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Illinois

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-College Programs for Foster Youth

9/22/2022

New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-college Programs for Foster Youth

Federal education officials are investing millions of dollars into studying programs that help foster youth making the transition from high school to college.

California Assemblymember Chris Holden, pictured in a brown seat speaking into a microphone, has authored a bill that would ban police from lying to minors during interrogations

8/11/2022

California Bill Would Bar Police from Lying to Kids During Interrogations

A bill moving through California's Legislature would stop law enforcement from using deceptive tactics on children during interrogations.

Illinois May Let Child Abuse Investigators Carry Pepper Spray

3/23/2022

Illinois May Let Child Abuse Investigators Carry Pepper Spray

Child welfare investigators in Illinois would be allowed to carry pepper spray if a bill with strong bipartisan support becomes law.

Illinois May Let Child Abuse Investigators Carry Pepper Spray

2/28/2022

Illinois Bill Would Establish Exit Interviews for Youth Who Leave Foster Homes

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would set up exit interviews for youth after they leave a foster home.

Illinois Foster Care Numbers Climb During Pandemic, Bucking National Trend

2/14/2022

Illinois Foster Care Numbers Climb During Pandemic, Bucking National Trend

According to federal data, the number of children in foster care dropped in 2020 nationwide and in almost every state. Illinois was an exception.

Mississippi Senate to Vote on College Scholarship Bill for Foster Youth

1/11/2022

Chapin Hall Study Finds Lack of Support for Foster Youth in Community College

A new study of young people who have been in foster care and are enrolled at community colleges in Illinois paints a dismal picture of their educational success.

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    Cook County Acting Director of Juvenile Probation Brings Experience to Work

    10/25/2021

    Cook County Acting Director of Juvenile Probation Brings Experience and Compassion to Work

    Miquel Lewis has been named acting director of juvenile probation in the nation's second most populated county, Cook County, Illinois.

    Illinois Kids Languish in Psychiatric Facilities Due to Lack of Suitable Placements

    10/4/2021

    Illinois Kids Languish in Psychiatric Facilities Due to Lack of Suitable Placements

    For years, foster children in Illinois have had to stay in psychiatric treatment facilities longer than necessary because there are no suitable placements for them.

    Child Welfare Investigator Fatally Stabbed in Illinois Home Visit

    8/25/2021

    Illinois Governor Signs Juvenile Justice Bill Banning Isolation

    Illinois youth in juvenile facilities may no longer be thrown into isolation or room confinement as a punishment for their behavior.