Multnomah County’s Juvenile Services Division hosting Informational Fair Saturday, Oct. 22

October 17, 2022

From left: Juvenile Custody Services Specialists Lela Clay, Whitney Burch, Mike Peterson

Contacts: Jessica Morkert-Shibley, 971-563-3735; Danny Fajardo, 971-291-9300


PORTLAND - Multnomah County is hosting an Informational Fair at the Juvenile Justice Complex, located at 1401 NE 68th Ave. in Portland, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22. The fair will include: 

  • Information on juvenile justice careers
  • A tour of the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center, and
  • Staff from Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (DCJ) Juvenile Services Division and DCJ Human Resources on hand to answer questions.

The County is seeking passionate applicants who wish to serve in the juvenile justice field, including as juvenile custody services specialists who work with youth temporarily housed in detention. 

Juvenile Services Division staff play a vital role in the lives of young people and are responsible for ensuring a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for youth temporarily housed in detention. These roles require individuals who are passionate about, and dedicated to, serving youth and working to change their life trajectory.  

Those who are interested are asked to pre-register for the event. Please note that we will not accept drop-in visitors on the day of the event.  

The Juvenile Justice Complex is a 24-hour facility where staff typically work nontraditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. The Division is seeking applicants who have an associate’s degree or equivalent credential, with major coursework in child psychology, sociology or a related field, as well as two years of experience working with at-risk youth. A bachelor’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

The Juvenile Services Division is part of Multnomah County’s Department Community Justice. Youth served by the division are often supported through a variety of programs, including healthcare services, peer support groups, spiritual support, recreation, library services and educational services.

Check out some of the great work underway behind the scenes, like a new weather program at the detention center and therapy dog visits.


Vision: Community Safety through Positive Change 

The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training.