Yesterday, throughout Illinois there was reporting on an audit Department of Children and Family Services.
The DCFS Audit was worse than one could image.
Today, the Chicago Tribune focuses on caseload problems.
Nothing seems to have changed significantly since I was State Representative in the later 1970’s when a teenage girl died in a Uteg Apartment fire after being chained to a bed when her mother went out.
Although state law then (and now) said that caseworkers must visit within 24 hours after a complaint has been made, Crystal Lake Police Chief Sam Johns told me that a complaint had been filed in the case thirty days before the fire.
Neither the caseworker nor the supervisor were fired.