Our Work


Critical Resistance Portland (CR-PDX) is developing a campaign to address the violent engagement of law enforcement as a frequent response to health and mental health crisis in Portland. In 2014-2015 CR-PDX held a number of community forums to provide information about how the Prison Industrial Complex is a part of Portland, and to hear from residents about how they are impacted by the many fronts of prisons and policing. Coming out of these sessions there was a great deal of interest in addressing the connection between medical first responders whose primary task is to care for individuals and police whose primary task is to control and repress individuals. Portlanders spoke up that they do not want police dispatched to address their medical, emotional, mental health, or relational crises.

We invite you to get involved with this campaign through attending our monthly volunteer sessions. Email us to get involved and find out when the next session will be.