The statement below can be attributed to Ghirlandi Guidetti, LGBTQ & HIV Project Staff Attorney, ACLU of Illinois:
“At today’s hearing, DCFS officials offered more excuses for its inadequate care for LGBTQ youth, as confirmed by the Auditor’s report. Rather than accept any responsibility for its failures – a prerequisite for any meaningful change – the Department suggested things are different now, and made more promises for the future. 
The truth is that the experiences of LGBTQ youth in care are no better today than they were during the audit. Our youth deserve better than promises of future change.”