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Monitors say Oklahoma DHS has best performance to date


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials monitoring Oklahoma's Department of Human Services have said the agency's child-welfare system has had its best performance to date but have also warned it needs to increase the number of foster homes for children who require therapeutic care.

The Tulsa World reports that the biannual assessment released Friday says the department made "good faith efforts" in 29 of the 31 criteria measuring child welfare.

The oversight panel also says the department has seen a 77% decline in specialized foster homes for children in state custody who need therapeutic care.


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