Oregon Department of Justice

Safer Futures Funding

Interventions in Child Welfare, Public Health and Local Health Care Systems for Pregnant and Parenting Women Who are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.

Oregon was awarded a 4-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, Pregnancy Assistance Fund. The federal Pregnancy Assistance Fund is authorized by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; Affordable Care Act) Sections 10211- 10214. The purpose of the grant is to improve pregnant and parenting women’s safety and well-being by increasing access to advocacy services within child welfare, public health and local health care systems.

The grant funds 7 projects, three in Child Welfare and four in Public Health. You can read more about the projects by clicking the links to each project below. The work of each project consists of three main strategies 1) advocacy intervention, accompaniment, and supportive services provided by the on-site advocate, 2) case consultation, provider training and technical assistance, and 3) capacity building efforts designed to sustain the project beyond the grant funding. Additionally, the grant funds an institutional analysis of the Child Welfare system to identify potential areas of improvement and possible system enhancements.

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Safer Futures Projects

Project Partners

Funding Source

For more information please contact:

Christine Heyen
Safer Futures Funding Grant Coordinator
Oregon Department of Justice
Crime Victims' Services Division
503-378-5303 (direct line)
503-378-5348 (front desk)

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This publication was made possible by Grant #1 SP1AH000019 from the Office of Adolescent Health. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.