The Department of Human Services plans to revoke Chehalem Youth and Family Services' license to operate residential care homes, citing a history of neglect and abuse on the part of the Newberg-based organization.

The Department of Human Services plans to revoke Chehalem Youth and Family Services’ license to operate residential care homes, citing a history of neglect and abuse on the part of the Newberg-based organization.

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The state Department of Human Services intends to revoke Chehalem Youth and Family Services’ license to operate residential care homes, following a months-long investigation.

Numerous complaints about neglect, maltreatment, lack of supervision, failure to complete mandatory reporting, failure to perform duties to protect a youth’s health and safety, and financial mismanagement led up to DHS’s decision this week.

If its license is revoked, CYFS would need to shut down its three Newberg group homes which provide residential care for 16 youths who are wards of the juvenile court. A fourth CYFS home recently sold and is no longer used for residential care, records show.

Residential care puts youths into a “treatment program that provides behavioral support, life skills and professional mental health services,” according to CYFS.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.