About the Criminal Justice Commission

The mission of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission is to improve the legitimacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of state and local criminal justice systems.

We do this by:

  • Providing a centralized and impartial forum for statewide policy development and planning;
  • Developing a long-range public safety plan for Oregon;
  • Analyzing capacity and use of state prisons and local jails, implementation of community corrections programs and methods to reduce future criminal conduct;
  • Funding and evaluating Oregon drug courts;
  • Conducting research;
  • Developing fiscal and racial / ethnic impact estimate of crime-related legislation;
  • Providing a statistical and data clearinghouse for criminal justice;
  • Administering Oregon felony sentencing guidelines; and
  • Staffing the Public Safety Task Force and other advisory committees.

Annual Performance Progress Report - 2016

Executive Director

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Michael Schmidt

Mike Schmidt came to the CJC directly from his previous role as a prosecutor in Multnomah County. Mike also previously served as counsel for the Oregon House and Senate Judiciary Committees. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2008, and before that taught high school social studies in New Orleans for two years after graduating from Vassar College.

Mike was appointed to be the Executive Director of the CJC at the beginning of 2015. He has subsequently been elected to be the Vice President of the National Criminal Justice Association and elected to the board of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions. As the Executive Director he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency program areas as well as working closely with the Governor and Legislature on matters of public safety policy.

Administrative Rules
  • ORS 137.651 - 137.680
  • Develop and maintain a state criminal justice policy and comprehensive, long-range plan
  • Conduct studies
  • Provide criminal justice data to federal agencies, and serve as a clearinghouse for information
  • Provide TA to LPSCC
  • Report on Fiscal and Racial / Ethnic impact of pending legislation
  • Fund & expand drug court programs
  • Maintain and update sentencing guidelines
  • Annual LPSCC report, Avoided Costs Report by Jan 1 - odd numbered years, Annual Asset Forfeiture Report
  1. Justice Reinvestment
  2. Specialty Courts
  3. Evaluation
  4. Legislative Analysis
    • Fiscal Analysis
    • Racial / Ethnic Impact
  5. Additional Grant Administration
    • State Administering Agency
    • Statistical Analysis Center
  6. Reporting Requirements
  7. Asset Forfeiture
  8. Administration of Sentencing Guidelines
  • Staff Task Force on Public Safety and subcommittees
  • Staff Grant Review Committee
  • Provide JRI Liaison to associations and public safety stakeholders
  • Administer Grant Program
  • Provide county and regional data
  • Track performance measures
  • Provide technical assistance for all aspects of the bill

The Commission

Robert Ball, Chair - CEO Robert Ball Companies

Robert Ball is one of Portland's leading developers and has been a successful real estate investor, developer, manager, and owner. He brings a unique combination of development talent and experience in land planning, entitlement processing, market and feasibility analysis, design and construction, and the essential operational components of real estate investment. Robert negotiates and manages acquisitions, property analysis, development profitability forecasts, acquisition feasibility, market conditions, property due diligence, and overall project and real estate product concepts. His career has spanned over 25 years, creating large scale projects along with the formation of real estate development, sales, and management companies.

Robert volunteers as a reserve police officer for the Portland Police Bureau and holds the rank of Commander. He was awarded the Police Medal (for valor,) two Distinguished Service Awards from the Oregon Peace Officers Association, and many other commendations and citations. He has served on Portland's Charter Commission, several nonprofit boards, and has been active in civic, neighborhood and community projects. He won the 1997 NW Examiner Award for Public Safety and was listed on the Business Journal's prestigious 40 Under 40 list for outstanding leadership in business and civic affairs.

Sebastian Tapia - Associate Counsel, Lane County

Sebastian Tapia possesses a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has been a member of the Oregon Bar since 2004. Sebastian began practicing law in Oregon as a prosecuting attorney with the Polk County District Attorney's Office and Lane County District Attorney's Office. His areas of specialty included child abuse and domestic violence prosecution. Sebastian is admitted to practice in Federal District Court, and in his current job with Lane County Counsel, as primary litigation attorney for the Corrections Division of the Lane County Sheriff's Office, he successfully defends the Sheriff's Office and its deputies in civil lawsuits filed in Federal District Court. Sebastian is an active volunteer attorney with Lane County Legal Aid and serves on the Board of Directors for ShelterCare.

