Department of Community Justice
5/18/12 - 9:45 am
Leon Goggans smiled when he remembered his reaction to a Multnomah County judge giving him a chance to get his GED at Donald H. Londer Learning Center two years ago. Goggans’ reaction? “You’ve got to be kidding.” Yet two years later on May 17, 2012, Goggans celebrated his completion of the program as one of 86 graduates this year from Londer Learning Center.
2/9/12 - 2:59 pm
Multnomah County’s reform of its juvenile justice system has accomplished so much over the past 20 years that it’s become a national model, the Board of Commissioners learned during a briefing on Feb. 9.
11/22/11 - 9:36 am
All are welcome to attend the community forum beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the auditorium at Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby.
8/29/11 - 11:25 am
In its highest turnout ever, the Department of Community Justice had over 22 employees participate in this year’s National Night Out. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event which is celebrated across Multnomah County and in over 15,000 communities across the country. NNO is not one event but rather a series of parties organized by concerned citizens and Neighborhood Associations. The purpose of these parties is to bring citizens together with local law enforcement agencies, officials, organizations and businesses for a night to:
8/26/11 - 12:14 pm
After serving as a Juvenile Services satellite office in the Foster-Powell neighborhood for over 15 years, the Wikman Building officially closed its doors on June 30, 2011. Staff who had worked in the building gathered to swap stories over a potluck and say good-bye to a place that housed many good memories. One comment submitted by a Juvenile Court Counselor summed up many of the shared sentiments:
8/26/11 - 11:48 am
Like many of her peers, Pam Lewis a parole/probation officer in the Department of Community Justice is always encouraging her clients to get more involved in pro-social activities. She needs activities that are low-cost, won’t tempt alcohol or drug use, and promotes a positive connection to the local community. Luckily, she found the Summer Nights program at Roosevelt High School. Sponsored by Southlake Church, Roosevelt High, and the St.
8/26/11 - 9:47 am
On August 26, 2011, Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision announced the appointment of Jeremiah Stromberg to the Parole Board. Prior to the appointment, Jeremiah Stromberg had been serving as a Community Justice Manager with the Department of Community Justice (DCJ). During his 14-year tenure with Multnomah County, Stromberg completed a two-year temporary assignment as Executive Director of the Parole Board.
7/8/11 - 2:43 pm
Newly Sworn Parole and Probation Officers Join DCJ
Eight new parole and probation officers joined the ranks of the Adult Services Division in the Department of Community Justice. The swearing-in ceremony was officiated by presiding Circuit Court Judge, Jean Kerr Maurer and DCJ Assistant Director, Carl Goodman, on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
“This was the first swearing-in ceremony that DCJ has held in over two years,” remarked Carl Goodman, Assistant Director of the Adult Services Division.
7/8/11 - 1:58 pm
Local artist Arvie Smith completed his fifth and final mural in a public arts project for the Juvenile Detention Complex, Multnomah Department of Community Justice (DCJ). Over 110 detained youth have helped him along the way, contributing their ideas and helping him paint the designs covering the massive 8’x15’ murals.
3/23/11 - 1:16 pm
Restore the Village is a rolling series of community forums across Multnomah County where concerned citizens, neighbors, parents and young people can come together to openly discuss their reactions to violence in their community and work together to find solutions. Sponsored by the Department of Community Justice (DCJ), the meetings began in December 2010 and continue monthly with anywhere from 50 to 100 people showing up at each location. Sam Thompson, a local business owner and community leader helps facilitate the event which includes dinner, music and lively group discussion