Our local NPR station had an interesting discussion of an Illinois DCFS case in Chicago:
A Chicago mother let her three kids, ages 11, 9 and 5, play in a small park next to her Ukrainian Village apartment. She watched them from the window, but a passerby, seeing no parent, called child and family services, who then cited the mother for child neglect. Specifically it’s called “inadequate supervision.” That’s what happened to Natasha Felix two years ago, and she’s still dealing with the aftermath.
Related article in the Chicago Tribune.