November 7, 2018
Staff and friends gather to celebrate Marcia Treffman’s retirement. Her distinguished career included 20 years of dedicated service to the agency.
Bike the Drive
May 27, 2018
Kmetko staff and friends enjoy Bike the Drive.
AAICPC CONFERENCE Portland, Maine
May 21, 2017
Staff members attended the annual conference for the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). We attended training on child welfare practices and connected with ICPC administrators across the country.
City Club of Chicago
April 28, 2015
Staff members and board members attended an event with the City Club of Chicago to hear George Sheldon, the new Director of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS). He spoke about the responsibilities of IDCFS and shared his vision for the Department.
photo credit: City Club of Chicago
July 13-16, 2014
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges conference was held in Chicago. We were able to speak with many judges and other service providers exhibiting at the conference.
IDCFS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
June 17, 2014
We had the opportunity to attend an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Department of Children and Families. Here is a photo of staff members with past IDCFS directors.
photo credit: IDCFS
AAICPC CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA
May 3-5, 2014
Staff members attended the annual conference for the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. This was a wonderful chance for KAL to meet with ICPC administrators who receive our home study and supervision reports.
One very interesting session by Reuters journalist Megan Twohey focused on "rehoming" of adopted children. Click here for her article which provides more information on this issue.