Safe Courts, Safe Communities
This session I am working on some key public safety efforts:
- Protecting vulnerable people from sexual assault and abuse (HB 2005, HB 2673, HB 3060);
- Helping offenders obtain addiction treatment and mental health supports when needed so we can prevent crime and avoid prison costs (HB 3078, HB 3380); and
- Making sure our courts are safe and meet community needs (SB 5505).
Last week Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard, Presiding Circuit Court Judge Robert Herndon, and I testified before the Ways and Means Committee in support of SB 5505 to help redevelop the Clackamas County Courthouse.
As part of this effort, we’ve created a coalition of legislators, public safety officials, lawyers, and other community leaders who understand Clackamas needs a safe courthouse for our justice system to function well.
I’m delighted to work with long-time colleagues and friends to support this effort. We are reuniting the Family Justice Center launch team in support of another great project.
Advocating for a new Clackamas County Courthouse with Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard, Presiding Circuit Court Judge Robert Herndon, and Clackamas County Government Affairs Director Chris Lyons