Systemic Review of Critical Incidents in Intact Family Services

Published: 2019
Available from: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
URL: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/dcfs-child-fatality-cases/
PDF: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/Systemic-Review-Critical-Incidents.pdf 

This Review identifies systemic factors that contributed to child deaths and critical incidents among children whose families received Intact Family Services (Intact) from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. It identifies opportunities to make structural, procedural and cultural shifts in the delivery of services that aim to prevent foster care placements. Chapin Hall offers strategic recommendations to IDCFS for the short, medium, and long term to refine programs and policies so they are better aligned with positive outcomes and best practice approaches.