Pathfinders of Oregon Announces Name Change to The Pathfinder Network

By Rachel Namson | July 16th, 2018

Pathfinders of Oregon, a social service nonprofit serving individuals and families impacted by the criminal justice system, announced today it is changing its name to The Pathfinder Network. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the name change reflects the organization’s expanded vision for communities that welcome all people, provide second chances, and create pathways to change on a national level. Along with the new name, The Pathfinder Network is launching a new logo, website, mission, vision and values.

“As we have grown to become a significantly larger, more impactful organization, we are excited to launch this full organizational rebranding to reflect the expanding scope of our work,” said Executive Director Joseph Tietz, PhD. “Our new name prepares the organization for the next phase in our continued commitment to be a change agent and a national thought leader in the criminal justice sector.”

Over the past 25 years, The Pathfinder Network has been a leading presence as a service provider and justice reform advocate in Oregon. With a commitment to trauma-informed care and evidence-based practice, The Pathfinder Network has collectively served over 40,000 justice system-impacted individuals and families across the state of Oregon. A recently launched equity initiative reflects the organization’s goal of advancing equity and inclusion both within the organization and the communities it serves.

The Pathfinder Network’s work as a contractor with the Oregon Department of Corrections has grown from facilitating cognitive programming to facilitating Parenting Inside Out (PIO), operating the Program of HOPE drug and alcohol treatment program and Moving On Cognitive Programming for women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, and offering prevention and intervention programming for the special housing population at Snake River Correctional Institution. In the community, at its Center for Family Success in Multnomah County, The Pathfinder Network offers parenting classes, reentry mentoring support for mothers and fathers, early childhood home visiting, gender-responsive trauma interventions, case management, and mentoring and intervention programs for children of justice-involved parents.

Reaching beyond the state’s borders, The Pathfinder Network markets and sells the Parenting Inside Out curriculum, helps agencies successfully implement the curriculum, and now has a presence in 33 states, Australia and Canada.

Our new vision, mission and values statement are:

We envision communities that welcome all people, provide second chances, and create pathways to change.

We provide justice system-impacted individuals and families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in their communities.

We believe all people have the capacity to change. We honor the dignity and worth of every individual, engage our clients and employees with compassion, and bring excellence to all we do.