Criminal Justice Commission

Present Duties

Criminal Justice Commission building
The Criminal Justice Commission is located in this house on the north end of the Capitol Mall. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Created in 1995, the commission serves as the policy development forum for state and local criminal justice systems. Nineteen staff provide data analysis, planning and grant administration expertise to public safety officials and work with stakeholders to improve Oregon’s criminal justice systems. The agency administers the statewide grant programs for specialty courts and justice reinvestment programs, administers Oregon’s sentencing guidelines, serves as the State Administering Agency for the Byrne Justice Assistant Grant program and houses the Statistical Analysis Center. Nine commissioners direct the staff’s work.

Agency Website

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 885 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-378-4830
Fax: 503-378-4861
General Email: cjc@oregon.gov
Contact: Michael Schmidt, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Breeze Potter
Records Officer Email: Breeze Potter​​
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 137.651–137.673
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency