Budget Cuts Threaten Dcfs Reforms

Man whose horrific abuse as a boy sparked changes fears progress will be lost Tribune reporter

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  • Budget cuts threaten DCFS reforms
    Clifford Triplett understands the impact his tortured past had on Illinois' child-welfare system and doesn't want to see it lose ground. As a 5-year-old, he was burned with cigarettes, whipped with a belt buckle and starved for months. Finally taken to a ...
    06/8/2012 - 6:46 pm | View Link
  • Lack of state budget hits area human service providers
    Unfortunately, the cuts didn't stop there. Effective Wednesday ... investigators should handle no more than 12 investigations per month on average. "(DCFS) has been court ordered to continue all funding for counseling centers," said Laurie McLaughlin ...
    07/5/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • 2 foster kids finally flourish, but budget cuts threaten foster services
    But with the proposed state budget cuts, these boys and the other nearly 16,000 children ... said that under the proposed state budget, DCFS has to slash $460 million from its bottom line. Marlowe said the department will have to eliminate all counseling ...
    06/21/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • State budget crunch closing parks, costing jobs
    AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said the possible impact of the layoffs is aggravated by previous cuts. He noted since 2001, DCFS has lost 28 percent of its frontline work force, DNR 21 percent and DHS field offices 20 percent.
    08/27/2008 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • voices4kids.org
    The failure of the General Assembly to extend current income tax rates past their December 31 expiration resulted in an irresponsible budget that stops the ...
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    Could you be arrested for allowing your 5'th grade child to ride her bike one mile to school? That certainly seems crazy as we try to encourage active life ...
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  • Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts
    Research Brief: Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts: Findings from January/February 2010 Survey [3] made cuts in population-based primary prevention ...
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