The Parent Education Program presents information concerning legal issues, child development, conflict resolution strategies and community resources for those who have custody and parenting time issues before the court. 

The one-time only class is offered five times per month— one Saturday morning, one Tuesday morning, and one Tuesday evening; all at Multnomah County Courthouse and two Thursday evening classes at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Justice Facility. .

This is class is mandatory for those who have a domestic relations matter pending before the court (ORS 3.425). 

  • A $70 fee is charged to participate in this class.
  • Those registering within 60 days of filing the initial petition in Multnomah County (for petitioners), or within 60 days of being served (respondents), are eligible for the reduced rate of $55. 

You may register below or call 503.988.3037 to set an appointment or to ask questions.

If you are at or close to the poverty line and have a case in Multnomah County, you may download a copy of the Fee Waiver Form Parent Education Fee Waiver Form (21.22 KB), fill it out completely, and fax or mail your signed form to:

Family Court Services
Multnomah County Courthouse
Attention Parent Education
1021 SW 4th Ave, Room 350
Portland, OR 97204
503-988-3189
503-988-3232 fax
TDD: 503-988-3561

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