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DCFS: Inside View

by  , Youth Reporter

My father Jimmy Cain works for DCFS (the Department of Children and Family Services). I asked him and a student involved with the DCFS system for an inside look at the system.
Jimmy Cain started working for DCFS in 1976 at the Lawrence Hall School for Boys.

“I was 22 when I discovered working with kids was for me,” he said. “At that time of my life I had a lot of energy and I also saw many situations that kids were in. I saw their faces light up when I participated in activities with them and though their ages weren’t that far from mine, I learned that I needed to bee firm and consistent but fair. This also helped me in my household.”

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