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Clackamas County Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)

Clackamas County’s LPSCC advises the Board of County Commissioners on the use of state and local resources to appropriately and effectively address the adult and juvenile offender populations and to coordinate policy among all local criminal justice entities.

LPSCC's intent is to create a continuum of sanctions and services for both juvenile and adult offenders that result in a seamless system that emphasizes the prevention of criminal activity and community safety.

Required membership on LPSCC includes the County Sheriff, County District Attorney, a State Court Judge, a Public Defender, Director of Community Corrections, a County Commissioner, Director of the local Juvenile Department, County Public Health Director, representatives of Oregon State Police, Oregon Youth Authority, City Government, as well as lay citizens.

LPSCC meets on a quarterly basis on the third Thursday of the month from 8:30 -10:00 am in room 255 of the Public Services Building.  The meeting schedule for 2012/2013 is as follows:

  • October 18, 2012
  • January 17, 2013
  • April 18, 2013
  • July 18, 2013
  • October 17, 2013

Contact Korene Mather 503-650-5683 for more information.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Workgroup (CIP)

There is increasing evidence at both state and national levels that the current system for addressing the issues facing children whose parents are incarcerated is failing to meet their needs.  A county summit was held in November 2006 that highlighted the trauma that children in this situation experience and, as a result, the Office for Children and Families (now Children, Youth & Families Division), Children’s Justice Alliance, and Clackamas County Community Corrections collaborated to pilot a program that would begin to improve the outcomes for both the children and their families through a one-year grant from United Way of the Columbia Willamette and the personal contribution of Clackamas County Commissioner (now Senator) Martha Schrader.

Although the grant funding officially ended in June 2008, the CIP Workgroup was created as an official subcommittee of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council to continue developing the system in order to more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of these vulnerable children and their families and to identify ways to fund Parenting Inside Out classes in Clackamas County on a long term basis. 

Debbie Martson, a founding member of the CIP Workgroup and a long-time community volunteer and child advocate who helped to spearhead the original initiative passed away in December of 2011.  Because of her generosity and dedication to the effort, she left an endowment to help sustain programming for this population in Clackamas County.

The workgroup includes representatives from:

  • Clackamas County Community Corrections
  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Oregon Youth Authority
  • State DHS
  • Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services
  • Local non-profits
  • North Clackamas School District
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Faith community
  • Clackamas County Mental Health/A&D 
  • Community volunteer
  • Clackamas County Juvenile Department
  • Clackamas Community College
  • CIP program parent
  • Clackamas County Work Release
  • Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

For additional information contact Karen Gorton (503-650-5680).