Governor Calls for Criminal Justice Reforms
Governor Kitzhaber called Monday for sentencing and corrections changes to improve the effectiveness of public safety programs and reduce costs for taxpayers.
The governor signed an executive order expanding the scope of the commission and highlighting new polling data that suggests Oregonians support significant reforms to improve the corrections system while reducing costs.
With technical assistance from the Justice Reinvestment Initiative of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (U.S. Department of Justice) and the Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project, the Commission will analyze the drivers of state corrections spending, engage a broad group of stakeholders including crime victims groups, and make policy recommendations to the 2013 legislature.
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