Abused kids in Illinois may not be getting proper attention from the state. A recent audit reveals the DCFS missed the deadline to investigate nearly 900 abuse cases last year. That’s up from just 115 the year before. Reports indicate it’s the biggest backlog since 2006. Officials at the DCFS say they’ve had a record number of child deaths in the past year and investigating those cases take time.
DCFS Sees Increase In Backlog of Cases