Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Department of Human Services

Kobbi R. Blair/Statesman Journal

Oregon state officials knew eight years ago of deficiencies in their child welfare programs and failed to address any of the significant issues, according to a report sent to federal assessors last month.

The 2008 review found DHS below standard in 11 of 13 federal childcare assessment categories.

DHS is required to assess its childcare programs about every six years.

The new, 140-page assessment sent to the federal Administration for Children and Families last month shows that DHS now fails in all categories.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.