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800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873)

217-785-4020
(for international calls only)

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800-232-3798
217-524-2029

Day Care Information
877-746-0829
312-328-2779

Adoption and Foster Care Information
800-572-2390

Youth Hotline
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Missing Child Helpline
866-503-0184
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800-722-9124

Chicago Administrative Headquarters
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

Springfield Administrative Headquarters
406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

Media Inquiries/ Communications Office
312-814-6847

Illinois Putative Father Registry

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Together we can stop child abuse.

DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half. Tens of thousands of children are safer thanks to those who call our Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 each year. Unfortunately, up to 80 percent of abuse and neglect goes unreported, and one in five Illinois children is abused before the age of 18.

Working together, we can ensure a safe, loving home and brighter future for every child.

A safe, loving home and brighter future for every child

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  Latest News  

Illinois DCFS Achieves High Marks from Renown Council on Accreditation (10/29/14)

DCFS offers Safe Sleep information to parents and caregivers

American Blues Theater Host DCFS 50th Anniversary Ripped Oct 5 (9/3/14)

DCFS to honor Royal Family Kids Camp at the DuQuoin State Fair (8/22/14)

DCFS Awards 48 Scholarships to Youth Touched by Child Welfare System (8/13/14)

The American Red Cross, Illinois DCFS & Illinois Association of Park Districts Team Up to Promote Water Safety (7/2/14)

DCFS offers water safety information for parents & caregivers

Updated monthly Child Abuse and Neglect Statistical Report, and the Executive Statistical Summary Report covering trends in child abuse, foster care and licensing outcomes.

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“How to Connect with Your Brothers and Sisters” sibling visitation booklet in English and Spanish

Affirmative Action: Now is the Time FY15

FY15 Budget Book (3/26/14).

Budget Briefing Presentation

"You are Not Alone" Hotline Poster for Schools: English and Spanish

ABCs of Safe Sleep English and Spanish

Child Abuse Prevention Poster: English and Spanish

PARENTING AFTER TRAUMA: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS - A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

DCFS Annual Statistical Report FY2012

Manual for Mandated Reporters

Foster PRIDE/Adopt PRIDE training schedule

Monthly statistics by county and zip code for child abuse reports and children in foster care

Updated List of Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies

Resources to Support Transitioning Needs for Older Youth

Illinois Putative Father Registry

Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood

  Policy, Rules and Legal Notices  

FY14 Contract - Changes from FY13 Boilerplate

FY14 Boilerplate

Contract Award Notices

DCFS Departments records retention/disposition schedules

Financial Portfolio monthly reports

DCFS Conducting Title IV-E Illinois Birth Through Three (IB3) Demonstration Project

Notice Regarding Julie Q. v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

New Fingerprint Search Requirement

Important Information Regarding Supplement to Hill vs. Erickson Consent Decree If you are a pregnant or parenting ward of DCFS, this notice describes a recent supplement to the Hill Consent Decree which may impact your rights under the consent decree. Please read the notices carefully.

DCFS Psychotropic Medication Guidelines

DCFS Psychotropic Medication List

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NEW Foster Family Handbook  
Manual for Mandated Reporters Manual para los Delatores por Ley
Care Enough to Call Interésese lo suficiente para llamar
Advocacy Office for Children and Families La Oficina de abogacia para niños y familias
Preparing Children to Stay Alone Preparando a los niños para que se queden en casa solos
Adoption FAQs Preguntas frecuentes Adopción
You can make a difference in the life of a child in your community - Be a foster parent! Usted puede hacer una diferencia en la vida de un niño en su comunidad - ¡Sea un padre de crianza!

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SFI Initiative
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