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)
The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, created in 1995, serves as the policy development forum for state and local criminal justice systems. Eleven staff persons provide data analysis, planning and grant administration expertise to public safety officials. They work collaboratively with stakeholders to improve Oregon’s criminal justice systems. Nine commissioners direct the staff’s work. The agency directly impacts criminal justice systems by administering statewide grant programs for specialty courts and justice reinvestment programs. The agency administers Oregon’s sentencing guidelines, serves as the State Administering Agency for the Byrne Justice Assistant Grant program and houses the Statistical Analysis Center.

Agency Website 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 885 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-378-4830
Fax: 503-378-4861
Contact: Michael Schmidt, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Julie Vaughn 
Records Officer Email: Julie Vaughn
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 137.651–137.673
nalysis - 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