In today’s society, the criminal justice reform movement faces many difficult challenges. Mandatory sentences for first-time offenders are fast filling existing prisons within a system that is already over budget and without funds. The severe economic problems faced by the state of Oregon, together with the lack of funds for education, rehabilitation, and treatment programs for prisoners, makes the work of those of us dedicated to advocating for reforms in the criminal justice system more important than ever.
Our mission at Oregon CURE is to reduce crime by advocating for effective criminal justice policies and programs. Oregon CURE encourages pro-family policy throughout the corrections system in improved visiting guidelines and pre-release programs. We advocate to improve treatment programs, broaden education and job training, reform sentencing laws and parole guidelines, advocate for legislation that promotes effective corrections policies, and support effective transition programs from prison back into the community. Toward this end, we:
- Maintain a library of publications that we provide to anyone who needs assistance in dealing with prison and corrections issues;
- Maintain a website listing available publications and other pertinent information;
- Publish a quarterly newsletter, which we provide free of charge to members, adults in custody, and others interested in requesting it;
- Provide quarterly orientations to the Oregon corrections system, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Corrections, to families and friends of recently imprisoned loved ones; and
- Hold monthly regional support group meetings for families and friends of people in prison.
As a small organization, your membership really makes a difference to us! To make a donation of whatever amount you can afford to Oregon CURE, click here to open the membership form, print it out and mail it to:Oregon CURE 1631 NE Broadway # 460 Portland, OR 97232
An annual donation secures your membership in Oregon CURE and helps us cover our costs incurred while advocating for effective criminal justice policies, procedures, and programs. You will be placed on our mailing list and receive our regular newsletter. If you have a loved-one incarcerated, we encourage you to make an annual donation on their behalf and we will extend to them the same benefits as you.
- Adult In Custody $3.00
- Individual $15
- Family $25
- Sustaining Member $50 – $100
- Sponsoring Member $100 – $250
- Benefactor $250 and above
Oregon CURE is incorporated in Oregon as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.