Authority to Issue An Orders of Drug Treatment for Parents of Neglected and Abused Children

In In re Lawrence M., 172 Ill. 2d 523, 670 N.E.2d 710, 219 Ill. Dec. 32 (1996) the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) challenged the juvenile court's authority under section 2-10 to issue such orders. the Supreme Court found that authority in section 2-10. In reaching that conclusion, the court noted that, under section 2-10(2), the juvenile court has authority "to enter orders for the 'provision of services to the minor or his family to ameliorate the causes contributing to the finding of probable cause' that there is abuse or neglect." Lawrence M., 172 Ill. 2d at 528, 670 N.E.2d at 713 (quoting 705 ILCS 405/2-10(2) (West 1994)). The court also found that other statutory provisions showed that "drug treatment for parents of neglected and abused children was among the services the legislature intended DCFS to provide." Lawrence M., 172 Ill. 2d at 530, 670 N.E.2d at 714-15.