The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is under fire for cutting corners and failing to protect children. FJRC Executive Director Michelle Weidner was interviewed by The Center Square for a radio segment and print article about the newly released DCFS compliance audit. Read the print article here.

Our suburban Stand with Families fundraiser took place on July 17, 2019. The featured speaker was Dr. Molly Hayes, a mother who went through a wrongful allegation of child abuse after infant son suffered complications from pneumonia. Live music was provided by Attorney Zachary Bravos. Thank you to the following sponsors for making this event possible:

Platinum ($1000 & Up)


Gold ($500-$999)

Zachary & Laura Bravos

Silver ($250-$499)

Colette Safford- O’Dekirk Law Firm, Allred and Associates, LLC

Bronze ($150-$249)

Ted Bush

Mary Case & Rob Gaskill

Diane Redleaf

Updated: Jun 20

In January 2019, FJRC Board President Diane Redleaf had a feature article in The Atlantic Online. "After the Hotline Call" goes into detail about the wrongful allegation experienced by FJRC Executive Director Michelle Weidner and discusses the need for due process and evidence-based medicine in child welfare. Read the article here.