DCFS director: ‘Stuck kids’ docket a problem years in the making

SPRINGFIELD – Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith has faced nine cases of contempt of court in recent weeks for failing to comply with a judge’s order to place the state’s most vulnerable children in an appropriate setting. In a recent interview with Capitol News Illinois, he outlined the scope of the […]

DCFS director faces 9th contempt charge for improper placements

A Cook County judge found DCFS Director Marc Smith in contempt on Thursday. It’s the ninth time this year that Smith has faced contempt citations for failing to place children in settings that comply with the agency’s recommendations and court orders. The latest case involves a 15-year-old boy with special needs who remains in a […]

Cook County judge cites DCFS director for contempt

A Cook County judge found Illinois Department of Children & Family Services Director Marc Smith in contempt for the continued improper placement of two state wards. Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick T. Murphy on Thursday, Jan. 6, also fined Smith $1,000 a day in each of the cases for every day the two children — […]