Misguided Measures

The Partnership for Safety and Justice and the Campaign for Youth Justice undertook a comprehensive look at the impact of 15 years of charging youth as adults under Measure 11. We analyzed over 3,000 juvenile Measure 11 indictments from 1995 to 2008 to find out more about youth who are charged as adults: who they are, what happens to them in the adult system and what barriers they face when they return to the community. In addition, the report looked at the impact of charging youth as adults on Oregon's public safety system.

Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 is the result of this analysis. It details our findings and makes several recommendations for reform based on what we now know about trying youth as adults and how Measure 11 impacts Oregon's youth. The report outlines ways the State of Oregon can reduce crime, increase public safety and make more efficient use of taxpayer dolllars while ensuring that youth be held accountable and be provided with the opportunity to rehabilitate their lives.

Full Report
Executive Summary
Misguided Measures in the News
Fact Sheet
Oregon Quick Facts
Race/Ethnicity and Gender Quick Facts





   American Indian

   Female Youth

County-by-County Quick Facts

   Baker            Harney         Morrow

   Benton          Hood River    Multnomah

   Clackamas    Jackson        Polk

   Clatsop         Jefferson       Sherman

   Columbia       Josephine     Tillamook

   Coos             Klamath        Umatilla

   Crook            Lake             Union

   Curry             Lane            Wallowa

   Deschutes     Lincoln         Washington

   Douglas         Linn             Wasco

   Gilliam          Malheur        Wheeler  

   Grant            Marion          Yamhill


For more information about Measure 11, please visit PSJ's Measure 11 Information Center.