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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    ... Appropriations Committee - which put together the budget approved by lawmakers - said DCFS doesn’t need to cut programs for children. Agencies often threaten to kill off popular programs when faced with budget cuts, but this cut was pretty large.
    06/21/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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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