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POL Government Special Projects Youth Violence Prevention Gang Violence Task Force
Notice: Gang Violence Task Force title has been changed to :

Community Peace Collaborative, a Coalition for Violence Prevention and Achievement  

Selected by Community Membership Attending on September 26, 2014         

 
Chaired by the Mayor's Office (Office of Youth Violence Prevention) in facilitation with the Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Dept. of Community Justice Services.

(Available to community members. Meetings are bi-weekly. For meeting times call (503) 823-4180) 

 
Description:

Group composition is representative of that reduction strategy offered by the US Department Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Strategy Model which requires:

  • Establishing appropriate stakeholder partnerships;
  • Identifying and measuring the problem;
  • Setting measurable goals and objectives;
  • Identifying appropriate programs and strategies;
  • Implementing a comprehensive plan;
  • Evaluating the plan; and
  • Revising the plan on the basis of evaluation. 
Service groupings represented which are available to at-risk youth (age 12 to 25), their families and the community:
  • Federal and local law enforcement and prosecution services;
  • State and county juvenile and adult justice authorities;
  • City bureaus;
  • Public/private crime prevention and security organizations;
  • Public/private housing organizations;
  • Public/private education and training organizations;
  • Businesses;
  • Faith communities;
  • Neighborhood coalitions and associations;
  • Civic organizations; and
  • Public/private health and social services.    

Mission Statement

 
Statement of Purpose:
A group of committed partners who have come together to develop solutions, interventions and prevention strategies to reduce violence and crime in Multnomah County. 
 
The progress and achievements of the Community Peace Collaborative will be a result of our collaborative strategies, responsiveness to community priorities and our focus on the reduction of crime and the fear of crime.
 
Vision:
All citizens of Multnomah County live free of violence.  Further, the Community Peace Collaborative envisions a community free of violence.
 
Mission:
Affect positively the youth, families, and residents whose lives have been impacted by violence and to promote public safety by incorporating the best and most innovative practices of community partnership to reduce violence, and crime. 
 
Goals:
The Community Peace Collaborative seeks to meet its mission through the coordination of leveraged resources and expertise to reduce the many forms of violence, and crime.

The Community Peace Collaborative seeks to increase communication and coordination among the partners and to strengthen the communities of Multnomah County.
 
Strategies:
  • Develop a “best practices” plan addressing the specific desired outcomes.
  • Develop timely, rapid, and coordinated responses to gang related activities and violence.
  • Develop regular assessments to monitor inputs, outputs and outcomes for activities and collaborations.
  • Develop a plan to increase visibility and awareness in order to advocate for better outcomes.