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The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan

​​An Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) settled a class action, civil rights lawsuit against its foster care system by agreeing to make improvements in targeted areas of the state’s Child Welfare system. As part of this settlement agreement DHS is developing an improvement plan, called the Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan, which will guide the agency in the years ahead as it works to make improvements in the way it cares for children in foster care.

Pinnacle Plan - Co-Neutral Bios


As part of the settlement agreement, three out-of-state child welfare experts were named to oversee the development of the child welfare improvement plan and its implementation. These experts are called “co-neutrals”. Select their names below to read more about them.

Contact Information

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