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  • Oklahoma

STATE DHS MAKING PROGRESS IN FOSTER CARE REFORM, BUT RATE OF MALTREATMENT REMAINS HIGH (11.17.16)

The latest report issued on Thursday by experts charged with assessing whether the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is making “good faith” efforts to reform of the foster care system has found increased progress in many areas but that the state has not made good faith efforts in protecting children from abuse in foster homes.

November 17, 2016|Oklahoma, Press Releases|
  • Texas

TEXAS CPS SHOULD CUT CASELOADS IN HALF FOR WORKERS WHO HELP FOSTER KIDS, ADVISERS TELL JUDGE (11.04.16)

CPS "conservatorship" caseworkers nurture and advocate for children who have been removed because of abuse or neglect, and such workers should have no more than 14 cases each, said court-appointed special masters Kevin Ryan and Francis McGovern.

November 4, 2016|Media Articles, Texas|
  • Texas

REPORT SAYS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKERS ARE OVERLOADED, URGES OVERHAUL (11.04.16)

The long-awaited report comes almost a year after U.S. District Judge Janis Jack ruled that Texas’ long-term foster care system violated children's civil rights.

November 4, 2016|Media Articles, Texas|
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