Oklahoma DHS revises child welfare reform plan

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Abused and neglected babies would no longer be housed in state shelters under a revised child welfare reform plan from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Officials also pledged to improve customer service at the department, which developed the proposal as part of a settlement of a federal class-action lawsuit over the treatment of children in state custody.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/J1Ok54) reports that officials presented monitors with the initial draft of its plan in late March. The monitors received comments from the child advocacy group that sued the agency, and then met with DHS officials to discuss suggested changes.

DHS submitted a revised reform plan on Tuesday.

The revision calls for eliminating the use of shelters for children younger than 6 by the end of 2012 instead of June 2013.


Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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  • by cindy Location: durant on May 5, 2012 at 06:05 PM
    d.h.s. cant run their own house hold or fix it for that matter,they destroy everything they stick their ugly nose in,just like a pig.
  • by jeff Location: texoma on May 5, 2012 at 05:19 PM
    i cant wait to see the day when they close down the crooked dhs forever,ican tell you by proof the so called loving caring foster homes are just as drugged out and drunk as the ones the dhs would consider not qualified to adopt,and if they was put in the homes of the dhs workers, you know the perfectly qualified ones,they are partiers,just like the ones they would take kids from if not worse, dhs huh what a joke, that isnt funny.bunch of wackos.i have seen what i have commented with my own eyes far more than once.
  • by Jody Pratt Location: Denison on May 4, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    They should start by firing all the workers- they botch cases all the time and are forced to give kids back when they needed their help! God helps those children that will be going to foster homes in Oklahoma too- so many drugs in Oklahoma that who knows what they are doing-- drug test the foster families too!
  • by Linda Location: Atoka Co. on May 4, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    If they dont go to shelters, must be foster homes ?Just hope they get enough foster homes that are loving, responsible homes. Havent been involved in shelters in some time, but some I know of were manned by very responsible and loving people.
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