Partnership for Safety and Justice is a public safety policy advocacy organization. We work with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime and violence, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon's approach to public safety more effective and just.
Please visit our website for more information about our programs and campaigns.
For people reentering the community from prison, we have a fifteen page Transition Support Directory. The directory lists organizations in Oregon that offer programs for formerly incarcerated people as well as groups that provide food, clothing, etc., to anyone in need.
For people who are currently incarcerated, we have a Prisoner Support Directory that lists organizations in Oregon and across the country that provide information or support to incarcerated people.
For people who are survivors of crime and violence, PSJ has created several publications to support survivors and their families. This link will also connect you with other organizations that support survivors of crime and violence.
Partnership for Safety and Justice is releasing Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon’s Youth. This report is the first comprehensive study of Measure 11’s impact on youth in Oregon since the inception of the measure.
Governor Kitzhaber has recently appointed a high-level commission to review the efficacy of Oregon’s current criminal sentencing guidelines and laws, we expect Misguided Measures will provide critical information and analysis to that evaluation process.
National research has revealed that treating youth as adults can often lead to worse public safety outcomes than if they had been held accountable in the juvenile justice system. Misguided Measures examines Oregon’s practice of treating youth as adults and identifies areas for change.
Click here to view the full report, the executive summary, and county-by-county overviews on our website.
"The Next Right Thing" follows the story of Jamaica, a mother struggling to overcome barriers that come with a conviction history. But like many others coming out of prison, Jamaica is ready and eager to work.
When businesses and governments include people with conviction histories in their hiring pools, everyone wins. "The Next Right Thing" interviews system stakeholders, employers, experts and formerly incarcerated people themselves to explore the many ways that businesses-and entire communities-can benefit when people get second chances.
Many formerly incarcerated people have done the right things to make themselves outstanding husbands, mothers, citizens-and employees. Are communities and businesses ready to do the next right thing?
Please watch "The Next Right Thing"