RISE- Resource Intervention Services to Empower
Formerly known as the Gang Resource Intervention Team (GRIT).
The High Risk Unit provides probation supervision to high risk, gang-involved offenders using strategies that are tailored to each youth's issues, strengths, needs, culture and environmental influences. Public safety requires diverse community collaboration. This unit partners with the police, Adult Parole/Probation Officers (PPO) and the community to gather intelligence that helps dismantle gang activity. Juvenile Counselors develop individual probation case plans that establish enforceable expectations and address victim restitution. Along with holding gang and non gang youth accountable through specialized supervision and sanctions, JCC coordinates treatment (e.g.mental health and drug abuse) and interventions designed to address anti-social behavior. Skill building, mentoring, educational advocacy and the incorporation of positive age-appropriate activities are all used to counter gang involvement.
Gang activity continues to be a major concern in Multnomah County. The High Risk Unit focuses on the highest risk offenders, utilizing evidence-based interventions to hold youth accountable for their actions. These interventions include: intensive family-based interventions, specialized youth treatment, culturally appropriate services, employment training opportunities, positive peer influences and community support systems. As part of our effort to intervene early in gang violence and reduce the risk of youth becoming involved in gangs, the Department is providing resources to expand access to restorative justice interventions designed to reduce conflict in schools, increase problem solving skills, and ultimately prevent delinquent behavior.
Community Justice Manager