Oregon Department of Justice

CAMI Regional Service Providers

The CAMI Program funds five Regional Service Providers to provide support to multidisciplinary teams and child abuse intervention centers by providing:

  • Complex Case Consultation - A complex case is one in which the local CAIC or MDT determines the need for assistance from an RSP in order to perform or complete a child abuse medical assessment or to evaluate, diagnose or treat a victim of child abuse. Consultation means discussions between an RSP and MDT members or staff from a CAIC regarding individual cases involving child abuse, child abuse medical assessments or related topics.

  • Peer Review for Forensic Interviews and Medical Assessments - Peer review is a forum for professionals to come together to review forensic interviews and medical assessments and provide constructive feedback to the persons conducting the interview or assessment. Peer reviews may be conducted in person, via teleconference or online.

  • Forensic Child Interviewing Training - The RSP will provide training regarding the forensic interviewing of children, largely based upon the Oregon Interviewing Guidelines (Third Edition revised, October 2012). The training may be conducted by an interviewer from the RSP, or by an interviewer the center contracts with to provide the training within the proposed service region. Since forensic interviewing of children is such a broad topic, other specialized aspects (such as interviewing children with disabilities) may also be requested by constituents. If this is the case, the RSP may use their own expert to provide training, provide a referral to a qualified instructor or training, or contract with an interviewer or agency to provide this specialized training.

  • Medical Assessment Training - The RSP will provide training regarding the medical assessment of children, largely based upon the Oregon Medical Guidelines and may be conducted by a medical practitioner within the RSP, or by a practitioner the center contracts with to provide the training within the proposed service region. For more specialized training on this topic, the RSP may use their own medical expert, provide a referral to a qualified instructor or training, or they contract with a practitioner or agency to provide this specialized training.

  • Referral and Information - As the needs of MDTs and CAICs vary greatly, there will often be service requests that the RSP is unable to meet. In some cases, the RSP may not have the expertise to fulfill the service request; in other cases the service request may fall outside of the core regional services and the responsibility of the center providing those services. In these cases, the RSP must provide the constituent with assistance and information that will facilitate their access to the services they are requesting.

  • Outreach - The RSP is responsible for conducting outreach to MDTs and CAICs within their proposed service region. Through outreach, the center must:

    • Establish a point of contact within each MDT and CAIC in the region.

    • Convey what services they have to offer MDTs and CAICs in the region.

    • Gather information regarding what core regional services might be needed from each MDT and CAIC in the region.

    • Follow up with MDTs and CAICs in the region on a regular basis for a status or to find out if they have any service requests.

The five programs below received 2011-2013 regional service grants from the CAMI Program. For more information about any of the programs click on the nmes of their organization.

CARES Northwest
2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 201
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: 503-276-9000
Fax: 503-276-9010
Serving: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamill

Jackson County Children’s Advocacy Center
816 W. 10th St.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-734-5437
Fax: 541-734-2425
Serving: Curry, Jackson, and Josephine

KIDS Center
1375 Kingston Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541-383-5958
Fax: 541-383-3016
Serving: Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, and Malheur

 

 

Kids FIRST Center
2675 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-682-3938
Fax: 541-682-8743
Serving: Coos, Douglas, and Lane

Mt. Emily Safe Center
PO Box 146
LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-963-0602
Fax: 541-962-0345
Serving: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler

 

See also: Regional Services Map