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Aug 04, 2016, 14:00 ET Mother's Parental Rights Terminated for Smoking Marijuana

 In a case that challenges racial disparities in the child welfare system, the Family Defense Center filed a petition asking the Illinois...


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...