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Director's Corner/Welcome message
Marc D. Smith, Director
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Welcome to the website of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families, and we hope that the information available here will help you join us in this important work. From hotline calls to family reunification, foster care and adoption, you can be a part of everything we do. Thank you for your interest in the well-being of children and families in Illinois.