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Public Defense Caseload Forecast

Senate Bill 337 (2023) transferred the responsibility for forecasting public defense caseloads and eligible adults and juveniles from the Office of Public Defense Services to the Office of Economic Analysis. The first OEA public defense forecast is due to be published by April 15, 2024. Please feel free to contact Michael Kennedy at 971-678-5595 or on matters regarding the Public Defense Forecast.

The Office of Economic Analysis has commissioned a technical workgroup to determine the nature of the office's forecast output, identify data requirements and review potential methodologies. The workgroup held its first meeting on Oct. 4 to determine the nature of OEA's forecast output. OEA is currently working with the Judicial Department and the Office of Public Defense Services to develop datasets to inform the forecast process.   


Oct. 4, 2023 meeting materials:

Meeting presentation

Meeting Summary

Future meeting dates TBD.

Technical Workgroup membership:

Michael Kennedy                            Office of Economic Analysis
Mark McMullen                               Office of Economic Analysis
Ken Sanchagrin                              Criminal Justice Commission
Kelly Officer                                    Criminal Justice Commission
Jessica Roeser (Basinger)             Judicial Department
Ralph Amador                                Office of Public Defense Services
Shelley Dillon                                 Office of Public Defense Services
Shannon Flowers                           Office of Public Defense Services
Wendy Landers                              Oregon State Police
Zack Gehringer                              Department of Administrative Services
John Borden                                   Legislative Fiscal Office
Constantin Severe                          Governor's Office