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Lobby Day is happening now. Here’s how you can (virtually) take part.

Couldn't make it to Salem today? Email your legislators to add your voice! Friend, Today's a big day for public safety reform advocates: nearly 90 people are gathering in Salem for Lobby Day, representing 21 cities and 45 legislative districts across Oregon! We know many of you couldn't join us in person, but you can [...]

Lobby Day is happening now. Here’s how you can (virtually) take part. 2018-02-28T22:50:24+00:00

PRESS RELEASE: Clackamas Judges Halt Law Designed to Stop the Opening of a Second Women’s Prison

February 14, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Talia Gad, Partnership for Safety and Justice talia@safetyandjustice.org, 971-409-5748 Alice Lundell, Oregon Justice Resource Center alundell@ojrc.info, 503-781-1405 Sarah Armstrong, ACLU of Oregon, sarmstrong@aclu-or.org, 503-756-3147 OREGON CITY, Ore. – A special panel of three judges in Clackamas County Circuit Court today struck down Oregon’s Safety and Savings Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Clackamas Judges Halt Law Designed to Stop the Opening of a Second Women’s Prison 2018-02-15T15:08:37+00:00

Breaking update: John Foote v. State of Oregon

Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote is trying to block The Safety and Savings Act, and we need your help. The Safety and Savings Act was a major victory for reform in Oregon. In passing the law, we prevented the opening of a second women’s prison, increased funding for victim services, and strengthened programs that [...]

Breaking update: John Foote v. State of Oregon 2018-02-05T17:15:30+00:00

Welcome Aron and Beezie!

We're thrilled to welcome two new people to our team! Aron Klein, Program Associate and Beezie Burton, Crime Survivor Program Intern As Program Associate, Aron will be one of our most front-facing staff, and you may see him representing PSJ at community events. In the office, he's a core member of our team, supporting both the [...]

Welcome Aron and Beezie! 2018-01-31T09:34:52+00:00

Youth justice is on the line. Vote Yes on Measure 101 by 8pm tonight.

Justice for youth depends on healthcare for youth, and you have just a few hours left to vote Yes on Measure 101. Justice-involved youth often have greater health needs than their counterparts. This can be due to the trauma that sometimes leads to or results from their incarceration. Yes on Measure 101 protects children’s [...]

Youth justice is on the line. Vote Yes on Measure 101 by 8pm tonight. 2018-01-25T11:53:23+00:00

Criminal justice reform advocates support Measure 101

As the January 23 special election approaches, criminal justice and public safety reform advocates have been rallying in support of Measure 101, which would maintain healthcare for thousands of Oregon families. If you're an advocate of smart criminal justice policy reform, and you're wondering how Measure 101 will impact public safety, here are [...]

Criminal justice reform advocates support Measure 101 2018-01-25T08:31:09+00:00

Safety and justice mean Yes on Measure 101

Healthcare is a matter of public safety. That's why we're endorsing Measure 101.  One of the biggest crises of our criminal justice system is the extent to which jails and prisons are used to house thousands of Oregonians who fall through the cracks in our health care system. Instead of getting necessary physical and mental [...]

Safety and justice mean Yes on Measure 101 2018-01-09T10:01:30+00:00

Our win is under attack. Act now to defend safety and justice.

ALERT: A lawsuit has been filed to abolish The Safety and Savings Act that we passed earlier this year, and we need your help.  Passage of The Safety and Savings Act (HB 3078) was a major victory for reform in Oregon. By working together, we prevented the opening a second women’s prison, added $7 million more to [...]

Our win is under attack. Act now to defend safety and justice. 2018-01-25T11:57:52+00:00

Beth’s story of hope and resilience

Beth’s story shows the full potential that people in the criminal justice system can have for change when they are given a chance to succeed. Her experience is unique but not uncommon, and her resilience is a powerful testament to how our reforms can build safe and healthy communities.  Together with Beth and hundreds [...]

Beth’s story of hope and resilience 2017-12-22T21:06:03+00:00

Thanks for joining us!

Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters, and community partners who joined us at our year-end celebration! It's been an incredible year for Partnership for Safety and Justice, and we couldn't have done it without you. Special thanks to our guest speakers, Representative Tawna Sanchez and Aqeela Sherrills from Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. [...]

Thanks for joining us! 2017-12-22T21:04:13+00:00