A DCFS worker trying to take a child into protective custody is beaten into a coma by the child's father and dies four months later.

Our latest podcast episode focuses on some of the root causes of bad outcomes for DCFS workers and kids in the child welfare system – overworked and undersupported DCFS caseworkers, weak safety protocols, a revolving door of caseworkers with varied standards and a state government unable to agree on even simple changes – remaining, a Shaw Media Illinois investigation found.

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