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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March 26, 2013

Do prisons make us safer? The numbers suggest not

While other states reduce incarceration and crime, Oregon is on track to spend $600M on new prison space
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February 22, 2013

The false choice between victims and sentencing reform

January 23, 2013

Lawmakers have opportunity to flatline prison growth

The policy changes that reduce prison expansion are critical, but without investing in our local public safety infrastructure, we will not actually be strengthening Oregon’s approach to crime and accountability in sustainable ways.
December 20, 2012

The diminishing influence of tough-on-crime political rhetoric

The landscape around criminal justice and public safety issues is changing. We all want to live in safe communities. The question becomes, how do we best address crime and maintain safety.
September 25, 2012

Oregonians with felonies — you can vote! (and why you should)

March 8, 2011

Moving Beyond Sides

The Power and Potential of a New Public Safety Policy Paradigm
February 28, 2009

Misguided Measures

The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon’s Youth
February 28, 2006

Access Denied in Oregon

A Report on the Barriers Faced by People with a Past Felony Conviction