DCFS Director Announces Impending Resignation, but Reforms are Necessary to Protect Children

Embattled Illinois DCFS director Marc Smith announces resignation – Chicago Sun-Times (suntimes.com)

“This announced resignation is overdue and is a step in the right direction. But make no mistake, much more than a new Director is needed to ensure the safety of children in the State’s care.

It is also clear that no amount of money can fix the systemic issues at DCFS – the agency has been given more and more funds each year and has not improved.

My Republican colleagues and I have introduced many initiatives that will help this agency, help families, and help children be safe. We’ve put in the work by meeting with stakeholders and experts. It’s time for Speaker Welch to call our legislation for a vote. This is life and death, and we must take action.” – Rep. Randy Frese