That part of the Oregon Health Authority that deals with mental health and addiction issues.
“Cost-effective” means that benefits realized over a reasonable period of time are greater than costs, as determined utilizing a cost-benefit analytical tool identified by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.
“Evidence-based program” means a program that:
Incorporates significant and relevant practices based on scientifically based research; and
(a) “Program” means a treatment or intervention program or service that is intended to:
Reduce the propensity of a person to commit crimes;
Improve the mental health of a person with the result of reducing the likelihood that the person will commit a crime or need emergency mental health services; or
Reduce the propensity of a person who is less than 18 years of age to engage in antisocial behavior with the result of reducing the likelihood that the person will become a juvenile offender.
“Program” does not include:
An educational program or service that an agency is required to provide to meet educational requirements imposed by state law; or
A program that provides basic medical services.
“Scientifically based research” means research that obtains reliable and valid knowledge by:
Employing systematic, empirical methods that draw on observation or experiment;
Involving rigorous data analyses that are adequate to test the stated hypotheses and justify the general conclusions drawn;
Relying on measurements or observational methods that provide reliable and valid data across evaluators and observers, across multiple measurements and observations and across studies by the same or different investigators; and