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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



Alder Elementary

Where: 17200 SE Alder
When: September 9 to November 6, 2014
Ages: 10-12
Not open to the public
What to bring: a snack, water and wear loose clothing




Ron Russell Middle School

Where: 3955 SE 112th Ave
When: January 20 - March 17, 2015
Ages: 12-14
Not open to the public
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