February 2018 News

Our 2017 Annual Report is Out!

The Family Defense Center’s annual report is now available. The report outlines major achievements for 2017, including our legal services statistics for the year. Read more…


The Family Defense Center Releases Report on Best Practices for Child Welfare Investigations Involving Parents with Mental Health Conditions

The Family Defense Center released a report that identifies best practices for conducting investigations where a parent or caregiver has a mental health condition or investigations where there is an alleged mental health condition. Read more…


Illinois Parent Attorney Network Hosts Training on Appeals

On January 19, the Illinois Parent Attorney Network (IPAN) hosted a training on “Successfully Appealing Juvenile Court Abuse and Neglect Cases and Parental Terminations” at the Cook County Public Defender’s office. Read more…


Thank You, and Save the Date!

Over 100 people joined The Family Defense Center on January 12 at the CIBC Theatre to see the award-winning musical Hamilton.

Save the date for our annual Mother’s Day event, which is on May 10, at 4 p.m. at Baker McKenzie. Read more…