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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
Odd Months
Third Thursday of the month
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Jason Lee United Methodist Church
820 Jefferson Street NE
Salem, OR 97303
Please call 866-357-CURE to register.
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