Audit: DCFS not investigating child abuse cases quickly enough The findings come as DCFS has grappled with a number of budget cuts in recent years. The $1.1 billion agency had about 103 fewer employees in 2012 compared to 2010. But, beginning in January, a reorganization of the agency has resulted in 138 additional ... 06/20/2013 - 2:30 am | View Link
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Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs ... the Illinois agency that oversees well-being of families faces new budget cuts that could lead to hundreds of worker layoffs and the elimination of services that have helped keep thousands of children ... Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, ... 06/20/2012 - 6:00 am | View Link
Budget cuts threaten DCFS reforms The Armstrong case and others documented by the newspaper have raised questions about whether reforms from the 1990s are at risk in the wake of repeated state budget cuts, staff shortages and high caseloads. Appointed six months ago, DCFS Director Richard ... 06/8/2012 - 6:47 pm | View Link
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Legally Kidnapped: CHILD ‘PROTECTIVE’ SERVICES ... Each child in your family has a 1 in 25 chance of being the subject of a child abuse/neglect investigation this year. The chance of getting a flat tire on ... 03/28/2015 - 5:27 pm | View Website
Cynthia Brown Kelly, a public school teacher better known as the daughter of one California governor and sister of another, died Sunday after a brief illness.
To the end, the four-bedroom home is preserved exactly as Gov. Brown and his wife, Bernice, left it, with a study wallpapered in Tartan plaid, covered in pictures of her father in the company of presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton.
“Like her father, Pat Brown, she had an exuberance and love of life, an appreciation of nature and a genuine interest in people,” said her daughter, Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kelly.
While never running for political office herself, Mrs.