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How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Examining America's Prisons One Photo At A Time

OPB | Aug. 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Portland-based photo blogger, Pete Brook curates photography about American prisons.

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB | July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

Oregon Has the Lowest Percentage of Prisoners Serving Maximum Sentences

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that less than half a percent of state prisoners serve their maximum sentence.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.

Are Defendants Paying Too Much In Court Fees?

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: Defendants found guilty in criminal cases in Clark County, Washington are paying far more in court fees than their peers around the state.

What Can Be Done To Combat Racism On Juries?

OPB | Aug. 06, 2013

The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

Voting On Public Safety Funding

OPB | May 13, 2013

Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure. 

Kip Kinkel's Defense Appeals Sentence

OPB | April 30, 2013

The defense attorney of convicted school shooter, Kip Kinkel, is requesting a new sentencing hearing.