The mission of the Oregon Justice Resource Center is to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities. In the spirit of this mission and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations, the OJRC seeks to provide legal services to underrepresented populations; to impart practical skills to future public interest lawyers; and to educate the local community on individual civil rights and current civil liberties issues. Donate to the OJRC.


The OJRC employs a holistic approach to criminal justice reform, using client-centered and integrative advocacy as its model. This strategy uses focused direct legal services, public awareness campaigns, strategic partnerships, and coordinating our legal and advocacy areas to positively impact outcomes in favor of criminal justice reforms. Our approach elevates and leverages direct legal services, education, advocacy, and strategic litigation, giving us the ability to use all these tools strategically, on a case-by-case basis, to fit the needs of a particular issue. Integrated advocacy means we will: track cases and legislation, to determine when and how it undermines the rights of individuals who are intersecting with the criminal justice system; develop aggressive, long-term, multi-faceted, strategies for progressive reform; create and expand a powerful education and communications program that keeps Oregonians informed about the laws that attack their rights, and of the lawmakers and opinion leaders, who support those laws.

The Oregon Justice Resource Center is organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Contributions to the OJRC are tax-deductible. The Oregon Justice Resource Center is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Oregon Justice Resource Center (501(c)(3)) and the Oregon Justice Resource Center Action (501(c)(4) pending). Having two separate entities allows the OJRC to do a broader range of work.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Please do not send any confidential information to the Oregon Justice Resource Center until you have received written acceptance from the Oregon Justice Resource Center of any legal services you may request.