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Parents Could Be Arrested For Leaving Children Home Alone Under New Law

th-2New Legislation in the state of Illinois has parents worried about leaving their teenagers home alone. Known as the Abused and Neglected child Reporting Act (or 325 ILC 5/), the new law states that: “The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services shall, upon receiving reports made under this Act, protect the health, safety, and best interests of the child in all situations in which the child is vulnerable to child abuse or neglect, offer protective services in order to prevent any further harm to the child and to other children in the same environment or family, stabilize the home environment, and preserve family life whenever possible.” Read Article