Monitors Report Inadequate Foster Care Reform Efforts by Oklahoma DHS

Public Radio Tulsa, August 31, 2018

“After noting “discernible progress” in January toward improvements laid out in the Pinnacle Plan, the monitors, known as co-neutrals, noted nine areas where DHS is not making good faith efforts, up from three in their last semi-annual review. ‘I think the people who, obviously, pay taxes ought to be very concerned what their tax money is going for, but it is not going to protect children who are the most vulnerable — those children in foster care,’ said A Better Childhood Executive Director Marcia Robinson Lowry, who was co-lead counsel in the lawsuit that led to the Pinnacle Plan.”

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