“When We Tell Our Stories” Webinar: Survivors of Color and the Public Safety System (2021)
Partnership for Safety & Justice hosted a conversation that delved into how BIPOC survivors experience systemic issues in the criminal justice system, ways that personal and historical trauma impact survivor communities, and why culturally specific services are vital for healing.
The February 25th, 2021 event featured community advocates and leaders who have lived and professional experience with the public safety system:
- Arnoldo Ruíz, Program Manager of Latino Network
- Trish Jordan, Co-founder and Executive Director of Red Lodge Transition Services
- Roy Moore, Healing Hurt People Coordinator
- Yolanda Gonzalez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Event Moderator
This event was inspired by the community conversations that led to our recently released report, When We Tell Our Stories, which can be found here: https://safetyandjustice.org/whenwetellourstories
Undoing the War on Drugs: Hope, Healing, & Measure 110 (2020)
On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Partnership for Safety & Justice hosted a conversation exploring how Measure 110 can shrink our prisons and jails, transform public health, and make Oregon the first in the nation to support — not punish — people who struggle with addiction.
Our exciting panel features local and national leaders in the drug policy reform movement:
• Andy Ko, Executive Director of Partnership for Safety & Justice
• Deborah Small, Executive Director and Founder of Break the Chains
• Haven Wheelock, Injection Drug Users Health Services Program Coordinator of Outside In
Stop the Spread: A Virtual Briefing on the Coronavirus & Our Communities (2020)
The coronavirus is threatening our communities and Partnership for Safety & Justice is continuing to advocate for immediate action to protect people at risk of domestic and sexual violence and people incarcerated across Oregon.
Check out highlights from our recent virtual briefing discussing the impacts of the coronavirus, our plans to keep our communities safe, and what you can do to advocate for dignity, health and safety. The complete briefing is available here.
Understanding and meeting the needs of crime victims of color (2019)
What do survivors of color need following trauma, and how can Oregon better serve survivors of color?
We’ve been collaborating with partner crime survivor allies to better understand the needs of crime victims of color and identify how those needs can be better met.
In November, 2019, Trish Jordan, Roy Moore, Antoinette Edwards, and Amy Davidson presented their findings to the House Judiciary Committee
Who We Are (2019)
Partnership for Safety and Justice celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2019. Produced for the occasion, this video highlights the many reasons why we’re Oregon’s leading voice for public safety and criminal justice reform.
PSJ is transforming society’s response to crime with innovative solutions that ensure accountability, equity, and healing. Ours was the first policy advocacy organization in the country to bring together people who are justice involved, crime survivors, and the families of both to affect policy change — an approach that has since been adopted across the country.
Why support Partnership for Safety and Justice? (2018)
We were recently selected as one of 150 organizations that are inspiring social change by Willamette Week’s Give!Guide in their campaign to excite new and younger donors to support impactful groups in our region.
We Deserve Better (2013)
The Safe Kids, Safe Communities campaign launched in 2013 to advocate that youth be treated more fairly in Oregon’s criminal justice system. Under Measure 11, kids 15 and over are charged and sentenced as adults. What if we treated youth as capable of positive growth with the potential to change for the better?
Oregon Out of Balance (2012)
In this video collaboration with Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women’s Crisis Line) and Oregon Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence, we advocated for a public safety system that holds people appropriately accountable, supports crime survivors, and invests in prevent crime through community-based programs — not more prisons.
The Next Right Thing (2011)
Many formerly incarcerated people have done all the right things to make themselves outstanding spouses, mothers, citizens, and employees. Are communities and businesses ready to take steps to do the next right thing and remove employment barriers that keep people from succeeding?