Tag Archives: Foster Children

Foster kids’ attorneys aren’t the problem: Guest opinion

As a Portland-based attorney who has practiced juvenile law for more than 20 years, I read Hillary Borrud’s April 29 article, “Who speaks for the kids?,” with a mixture of interest and dread. She pointed out the flaws in our representation of child clients. She noted some strengths, but mostly weaknesses in attorneys representing children […]
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Kids are dying. We need foster care changes now: Guest opinion

We will remember in November the lack of effort by Brown and the Legislature to prioritize our families. Source: Kids are dying. We need foster care changes now: Guest opinion

Oregon officials consider increasing accountability for foster children’s lawyers 

Oregon’s agency that hires and oversees lawyers for foster children is considering proposals to increase accountability, after The Oregonian/OregonLive reported last month that the state has no system to monitor the quality of legal work. Source: Oregon officials consider increasing accountability for foster children’s lawyers | OregonLive.com

We all want lawyers representing foster children to be present and accountable: Guest opinion

The problems with the structure and funding of Oregon’s public defense system are nothing new. Source: We all want lawyers representing foster children to be present and accountable: Guest opinion

Lawyers Who Represent Foster Kids – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We sit down with Oregonian/Oregonlive reporter Hillary Borrud to discuss her reporting on the statewide system governing lawyers who represent kids in foster care. And we’re joined by Amy Miller, acting deputy director of the state Office of Public Defense Services, to talk about a pilot program that started in 2014 and has improved outcomes for kids in participating counties. More […]
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In Oregon, lawyers for foster children don’t even have to show up

A pair of Oregon sisters were 5 and not quite 2 when state workers removed them and three older half-siblings from their Medford home in March 2014. Police were concerned about the children’s lack of food and their parents’ drug use and domestic violence, court records say. The little girls deserved a say in what […]
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Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children

Oregon officials have agreed to drastically reduce by mid-2020 their use of hotels and other unsuitable settings as short-term homes for foster children. Source: Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children

Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020

Oregon officials have settled a lawsuit over whether child welfare officials should place foster children in hotels. Source: Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020

Brown wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers at the Department of Human Services, to the tune of $14.5 million. That’s in addition to 184 budgeted field positions that remain unfilled. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers 

After a critical audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office highlighted failings of the agency charged with caring for the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Kate Brown is asking for an additional $14.5 million this legislative session to hire 200 more caseworkers. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers . […]
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