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2008-2014 Plan


Background: The Douglas County Commission on Children and Families is charged by the Oregon Legislative Assembly (ORS 417.775) to serve as the convener and facilitator for creating our county’s coordinated comprehensive plan for children and families. The 2008-2014 Comprehensive Plan was built on planning work beginning in 1994. The planning process in 2007 involved discussions at collaborative groups, plus 26 hours of focus groups in 19 settings, four community forums (held in Canyonville, Drain, Reedsport, and Roseburg), a youth forum, and a public hearing held by the Commission. 

2010 Plan Update: The 2010 plan update process to the comprehensive plan and High Risk Juvenile Crime Prevention plan component involved 28 stakeholders from public and nonprofit organizations at the Comprehensive Plan Update meeting; 26 voting members at the Juvenile Crime Prevention Partnership meeting; and 250 respondents to a web survey (with 198 completed surveys).

Click here for the 2010 Plan Update

For the 2010 Plan Update, staff compiled the most current data available for 23 High Level Outcomes and other associated measures.

The Commission conducted a web survey to gather public input on community issues, conditions, gaps, barriers, solutions, and strategies.

The Plan: Improving Outcomes for Children and Families:  Douglas County’s Comprehensive Plan, 2008-2014.


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