Spotlight: Amy Davidson, our crime survivor program director

In her first Street Roots column, Crime Survivor Program Director Amy Davidson beautifully illustrates how a collection of moments in her work as an advocate for survivors inspired her to seek more effective policy solutions to crime. Read her story here...

United for Justice Lobby Day was a great success!

On Wednesday, May 3rd, a diverse group of public safety advocates gathered in Salem to ask lawmakers for continued support for Justice Reinvestment. Thirty-six people met with 68 legislators, telling them about the great success that local jurisdictions are having with Justice Reinvestment, a program that achieves accountability through community supervision, addiction treatment, and other [...]

Safety and Justice Champions in the Oregon legisature

Congratulations to Rep. Tawna Sanchez and Rep. Carla Piluso for their moving and insightful op-ed published in today's Oregonian! In it, they reflect on their professional experiences -- Rep. Piluso as a law enforcement police chief, and Rep. Sanchez as a community leader working with women in prison -- and outline how their divergent backgrounds [...]

Thanks for making Lobby Day a great success!

Thank you all for making our 2017 Safety and Justice Day of Action a resounding success! From Ashland to Corvallis, from Seaside to Gresham, you made your voices heard at the Capitol yesterday.  Together, we let our legislators know: More treatment and healing. Not another prison. View more photos here.

The 2017 Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894!

Our omnibus has a name and bill numbers: The Safety and Savings Act is HB 3078 and SB 894! We'll continue to keep you posted about milestones like hearings and votes, but if you're a policy superfan, we encourage you to visit the bill's webpages on the Oregon Legislative Information System (OLIS) website. Track HB 3078 [...]

12 Angry Jurors: Where theater meets social justice

We're honored to be selected by Voice for Voiceless as the beneficiaries of their upcoming production 12 Angry Jurors! 12 Angry Jurors March 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. First Congregational UCC in Downtown Portland Tempers fly high as a jury deliberates the murder trial of a 19-year-old defendant. The accused appears destined for capital punishment [...]