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.
PSJ is part of the Willamette Week Give!Guide for the third year in a row! This means that you can get FREE tasty and fun prizes just for donating $10 or more to PSJ.
Executive director Andy Ko writes in this week's Street Roots about how Oregon can upright state policy away from the disastrous war on drugs. "There is light at the end of the seemingly endless tunnel created by the war on drugs.... [Some] Oregon sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys are part of a national movement that has [...]
Communications Director Talia Gad's Street Roots column about the public health crisis embedded in women's over-incarceration. "Trauma is complicated, and survival strategies are even more so. But at the same time, we can’t know that 'almost every single woman in prison has been assaulted' and think that the solution to an overcrowded prison is another [...]
Oregon's population of female prisoners keeps growing, and the state's running out of space to put them. Oregon's population of female prisoners keeps growing, and the state's running out of space to put them. The Department of Corrections was poised to ask the Legislature’s Emergency Board to allocate an additional $5.2M to reopen the Oregon State [...]