Justice Reinvestment in Action
Multnomah County's Local Public Safety Coordinating Council holds the What Works conference annually to provide state and regional policy makers information on best practices that will guide their decision-making. The conference is invitation-only. This year's conference was co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Commission and the Citizens' Crime Commission and attracted over 200 attendees from around Oregon. Video recording of the event was made possible by Southern Oregon University. 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.
On January 11, 2013, legislators, public safety leaders, policy experts, and other stakeholders came together at the What Works conference 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." Governor Kitzhaber opened the conference proceedings.
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 reviewed the Commission's report and policy options for justice reinvestment.
Through a partnership with Southern Oregon University, the conference proceedings and materials are available to view online at the following links.
Morning Proceedings Part 1 - Video
- 01:30: Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack convenes the conference.
- 03:10: Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen welcomes the attendees, and introduces Governor Kitzhaber.
- 07:11: Governor John Kitzhaber gives opening remarks.
- 20:40: Commissioner Shiprack introduces Justice Paul De Muniz.
Morning Proceedings Part 2 - Video
- 00:00:03: Justice Paul De Muniz introduces Commission on Public Safety members Senator Jackie Winters, Representative Chris Garrett, and Oregon Department of Corrections Director Colette S. Peters and their panel, "Review of the Public Safety Commission's Final Report and Findings." View presentation slides .
- 1:20:20: Commissioner Shiprack Introduces Elizabeth Drake, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, presenting on "Measuring Returns on Investments in Public Safety." View presentation slides as a PowerPoint or as a PDF .
Afternoon Proceedings - Video
- 00:00:50: Commissioner Shiprack Introduces Scott Taylor, Director, Multnomah County Department of Community Corrections; Sheriff Jason Myers, Marion County; Kiki Parker-Rose, Director, Community Corrections, Klamath/Lake County; Mark Royal, Director, Umatilla County Community Corrections, and their Panel, "Justice Reinvestment in Action: Community Corrections." View presentation slides .
- 01:14:53: Commissioner Shiprack introduces Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.
- 01:28:15: Anne Seymour, Consultant, Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project, introduces Anne Seymour, Meg Garvin, Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Karen Phifer, Clinical Operations Supervisor at CARES Northwest; Keri Moran-Kuhn, Director of Programs at Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and their Panel, ""Justice Reinvestment in Action: Victim Advocates." View presentation slides .
- 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
- Keri Moran-Kuhn, Director of Programs at Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence