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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


Mission statement:  Fostering awareness, redefining masculinity, and encouraging boys to be leaders in nonviolence.




The BoyStrength Progam aims to  

  • Foster  an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society  
  • Boost knowledge and awareness of equity,  diversity and cultural differences
  • Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions 
  • Encourage boys to explore healthier and safer choices to  prevent violence
  • Enhance boys  inner strength to  cultivate  leadership and mentoring skills 
  • Increase  boys capacity to be allies in ending violence against girls and women
  • Promote boys social connections and understanding of healthy relationships
  • Raise awareness of the importance of healing and self-care


Check out KATU's spot on this exciting new program here.




Schedule for BoyStrength Programs



Multnomah Arts Center
Where: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Date: August 11 - August 15

Ages: 11-13

Contact the Multnomah Arts Center or register online at Portland Parks and Recreation

What to bring: a snack, water and wear loose clothing


Friendly House Community Center

Where: 1737 NW 26th Ave.

Date: August 6 - August 8

Contact Friendly House at 503-228-4391

What to bring: a snack, water and wear loose clothing





Calling all men: Do you want to help stop violence in your community?

Contribute to your community by volunteering to teach violence prevention skills.

Under the model of the WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs, which have a 34-year history of success, the BoyStrength program seeks to encourage boys to cultivate inner strength and equity awareness, manifesting these traits through nonviolent leadership. 


Interested in becoming a volunteer?

No experience necessary!

Men from all backgrounds, abilities, and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply. 

Click here for the volunteer application.

The next training for Boys Program volunteers will begin in February 2015.






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Call us at 503-823-7467, or email at