Notes from June 25, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

We had another great meeting!  Thank you to everyone who continues to fight for this community.

Topics of discussion:

Guardian Dinner Update – Shane Simon:  Our local employees working in our criminal justice system are fighting a local war against crime and they haven’t been provided the resources they need to fight the war.  This will be a great event to show appreciation to our community’s guardians and show them we’re working hard to get them what they need to win the war. Continue reading Notes from June 25, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County, Story #3

Victims’ Voices of Josephine County

By K. David Smith

This column is the third in a series that aims to give the human perspective behind the crisis in criminal justice funding in Josephine County, Oregon. For further background about this series, the background behind it, and the stories of other people who have been affected by the loss of public safety funding in the County, please click here:

http://securingoursafety.org/victim-crime-stats/

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In the Northwest neighborhood of Grants Pass, not far from Highland Elementary School, a woman in her late sixties enters her house. She carries in her groceries, puts down her keys. It is the middle of the day. She has no reason to suspect anything out of the ordinary. Continue reading Victims’ Voices of Josephine County, Story #3

SOS Public Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our meeting this week is today: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Newman United Methodist Church located at 132 NE B Street in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM until 6:15 PM.

Agenda Items include:

·      The Grants Pass City Levy (Liaison)

·      Multi-Tier Tax District Proposal/What the City is doing in the immediate future (Pat Fahey/Kris Woodburn/John McCafferty)

·      Guardian Dinner Update (Shane Simon) Continue reading SOS Public Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Notes from June 18, 2013 SOS Public Meeting

Great Meeting Tuesday!

At the beginning of the meeting, sadly, we read Deputy District Attorney Rafael Caso’s Resignation Letter:

Dear Friends,

Recently I was presented with one of the harder decisions of my legal career.  As many of you know, six years ago I started working for the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office with the intention of making Grants Pass my home.  Continue reading Notes from June 18, 2013 SOS Public Meeting