PPB’s Service Coordination Team sets graduation ceremony

News release, Portland Police Bureau, May 22, 2013

badgeThe Portland Police Bureau’s Service Coordination Team (SCT) has scheduled a graduation for Thursday May 23, 2013, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in City Council Chambers at Portland’s City Hall.

City Hall is located at 1220 Southwest 4th Avenue.

Coffee and cake will be served immediately afterwards in the foyer on the first floor.

The Service Coordination Team is a Portland Police Bureau program that provides drug treatment to chronic offenders as an alternative to incarceration, working to address the root cause of their criminal activity.

Thursday, the SCT will be honoring 14 graduates from the Central City Concern Housing Rapid Response Program and the Volunteers of America Day Treatment and Residential Support Programs.

This will bring the total number of SCT graduates to 116 people.

Darryll White, Class of 2009, will be Master of Ceremonies, Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Steve Novick will be making welcoming remarks and Portland Police Chief Mike Reese will be presenting the certificates.

Expected to attend are the 14 new graduates, including several of whom are referrals from the Drug Impact Area (DIA) Program. Additionally, 13 previous graduates will be honored as they have achieved a year or more of sobriety.

The graduation program is a moving opportunity to see the power of change at work and the success of the Service Coordination Team’s partnerships.

The Service Coordination Team is a partnership between the Portland Police Bureau, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, Portland Patrol Inc., Project Respond, JOIN, Transition Projects Inc., Volunteers of America, Central City Concern and the Portland Business Alliance Clean and Safe program.

For additional information about the Service Coordination Team, contact Program Manager Austin Raglione at Austin.Raglione@PortlandOregon.gov