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

Phone: 503.986.5618
Fax: 503.986.5859
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Juvenile Court Improvement Program

The Juvenile Court Improvement Program (JCIP) is a federally funded project to improve court practice in child abuse and neglect cases. The Chief Justice appoints an advisory committee to help the project define priority areas for improvement. 

JCIP (“Jay-sip”) has a vision and 6 goals:


Raising the Profile and Priority of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in Oregon

  • Children are, first and foremost, protected from abuse and neglect
  • Children have permanency and stability in their living situation
  • The continuity of family relationships and connections is preserved for children
  • Families have enhanced capacity to provide for their children's needs
  • Increase the number of local courts that have developed intergovernmental plans supporting permanency outcomes for children in foster care

To those ends, JCIP
  • designs and delivers education and training to juvenile court judges and justice system partners 
  • develops and advocates for legislation 
  • makes grants to local courts to improve their practices in child abuse and neglect cases 
  • publishes the Juvenile Court Dependency Benchbook, an electronic reference book for judges, court staff, and juvenile justice system professionals 


JCIP Staff Contacts:

Leola McKenzie                    JFCPD Director                                    (503) 986-5942
Megan Hassen                     Law & Policy Analyst                             (503) 986-6403
Shary Mason                        Model Court / Training Analyst               (503) 731-3339
Conor Wall                           Data Analyst                                        (503) 986-5418
Angela Keffer​                       Management Assistant                          (503) 986-5618

Requests for Funding From JCIP

The purpose of the Juvenile Court Improvement Program (JCIP) mini-grant award program is to provide support for projects or activities that further statewide JCIP and local Model Court  Improvement goals.  JCIP has created a simple funding request process to access these funds.