Pritzker, In Decatur, Calls For More DCFS Caseworkers, Resources To Prevent Child Abuse

From Herald & Review | April 3, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other child advocates on Wednesday called for more resources to bolster the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services’ efforts to prevent tragedies such as the death of Ta’Naja Barnes, a Decatur 2-year-old who had been in foster care months before she died.

Pritzker, in a news conference at the Macon County Office Building, said the state agency needs more funding and more caseworkers. His budget proposal to the General Assembly includes money for 126 more, which he described as only a start.