Wally Hicks - Legal Counsel, Josephine County

Wally Hicks presently serves the community as Josephine County's elected Legal Counsel. Following service as a U.S. Marine in the Iraq War, he completed law school and prosecuted criminal cases as a Deputy District Attorney. He then served in the Oregon House of Representatives for two terms. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and of the University of Oregon School of Law.

Rob Bovett - Legal Counsel, Associated Oregon Counties

Rob Bovett currently serves as Legal Counsel for the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC), where he primarily works on policy matters relating to governance, elections, ocean issues, and drugs. He previously served as the elected District Attorney (2009-2014) and appointed Assistant County Counsel (1992-2009) for Lincoln County, Oregon. He is the author of many of Oregon's drug laws, including those relating to meth lab control. Mr. Bovett created numerous state and local initiatives that provide science-based solutions to problems caused by substance abuse, such as HOPE and other diversionary programs. He has authored many opinion pieces on drug policy, including those published by The Oregonian and The New York Times, has provided over 500 presentations regarding drug policy, and has appeared on numerous programs, such as Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and PBS NewsHour and FRONTLINE.

Jessica Kampfe - Public Defender and Executive Director

Jessica Kampfe, received a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Vermont in 2002. She earned her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2006 and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in September of that year. She began her practice as a criminal defense attorney at Metropolitan Public Defender in Washington County and Multnomah County from 2006 until 2009. In 2010, Ms. Kampfe joined the Public Defender of Marion County. As a trial attorney she represented hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. In her advocacy Ms. Kampfe strives to provide clients with high quality representation and to always treat her clients with dignity while empowering them to make informed decisions in their cases. Ms. Kampfe became the executive director of the Public Defender of Marion County in 2015. As the executive director Ms. Kampfe overseas the public defenders office and collaborates with state and local public safety stakeholders to improve criminal justice systems while protecting the rights of the accused.

Rod Underhill - District Attorney, Multnomah County

Rod Underhill has spent his professional career protecting the people of Multnomah County. A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, he originally wanted to become an FBI agent but decided against it when he found out the FBI would tell him where he had to live. Rod wasn't willing to risk parting with the Northwest.

Rod joined the Multnomah County District Attorney's office as a certified law student in 1987. He served as a deputy prosecutor from 1988 to 2007 and as Chief Deputy from 2007 until he took the office of District Attorney on January 1, 2013.

Rod has prosecuted thousands of cases, and is best known for his tireless advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims, child sexual abuse victims, combating gang violence and human trafficking and supporting crime victim's rights. Throughout his career, he won major cases against some of Oregon's most violent gang members, drug dealers and killers, including the killers of middle school student Melissa Bittler, YWCA employee Yolanda Panek and mother of four, Asia Bell.

He has won awards and commendations from the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon Department of Public Safety and Standards and the Oregon Domestic Violence Council. In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society honored Rod as one of Oregon's distinguished trial attorneys. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recognized Rod for his tireless work on Oregon House Bill 3194 which seeks to responsibly cut prison costs and control future growth while also reinvesting in prevention, re-entry and victims services.

From the Multnomah County District Attorney Bio

Kiki Parker-Rose - Community Corrections Director, Klamath County

Kiki Parker-Rose was raised in Eastern Oregon. After high school graduation, she attended Southern Oregon State College, now Southern Oregon University, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology.
She began her career in Klamath County in October, 1992 as a Transitional Services Coordinator. She became a Parole and Probation Officer in September 1993 and provided supervision for a variety of caseloads. In 2001, she was promoted to Supervisor and was responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of parole and probation services.
Kiki received a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management in 2006 and was promoted to the Director of Klamath County Community Corrections in June 2010.
Kiki is a member of both the Oregon Association of Community Corrections Directors (OACCD) Executive and Legislative Committees.
She is the Co-Chair of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, is the liaison between the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee and was appointed by the BOCC to the Klamath County Advisory Committee.
Kiki is a Court Appointed Special Advocated (CASA) and is involved in Klamath Promise, which is a community effort to keep children in school. Kiki and her husband Rich have two daughters.

Floyd Prozanski - Senator, North Douglas and South Lane Counties

Floyd was first elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1994. He served in the House of Representatives between 1995-2000 and 2003. Floyd was appointed to represent Oregon Senate District 4 in 2003. He was elected in 2004 to complete the current term and reelected in 2006.

Floyd graduated from Texas A&M University and later earned a law degree from the South Texas College of Law. An avid cyclist and home-brewer, he lives in Eugene with his wife. When the Legislature is not in session, Floyd works as a municipal prosecutor and serves on various boards and commissions.

