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Juvenile Court Improvement Program
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-2563

Phone: 503.986.5618
Fax: 503.986.5859
Oregon Relay Service-711


Consolidation Self-Test

2.  Why does Oregon consolidate cases?

(a)  To prevent confusion about parties' standing, procedures to apply, and conflicting orders

(b)  To comply with federal IV-E funding criteria for foster care

(c)  To allow several cases to proceed at once (docket efficiency)

(d)  Because in 1995, a workgroup of DHS and OJD workers recommended that cases be consolidated based on a nationwide survey of best practices