Fact Sheet: DCFS Ban Will Cause Long-Lasting Harm to Black, Brown, and Low-Income Families and Communities

Since March, children of over 11,200 parents have been subjected to a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) policy banning supervised, in-person visits with their parents and siblings

During this time, staying connected with loved ones is as important as ever for a child’s well-being. Since March, children of over 11,200 parents have been subjected to a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) policy banning supervised, in-person visits with their parents and siblings.

DCFS’ ban has jeopardized families’ ability to reunify and access the courts
and has exacerbated the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black, Brown, and low-income communities.

View our fact sheet on this issue.

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