child welfare

Hot car dangers during the warm weather

MEDFORD, Ore. – With temperatures rising, local police want to remind people not to leave animals and kids in hot cars. Police say people who leave animals or kids in cars can get cited for endangerment of an animal or child. There …

Foster care shortage in Jackson County

Jackson County kids in need of emergency housing are starting to sleep in offices. Beds were recently added at the Department of Human Services to make up for a lack of foster parents. In September of 2011,  Jackson County had 365 kids …

Oregon foster care crisis

Oregon — A new report reveals Oregon’s child welfare system is failing in every area possible. The federal study released this week shows only a little more than half of abuse and neglect allegation investigations were completed on time, and in the most …