As of June 28, there were 16,179 “Youth in Care” of DCFS, records obtained by the Sun-Times show; 20 years earlier, the number had been 54,739.
Beverly Walker also served as commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Human Resources from 2004 to 2011.
George Sheldon has accepted a job at a nonprofit in his home state of Florida. He tendered his resignation on Wednesday.
Among other things, the law firm’s statement focused on the report’s conclusions Semaj’s mother, Sheri Gordon, was and is “nurturing and caring.”
The 22-page DCFS report also reveals complaints filed against Semaj’s family by neighbors in Joliet Township.
Her former landlord said that “Section 8 helped me with the eviction process” after he pointed out that the unit was overcrowded.