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

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.
We are looking for an intern (unpaid) to help our communications staff. Are you an aspiring journalist who is a social media wizard and also has graphic design experience? Read on...
A diverse group of stakeholders are "United for Justice" in asking legislators to support $53 million for Justice Reinvestment.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Action Alert to build safe families and strong communities. There was a great hearing on HB 3503 hearing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 on HB 3503.
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!