Public Safety Coordinating Council


  • 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Lane County Juvenile Justice Center
    John Serbu Youth Campus
    2411 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    Carmichael Room
    Eugene, OR 97401
Future Meeting Dates
  • 12/1/2016
  • 1/19/2017
  • 3/16/2017
  • 5/18/2017
  • 9/21/2017
  • 12/7/2017

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Paul Solomon
    Reentry Services
  • Pete Kerns
    Vice Chair
    Chief of Police

Non-Voting Members

  • Jason Jones
    Oregon Youth Authority
  • Steve Mokrohisky
    County Administrator
  • Vonn Schleicher
    Oregon State Police Representative

Voting Members 

  • Douglas Bakke
  • Citizen Member
  • Jay Bozievich
    County Commissioner
  • Stephen Davis
    Citizen Member
  • Donovan Dumire
    Community Corrections Manager
  • Tom English
    Citizen Member
  • Greg Evans
  • Eugene City Councilor
  • Nathaline Frener
    Youth Services Division Manager
  • Karen Gaffney
    Health and Human Services Assistant Director (Health)
  • Louis Gomez
    Oakridge City Manager
  • Tim Laue
    Citizen Member
  • Lisa Nichols
    Health and Human Services Assistant
    Director (Mental Health)
  • Patty Perlow
    District Attorney
  • Karsten Rasmussen
    Circuit Court Presiding Judge
  • Brook Reinhard
    Public Defender
  • Byron Trapp

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.