foster care

Foster Care Audit

Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children (Oregonian, 2/27/2018)

Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020 (Statesman Journal, 2/27/2018)

Oregon Agrees To Limit Placement Of Foster Kids In Hotels (OPB, 2/27/2018)

Foster care in Oregon: chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state’s most vulnerable children (2018) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Foster care audit

Audit: ‘Inconsistent, disorganized’ DHS programs hurt child welfare (Portland Tribune, 1/31/2018)

Audit faults top administrators for Oregon’s chronic child welfare failures (Oregonian, 1/31/2018)

Oregon DHS child welfare audit says staff endured ‘bullying, intimidation’ by agency leaders (Statesman Journal, 1/31/2018)

Audit Finds Wealth Of Problems With Oregon’s Child Welfare Office (OPB, 1/31/2018)

Audit: Oregon’s foster care system faces deep and persistent (Register Guard, 2/1/2018)

Audit: Oregon foster care needs more money, culture fix (The World, 2/1/2018)

Foster care in Oregon: chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state’s most vulnerable children (2018) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division

Foster child rights

Gov. Kate Brown signs foster children’s rights bills into law (Statesman Journal, 5/17/17)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed two bills into law Wednesday securing new rights for foster kid (OPB, 5/17/17)

Oregon foster children’s bill of rights [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Human Services

Child welfare strategy

DHS halts ‘differential response’ tack in new counties (Statesman Journal, 4/4/17)

Safe children — strong, supported families [PDF] (2014) Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare

Oregon Department of Human Services Differential Response initiative : program evaluation plan [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Human Services