ORS 412.002¹
Legislative findings

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(a) The temporary assistance for needy families program is the state’s primary safety net for families with children who live in extreme poverty; and

(b) Outcomes for disadvantaged parenting youth improve when the parenting youth have opportunities to connect to employment, training and education programs.

(2) In order to provide a path out of poverty for families, adults and parenting youth and to maximize the services available to assist families, adults and parenting youth in moving out of poverty, the Department of Human Services shall work with other agencies and organizations to provide the resources, referrals or services described in ORS 412.006 (Administration of temporary assistance for needy families program). [2015 c.765 §1; 2019 c.602 §1]

Note: 412.002 (Legislative findings) was added to and made a part of 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.161 (Policy on two-parent families) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors412.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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