Adrian Brown ’00
Civil Rights Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office—Portland
Newly Elected Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge
My vision is that of the “Beloved Community” that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sought. To effect this vision we must look at system change—both to better the treatment of individuals and to better understand how our communities thrive. Compassion and accountability are not opposing forces in the judicial system; rather, they are tools to ensure justice is served for both the individual case and the community at large.
My work over the last decade has addressed the weaknesses of our existing systems at the forefront of our courts—policing practices, mental health access to services for persons with disabilities, as well as housing and veterans’ rights. I have dedicated my professional and personal life to civil rights enforcement through community engagement.