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Chehalem Youth and Family Services Behavior
CYFS and other providers are fighting back. CYFS has become a lightning rod in the situation because of our advocacy for quality care, justice, and common sense. Now OAAPI, the investigative arm of the state, is under investigation itself and it is about time. Already 17 youth programs have closed in the last 19 months across the state. As a result, our state's youth are routinely sleeping in DHS offices and in hotel rooms with caseworkers which is appalling. Of course none of this meets DHS's own licencing standards.
CYFS has always welcomed the partnership we have with DHS and this notification of Intent to Revoke License is being embraced by CYFS as another step toward building the increasingly high level of caring and therapeutic services these children, who have struggled with other services, need. With numerous changes that Behavioral Residential Services has gone through in our state over the past few years, it is even more pivotal to build a healthy and strong partnership with DHS and those we partner with each day. We look forward to the continued growth that CYFS along with DHS will be going through to better the welfare of those whom we serve.
CYFS is appealing the Intent to Revoke License. We believe this recent action will be reversed as DHS is held accountable for their actions. We look forward to continuing to provide quality care to our states youth in our BRS program with the support of our community.