Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
FFY 2011 Annual Progress and Services Report
Client referrals are submitted by the private agencies and DCFS caseworkers. The TPSN has
capacity to serve approximately 1,000 youth in care. As of 06/11 they have a total of 711
clients, 582 (87.2%) for Cook County and the collar counties and 129 (12.8%) for the
downstate counties. There are 505 females, and 89 males, ranging from the ages of 13 to 21
years of age. As of 06/11 they have 53 pregnant only wards, 360 with 1 child only, 37 with 1
child and pregnant, 64 with 2 children and pregnant, 13 with 3 children and pregnant. Client
contractual status as of this date is 142 case of full case management, 474 cases of case
monitoring and 13 unassigned cases.
There are 4 clients in UAH (unauthorized home placement), 11 clients that are UAP
(unauthorized placement), 2 clients that are WCC (whereabouts unknown/periodic contact with
caseworker), 28 clients WUK (whereabouts unknown) that is a total of 45 clients absent from
authorized placements. In addition we have 1 client that are FHA (foster home adoptive) , 116
client that is FHB (foster home boarding), clients that are (private agency traditional), FHS
(foster home specialized ) which is a total of 117 traditional foster care cases. We have 72
HMR (home of relative) cases, 96 ILO (independent living only), 1 SSA (self selected
placement), and 12 PAC (placement alternative contract). There is an “ other” category where
the youths involvement is specified such as 0 youth doing armed service duty, 20 youth in
detention /jail facility, 4 hospitalized/ health facility and 4 HMP (home of parent).
There are 10 youth in group homes, 22 youth in private institutions and 6 youth in the shelter,
resulting in a total of 38 in residential care. There are 161 youth in TLP. We have a total of 161
youth working toward transitioning to adulthood.
The Downstate Pregnant/Parenting Teen Program was integrated into the Teen Parenting
Service Network Program in Cook County. The Teen Parenting Services is now a statewide
program that rolled out in January 2010. There is a Hill Erickson Supplemental court order that
went into effect that indicated that DCFS was to have a Pregnant and Parenting Consultant to
monitor the program for the next 5 years. The DCFS Cook County Pregnant and Parenting
Teen Coordinator position was changed to the Statewide Pregnant and Parenting Teen
Coordinator. In addition to this positional change, the Office of Education and Transitional
Services continues to utilize the services of two Downstate Transition Managers from the
Northern and Central Regions to also monitor cases from their respective regions. A roll out
plan for the downstate services includes the training of case managers and service providers as
to how the access and utilize the TPSN service for all youth. There are four agencies providing
individualized services for the downstate pregnant and parenting youth (male and female) who
are wards of DCFS.
The Statewide Coordinator monitors the TPSN contract, supports the identification of
resources, provides technical assistance to DCFS/POS staff, and provides written reports upon
request. TPSN receives the UIR’s (Unusual Incident Reports) and the referral process for
accessing services for youth in care. The Coordinator addresses client specific issues when
warranted, participates in the TPSN specialty training and reviews and supports the consultant,
OIG office and DCFS legal.
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