Parenting Inside Out
7800 Southwest Barbur Boulevard, Suite 2
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 977-6399
Area Served: Parenting Inside Out: National. Direct Service/Programs: Oregon
Parent Organization: Children's Justice Alliance

  • Our mission is to improve outcomes for children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. Direct service programs and systems change efforts are implemented throughout Oregon. CJA markets curriculum and training opportunities for Parenting Inside Out, our population-specific parenting curriculum, nationally.

 TRUE (Together Building Resiliency, Understanding and Empowerment) Friends
1840 Willamette Street, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97481
Phone: (541) 344-0833
Area Served: Eugene/Springfield greater area
Parent Organization: Committed Partners for Youth

  • Targets children between the ages of 6-17 who have at least one parent or primary caretaker currently incarcerated within the criminal justice system. Mentors and youth enjoy a one-on-one relationship, complimented by group activities and limited family/caregiver services.

Partnership for Safety and Justice
Attn: Crime Survivors for Community Safety
825 Northeast 20th, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 335-8449

  • Partnership for Safety and Justice unites those most affected by crime, violence, and the criminal justice system (survivors of crime, people convicted of crime, and the families of both) to advance approaches that redirect policies and resources from an over-reliance on incarceration, to effective strategies that reduce violence and recidivism, and increase personal and community safety. The Crime Survivors for Community Safety (CSCS) program is dedicated to building the voice of survivors of crime and violence to promote progressive responses to the needs of survivors , and to support criminal justice reform that reduces future violence without increasing our reliance on prosecution and incarceration. Recent CSCS activities include: a community theatre project to help people practice interrupting violence; the coordination of Oregon providers of services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault into a campaign to raise state funds dedicated to services; education of service providers about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and working with survivors who are incarcerated; and monitoring of the Department of Corrections' implementation of PREA. Partnership for Safety and Justice does not provide direct services for survivors, but welcomes the input of survivors who would like to become more involved in their work.

Project DOVE STAR Center
P.O. Box 980
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 889-3616
24-hour Hotline: (542) 889-2000
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 889-2000

  • Project DOVE provides crisis intervention services for child and adult survivors of domestic and sexual assault in Malheur County. STAR Center services include: 24-hour hotline; on-site medical examinations; advocacy during forensic interviews; and referrals for therapeutic counseling for survivors of sexual assault. Project DOVE provides these crisis intervention services for inmates at Snake River State Prison who have been sexually assaulted and are brought to the STAR Center, as well as to any former prisoner who contacts them. All services are free and confidential.

Q Center
4115 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 234-7837
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1-5pm and Wednesday, 4-8pm PST

  • The Q Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The Center offers a safe and welcoming community gathering space for LGBTQ programs, events, meetings, and resources and can provide information and referrals for LGBTQ community services throughout the Portland area. The Q Center does not provide direct services, but can provide LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault behind bars with a safe space and referrals to LGBTQ friendly support services in the Portland area. All Center services are free of charge.

Office of Special Investigations
2575 Center Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301-4667
Phone: (503) 945-0930/0920
Fax: (503) 373-7092
Public and Staff Toll-free Hotline: (877) 678-4222
Inmate Toll-free Hotline: (503) 555-1234

  • The Special Investigations Unit provides investigative services to all ODOC institutions and facilities. Special Investigations investigates allegations of inmate, employee, volunteer, and visitor misconduct; assists investigators from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to gather intelligence and evidence; and provides internal review of situations involving the use of force. Individuals can report abuse, staff misconduct, fraud, waste, and/or inmate prohibited conduct (including sexual assault) by calling the toll-free Inspector General hotline. Hotline calls will not be charged to inmate phone accounts. This number should not be used to complain about routine institution operations. Calls are not anonymous; all messages left on the hotline are reviewed each business day. If the information is credible, follow-up action will occur. These actions may range from a referral to the appropriate superintendent or functional unit manager to an investigation conducted by the Special Investigations Unit. While callers are not required to identify themselves, if they do so, investigators can discreetly contact them. The Inspector General requests that callers leave as much information as possible to aid the investigators.

