Differential response to child abuse and neglect in Illinois

February 20, 2013

Differential response to child abuse and neglect in Illinois

What is differential response? How might Illinois use it to support families?

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Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2013

In 2009, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) began a pilot program and evaluation of one of the latest approaches to serving lower-risk children referred into the child welfare system (differential response). This intervention approach connects low-risk households to community services, and is completely voluntary.


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Research Area: Politics & Government & Social Policy

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