15. Evidence-Based Grantmaking


A 2003 Oregon law provides a definition of evidence and states that the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Oregon Youth Authority, the Oregon Youth Development Division, and “the part of the Oregon Health Authority that deals with mental health and addiction issues” shall (1) “spend at least 75% of state moneys that the agency receives for programs on evidence-based programs;” (2) perform cost-benefit analyses; and (3) compile a biennial program inventory with results from funded programs. As of 2018, the Youth Authority spent “90% of general funds and almost 92% of total funds subject to Oregon’s Senate Bill 267 (SB267) on evidence-based programming.”

Issue Areas: Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Health