Fall 2019 | Week 5

CCJ Student Newsletter

Check out our weekly newsletter below for updates on job and internship postings, academic matters, faculty updates, course spotlights, and current events. You are receiving this because you are registered for a CCJ course at PSU or you have signed-up online.

Criminal Justice in the News:

Meet the Abduction Survivor Helping Airlines Stop Human Trafficking
Lorenze spent years in and out of jail, battling homelessness on LA's Skid Row, due to of a marijuana felony at 18. 

But now a movement to expunge marijuana convictions is giving him a second chance.

Read More
Fall All Majors Career + Internship Fair

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom (SMSU 355)

PSU students and alumni of all majors are invited to attend this on-campus recruiting event, which will bring over 80 employers from a variety of industries (government, private sector, nonprofits) together to share information about their organizations and available opportunities.
Spooky Midterm Social 

All SOG students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for some treats in URBN 511. 
Although some treats will be provided, you are welcome to contribute as well--the more the merrier!

The event is from 12:00-2:00 PM, but you can come and go as you please.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday!


Featured Employer

Multnomah County Civil Rights Policy Analyst

Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is home to approximately 766,135 residents and responsible for providing a wide array of services to our diverse communities in an equitable and inclusive way. At the County, we operate to foster safety, trust and belonging for our community throughout the work, services, and programs we provide. In order for our employees to best serve the people, we recognize that as an organization, we must do better to provide an inclusive work environment for all employees.  

As the Civil Rights Policy Analyst,  you will be responsible for reporting and monitoring for federally required Affirmative Action and EEO programs, Title VI civil rights compliance, and data and policy analysis under the County’s Workforce Equity Strategic Plan. As a member of the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Civil Rights Unit, you will develop a collaborative working partnership with Human Resources, Department Directors, Executives and Managers to ensure County compliance with federal civil rights obligations and ensure the implementation of the adopted Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) objectives related to hiring, promotion, and termination decisions and analysis.  You will serve as the primary data and policy analyst relating to WESP and civil rights responsibilities of the Civil Rights Unit.  

Minimum qualifications:
- A Bachelor's Degree - in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience
- Four (4) years of experience in research, evaluation, policy and/or data analysis 
- General knowledge of principles and practices of equal employment, ADA and civil rights and employment laws.
- Knowledge of equity and empowerment frameworks and targeted universalism in policy, program, and organizational decision making.
- Ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, community members, and senior leadership.
- Ability and experience communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public, and diverse stakeholder groups.

Apply here!

Job Opportunities


This week we are highlighting job openings in Portland that focus on social services. 

Current openings: 

Parenting with Intent
Family Services Program Manager
Family Services Community Support Specialist 
Education Focused Community Support Specialist
To apply to send resume and cover letter to

New Day: New Avenues for Youth
Housing Navigator for Sex Trafficked Youth
See website for more information and to apply!

Lifeworks NW New Options
Clinical Supervisor
On-call Mental Health Therapist
See website for more information and to apply!

Raphael House
Shelter Coordinator
On-call Advocate
See website for more information and to apply!

Project Unica - El Programa Hispano
Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator
Sexual Assault Advocate
Domestic Violence Advocate
See website for more information and to apply!

Call to Safety
Back Up Advocate - on call for in hospital response with stipend and hourly wage.
On-call Crisis Line Specialist
Direct Service Advocates
See website for more information and to apply!

Self Enhancement Inc. 
Domestic Violence Program Coordinator

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Recruitment webinar

On October 30th, there is an upcoming U.S. Customs and Border Protection recruitment webinar for students interested in careers related to customs - you can register below. 

Register Here
Law School Fair

The Law School Fair will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Smith Center Ballroom on the Portland State University campus.  We should have representatives from over fifty law schools in attendance from around the United States.  The Law School Fair is free and open to the public.
Grad Program Showcase

Study with leading experts in nationally ranked programs on a campus humming with world-class research.

Take the next step and find a graduate program that's right for you. Join us on October 29 and 30 for a showcase of graduate programs at Portland State.

You'll meet representatives from our 150 graduate programs and be connected with professional development resources to guide your decision process.

Put your future in focus with a graduate degree from Portland State.

10/29- 9:00am-1:00pm SMSU 327/8/9
10/30- 9:00am-3:00pm SMSU 327/8/9 

Register for October 29
Register for October 30
The Trump Impeachment Inquiry - Another Watergate or Not?
Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:30pm – 1:30pm
SMSU 332 | Vanport Room | 1825 SW Broadway

The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government will host a panel of legal and political experts who will explore the impeachment inquiry into allegations of President Trump pressuring foreign leaders to investigate his political rivals.

The panel will include experts on American Institutions, Constitutional Law, and Political Science.
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