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
We are committed to fighting white supremacy wherever it shows itself within the system. We marched for Black lives in the uprising of 2020 and we are committed to the long haul of ending mass incarceration, policing, and racism embedded in these systems as we know it. We are proud to be the only legal organization in Oregon directly representing people at all stages of the 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 white supremacy is central to our organization. We actively work to identify and address the ways in which BIPOC Oregonians, women, youth, and marginalized groups in particular are impacted by mass incarceration and policing. OJRC is committed to upholding that Black Lives Matter and we will not stop until the carceral system frees BIPOC communities from its' racism and oppression.
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