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At least one DCFS worker back on job after failing to take action before death of Amaria Osby

CBS Chicago
December 7, 2022

CHICAGO (CBS) -- This spring, an investigator and supervisor from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were taken off child protective duties after failing to keep up on the case of Amaria Osby.

Police say the 8-year old's mother later admitted to smothering her with a plastic bag. That mother is charged with murder.

We have now learned that at least one of those DCFS workers has been given the green light to return to caring for kids.

As CBS 2's Chris Tye reported Tuesday night, that news is not sitting well with Amaria's family.

Those workers failed to check on Amaria for 61 days. It violated DCFS policy that attempts be made every 24 hours.

The department admitted it was a failure – but now it seems they've decided enough time has passed for at least one, possibly both, of the workers involved to return to protecting the state's most vulnerable children.

Read more here.

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