Child Welfare

Oregon’s Child Welfare System Hit With Lawsuit After a Rising Number of Foster Kids Sent to Institutional Facilities

  As the Oregon state legislature considers the fate of an increasing number of foster children sent to out-of-state institutional facilities, legal advocates filed a class-action lawsuit today in federal court designed to address the […]

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Michael Jordan Helps Get a Big Win for Mentoring Program that Works with At-Risk Youth

Friends of the Children, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides paid, intensively trained mentors to at-risk youth for more than 12 years, just got a boost to its national expansion campaign from basketball legend Michael Jordan. […]

Child Welfare

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Recognizes the Struggles of Many Foster Parents in the State

Last month, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (R) released an audit of the state’s child welfare system, which has lost almost half its capacity in the past five years. According to the report, Oregon […]