Public Engagement

The program is working hard to engage a wide range of residents, businesses, and organizations to gather input. Stay up-to-date on program developments and future public engagement opportunities by signing up for our email list!

Upcoming Public Engagement Opportunities

Thank you for joining us during our first round of public engagement from July 2021 and January 2022! Continue to watch for updates for the second round of public engagement opportunities that will continue in 2022. 

Past Public Engagement Opportunities

Thank you for joining us and providing your feedback and ideas during our first round of public engagement between July 2021 and January 2022. Please see our Public Involvement Report and the Report Appendix for a full summary of 2021 public engagement. 

January 20, 2022 Virtual Community Meeting

The Justice System Improvement Program held a Virtual Community Meeting on Thursday, January 20. View the Zoom presentation.

October 13, 2021 Virtual Community Meeting

The Justice System Improvement Program held a Virtual Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 13. View the Zoom presentation below.

 

September 8, 2021 Virtual Community Meeting

The Justice System Improvement Program held its first Virtual Community Meeting on Wednesday, September 8. View the Zoom presentation below.

 

Speaking Engagements and Small Group Discussions

See below for a list of speaking engagements and meetings conducted and/or planned for the fall of 2021. We are adding engagements to this list as we schedule them.

Organization or Group Date of Presentation
Albany Police Department 7/27/21
Corvallis Police Department 8/12/21
Corvallis Chamber of Commerce 9/3/21
Downtown Corvallis Association 8/18/21
Grand Oaks Neighborhood 9/29/21
Health and Social Services Providers 8/12/21, 8/17/21 & 8/19/21
H.O.P.E. Advisory Board 9/22/21
Leadership Corvallis 10/14/21
League of Women Voters 9/20/21
Linn-Benton Hispanic Advisory Council 8/31/21
Living Southtown 7/29/21
Mental Health, Addictions and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (MHADDAC) 9/7/21
Municipalities and OSU  7/26/21 & 8/4/21
NAACP 9/21/21
Spanish speaking residents and organizations 9/17/21
Visit Corvallis 9/23/21
West Hills Neighborhood Association 8/8/21
Willamette Criminal Justice Council 9/15/21
Willamette Landing 9/13/21, 10/14/21

 

Public Engagement Goals

The public engagement goals for this phase of the program are to:

  • Raise awareness about the County’s approach to embracing prevention, treatment and accountability in the justice system.
  • Gather perspectives about the Justice System Improvement Program from both involved community members and the general public, including people who usually don’t attend public meetings.
  • Listen carefully to people regarding program purpose, goals, and questions.
  • Hear from a broad and diverse group of people; consider all input, not just the loudest opinions.
  • Thoughtfully consider community input, respond in a timely way, and explain the reasoning behind program decisions.
  • Build community trust as a strong foundation for the program.
  • Determine the elements of a bond measure for the Justice System Improvement Program.