Unrelated Cases in Illinois
Guilty until proven innocent: Parents accused of child abuse by DCFS fight to clear their names
BY GEORGE PAWLACZYK AND BETH HUNDSDORFER
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services wrongly placed more than 3,000 people on the state's official list of child abusers over a five-year period, a News-Democrat investigation found.
That's an error rate of one in four, based on more than 11,000 cases where people appealed to have their names removed from the list.
Parents and foster parents accused of child abuse or neglect can lose their reputations, their jobs, even their children.
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