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Review: DHS could do more to prevent foster care abuses

STATE OF OREGON - A review has found ways the Department of Human Services can reduce foster care abuse.SALEM — The Oregon Department of Human Services might be able to prevent the abuse of children in Oregon’s foster care system by placing their charges more appropriately and better coordinating its response to allegations of abuse, according to draft of an outside assessment of the agency, released Thursday.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown charged an External Advisory Committee comprised of legislators and stakeholders in the state’s foster care system with conducting an independent review of DHS late last year. The draft assessment, prepared by management consultancy Public Knowledge, LLC, was presented to the committee Thursday.

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