Black Families Matter: Join us in the continued fight against DCFS’ visitation ban

We support the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender in filing its notice of appeal in Buxton v. DCFS.

For Black lives to matter, Black families must also matter. For close to 3 months, DCFS has kept over 11,000 parents, children, and siblings apart, many of whom are Black. This is unacceptable. It is high time for DCFS to address the disparate impact of its policies on Black families and lift the ban on in-person, supervised visits.

The fight against this cruel ban continues, and we support the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender in filing its notice of appeal in Buxton v. DCFS. We stand ready to continue to pack virtual courtrooms and lift up the voices of impacted parents and family members.  

Join us in this fight and tell DCFS and Illinois officials that Black Families Matter and must be reunited immediately.

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The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over our 50-year history, we have secured hundreds of victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois and across the country. Today, we litigate, shape policy, and train and convene multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide. Together, we are building a future where all people have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law. Join the fight at povertylaw.org.

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