Second DCFS hearing sheds light on department

March 20, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — After the special hearing on Ta’Naja’s death and her involvement with the Department of Children and Family Services, lawmakers said they wanted to use the hearing to learn more about DCFS. Read more.

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Rep. Feigenholtz Wins National Behavioral Health Award

March 8, 2019

Feigenholtz is the second Illinois lawmaker in the last three years to snag the 3,000-member National Council’s advocacy award. Read more.

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Panel looks into DCFS, death of 2-year-old

March 6, 2019

The Department of Children and Family Services needs to reduce caseloads and take other steps after the “profoundly devastating” death of a 2-year-old Decatur girl whose family had been investigated by the agency before it closed the case, the agency’s interim director told a House committee Tuesday. Read more

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Feigenholtz, Child Welfare Committee to Hold Hearing Examining DCFS and Death of Child

March 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Chair of the Adoption and Child Welfare Committee, has scheduled a subject matter hearing to examine the tragic case of Ta’naja Barnes, a two-year-old child from Decatur who died February 11, 2019 despite DCFS and community provider interventions. DCFS will respond to questions at the hearing on Tuesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. in room 122B in the Capitol. Read more.

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