DCJ Adult Services News
6/19/13 - 12:12 pm
In middle school, Krystal Stockham watched as her grades nose-dived and her confidence in school tanked. She flunked the seventh grade and never returned.
Corey Heikkila's life unraveled when he learned his 6-month-old son accidentally hung himself in his crib. He began abusing alcohol and drugs and lost his job and home.
After eight years and many failed attempts at earning her GED, Jenna Overson decided four months ago to try again. In the back of her mind she wondered if this time would be any different.
4/25/13 - 12:07 pm
DCJ Director, Scott Taylor, District Attorney Rod Underhill, and Denise Pena` appeared before the Board of Commissioners Thursday, April 25th where The Board proclaimed April 21st - 27th as National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
3/29/13 - 8:55 am
On March 5th, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) celebrated the official launch of its new Safety First program. For years, Multnomah County families have been without a local agency to provide safe and supervised parenting time for children affected by domestic violence. Thanks to grant funding received through the Office on Violence Against Women and support from the Multnomah Board of Commissioners, the entire metro region stands to benefit from the Safety First program.
State's law enforcement certifying agency recognizes two Department of Community Justice parole/probation officers
3/27/13 - 3:32 pm
Two new Multnomah County parole/probation officers were recently honored by the state’s law enforcement certifying agency for their performance at their training academy in Aumsville.
Officer John D. Bailey is the recipient of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s Academic Achievement Award for Basic Parole and Probation Class 65. This award is granted to the top academic student of each Basic Class and takes into consideration the student's academic performance throughout the entire training.
3/18/13 - 10:15 am
The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) has established itself as a national leader in setting training benchmarks for community supervision professionals and creating a coordinated community response to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) CSEC. DCJ recently made the decision that all staff participate in a 3-hour overview of CSEC.
3/5/13 - 1:17 pm
Thanks to prison inmates involved in a college program at Oregon State Correctional Institution, Londer Learning Center students will wear traditional caps and gowns at their 2013 GED Graduation.
The Caps and Gowns project was designed by incarcerated students engaged in a 3-credit College Inside course with Chemeketa Community College. In this course, both student inmates and community college students designed a service learning project.
12/19/12 - 3:35 pm
On Wednesday, December 5th, Multnomah County held their annual recognition award ceremony for county employees who have provided 15 through 30 years of service. Chair Cogen, Commissioner Loretta Smith and Commissioner Diane McKeel acknowledged long-term employees and celebrated with them. The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) proudly had 35 employees achieving these milestones. Their combined public service record totals 680 years of experience.
12/3/12 - 1:01 pm
On Saturday, October 20, 2012, the Department of Community Justice (DCJ) participated in the East County Veterans Stand Down. The Veterans Stand Down is an annual event hosted by Central City Concern for veterans and their families to receive basic social services from a variety of community and government agencies. The Chapel, a foursquare church in Troutdale, hosted a Stand Down specifically aimed at helping veterans living in east Multnomah County. DCJ participation this year provided a valuable contribution to veterans and led to ideas for next year.
11/20/12 - 2:43 pm
The Department of Community Justice’s Londer Learning Center’s plans to create a skilled trades career pathway for adult ex-offenders have won national attention. Agencies working on improving job training and GED-to-college programs for low-skilled adults recently featured the Center’s work at an annual transitions conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
11/9/12 - 2:53 pm
The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is uniting public safety and community agencies across Multnomah County to deliver one clear and compelling message to adult and juvenile gang members: Our community will not tolerate gang violence.
Since school resumed in September, DCJ has now hosted 5 community call-in sessions with gang members. Over 75 gang offenders and associates have participated in the program formally known as: Standing Up Against Gang Violence: NOT ONE MORE DROP!