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ICOY applauds the passage of the FY2020 Illinois State Budget

On behalf of the children, youth, and families who need community support to weather life’s storms, we applaud the bipartisan passage of a balanced…

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Community organizations offer solutions to rebuild Illinois’ collapsed child welfare system

Springfield – Illinois’ largest group of child-serving community-based organizations, the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY), today outlined five critical changes it believes will help…

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Family First Prevention Services Act: What you need to know

Preparing for FFPSA Implementation The Family First Preservation Services Act (FFPSA) that passed Congress last year represents a significant change from how the Federal…

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ICOY Statement: Discrimination based on religion of potential foster parents must not stand

The Trump administration on Wednesday granted a Christian ministry in South Carolina permission to participate in the federally funded foster-care program, even though the…

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ICOY’s Statement on Laquan McDonald Murder Trial

We have held our breath awaiting the jury’s verdict in the Laquan McDonald murder trial and can now breathe easier that a conviction has been secured….

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Zero Tolerance for a Cruel and Inhumane Policy of Prosecuting Parents

Zero Tolerance for a Cruel and Inhumane Policy of Prosecuting Parents More than 2,000 children forcibly removed from their parents due to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy…

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Op-ed: Stop the Solitary Confinement of Youth

Stop Solitary Confinement of Youth May 3, 2018 Illinois became a pioneer in juvenile justice reform when it established the first juvenile court in…

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