Grant Aims to Amplify Marginalized Voices in Oklahoma


Grant Aims to Amplify Marginalized Voices in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is looking for people from marginalized backgrounds who want to influence the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.


Oklahoma Program Builds a Place for Siblings in Foster Care

In Oklahoma, if a sibling group of three kids is taken into foster care, there is about a one-in-three chance they will be split up. A few years ago, one of the state’s child welfare providers decided to do something about it.

Texas Not Moving Fast Enough to Move Foster Children out of Hotels and Offices, Attorneys Say


Legendary Child Rights Litigator Staffs Up to Storm the Big City

Marcia Lowry, the crusading child welfare attorney, works out of an office on Hardscrabble Road. She didn’t name this leafy suburban New York lane, but it suits her reputation: The slew of big-ticket settlements she’s secured against large foster care systems made her one of the nation’s most respected, winning and – in some quarters – loathed attorneys for vulnerable youth.

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Faith-Based Laws and Foster Care: Destined for Supreme Court?

Two more states have joined the ranks of those that have acted legislatively to guarantee the right of faith-based child welfare contractors to discriminate against parents – and in some cases children – whose lifestyles do not comport with the religious views of the organization.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Faith-Based Foster Care Bill, Kansas is Likely Next

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed into law a bill that permits the state’s faith-based child welfare partners to discriminate against same-sex couples, single or unmarried people, and possibly even LGBTQ youth.


Oklahoma Senate Passes Faith-Based Protection Bill

The Oklahoma State Senate has passed a bill to enable faith-based child welfare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ couples, and perhaps even children in the system. Senate Bill 1140 is authored by State Sen.


    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Surveys Differential Response

    This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a brief about the efficacy of differential response (DR) and child safety in six states that have implemented this child protection strategy for over ten years.


    From Group Home to Foster Care Community, Oklahoma Agency Adapts to Trends

    In 1952, the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch (OLBR) opened as a family-style group home to serve young men in trouble. The ranch evolved to serve boys who could not be maintained in a foster home because of their behavior.


    23rd Oklahoma Child Abuse & Neglect Conference

    This OU Medicine Conference's goals are to provide professionals who work in the area of child maltreatment with current research and best practices to better respond and provide appropriate services to children and their caregivers in the area of child maltreatment.