Guiding Principles



We facilitate community, public, and private partnerships to catalyze systems change.

Diversity of Lived Experience

Diversity of lived experience

We believe the expertise of diverse families with lived experience and practitioners is critical for designing culturally-responsive solutions

Replication of Proven Models

Replication of proven models

We seek evidence-based solutions that can be customized and replicated in communities across Oregon.

Our Approach

The complex challenges our youth, families, and Oregon's Child Welfare system experience cannot be addressed solely by the state. These challenges require ownership by all Oregonians. The community and ODHS must work together to help children and youth safely exit foster care for reunification with their birth family, or adoption/guardianship.

See below for CP3's Guiding Principles and Key Elements of Our Process. 

Key Elements of our Process

Organizing Data


Identify the biggest barriers to reunification in each focus county.

Once ODHS & CP3 identify a focus county, ODHS undertakes research to identify critical barriers to child-family reunification. This data-informed process guides CP3 priorities for the county.

Draw upon the lived experience of families and input of practitioners to distill barriers and seek solutions.

CP3 solicits input from diverse parents with lived experience and practitioners to understand each barrier. CP3 analyzes interventions addressing similar barriers, including solutions within ODHS practice



Adapt or design solutions in partnership with the community and the county Child Welfare team .

To overcome reunification barriers, CP3 works with the community and the Child Welfare team to design new or to adapt proven solutions that are up-stream, systems-based, and culturally-specific. CP3 is not a service provider and does not have a vested interest in specific approaches.

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Implementing Partner

Identify and support implementing partners.

For new solutions. such as Safe at Home, CP3 identifies a local organization with the interest and capacity to implement the solution. For replicating existing models, such as ITN housing, CP3 works with the model’s parent organization and local stakeholders to expand access to eligible families in the county. CP3 helps implementing organizations deliver services in partnership with ODHS.



Secure funding to implement solutions.

CP3 helps raise public and private funds for implementing solutions in the county, as appropriate.

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