State Representative Sandy Hamilton issued the following statement today in the wake of the murder of DCFS Investigator Deidre Silas in Sangamon County yesterday.
“What happened to Deidre Silas is a tragedy that further highlights the myriad reasons we need to better protect our DCFS workers. I have a number of friends that work for DCFS putting themselves in harm’s way to protect Illinois children every single day – we must support them. My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Silas’s family, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. We have to enact legislation to provide meaningful protections for DCFS workers.”