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Our offices are located at:

Family Defense Center

70 E. Lake St. Suite 1100

Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-251-9800
Fax:312-251-9801

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If you are contacting us regarding legal services, please read this first: Legal Services Page
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Directions: Our offices are located approximately two blocks east of the State/Lake CTA Station on the Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Pink, and Purple lines.



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The Family Defense Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Notice (12/4/2014): The Family Defense Center is hiring a Deputy Executive Director. The Deputy Executive Director will direct, administer, and coordinate the internal operations of the organization in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Please click here to read more about the position and learn about the application process.

 

Notice to all persons located in the state of Illinois who were:

A. Investigated or indicated for neglect under Allegation 60 from July 13, 2012 through December 31, 2013; 

or

B. Were indicated for neglect under Allegation 60 from May 31, 2014 through June 11, 2014. 

A class action lawsuit, entitled Ashley M., et al. v. Ill. Dep’t of Children & Family Servs., et al., No. 2013 CH 20278, is now pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, Cook County, Illinois.

Please click here to read the full notice of this proposed settlement and fairness hearing.

 

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