November 21, 2013 15:18
The Portland Police Bureau's Service Coordination Team (SCT) has scheduled a graduation for Thursday November 21, 2013, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., in City Council Chambers at Portland's City Hall.
City Hall is located at 1220 Southwest 4th Avenue.
Refreshments will be served immediately afterward in the foyer on the first floor.
The Service Coordination Team is a Portland Police Bureau program that provides drug treatment to chronic offenders as an alternative to incarceration, working to address the root cause of their criminal activity.
Thursday, the SCT will be honoring 16 graduates from Central City Concern's Housing Rapid Response Program and NISA programs, as well as the Volunteers of America Day Treatment and Residential Support Programs.
This will bring the total number of SCT graduates to 132 people.
Darrell White, Class of 2009, will be Master of Ceremonies, Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Portland Police Chief Mike Reese will be making welcoming remarks.
Expected to attend are the 16 new graduates. Additionally, 12 previous graduates will be honored for their continued sobriety, progress and achievement.
The graduation program is a moving opportunity to see the power of change at work and the success of the Service Coordination Team's partnerships.
The Service Coordination Team is a partnership between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland Patrol Inc., Project Respond, JOIN, Transition Projects Inc., Volunteers of America, Central City Concern and the Portland Business Alliance Clean and Safe program.
For additional information about the Service Coordination Team, contact Program Manager Billy Kemmer at William.Kemmer@portlandoregon.gov
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204