Anticipatory neglect across state lines: What can a parent appeal?By Michael W. RaridonDecember 2003A recent appellate case, In Re A.H., Jr., presents an unusual fact pattern and several unusual questions. Can neglect to one sibling allow the court to find another sibling neglected-even if the second child resides in another state, with a non-neglectful parent, and the minor was not even present when the alleged neglectful behavior took place?
Case law updateBy Ellen PaulingApril 2003State filed a petition against mother, seeking termination of her parental rights to five of her children.
Case law updateBy Janet BendFebruary 2003State filed a petition against mother seeking termination of parental rights to her child.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of IllinoisBy Kathryn BeasleyFebruary 2003The purpose of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois is to support and promote Children's Advocacy Centers in Illinois in their efforts to provide child friendly locations to facilitate multidisciplinary team forensic interviews with child victims, to provide advocacy and support to victims and their non-offending family members and to provide the services needed to begin the healing process.
DCFS responds to allegations of prejudice against non-custodial fathersBy Dixie Lee PetersonFebruary 2003Although Linda Perez's recent article "The varying degrees of diligence used in locating and notifying non-custodial father," Juvenile Justice, February 2002, exhibits intellectual dexterity, her analysis has overall an unjustifiably gloomy tenor concerning the prospects of locating and notifying non-custodial fathers.
From the ChairBy Barb DelanoisSeptember 2003Welcome to the new year of the Child Law Section Council. Serving the needs of the practitioners in Illinois Juvenile Courts in this capacity as chair of Juvenile Justice is a cherished honor.
From the chairBy Betsy ClarkeApril 2003The Child Law Section Council is in the middle of a very busy year.
LegislationBy Betsy ClarkeApril 2003This has been an exciting year for juvenile justice legislation.
New direction for DCFSBy Dixie Lee PetersonSeptember 2003Armed with a background forged from his leadership of the Task Force of the Governor studying DCFS, Director Bryan Samuels began his tenure by focusing on children listed as missing or runaways, dealing with the population of older youth, and addressing the over-representation of African American children in the system.
Redeploy IllinoisBy Betsy ClarkeDecember 2003Redeploy Illinois is now law-providing a plan to develop local incentive funding to reduce juvenile commitments to corrections.