Agency wants to make it harder to access records

The public could have a harder time accessing child abuse investigation records under a rule change being considered by the Oregon Department of Human Services.

SALEM, Ore. — Officials at the Oregon Department of Human Services are considering a move that would make it harder for the public to access child abuse investigations.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports similar records in the past have helped reveal systemic child abuse.

The state agency is considering narrowing the type of abuse records that can be accessed for children who are placed in care outside of a home, such as a boarding school, a wilderness facility or some other

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