Warning Signs: DCFS Releases Timeline Leading To Overdose Death Of 6-Year-OldFor the first time the Department of Children and Family Services is releasing its years-long timeline of encounters with the family of Kerri Rutherford, the 6-year-old girl who died of a drug overdose inside her Montgomery, Illinois, home this summer.
Why Didn't DCFS Reveal The Timeline Leading To Overdose Death Of A 6 Year Old?In December 2015, credible evidence of abuse or neglect was found.
Gov. Pritzker Has Vowed To Make Changes At DCFS, But Multiple Children Whose Families Were Investigated Have Still Been KilledGov. JB Pritzker has promised to make changes at the DCFS to protect children like the girl who was killed this weekend, Serenity Arrington. Still, dozens of children whose families were investigated by the DCFS have been killed in just the last year.
There Were Warning Signs, But Now A Child Is Dead And Parents Charged With ManslaughterA 6-year-old girl was found dead in her Kendall County home, and her parents charged with involuntary manslaughter. But, could Kerri Rutherford’s death have been prevented?