April 23, 2010

Tom Cleary, Senior Deputy District Attorney and Lt. Dave Virture, Portland Police Bureau Training Unit Supervisor have been selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to participate in the 2010 JDAI Applied Leadership Network. This Leadership Academy was established to identify and “grow” highly skilled, visionary leaders who are working to strengthen and transform the juvenile justice system. Leadership Academy members are selected by the Casey Foundation from a competitive pool of nominees across the country. Members meet regularly over the course of a year and are offered a host of training, mentoring and professional development opportunities. The Foundation hopes the program will support effective and influential leaders and accelerate system reform in juvenile justice.

For more information, contact Kim Bernard, Department of Community Justice Public Information Officer at 503-988-4376.