Sunday, March 5, 2006
Illinois House Bill Would Mandate that Department of Children and Family Services Notify Police About Potential Instances of Child Neglect or Abuse
The Illinois House passed a bill 114-0 that would mandate that the state Department of Children and Family Services notify police about potential instances of child neglect or abuse. Under House Bill 5219, telephone calls made to the Department’s hotline would have to be reported promptly to local police. The Department apparently opposed portions of the bill and in particular the provision regarding the hotline notification. The bill now goes to the Illinois Senate. Source: pjstar.com. Please click here to read the complete story (last visited March 5, 2006, reo).