More and more we’re thinking of Oregon’s “mental health system” not as a system, but as a puzzle. A system by definition requires sensibility, rationality, purposefulness, planfulness, engagement with constituents, a degree of responsiveness to new information. Today, those qualities are missing from the Oregon Health Authority’s “system.” In addition, the set of services are not “broken.” Lots of organizations are doing great work and people are getting well – the majority. Payrolls get met, accounts are received, staffs are hired and fired, contracts are written and completed. From an administrative perspective, the system works.
But for patients, their friends and family members, Oregon’s system is a puzzling puzzle with missing pieces. Some pieces are purposefully cast out, some have faded with overuse, some are upside down, many of the pieces are in a pile, some pieces have never existed.
Do the pieces of the puzzle make a coherent image? No. Are there enough pieces in place to see what the image is? No.
Here are many pieces of the puzzle, collected and distinct, worth keeping in the archive, important to know – various documents we’ve collected over the past year.
Pat Allen’s directive to address the aid & assist crisis – May 2019
Behavioral Health Justice Reinvestment in Oregon Presentation to the Senate and House Committees on Judiciary Tuesday – March 26th, 2019
Disability Rights Oregon’s A Merry Go Round That Never Stops – Mental Illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center
Progress Report on “A Merry Go Round That Never Stops – Mental Illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center” – May 2018
Oregon Advocacy Center (now Disability Rights Oregon) & Metropolitan Public Defenders v. Bobby Mink, Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services, in his official capacity; and Stanley Mazur-Hart, Superintendent of Oregon State Hospital, in his official capacity, court order from March 2003 by the Ninth Circuit Court (PDF)
Report – The Unwanteds – Looking for Help, Landing in Jail – June 2019
Constant Vosu Grand Jury Transcript – May 2019. Portland Police Officer Vosu shot and killed Andre Gladen, a blind man with mental illness.
PCCEP Plan as Revised by City Council
Samuel Rice Grand Jury Transcript #1 – Spring 2019
Samuel Rice Grand Jury Transcript #2 – Spring 2019
Sam Rice decision -11 2018
Letter from the Multnomah County District Attorney to the Oregonian 1992. Abut disclosing public records about police shootings.
188570 Exhibit 4-1 Committee on Community-Engaged Policing
Andre Gladen Portland Police Bureau records – 3 8 2019
Testimony by Jason Renaud to Portland City Council on Andre Gladen – Spring 2019
Jason Petersen – General Judgment, January 2019. A man with schizophrenia, Petersen was shot and killed by Portland business owner Charlie Chan.
Police and district attorney investigation into the shooting death of Jason Petersen by Charlie Chan – March 2017
The City of Portland selected OIR Group to audit the investigation and internal evaluation processes of the Police Bureau following the death of James Chasse. The City subsequently engaged OIR Group to review more than 20 officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings; Sixth Report, January 2019
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings; Fifth Report, February 2018
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings and In-Custody Deaths; Fourth Report, January 2016
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings and In-Custody Deaths; Third Report, November 2014
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings and In Custody Deaths; Second Report, July 2013
Report to the City of Portland on Portland Police Bureau Officer-Involved Shootings; First Report, May 2012
Report to the City of Portland Concerning the In-Custody Death of James Chasse, July 2010
Thirty-Five Years of Working With Civil Commitment Statutes – Joe Bloom, 2014
Recovery Association Project (RAP), Portland, Oregon – at Central City Concern ATQ article – Spring 2010 – Lyon, Armitage, Lyon
MultCo DA JAIL grand_jury_2018
Death of Patrick Kimmons – timeline
2018_LOI Project Budget template – Sheet2
2018 PCCEP Application Demographics
Unity open letter
scanned redacted public records req 20180608 (1)
Unity Center certification at risk as OHA documents suicide attempts, patient self-harm
2016 PSRB Conditional Release Placement Guide
Start-MultCo Audit 7 2018
20180419 _ HRG Transcript Simon
SB 1540 A STAFF MEASURE SUMMARY
SB 1540 – Enrolled
Letty Owings Center brochure – 2015
MultCo MHADS Audit – 2014
2018 0302 OLMH talk- psychopathy- neuroscience and forensic implications- pdf
HSRI CSS 4-5995 (1)
Outpatient competence restoration – A model and outcomes, 6 2015