Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $379,823)
This program supports the development and improvement of state, tribal, county, and local juvenile residential facilities with particular focus on establishing an emergency plan that ensures the continuity of operations, reduction of risk to the physical plant, and the safety and well-being of youth and staff in juvenile justice residential facilities.
The Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Project proposes to coordinate the work of eight local, regional, and state-level partners developing a comprehensive emergency management for implementation. Led by the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice/Juvenile Services Division, enhancements to the emergency management plan will use the Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities manual, and leverage the expertise of its partners, who will serve as regional experts in their field to accomplish this effort. These partners include Multnomah County's Office of Emergency Management, Sheriffs Office, Health Department and District Attorney's Office as well as the Clackamas County and Washington County Juvenile Departments and the State of Oregon Family Court. The project targets youth in the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility, with a capacity of 72 youth, their families, and an additional 16 youth from other counties. Project deliverables will include a comprehensive emergency management plan utilizing an "all-hazards approach" and training and exercise activities to align with the emergency and sustainability plan to ensure the plan and related trainings are consistent with best practices. CA/NCF