Youth in care
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) is privileged to oversee the care of approximately 1500 children and youth a year in partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These are “our” children, and we want the same success and joy out of life for them as we do for our own children.
Two recent changes have occurred that are consistent with this thinking. They are the passing and signing into law by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner of HB 5665 (related to “normalcy” for youth in care) and the executive proclamation to refer to DCFS-covered children as “youth in care” as opposed to the legal term of “wards.”
You can read more about these important actions here.
– LCFS President & COO Mike Bertrand