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Title:Strengthening Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families, Task Force on
Meeting Information:

​The Task Force shall meet no less than 6 times.

The Task Force is dissolved on January 1, 2022.

Contact Title:Department of Children and Family Services
Function:The Task Force on Strengthening Child Welfare Workforce for Children and Families is intented to study the compensation and workload of child welfare workers to determine the role that compensation and workload play in the recruitment and retention of child welfare workers, and to determine the role that staff turnover plays in achieving safety and timely permanency for children. The Task Force shall submit a preliminary report to the General Assembly and the Governor no later than October 1, 2019, and a final electronic report, along with recommendations and any proposed legislation, to the General Assembly and the Governor by January 1, 2020.
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:Members of the Task Force shall include: 2 members appointed by the Governor; 2 legislative members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be designated as Co-Chairperson; 2 legislative members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be designated as Co-Chairperson; 2 legislative members appointed by the President of the Senate, one of whom shall be designated as Co-Chairperson; 2 legislative members appointed by the Senate Minority Leader, one of whom shall be designated as Co-Chairperson; the Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, or his or her designee; the Director of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee; ) the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee; the Principal Investigator for the Child Protection Training Academy at the University of Illinois; a person appointed by a labor union that represents State employees; a current private sector employee appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and one person appointed by the Governor who represents a person representing a non-profit, statewide organization that represents private sector child welfare providers; and 2 persons appointed by the Governor who each serve as a chief executive officer or chief administrator of a private sector child welfare provider.
Authority:325 ILCS 70/10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Baldo, Paola 9/30/2019StatuteMemberIllinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Edly-Allen, Rep. Mary8/7/2019Speaker of the HouseCo-Chair
Goulet, Betsy1/1/202210/1/2019StatuteMemberPrincipal Investigator for the Child Protection Training Academy, University of Illinois
Irving, Anne1/1/20229/30/2019StatuteMemberLabor Union Representing State Employees
Jones, Lisa1/1/202210/1/2019StatuteMemberDirector of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Kirpatrick, Royce1/1/202210/1/2019StatuteMemberDirector of Children and Family Services
Marron, Rep. Michael9/19/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
McClure, Sen. Steve 9/25/2019Minority Leader of the SenateCo-Chair
Morrison, Sen. Julie10/7/2019President of the SenateCo-Chair
Peters, Sen. Robert10/7/2019President of the SenateMember
Reick, Rep. Steven9/19/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesCo-Chair
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseMemberPrivate Sector Employee
VACANTGovernorMemberRep. of a non-profit, statewide organization that represents private sector child welfare providers
VACANTGovernorMemberChief executive officer or chief administrator of a private sector child welfare provider
VACANTGovernorMemberChief executive officer or chief administrator of a private sector child welfare provider
Villa, Rep. Karina8/7/2019Speaker of the HouseMember
Wilcox, Sen. Craig9/25/2019Minority Leader of the SenateMember