Tools to Promote Safer Communities

Knowledge is our most powerful tool to create change. This resource center organizes a collection of advocacy toolkits, webinars, columns, statements, and media coverage on the issues that we care about most. 

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When We Tell Our Stories

How survivors of color are most harmed and least helped by the public safety system.

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May 8, 2024

Oregon Revives the Drug War

The state’s landmark decriminalization initiative wasn’t given a real chance.
February 14, 2024

Oregonians for Safety and Recovery Coalition Lobby Day 2024

Dozens of advocates, including our team and allies, gathered at the Oregon State Capitol, and urged legislators to invest in housing and healthcare to strengthen communities affected by the statewide gap in services.
February 12, 2024

Recriminalizing Addiction in Oregon

Listen to Host Karen James speak with Babak Zolfaghari-Azar, Senior Policy Manager and Keely Nguyễn, Communications Manager with Partnership for Safety & Justice.
January 23, 2024

Oregonians for Safety and Recovery Coalition People’s Hearing

At the Oregon State Capitol, Movement Building Director Juli Ray Joy, together with our allies, urged lawmakers to invest in housing and healthcare, not handcuffs, at the Oregon State Capitol.
September 20, 2023

Providing healing for survivors of gun violence is crucial

POIC’s ‘Healing Hurt People’ provides an example of a successful model to support gun violence victims.
July 19, 2023

Mass Supervision: massive problem or opportunity?

Parole and probation, once thought a solution to mass incarceration, increased drastically since the 1980s. A new movement seeks to make it more equitable.
April 27, 2023

Oregon bill would let more people qualify to end post-prison supervision early

Supporters say the measure provides a much-needed incentive for people returning from prison.
April 19, 2023

Safety & Justice Advocacy Day 2023

Over 100 advocates from 12 counties and 50 legislative districts made their voices heard at the Oregon Capitol, advocating for policies aimed at transforming community safety.
April 10, 2023

Victim’s Rights, Decriminalization, and Public Safety

Listen to Movement Building Director Juli Ray Joy speak about victim’s rights, drug decriminalization, and public safety alongside national leaders.
March 16, 2023

Incarceration should not be a default solution to crime

Compared to other nations, the United States sends more people to prisons, spends more tax dollars on prisons. Why?
March 6, 2023

Shrinking the Criminal Legal System and Investing in Equity & Healing

Host Karen James is joined by Talia Gad, Communications Director and Babak Zolfaghari-Azar, Senior Policy manager with Partnership for Safety & Justice.
November 30, 2022

Wearing my heart on my t-shirt

Harm reduction practices and implementation take time and Oregonians are walking in the right direction.