Rauner named Walker to lead DCFS in late June 2017 after the former director, George Sheldon, a child welfare expert from Florida, resigned amid an ethics probe into contracts that benefited some of his political associates. Sheldon was the agency’s ninth director or acting director since 2011.
During her short time at the helm, Walker negotiated an agreement with DCFS’ largest employee union that allowed her to fill vacant positions faster and reduce caseloads for overburdened child protection investigators. Agency officials say the improvements came despite rising calls to the state’s child abuse hotline and subsequent investigations. Walker also dumped a widely panned analytics program that fell woefully short on its promise of predicting the probability of future harm to a child.
Hmm. Another Run Around at DCFS (Chicago's CPS Dept.) Seems Rauner Is Running the Same Sneaky Ops As Rahm.
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