Rauner's DCFS Scraps Program to Predict High-Risk Child Abuse Cases

Rauner Incompetence Leads to Wasted Money, No Results

Chicago, IL – Bruce Rauner’s dysfunctional DCFS is bringing an end to a predictive analytics program after Rauner’s hand-picked director, George Sheldon, handed out no-bid contracts to firms that failed to flag the tragic Semaj Crosby and Itachi Boyle cases.
The program had alarmed caseworkers after flagging over 4,100 children as having a 90% or greater probability of death or injury. Sheldon, who Rauner personally urged to stay on as Director of the DCFS, resigned in June amid an ethics probe that alleged breaches of procurement and hiring rules as Sheldon handed out jobs and state contracts to close friends. 
“Bruce Rauner's string of shady, no-bid contracts is coming back to haunt him and Illinois taxpayers,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “This failed governor is incapable of managing DCFS, wasted taxpayer money, and gets no results as the most vulnerable children in the state pay the price.”


Michael Berger