Multnomah County Department of Community Justice- Transition Services Unit

The Department of Community Justice, a county agency in Multnomah County, runs the Transition Services Unit (TSU). Multnomah County, Oregon is an urban county of over 660,000 containing the city of Portland. Multnomah County contains two operating jails: the Multnomah County Detention Center, a 676 bed maximum security adult facility in Downtown Portland and the Multnomah County Inverness Jail, a 1014 bed medium security facility in the Northeast part of the city.

The Transition Services Unit (TSU) provides a comprehensive system of services designed to prepare, equip, and sustain an offender upon their release from prison, jail or treatment. TSU conducts reach-in visits of offenders who are going to be released from state prisons back into Multnomah County. The program is responsible for linking recently released offenders to services including pre-release planning, case coordination, housing, transportation, and medical and benefit assistance. The TSU provides transition planning services up to 180 days prior to release from prison or jail and 90 to 180 days post-incarceration.

TSU’s primary focus is on offenders with special needs including mentally, developmentally and physically disabled, elderly, and predatory sex offenders. TSU services include, however not limited to the following:

  • Prioritize; locate and access safe and suitable housing for recently released offenders
  • Identify and make initial appointments for medical and/or mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Medication assistance
  • Schedule first appointment for federal and state benefits; monitor progress until benefits are received
  • Self Sufficiency Supports including working with voc rehab, Londer Learning Center and other employment programs
  • Provide clothing vouchers for work clothes
  • Case coordination and Community Services connection
  • Family and Friends Orientations

Ask Us!

At TSU our motto is “Ask Us” because we want to hear from you and address your questions, suggestions and compliments directly.

Below please find contact information for members of the TSU team. Please feel free to contact any of us by phone or e-mail. Please “Ask Us” and we will do out best to respond to your questions and suggestions.

Main #: 503-988-3081

Dial Main #; when you hear the recording start, press “0”; and ask for TSU

Name Caseload # Division ext e-mail address Nextell and Directconnect
Clark, Greg 4093 Corrections Counselor Medford Alcohol and Drug Free Housing. Veterans Programs & Services 84866||kralc.h.yrogerg (503) 545.3703
Farmer, Briana G. 4091 CC; Primary Subsidy Housing for Male Prison Releases, Sex Offenders, High Risk/High Need 27020||remraf.g.anairb (503) 849.0921
James, Bobby 4094 Corrections Counselor Medford Alcohol and Drug Free Housing. Juvenile Programs & Services 84877||semaj.c.ybbob (503) 849.0921
Jenssen, Liv Elsa 4087 TSU Program Manager 84054||nessnej.e.vil (971) 225.7188
Jones, LaShawnda 4090 Corrections Counselor Primary Counselor for persons with Mental Health Issues Provides case coordination for person applying for SSI/SSDI Provides planning for persons 62 or older 27390||senoj.q.adnwahsal (971) 255.7205
Lindley, Virginia 4058 Corrections Counselor Primary for Prison Releases who require Subsidy Services Housing Review Coordinator TSU Liaison for Service Coordination Team 27306||iyeldnil.ainigriv (503) 545-3702
Longie, Cynthia - DHS – Case Mgr. (Food Stamps) Friday (TSU referrals only) 22565||eignol.aihtnyc or||eignol.l.aihtnyc DHS Office direct line:(971) 673-1480
Mallory, Pam 4084 CC; Bridges to Housing; Subsidy; Breakfast Club; Supplies (food, hygiene kits, etc.) 27341||yrollam.k.alemap 503-545-3704 112*143*796
McIntosh, Heather 4088 Corrections Counselor Coordinates placement and services for Couch Street Housing for Women and Children Case Coordination for services for women and children including A&D treatment; DHS and education 83343||hsotnicm.r.rehtaeh (503) 519-2163 112*143*877
Raschke, Renee - Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Corrections Case Manager Case Coordination and direct services for recently released offenders with mental health issues. 29273||ekhcsar.l.eener Cell: (503) 380-7796
Rayfield, Scott 4056 Probation/Parole Officer Release Planning for Sex Offenders Coordinates Reach In Services Coordinates release planning for high risk offenders 29276||dleifyar.ttocs (971) 255-7204 112*143*875
Ryan, Jeanne 4082 Corrections Counselor Primary Counselor for persons with medical issues and or cognitive impairments including developmentally disabled Provides planning for persons 62 or older 27323||nayr.l.ennaej (971) 255-7213 112*143*877
Sellers, Madeline 4055 Office Assistant 2 Provides support services for TSU including subsidy desk invoices and payments; and databases for tracking services and expenses 27304||srelles.p.eniledam -
Swanson, Marc 4083 Corrections Counselor, Lead Primary for female Prison Releases who require Subsidy Services Breakfast Club 22103||nosnaws.cram 503-793-0862 112*622*834

Join Us for a Family and Friends Orientation
Orientations are designed to assist friends and family member understand the goals and requirements of Parole/Post Prison Supervision including:

  • General Conditions of Supervision
  • Successful transition & how you can help
  • Available resources for someone recently released from prison

Find out how you can help your recently or soon to be released loved one successfully re-enter our communities.

Family and Friends Information and Class Schedules
Multnomah County, Transition Services Unit
503-988-3081 press 0 and ask for TSU

Health Care Safety Net Clinics

Health Care Safety Net Clinics are community-based providers who offer health services to low-income people, including insurance. Most safety net patients are OHP enrollees, the uninsured, and other vulnerable Oregonians who pay a sliding fee for primary care services. Primary care services include, but are not limited to:

  • Urgent care
  • Acute and Chronic disease treatment
  • Services based on local community need (mental health, dental, and vision)
  • Preventive care
  • Well Childcare
  • Enabling services (translation/interpretation, case management, transportation, and outreach)

Free eye exams for those released

Click here to locate Health Care Safety Net Clinics

Child Support Services in Multnomah County Provided By:

East Portland Office
Division of Child Support
10142 SE Washington Street
Portland, OR 97216-2426
Phone: (971) 673-3222
Fax: (971) 673-3220
Note: Located inside Mall 205
Oregon Child Support Program

Portland Office
Division of Child Support
621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (971) 673-1677
Fax: (971) 673-1675
Oregon Child Support Program

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