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Final Report: Task Force on Legal Representation in Childhood Dependency
Executive Summary of the Final Report: Task Force on Legal Representation in Childhood Dependency
 
As dictated by the legislature in S.B. 222 (2015), the goal of this Task Force is to protect the due process interests and promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system by providing recommendations on: 
 
  1. A model of representation for children, parents, DHS and the state in dependency cases; and 
  2. The resources necessary to support this model.
 
To accomplish this goal, the Task Force, over a series of public meetings and subcommittee meetings, will assess current practices in Oregon, models of representation used by other states, and best practices identified by national experts. The Task Force will then identify current obstacles to quality representation and provide recommendations on how to improve the child welfare system through legal representation. 
 
  • S.B. 222:
    Text of the Authorizing Legislation for the Task Force on Legal Representation in Childhood Dependency
 
 
  • Work Plan:
    Tentative topical outline of the Task Force’s schedule of meetings
 
  • Problem Statement and Scope of Work:
    Summary of the problems and challenges that have led to the convening of this Task Force and a description of the Task Force’s scope of work. 
 
  • Rules:
    Task Force Rules as adopted November 23, 2015 
 
For more information please contact Task Force Administrator, Addie Smith, at Adrian.Smith@oregon.gov​

 
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