HB 93 (Requiring DCFS to Obtain a Warrant)

Libertas Institute supports this bill.

This bill makes sure that social workers are explicitly required to adhere to constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Libertas Institute supports this bill. Child welfare agencies conduct warrantless searches on the homes of nearly 3.5 million children per year. And only in about five percent of these cases do inspectors even find any evidence of abuse. There is no social worker exception to the Constitution’s requirement for judicial oversight and a warrant before government agents may enter a person’s home without their informed consent. To that end, this bill makes it more explicit so there is no room for doubt that a warrant is required in these cases.


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