IL Connect

IL Connect is a platform for increasing and improving the communication among IL youth across the state and IL county workers. At the 2011 IL Staff Network Conference, county workers were provided the opportunity to share their concerns and needs to better serve the IL youth in our state. A common theme was the need for improved communication from SDHR and county offices and among county staff across the state regarding policies, ideas, resources, etc. Policies are being interpreted differently in different counties and county staff expressed a desire for a way to share these ideas with each other. Additionally, IL youth have a need to share resources and ideas with each throughout the state and be informed of what is available to them.

CAS is implementing a variety of methods to improve this communication including a website for youth, professionals and parents, print materials and a statewide texting system.

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