Orientations for Families/Friends of Incarcerated Individuals

Need contact with others who understand your situation?  Come and meet us and talk in a confidential & supportive atmosphere. Meetings alternate every month between the Portland and Salem locations.  Look below for a list of the dates for the orientations and the locations.

Click to download a printable version Oregon CURE Community Resource Events 2017-updated 12-18

Intake Orientations

Intake Orientations are co-facilitated by Oregon Department of Corrections and Oregon CURE.  Find out about Oregon’s prison system, the intake process, phones, mail, and visiting requirements. Receive a packet of informational brochures.  Ask questions and learn how you can get through your loved one’s incarceration.

Portland Metro Dates

Beaverton Community Center or Beaverton Public Library (call to confirm location)
Held Quarterly: 1st Wednesday of March, June, September and December
Contact Oregon CURE at oregoncure@gmail.com or Voice Mail (503) 977-9979 to confirm location.
Time: 5:30 to 7:00PM

Salem Dates

First Christian Church
685 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Parlor Room
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.
Held Quarterly: 3rd Thursdays of February, May, August, and November
Contact to Register: Oregon CURE
Voice Mail (866) 357-2873 (503) 977-9979
Time: 6:30 to 8:30PM

Release Orientations

Release Orientations are co-facilitated by Community Corrections and Oregon CURE.  Find out how you can help your recently or soon to be released loved one successfully re-enter our communities.

Washington County Dates

Contact: Marcus Ford (503) 846-3494
Held Quarterly: 1st Wednesday of February, May, August, November
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Call to Confirm (503) 977-9979

Multnomah County Dates

(503) 988-3081 press zero and ask for ARC then Liv Jenssen or Charles Gould.
This orientation is for family and friends of prisoners who will be released within 6 months to Multnomah County.
Location: Mead Building
First Floor Conference Room
421 SW 5th Avenue, Portland
Time: 3rd Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00PM

Marion County

Contact: Kayla Thompson (503) 540-8017
Marion County Probation and Parole
Location: Marion County Work Release Center
3950 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317

Call to confirm date and time.


6 thoughts on “Orientations

  1. Upcoming Salem Orientation: February 20, 2014. Location and time as listed above.

    Posted by Terry Stein | January 16, 2014, 7:13 pm
  2. Salem Orientations are scheduled quarterly, not monthly as stated incorrectly above, on the 3rd Thursday of February, May, August, and November.

    Posted by Terry Stein | February 12, 2014, 8:48 pm
  3. I’d like to apply for the information packet concerning family members. I am Jacob Tappert’s mother and am new to all this. I’m devastated over this but want to have an active part in my sons stay with you. Please send me the packet for families. Thank you. Sheila Anderson

    Posted by Sheila | March 12, 2018, 4:43 pm


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