Oregon’s DHS Mishaps Discussed After Years of INACTION

Records show, under DHS care, children as young as 3 were reportedly raped. Another DHS investigation concluded senior citizens died from substantiated abuse. One of the department’s most recent mea culpas involved a $15 million lawsuit on behalf of 9 children abused by a Salem foster parent. DHS also received complaints about Give Us This Day, a foster care provider in Portland, for more than 10 years. Complaints included allegations that children were denied food, people were assaulted and even raped.
Hundreds of DHS emails related to the facility revealed that department heads knew many Give Us This Day caregivers and employees had criminal records. Give Us This Day was also operating without a proper license. DHS Interim Director Clyde Saiki, who was recently appointed by Governor Kate Brown, admits it’s”very difficult to control all aspects of the system.””Currently, there is no system in place to cross-check any red flags,” Saiki said.


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