ORS 417.810¹
Office of Children’s Advocate established
  • appointment
  • staff

(1) The Office of Children’s Advocate is established in the Department of Human Services. The office is under the supervision and control of the Children’s Advocate, who is responsible for the performance of the duties, functions and powers of the office. With the concurrence of the Governor, the Director of Human Services shall appoint the Children’s Advocate and may terminate the Children’s Advocate.

(2) Subject to available funds and the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 240, the Children’s Advocate may hire staff to carry out the duties, functions and powers of the office and shall prescribe their duties and fix their compensation.

(3) The Children’s Advocate shall be a person who has background and experience in:

(a) Law enforcement with particular emphasis on crimes involving child victims; or

(b) Social work with particular emphasis on child abuse. [1993 c.678 §8; 2003 c.591 §4]

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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