The Economics of Incarceration: Pay Now or Pay More Later? A forum presented by Better People.

Better People invites you to attend our
Semi-Annual Education Forum
The Economics of Incarceration: Pay Now or Pay More Later?
Thursday, June 9, 2011

(BYOB – brown bag lunch – water and soda provided)
Irvington Covenant Church
4046 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
(enter from Grand Avenue for parking)
Portland, OR 97212-1119

Ken Boddie, KOIN TV – Channel 6 News Anchor & Reporter

Lane Borg, Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office,
Multnomah County
Ray Hudson, Addictions Program Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services Division, Department of County Human Services, Multnomah County
Jamaica Imani, Founder & Executive Director, Purtty Home, Portland
The Honorable Edward Jones, Judge, District Court, Multnomah County
Kevin Mannix, Executive Director, Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance, Salem
Ginger Martin, Director, Transitions, Oregon Dept. of Corrections, Salem
Lt. Vera Pool, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland
Craig Prins, Executive Director, Oregon Criminal Justice Council, Salem

Open to the public – no cost

For additional information contact:
Better People
4310 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97211
503 281 2663

Better People is an established employment and counseling program solely dedicated to helping individuals who have legal histories find, keep and excel in well paying jobs with fair, decent employers. We only accept job orders from companies that pay a minimum of $9 per hour plus health benefits.

Praying for Portland Police.

A (pointed?) message from the Irvington Covenant Church this holiday season:

For some thoughts from Portlanders who follow policing in our city closely, please visit Rose City Copwatch; on youtube, an interview with Kristian Williams, who writes about the history, theory, and practice of policing (I’m reading one of his books right now); and Rev. Chuck Currie’s response to the recent promotion of Leo Besner to the rank of sergeant in the Portland Police Bureau.

Also, the Albina Ministerial Alliance has advocated strongly, again and again, for police accountability in Portland. In November, the Alliance called for reforms in policing. Rev. T. Allen Bethel of the Maranatha Church stated, “We do not want any criminal element in our community held unaccountable,” including “citizens employed by the police bureau.”


Sunday happenings: August 2, 2009.

Some events that are occuring today on the boulevard:

  • Lost Innocence Vigil, a candlelight ceremony to remember the children inducted into prostitution. It’s hosted by the Emmaus Church (formerly the Red Sea Church), and is being held at the Irvington Covenant Church, 4046 NE MLK, at 5:30 pm.
  • Bella Flute Trio performs at Elevated Coffee in Vanport Square, 5261 NE MLK. Bella Flute Trio: three women, three flutes, three atittudes.
  • Women’s a cappella choir Divisi is performing at Sing Out Loud, a benefit for the Sexual Assault Resource Center, at 7 pm at the Vanport Square Studio, 5229 NE MLK.
  • The Noah Peterson Soul-tet has its weekly gig at the Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK, at 9 pm.