Oregon’s child welfare director sees reforms taking hold

Rebecca Jones Gaston (Contributed photo)

Rebecca Jones Gaston stepped into one of the state’s biggest crises in 2019, taking over the Oregon agency charged with safeguarding children.

Nearly 18 months later, Jones Gaston is optimistic.

She is director of the state Child Welfare Division, where reforms are taking hold.

Fewer children go to foster care.

More caseworkers are on . . .

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