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Contact the Office of Youth Violence Prevention

Antoinette Edwards is the director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. She has a bachelor’s in education from Portland State University. She joined Mayor Hales’ staff from former Mayor Sam Adams’ administration. Among her proudest accomplishments: Receiving the 2009 Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award, and receiving the 2013 Social Justice Fund Northwest's Jeanette Rankin Award for being a tireless, lifelong activist. Antoinette lives in Northeast Portland, and has 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She founded the first Black PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) chapter in the nation, and loves spoken word, reading, and reading to children.

Phone: 503-823-3584


Tom Peavey

Tom Peavey is the policy manager for the Office of Youth Violence Prevention. He has a bachelor’s in police science administration from Washington State University. Prior to joining Mayor Hales’ staff, he was a staff member for former mayors Tom Potter and Sam Adams. He served as a Crime Prevention Coordinator in the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement from 2004 to 2006, following a 31-year career as an officer with the Portland Police Bureau (1973 to 2004). Among his proudest accomplishments: Receiving the Portland Police Bureau Medal of Valor. Tom enjoys baseball, and in 2000, he was a Little League World Series Baseball coach. In 2006 he visited Cuba with the USA Baseball U18 team.

Phone: 503-823-4180




Office of Youth Violence Prevention

449 NE Emerson St. 

Portland, OR   97211

Fax: 503-823-3004


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