The Oklahoman Opinion
Justin Brown, appointed this week by Gov. Kevin Stitt to head the Department of Human Services, says he has “a service mind.” That’s sure to be tested in his new position.
There may be no more difficult job in state government than running DHS. It’s Oklahoma’s largest state agency, with roughly 7,000 employees, and it oversees a broad array of services for the state’s most vulnerable populations, ranging from child welfare and adult protective services to food stamps and assistance for those with developmental disabilities.
It’s an agency that, as often as not through the years, has made news for the worst reasons.
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