Justice Reinvestment in Action

On January 11, 2013, legislators, public safety leaders, policy experts, and other stakeholders will come together to discuss the work and findings of the Governor's 2012 Commission on Public Safety.

Governor Kitzhaber convened the Commission to "identify fiscally responsible and sustainable evidence-based policies and practices that will control corrections growth, hold offenders accountable and protect public safety."

The Commission's report, released on December 21, 2012, includes options for more fiscally sound and pragmatic public safety policies for the Legislature to consider. The What Works conference is a forum to review the Commission's report and policy options.

Through a partnership with Southern Oregon University, the conference proceedings will be available to view online live and after the event.

We are pleased to announce that Governor Kitzhaber will open the proceedings.

Speakers will include:

  • Governor John Kitzhaber
  • Former Chief Justice and Commission Chair Paul De Muniz
  • Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
  • Sheriff Jason Myers
  • Representative Chris Garrett
  • Elizabeth Drake, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy 
  • Colette S. Peters, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Scott Taylor, Director, Department of Community Justice, Multnomah County
  • Kiki Parker-Rose, Director, Community Corrections, Klamath/Lake County
  • Mark Royal, Director, Umatilla County Community Corrections
  • Anne Seymour, Consultant, Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project
  • Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • Karen Phifer, Clinical Operations Supervisor at CARES Northwest
  • Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Multnomah County's Public Safety Coordinating Council holds the What Works conference annually. This year's conference is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Commission and the Citizens' Crime Commission. Recent past conferences have focused on juvenile justice, justice reinvestment during budget reductions, re-entry, evidence-based decision making, and early childhood, among other topics. 

There is no charge to attend this invitation only conference, but space is limited.

CLE credits are pending.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

When: Friday, January 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Where:  Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

For more information, contact LPSCC staff at 503-988-5659.

January 11, 2013

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