ORS 417.280¹
Victim services providers
  • placement at child welfare offices
  • coordination of services

(1) As used in this section, “victim services provider” means a nonprofit agency or program receiving moneys administered by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Justice that offers safety planning, counseling, support or advocacy to victims of domestic violence.

(2) The Department of Human Services may contract with local victim services providers to place staff members from victim services providers at child welfare offices for the purposes of allowing the staff members to divide their time between the child welfare office and the staff member’s office to foster a closer working relationship between the child welfare system and victim services providers.

(3) If the department contracts with local victim services providers, the staff members described in subsection (2) of this section shall:

(a) Provide in-depth safety planning, education, advocacy and continuing support to adult victims of domestic violence who have children in the child welfare system;

(b) Receive referrals on cases that are closed at assessment; and

(c) Participate in case reviews and provide consultation to workers at the child welfare office.

(4) In addition to the services provided under subsection (3) of this section, staff members from victim services providers shall work with addiction and recovery teams to help address co-occurrence of domestic violence and substance abuse.

(5) If the department contracts with local victim services providers, the department shall consult with victim services providers in creating policies and protocols to coordinate the provision of services under this section. [2009 c.333 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 417—Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children; Children and Family Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors417.­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.
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