DCFS http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gov. announces new head of DCFS http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-announces-new-head-dcfs <div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the new head of Illinois’ child welfare agency Tuesday. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony Arnold reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Quinn’s candidate has been with the Department of Children and Family Services for just more than a year.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:13:32 +0000 Tony Arnold 22540 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. announces new head of DCFS Request for national DCFS director search http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/request-national-dcfs-director-search <p>Some Illinois politicians want Governor Pat Quinn to conduct a national search for the next director of the state’s child welfare system.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:09:36 +0000 Tony Arnold 19598 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Request for national DCFS director search New state DCFS director is out http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-state-dcfs-director-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare agency.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The previous director abruptly resigned Wednesday.</span></p><div><div> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:07:50 +0000 Tony Arnold 19542 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New state DCFS director is out New DCFS director investigating child deaths http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-dcfs-director-investigating-child-deaths <p></p><div>The new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare system is investigating an analysis of child deaths compiled by Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Sun-Times.</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:42:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 15234 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New DCFS director investigating child deaths State DCFS head resigns post http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-dcfs-head-resigns-post <p></p><div>The head of Illinois’ troubled child welfare system resigned Friday. &nbsp;A press release from the governor’s office says the director has been diagnosed with cancer. &nbsp;The resignation comes in the wake of recent media reports on the child welfare system, including an investigation on child deaths by WBEZ&nbsp; and the Chicago Sun-Times. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:07:11 +0000 Tony Arnold 14994 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State DCFS head resigns post Rise in Downstate Child Abuse Raises Questions for Senate Committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rise-downstate-child-abuse-raises-questions-senate-committee <p>The chair of a new Illinois Senate committee on child welfare wants answers to rising child abuse in downstate Illinois.&nbsp; I-P-R’s Patrick Smith has more.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:16:46 +0000 Daryl Scott 11042 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rise in Downstate Child Abuse Raises Questions for Senate Committee