Citizen Review Board (CRB) members volunteer one weekday per month to conduct case reviews for children and youth in out of home placements in the custody of the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Youth Authority.Serving in the county where they live or work, volunteers interact with parents, foster care providers, case workers, attorneys, therapists, and other legal or interested parties to the child or youth's case.
The specialized areas in which CCC is in need generally relate to real estate transactions; construction law; complex contract drafting; intellectual property; Federally Qualified Health Center administration; labor/EEO matters; state and federal privacy law compliance; social enterprises; nonprofit administration; and landlord-tenant matters, among numerous other areas.
Attorneys and law firms willing to provide this service to Central City Concern will be contributing to the positive transformation of people's lives in the Portland community.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics ensure the fairness and integrity of the tax system by educating low income taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities, by providing pro bono representation to taxpayers in tax disputes with the IRS, by conducting outreach and education to taxpayers who speak English as a second language, and by identifying and advocating for issues that impact low income taxpayers.
Licensed lawyers and law students can receive basic tax-law training, advocacy skills, exposure to case management, and mentorship by an Oregon attorney. Level of commitment is flexible and will be based on individual circumstances.
The CRB has a dual statutory mandate to conduct case reviews and to make recommendations on policies, procedures, and laws relating to substitute care.
CRB volunteers actively promote conditions which ensure every child lives in a safe, secure, healthy, permanent home, preserving families whenever possible.