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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July 28, 2021

To change the criminal justice system, we need to change policymaking

House Bill 2002 was a thoroughly crafted and heavily negotiated bill. It should have passed, yet the BIPOC-community-led effort fell short by the smallest margin because of a Senate leadership failure to back it.
April 13, 2021

Oregon legislation that will transform justice

Members of the coalition that created House Bill 2002 explain why the system must change
February 10, 2021

Crime survivors of color often lack opportunities to heal

Partnership for Safety and Justice talks with Latino Network’s Alejandra Galindo about listening to survivors’ stories
January 6, 2021

Oregon’s overdose crisis needs attention now

Oregon voters were clear: Jail beds and arrests don’t solve substance use disorders, treatment and recovery services do.
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December 1, 2020

When We Tell Our Stories

How survivors of color are most harmed and least helped by the public safety system
September 2, 2020

Oregon is poised to reduce incarceration

It’s time to divest in prisons and invest in BIPOC crime survivors and communities instead
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August 23, 2019

Celebrating 20 Years: Our 2017-2018 Impact Report (Summer 2019)

For 20 years, our holistic vision has inspired generations of our advocates and allies and informed justice reform efforts across the country.
October 19, 2018

Housing as a public safety concern: Yes on the housing bond

If we want to reduce our reliance on prisons and jails, we have to reduce homelessness
October 12, 2018

No on 105: Protect against racial profiling; stand by crime survivors

Voters face a choice: maintain Oregon’s sanctuary status or further deepen racial disparities in our criminal justice system
August 31, 2018

Trying youths as adults: Taking aim at Measure 11

Teens do better outside of detention, says attorney DeAnna Horne, who will participate in a panel exploring the policy’s impact on youths, as well as reform efforts led by state lawmakers
July 29, 2018

Crime victims and offenders have a shared interest in transforming our justice system

At Partnership for Safety and Justice, one of our core beliefs is that crime victims and people who have committed crimes have a shared interest in transformation of the criminal justice system.
May 19, 2017

Victims want prevention and treatment, not more incarceration

Oregon legislators are considering a bill that reflects these preferences