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Child Welfare Illinois Lawsuit

Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated.

Erin Hooley

Child Welfare Illinois Lawsuit

Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated.

Erin Hooley

New investigation shines light on Illinois DCFS practice of repeatedly moving foster kids

Tens of thousands of children in the Illinois foster care system have been stuck in a cycle of being constantly moved from place to place, a new CBS Chicago investigation reveals. This issue has been ongoing despite a consent decree signed in 1991 that required the Illinois DCFS to stop the practice of moving children repeatedly. Reset learns more from one of the journalists covering the story.

Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated.

Erin Hooley

   

Tens of thousands of children in the Illinois foster care system have been stuck in a cycle of being constantly moved from place to place, a new CBS Chicago investigation reveals. This issue has been ongoing despite a consent decree signed in 1991 that required the Illinois DCFS to stop the practice of moving children repeatedly.

Reset learns more from one of the journalists covering the story.

GUEST: Dave Savini, investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago

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