Legal Voice
907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 682-9225

  • Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women's Law Center, has been the vanguard organization bringing groundbreaking litigation and fighting for landmark legislation to ensure justice for women in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. The Legal Voice Litigation Program brings cases that change law throughout several states in the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Legal Voice receives a large number of requests for assistance and is able to provide legal representation or advocacy only for a limited number of clients whose cases have the potential for broader impact. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can contact Legal Voice confidentially by phone or by mail by sending a letter marked "legal mail" to the address above.

Innocence Project Northwest 
P.O. Box 353020 
Seattle, WA 98185-3020 
Phone: (206) 543-5780 

  • Uses questionnaire to assess viable claims of innocence that can be presented to court. Analysis is more intuitive than scientific.

Innocence Project West
4702 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road #130 
Portland, OR 97225

  • Non-profit group working to free innocent prisoners based on DNA testing, or other compelling factors establishing innocence. Only cases from Oregon for now. No funds to pay for DNA tests.

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant
Phone: (503) 945-9056
Contact: Heidi Steward

  • The Oregon Department of Corrections will provide comprehensive services and supervision for 300 male adult offenders and up to 12 juvenile offenders. The project will be available to offenders returning to (largely rural) Marion County and (largely urban) Multnomah County. Through the Going Home Project, the department will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, gang affiliation, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support education, workforce participation, housing, faith-based issues and other services as appropriate.

Better People
4310 NE Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 281-2663
Fax: (503) 281-2667
Contact: Chip Shields

  • Better People is a living-wage employment and cognitive-behavioral counseling program for adult probationers and parolees.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries 
800 NE Oregon Street, #32 
Portland, OR 97232 
Phone: (503) 731-4070 
Fax: (503) 731-4103

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Criminal Record Repository
Oregon State Police 
Identification Services Section 
Unit 11 
P.O. Box 4395 
Portland, OR 97208 
Phone: (503) 378-3070 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

ACLU of Oregon

Portland Office
P.O. Box 40585
Portland, OR 97240-0585
Phone: (503) 227-3186        

Eugene Office
P.O. Box 50426
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 345-6162        

Office of the Attorney General 
Office of the Attorney General 
Department of Justice 
1162 Court Street, NE 
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 378-4400 

Prison Industry Program
Prison Blues 
The Array Corporation 
8338 Northeast Alderwood Road 
Portland, OR 97220 
Phone: (800) 784-7689 

  • A unique prison industry exists in Oregon. Prison Blues7 is managed by a private sector staff of professionals working in conjunction with corrections officers and an average of 50 inmates. Array, a private company, is in partnership with the State of Oregon and holds the exclusive license to sell, market, and operate the Prison Blues7 product line. The factory is run as closely as possible to one on the outside, though with higher security issues. In order for an inmate to be eligible for hire in the garment factory, he must have demonstrated good conduct and go through an interview hiring process. There is a three year waiting list to be interviewed for a Prison Blues7 job. Inmates earn a prevailing industry wage, which ranges from a base of $6.50 per hour to well over $7.00 per hour with bonus incentives for quality and productivity. Eighty percent is withheld from their earnings to pay for incarceration costs, victim restitution, family support, and state and federal wage taxes. Jeans, yard coats, shirts, and T- shirts worn by inmates throughout Oregon are manufactured in the factory as well as a commercial line of products including jeans, jackets, work shirts, sweatshirts, T shirts, hats and more.

Oregon Corrections Enterprises
Oregon Department of Corrections 
Central Administration Office 
2575 Center Street, Northeast
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 945-9090 
Fax: (503) 373-1173

  • The traditional prison industry offers the following products and services for state agencies and non-profit organizations within Oregon: embroidery, furnishings, GIS Data Conversion, metal fabrication, signage, laundry service and fulfillment services, which integrates telecommunications and graphic/web design with print/copying and mailing/distribution services.

Pre-Release Program
Oregon Department of Corrections 
Central Administration Office 
2575 Center Street, Northeast 
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 945-9056 

  • During the last year of incarceration, inmates will be moved to institutions that specialize in release, primarily valley institutions such as the Columbia River Correctional Institution. The preparation for transition will intensify. Inmates will participate in alcohol and drug treatment, sex offender education, and work that closely relates to marketable skills.

