Mass incarceration is the civil rights crisis of our time. We provide free legal services urgently needed by currently or formerly justice-involved people and work to make our justice system fairer, more responsive and more transparent for all Oregonians.
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As the only organization in Oregon solely focused on achieving lasting criminal justice reform, OJRC combines legal services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated clients with system-level action to make the justice system fairer for all Oregonians, particularly people of color and other groups who are most adversely impacted.
“Having my son changed everything. I want to do better. It’s so important that he hears my voice and knows I’m his mom.
I wouldn’t have gotten this far without OJRC.”
—Selina, client OJRC helped to get a court order to continue contact with her son to prepare for life after prison