Child Protection Mediation

We are pleased to announce that with generous support from the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, the Court Improvement Program, and the Illinois Bar Foundation, RSI is in the process of working with Illinois’ 16th Judicial Circuit (Kane County) to develop a pilot Child Protection Mediation Program that will foster communication between parents, families and agencies in cases where children are wards of the state due to allegations of abuse and/or neglect. This program will allow all the parties involved to sit down together to focus on developing a plan towards permanency based on the best interests of the child. We are looking forward to beginning mediations in this important field in February 2017 and are honored by this opportunity to help the children of Kane County.