When the group homes called CILAs are accused of abusing or neglecting a resident with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Illinois regulators have often relied on employees of the homes to investigate, the Chicago Tribune has found. Part 2 of the “Suffering in Secret” series also reports that the Illinois Department of Human Services routinely obscures evidence of harm at group homes from the public.
The Illinois Department of Human Services assigned its inspector general’s office to conduct a comprehensive review. But a Tribune investigation found the office’s staff never interviewed a witness, never visited the home, never left their desks.
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