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State:                    Illinois
Contact Person:
  Dr. Cheryl Peterson
Contact Address:
100 W. Randolph St., 6-200, Chicago, IL 60601-3249
Contact Phone:
Founded In:
        June, 1999
             The Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services receives CAPTA funds. The Department provides a coordinator for each Citizen Review Panel and reimburses travel expenses for members.

Illinois has 3 panels with statewide representation.

The CRP panels have reviewed DCFS Procedures 300, Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect, which delineates investigative procedures for child abuse and neglect allegations accepted by the Hotline. Recommendations have been made with regard to training and notification of mandated reporters, Hotline staffing and response time, assessment of domestic violence as a risk factor for children, need for more coordinated investigations utilizing Children’s Advocacy Centers, use of forensic interviewing methods, access to specialized medical and mental health providers during the investigation, increased coordination of investigations across state boundaries.

CRP Report 2011 (pdf)

Citizens Review Panel Report 2010 (pdf)

2009 Citizen Review Report (pdf)

2008 Annual Report (pdf)

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report

2004 Annual report

2002 Annual report

2000 Annual report

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