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Family Experience

Empowering Families to Thrive

The department provides customized services that guide foster families, improve home living situations and keep families together whenever possible. When relocation is deemed necessary for a child’s safety, DCFS prioritizes stability while preserving close family connections when possible.

Meaningful Connections

The department is committed to making meaningful connections with the families we serve. From services to help families at risk remain intact, to reunification services for families whose children are in foster care, DCFS prioritizes safety and support.

Map Functions:

  • To view data by county, select from the dropdown menu by either typing the county name or using the scroll bar.
  • Click on the toggle button to switch between data from the prior 30 days or prior 12 months.
  • Place your cursor over any county on the Illinois map and hover to see that county's breakdown of cases between DCFS and CWCAs.

Upholding Loving Homes

DCFS is committed to keeping families together. Through assessing family needs on a case-by-case basis, the department supports families in crisis with the tools they need to stay together so they can support their children and thrive.

All content included in the dashboards is for informative purposes only. Information presented is based on data updated daily from Illinois’ Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System and may change at any time.