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CPS: Closing the Distance Between Domestic Violence Advocacy and Child Protective Services

General Material
Published Date
July, 2008

This article explains collaboration efforts between domestic violence agencies and CPS in Oregon. Additionally, it gives detailed observations from a first-person perspective and includes resources (including a report by Ellen Pence and Terri Taylor of Praxis International).

"This article frames the collaborative challenges CPS and DV advocates have faced in the past. It outlines the problems that persist with power inequities, information sharing and confidentiality, mandating services, and maintaining role integrity while integrating systems. It ends with a discussion of the shift in perspective underway."