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We advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and just for people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both.

Storytelling Pain to Power – Narrando Historias del Dolor al Poder

Is it time for you to tell your own story? Are you looking to heal with others who share your experience? Do you want to advocate for change with your voice?

Join us for a FREE 1- and 2-day storytelling training to learn ways to construct a story that leads to social change and healing.

¿Sera hora de que cuentes tu propia historia? ¿Estás buscando sanar con otros que comparten tu misma experiencia? ¿Quieres que el poder de tu voz ayude abogar por un cambio social?

Community events, advocacy opportunities, and news updates

Lobby Day is happening now. Here’s how you can (virtually) take part.

Couldn’t make it to Salem today? Email your legislators to add your voice!



Today’s a big day for public safety reform advocates: nearly 90 people are gathering in Salem for Lobby Day, representing 21 cities and 45 legislative districts across Oregon!

We know many […]

PRESS RELEASE: Clackamas Judges Halt Law Designed to Stop the Opening of a Second Women’s Prison

February 14, 2018


Talia Gad, Partnership for Safety and Justice talia@safetyandjustice.org, 971-409-5748
Alice Lundell, Oregon Justice Resource Center alundell@ojrc.info, 503-781-1405
Sarah Armstrong, ACLU of Oregon, sarmstrong@aclu-or.org, 503-756-3147

OREGON CITY, Ore. – A special panel of three judges in Clackamas County Circuit Court today struck down Oregon’s Safety and Savings Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform law passed in 2017. In an unusual move, the special panel of judges consolidated […]

Breaking update: John Foote v. State of Oregon

Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote is trying to block The Safety and Savings Act, and we need your help.

The Safety and Savings Act was a major victory for reform in Oregon. In passing the law, we prevented the opening of a second women’s prison, increased funding for victim services, and strengthened programs that address the root causes of crime.

This was a step in the right direction for public safety in Oregon but Clackamas County DA John […]

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