Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Audit says 102 children who died in Illinois had prior contact with DCFS

The answer from leftists whenever government fails is "more money."

While "more accountability" is never a solution the left ponders.

Last week five-year-old AJ Freund of Crystal Lake was found dead in a shallow grave, his parents are charged with his murder.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services knew about Freund and his scumbag parents.

DCFS failed Freund--and many more kids.

From Fox Chicago:
Reeling from criticism of its handling of cases in which three children under its watch have died this year, DCFS took another hit on Tuesday. Auditor General Frank Mautino issued a review of the agency's investigative practices from 2015 to 2017, which found that 102 children (15.5%) who died during the time frame had previous contact with DCFS. In total, there were 163 prior investigations for the 102 victims, the audit says.

Also, while abuse and neglect complaints jumped 11%, its hotline put callers into voicemail more than half the time, caseloads of investigators regularly exceeded limits set by a federal consent decree, and in more than three of five cases reviewed, there was a lack of documentation showing that when a child stayed with a family, there were proper social services provided for the family.

DCFS has requested funding for 126 new hires in the budget year that begins July 1.

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