Oregon Department of Justice

Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention (CAMI) Fund

Attention CAMI Grantees:

CAMI MDT Grant Applications will be released in E-Grants on February 13, 2017. Applications will be due through E-Grants on March 29th at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time. In preparation for the application process, please review the feedback provided for your 2015-17 grant application (found in the grant application in E-Grants under Modification Requests) and be prepared to respond to how your team addressed the requests and feedback provided. Also, ensure that your protocols have been reviewed within the past two years and that all protocols clearly indicate the date of last review. The individual primarily responsible for completing the application as well as at least two additional MDT members from each applicant should plan to attend an Orientation Teleconference on one of the following dates:

  • February 21, 2pm - 4:30pm
  • February 28, 10am - 12:30pm
  • March 2, 1:30pm - 4pm
  • March 8, 9:30am - 12pm

Additional members of the MDT are welcome and encouraged to attend. The goal of requiring attendance is to ensure every MDT is well oriented to the purpose and requirements of the grant. Registration information will be forwarded to MDT Chairs, Coordinators and the MDT Listserv in January.

The Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention (CAMI) Account is the primary source of state funding for a coordinated community response to the intervention, assessment, and investigation of child abuse. CAMI funds are distributed through multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), which are required by Oregon law and established in each county under the leadership of the local district attorney. CAMI funds are also distributed directly to five non-profit child abuse intervention centers for the provision of specialized regional assistance to the MDTs. For more information about these organizations please see CAMI Regional Service Providers.

Karly’s Law was enacted in 2008 to improve and intensify the way that MDTs conduct physical abuse investigations. At the root of Karly’s Law is the mandate that investigators identify suspicious physical injuries and then respond with specific medical referrals. Today, children with suspicious physical injuries must be referred to a child abuse trained Designated Medical Professional (DMP) for evaluation and determination. The Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers and the Oregon Department of Justice, with funding from the Children’s Justice Act Task Force Subcommittee of the Child Welfare Advisory Council created a video to provide basic information about Karly’s Law. You can view the video at: ChildAbuseIntervention.org/KarlysLaw. For more information please see Karly's Law.

Child Fatality Reviews: County Child Fatality Review teams should use the web-based, standardized CDR Case Reporting System National Child Death Review Reporting System to report and collect case data. All local CDR teams will need login information.

Contact Information:

Robin Reimer, CAMI Program Coordinator
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096

Alisha Goodwin, Grant Specialist
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096