Foster Care in Oklahoma: A System of Apathy

When foster youth in Oklahoma suffer abuse in state custody, the chances are appallingly high that an investigation will be ineffective and inconsequential. When a 10-year-old boy said he was sexually assaulted by his 13-year-old roommate in their room at an Oklahoma short-term residential treatment center, the staff didn’t rally to protect him or call […]

Taking toys away from foster kids won’t fix dysfunctional child welfare systems

A recent op-ed published in The Washington Post suggested cuts in support to foster families to reduce “waste” in the DC child welfare system. According to its writer, “middle class” foster parents are “overpaid” to care for the children they take in, while others — like the relatives of vulnerable children — are suffering in […]

Settling in for a long battle to protect thousands of abused and neglected kids

Every time we launch a campaign to reform a foster care system that’s endangering the abused and neglected children who depend on it, we hope the public officials responsible for the system will at least acknowledge the severity and scope of the problems we have called to their attention. Sadly, that’s not always the case. […]

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