The following email was received from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services:
“Following the heartbreaking death of AJ Freund, DCFS began a comprehensive review of the entirety of our work with AJ’s family to understand what needs to change to prevent tragedies like this from happening again.
“As part of this review, DCFS has taken personnel action regarding Carlos Acosta and Andrew Polovin, the caseworker and supervisor involved in the case.
“Mr. Acosta and Mr. Polovin are no longer employed by the state
“DCFS is continuing to examine the department’s work in this case and will take all necessary action to protect the children and families we serve.”
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Chief of Communications