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Panelists Say More Money Isn't Cure for DCFS

It’s not about a lack of money, it’s about a lack of concern.

That’s the message from a panel to lawmakers about the reports of abuse at facilities contracted through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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Other panelists say it’s not just residential care, there are also problems of consistent oversight by investigative agencies within DCFS. Among the many recommendation experts and advocates suggested is for the agency to work at reducing the number of times a child in state custody is transferred from one facility to another. Agency Director Bobbie Gregg will step down with the transition to the new Rauner administration later this month.

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