Community Peace Collaborative

A monthly public forum that increases communication and coordination between service providers and the community to develop strategies to reduce violence.

Mission Statement

Statement of Purpose

A group of committed partners who have come together to develop solutions, interventions and prevention strategies to reduce violence and crime in Multnomah County. The progress and achievements of the Community Peace Collaborative will be a result of our collaborative strategies, responsiveness to community priorities and our focus on the reduction of crime and the fear of crime.


All citizens of Multnomah County live free of violence.  Further, the Community Peace Collaborative envisions a community free of violence.


Affect positively the youth, families, and residents whose lives have been impacted by violence and to promote public safety by incorporating the best and most innovative practices of community partnership to reduce violence, and crime. 


The Community Peace Collaborative seeks to meet its mission through the coordination of leveraged resources and expertise to reduce the many forms of violence, and crime. The Community Peace Collaborative seeks to increase communication and coordination among the partners and to strengthen the communities of Multnomah County. 

The CPC forums will take place on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm

The PM forums will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. This is to ensure that community members and students are able to join the conversation. 

* Please check dates below for upcoming forums. 

Upcoming CPC Forums: 

*Updated dates and times* 

January 25th, At Vancouver Ave First Baptist church; 3138 N. Vancouver Ave 6:00pm-7:30pm

February 22nd, North Precinct 449 NE Emerson St.  6:00pm-7:30pm (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER PRECAUTIONS)

March 22nd, TBA 6:00pm-7:30pm

April 20th, TBA 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Organizations / Agencies Represented

  • City bureaus
  • Businesses
  • Faith communities
  • Neighborhood coalitions and associations
  • Civic organizations
  • Public/private health and social services
  • Public/private crime prevention and security organizations
  • Public/private housing organizations
  • Public/private education and training organizations 
  • Federal and local law enforcement and prosecution services
  • State and county juvenile and adult justice authorities

Clarification Regarding Oregon Public Meetings Law and Oregon Public Records Law:  The Community Peace Collaborative is not a “public body” or “governing body” under the Oregon Public Meetings Law.  It is a gathering of community members, interested organizations, and government participants for collective and respectful communication and information sharing. The Community Peace Collaboration is not gathered for the purposes of and is not authorized to make decisions or recommendations for the City or any specific participating governmental body. We understand that organizational and individual interests and capacity to attend the forum can be fluid. There is no attendance or participation requirement.  There will be no roll call or quorum requirement.  We will have a forum facilitator who will assist all present in keeping the conversation and dialogue moving positively.  No formal meeting agenda is required.  However, to the extent that we can identified presenters and speakers ahead of time, we will do so through appropriate announcements.  As the forum is not a public meeting under the Oregon Public Meetings Law, no meeting minutes will be recorded, made or kept.