Our Legislative Work

Partnership for Safety and Justice strives to ensure Oregon’s approach to public safety is based on the principles of safety, prevention, accountability, healing, rehabilitation, and justice. To advance those goals, we engage in direct advocacy with policymakers at the Oregon Legislature for a smarter, more effective public safety system that invests in addiction and mental health treatment, victim and re-entry services, and community corrections.

 

Program Spotlight

We have a new executive director! We are very pleased to announce that Andy Ko, an attorney with a law degree from New York University but roots in the Pacific Northwest, has taken the helm as PSJ's executive director as of July 14th!
PSJ is proud to host a film screening of the documentary, “Crime After Crime” on July 10 in Salem. Featured at the 2011 Sun Dance Film Festival, the film focuses on Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, who was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the Reynolds High School shooting. Acts of violence like this can shake everyone in the community. If you are experiencing trauma, please know that you are not alone and help is available.
We are excited to host an evening conversation with Speaker Kotek and hear more about her legislative role and thoughts on justice reinvestment in Oregon. This exciting conversation will be facilitated and co-presented by our interim executive director and state representative, Jennifer Williamson.
We can't believe it ourselves, but PSJ will be 15 years old this year. How the time has flown by! Look for opportunities to help us celebrate...coming to your email inbox throughout the year. And we'd love to receive a birthday present from you! Generous donations gladly accepted.