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“ Lonnie has been such an incredible asset to the Reynolds School District. I have received very positive feedback from students, parents, and teachers regarding the work Lonnie has done this year. Lonnie is very down to earth and engaging, has great follow through and is willing to go the extra mile to help our students. I hope that he can continue working with the students and families in Reynolds School District next year!”

Anne Margaret O’Brien, LCSW
School Counselor
Reynolds School District

“Lonnie is the perfect blend of wisdom, warmth, drive, acceptance, advocacy, patience, and social intelligence for the job. He understands that teachers are extremely sensitive about their cultural competence and has been patient and mindful in building trusting relationships that has led to teachers “buying in” and seeking his advice on best practices”

T. Kelly Polychronis
School Counselor
Reynolds Middle School


Insights, Strategies and Services

Lonnie's personal background, as well as his life experiences while working in the trenches with community based organizations and school districts, makes him uniquely qualified to provide valuable insights, strategies and services for addressing youth violence, the school to prison pipeline, gang involvement, and much more. Lonnie's leadership in mentoring positive choices for high-risk and gang-involved youth in communities and correctional facilities, paired with his experience serving as an executive administrator for a state juvenile justice agency, can CHANGE LIVES.
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Picture right: Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) Director and 2013 Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) Outstanding Administrator Award recipient Fairborz Pakseresht honors and commends Lonnie's valuable service to and achievements in OYA, Juvenile Justice, Communities, and making a positive difference in numerous young people's lives.

OYA and CJCA Award

Strategies and Services for addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in the juvenile and adult justice systems

The Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) is a national crisis involving minorities incarcerated in our juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Lonnie has an intense passion for and is the leading advocate in Oregon state government on addressing DMC. He has been appointed by the Oregon Governor's Office to Chair the Governor's Summit Planning Committee on Eliminating Disproportionate Minority Contact in the juvenile justice system. Lonnie will share the collaborative approach he terms PIES: prevention, education, intervention, and suppression to address the environmental, systemic, multi-pronged, and comprehensive problem of reducing DMC.

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Lonnie and Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski at Governor's Summit on Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System

quoteOYA is the only state juvenile-justice agency in the nation with an office dedicated to addressing racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. Lonnie has led that office since the agency's inception in 1996 with dedication, compassion and integrity. Under Lonnie's guidance the Office of Multi-Cultural Services worked not only on behalf of minority youth while in OYA's care and custody, but also guided youth to make successful transitions back into their communities. Lonnie believed deeply in the importance of giving youth the opportunities and support they need to build better lives for themselves, their families, and communities. He was also a leader in developing programs to reduce the impact of gangs on youth through proactive community outreach, the development of the Street Smarts education program, and the agency's tattoo-removal services. His efforts have helped strengthen our ability to provide meaningful treatment and education programs that are culturally aware and responsive.quote

Fariborz Pakseresht
Oregon Youth Authority
2013 Outstanding Administrator Award Recipient from the Council of Juvenile Correctional Adminstrators

The Office of Multi-Cultural Services is the only office of its' type nationally in a state juvenile justice agency.


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