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Pay raises at DHS

From the DHS Facebook page September 12, 2019: DHS Announces 13% pay raises for frontline employees, calls for Oklahomans to apply for 550 vacant positions DHS will fully fund pay increases within its FY’20 budget to bring frontline employees to par with peers in other state agencies. OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Human Services […]

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General Membership meeting October 11

Child Protection Coalition meetings are open to the public and typically are at noon on the second Friday every other month at Youth Services of Tulsa, 311 S. Madison Ave. The next meeting will be October 11, 2019. We encourage you to bring a friend who is involved in the child welfare system, either as […]

Child Abuse Network provides less traumatic investigation of abuse

The Child Abuse Network provides a collaborative and non-duplicated interagency approach to process and investigate child abuse cases. The centralized, team approach is designed from the child’s point of view to help minimize the trauma of child abuse investigation and promote the healing process. Less Traumatic Investigation Prior to the Child Abuse Network and the […]

The Life of Firestrike

Watch the video Family & Children’s Services Child Abuse and Trauma Services – also known as CATS – leaps giant hurdles to provide hope and healing to nearly 5,000 children each year who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma. One of CATS’ methods for helping children work through traumatic events is by having them draw […]

Read about Pinnacle Plan progress

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services settled a class action, civil rights lawsuit against its foster care system by agreeing to make improvements in targeted areas of the state’s Child Welfare system. As part of this settlement agreement, DHS has developed an improvement plan, called the Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan, which will guide the agency in […]

DHS announces new leadership

Dr. Myron Pope named Chief of Strategic Engagement Dr. Myron Pope has been named Chief of Strategic Engagement for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Pope most recently served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and is a former member of the Human Services Commission. “I […]

Meet the Child Welfare Director

Meet Dr. Deb Shropshire, the newly named Director of Child Welfare for the Department of Human Services. Dr. Shropshire is a pediatrician with OU Children’s Physicians in Oklahoma City.  She has held many roles at DHS, including medical director for Child Welfare Services and Deputy Director of Child Welfare Community Partnerships. She is an Associate […]

Governor names new director of OKDHS

On June 4, 2019, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that he had appointed a new director to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Justin B. Brown has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Capital Partners since 2008. He joined Choice Capital Partners, the ownership entity for Villagio Senior Living, following an eight-year career in […]