Under the leadership of the Senate Human Services Committee, a work group is being established to address policy, budget and communication needs related to the implementation of new federal legislation championed by our Senator, Ron Wyden.
The federal Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) passed in February 2018. Family First makes substantial changes to federal financing of child welfare and has significant implications for the structure of the Oregon Child Welfare Program. These changes will take effect October 1, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently drafting regulations, which will be issued October 1, 2018.
Work Group Meetings
Location: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St. NE, Hearing Room C, Salem, OR 97301
Conference: 888-278-0296, Code: 704-9786
Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, July 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Tuesday October 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon
The public is invited to participate in thse meetings. This workgroup will be staffed by Jamie Hinsz, Analyst in the Legislative Policy and Research Office. Please contact her at 503-986-1507 or Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.