Oregon Justice Resource Center
Our goal is to promote civil rights and improve legal representation for communities that have often been underserved in the past: people living in poverty and people of color among them. OJRC works to divest from policing and the criminal legal system as we currently understand them and invest in communities.
Bottom Line for Portland
Mass incarceration is the greatest civil rights issue of our time. We have over 5,000 jails and prisons in the U.S. and the related infrastructure and resources that support it; it is the most comprehensive network of detention the world has ever known. We work to dismantle these structures of White Supremacy and re-imagine a new value system to community well-being: one that is not discriminatory toward people of color and those living in the margins. We are proud to be the only legal organization in Oregon directly representing people at all stages of the criminal legal system at no cost to the client.
“These are the people who won't give up on you when everyone else has. They'll fight harder for you than you even want to fight for yourself at times." Earl Bain, exonerated thanks to the Oregon Innocence Project (a program of OJRC) in 2020 after 6 years in prison
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Confronting and dismantling mass incarceration necessarily means attacking the white supremacy and its value system. We actively work to identify and address the ways in which BIPOC Oregonians, women, youth, and marginalized groups in particular are impacted by the carceral system. OJRC is committed to upholding that Black Lives Matter and working to advance racial justice. For individual rights to have any meaning, we must protect them for everyone, without exception.
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503-944-2270 ext. 208Visit Website
Year Founded: 2011
Tax ID: 452859659
Oregon Justice Resource Center is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine