TEL: (815) 844-1551
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
DCFS provides child welfare services to children and families. Abused, neglected and dependent children are the major focus of services. Services include child protection; child welfare services such as referrals to counseling, homemakers, and advocacy services; licensing of childcare providers and foster homes; adoption; foster care placement; information and referral. The Division of Child Protection conducts Child abuse investigations. Referrals are received through the statewide 24-hour hotline (800/252-2873). The licensing staff from the Bloomington Field Office (309/828-0022) conducts licensing. Other services are arranged by calling the Pontiac Field Office (815/844-1551).
Referrals are made to DCFS through other agencies in the community, schools, courts, concerned citizens and self. For reports of child abuse, call 800/252-2873.
DCFS, a state agency supported by State / Federal funds.
There is no cost for services, however, there may be a cost related to foster care placement.
Eligibility is determined by Department rules, procedures and statutes regarding the specific service requested.
STAFF / TITLE
Cynthia Carroll Placement Supervisor
Angela Plesko Child Welfare Specialist
Heather Dehm Child Welfare Specialist
Scott Schaefer Child Welfare Specialist
Richard Schmidt Intact Supervisor
Jeff Hunt Child Welfare Specialist
Lee Boedigheimer Child Welfare Investigator
Brandt Randles Child Welfare Investigator
Desiree Silva Child Protection Supervisor