Legislators are meeting Monday to discuss ways to halt operations at the Department of Human Services. DHS has come under scrutiny recently after several child and adult deaths occurred in the care of caseworkers.
State Representatives Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City) and Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher) announced they will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Monday at the state Capitol.
With headlines and statistics telling the tale of failures to provide adequate protection for those children placed in their care and custody, a press conference will be held to discuss a plan to halt business as usual at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and question the DHS commissioners regarding DHS policies and practices,” the legislators said in a statement.
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