Posts tagged "Illinois Department of Children and Family Services"

Half of homicides among DCFS-involved kids are under the age of two

Half of homicides among DCFS-involved kids are under the age of two
It really shocked me when I read this statistic: Of the cases in which the state was involved, half of the child homicides in the last decade were kids who were under the age of two. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom now, or maybe it’s because my own son, Teddy, hasn’t yet reached his... Read more »

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families
I met Merlene Robinson-Parsons just after she had been evicted. The judge had approved the order of possession for her apartment, but she was still fighting. The management company for her subsidized apartment in Rogers Park evicted her because she hadn’t paid her rent. It’d gotten too expensive after her husband moved out. According to... Read more »

VIDEO: New Chicago Reporter investigation reveals alarming rates of kids killed by caregivers

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Despite the involvement of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, many children die at the hands of their caregivers. Advocates say their deaths could be prevented. The Chicago Reporter investigates in its September/October 2012 issue. Read the full story on Sept. 4 at www.chicagoreporter.com
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