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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 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
Positon: Deputy Director
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 503.335.8449 ext. 210
Website: http://www.safetyandjustice.org
Twitter: @PSJOregon


  • Bill Number: HB 2251 - WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Detention Reform - The bill prohibits the placement of youth under 18 in a Department of Corrections Institution. 

    Year: 2017

  • Multnomah County Resolution 1108 – WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Detention Reform - If youth are detained, the presumption is that they will be held in a juvenile detention facility.

    Year: 2008

  • Bill Number: 2707 – WIN!

    Type of Reform

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

    Year: 2011

  • Bill Number: 3183 – WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Detention Reform - Authorizes 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 time of sentencing and was under 18 years of age at time of offense

    Year: 2013


  • Misguided Measures Revisited: Progress and Promise in Oregon's Youth Justice System

    PART 1: Keeping Youth Out Of Jails, is the first in a 3-part series.  This report (2016) highlights the harms that youth in Oregon face in adult prisons and jails, and lays out the elements of the growing consensus for reform. 

  • Reconsidering Oregon’s Detention Policy for Youth Charged with Measure 11

    This report (2010) analyzes the failures of Oregon’s justice system for youth and offers two recommendations for state and local elected officials and leaders within state and local public safety systems: 1) Change the default placement of youth from adult jail to juvenile detention; and 2) Increase use of pretrial release for juveniles charged with Measure 11 offenses.

  • Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon's Youth

    The report "Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon's Youth" (2011) demonstrates Oregon’s commitment to practices for youth and recognition that tough crime policy is not the same as smart policy. In addition, it examines the way the state reexamines policies related to trying youths as adults, the transferring of youths, the impacts of ethnic and racial measures, differentiation of institutions, as well as the long-term impacts of adult convictions.

  • Fact Sheet

    The Campaign for Youth Justice and the Partnership for Safety and Justice released Misguided Measures: The Outcomes and Impacts of Measure 11 on Oregon’s Youth in July 2011. In addition to providing the latest figures on the result of Measure 11, the report highlights promising solutions and policy recommendations to remedy these problems.