The Intact Family Services Program is designed to work with families who have come to the Department of Children and Family Services' attention as a result of an indicated child abuse/neglect investigation as defined in Procedure 302.388. Intact family services are meant to provide reasonable efforts to preserve families to enable children to remain safely at home and avoid seperation and/or placement of the children. Primary components of this performance driven program include:
- Professional assessment of family issues that lead to the Department's involvement
- Short term arrangement of appropriate safety plans
- Provision of direct intervention and linkage to community services
The standard time frame under this contract for services to intact families is 5 to 7 months.
Intact Familiy Services is available in the following counties: LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Marshall, Stark, Winnebago and DuPage