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Family First Implementation and Policy Work Group


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, Salem, OR 97301

Conference: 888-278-0296, Code: 704-9786

2019 Meetings

January 18, 2019:

August 14, 2019:

September 19, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm in Room 350

October 2, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm in Room 343

November 6, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm in Room 343


2018 Meetings

May 9, 2018:

June 6, 2018:

July 24, 2018:

August 24, 2018:

September 20, 2018:

October 23, 2018:

November 30, 2018:

The public is invited to participate in these 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 with any questions.