Welcome to the OFI Website
AS OF JULY 1, 2016, OREGON FAMILY INSTITUTE WILL NOT BE OFFERING ANY TRAINING, CONSULTATION OR OTHER SERVICES.
For any further questions please contact
WILLIAM J. HOWE, J.D., OFI PRESIDENT
Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson and Howe
115 NW First Ave. St. 400
Portland, OR 97204-4024
What is OFI?
The Oregon Family Institute
(OFI) is a private, nonprofit agency focusing on education, research, and development of services. The organization was founded in 1989 by Professor Stanley Cohen and Nolan Jones to help courts develop more effective family court services. We are entirely sponsored by donations, and revenues from training other professionals. In 2003, the Board confirmed OFI's mission:
Former Mission Statement
Oregon Family Institute is committed to helping families who are experiencing transition and conflict, and the court programs that serve them.
Oregon Family Institute
- Develops programs and processes, perfects them through pilot programs and studies, and then promotes these programs to courts, private practitioners, or other agencies.
- Makes referrals to those using OFI-sponsored processes or programs, and maintains our website to allow professionals and families to find referral information.
- Provides training to professionals regarding new adjunctive roles for court services
- Provides consultation to jurisdictions, judges, administrators and other states on implementing innovative programs