Report Says Illinois DCFS Was Late In Investigating Possible Child Abuse Cases

(Springfield, IL) — A report from the Illinois Auditor General’s office is revealing some troubling information about the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The report done by William Holland found that the DCFS didn’t investigate more than three-hundred allegations of child abuse and neglect in a timely manner during 2013 and 2014. The findings also concluded that the agency didn’t make a determination of abuse and neglect fast enough in six-percent of those cases, which could result in further harm to a child.