ORS 417.720¹
Characteristics of service system

The characteristics of the service system developed and implemented under ORS 417.705 (Definitions for ORS 417.705 to 417.801) to 417.801 (Local commissions) and 419A.170 (Appointment) are that the system:

(1) Is nonstigmatizing;

(2) Is available and accessible when needed and is based on the perspective of children and families and, whenever possible, allows families to design their own service programs, based on assessment of their needs and their solutions and resources for change;

(3) Is outcome-oriented;

(4) Is integrated;

(5) Recognizes the contributions of the system’s workers;

(6) Promotes in the community a sense of responsibility for self and others and is committed to the well-being of children as well as support for families;

(7) Emphasizes local planning for children and families and integrates local needs with statewide goals;

(8) Provides services locally in a process that encourages partnerships, alliances and efficient use of resources; and

(9) Provides local service delivery systems that build on the unique strengths of the county or community. [1993 c.676 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 417—Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children; Children and Family Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­417.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information