Category Archives: Child Neglect

Category Archives: Child Neglect

A Good Week for Lori Levin’s Clients

This week, my clients had two major victories. On Monday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to dismiss very serious charges against a juvenile client. After my investigators and I accumulated substantial evidence, the prosecutor office agreed that they could not go forward with its prosecution. My client, who always had faith that justice […]

Client receives relief in DCFS Administrative Appeal

Today, I received a decision that another of my clients won his administrative appeal challenging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ finding of neglect. In this case, the administrative law judge found that the evidence did not support a finding that he had medically neglected his child.  He will be removed from DCFS’ […]

The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

Over ten years ago, the Illinois legislature enacted the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, 325 ILCS 2 et. al., to allow distressed parents of an infant the ability to safely relinquish a newborn without the fear of civil or criminal penalties. under the law, the act of “relinquishing a newborn infant to a hospital, police […]

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