About The CRC

The eleven-member Citizen Review Committee (CRC) was created in 2001 to help improve police accountability, promote higher standards of police services, and increase public confidence.
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  Volunteer CRC members are appointed by City Council to perform four primary functions:

  • Gather community concerns about police services.

  • Help the IPR Director develop policy recommendations to address patterns of problems with police services and conduct.

  • Review and advise IPR and IA on the complaint handling process.

  • Hear appeals from complainants and officers and publicly report its findings.

CRC Chair

Mr. Yume Delegato was born and raised in Northeast Portland and has volunteered in nonprofit and public service roles for over two decades, most recently as the President and Artistic Director of PDX Pop Now!, a nonprofit dedicated to making local music accessible to all Portlanders. Prior to joining the CRC, he served as a community volunteer on the CRC’s Crowd Control and Use of Force Workgroup and on the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency’s Segment Review Committee. 

In 2023, Yume was appointed by City Council to the Portland Police Accountability Commission, which drafted recommendations for Portland’s new system of police oversight and accountability. Professionally, Yume has a background in insurance and communications, and currently works for Prosper Portland.

Appointed April 2024. 

CRC Vice Chair 

Mr. Gregg GA Griffin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education, focusing on curriculum Development from Southern Illinois University, and Dual Master of Computer Information System /Finance degree from Webster University while serving in the United States Navy. Originally from Chicago IL, he moved to Oregon in 1998 to pursue a Systems Analyst position with Regions Blue Cross/BlueShield. Inspired by Portland's advocacy spirit, he has volunteered with several local organizations, including OPB/KMHD, Portland Street Medicine, and Trillium Family Services. Currently, Griffin holds the position of Board President at Hand Up Project, an organization that addresses systemic issues around the unhoused community, for which he has served on the board  for the past five years. Against Portland's backdrop of diverse culture and natural beauty, he continually fosters his interests in social justice, physical fitness, and the study of music and local jazz artists. 

Appointed April 2021

CRC Recorder

Ms. Kyra Pappas received her Masters in Nursing Education from IUPUI- Indiana University School of Nursing. She has been a higher ed professional, working as the Director of Multicultural Services and Student Leadership for the past 10 years and is a Nurse Educator.  She focusses her work with colleges, hospitals, and community organizations on educating about how to create equitable, inclusive, and empowering environments and structures. 

Appointed April 2021

CRC Membership

Ms. Julie Falk is a graduate of Swarthmore College where she majored in English Literature and Art History. She is the former executive director of Bitch Media and is president of the board of Women’s Foundation of Oregon and the Chair of Board of Trustees of the French American International School. She previously served as executive of Center for Health Justice in Los Angeles and the Prison Media Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originally from Kentucky, Julie moved to Portland in 2006, where she lives with her husband and two children. 

Appointed February 2015

Ms. Jessica Katz founded the Family Preservation Project at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in 2003 which is the subject of the documentary film, “Mothering Inside.” Prior to founding the Family Preservation Project, she worked with the Children’s Aid Society in New York to create programs advocating for the rights of parents involved in the child welfare system. She also taught legal education workshops at prisons throughout New York through Columbia University’s Prisoners and Families Clinic. Jessica has presented at local, national and international conferences, has been recognized as a Re-unification Hero by the American Bar Association, and is an Alumna of Emerge Oregon. Recently she was instrumental in making Oregon the first state to legislatively adopt a “Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents.” Jessica is honored to work alongside women and children who have been most directly impacted by our criminal legal system towards more just and humane solutions. 

Appointed April 2021

Mr. Chris Piekarsky is a resident of SE Portland and has lived in Portland virtually his whole life. After graduating from Madison (now McDaniel) high school, he received his B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College in 1996 and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1999. He served as a Deputy District Attorney in Marion and Multnomah Counties from 2000 through 2006 before taking a role as a member of Allstate Insurance’s Portland staff counsel office, where he is the Portland Lead Counsel overseeing litigation in Oregon, SW Washington, Hawaii and Alaska. In the legal community, Chris has served on a number of Oregon State Bar committees and in professional organizations to help improve the practice of law. As a proud citizen of Portland, Chris has previously served as chairman of the Mill Park Neighborhood Association and has been a member of the David Douglas Budget Committee and the David Douglas Bond Development Committee. Chris lives with his wife and two children

Appointed September 2022

Mike Walsh came to Oregon in 1992 after being the first person in his maternal family to be born outside of Oregon since the 1860s.  He grew up in Washington, D.C. and has lived in Iowa, Massachusetts, Israel, Vermont, Texas, Virginia, Montana, and Oregon.  Mike earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Portland State University and has been a North /NE Portland resident since 2001.  He currently works as Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Oregon Health and Science University.  Mike has dedicated his life to student access and success while building bridges of community between campus and local police forces and campus communities.

Appointed October 2023