Despite a flood of applications for new state jobs working with foster children, the Department of Human Services still hasn’t officially hired anyone for its understaffed Child Welfare division.
Oregon Department of Human Services officials say they are notifying about 645,000 clients whose personal information is at risk from a January data breach.
A husband and wife are accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the Oregon Department of Human Services over a 4-year period.
The lawsuit alleges a background check on Robert Lamb should have turned up a conviction in 2008 for strangling his girlfriend and a 2016 restraining order involving his other children.
Oregon's Department of Human Services released records on Monday detailing the agency's 2013 investigation into Jennifer and Sarah Hart.
A $100 million lawsuit accuses Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS) of overlooking physical and sexual abuse of foster children living in a Marion County foster home – and then trying to cover up the agency's own failures to prevent that abuse.
New documents released Monday show that Oregon Child Protective Services show the agency knew that the Hart family had been investigated for child abuse in Minnesota.
Hayden James Henry was found dead on October 19, 2014 with injuries all over his body. The lawsuit claims DHS and the police did almost nothing to prevent his death.
On the heels of a federal review that showed failing grades in all 14 categories, the Oregon Department of Human Services met Friday for a stakeholder meeting.
A former employee with the state’s Department of Human Services resigned her position amid an internal fraud investigation, officials confirmed.