girlsThe Child Welfare Council oversees cross-agency collaborative work amongst child welfare agencies and professionals in Multnomah County. Council meetings are run by Chief Family Law Judge Susan Svetkey and Lead Juvenile Family Law Judge Amy Holmes Hehn. Meetings are open, and all are welcome. 

The Child Welfare Council seeks to:

  • Be a forum for identifying, discussing and addressing issues, gaps and barriers in child welfare and juvenile court,
  • Establish and track workgroup work related to juvenile court and child welfare system improvements via collaborations with other agencies and committees, and
  • Enhance and grow collaborative work in the child welfare continuum, including but not limited to: DHS, Multnomah County, Citizen Review Board, State Juvenile Court Improvement Project, community providers, Judiciary, District Attorney, Defense Bar.

For more information, contact:

Amy Chandler