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Child Welfare Programs - DHS > Web site

The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Children, Adults and Families Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Child Welfare Program. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Child Welfare Programs serve children and families when children are subject to abuse and neglect in their home environment. Child protection workers respond to all reports of familial child abuse and neglect and, if a child cannot be safe at home, place children in foster care. In the last five years, Oregon has reduced its foster care population, concentrating on safety, and is moving toward a system that prevents out-of-home placement (even of abused children) and increases timely and safe return to families. The cost of abuse and neglect—to children, to families, and to the state—is significant.


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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E48, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-945-5600
Fax: 503-581-6198
General Email:

Contact: Lois Day, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Kris Skaro
Records Officer Email: Rose Carson
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Legal and Legislative Information

Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records, Publications and General Information

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