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Partnership for Safety and Justice advocates for public safety policies that help build safe, healthy communities and enable people convicted of a crime, as well as victims of crime, to rebuild their lives. We believe that it is essential for people who are directly impacted by Oregon’s public safety and criminal justice systems to be actively involved in advocating for policies that are more effective, just and sustainable.

Primary Contact Name: Shannon Wight
Position: Deputy Director
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Phone: 503.335.8449 ext. 210
Website: http://www.safetyandjustice.org
Twitter: @PSJOregon


Bill Number: SB 15

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Authorized Youth Development Council to inspect and collect data from facilities in which juveniles are detained to ensure compliance with federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

Year: 2019

Bill Number: SB 1008

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Eliminated statutory exclusion; the law now requires a hearing before a youth may be transferred to adult court. 

Year: 2019

Bill Number: HB 2251

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Prohibited the placement of youth under 18 in a Department of Corrections Institution. 

Year: 2017

Bill Number: HB 2707

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Required agreement between county juvenile departments and sheriffs before youth who are 16 or 17 years of age may be detained in a jail or any other facility where adults are detained.

Year: 2011

Bill Number: HB 3183

Type of Reform

Detention Reform - Authorized county sheriffs to deliver persons sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections directly to a youth correction facility if the person is under 20 years of age at the time of sentencing and was under 18 years of age at the time of the offense.

Year: 2013


Misguided Measures Revisited: Progress and Promise in Oregon's Youth Justice System (2016)

This report updates a report originally published in 2011; it highlights the harms that youth in Oregon continues to face in adult prisons and jails, and lays out the elements of the growing consensus for reform. 

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Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon's Youth (2011)

This report examines ways for Oregon to reexamine policies related to trying youth as adults, specifically Measure 11, a voter initiative passed in 1994 that created new mandatory minimum sentences for 16 crimes and required that youth charged with those crimes be tried as adults.

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