Press Release: Portugal Secretary of State Visits Pressley Ridge

Marshall Avenue CampusPITTSBURGH, PA – In early September, Pressley Ridge rolled out the welcome mat to Portugal’s Secretary of State José Conde Rodrigues and two of his close associates. The visit, hosted by Pressley Ridge President and CEO B. Scott Finnell and Pressley Ridge Portugal Director General Katia Almeida, included stops at several Pressley Ridge programs and at the Allegheny County’s Court of Common Pleas. Secretary Rodrigues was interested in learning about the United States Justice System and services to troubled children and youth in America.

Secretary Rodrigues spoke with the Honorable Joseph James, president judge; the Honorable Dwayne Woodruff, juvenile court judge; Jim Rieland, court administrator; and other Court of Common Pleas staff about the juvenile and family court justice system. In Portugal, Secretary Rodrigues reports to the Minister of Justice.

“It is in this role that he was interested in learning about our justice system and how we help troubled children and youth,” said Dr. Finnell. “We were delighted to host his visit to our country and community. I think we learned a lot from each other even as we strengthened the ties that already existed between us.”

Secretary Rodrigues visited Pressley Ridge programs on the Marshall Avenue campus to learn more about how our organization works with children and families. While visiting Pressley Ridge’s headquarters, he participated in a virtual tour of all of our sites and met staff and board members at a reception at corporate headquarters.

“We hope to expand our working relationship in Portugal with Secretary Rodrigues and his peers,” said Jim Doncaster, senior director of organizational development. “This was a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the fine work we do here with troubled children and families. It also was a chance to explore programming possibilities in Portugal where we’ve been providing training and consultation for 20 years.”

Share

Filed under: International, Press Release Archive | Posted on September 30th, 2008 by Pressley Ridge

Tags: ,

Upcoming Events

April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1

April Fools' Day

Close

April 1, 2014All Day

2

World Autism Awareness Day

Close

April 2, 2014All Day

3 4 5
6 7 8

Easter

Close

April 8, 2014All Day

9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17

Pressley Ridge's Birthday!

Close

April 17, 2014All Day

18 19
20 21

Central PA TFC Open House

Close

April 21, 2014

When it becomes necessary for a youth to be placed outside of his/her home, Pressley Ridge offers treatment foster care service. A professional parent is a highly trained treatment foster parent who provides care for a youth in his/her home. Please attend one of our monthly walk-in information sessions that is held every 3rd Monday at 4pm at 141 E. Market Street, York, PA 17401.

22

Earth Day

Close

April 22, 2014All Day

23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Close

May 3, 2014All Day


Click here to view full Events Calendar »

Get More Information

Click here to contact Pressley Ridge »

Complete the form to speak with us.

Subscribe to Pressley Ridge's mailing list?

Enter the answer below:

3+4=? 

Latest News

News Link

Stay Connected