After Boy's Death, Pritzker Points to 'Gross Mistakes' - NBC Chicago

After Boy's Death, Pritzker Points to 'Gross Mistakes'

DCFS interim director Debra Dyer-Webster says the agency "must do better"

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    DCFS Worker Investigated After 2-Year-Old Found Dead

    The father of 2-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons tells NBC 5 he’s haunted by thoughts of what his son endured. Michelle Relerford reports. (Published Friday, March 22, 2019)

    An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.

    Gov. JB Pritzker says "gross mistakes" were made. The Department of Children and Family Services was using a contractor to monitor children.

    Ja'hir Gibbons died Monday. His mother has been charged with felony child endangerment for leaving him with a boyfriend, Dejon Waters, who is charged with first-degree murder.

    An autopsy found Ja'hir died from blunt force trauma.

    Abused 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Chicago Home: Authorities

    [CHI] Abused 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Chicago Home: Authorities
    The father of 2-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons tells NBC 5 he’s haunted by thoughts of what his son endured. Michelle Relerford reports.
    (Published Thursday, March 21, 2019)

    Cook County's public guardian says his office never got involved because DCFS didn't go to court to seek custody of the boy.

    DCFS interim director Debra Dyer-Webster says the agency "must do better." She says a "comprehensive review" is planned.

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