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Oregon in Bottom Half of States in Latest National Child Well-Being Rankings

Education and economic well-being show greatest room for improvement for kids

PORTLAND, Ore., June 13, 2017 — Despite a strong economy, Oregon has fallen behind a majority of states in the welfare of its children, ranking 31st in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Bookreleased today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
 

Empowered Youth Set Policy Agenda to Improve Oregon’s Foster Care System

Priorities highlight critical need to expand training and accountability for foster parents and caseworkers, to improve support for LGBTQ+ youth, and to institute a Sibling Bill of Rights

PORTLAND, ORE.  Current and former foster youth from across Oregon presented policy recommendations today to an audience of lawmakers, Oregon Department of Human Services administrators, service providers, and community members.

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