Stewart Calls For Protection Of DCFS Workers


January 12, 2022

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is renewing his calls for felony penalties for criminals convicted of assaulting state child welfare workers after a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) worker from Springfield was killed on the job Jan. 4, nearly four years after another DCFS worker from Dixon died Feb. 8, 2018, as a result of injuries from being assaulted on the job.

“Like paramedics and other first responders, DCFS workers often face uncertain situations in which the risks are many, as there is often anger directed at them for doing their jobs. Many DCFS worke...

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