Oregon Topics: Justice and Crime
Beginning in 1994, voters passed measures requiring stronger sentences for offenders and mandatory work for most prison inmates. The measures were largely in response to a feeling that the pendulum of justice had moved in favor of criminal offenders at the expense of victims and respect for the law. Now, questions arise about how society can afford to pay for more incarcerations.
This section includes the state agencies that deal with portions of the justice spectrum, from crime prevention to incarceration and parole. It also has links to homeland security sites that have risen to prominence since the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.
Oregon Blue Book
(includes contact information, agency history, records retention schedules, budgets, and records held by the Oregon State Archives)
(services related to criminal justice, children, fish and wildlife, explosives, patrol, and training)