Jami Ledoux, the director of child welfare services for the state of Oklahoma, recently announced that she will be resigning from the position. Ms. Ledoux cited stress as one of the main contributing factors to her decision, particularly from implementing a 2012 settlement agreement following a class-action civil rights lawsuit.
Ms. Ledoux has worked in the child welfare wing of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for the past four years, serving as the director for three, and as an interim director for one. Her resignation will become effective as of May 31.
The Department of Human services is the largest state agency in Oklahoma, and provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need. The purpose of Child Welfare Services is to improve the safety, permanence, and well-being of children and families involved in the Child Welfare system through collaboration with the families and their community.
This was reported by newsok on May 16, 2018.
Contact Information: Jami Ledoux, Director of Child Welfare Services, Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105; (405) 521-3777; Website: www.okdhs.org