Duane Stark - Representative, Grants Pass

Representative Stark is a Pastor of Local and Global Outreach at River Valley Community Church in Grants Pass. Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Representative Stark went on to complete a bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon and master's from Multnomah University. He is a community advocate and planner, coordinating volunteers and non-profit organizations to work with local governments.

Representative Stark's professional background includes Community Service Supervisor for Josephine County Parks and Recreation, Inner-City At-Risk Youth Director for World Impact, Supervisor for Kairos Residential Psychiatric Treatment Center, a fitness club manager and sheet metal fabricator.

In the community, Representative Stark has conducted seminars for Josephine County focusing on crime prevention and emergency preparedness. He has also served on the FireWise Advisory Committee in the Grants Pass area to prevent losses from wildfires. He was an organizer for a community wide program called SERVE GP, Director of A.C.T (Abolish Child Trafficking) Southern Oregon, and leader for K.I.D.S in Uganda to help rescue orphans. In addition, Representative Stark was involved in CAFAY, the Community Alliance for At-risk Youth. He has participated in the Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Eagle Point and the Upper Rogue Chamber.

Representative Stark has been married to his wife for more than 10 years, they are the proud parents of three children and have been certified foster parents for several years.

For archived commission minutes, contact Julie Vaughn.

Statutory Powers and Duties

137.656 Purpose and duties of commission; rules.

  1. 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.
  2. The primary duty of the commission is to develop and maintain a state criminal justice policy and comprehensive, long-range plan for a coordinated state criminal justice system that encompasses public safety, offender accountability, crime reduction and prevention and offender treatment and rehabilitation. The plan must include, but need not be limited to, recommendations regarding:
  3. Capacity, utilization and type of state and local prison and jail facilities;
  4. Implementation of community corrections programs;
  5. Alternatives to the use of prison and jail facilities;
  6. Appropriate use of existing facilities and programs;
  7. Whether additional or different facilities and programs are necessary;
  8. Methods of assessing the effectiveness of juvenile and adult correctional programs, devices and sanctions in reducing future criminal conduct by juvenile and adult offenders;
  9. Methods of reducing the risk of future criminal conduct; and
  10. The effective utilization of local public safety coordinating councils.
  11. Other duties of the commission are:
  12. To conduct joint studies by agreement with other state agencies, boards or commissions on any matter within the jurisdiction of the commission.
  13. To provide Oregon criminal justice analytical and statistical information to federal agencies and serve as a clearinghouse and information center for the collection, preparation, analysis and dissemination of information on state and local sentencing practices.
  14. To provide technical assistance and support to local public safety coordinating councils.
  15. To receive grant applications to start or expand drug court programs as defined in ORS 3.450, to make rules to govern the grant process and to award grant funds according to the rules.
  16. The commission shall establish by rule the information that must be submitted under ORS 137.010 (9) and the methods for submitting the information. A rule adopted under this subsection must be approved by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court before it takes effect.
    [1995 c.420 1997 c.433 1999 c.1053 2005 c.10 2005 c.503 2005 c.706 2007 c.71 2007 c.682]
  17. The commission may:
  18. Apply for and receive gifts and grants from any public or private source.
  19. Award grants from funds appropriated by the Legislative Assembly to the commission or from funds otherwise available from any other source, for the purpose of carrying out the duties of the commission.
  20. Adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this subsection.

Note: See note under 137.651.

137.657 [1989 c.790 repealed by 1995 c.420]

137.658 Authority of chairperson to create committees within commission.

  1. The chairperson of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission may create any committees within the commission as the chairperson may think necessary. Persons who are not commission members may be appointed as members to serve on the committees with the approval of the commission.
  2. The chairperson shall appoint members of committees created under this section in such a manner as to ensure representation from all segments of the criminal justice system that are affected by the work of the committee. In selecting members for committee assignments, the chairperson shall consider, but is not limited to, representatives from the following:
  3. The Attorney General;
  4. The Director of the Department of Corrections;
  5. The chairperson of the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision;
  6. The Superintendent of State Police;
  7. The chief administrative employee of the Psychiatric Security Review Board;
  8. The Director of Human Services;
  9. The Director of the Oregon Youth Authority;
  10. Trial judges;
  11. Judges of the Oregon Supreme Court or Court of Appeals;
  12. Majority and minority parties of the House of Representatives and the Senate;
  13. District attorneys;
  14. Criminal defense attorneys;
  15. County sheriffs;
  16. County commissioners;
  17. County community corrections directors;
  18. Chiefs of police;
  19. Victims of crime;
  20. The public at large;
  21. The director of a nonprofit entity created for the purpose of increasing understanding of the adult and juvenile justice systems and promotion of effective policies for prevention and control of crime; and
  22. Private contract providers.

