Task Force on the Delivery of Human Services
|The Task Force on the Delivery of Human Services was established by SB 450 (2013). Its directive is to:
- Study the delivery of human services in this state and what is currently being done by the state agencies to streamline case management and to help persons who are involved in the systems or who are seeking assistance to access and navigate the systems;
- Investigate models for the delivery of human services in other states;
- Identify existing regulatory barriers that prevent a unified human services delivery system;
- Determine which human service programs and services are conductive to a unified delivery system and which programs and services must remain separate but should closely coordinate with a unified human services delivery system;
- Investigate how to improve information systems and the feasibility of creating a shared database; and
- Investigate ways to use existing facilities more efficiently.
The task force shall submit a preliminary report to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to human services, housing and corrections, as appropriate, no later than February 15, 2014. The task force shall submit a final report of its findings to the appropriate committees of the Legislative Assembly no later than February 15, 2015.
Contact for More Information:
DAS Legislative and Communications Coordinator
Committee Administrator - Committee Services
Task Force Membership
|The task force consists of 20 members.
The Speaker of the House appoints two members;
The Senate President appoints two members;
The Governor appoints five members who shall be persons who represent the Association of Oregon Counties, a labor organization that represents the Department of Human Services employees, the Early Learning Council, a coordinated care organization, and a person with experience in workforce placement and retraining programs that help Oregonians return to stable employment;
The Director of Human Services appoints seven members who shall have expertise in the delivery of child welfare services, the delivery of self-sufficiency services, an organization that advocates for individuals involved in the child welfare system, an organization that advocates for recipients of self-sufficiency services, the delivery of services to seniors and persons with disabilities; and an organization that advocates for persons with disabilities;
The Director of Housing and Community Services appoints two members, one of which works for the department and has expertise in housing low-income individuals and families and the other represents a community organization that assists low-income individuals and families in securing housing;
The Director of the Department of Corrections appoints one member with expertise in assisting individuals on probation or post-prison supervision to secure housing and to find and maintain employment;
- The Director of the Oregon Health Authority appoints one member with expertise in serving persons with mental illness who are living in the community.
Task Force Members
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Senator Jackie Winters
Representative Vic Gilliam
Representative David Gomberg
Cynthia Ackerman, Co-Chair
Commissioner Tammy Baney, Deschutes County
Margaret Van Vliet
Task Force Meetings
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