Face-to-Face Portland makes a long-term commitment to be an anti-racist organization. This is intentional work and we want to be thoughtful and deliberate on how we address the future while aligning with the expectations of people of color. We will not be disingenuous and false-hearted at a time when we have to stand by our black community and join them in implementing change. We look forward to meeting as a team and navigating our future with guidance from our values of UNIFYING people, REDEFINING our approach, TRANSFORMING relationships, creating CHANGE.
We believe that trust between police and all communities is possible.
We believe that we can build cohesive connections between cops, kids, and our community.
Face-to-Face Portland is committed to collaboration with people and organizations to collectively build a new approach and bridge some gaps.
Our Liaison Family Program (LFP) connects police officers with families in the Portland area. We ask Liaison Families to provide support, friendship, community history, community events, area introductions, and anything else that will help integrate our new police officers into their community. And our community is given the chance to share their different, dynamic, diverse voices and play a vital role in shaping the future of our city. We help make face-to-face connections between people who wish to participate, based on mutual trust and respect.