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Grant Programs

The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) has administered a variety of grants since 2005. The CJC has administered 22 state funded Drug Court Grants since 2006. In 2009, the duties of the Commission were expanded when Governor Kulongoski appointed the CJC as the State Administering Agency (SAA) for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
The purpose of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state and local criminal justice systems by providing a centralized and impartial forum for statewide policy development and planning. Per ORS 137.656 (5) the Commission may apply for grants and award grants for the purpose of carrying out the duties of the Commission.

JRJ Loan Repayment Program: Change in State Administering Agency
Please note that 2012-13 was the last year that the Criminal Justice Commission administered the JR Justice Loan Repayment program. The Oregon Department of Justice is the new State administering Agency for the JR Justice Loan Repayment Program.
The program contact person for the 2013-14 cycle of program is:
Cathy Oliverio Relang
CVSD Fund Coordinator for OJD


As the State Administering Agency of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, the CJC is responsible for maintaining compliance with Federal and State requirements. In an effort to help grant recipients negotiate the requirements, CJC Grant Program staff have prepared the Grants Management Handbook. CJC Grant Recipients may find many of the answers to their questions in the Handbook. 

November 2013 Training Webinar and PowerPoint

  • REMEMBER The RFR must reflect all program expenditures that are reported as either grant or match funds. A detailed spreadsheet for supporting documentation must be included for all funds listing all expenditures by category, separated by match (if applicable) and grant expenses. This spreadsheet should also include a breakdown of expenditures for any sub award/contractual costs incurred during the quarter.  Your backup documentation and invoices need to be maintained within your files and will be subject to review during on-site monitoring visits.

Grants Management Handbook (2014)
Appendix A - Program Income Report (PIR)
Appendix B - State of Oregon Travel Expense Detail
Appendix C - Audit Certification
Appendix D - RFR Spreadsheet 


The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) is developing a peer review process to assist in the alignment of Oregon specialty court programs with national best practices. The CJC has drafted a set of standards to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our treatment courts throughout the state. These standards are research-based, organized on the foundation of the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts, and include guidelines for policies and practices that will help ensure that our programs increase access to treatment and other needed services, reduce recidivism, and are cost effective.

Peer Review Binder
Peer Review Portfolio 
     *To extract files in the Portfolio, use the (down arrow) in the bottom right of the icon
Specialty Court Standards (coming soon)
Example Implementation of Phases

Currently there are no available Grant Opportunities. Please contact Grant Program staff with any questions. 

The CJC places a high value on evaluating the programs it funds to guide public safety investment decisions. Program evaluation is closely tied to our efforts to "improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state and local criminal justice systems."

The following evaluations have been completed of CJC funded programs:

Offender Re-Entry Evaluation (2011)
Statewide Drug Court Study (2011)
Jackson Co. Family Court Report (2010)
Marion Co. Family Court Report (2010)