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Policies, Rules and Forms

The information provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services website is provided as a public service and is intended for the informational use and convenience of interested persons and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of legal counsel. The information contained herein is updated on a regular basis. The official version of the rules is available from the Administrative Code Division of the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Illinois statutes (Laws) are available from the Illinois Legislative Services website.

For more information regarding department rules and procedures, contact the DCFS Office of Child and Family Policy at or 217-524-1983.

Further, if you find any errors, omissions, broken links, or outdated material under the Rules and Procedures links, we encourage you to report them the DCFS Office of Child and Family Policy by email at or 217-524-1983.