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Relevant Reports, Child Safety in Substitute Care
​A printable list of all reports on this page
On-goingChild Welfare Advisory Committee
A 21-member legislative-mandated committee that counsels the agency on the development and administration of the policies, programs and practices. Meets bi-monthly and meeting materials and updates are available.
Presently meetingSB222 Task Force on Representation in Child Dependency
SB 222 creates a Task Force for the purpose of assessing Oregon’s current model of representation for the state, DHS, parents, and children in dependency cases. The task force must review current practices across Oregon’s 36 counties and the country, identify best practices, and recommend a model of representation that protects the due process interests of, and promotes good outcomes for, Oregon children and families. The Task Force will also assess the need for performance standards, quality assurance measures, and protocols for crossover cases. ​
2016, NovemberOregon Differential Response: Year 1 Site Visit Report
DHS contracted with the Children and Family Research Center (CFRS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of Differential Response in Oregon. Pacific Research and Evaluation is a sub-contractor for University of Illinois who helped to complete this report.
2015, OctoberQuarterly Business Review (QBR)
The Quarterly Business Review is part of a management system at DHS designed to enhance customer services, reduce costs and drive innovation. Frequently called QBR, it’s a way to review progress towards goals, identified as measures, and adjust any planning based defined metrics. The QBR is an examination process, outcomes are monitored and focused improvement plans are being implemented to meet the goals established for each measure. This report includes these details.
2014Foster Children’s Bill of Rights
Requires DHS to adopt rules to establish the Oregon Foster Children’s Bill of Rights, provides the rightRequires DHS to adopt rules to establish the Oregon Foster Children’s Bill of Rights, provides the right to file formal complaints, provides for notice of placement, how to obtain a driver license, establish a bank account, obtain a credit report and health care and mental health care, including services and treatments available without parental consent. Oregon Statute § 418.200 through § 418-202 2013 SB 123, Act No 515
2014Oregon Child and Family Services Plan - A 5 year plan
The Children’s Bureau of the Office of Administration for Children and Families requires a forward looking plan every 5 years to ensure conformity with the requirements in titles IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act for purposes of federal funding. The CFSP is a strategic plan that sets forth a state’s vision and goals to strengthen its child welfare system. It outlines initiatives and activities that the state or tribe will carry out over the next 5 years to administer and integrate programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. The goals and objectives of the CFSP must address improved outcomes in the following areas: Permanency for children; well-being of children and their families; the nature, scope, and adequacy of existing child and family and related social services
2016SB1515 Establishing standards and criteria for child-caring agency
Mandatory licensing, certification or authorization of child-caring agencies by Department of Human Services
Presently meetingHB2233 Children’s Residential Care Advisory Committee
​HB 2233 Requires DHS to create an advisory committee within OAAPI for the purpose of advising both DHS and OAAPI about residential care at facilities subject to oversight and administration by OAAPI. The advisory committee will prepare recommendations to DHS and OAPPI on the following: the need to adopt new or amend existing administrative rules; the status of exiting processes to investigate residential care and the need to improve or expand such processes; the current processes for making findings of abuse or neglect in residential care; and streamlining processes within DHS and OAAPI with respect to residential care. Members of the advisory committee include staff from DHS licensing, OAPPI and child welfare, representatives from OYA, OHA, providers of residential care for children, youth or youth offenders, representative of an advocacy organization representing consumers of residential care ​
2009Foster Care Safety Team Report, Final
Independent workgroup created by Director Erinn Kelley-Siel charged with reviewing abuse and neglect incidents in Oregon’s foster care system. Convened as a result of a Critical Incident Report Team (CIRT) report about a long-time foster parent convicted of child abuse.
2004Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and CIRT Reports

The CIRT process rapidly draws lessons for the improvement of agency actions when there is an incident or serious injury or death caused by abuse or neglect involving a child who has had contact with the Oregon Department of Human Services. In each particular case, the CIRT process identifies what improvements can be made to DHS policies or practices and to make the report public information.

