Strong and diverse support for Safety and Savings!

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, [...]

Community statement following the Portland MAX attack

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 [...]

Spotlight: Amy Davidson, our crime survivor program director

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...

United for Justice Lobby Day was a great success!

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 [...]

Safety and Justice Champions in the Oregon legisature

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 [...]

Thanks for making Lobby Day a great success!

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.