Youth Services Division
The Youth Services Division (YSD) works with community partners to keep our youth safe. We strive to keep youth in school and out of the criminal justice system while applying non-traditional measures to hold youth accountable. We form partnerships, and build relationships with youth that is impactful and sustainable. We teach youth good citizenship values and assist schools increase their graduation rates.
The Youth Services Division consists of the Crisis Response Team (CRT), Runaway Juvenile Unit, G.R.E.A.T. Program (Local and National), School Resource Officer Unit (SRO’S), Portland Police Bureau Cadet and Reserve Program and an assigned Intervention and Resource Connection Specialist from the Juvenile Services Division’s Department of Community Justice.