Ed Lake, director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, center, and Jami Ledoux, director of child welfare services for DHS, talk to an audience during the Oklahoma Watch-Out: The State of Foster Care event March 15, 2018. Credit: Whtney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch
An ongoing series that explores how Oklahoma’s severe human-needs issues affect the lives of children.

Top officials from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services talk about challenges and progress in the state’s foster-care and child-welfare programs during an “Oklahoma Watch-Out” public forum.

Panelists are Ed Lake, director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, and Jami Ledoux, director of child welfare services for DHS.


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