child http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawsuits filed against state welfare system http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawsuits-filed-against-state-welfare-system <div>Illinois’ child welfare system is facing a pair of lawsuits filed by families of two young girls who died from abuse. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:57:48 +0000 Tony Arnold 26458 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawsuits filed against state welfare system Former state lawmaker faces child pornography charges http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-state-lawmaker-faces-child-pornography-charges <div>A former Illinois state representative is facing federal charges that he possessed child pornography.</div><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:59:08 +0000 Tony Arnold 22511 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former state lawmaker faces child pornography charges IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmaker-calls-child-welfare-agency-admins-resign <p></p><div>An Illinois State Senator is calling on top administrators running the state’s child welfare agency to resign. &nbsp;That’s after they revealed the agency had mis-reported how many Illinois children died from abuse or neglect for the past several years. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:37:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 16146 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmaker calls on child welfare agency admins to resign 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 Children’s Advocacy Center gets national recognition http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/children-s-advocacy-center-gets-national-recognition <p></p><div>The Peoria County Children's Advocacy Center is receiving &nbsp;national recognition for its work with child abuse victims. &nbsp; The National Children's Alliance designated the center with a five year accreditation. &nbsp;Donna Cruz is an Assistant Peoria County State's Attorney and heads the Center. She says the national honor recognizes the way the center investigates alleged child abuse cases. She says that includes using specially-trained interviewers to talk to children in a non-threatening environment:</div><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:41:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14255 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Children’s Advocacy Center gets national recognition