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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Ready to get to work, Oregon? It's time to advocate for the 2017 Safety and Savings Act! Safety and Justice Day of Action Monday, April 3, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Oregon State Capitol in Salem. This is one of the most important community events for criminal justice and crime survivor advocacy, and its success depends [...]
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 [...]
“People are more than the worst thing they have done or the worst thing that has been done to them.” Executive director Andy Ko discusses PSJ's philosophy and how it relates to the divide between those who did and didn't vote for Trump. Read more...
Are you ready to get to work? Because we have a big bill in Salem this legislative session, and we really need your help! The 2017 Safety and Justice omnibus aims to: Realign drug and property crime laws. Oregon data shows no proven link between excessive drug and property crime prison sentences and crime reduction. [...]
We joined hundreds of community members in support of immigrant rights and justice today. Huge thanks to our coalition partners for making this possible! Learn more about the One Oregon coalition at OneOregon.org.