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The Vision for Transformation​​ emphasizes that our work is centered on supporting, preserving and strengthening families. The Oregon Child Welfare Division's collaboration with family-serving partners, like you, is critical in providing services to families and ensuring the foundation for thriving communities. Partnerships can sustain successful approaches, identify thoughtful solutions, and create noticeable improvements in the lives of Oregon children and families.

We encourage you to connect with us and become part of the transformation.

​Community Voice

This article highlights some new volunteers of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Columbia Gorge. ​

Find out more about being a CASA in your Oregon community​.

​Previous Community Voice partner highlights available in each edition of the Community Connections newsletter.​

Vision for Transformation​​​​​

Across the state, the Child Welfare Division is putting the Vision for Transformation into Action.​

Maurita Johnson, standing in front of ODHS officeThe ODHS Child Welfare Division announced the Vision for Transformation Roadmap last March, changing how the systems approach and handle the cases of families involved in services. Three districts were selected to serve as pilots for the new program - Douglas, Multnomah and Klamath. "Really, our focus is how can we support families and keep kids safe and keep them out of the child welfare system," Klamath District Manager Maurita Johnson said. Read the full story from the Herald a​nd News​.

​​Alex Ronning, 2023 Tom Moan Award recipientODHS recently named Amanda Catchpole from Columbia County and Alexandra (Alex) Ronning from Deschutes County the 2023 (awarded in 2022) rec​ipients of the Tom Moan Memorial Award. 

Awardees are chosen through nominations from families, community organizations, Child Welfare Division employees and organizational partners. 



​​Community Connectio​ns

Upcoming Community Connection Event

  • ​Child Welfare Community Chat:
    May 17, 3-4 p.m. PST. 
    Please register​ to learn how to join and submit questions in advance. ​

Community Connections Newsletter

Messages to the Community​

Child Welfare Progress Reports

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