Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan

An Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services

OKDHS settled a class action, civil rights lawsuit against its foster care system by agreeing to make improvements in targeted areas of the state’s Child Welfare system. As part of this settlement agreement OKDHS is developing an improvement plan, called the Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan, which will guide the agency in the years ahead as it works to make improvements in the way it cares for children in foster care.

The Oklahoma Pinnacle Plan







         >> View past updates and drafts of plan 

Pinnacle Plan: Year 2 - Quarter 1

Executive Summary - Year 2 Quarter 2  (.pdf, 5 pp, 246 KB) 



>> View past Executive Summaries and
Pinnacle Plan points

Pinnacle Plan Measures - Monthly Summary Report 


Co-Neutral Bios

As part of the settlement agreement, three out-of-state child welfare experts were named to oversee the development of the child welfare improvement plan and its implementation. These experts are called “co-neutrals”. Select their names below to read more about them. 




Contact Information

We welcome your feedback throughout this process. If you would like to provide suggestions or feedback for consideration, please email us or call the Director's Hotline at 1-877-751-2972.


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CW Summit video This video documents the summits held in February 2012 with OKDHS child welfare staff.  The summits were held to solicit recommendations for the child welfare improvement plan.




Last Updated:  3/29/2014