Rally organizers push for change in Oklahoma child welfare system

RANDY ELLIS Modified: December 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm •  Published: August 6, 2009
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The coalition plans to begin a third petition drive this month or in early September, he said.

The July 24 rally drew eight participants. The coalition’s goal remains unchanged, Cooper said.

"Our single largest issue is the unalienable violation of civil and Constitutional liberties of families and children and lack of accountability,” Cooper said. "If you ever have to file a complaint on a Department of Human Services issue, good luck getting it through.

"We want them to focus on children who need protection and ... simultaneously focus on families who don’t need to be separated,” he said, adding he thinks many families would be better served by simple, in-home services.


"We want (the Department of Human Services) to focus on children who need protection and ... simultaneously focus on families who don’t need to be separated."
Clarence Cooper
president and chairman of the Oklahoma Family Rights Coalition

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