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800-572-2390

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866-503-0184
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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

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312-814-6847

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DCFS Media Contact
Karen Hawkins
Deputy Director, Office of Communications
100 W. Randolph, 6th Floor
Chicago IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-6847
Fax: 312-814-7092
 
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Recent Releases
Date Release Name
May 2, 2014

Governor Quinn Proclaims May Childhood Drowning Prevention

April 29, 2014

Governor Quinn Names Bobbie Gregg Director of DCFS

March 7, 2014

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. DCFS invites you to attend the Kickoff event closest to you.

March 28, 2014

Governor's Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 28, 2014

Joining Forces to Protect Illinois' Children: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 24, 2014

FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET PROPOSAL: Notice to groups interested in Illinois Human Services

March 10, 2014

Bowl for Kids Sake: Make a Difference for Teens! April 27, 2014, Fairview Heights IL. Click here for more information.

February 27, 2014

Director Bishop Resigns

January 1, 2014

Governor Quinn Names Arthur Bishop as Director of Department of Children and Family Services

December 12, 2013

Governor Quinn Statement on the Passing of Richard Calica

November 15, 2013

DCFS Director Richard Calica Resigns Due to Serious Medical Illness

November 12, 2013

DCFS statement on the death of 7-month-old Lamya Hampton

November 1, 2013

Governor's Proclamation for Adoption Awareness Month

October 30, 2013

Governor's Proclamation for Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October 30, 2013

DCFS Highlights ABCs of Safe Sleep as Safe Sleep Month Comes to a Close

October 2, 2013

DCFS reminds parents and caregivers to follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep.

October 2, 2013

EDUCATION LEADERS BACK CAMPAIGN TO STOP CHILD ABUSE
"You are Not Alone" campaign to reach over one million Illinois students

September 20, 2013

DCFS TO KIDS: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE"
Campaign in Illinois schools aims to stop child abuse, help victims

May 22, 2013

STATEMENT REGARDING WEST AURORA SCHOOL DISTRICT 129

May 1, 2013

Governor’s Proclamation for Childhood Drowning Prevention Month

May 1, 2013

DCFS Urges Parents to Prevent Childhood Drownings

May 1, 2013

Get Waterwise…SUPERVISE! Drowning Prevention Fact Sheet

April 1, 2013

Governor’s Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2013

Advocates Launch Child Abuse Prevention Push

April 1, 2013

Child Abuse Prevention Month Poster

March 16, 2013

FY14 Budget Briefing Presentation

January 10, 2013

DCFS: Illinois Child Deaths Skyrocket in 2012

December 27, 2012

Child Sex Abuse Increasing Downstate

December 27, 2012

Map of Sex Abuse Victims FY12

December 13, 2012

DCFS Investigation Uncovers Animal Hoarding in Glenview

December 03, 2012

Statement From DCFS Regarding Maine Township High School District 207

November 28, 2012

DCFS Launches Hi-Tech Child Abuse Hotline System

November 16, 2012

Child Abuse And Neglect Reports Rising In Downstate Illinois

November 16, 2012

MAP- Child Abuse Rates by County

November 8, 2012

Illinois Honors Adoptive Parents

July 9, 2012

DCFS IV-E Demonstration Project Proposal Available for Review and Comment

November 25, 2011

Governor Quinn Appoints Director of DCFS

August 18, 2011

Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Expand Emergency Access to Life-Saving Allergy Medicine for Children

May 11, 2011

DCFS Employee Receive Charles Edwards Leadership Award

May 1, 2011

Drowning Prevention Month 2011

January 15, 2010

Important Information Regarding Supplement to Hill vs. Erickson Consent Decree

January 1, 2010

NQIC-DR selects Illinois Pathways to Supporting and Strengthening Families

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