In March 2018, Gov. Kate Brown requested a monthly progress report on Child Welfare. In April 2019, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 19-03 which created a Child Welfare Oversight Board to assist her in making and implementing recommendations to improve Oregon’s system for supporting safe children and thriving families. The report is published monthly and was revised in June 2020 to share progress on the directives from the Governor and the Child Welfare Oversight Board.
This Month in Child Welfare
This report provides data through March 2023.
This month in Guiding Principle One:
- Caller wait times at the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline (ORCAH) have remained consistently under five minutes since the second week of June 2022.
- 65% of case plans were completed in 60 days or less.
- The number of CPS assessments open longer than 60 days continued to decline.
- Temporary lodging has been avoided in 76% of cases where children and young adults whose circumstances were staffed due to risk of temporary lodging.
- Recruitment and appreciation events for Foster Care Month in May are being planned and scheduled across the state.
This month in Guiding Principle Two:
- The number of new SSS1s continues to outpace separations.
- Training staff have facilitated a number of workforce development events since January.
This month in Guiding Principle Three:
- The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program continues making progress in implementing CQI within districts across the state.
- The new Tribal Relations Analyst has been announced and will transition to the new role in early April.