2016Casey Family Programs
1997Federal Reporting and Accountability Process - Definition of Title IV-E Waiver
This program, authorized under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, provides federal matching funds to help states provide out-of-home care for children until they can safely return home or another permanent plan is put in place. 
2015Federal Reporting and Accountability Process - Program Improvement Plan
Program Improvement Plan specific to ensuring foster homes are fully certified before claiming Title IV-E.​
2015-2019Federal Reporting and Accountability Process - Oregon Child and Family Services Plan
​Oregon Child and Family Services Plan 2015-2019 for Title IV-B​
2016, FebruaryHB4080 Governor's Child Foster Care Advisory Commission
Establishes Governor’s Child Foster Care Advisory Commi​ssion to advise Governor and Director of Human services regarding foster care system in Oregon.
2016Indian Child Welfare Act – Statement of Work
Agreements from current contract used for all 9 Federally recognized Tribes
2015Government to Government Report
​2015 Government to Government Report for Legislative Commission on Indian Services
20152015 Safety in Foster Care Audit Fact Sheet
Fact sheet summarizes independent review of fifty certifications, by the Consortium for Children, to assess fidelity to the S.A.F.E. model.  Audit findings reported in this fact sheet show general fidelity to the model, but concerns with follow-up or mitigation. Fact Sheet describes DHS response to audit: creation and roll out of a mitigation training for all certification, adoption and ICPC staff and supervisors who conduct home studies. 
2005NRCCPS Expert Review of the Safety Intervention System
Study conducted by the federally funded National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) to provide an expert review of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Children, Adults and Families (CAF) safety intervention system in comparison to the state of the art of Child Protective Services (CPS) safety intervention nationally.
2013NRCCPS Oregon Safety Model Review of Phase One
Report from the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) on progress and effectiveness of Phase One of the Oregon Safety Model Pilot.
2011Governor’s Task Force on Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Final Report
Report from the Child Welfare Equity Task Force established by Executive Order 09-02 and Oregon Senate Bill 630 to study the causes and make recommendations on how to eliminate the problem of racial disproportionality in Oregon’s child welfare system.  Provides key findings, recommendations, and legislative priorities as well as describing detailed short-term planned changes.
2015Report on the Strengthening, Preserving, and Reunifying Families Programs
Report from the Department of Human Services which is required by ORS 418.485 and ORS 418.580 to report to the Governor and all relevant committees of the Legislative Assembly on the progress, implementation, and projected cost of the Strengthening, Preserving and Reunifying Families programs.
2007Child and Family Services Review Statewide Assessment
The statewide assessment instrument is a documentation tool for states to use in capturing the most recent assessment information before a scheduled Child and Family Service Review. Each section, as outlined below, is designed to enable states to gather and document information that is critical to analyzing their capacity and performance during the statewide assessment phase of the CFSR process. The CFSR is the Federal government's program for assessing the performance of State child welfare agencies with regard to achieving positive outcomes for children and families. The CFSR is implemented by the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2009State of Oregon’s Program Improvement Plan
​Program Improvement Plan written by Oregon DHS and approved by Federal Authorities. After a CFSR is completed, states develop a Program Improvement Plan (PIP) to address areas in their child welfare services that need improvement. Oregon was required to develop this plan to respond to and address the seven Child and Family Service Review outcomes and four other systemic factors each of which were identified as not achieving substantial conformity. Includes strategies and goals to bring Oregon’s child welfare system into conformity.
2014Children’s mental health increased emergency department visits crisis working group (summary)
​Summarizes contributing factors identified and recommended solutions.  A number of hospitals in Oregon are experiencing increasing challenges in serving young people who go to emergency departments for behavioral health challenges. With this in mind, the Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH) convened a two-session workgroup to evaluate data and solicit expert opinion on the problem's contributing factors and possible solutions.
2002Review of Child Protective Services Intake
Review process of Oregon DHS child protective policies and processes throughout the state. Examines current and planned procedures in the intake “front end” of the process – the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect, the initial screening of these reports, cross-reporting to law enforcement agencies, and further assessment of suspected cases. Provides conclusions (findings) and recommendations for system improvement.
2008Final Report: Oregon Child and Family Services Review
Presents the findings of the 2007 Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) for the State of Oregon. The CFSR is the Federal government's program for assessing the performance of State child welfare agencies with regard to achieving positive outcomes for children and families. The CFSR is implemented by the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2014Service Equity Framework
Explains how DHS is advancing service equity efforts throughout the agency and throughout Oregon as a whole. Describes long-term policies and short-term actions as well as information on what DHS is doing, where DHS is going and what DHS has learned.​
20152014 Child Welfare Data Book
Explains data measures collected and summarizes Oregon child welfare data collected by the Department of Human Services for 2014.
20162015 Child Welfare Data Book
Explains data measures collected and summarizes Oregon child welfare data collected by the Department of Human Services for 2015
2016Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Task Force Report and Recommendations
Reviews and assesses the adequacy of mental health services provided to youth involved in the delinquency system in light of current best practices. Provides findings and recommendations for systemic reform. 
2016Child and Family Services Reviews: Statewide Assessment Instrument
The statewide assessment instrument is a documentation tool for states to use in capturing the most recent assessment information before a scheduled Child and Family Service Review. Each section, as outlined below, is designed to enable states to gather and document information that is critical to analyzing their capacity and performance during the statewide assessment phase of the CFSR process. The CFSR is the Federal government's program for assessing the performance of State child welfare agencies with regard to achieving positive outcomes for children and families. The CFSR is implemented by the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2016DHS Audit Report: Child-Caring Agency Licensing Give Us This Day 15-005
Reviews the Oregon Department of Human Services (department) licensing practices specific to Give Us This Day. The purpose was to determine if the department was in compliance with laws and administrative rules regarding the licensing of Give Us This Day (GUTD). This is the first of three internal audits to be completed by the Audit and Consulting Unit related to GUTD. While the audits will each be released separately as they are completed, the Audit and Consulting Unit notes that the Child Welfare licensing, investigations, and monitoring functions are interrelated and should not be viewed as stand-alone functions.

 

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