have Gotten Worse,' State's Attorney SaysIn the months since the death of AJ Freund, the McHenry County State’s Attorney says the system that failed the Crystal Lake five-year old has actually gotten worse.
Crowd Celebrates What Would Have Been AJ Freund's Birthday, Marches For JusticeDozens of people in Crystal Lake came together Sunday to celebrate the life of AJ Freund.
CBS 2 Investigates: Why Was Former CPS Security Guard Free For 10 Years After Being Fired Amid Claims Of Abuse?A Chicago Public Schools security guard was forced to resign back in 2009 after an investigation found that he sexually exploited a student. But he wasn't charged for 10 years after that.
Auditor General Report Documents Failures At Troubled Illinois DCFSA critical report was released Thursday about the embattled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
A.J. Freund's Little Sister Currently In DCFS CustodyAfter the death of 5-year-old A.J. Freund DCFS was intensely scrutinized and accused of not doing enough to save his life. Now A.J.'s little sister is in the same agency's custody.