Oregon Department of Justice

Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention (CAMI) Fund

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. Additional information about the system, including how to get login information can be found here.

Grant Fund Coordinator Contact Information:

Robin Reimer, CAMI Program Coordinator
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Robin.E.Reimer@doj.state.or.us  
503-378-6795

Grant Specialist Contact Information:

Jordan. D. James-Largent
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Jordan.D.James@doj.state.or.us
503-378-5308

MDTs and community partners may also sign up to receive the MDT Quarterly Newsletter information for by e-mailing the following information to: Jordan.D.James@doj.state.or.us

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