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Articles on Child Protection

CANTS check for child-care providers November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted new amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.
Appeal of child abuse and neglect investigation September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On June 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted new sections and amendments to section 336 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 336.
Day Care Information Line September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 378 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 378.
Drug abusers may lose children; P.A. 91-802 August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 Beginning next year, more unfit parents may begin losing custody of their children.
Foster family licensing standards June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 On March 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted emergency amendments to sections 301 and 402 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 301, 402.
When determining the fitness of a parent, the court can only consider evidence of actions occurring within 12 months from the date in which the court finds the abused, or a dependent May 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 252 On March 23, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's finding that D.L.'s mother was unfit pursuant to section 2-29 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/2-29).
When a plaintiff suffers sexual abuse as a child and does not repress those memories of abuse, the statute of limitations for the plaintiff’s claim commences two years after the plaintiff reaches the age of majority March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 The plaintiff filed suit on January 10, 1996, alleging that the defendant sexually molested her on numerous occasions when she was a child.
A Letter to Our Children By Cheryl Niro January 2000 Column, Page 8 Around this time I set goals for the new year.
Reports of child abuse and neglect January 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On November 15, 1999, the Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments to section 300 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 300
Modification of state’s placement of children and subsequent visitation rights December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On October 20, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments to section 301 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 301.
Definition of “child” expanded with regard to child pornography law; P.A. 91-229 November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 Public Act 91-229 expands the definition of ``child'' with regard to the offense of child pornography to include any material that conveys the impression that the [material] is of a person under the age of 18.
Offense of indecent solicitation of a child is redefined ; P.A. 91-226 November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 Public Act 91-226 redefines the offense of indecent solicitation of a child to apply to additional incidents, including more Internet-related incidents.
Domestic battery offender liable for child counseling ; P.A. 91-262 October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 Public Act 91-262 makes a domestic battery offender ``liable for the cost of any counseling required'' for a child under 18 years of age who ``was present and witnessed the domestic battery.''
Reducing lead-based paint in Illinois October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 On July 12, 1999, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs adopted amendments and a new sub-section to section 110 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 47 Ill Adm Code 110.
Day-Care Information Line July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 10, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services added several new subsections to section 378 of the Illinois Administrative Code governing the day-care information line. 89 Ill Adm Code 378.
Increased Confidentiality in Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On January 15, 1999 the Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments and added a new subsection to section 431. 89 Ill Adm Code 431.
Child-Care Provider Sanctions; Genital Mutilation — PA 90-684 February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 Public Act 90-684 allows that any child care provider receiving funds from child care assistance programs under the Illinois Public Aid Code will, as a condition of eligibility to participate in the child care assistance program under this Code.
Day-Care Licensing Records — PA 90-670 February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 Public Act 90-670 amends the Freedom of Information Act to allow the public access to records including complaints, results of complaints, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff findings of licensing violations at day care facilities.
Changes in Individual Care Grants for Mentally Ill Children December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 On September 17, 1998, the Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to various parts of section 135 of its administrative rules concerning individual care grants for children with mental illnesses. 59 Ill Adm Code 135.