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Illinois DCFS Launches Child Welfare Data Dashboard

Published: September 6, 2023

DCFS launches new data dashboard

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has launched a new online data dashboard. The Illinois Child Welfare Insights Tool provides near real-time information about indicators maintained by DCFS such as

  • the number of abuse and neglect reports filed with the agency,
  • family case worker-to-case ratios, and
  • the length of time children spend in foster care.

Data are updated daily, with some data available at both the state and county level. Users can choose to view data from the last 30 days or from the last year. 

Read the press release.