In 1993, the Oregon
legislature created the
Oregon Commission on Children and Families
and 36 local commissions in each Oregon county
because it recognized a need for a system where government, service
providers, non-profits, communities and families could work together
to support strong, healthy families. Local commissions were
appointed to develop coordinated
systems within their individual counties. In 1999, the Oregon
legislature reaffirmed the commission systemís role and viability in
improving outcomes for children, families and communities.
Click here to see a chronology
of the commission
Commission on Children and Families system was established
in 1994. The system consists of a state commission and
36 local commissions for each of the counties in Oregon.
The commission system was established to improve the system
of supports for children and families in communities.
There were many advocates for its establishment, the primary
force being members of the Children's Care Team established
by Speaker of the House Larry Campbell prior to the 1993