Growing Concerns That New Spike In Child Deaths Is Side Effect Of Social DistancingGrowing concern that the new year is seeing a stunning new spike in child deaths has child advocates in Cook County worried that month 10 of the pandemic is leaving some families frayed and careless.
Another Child In DCFS Care Shackled, Despite Promise To Ban Restraining ChildrenDespite a promise to never place young people in restraints, another child in DCFS custody was shackled recently, this time for nearly 400 miles.
Illinois DCFS Inspector General Report Says 56 Children With Agency History Have Died In Last 6 MonthsWe must act with a sense of urgency – that is what the inspector general for the Department of Children and Family Services said about improving the embattled 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.
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.
Acting DCFS Chief On A.J.'s Death: 'Your Sense Of Outrage I Share 100%'DCFS has placed A.J.'s case worker and supervisor on administrative duties, removed from child care decisions, while an investigation continues.
Pritzker On DCFS, Its Role In A.J.'s Death: 'We're Looking Into It'"This child was killed by his parents. There aren't words to describe how I feel."
DCFS Launches Pilot Program To Help Trauma Children Move ForwardIllinois' Department of Children and Family Services is working with the Cook County Courts to find a better way to deal with the babies and toddlers living through trauma at such a young age.
53 Illinois DCFS Scholars HonoredThe Department of Children and Family Services honored 53 Illinois students as DCFS scholars and rewarded college scholarships.
Judge Questions Vigilance Of Care Workers Before Girl DiedA judge says child care workers missed obvious signs of trouble at a filthy, bedbug- and roach-infested house in northern Illinois where the body of a 1-year-old girl was later discovered.