Community Children and Youth Services Act passed. Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA), SRI, and responsibilities under the Juvenile Services Act transferred to the new State Commission, called Oregon Community Children and Youth Services Commission (OCCYSC)."
Great Start funding stream established in the new State Commission to support early childhood efforts and to encourage and empower local ownership in helping children.
Legislature designates Runaway and Homeless Youth funds to the Juvenile Services Commission for pass through to county commissions.
Oregon Coordinating Council for Children and Families established by legislature with the following conveners: Department of Human Resources, Oregon Community Children and Youth Services Commission, Department of Education, and Office of Community College Services.
Children's Agenda initiated by Governor Neil Goldschmidt. Task Forces formed in every county in conjunction with the Juvenile Services Commission and Student Retention Initiative Groups.
Oregon Benchmarks introduced.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Report published by Juvenile Services Commission and Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
Student Retention Initiative (SRI) created through state interagency partnerships. Student Retention Initiative Groups formed in every county in conjunction with the Juvenile Services Commission and funds made available through state interagency partnerships.
Oregon achieves full compliance with Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act mandates.
Transfer of juvenile departments from Judicial Branch to Board of County Commissioners' jurisdiction.
Downsizing of State Training Schools (MacLaren and Hillcrest). Diversion Plan (optional) developed by juvenile departments and reviewed by county Juvenile Services Commissions for consistency with comprehensive plan.
Juvenile Corrections Council established to advise Children's Services Division administrator and make recommendations regarding county diversion plans.
Court Services Act Passed, providing for state reimbursement to juvenile departments for juvenile court services. Federal JJDP grant funds transferred to Juvenile Services Commission.
Juvenile Services Act passed, creating state and county Juvenile Services Commissions charged with comprehensive planning for all juveniles up to 18 years of age based on a needs assessment and priority setting process.