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Overview

​​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 November 2022. 

This month in Guiding Principle One the number of contacts received at ORCAH diminished as we moved past the first couple months of the school year when calls typically increase. However, the percentage of assigned reports remained steady.

This month in Guiding Principle Two, we have updates about equity and workforce well-being. Efforts continue to develop worker safety procedures, with the continued goal of having a complete set of procedures by Fall 2023. The first section of this new procedure has been reviewed by Policy Council and is anticipated to be final on January 1. 

The Racial Equity and Social Justice Review Committee (RESJ) continues the work of formalizing consistency in the analysis of new policies and procedures through the development of a grading matrix.

In November we saw an increase in the number of new and promoted SSS1s, with a dip in the number of separations.

Lastly, in Guiding Principle Three, the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program continues to expand with offers pending background checks made to fill five CQI Analyst positions. Data literacy and formation of a statewide CQI learning collaborative have been established as a primary focus of the CQI Core Planning Team.

​Thank you for reading the December Progress Report


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