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Investigating DHS Child Deaths

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Health, Local News, News.
November 8, 2011

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A Special Review Committee of the Human Services Commission is looking at child deaths at the Department of Human Services.

The committee which held its second meeting Tuesday will look into 18 deaths involving DHS since January of 2010 with 13 pending.

Chairman Wes Lane says the goal is to let the public know the agency is doing everything possible to protect children.

“You cannot always predict murder, so at what degree are we doing we everything can and to what degree is it simply impossible to predict when some nut is going to kill their child.”

Committee members include representatives from the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commission and Oklahoma City Schools.

Lane says the next meeting should take place in the next couple of weeks.

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