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Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Sept. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB | July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | July 07, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Court Ruling Says Judges Can Force Some Defendants To Take Anti-Psychotic Drugs

OPB | March 25, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court ruled March 20 that judges can order mentally ill defendants to take anti-psychotic medication under certain circumstances.

How Police Officers Talk A Would-Be Jumper Down

OPB | Nov. 04, 2013

MONDAY: What's it like to try to talk would-be jumpers out of taking their own lives, as Portland Police officers did recently on the Vista and Fremont bridges?

Junction City Gets a Psychiatric Hospital

OPB | July 17, 2013

We discuss the Oregon Legislature's decision to build a psychiatric hospital in Junction City.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

Understanding PANDAS

OPB | May 29, 2013

The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.

Joe Bell Begins Walk Across The Country To Honor Jadin

OPB | April 23, 2013

Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

OPB | March 26, 2013

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013

We'll talk with Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker of the new documentary of the life and death of James Chasse, who died in police custody in 2006. 

Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

OPB | Jan. 09, 2013

Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?

What Mental Health Resources Do Parents And Kids Need?

OPB | Jan. 02, 2013

What resources do parents need when their kids struggle with behavioral or emotional problems?

New Mental Health Center

OPB | Nov. 06, 2012

Portland may get a new mental health center in 2013. What would this mean for the city, the police and people with mental illness?

Staffing at the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012

Nurses at the Oregon State Hospital wards in both Salem and Portland say they need more staff to help deal with violent incidents.

Chief Mike Reese on Excessive Force Report

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese reacts to the U.S. Justice Department's report that found his officers have used excessive force. 

U.S. Justice Department on PPB Practices

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

The U.S. Justice Department has found the Portland Police Bureau used excessive force against the mentally ill.