Performing Face-to-Face Visits
youth in foster care are served in residential treatment facilities outside of
Oregon, DHS contracts with local professionals to provide additional resources to
monitor the youth’s safety and well-being, and be immediately available when
needed. Contractors are required to have face-to-face contact with
the youth assigned to them at least twice a month. The contractors must notify a youth’s Oregon caseworker or the Oregon
Child Abuse Hotline immediately of safety concerns and document the visit
using the Monthly Visit Report Form.
Oregon caseworkers must visit youth in person at least every 90 days although
new requirements are being put in place in Fall 2019 for monthly visits by
Oregon Child Welfare and/or Children’s Care Licensing staff.