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The Pathfinder Network Welcomes Jennifer Beck

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The Pathfinder Network Welcomes Jennifer Beck

The Pathfinder Network is pleased to welcome Jennifer Beck as Director of Finance

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PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Pathfinder Network (previously Pathfinders of Oregon) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Beck has joined the organization as Director of Finance.

The Pathfinder Network (TPN) has been working in Oregon's prisons and in community programs for twenty-five years to break the cycle of criminality. TPN was started in 1993 to ensure that people reentering the community from prison had the tools to lead prosocial lives. From that starting point, TPN's work has expanded to include the families, and particularly the children, of those involved in the criminal justice system.

Ms. Beck is joining TPN in the critical role of Director of Finance as the organization goes through a period of tremendous growth. In the last two years, TPN has received three significant federal grants to help Oregonians successfully reenter the community after incarceration. These grants are enabling TPN to work with mothers and fathers both before they release from prison and, through its Center for Family Success in east Multnomah County, after they have returned to the community.

In addition to working with parents in reentry, The Center for Family Success offers programs for parents on parole or probation, or involved with child welfare. The Center also offers mentoring and support programs for children of incarcerated parents and children who have experience trauma. The Mentoring Inside Out program focuses on youth ages 7-14 living in outer east Multnomah County who currently have an incarcerated parent. Mentors connect youth to community activities, provide advocacy and facilitate visiting parents. The Bounce Back program is for younger children who have experienced trauma and includes support during the school year and a summer camp.

Ms. Beck has a decade of experience guiding nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining TPN, she served in accounting and finance positions with Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Friends of the Children, the YMCA of San Francisco, and the Asian American Writers Workshop. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Women's Studies and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and a certificate in accounting from the City University of New York, Baruch College.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this organization," said Ms. Beck. "There is no greater mission than helping justice-system impacted individuals and families transition and thrive in their communities. It's very exciting to come onboard a growing organization and I am proud to leverage my experience to help TPN achieve its goals."

About The Pathfinder Network

The Pathfinder Network is a 501 (c) (3) social service agency founded in 1993 with a mission to provide justice system-impacted individuals and families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in their communities. The Pathfinder Network provides cognitive-behavioral programs, parenting programs, education and support services for pro-social living to adults in the Oregon prison system and to children and families in the community.

 

SOURCE The Pathfinder Network

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