ORS 417.786
Definitions for ORS 417.788

As used in this section and ORS 417.788 (Relief Nursery programs):


“At risk” means likely to enter foster care due to multiple risk factors, including but not limited to:


Living in a household that is at or near poverty, as determined under federal poverty guidelines;


Living in inadequate or unsafe housing;


Having inadequate nutrition;


Living in a household where there is significant or documented domestic conflict, disruption or violence;


Having a parent who suffers from mental illness, who engages in substance abuse or who experiences a developmental disability or an intellectual disability;


Living in circumstances under which there is neglectful or abusive caregiving;


Having unmet health care and medical treatment needs; or


Having a racial or ethnic minority status that is historically consistent with disproportionate overrepresentation in academic achievement gaps or in the system of child welfare, foster care or juvenile or adult corrections.


“Relief Nursery program” means a program that:


Provides services to families with at-risk children who are zero through five years of age, where the participation and progress of each child and family are tracked and reported through a database that is created and maintained by the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries;


Is community based and implemented by a nongovernmental entity;


Is exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and


Maintains or exceeds the minimum therapeutic program services necessary for certification by the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries, including but not limited to therapeutic early childhood programs, home visiting and parent education, support and outreach. [2017 c.645 §1]
Note: 417.786 (Definitions for ORS 417.788) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 417 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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