Understanding Illinois’ Child Protective System

Each year, the Illinois’ Department of Child and Family Services investigates thousands of cases of abuse and neglect. Learn about the legal implications for parents and their children when they become part of an investigation and what reforms may be on the horizon.


  • Kimberly Mills, Assistant Public Defender, Cook County Public Defender

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