(CHICAGO) - The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced the approval of its Family First Title IV-E Prevention Plan by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau. The federal Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law as part of the Federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, increased states' funding and flexibility to operate programs aimed at strengthening and supporting families to keep children safely at home and out of foster care.