OKLAHOMA CITY – DHS workers are blowing the whistle on Oklahoma’s Child Protective Services, saying they are overburdened with extremely high caseloads and the state is covering it all up to comply with a court order. As a result, children aren’t being protected like they should.
“I don’t know if all the children in my caseload are safe right now,” said one of the workers named Shawna. News 9 is not using her last name because of the nature of her job. “I can honestly say that. I don’t know.”
Shawna is a worker for Child Protective Services. That’s who’s called in to investigate when DHS gets a report that children may be in danger. But she and two of her co-workers told News 9 that an unrealistic workload makes protecting those kids impossible. [Read Full Article]