Parents have been threatened if they use a family rights advocate. In IL. there is a law in the dcfs manual that
states that parents can use an advocate. In some cases advocates have been threatened by dcfs because they know we are watching
them and what they say to the courts and they don't like this one bit.
Here is the link for the Juvenile court act for
This gives a person all the laws in the dcfs manual.
I want all parents to remember that they do have rights no matter
what the court says.
It has been brought to my attention that more parents are fileing complaints against case wreckers
and supervisors. here is the address to write to. I am telling everyone that if they are being stalked or the case wrecker
is not doing her job then write to this address and COMPLAIN!!!!!
make sure that you have all your proof to back up the
DCFS Office of the Inspector General
4 West Old State
Springfield, IL 62701
Chicago, Il 60612
Fax: (312) 433-3032
The position of Inspector General for the Department of Children and Family Services was created by unanimous vote of
the Illinois General Assembly in June 1993 to reform and strengthen the child welfare system. The mandate of the OIG is to
investigate misconduct, misfeasance, malfeasance and violations of rules, procedures or laws by Department of Children and
Family Services employees, foster parents, service providers and contractors with the Department. (See 20 ILCS 505/35.5 and
To that end, the OIG has undertaken numerous investigations
and initiated projects designed to improve practice, uncover
and increase the professionalism of the
Department. The value and focus of the OIG is the individual life of the child.
The OIG responds to and investigates complaints filed by the state and local judiciary, foster parents, biological parents
and the general public. At the request of the Director, or when the OIG has noticed a particularly high level of complaints
in a specific segment of the child welfare system, the OIG will conduct a systemic review. Investigations yield both case-specific
recommendations and recommendations for systemic changes within the child welfare system. The OIG monitors compliance with
The OIG investigates deaths and serious injuries of all Illinois children who were involved in the child welfare system
in the preceding 12 months. The OIG is also a member of Child Death Review Teams around the state. The Inspector General is
an ex officio member of the Child Death Review Team Executive Council.
OIG reports are submitted to the Director of DCFS. The OIG also reports to the Governor and the Illinois Legislature.
An OIG report contains a summary of the complaint, a historical prospective on the case, including a case history, and detailed
information about prior DCFS or private agency contact with the family. An analysis of the findings is provided along with
OIG reports contain various types of information that are confidential pursuant to both state and federal law. As such,
OIG reports are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The OIG has prepared several reports with confidential
information deleted for use as teaching tools for private agency and Department employees.
Rules of the Office of the Inspector General are published in the Illinois Register at 89 Ill. Admin. Code. 430. The
Rules govern intake and investigations of complaints from the general public, child deaths or serious injuries, and allegations
relevant to employee licensure action. The Rules also address the Inspector General's reports to the Director.
Filing A Complaint
Due to confidentiality requirements mandated by law and the unsecure nature of electronic transmissions, the OIG does
not accept complaints by e-mail.
If you wish to file a complaint with the OIG, please print and fill out the attached form or contact the OIG directly
at (800)-722-9124 or (312) 433-3000