Category: Foster Care

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Tamica Hatchett, MSW

  •  March 11, 2020

  Tamica Hatchett, MSW, Child Welfare Supervisor Why did you get into social work? When I was a child, my siblings and I were youth in care for seven years. Protective custody was taken after my mother disclosed her issues with addiction and we were placed with my maternal grandmother. In those seven years, I […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Roger Fitzgerald-Jackson

  •  March 11, 2020

  Roger Fitzgerald-Jackson, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I got into social work because of the support that my family and I received when I was younger. I wanted to support families like mine that needed assistance. Initially, I had wanted to work in criminal justice. However, due to the […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Tamara Turner

  •  March 11, 2020

  Tamara Turner, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I dreamed of being a social worker from a very young age because of my aunt, who I look up to and who has worked for DCFS for more than 25 years. She used to tell me stories of kids whose parents […]

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Kimberly Hutchcraft

  •  March 11, 2020

  Kimberly Hutchcraft, Child Welfare Specialist Why did you get into social work? I worked at a factory for nine years and was a single mother raising two boys on my own. My youngest son is bipolar, and I was dealing with his school every day. Some of the school staff didn’t feel supportive of […]

LCFS receives national recognition as an innovator

  •  October 09, 2019

  The Council on Accreditation’s 2019 Innovative Practices Award celebrates LCFS’ Regenerations program as an example of successful innovation in the human services field. Sadly, Illinois has struggled with hundreds of older foster youth in correctional and detention centers that are past their release dates, but stay in jail because they have no place to […]



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