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 [...]
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.