Child Protection Quality to be Tracked in County

McHenry County Courthouse

The following press release has been received from McHenry County government:

McHenry County Selected as Child Protection Data Courts Project Pilot Site

WOODSTOCK, IL – McHenry County has been selected by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), as a pilot site for the launch of a Court Improvement Program initiative that will focus on developing and implementing a statewide, uniform data collection and case tracking structure, to capture specific information related to child abuse and neglect court cases.

McHenry County is one of five counties in Illinois that will collaborate with the AOIC and the National Center for State Courts in a three-year Child Protection Data Courts Project.  The purpose of the AOIC Child Protection Data Courts Project is to establish a court-based mechanism to assess child protection court performance measures and enable local courts to improve efficiency and effectiveness in ensuring safety, permanency, due process, and timeliness in child protection cases, and improve outcomes for children and families.

The Federal Court Improvement Program (CIP) provides funding to the highest state courts to develop and/or enhance court data systems to improve the tracking of the safety, and timeliness of permanency decisions for children.  CIP funds are awarded annually by the Children’s Bureau, the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Child Protection Quality to be Tracked in County — 2 Comments

  1. Congratulations on not only taking effective action to stem child abuse, but raising the profile of these hidden crimes against children. Child abuse festers in secrecy and is made possible by society’s denial of childhood trauma. Your actions help in the effort to bring child abuse into the open.

    Mary K. Armstrong

  2. Why are you here if all you do is give the child back to the abuser ?

    My grandaughter was beaten and tortured while in the care of her mother and her mothers boyfriend,at 14 months old she was transfered to Childrens Memorial hospital to get a transfusion because she was hit in the head so hard they couldn’t stop the bleeding,

    The mother changed her story several times and now says she does not know what happened the boyfriend says he does not know what happened,the baby could not talk at the time and tell them witch one did these terrible things to her so NO ARREST and lets just give the baby back and forget this ever happened,


    BTW I had other pictures of what turned out to be child abuse,they ignored them too !

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