Youth in Oregon’s justice system should be held accountable for their mistakes. But we all know the value of forgiveness and second chances. When young people cause harm, we need to help them make a positive contribution to society through rehabilitation, education, and opportunity.
Senate Bill 1008 would help bring our youth justice system in line with what we know works. SB 1008 was passed by the Senate on April 16, and now it's on to the House of Representatives.
Use the form below to tell your legislators to support SB 1008 to ensure our youth justice system focuses on accountability and rehabilitation, not on placing youth in adult prisons.
Your State House Representative