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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

About the Office of Violence Prevention

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Office of Violence Prevention

About the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP):  

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) views gun violence as a public health problem, and the approach to the problem is based on a shared understanding that violence is a virus. The understanding that viruses can both be prevented and treated guides our treatment plan. By addressing the root causes and social determinants of violence, upstream programs can prevent violence from occurring. 


Civil Rights Information

It is the policy of the City of Portland to eliminate discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.  Such discrimination poses a threat to the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Portland and menaces the institutions and foundation of our community.

Chapter 23.01 Civil Rights


Children's Bill of RIghts

The Children's Bill of rights was adopted by the City of Portland in 2006.