long Portland resident, Faith V. Love began working with at risk youth in
high school as a peer counselor and volunteer tutor. She has worked with
the highest risk youth since 1984 when she became an alternative school
counselor in North Portland where she worked with initial wave of
gang-involved youth and others for several years.
working for Job Corps and continuing to volunteer for youth service
agencies, Ms. Love was hired as a Transition Specialist with the Oregon
Youth Authority’s (OYA) Office of Minority Services (OMS). After five years
with OMS, Love was promoted to a supervisory position in OYA’s
Parole/Probation office in Multnomah County.
of OYA’s commitment to Wraparound Oregon, Love has spent the last year on
assignment to Wraparound Oregon’s pilot in Multnomah County. Love will
continue to work as a school age family team Facilitator and Juvenile
Justice Specialist for Wraparound over the next year. Along with others
from collaborating agencies, Love is committed to implementation of the
process as planned under the Governor’s Statewide Wraparound Initiative and