CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO) — The Director of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services has been held in contempt of court for the ninth time this year.

A Cook County judge ruled Marc Smith violated a court order issued last month by failing to properly place a teenager by a deadline.

The 15-year-old has been kept in a psychiatric hospital for months, despite being ready for discharge since January 22nd.

The judge also ordered Smith to pay fines of $1,000 per day.