Public Safety Coordinating Council

2020 Meeting Dates

January 16, March 19, May 21, September 17, November 5

Current Meetings

PSCC Meeting

Charnelton Building
151 West 7th Avenue, Room 258
Eugene, Oregon

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PSCC Juvenile Committee Meeting

MLK Education Center, Juvenile Justice Center
John Serbu Youth Campus
2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene

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All PSCC Committee Meetings

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Budget Committee
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Juvenile Committee
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Reentry Task Force
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Workplan Workgroup
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Members
Officers
  • Paul Solomon
    Chair
    Reentry Services
  • Jay Bozievich
    Vice Chair
    County Commissioner
Non-Voting Members
  • Jason Jones
    Oregon Youth Authority
  • Ryan Martin
    Oregon State Police Representative
  • Steve Mokrohisky
    County Administrator

Voting Members

  • Dan Buckwald
    Citizen Member
  • Donovan Dumire
    Community Corrections Manager
  • Tom English
    Citizen Member
  • Lucy Vinis
    Eugene Mayor
  • Karen Gaffney
    Health & Human Services, Director
  • Clifton Harrold
    Sheriff
  • Denis Hijmans
    Citizen Member
  • Suzanne Hughes
    Acting Youth Services Division Manager

  • Richard Lewis
    Chief, Springfield Police Department
  • Patty Perlow
    District Attorney
  • Brook Reinhard
    Public Defender
  • Erin Reynolds
    Florence City Manager
  • Chris Skinner
    Chief, Eugene Police Department
  • Sarah Stewart
    Victim Services Representative
  • Debra Vogt
    Circuit Court Presiding Judge
  • Jocelyn Warren
    Public Health Manager


Overview
The Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC), a regional advisory council for the Board of County Commissioners, is charged with ensuring every effort is taken to effectively use resources to prevent crime, reduce crime, and increase the sense of safety within our communities. The PSCC strategy for meeting their charge is 3 fold:
  • Have a mechanism to monitor system progress that allows PSCC to know how well it is doing in meeting its charge.
  • Explore and implement appropriate governance models that increase system efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Make sure there is a continuum of programs and services that promote healthy behavior, ensure the ability to protect the community, and hold offenders accountable.
State Bill 1145
In 1995, Oregon voters passed Measure 11 to increase prison time for violent crimes, sending more people to state prisons for a longer time. This led to creating the local public safety coordinating councils to help communities cope with offenders locally. Each county in Oregon is mandated, through SB 1145 (PDF) to have a local Public Safety Coordinating Council. Most PSCCs do not have dedicated staff. In Lane County, we are fortunate that some of the SB 1145 money that comes from the state to the county for incarceration and supervision of offenders under local control has been set aside for planning and system wide coordination. Currently, Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield have an intergovernmental agreement with the Lane Council of Governments to staff the Lane County Public Coordinating Council.

Agency Cooperation
The PSCC works to bring together agencies that are interested in public safety to assure that policies and programs work in a coordinated manner across jurisdictional lines and in sync with one another. There are many different agencies that work to create safe communities, manage offenders, and assist victims. All of these different agencies work together to create a system that is effective, easy to use, and able to adapt to the needs of our communities.