ORRAI works with each program to develop research agendas that aim to promote efficiency, quality service, and effective outcomes for the over 1 million people we serve across Oregon each year. Additionally, research agendas are in development that address disproportionate outcomes within DHS for specific designated populations, including Native American, Tribal, Black and African American, and Hispanic people.
The Child Welfare research agenda aims to utilize data and information to develop tools for decision making at the individual case level all the way up to agency-wide decisions and priorities. The research falls into six broad categories:
Child Welfare Research Priorities
- Safety along the Life of a Case
- Capacity and Service Matching
- Caseload and Workload
- Recruitment and Retention
- Community Engagement
- Ethnic and Racial Disparities
Read more about the Child Welfare Research Priorities or read the full Child Welfare Research Agenda.
The research agendas for Aging and People with Disabilities, Intellectual and Development Disabilities, Self Sufficiency Programs, and Vocational Rehabilitation are currently in development.