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Angel and her sons spent years separated from each other when Angel went to prison. “It was hard on them not being together and away from me. It caused them emotional problems. The bond between them was somewhat lost.”
PSJ's own Kerry Naughton, crime survivors program director, is one of four victims' advocates featured in a brand-new brief from The Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project – “Victims’ Voices for Reform.”
Over the past couple of months, several major newspapers have published editorials about how Justice Reinvestment is working and needs legislative support to continue to be successful, including the Albany Democrat Herald, Medford Mail, Eugene Register-Guard, Statesman Journal and East Oregonian.
PSJ's Lobby Day on March 16th was a resounding success! PSJ members making their voices heard at the Capitol is how we make change happen. Thanks to everyone who attended and made the day so successful. But there's lots more to be done. Here's how everyone can advocate for safety and justice!
PSJ's Executive Director, Andy Ko, writes how what happened in Ferguson helps reaffirm our commitment to public safety policy that protects everyone - to the greatest extent and without exception - and a system that prioritizes justice.
Announcing the release of "Bridging the Divide: A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime and victimization," a report which highlights the importance of reforming our public safety system for both victims of crime and people accused of and convicted of crime, produced by PSJ and national allies.
No one should go to jail for marijuana. Too many people have been punished, and too many of them have been youth and people of color. Too many tax dollars have been wasted without increasing public safety.
PSJ is excited to host an evening conversation with Senator Floyd Prozanski and Paul Solomon, Executive Director of Sponsors and member of the Lane County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, to discuss HB 3194 and receive the latest Justice Reinvestment updates.
Over 300 people attended our Justice for Youth event last Saturday to call for an end to the prosecution and incarceration of youth as adults. Our purpose was to raise awareness of the social and personal harm caused by policies that allow young people to be punished as adults.
Please come to a special community event: Justice 4 Youth on Saturday, Sept 13th in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Learn about the negative impact of "tough on kids" laws and be a part of promoting a dialog about solutions to targeting youth as young as 15 years old for prosecution in the adult system.
Our “Member Voices” initiative seeks to collect stories and experiences from people impacted by the public safety system to inform our work and shed light on needed changes. Telling your story is simple and confidential. Learn more….