Crime Survivors News

In this Justice Matters' article, Deputy Director Shannon Wight discusses a very special day at the Capitol in May of 2015. Over 50 people from interest groups as diverse as the district attorneys and criminal defense lawyers, met with legislators about the need to continue Justice Reinvestment.
In this Justice Matters' article, PSJ's Crime Survivors Program Director talks about how, during the 2015-2017 biennium, counties will allocate at least 10% of Justice Reinvestment funds they receive from the state to community-based nonprofit victim services.
Deputy Director Shannon Wight summarizes the 2015 Legislative Session.
PSJ's new Development Director, Cleo Tung, shares a little about herself and why she believes in the power of philanthropy.
PSJ's Kerry Naughton writes about the impact of trauma for this month's Street Roots column, prompted by the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Street Roots)
PSJ's Deputy Director Shannon Wight writes about the progress made toward reforming Oregon's criminal justice system during this Legislative Session and why we're still fighting the good fight. (Street Roots)
HB 3476, enabling domestic and sexual violence survivors to speak confidentially, was signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown! This bill will ensure Oregon provides safe, confidential support that survivors can trust. (
Deputy Director Shannon Wight discusses the strong unified voice in support of Justice Reinvestment demonstrated by the diverse group of nearly 50 people who met in the Capitol with legislators about the need for a continued investment in smarter public safety policy. (Street Roots)
Our April column for Street Roots was written by intern Heather McDowell and is about one integrated model of care that works to meet crime victims' needs that would not traditionally be addressed through the medical system, the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.
Staying or leaving an abusive relationship is much more complicated than the question "Why do women stay?" Denise Welch and Heather McDowell explore the subject of domestic violence and its consequences for families.