Contact

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

Phone: 503.986.5618
Fax: 503.986.5859
Oregon Relay Service-711

E-Mail: JCIP.Info@ojd.state.or.us

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:

 Vision

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

Goals
  • 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                      Juvenile Court Programs Director             503-986-5942
 
Pamela Abernethy                  Judge in Residence                                503-986-5422
 
Shary Mason                          Model Court / Training Analyst                503-731-3339
 
Megan Hassen                       Law & Policy Analyst                             503-986-6403
 
Megan Hurley                        Management Assistant II                         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.



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