The final version of the Pinnacle Plan for revamping the Department of Human Services and its commission under a settlement agreement in a federal lawsuit over treatment of children in state foster care has been submitted to experts, known as ...Read More »
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Former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane was tapped by Gov. Mary Fallin Wednesday to serve as chairman of the Oklahoma Human Services Commission, succeeding Brad Yarbrough.Read More »
Oklahoma City businessman Brad Yarbrough announced Tuesday that he is resigning as chairman of the Oklahoma Commission for Human Services, but will remain a member of the panel that over sees the Department of Human Services.Read More »
A Department of Human Services without the commission that has been its constitutional oversight body for many decades. Four citizen advisory panels to help guide the massive welfare agency as it implements reforms mandated by a federal lawsuit settlement over ...Read More »
Now that the Commission for Human Services and Children’s Rights have agreed to changes made to a settlement agreement by the Contingency Review Board, the advocacy organization’s lawsuit challenging the treatment of children in Oklahoma’s foster care system is in ...
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After a series of recent deaths of children under its custody, the Department of Human Services has been hit with stiff criticism on several fronts, including sharp words from House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee. “We believe that government’s primary purpose is ...
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House Speaker Kris Steele and lawmakers reviewing the Department of Human Services and its policies and procedures for monitoring children in state custody will reveal next week a program aimed at producing better outcomes in such cases. Officials said the ...Read More »
Former Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane will chair a new Special Review Committee of the Oklahoma Human Services Commission to determine whether investigations of deaths of children and adults in DHS custody follow agency policies, and whether those policies ...Read More »