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10th contempt citation filed against DCFS director as 13-year-old locked in psych ward 10th contempt citation filed against DCFS director as 13-year-old locked in psych ward

10th contempt citation filed against DCFS director as 13-year-old locked in psych ward

Leah is a 13-year-old girl under Department of Children and Family Services care who lives in a psychiatric ward in a Chicago hospital. Capitol News Illinois is using a pseudonym to protect her identity, but has confirmed she’s been held for months behind locked doors despite a doctor saying she was well enough to leave the hospital and a judge ordering that she should be moved. On Thursday, Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith received his 10th contempt of court citation for failing to comply with that judge’s order in Leah’s case.

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Audit finds DCFS failed to implement reforms

Ta’Naja Barnes was two years old when she was found wrapped in a urine-soaked blanket amid rodent droppings, garbage and rotting food.

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