The Regional Arts and Culture Council in partnership with Donald E Long Center have helped to bring performing artists from around the country to work with youth.
Department of Community Justice News
Custody Services embraces evidenced-based policy and practice to improve services for detained youth.
The Donald E. Long Detention Center for youth has a new sweat lodge. Bi-weekly cultural activities like mural arts and Aztec dance will also be available.
DCJ Director Scott Taylor was presented with the Washington State University Department of Criminal Justice's Criminal Justice and Criminology Outstanding Alumni Professional Achievement Award.
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice awarded Sang Dao with their Spirit of Youth Award to honor how he has overcome obstacles to make a difference in his community.
DCJ staff recognized for excellence in the workplace in areas of superior public service, diversity and cultural competency, sustainability, and outstanding team achievement.
DCJ’s Mead Building hosts breakfast for offenders that are homeless every week day morning.
Six Azerbaijani government officials, two interpreters, and an official from the US Department of Justice working in Azerbaijan traveled thousands of miles to witness juvenile justice in action.
After four and half years of leading JSD, Christina McMahan has accepted a position as the Juvenile Department Director for Clackamas County. DCJ wishes her well and thanks her for her leadership.
On December 21, 2015, the Family Services Unit (FSU) at the Mead Building once again opened its doors to families for some holiday cheer.
The 2nd Annual Voice for Justice Award was presented to Denise Peña for her outstanding efforts at ensuring that victims’ voices are heard.
Youth in the A&E program knitted over 130 items for donation. The project was a lesson in practical application and community involvement.