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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 07:40 AM

The Agency That Monitors Portland Parolees Is Riven by Allegations of Racism

The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice plays an often overlooked but crucial role in Portland's criminal justice system.

The agency employs more than 500 workers, with an annual budget of $106 million, to supervise people who have been released from jail or prison. It also runs the county's juvenile detention center.

The department touts itself as a national leader in progressive approaches to parole and probation.

But WW has learned that employees who work with the Change Center, a division of DCJ that runs programs for high-risk offenders, describe their office as a racist and dysfunctional shop.

Read more: https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2018/10/24/the-agency-that-monitors-portland-parolees-is-riven-by-allegations-of-racism/

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violetpastille Oct 2018 #1

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Mon Oct 29, 2018, 08:11 AM

1. Well...

"National polarization is having an impact on us locally and also having an impact on us in the workplace," she says. "What we have to grapple with is how do we address that in the workplace."

Portland is the least diverse city of it's size in the United States. And that's not good.

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