Center for State Policy and Leadership

The Center for State Policy and Leadership promotes evidence-based policy and practice in the public sector.

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Child Protection Training Academy Research Brief

The Child & Family Research Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign finds the UIS Child Protection Training Academy to be a promising innovation for training child protection investigators. The Academy is a joint initiative of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Center for State Policy and Leadership.

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In advance of the March 20, 2018 primary elections, University of Illinois Springfield will host a Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate on February 21st,

from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the UIS Studio Theater.

All six Democratic candidates (State Sen. Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Dr. Robert Marshall and J.B. Pritzker) have agreed to participate.* The debate will be moderated by representatives from the SJR, WMAY, and WUIS, with three questions coming directly from current UIS students.

This event will be live broadcast on WMAY and webcast via

Important Ticketing Information: Tickets are limited. Tickets are free, but advanced tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available at the UIS Admissions desk in UHB (9:00am – 4:30pm Mon. – Fri.). Individuals must be physically present and provide their Icard/UIS ID in order to receive a ticket. Because tickets are limited one icard = one ticket (sorry, no “plus ones”). General public tickets are available through the SRJ and WMAY. All tickets are general admission. No signs will be allowed in the Studio Theater. Attendees must be seated by 6:45 p.m.

 *The Republican candidates were invited to participate in a separate debate on Feb. 20. Bruce Rauner did not confirm.

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