Parents Under 18
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Cash Assistance for Families with Children- The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)
The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.
Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available.
Parents have a safe and legal way to give the care of their newborn to the state, without fear of criminal prosecution. The parent can seek to reclaim parental rights within 30 days by contacting the local DCFS office.
Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.
OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). OJJ is responsible for youth assigned to their care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement or secure care.