Children & Family Services

The children and family services market encompasses a wide range of services and supports for children who are involved with the child welfare system and/or who have complex physical and behavioral health conditions. For organizations serving children, the market challenges are increasing – from increased incidence of serious child mental health issues and autism, to a lack of community-based placements for children with complex needs, to increases in family involvement in the child welfare system due to parental opioid use, to uncertainty in the special education sector about the implications of new federal policies.

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Illinois Audit Faults Performance Of Department Of Children & Family Services

An audit of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) found that the department failed to comply with reforms passed in 2019 (Illinois Public Act 101-0237 (Ta’Naja’s Law)), which were meant to increase child safety. The audit found: DCFS failed to keep records of home safety inspections Problems with DCFS's record-keeping systems Issues… Read

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