Safety and Sentencing

Our Safety and Sentencing program works to develop approaches to public safety that help foster safe communities, are fiscally responsible, and curb the unsustainable growth of Oregon’s prison system. The program promotes safe and sensible sentencing reform (such as use of earned time), diversion programs like drug court, and has a special emphasis on youth justice.

Program Spotlight

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!
We’re excited to announce the opening of a new position at Partnership for Safety and Justice, Development Director.
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.
If you are a savvy social media user and you're interested in working for justice, this may be the intership for you. Work with PSJ staff to increase PSJ's social media presence and internet activism by PSJ's members.
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.