WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Watchdog Calls for Fixes to Child Welfare System

Watchdog Calls for Fixes to Child Welfare System

CHICAGO (AP) - A state watchdog is calling for fixes to Illinois' child welfare system following reports that a rising number of children are dying from abuse and neglect - some after being on the radar of case workers.

Denise Kane is inspector general for the Department of Children and Family Services.

The Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ radio report Kane is offering suggestions to improve child safety. She says there should be better coordination between police and DCFS and that child-welfare workers should work more evening shifts to interact more with families.   Kane says it's "insane" that DCFS doesn't have a liaison to the Chicago Police Department.

The news outlets found child deaths statewide caused by abuse or neglect hit a 30-year high in the 12-month period that ended June 30.

See other LocalNews news:

Centralia Man Arrested for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child
Rural Odin Man Facing Multiple Charges After Search Warrant Executed On His Home
Rend Lake Drowning Victim Identified
Marion County Liquor Committee Agrees To Transfer Liquor License to New Operators of Biggies General Store
Clinton County Chase Ends in Crash Near New Baden




This Site logo