Several years ago, the Oregon Domestic & Sexual Violence Services (ODSVS) Advisory Council proposed that advocacy programs across Oregon adopt a uniform, electronic database platform. The advisors sought to standardize and streamline the secure collection and storage of individual case management data, while also easing the burden of tracking service provision statistics and other aggregate outcomes for grant reporting purposes.

We are pleased to announce that this dream is moving steadily toward fruition. The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Human Services - Children and Families, has evaluated several database software platforms as potential candidates for the electronic management of DV/SA client service data across the state.

The coalition has signed a contract with Osnium Software to implement a unified client management and reporting system for community-based SA/DV advocacy providers throughout the state of Oregon. We've also hired Vanessa Willard, OCADSV Database Project Coordinator, to oversee the customization and roll-out process. 

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence has delivered its final report to state funders at the Oregon Department of Human Services - Children and Families and Oregon Department of Justice - Crime Victims' Services Division. This report details the purpose of the proposed database platform, the evaluation criteria used, a summary of the evaluation process, and the coalition's findings and recommendations. Click here to view the full report.

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence has conducted a web conference to update stakeholders on the database platform evaluation process and inquire about programs' specific needs and concerns. The recording of this web conference may be viewed here.

For more information about the statewide database project, contact Vanessa Willard, OCADSV Database Project Coordinator at (503) 230-1951 x306 or [email protected].