After months of budget discussions and strong advocacy efforts by the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) and partners, including sheriffs, district attorneys, formerly incarcerated people, crime survivor advocates, business leaders, and treatment survivors, Senate Bill 5506, the Criminal Justice Commission’s (CJC) budget passed out of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety with full funding for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI).

JRI, an initiative that provides cou