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Juvenile Court Improvement Program

  Contact & Location Information

The Juvenile Court Improvement Program (JCIP) is a federally funded project to improve court practice in child abuse and neglect cases.


 Physical Address

1133 Chemeketa Street NE
Salem, OR 97301


Mailing Address

1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

JCIP has a vision and 3 goals:

VISION: Raising the Profile and Priority of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases in Oregon

  • Increase the quality of dependency court hearings
  • Improve the system response to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in foster care
  • Improve judicial practices and leadership in juvenile dependency cases
To those ends, JCIP
  • designs and delivers education and training to juvenile court judges and justice system partners
  • develops and advocates for legislation
  • publishes the Juvenile Court Dependency Benchbook, an electronic reference book for judges, court staff, and juvenile justice system professionals
  • creates and maintains Model Court Forms for judges, referees, and court staff

  Program Resources

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