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.
Earlier this year, OVP sent out a survey to the CPC participants and community to gather feedback on how to better develop our CPC virtual forums to ensure that it is an inclusive space and that there is a seat for everyone at the table.
Based on the feedback we received, we are now offering an AM and PM CPC virtual forum. The AM CPC forums will be hosted by our office and the PM forums will be open for community based organizations/partners to host.
The AM forums will take place on the 1st Friday's of the month at our usual time slot 10:00am - 11:30am.
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.
*Forum dates will differ for the month of July, 2022. Please check dates below for upcoming forums.
Upcoming CPC Virtual Forums:
*Updated dates and times*
- AM Forum: Friday, September 2nd
- PM Forum: Wednesday, September 21st
Due to the pandemic, we have been virtually meeting via Zoom.
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For any questions or inquiries email us at OVP@portlandoregon.gov.
Organizations / Agencies Represented
- City bureaus
- 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.