Report finds progress by DHS in reducing abuse of children in state care

Oklahoma's Department of Human Services has made significant progress in reducing incidents of abuse of children in state care, according to a new report released Friday by out-of-state monitors.

DHS reported a "sharp decline in the incidence of abuse and neglect in institutional settings," the overseers reported, adding that the agency also was highly successful in protecting the safety of children being cared for by parents in trial reunifications.