PSJ is excited to release the first installment of our youth justice update, Misguided Measures Revisited: Keeping Youth Out of Jails. This is the first of three briefing papers following up on a 2011 comprehensive report on juvenile justice in Oregon.
We are pleased to announce that PSJ has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at the Northwest Health Foundation. The 2-year grant is a critical investment in our effort to reduce the harm of parental incarceration on children and families.
We are so happy to have been included in the Willamette Week Give!Guide for the second year in a row! As 2015 winds down, we hope you will consider making a generous gift through our secure fundraising portal at the Give!Guide. Click "Read More" below to make a contribution.
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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.