Our major areas of work are:

  • Innocence and wrongful convictions, exonerations, legal reforms to prevent wrongful convictions
  • Mass incarceration
  • Justice-involved women
  • The intersection between criminal law and immigration law, sometimes called "crimmigration"
  • Prisoner reentry and the collateral consequences of convictions
  • Youth justice
  • The death penalty
  • Training law students

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Primary media contact:
Alice Lundell, Director of Communication
Office: 503-944-2270 x211 | Direct: 503-563-3356 | Cell: 503-781-1405 | Email: alundell@ojrc.info

Press Releases and media advisories

2/14/18 Clackamas judges halt law designed to stop the opening of a second women's prison

2/13/18 Oregon Innocence Project statement on the denial of our client Jesse Johnson's motion for DNA testing

12/05/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center response to the Disability Rights Oregon report about conditions for juveniles confined at Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR), entitled "Don't Look Around."

11/15/17 New Immigrant Rights Project will provide statewide legal services to help keep Oregon families together

10/09/17 Women in Prison Conference "breaks the silence" on domestic violence and justice-involved women: News Advisory

10/04/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center statement on the announcement that Multnomah County will receive a two-million-dollar grant to address racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system

06/26/17 New advocacy guide helps Multnomah County residents zero in on criminal justice reform: Press Release

05/30/17 Statement from the Oregon Justice Resource Center on the arraignment of Jeremy Christian

05/04/17 Statement from the Oregon Justice Resource Center in response to the Fair Punishment Project report: "The promise of sanctuary cities and the need for criminal justice reforms in an era of mass deportation."

04/27/17 San Antonio Four visit Portland to support Oregon Innocence Project: Press Release

04/27/17 San Antonio Four visit Portland to support Oregon Innocence Project: News Advisory

04/11/17 Oregon Innocence Project statement on the National Commission on Forensic Science

03/1/17 Oregon Justice Resource Center response to new report on conditions for people with mental illness in the Multnomah County Detention Center

02/23/17 Five steps our leaders should take to protect immigrant Oregonians: Press release

02/23/17 Addressing ICE enforcement in Oregon

 

 

OJRC in the news

2/14/18 The Oregonian: Clackamas County judges rule law reducing some property crime sentences unconstitutional

2/13/18 The Oregonian: Judge denies Oregon death row inmate's request for new DNA testing in murder case

2/9/18 The Oregonian: Probation most likely for Eagle Creek fire suspect next week

1/31/18 The Portland Observer: Measure 11 impacts on youth severe

1/31/18 Public News Service: Report: Mandatory minimums not useful for youth

1/30/18 KTVZ: More Ore. youth tried as adults than Texas, La.

1/30/18 Jefferson Public Radio: Oregon incarcerates youth at higher rate than most states

1/30/18 Portland Tribune: Oregon incarcerates youth as adults at high rate

1/30/18 KXL: Oregon's Measure 11 and youth

1/30/18 OPB: Oregon incarcerates youth at higher rate than most states

1/30/18 The Oregonian: New report calls Measure 11 sentences for juveniles 'harsh and costly'

1/30/18 East Oregonian: Oregon incarcerates youth as adults at high rate

1/24/18 Portland Mercury: The 10 best ways to make a difference in Portland this week: January 24-30

12/26/17 Truthout: Lifting up community voices to tackle injustice

12/21/17 Portland Tribune: Multnomah analyst's firing clouds future of disparities tool

12/7/17 East Oregonian: Wasco County calls for investigation into NORCOR

11/28/17 Willamette Week: Hiding from horrible headlines won't help. But giving back will

11/8/17 The Portland Mercury: Resistance events for the week of Nov 8-14

10/18/17 OPB: 1998 Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing

10/18/17 The Oregonian: Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing

10/13/17 In Justice Today: Why would prosecutors refuse DNA testing?

10/9/17 Death Penalty News: Oregon: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 San Francisco Chronicle: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 KATU: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/08/17 KGW: Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

10/08/17 US News & World Report: Innocence project asks judge to look at death row case

10/06/17 Statesman Journal: Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

10/04/17 The Oregonian: MacArthur Foundation awards Multnomah County $2 million grant to reduce racial disparities in jail

9/24/17 The Oregonian: Chief Outlaw and Superintendent Guerrero, welcome to Portland on behalf of my biracial boys: Guest Opinion

9/12/17 The Skanner: Public forum on MLK's "beloved community"

8/25/17 Street Roots: CAGED: Little recourse for Oregon prisoners

7/26/17 Portland Tribune: Sentencing reforms seek to reduce incarceration rate, racial profiling

7/18/17 The Portland Observer: Human beings, not numbers

7/17/17 KBOO: Organizing to end mass incarceration

7/17/17 In Justice Today: Multnomah DA quietly imposes significant policy change concerning police use-of-force investigations

7/11/17 OPB: Reduced penalties for drug possession