DCFS DCFS Faces A Housing Crisis By Hannah Meisel • Sep 16, 2020 ‘A Bed Is Not A Bed Is Not A Bed’: Building Up Child Welfare System To Deal With Looming Crisis Not A Simple Task Audit Finds Numerous Problems At DCFS; Lawmakers Taking Hard Look At 'Intact Families' Policy By Brian Mackey • May 8, 2019 An audit released Tuesday paints a damning picture of Illinois’ child-welfare agency. New Law Lays Out Rights Of Blind Parents By Daisy Contreras • Jan 2, 2018 Many blind parents say they have fallen prey to preconceived biases involving their children and their parenting capabilities. A new law in Illinois aims to address these concerns. DCFS On Death Of 1-Year-Old: We Don't Remove Kids Because Homes Are "Untidy" By Brian Mackey • May 4, 2017 Brian Mackey The death of a one year old child in Joliet Township has Illinois' child-welfare agency on the defensive. Department of Children and Family Services director George Sheldon testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee.