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The Connecting Communities Coalition’s Employment Subcommittee is looking for volunteers to start researching resources for leading practices in employing people with disabilities!
Our kick off to the resource guide work will be at our April meeting:
When: Monday April 22nd, 5:30 to 7 PM
Where: Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch St, Portland
Recruiting volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) – an advisory body to IPR and the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). There are three immediate openings on CRC and up to four additional positions commencing on or before February 2014.
IPR is the city agency responsible for the civilian oversight of the Police Bureau. CRC members hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations, listen to public concerns regarding police conduct, engage in training and other activities to learn about policing, review Police Bureau policies and procedure, and advise IPR.
We anticipate that the size and scope of work of the CRC will increase due to the City of Portland’s pending settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice. This will include service on the Police Review Board to make fact-based recommendations for discipline in use of force incidents to the Chief of Police and Police Commissioner
Applications are available at the IPR office or online at www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/ipr. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners. Please return applications to the IPR office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, via fax, mail, hand-delivery, or e-mail email@example.com.
We would be happy to meet with you and/or interested parties at a community meeting to discuss CRC’s role in civilian oversight, the work of IPR, and police/community issues. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.
For questions on this volunteer opportunity please contact our Outreach Coordinator Irene Konev at (503) 823-0146 or by email atIrene.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Been Denied Medically Necessary AT?
Has Medicaid or Medicare denied your request for assistive technology (AT)–like a wheelchair–that was prescribed by your doctor? Disability Rights Oregon may be able help. Contact us at (503) 243-2081.
Jan Campbell appointed co-chair on CCC Steering Committee
Jan Campbell was recently appointed to be co-chair on the Connecting Communities Coalition (CCC) Steering Committee by the committee co-chair, Barbara Dirks of Independent Living Resources. She fills the position vacated by Therese Grayson of Portland Habilitation Center, who is officially stepping down.
Dirks appointed Campbell in accordance with CCC bylaws which state a co-chair may appoint a member of the coalition to fill a vacated position until the end of the previous officer’s term. Campbell, chair emeritus for the Portland Commission on Disability, will serve until May 2014. Grayson will remain on the committee as chair emeritus, a position created by a vote of the steering committee members.