Feds: Oregon child welfare fails people with disabilities


A federal civil rights watchdog has found "systemic deficiencies" in the state's treatment of parents with disabilities.

The Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed to comply with federal laws that protect people with disabilities from discrimination, the agency said Wednesday, Dec. 4. The agreement was reached voluntarily after the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Services reviewed Oregon's operations, triggered by news reports and a complaint by an advocate regarding an Oregon couple with disabilities whose children were removed from their care.