Transitional Release
Oregon Department of Corrections 
Central Administration Office 
2575 Center Street, Northeast
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 945-9056 

  • Release Services staff function as a link between the inmate, community and the Board of Parole and Post- Prison Supervision. Inmates submit release plans to their release counselors. These plans include proposed residence, employment, transportation and needed community services. The release counselor forwards this plan, along with available file material and documentation to the local community corrections office where the inmate will be supervised. The proposed plan and information is then investigated and verified. The result of this investigation is returned to the release counselor who then submits all available information along with recommended conditions for supervision to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.

State Department of Parole/Probation
Community Corrections 
Oregon Department of Corrections 
Central Administration Office 
2575 Center Street Northeast 
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 945-9050 
Fax: (503) 373-7810 

  • Community Corrections manages over 35,000 offenders who have committed crimes and have been placed under supervision by the courts (probation) or the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (parole/post -prison supervision).

Steps to Success East 
1415 Southeast 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233 
Phone: (503) 256-0432 
Fax: (503) 256-5503

  • Steps to Success East is a program designed to provide comprehensive educational, social, and employment services to enable job seekers to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to obtain permanent jobs or to transition into a new career. This program is a collaborative partnership between Mt. Hood and Portland Community Colleges, Oregon Adult and Family Services (AFS), Oregon Employment Department, Work Systems, Inc., Human Solutions, numerous employers in the Portland Metro Workforce, and state and local community action organizations. Steps to Success is a "One Stop" affiliate for East Multnomah County (meaning the program is open to the public).

ARCHES Project
3950 Aumsville Highway Southeast 
Salem, OR 97301 
Phone: (503) 566-6927 

  • The ARCHES Project is located on the campus of the Marion County Jail. It functions as a central social service center for recently released individuals with criminal records who have no housing plan. On-site services include mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. A tenant rent assistance program helps find and pay for permanent housing for up to two years. A One-Stop job service center at the project offers employment specialist counseling, intake and assessment services, pre-employment workshops as well as employment referrals.

OREGON CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants)
1631 Northeast Broadway, #460
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 977-9979 (Portland Metro area)
Toll free: (866) 357-2873 (statewide

  • Oregon CURE supports the incarcerated, their families and friends by advocating for effective criminal justice policies and practices

Pro Bono Legal Assistance

Office of Public Defense Services 
1320 Capitol Street NE, Suite 200 
Salem, OR 97303 
Phone: (503) 378-3349 
Fax: (503) 375-9701

Legal Aid Services of Oregon 
Central Support Office 
700 SW Taylor, Suite 310 
Portland, OR 97205 
Phone: (503) 224-4094 
Fax: (503) 417-0147 

Oregon State Bar 
5200 SW Meadows Road 
Lake Oswego, OR 97035 
Phone: (503) 620-0222 

County-by-county guide to pro bono legal aid

  • Comprehesive list of legal service providers in Oregon.

Resources for People Convicted of Sexual Offenses

Oregonians for Balanced Laws
P.O. Box 1857
Pendleton, OR 97801
Contact: Shelley Ledbetter

  • Our goal and purpose is to work with Oregon legislators and lawmakers toward revision, reform, and, in some cases, abolishment of ineffective and damaging sex offender legislation. We are developing aggressive letter-writing campaigns as well as effective methods by which to educate the public both about current laws and restrictions and the unimaginable circumstances under which a person can find themselves labeled as an offender. We are developing a professional core group of individuals who will guide all who wish to help and who need support, and we are confident that through perseverance, we will effect change. Please join us.

Oregon - OATSA (Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
President: James L. Haaven, M.A.
4037 NE Laddington Ct. 
Portland, OR 97232 
Phone: (503) 490-7394

Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Oregon

  • If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.

List of Centers for Treatment for Adults and Juveniles Sexually Attracted to Children

Resources for Immigrants Rights and Legal Aid

CAUSA (Oregon's Statewide Coalition)
3248 Market Street NE Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 363-1895
Fax: (503) 399-1183

Pineros y Campesinos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United
300 Young Street Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone: (503) 982-0243
Fax: (503) 982-1031

Workers' Organizing Committee
P.O. Box 12292 Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 236-0825
Fax: (503) 284-4254

Department of Justice List of Pro Bono Legal Services for Immigrants