Partnership for Safety and Justice is leading the way to protect Oregon from returning to the War on Drugs. Addiction is a health care issue, not a crime. Handcuffs and arrests didn’t work for 50 years, and they won’t work now.
criminalize People who are suffering will be arrested and jailed when what they actually need is a home, help, and healing.
We need solutions like peer outreach workers to help people get connected to the services and housing needed for healing.