Tag Archives: Jason Renaud

10 years after James Chasse’s death, outrage and melancholy linger in Portland

KATU News, Sept. 16, 2016 It’s been nearly 10 years since James Chasse, a man with paranoid schizophrenia, died in police custody after Portland officers beat him. An advocate for the mentally ill says despite many reforms, justice is still … Continue reading

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Emergency Rooms Become the Place of Last Resort for the Mentally Ill

From The Lund Report, May 27, 2016 Once the Unity Center opens later this year, people in crisis will have a calmer, more patient-focused option for care – possibly starting with a ride in an ambulance rather than a police … Continue reading

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On mental illness and homelessness – a Portland context

Jenn Chavez of Five Quadrants of Portland and XRAY.FM interviews Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Portland, discussing issues and politics facing Portlanders with mental illness.  Jason Renaud co-organized and co-moderated a recent Mayoral Forum on Social Justice, … Continue reading

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Candidates for mayor, activists, to speak out March 10 at Social Justice Forum

The Skanner, Feb. 25, 2016 Join activists and candidates for mayor of Portland at 6:30 p.m. March 10 for a public conversation about the social justice issues in Portland. Jules Bailey – candidate for mayor  Israel Bayer – Street Roots … Continue reading

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Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers

Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers – Oregonian, October 13, 2015 The only way to accurately measure whether Portland police are improving their encounters with people who have mental illnesses is … Continue reading

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Renaud & Saadat on Portland radio

Two longtime community and social justice activists, Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Portland, and Kathleen Saadat of the Chicago-based Rosenbaum & Watson LLC “Compliance Officer/Community Liaison,” hired by Mayor Charlie Hales to oversee the city’s response to … Continue reading

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Portland, the DOJ and the slow moving gears of mental health services

Portland, the DOJ and the slow moving gears of mental health services – Street Roots, May 7, 2015 In 2013, the city agreed to create a mental health center in its settlement with the Department of Justice over police use … Continue reading

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DOJ v City of Portland lawsuit appeal wrap up

MHAP volunteer Jason Renaud gave a wrap-up interview reviewing DOJ v City of Portland and commnting on the community response to the Portland City Council’s 4 – 0 decision to appeal the newly settled federal lawsuit to news director Jenka … Continue reading

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