Rep. Welter calls for immediate action to protect children in state care

State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) speaks at a Capitol press conference on the Governor’s lack of accountability amid the ongoing failures at the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) and the contempt of court citations against DCFS Director Marc Smith. Rep. Welter cites the tragic statistics of how many children have died in the state’s care and how many are listed as abused or neglected.

Other members of the House Republican Caucus including Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock), Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) and Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) joined Rep. Welter to speak about legislation they have filed to better protect the safety and well0-being of children in DCFS custody, all of which House Democrats have stymied to date.

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