ORS 418.941¹
Refugee Child Welfare Advisory Committee
  • duties
  • access to juvenile records

(1) In cooperation with refugee community resources, the Department of Human Services shall establish a Refugee Child Welfare Advisory Committee. The department shall assist the committee in its required tasks.

(2) The committee shall:

(a) Assist in the review of the department’s implementation of ORS 418.925 (“Refugee child” defined) to 418.945 (Rules).

(b) Assist in the identification, development and certification of foster family homes that meet the requirements of ORS 418.925 (“Refugee child” defined) to 418.945 (Rules) for the placement of refugee children. Special emphasis shall be placed on locating refugee homes.

(c) Assist the department in developing training programs to insure the availability of culturally sensitive social work.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.275 (Rule 510. Identity of informer), 412.074 (Use and custody of records of temporary assistance for needy families program), 419A.255 (Maintenance), 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records) and 419B.045 (Investigation conducted on school premises), the committee shall have access to any records of the juvenile court which are pertinent to the care of an individual refugee child. [1985 c.358 §4; 1993 c.33 §362; 1993 c.546 §106]

Notes of Decisions

Termina­tion of parental rights in case involving refugee children requires same pro­ce­dures and imposes same burden of proof on state as in most other termina­tion cases. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Bertrand, 168 Or App 617, 7 P3d 662 (2000)

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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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