[1995 c.420 1997 c.433 2001 c.900]

Note: See note under 137.651.

Other Statutory Authority: ORS 137.651: Definitions. As used in ORS 137.654, 137.656 and 137.658:
  1. "Commission" means the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.
  2. "Criminal justice system" includes all activities and agencies, whether state or local, public or private, pertaining to the prevention, prosecution and defense of offenses, the disposition of offenders under the criminal law and the disposition or treatment of juveniles adjudicated to have committed an act which, if committed by an adult, would be a crime. The "criminal justice system" includes police, public prosecutors, defense counsel, courts, correction systems, mental health agencies, crime victims and all public and private agencies providing services in connection with those elements, whether voluntarily, contractually or by order of a court.
    [1985 c.558 s.1; 1995 c.420 s.4; 1997 c.433 s.1]

ORS 137.661 Agency cooperation with Commission All Officers, boards, commissions and other agencies of the State of Oregon shall cooperate with the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to accomplish the duties imposed upon the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

Oregon Criminal Justice Commission
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Phone: (503) 378-4830
Fax: (503) 378-4861
Email: cjc@oregon.gov

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Staff Directory

Name Position Contact Info
Michael Schmidt Executive Director (503) 602-0640
Julie Vaughn Executive Assistant (503) 378-8487
Angel Pairan Agency Assistant (503) 378-4830
Ross Caldwell JRI Liaison (503) 378-6229
Tiffany Quintero Operations Analyst (503) 991-3290
Bridget Budbill Pretrial Program Analyst (503) 373-7511
Ian Davidson JRI Grant Analyst (503) 378-6374
Rita Rehome-Myers Specialty Court Grant Analyst (503) 378-2655
John Fitzgerald Alcohol and Drug Program (503) 871-1029
Ken Sanchagrin Research Director (503) 373-7449
Kelly Officer Senior Research Analyst (503) 378-6224
Courtney Riggs Research Analyst (503) 378-6291
Siobhan McAlister Research Analyst (503) 378-2654
Michael Weinerman Research Analyst (503) 373-7495
Mona McMullen Fiscal Analyst (503) 378-8488
Alex Pichel Technical Lead (503) 378-4850



2017 FBI Uniform Crime Reports for Oregon

This report shows the number of property index and violent index crimes reported in Oregon and nationwide.

September 2018


Task Force on Public Safety - September 2018 Report

Executive Summary

Preliminary report to the Oregon Legislature. The Task Force has three areas of inquiry: (1) studying pretrial incarceration; (2) studying the impact of criminal fines and fees; and (3) reviewing the implementation of the Justice Reinvestment program. A status report on each of those facets follows.

September 2018


Possession of Controlled Substances Report

Executive Summary

This report shows changes in possession of controlled substances sentencing as a result of HB 2355.

September 2018


Oregon Recidivism Analysis

This report is released twice a year in a series of comprehensive statewide analysis using the definition of adult recidivism in HB 3194 (codified in ORS 423.557). The most recent data available is included, and the statewide recidivism analysis is provided in this report.

May 2018


Results First Report

CJC's Results First report for the Oregon Department of Corrections.

February 2018


Short-Term Transitional Leave Program in Oregon

A look at 3-year, 2-year, and 1-year recidivism rates for participants of the STTL program from 2014-2017.

January 2018


HB 3078 Impact Report

Report to study the impact of HB 3078 on prison utilization, recidivism and public safety

January 2018


Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot Program

This report by DOC and DHS will provide you with the program history, 2017 legislative updates and amendments, and participation numbers to date.

January 2018



Juvenile System Recidivism Analysis December 2017

Report of Oregon juvenile justice system recidivism rates by race, ethnicity, and gender.

December 2017


Recidivism Report November 2017

This report is released twice a year in a series of comprehensive statewide analysis using the definition of adult recidivism in HB 3194 (codified in ORS 423.557). The most recent data available is included, and the statewide recidivism analysis is provided in this report.

