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ABA Resolution 606: The Original Story of Racism in the Child Welfare System

Late last year, ICOY was made aware of the American Bar Association: Racism in Child Welfare video that underscored the 606 resolution and background…

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ICOY’s Statement on Heidi Mueller’s Appointment to Serve as Next DCFS Director

Heidi Mueller, current Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), has been appointed by Governor Pritzker to serve as the next Director of…

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Illinois Collaboration on Youth Partners with Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s All Children-All Families Initiative

The post below was jointly written by ICOY and HRC and has been reposted from hrc.org For many people, including LGBTQ+ people, forming a…

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Announcing Our New Partnership with Voyce!

ICOY was pleased to host representatives from Voyce Global at a special informational webinar hosted last week! Voyce Global provides on-demand, HIPAA-compliant translation services…

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The ICOY Board of Directors Welcomes Renee Lehocky and Carolyn Wahlskog

ICOY is proud to welcome Renee Lehocky, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Lawrence Hall, and Carolyn Wahlskog, Director of Operations and Programming at Youth…

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August 2023 Legislative Tours Recap

In August, Caritas Family Solutions and Maryville Academy partnered with ICOY to host Legislative Outreach Tours at their facilities in Belleville and Bartlett, respectively….

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ICOY’s Illinois Court of Claims Lapsed Appropriation Flow Chart

Above is a flow chart of the lapsed appropriations process at the Illinois Court of Claims. This process applies for state vendors who provide…

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BenElevate Public Service Loan Forgiveness Informational Webinar Recording Information

About BenElevate BenElevate helps 501(c)(3) organizations take advantage of the federally-administered Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to boost employee retention and satisfaction by…

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June Reflections: Pride Month & Juneteenth Celebrations

Notes from Sarah Daniels, ICOY’s Chief of Staff: Historically, Juneteenth has been an under-recognized and under-celebrated holiday, but in recent years, it has grown…

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ICOY’s 2023 Annual Member Meeting Highlights

THANK YOU to all of members who attended the 2023 Annual Member Meeting in Champaign. It was a pleasure to connect with you in-person…

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