PSJ is seeking interns for our Crime Survivor Program from September to June for 16 to 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid position which will be compensated through academic credits. However, we are also open to non-academic applicants looking to build their resume. The internship will provide a unique opportunity in Oregon to [...]
The Safety and Savings Act passed, and we want to celebrate with you! Join us to celebrate this truly amazing victory for Oregon that you helped make happen! We'll share stories, toast our advocates, and get energized about what's next for the coming year. When: Tuesday, August 1 at 4-6pm Where: Laurelhurst Park RSVP here. [...]
The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078) passed the Oregon House yesterday and Senate today. “Oregon was on the brink of opening a second prison for women at a cost of nearly $20 million every two years,” said Andy Ko, executive director of Partnership for Safety and Justice. “We brought the Safety and Savings Act [...]
If you've ever considered emailing or calling your legislators, do it now. Groups opposed to the The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078) are talking to your elected officials, sharing information that misrepresents the bill. We need you to set the record straight. Tell your legislators that HB 3078 realigns laws for nonviolent offenses, holding people accountable for [...]
Exciting news! The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078) just passed out of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety by a vote of 7-2! What is The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078)? Our priority bill realigns laws for drug and property crimes to hold people accountable with less excessive sentencing. Shorter sentences keeps Oregon from opening a [...]
Tuesday, June 20th Thanks to all of you who watched yesterday's hearing on The Safety and Savings Act! The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety heard testimony from a diverse panel including: Senator Jackie Winters, Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety, listening to testimony in support of HB 3078, [...]
The Oregon Ways and Means SubCommittee on Public Safety will hear testimony in support of and again The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078). Check back here closer to 3:00 pm, and this link will forward you directly to the livestream.
Following Friday's violent attack on the Portland MAX train, our partners at APANO composed a community statement, which we at PSJ have co-signed. May 27, 2017 Community Statement on May 26th, 2017 Violence by White Supremacist We are grieving the brutal stabbing and murder of two courageous bystanders who sought to disrupt a potential assault on [...]
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...
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 [...]