New Authority Allows DCFS to Strengthen and Preserve Families

Federal waiver grants DCFS flexibility to better care for fostered youth
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  –(ENEWSPF)--January 20, 2017.  The Federal Administration for Children, Youth, and Families has granted Illinois a waiver of restrictions on federal foster-care funds to let the Illinois Department of Children and Families address family problems without having to remove children from their homes and putting them in foster care.

“It’s a win-win,” said Illinois DCFS Director George Sheldon. “We sought this waiver because it helps us strengthen and preserve families instead of breaking them apart. We can avoid . . .

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