LPSCC Organizational Chart (103 KB)

DSS-J Policy Committee

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.

Justice Reinvestment/3194 Steering Committee

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.

Mental Health and Public Safety Subcommittee

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.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities

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.

Youth and Gang Violence Subcommittee

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

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)

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).

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Purpose: to improve local capacity to address CSEC in Multnomah County and to build upon current collaborative efforts.

Reentry Council

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.

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

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.

Human Trafficking Task Force

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.

Juvenile Justice Council

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