Community Partners Reinvestment
Community Partners Reinvestment Project (CPR)
A public safety improvement program
About Our Program
The Community Partners Reinvestment Project (CPR) is a collaborative transition program that increases public safety by meeting the unique developmental and transitional needs of for young men ages 18 to 25 who are returning to the community after incarceration.
The mission is to provide guidance and comprehensive support to the men and their families enrolled in the program and to facilitate a successful re-entry back into society. The program works to reduce the rate of relapse and recidivism, increase the rate of job retention, and improve the quality of life while enhancing the safety of our neighborhoods and our communities.
The CPR team is comprised of a dedicated and passionate group of people. The CPR program approach is a collaborative team effort that attempts to encompass and assist with multiple facets of the clients’ lives, including client-motivated behavioral changes, reducing criminal thinking, returning to school, employment, housing, family relations and parenting issues, assistance with resources and more.
Mentors play a vital role in the program. Our mentors have experienced first-hand many of the challenges facing our clients. Their ability to genuinely relate to the clients and provide insight as well as be a positive role model are invaluable.
Read the 2013 CPR Outcome Report
See a recent program graduate, Isaiah Holt, tell his story
Find out more:
- Download the 2011 CPR Program Fact Sheet
- See what the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is saying about CPR
A CPR Success Story
Brian (pictured at below) benefited from CPR’s cognitive therapy and alcohol and drug treatment before and after his release from the Oregon State Penitentiary. With support from his counselors and parole officer, he earned his GED, attended the Northwest College of Construction and completed an apprenticeship program. The result ‐ a $20/hr union job to support his family. CPR helped with parenting classes; rent, clothing, and furniture assistance.
Read more success stories here!
See the Portland Skanner article on CPR's success in reducing recidivism.
See the Portland Mercury article on what CPR is doing to reduce gang violence---by providing gang affected young men with culturally specific alternatives and comprehensive services.
Former CPR Jail Reentry Program lead counselor, Kathy Sanchez, CADCII, received a Letter of Commendation from Sheriff Daniel Staton for “the performance of your duties in an exemplary manner.”
This recognition for Ms. Sanchez, who still works with CPR by providing pre-release services to incarcerated young men that will be paroling soon, helps to further cement a positive working relationship with the Multnomah County’s Sheriff’s Office MCSO, Dept. of Corrections and the Department of Community Justice, relationships which help young men 18-25 succeed in the community when released and significantly reduce their risk for returning to jail and prison.
For additional information on the Community Partners Reinvestment Program, please email Brittney Oseth at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (503) 595.3477 ext 1785.