Blanks: System often makes good parents 'enemies of the state'

Friday, 05 May 2017, 10:38:14 AM. Christopher 'Brotha' Blanks says that in the best interest of our children and their families, DCFS of Lake County is in urgent need of immediate attention and reform.
It is without question that any and every organization sincerely and genuinely working in the best interest of the security and protection of our children is worth its weight in gold and efforts. So it is quite safe to say that our local Department of Children and Family Services in Lake County has its place in society, yet I will be quick to firmly suggest not in every case. It is a very delicate, detailed and critical feat in balancing and examining the legitimate from the illegitimate complaints and cases of abuse fielded regularly. Yet, I'm sure many, if not all, will agree, all complaints are worthy of and warrant immediate attention and thorough examination. Many have suggested our local DCFS office in Lake County is long overdue for an immediate overhaul, top down. Suggesting that for years, DCFS in Lake County has gotten it more wrong than right and due to no fault of some of its hardworking staff and case workers, many of which truly have the best interest of children at heart. There are citizens and families, however, who will call into question the accountability and professionalism of some top administrators and their much too cozy relationships with other local and state agencies. Many feel that DCFS, and similar agencies throughout the nation, lack the full capacity to remain objective and transparent and in many cases are ineffective or outright dishonest in their findings because of their relationships with various police departments, prosecutors, other state...Read more
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