Family Defense Center Submits Comments on DCFS’s Strategic Plan

This summer, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced a draft Strategic Plan to guide its operations for the next five years and solicited stakeholder feedback on this Plan (draft available to view on the DCFS website). We were pleased to have the opportunity to support an ongoing dialogue with the Department. On August 17, 2016, the Family Defense Center submitted comments on DCFS’ Strategic Plan. The executive summary is included below; see full comments here. We have high hopes that our comments will be considered, particularly our call for DCFS to address its investigations function as well as its role as a foster care provider. We look forward to the next steps for DCFS to support and protect the families that it serves. Read more