2017 ORS 419B.953¹
Training and continuing education for caseworkers

(1) The Department of Human Services shall, in consultation with the Department of Justice, develop and implement a training and continuing education curriculum for persons who are employed by the Department of Human Services as caseworkers that informs and instructs caseworkers about their roles in juvenile dependency proceedings for children and wards whose matters the caseworkers have responsibility for or for whom the caseworker provides services.

(2) The curriculum shall include instruction and materials presented by Department of Justice attorneys with expertise in juvenile dependency proceedings. The curriculum shall, in particular, address circumstances under which a caseworker may be engaging in the unlicensed practice of law and shall describe the parameters of the role that a caseworker may play in courtroom proceedings.

(3) The Department of Human Services shall require caseworkers to participate in continuing education at least once every four years that updates caseworkers on their roles in juvenile dependency proceedings. [2017 c.159 §1]

Note: 419B.953 (Training and continuing education for caseworkers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 419B or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appoint­ment of “independent counsel” to represent the child in every adop­tion or termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When sec­ond termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first pro­ceed­ing. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are al­ways implicated in construc­tion and applica­tion of pro­vi­sions of this chapter. Depart­ment of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 419B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.