Governor Pritzker announces plan to improve DCFS


Governor J.B. Pritzker commits to keeping vulnerable children throughout the state safe. 

The governor joined DCFS in Springfield Wednesday. He announced a plan of action to improve the agency’s Intact Family Services Program.

The program is designed to keep families together. 

Chapin Hall, a policy research institution at the University of Chicago, conducted a study of the program.

Researchers found several issues with the current system in place and offered suggestions for solutions. 

Pritzkers says his office is committed to advancing Chapin Hall’s proposals. 

“Their report has revealed long-standing structural, procedural and cultural issues in how Intact Family Services functions,” Pritzker said. “Among the major issues were ineffective supervisory structure.” 

Action items include a review of open investigations and expanding training for caseworkers. 

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