Issue Summary: In 2017, the legislature directed ODDS to identify $12 million for a generic budget reduction. ODDS planned to save some of this money by limiting services for children with I/DD. On February 21, ODDS announced that does not plan to implement the cap on children’s services at this time. Instead, ODDS will meet those reductions through… Continue Reading Stop cuts to in-home care
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In response to our lawsuit, DHS has agreed to temporarily restore previous in-home care services for people with disabilities that the agency cut this Fall. Continue Reading Temporary freeze to home care cuts
HR County may ditch juvenile jail; Budget shortfalls prompts talk of reducing ‘subsidy’ for jail (Dalles Chronicle, 3/19/2018) Audit looks at juvenile detention (Dalles Chronicle, 3/06/2018) Oregon groups call for state oversight of juvenile justice facilities (OPB News 3/1/2018), picked up by Jefferson Public Radio Advocates urge state to take action on juvenile jails (East… Continue Reading Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention
Our investigative report found that kids held at NORCOR endure psychologically harmful conditions and solitary confinement. Continue Reading Investigative Report: Kids at NORCOR