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DOC Family Orientation
Picture of woman and man representing family and friends of incarcerated people  
An orientation to the Oregon Department of Corrections
for family and friends of incarcerated people
Monthly orientations for families/friends of newly incarcerated individuals are presented jointly by Oregon CURE and Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC)

Portland Meetings 
Even Months 
Third Thursday of the month 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hillsdale United Church of Christ
6948 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Please call 503-977-9979 to register.


Salem Meetings 
Third Thursday of February, May, August and November

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church Parlor Room
685 Marion St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Please call 866-357-CURE (2873) or 503-977-9979 to register.


Corner of Marion and Church streets, on the north side of downtown. There is parking on the street or in the Dept. of Energy parking lot next door. The entrance is on the west side of the building, in the parking lot.


This orientation provides an opportunity for family and friends to have questions answered: incarceration of a family member or friend is a confusing, stressful event.  Working in partnership with your loved one and DOC to make the best use of this time will benefit your loved one, you, and the community.
Participants will learn:

About the Department of Corrections:
  • The department’s mission
  • What incarceration is like for your loved one
  • How to stay in touch: mail, phone calls, visits
About Oregon CURE:
  • Supporting your loved one during incarceration
  • Getting involved to work for better outcomes
  • Support yourself – you are not alone!
Who or what is Oregon CURE?
A non-profit organization of inmates’ family members and friends…
            who advocate for fair and effective corrections policies and practices…
                        who have been there – angry, sad, confused, scared – wondering what now?
More information: http://www.oregoncure.org