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Longtime State Foster Care Manager to be Replaced

The audit concluded child welfare officials recognized systemic problems but failed for years to fix them.

Posted: May. 12, 2018 9:50 AM
Updated: May. 12, 2018 10:29 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Direct oversight of Oregon's foster care system is set to change hands for the first time in 17 years.

The shake-up follows a critical state audit in January and a steady stream of multimillion-dollar lawsuits that allege foster children were placed and left in harm's way.

A top official at the Department of Human Services confirmed that Kevin George, who has managed the foster care program since 2001, will be replaced by a new leader hired to focus on recruitment and retention of foster families. George will move Monday to a newly created position focused on federal funding.

The audit concluded child welfare officials recognized systemic problems but failed for years to fix them. They included a complete lack of strategy to recruit and retain foster parents.

Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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