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Shocking abuse and neglect in ILLINOIS DCFS exposed

Florida Democrat to head Illinois DCFS says 'no quick fix' to troubled agencyShocking abuse and neglect in IL Department of Children and Family Services, (DCFS),  was extensively exposed in December of 2014, by reporters of the Chicago Tribune 
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BREAKING NEWS – Labor Day weekend violence toll: 9 slain, 46 wounded relative to Chicago, in addition to the information provided below, Illinois is the LAST place any child should be forced to stay in as a ward of the state, ESPECIALLY when not even from that state – Isaiah’s Mom begs for their lives back!  1SEE also:  Gov Rauner CAN FREE kidnapped children – Gov Patrick DID! and LISTEN TO THIS NOW!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbjYIh09wlQ.  (Read MORE on Illinois’ medical kidnappings HERE:  EVERYONE needs to care about THIS! )
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In January, Illinois acting director of DCFS, Bobbie Gregg announced her departure as a result of the Tribune series Harsh Treatment – the same month Governor Elect Rauner came into power.  Incoming DCFS chief vowed transparency.  It’s been almost 9 months, and there is no notable change in such a dangerous and destructive agency/system, even when Sheldon said this of the Governor when Sheldon was initially hired:  “He knows that it’s a problem agency …”  and noted that in “Illinois the percentage of wards who spend more than two years in state custody is nearly twice as high as in other states.  TO Gov Rauner  the director proclaimed:  “Your kids are staying in care much longer than a child should. … The state, long-term, is not a good parent, and I think you’ve got to recognize that.”  
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Below is the Chicago Tribune’s exhaustive exposee on the state of wards of the state in group homes in Illinois.  The same can be found true of group homes throughout the country.  It is a fact that the same abuse and neglect is also found in Foster Care.  The system, by all accounts, in every state, is broken.  There needs to be drastic overhauling before any more kids are taken, and all cases where children have been taken require being thoroughly reviewed, disclosed and rectified.  Instead what you will see across the country is agency after agency taking action when, and only when, this abuse is exposed or a dead child under the supervision of the agency turns up.  Then, instead of seeing any kind of ‘real’ reform or fix, you will see even more children taken, more social workers hired, and more money demanded as the system is overburdened by all the children swept into this nazi like regime that is destroying children and families in the hundreds of thousands.
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THIS NEEDS TO END.  IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES, MADE GRUESOMELY WORSE BY THE ADVENT OF TITLE IV FUNDING THAT PROVIDES INCENTIVES TO STATES TO ACQUIRE FEDERAL FUNDING RELATIVE TO TAKING MORE AND MORE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS.  THERE ARE ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FOR STATES TO ADOPT THESE CHILDREN OUT – TO STRANGERS, FOREVER, BY PERMANENTLY STRIPPING PARENTS OF THEIR PARENTAL RIGHTS.  IT IS BARBARIC, DRACONIAN, AND HAPPENING EVERYDAY UNDER COLOR OF LAW.  IT MUST BE STOPPED.  THE TIME IS NOW!

Part 1: Far from a home  Chicago Tribune

Children have been attacked and abused at taxpayer-funded residential centers; thousands flee to the streets. But Illinois continues to send state wards there.MORE

  • 'I was getting punched, kicked'‘I was getting punched, kicked’

    Records and interviews uncover a startling record of violence, sexual assaults and running away at a Rockford facility for girls with behavior problems.

  • Growing up in residential care

    “I feel like they took my life away,” says an Illinois teen who was shuttled among six facilities for a decade, beginning at age 8.

  • Living through it, speaking out

    Young women who used to live at Rock River Academy tell of being beaten by peers upon arrival, of running away, of being mocked and ignored by staff.

    Chicago Tribune – Part 2: Crime flows into the streets

    Part 2: Crime flows into the streets

    Preyed on by peers and schooled in crime, some young residents of a Chicago center left regularly to commit assaults and thefts in the community.

  • Files reveal a dangerous placeFiles reveal a dangerous place

    Confidential juvenile records provide an alarming, firsthand look at chaos, violence and drug use in Lawrence Hall Youth Services’ taxpayer-financed facilities.

    Chicago Tribune – 3: Abused all over again

    Part 3: Abused all over againA shocking number of sexually abused youths who were sent to residential treatment for safety and help reported being attacked again while in the facility’s care.

  • Fleeing to an unsafe havenFleeing to an unsafe haven  Teens living at Indian Oaks Academy spent idle hours dancing, doing drugs and having sex in an abandoned building where they knew staff wouldn’t follow.

    Chicago Tribune – Part 4: On the run, selling sex

    Girls in residential treatment often find that prostitution is an accepted fact of life among their peers. Some disappear into that world, never to return.

  • Chicago Tribune – Part 5: Arrested for misbehavior

  • Part 5: Arrested for misbehaviorWorking with Medill Watchdog, the Tribune finds some centers call police after residents push staff, throw food or misbehave in other predictable ways given their histories.
  • Chicago Tribune – A nationwide problem

    A nationwide problem

    Violence and running away can be documented at residential centers across the U.S., including facilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, the Tribune and Medill Watchdog report.

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