ORS 418.788¹
Grant application
  • criteria for awarding grants
  • rules

(1) Subject to the availability of funds under the provisions of ORS 418.796 (Authority of council to solicit and accept contributions), the administrator of the Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Program shall make grants for the establishment and maintenance of children’s advocacy centers or regional children’s advocacy centers.

(2)(a) A public or private agency may apply to the administrator for a grant to:

(A) Establish and maintain a children’s advocacy center or regional children’s advocacy center;

(B) Provide training and technical assistance to children’s advocacy centers or county child abuse multidisciplinary teams; or

(C) Provide coordination and support to regional children’s advocacy centers.

(b) The administrator may consolidate applications from more than one public or private agency or may return the application with the recommendation that the application be consolidated.

(3) The administrator shall by rule establish criteria for awarding grants to establish and maintain children’s advocacy centers or regional children’s advocacy centers, including but not limited to:

(a) Expenses eligible for reimbursement from funds under ORS 418.796 (Authority of council to solicit and accept contributions);

(b) The extent to which the applicant’s proposal will best accomplish the purposes of ORS 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account) to 418.796 (Authority of council to solicit and accept contributions);

(c) The extent to which an applicant meets criteria for receiving a grant to:

(A) Establish and maintain a children’s advocacy center or regional children’s advocacy center;

(B) Provide training and technical assistance to children’s advocacy centers and county child abuse multidisciplinary teams; or

(C) Provide coordination and support to regional children’s advocacy centers;

(d) Minimum facility standards for children’s advocacy centers and regional children’s advocacy centers consistent with national accreditation standards to ensure that children receive consistent, evidence-based intervention services statewide;

(e) Minimum forensic interview training standards that are consistent with national forensic interview training standards, evidence-based and supported by current forensic interview research; and

(f) For a regional children’s advocacy center, the extent to which the applicant’s proposal meets the documented needs of the communities, children’s advocacy centers and county child abuse multidisciplinary teams in the region or regions to be served by the center.

(4) The administrator is not required to fund any grant in the total amount requested in the application. [1991 c.898 §5; 1993 c.33 §334; 1997 c.872 §36; 2001 c.624 §9; 2003 c.354 §4; 2005 c.562 §12; 2019 c.141 §4]

Note: See note under 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account).

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children’s Services Division employees removed plaintiffs’ child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children’s Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors418.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
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