Take action, Oregon—
Tell your elected leaders that handcuffs and jail cells are not solutions for people suffering from addiction.
Oregonians deserve accessible and affordable addiction treatment, mental healthcare, and housing. We can all agree that the rollout of essential funding for Measure 110 services was not perfect, and services need to adapt to ensure that our substance use disorder treatment and services system is successful.
But arresting and jailing people who suffer from addiction is not a solution — in fact, it only adds to people’s suffering.
Urge your elected officials to support real solutions for people suffering from addiction — and to oppose handcuffs, jail cells, and coerced addiction treatment.
We cannot arrest our way out of addiction and homelessness. Tell your elected officials that people need healthcare and housing, not handcuffs.
Coerced addiction treatment can result in criminal records and fines that raise barriers to housing, employment, and education, especially in communities historically over-policed, over-prosecuted, and over-incarcerated. These consequences disproportionately impact Black, brown, and Indigenous communities and deepen racial disparities in the criminal justice system.