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

PSJ is honored to have Piper Kerman, author "Orange is the New Black, My Year in a Women's Prison" (on which the popular Netflix series is based) in Portland to support the work of PSJ. Please join us!
Join us April 23rd from 5:30 to 7pm for a panel discussion on criminal justice reform featuring Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black, My Year in a Women's Prison." Dr. Keva Miller, Professor at PSU and ALverda McCoy, Mercy Corps Northwest will also be on the panel.
Partnership for Safety and Justice is thrilled to announce that State Representative Jennifer Williamson will serve as our interim executive director until a permanent executive director comes on board.
The short 2014 legislative session ended on March 7th, and what a whirlwind of activity it was! We had enough time to make some gains and see some harmful ideas fail. Click "read more" for a recap of what we accomplished together this session.
PSJ members, staff, board, and allies worked hard to pass HB 3194 in the 2013 session. Learn more about justice reinvestment in Oregon and how your county is investing their funding.