The goal of the Beaverton Police Department Victim Self-Defense Class is to enhance a sense of safety, empower confidence, and support the healing process for individuals within the Beaverton community (18+ years of age) who have experienced difficult and/or traumatic incidents in their lives (such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or incidents perpetrated by strangers).
This free, three hour class is taught by Beaverton Police Department personnel with special training in self-defense tactics. The course includes both classroom discussion and physical skills training. All aspects of the physical portion of the class are optional and can be adapted to fit a wide variety of needs. Each participant is paired with a Beaverton Police Victim Advocate for the duration of the class, and a qualified mental health professional is on-site and available throughout the class for participants, if needed.
There are currently no classes scheduled, and we do not yet have an anticipated date as to when we will resume holding classes.
If you would like to be added to a list of people to be notified if and when we schedule future classes, please contact our Victim Services Coordinator.