High abuse rates reported in study of Oklahoma foster care system


BY RANDY ELLIS
TULSA — A new study of 374 Oklahoma foster care cases found nearly one in eight children suffered confirmed instances of abuse or neglect while in state DHS custody.
Reviewers also found that Oklahoma foster care children were routinely shuttled from one placement to another, with nearly 55 percent of the children studied experiencing four or more different placements during their most recent stays in state custody