November 2017


2016 FBI UCR Oregon Report

2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report for Oregon

September 2017


CJC Reentry Report - Authored by OSLC

Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Reentry Programs in Washington and Linn Counties

August 2017


Recidivism Report May 2017

Semi-annual report of Oregon recidivism rates, current through the second cohort of 2013. Includes additional analysis of recidivism rates by crime type and gender.

May 2017


Short-Term Transitional Leave Program in Oregon (March Update)

Report of performance measures and recidivism outcomes for Short-Term Transitional Leave (STTL) Program participants.

March 2017



Justice Reinvestment Cost Avoidance Report

Report to the Justice Reinvestment Grant Review Committee, and Legislative Assembly, that effectively identifies the avoided costs to state government, and the increased costs to local government, resulting from the passage of HB 3194 (2013).

December 2016


Oregon Recidivism Analysis

Semi-annual report of Oregon recidivism rates, current through the first cohort of 2013. Includes additional analysis of recidivism rates for those convicted of felony drug crimes.

November 2016


Task Force on Public Safety - 2016 Report

Task Force on Public Safety Justice Reinvestment Report to the Legislative Assembly that includes the findings of the Task Force and recommendations for legislation.

October 2016


Oregon Juvenile Justice System Recidivism Analysis

Report of Oregon juvenile justice system recidivism rates.

July 2016


Oregon Recidivism Analysis

Semi-annual report of Oregon recidivism rates, current through the second cohort of 2012.

May 2016


Short-Term Transitional Leave Program in Oregon

Report of performance measures and recidivism outcomes for Short-Term Transitional Leave (STTL) Program participants.

January 2016



Oregon Recidivism Analysis

Semi-annual report of Oregon recidivism rates, current through the first cohort of 2012. Includes additional analysis of recidivism rates by gender, age, race, crime type, and risk to recidivate level.

November 2015


Justice Reinvestment Implementation in Oregon

Report on the implementation of several key areas of HB 3194 (2013), including sentencing reforms and the Justice Reinvestment Grant Program.

June 2015


Oregon Recidivism Analysis

The first of a series of semi-annual reports of Oregon recidivism rates, current through the first cohort of 2011.

May 2015


CJC and NPC M57 Drug Court Evaluation

Randomized controlled trial of Measure 57 Intensive Drug Court for Property Offenders that includes process, interviews, costs, and outcomes.

March 2015


Research Brief M57 Outcomes Highlights

Research brief of outcomes highlights for randomized controlled trial of Measure 57 Intensive Drug Court for Property Offenders.

March 2015



Measure 57 Intensive Drug Court Preliminary Outcome Evaluation

Preliminary outcome evaluation for Measure 57 Intensive Drug Court for Property Offenders.

June 2014



Reentry Resource Centers Preliminary Evaluation

Preliminary evaluation of reentry resource centers in Multnomah, Lane, and Klamath Counties.

March 2013



Commission on Public Safety Report to the Governor

Commission on Public Safety Report to the Governor that includes an extensive review of Oregon sentencing and corrections data, and recommendations to the Legislature.

December 2012



Commission on Public Safety Report to the Governor

Commission on Public Safety Report to the Governor that includes specific concepts on comprehensive public safety policy for consideration by the public and policy makers.

December 2011


Offender Reentry Programs Preliminary Evaluation

Preliminary evaluation of offender reentry programs in Multnomah, Jackson, Washington, and Josephine Counties.

July 2011


Mandatory Minimums in Oregon

A longitudinal study of the application of Measures 11 and mandatory minimums in Oregon.

March 2011


Oregon Statewide Drug Court Evaluation

Report submitted by NPC on Oregon Drug Courts including outcomes, costs, and promising practices.

March 2011


Marion County Family Drug Court Evaluation

Report submitted by NPC on Marion County Family Drug Court including process, outcome, and cost evaluation.

June 2010


Jackson County Family Drug Court Evaluation

Report submitted by NPC on Jackson County Family Drug Court including process, outcome, and cost evaluation.

June 2010



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The State of Oregon offers an excellent benefits package. You can view a brief description of the benefits at State of Oregon Employment Benefits.

The CJC employs 15 staff and operates with a biennial budget of $74.6 million Total Funds ($64.8 million General Fund).

The CJC strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. The Agency fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

Tiffany Quintero - (503) 991-3290
Operations Administrator

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Email comments to julie.vaughn@oregon.gov