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Jun 24, 2013, 14:04 ET

Landmark Appellate Victory for Exemplary Parents in Complex Medical Case Challenging Abuse Diagnosis

The Family Defense Center announces a major victory in the Illinois Appellate Court late last week, winning a hard-fought exoneration of loving...

Mar 25, 2013, 11:00 ET

Family Defense Center Wins High Court Victory Against DCFS 'Environment-Injurious' Rule

 The Family Defense Center announces a unanimous victory in the Illinois Supreme Court, which ruled the state's child welfare agency...

Nov 15, 2012, 11:45 ET

Family Advocacy Group Urges U.S. Government to Reject DCFS Plan to Cut Social Services

 The Family Defense Center (FDC), a legal advocacy group that defends families who have been wrongly separated by state child welfare...

Aug 30, 2011, 15:58 ET

Exonerated Mother Files Federal Civil Rights Suit Against DCFS Investigators Who Tried to Ruin Her Social Work Career, says Family Defense Center

Laura Timmel never thought she would be the victim of a  gross miscarriage of justice.  But when she and her husband discovered that...