Chaired by DA Rod Underhill and Scott Taylor.
Mission: To oversee the continued development of the Decision Support System Justice (DSSJ) data warehouse by prioritizing strategies to improve the administration, accessibility, operation, and security of DSSJ to ensure the realization of the system’s full potential.
Jail Usage Workgroup
Chaired by Commissioner Lori Stegmann and Judge Edward Jones
Mission: To address issues related to jail capacity and utilization.
Chaired by David VanSpeybroeck
Mission: A steering committee tasked with implementing a justice reinvestment program in Multnomah County that meets the goals established by House Bill 3194, which include maintaining an effective and sustainable public safety system while reducing prison growth.
Chaired by Judge Ed Jones
Mission: To provide coordination and oversight at the intersection of the public safety and mental health systems, as well as a forum for agencies and stakeholders to address issues and initiate improvements in those systems.
Chaired by Judge Nan Waller
Mission: To determine if, and to what extent, racially or ethnically-based decision-making and disparities exists in Multnomah County’s criminal justice system. The RED subcommittee makes recommendations for specific actions to reduce any disparate practices and inequitable conditions which may exist.
Chaired by Antoinette Edwards and Kirsten Snowden
Mission: To seek policy and practice changes that reduce youth and gang violence and lessen the disproportionate negative impacts of gang violence on communities of color.
Affiliated public safety groups
Chaired by Judge Edward Jones
Mission: “To consider and address methods of coordinating court, public defense and related services and resources in the most efficient and cost-effective manner that complies with the constitutional and statutory mandates and responsibilities of all participants” (ORS 1.851).
Purpose: to improve local capacity to address CSEC in Multnomah County and to build upon current collaborative efforts.
Chaired by Scott Taylor and Sheriff Mike Reese
Mission: To examine ways to pool resources and funding streams to promote lower recidivism rates for returning offenders and minimize the harmful effects of offenders’ time in jail on families and communities.
Chaired by Judge Nan Waller and Commissioner Loretta Smith
Mission: To carefully review the details a criminal case involving a death caused by domestic violence in order to gain insight into the tragedy and develop recommendations for strategies to avoid similar incidents in the future.
Managed by Deputy Keith Bickford
Mission: To locate victims of human trafficking and connecting them with necessary services; to identify gaps in services for victims and developing strategies for filling those gaps; and to coordinate efforts of law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute human traffickers.
Chaired by Judge Maureen McKnight and Deena Corso
Mission: To provide a forum for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and practices to improve the juvenile justice system by promoting public safety, responding to the needs of victims and assuring the equitable and effective delivery of services to youth and their families.
Past affiliated groups and subcommittees
Public Safety Plan Workgroup
Chaired by Mike Schrunk and Scott Taylor
Alcohol and Drug Criminal Justice Workgroup
Chaired by Commissioner Serena Cruz
Task Force on Over-Representation in the Criminal Justice System (ROCS) (2001-2002)
Chaired by District Attorney Michael Schrunk and Reverend Ronald Williams, Pastor Bethel AME Church
Working Group on the Over-Representation of Minorities (1998-2000)
Chaired by District Attorney Michael Schrunk
System and Agency Alignment Workgroup
Chaired by Portland Police Chief Mike Reese
Evaluation Resource Group
Chaired by Matt Nice
Working Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Chaired by Elyse Clawson, Past Director Department of Community Justice
Working Group on Domestic Violence (1998-2000)
Chaired by Chiquita Rollins, City of Portland and Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator
Working Group on Strategic Approaches to Community Safety (STACS)
Chaired by Kris Olson, US Attorney