child welfare

May 3, 2017

Reduced funding, low salaries put state’s most vulnerable children at risk

The department’s staffing has been reduced by more than 2,500 since 2008 - and many of those who are left have gone years without a pay raise. The average annual salary at the department is $44,349. That’s $5,317 less than the average DCFS salary in FY 2008 when accounting for inflation.
August 8, 2016

Aug. 8: Dismantling child welfare

One of the fundamental duties of state government is to safeguard vulnerable children - those who suffer from abuse or neglect and need someone to step in on their behalf.