Department of Human Services

ORS 409.292
Funding of programs relating to family, domestic and teen dating violence

  • rules


The Director of Human Services may make grants to and enter into contracts with nonprofit private organizations or public agencies for programs and projects designed to prevent, identify and treat family, domestic and teen dating violence. Grants or contracts under this subsection may be:


For the funding of shelter homes for spouses and children who are or have experienced family violence or domestic violence including acquisition and maintenance of shelter homes;


For the funding of crisis lines providing services to victims of family, domestic or teen dating violence and their families;


For the funding of safe houses for victims of family or domestic violence and their families;


For the funding of services, programs and curricula to educate and inform students in grades 7 through 12 about teen dating and domestic violence, to provide assistance to victims of teen dating and domestic violence and to prevent and reduce the incidence of teen dating and domestic violence; and


For the development and establishment of programs for professional and paraprofessional personnel in the fields of social work, law enforcement, education, law, medicine and other relevant fields who are engaged in the field of the prevention, identification and treatment of family, domestic and teen dating violence and training programs in methods of preventing family, domestic and teen dating violence.


The director shall not make a grant to any organization or agency under this section except on the condition that a local governmental unit or community organization provide matching moneys equal to 25 percent of the amount of the grant. The applying organization itself may contribute to or provide the required local matching funds. The value of in kind contributions and volunteer labor from the community may be computed and included as a part of the local matching requirement imposed by this subsection.


Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 192.001 (Policy concerning public records) to 192.170 (Disposition of materials without authorization), 192.210 (Definitions for ORS 192.210 and 192.220) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) and 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.810 (Applicability of ORS 192.805):


The director may by rule provide that the locations of premises utilized for shelter homes or other physical facilities in family and domestic violence programs and projects shall be kept confidential.


All information maintained by the shelter home, safe house or crisis line relating to clients is confidential. However, crisis lines specifically funded to provide services for victims of child abuse are subject to the requirements of ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) to 419B.050 (Authority of health care provider to disclose information). Except for the names of clients, necessary information may be disclosed to the director. [Formerly 108.620; 2012 c.69 §5; 2015 c.400 §4]
Chapter 409

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use of division's client records by another departmental division, (1974) Vol 37, p 186


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