“It takes a village to raise a child”. – African Proverb
When it comes to working with at-risk youth, supporting them in becoming pro-social and contributing members of our community, this philosophy becomes inescapable in today’s environment. The juvenile department is aware that we are only one cog in the wheel of the successful restoration of youth, victims and community. We are committed to both supporting communities in becoming more resilient and safe, while also seeking community’s guidance and support in fulfilling our mission. Clackamas County citizens and their communities are our most powerful partners in shaping a safer future.