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History, Grants, and Funding

The IVDB was initially funded in 1994 with a $70,000 start-up investment by the U of O. In 2002, the IVDB was named as the Oregon Center for School Safety (OCSS) by the Oregon Legislature. The IVDB’s contributions to the field have garnered international recognition.  
During its brief history, the IVDB has been able to secure a diverse portfolio of competitively-awarded and externally-funded grants and contracts from multiple agencies including:
  • The National Institute of Child Health and Development
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse -NIH
  • The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs
  • The U.S. Agency for Children ˇYouth and Families
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • The U.S. Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
  • The Institute for Education Sciences
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • The National Institute of Mental Health
  • The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs
  •  The Oregon Department of Education
  • The Oregon Governor’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Commission
  • The Oregon Commission on Children and Families, and,
  • Multiple State Departments of Education and School Districts

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