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Moving beyond foster care

Racial equity and safe families for Oregon's children


    'It was the right thing to do,' mother says of her outreach

    Kristy Kilfoil, with her daughter Mirabella, offered her friendship and support to another mother with a special needs daughter, proving that volunteerism takes many forms. What can you do to improve a child's future?

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    This initiative is dedicated to safely and equitably reducing the number of children in foster care and improving the lives of the children who remain in our care.

    Statewide goals 

    • Safely reduce the number of children in foster care.
    • Increase relative foster care placements.
    • Reduce the number of children entering care.
    • Increase foster care exits.
    • Reduce the disproportionally high representation of Native and African Americans in foster care.
    • Reduce the child abuse and neglect recurrence rate.

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