Disability Rights Oregon
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Many Portland-area mentally ill people who are homeless, addicted to drugs or have other problems end up being inappropriately jailed because Portland-area hospitals don’t want them on their property, and police don’t know what to do with them except put them in jail for trespassing, an investiga
The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
Portland, Oregon—Today, Oregon’s leading statewide disability rights organization announced that the Department of Corrections has failed to significantly improve conditions for inmates with serious mental illness held in the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP).
April 12, 2013 – Just under 12,000 reports of child abuse or neglect were substantiated by the state of Oregon in 2011, with 80 percent of those incidents involving a family member, according to the 2011 Child Welfare Data Book released by the state's Department of Human Services.