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

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October 10, 2014

Answering the big question: Why I’m here

When the dust settles following any significant change in my life — a new job, a new home, a birth, a death — my mind starts asking me questions. I blame my father for this.
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July 15, 2014

Dealing with the unthinkable, one day at a time

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June 17, 2014

Spare the What?!

The argument for more jail beds falls flat
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March 27, 2014

Home safe home: Why abuse often leads to homelessness

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March 8, 2014

Bridging the Divide

A New Paradigm for Addressing Safety, Crime, and Victimization
February 15, 2014

Oregon’s legislature grapples with racial equity

The Facing Race report delivered a central message: legislators must understand that they have significant power and influence to address racial disparities.
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January 28, 2014

Health reform long overdue for people leaving prison

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December 2, 2013

Will Oregon’s counties make the right choices?

Will counties build the infrastructure needed to put this funding to work? Or will counties miss an opportunity to create the vibrant communities we all want to live in?
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October 8, 2013

Better solutions are on the front end, not the back

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August 14, 2013

With victims searching for options, the state must respond

June 16, 2013

Kids deserve better than to be denied a second chance

The fact that reforms to Measure 11 regarding youths were even included in the original recommendations by the Governor’s Commission on Public Safety is a large step in the right direction. But we are not there yet.
May 17, 2013

Why are the district attorneys opposing public safety reform?

The media has devoted significant attention to the district attorneys’ (D.A.s) opposition to reform efforts but done a poor job scrutinizing the D.A.s’ claims or questioning the underlying reasons for their aggressive opposition.