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SOS is Making Progress in 2018/2019 – Law Enforcement: Where We Stand

In 2017, Josephine County made great strides towards being more secure, stable, and sustainable.  Some temporary law enforcement funding measures were approved, the Grants Pass Treatment Center opened its doors to help people with opiate addictions, the Juvenile Justice center is reopening, and more. 

But now, SOS’ largest and most important project lies ahead in 2018-2019 and we could use your help.

The SOS project “Law Enforcement: Where We Stand” will assess all aspects of our local law enforcement and criminal justice programs in Josephine County whether operated by the State, County, or City.  While County Law Enforcement/Justice programs are in rebuilding mode over the next year, SOS can come alongside these programs to assist in planning for the future.

We launched a major fundraising campaign in 2018 and thanks to all the businesses and individuals that have supported SOS in this effort.  SOS signed a $60,000 contract with NPC Research of Portland to conduct this comprehensive study of Josephine County.  We are happy to announce that we reached full funding for this project in June of 2019!

We could use some volunteers to help guide the second phase of this project (the reporting and community outreach phase) and are also taking some final donations towards the outreach phase of the project.

Please click here for instructions on providing a tax-deductible donation to this project.


Securing Our Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3), citizen-led organization dedicated to the mission of providing for a secure, stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon.




2019 Run For The Law!

logo-website10k Run or 5k Walk/Run & Kids’ Dash



Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 8:30 AM

Our 10k run and 5k walk/run course starts and ends at Club Northwest (2160 NW Vine St., Grants Pass, OR)

For race maps, prizes, and all the details for the 2019 Run For The Law please see

SOS Poker Night to Benefit “Law Enforcement: Where We Stand”

Thanks Community for supporting us at the SOS POKER NIGHT!

SOS Poker Night

Thank you so much to the following businesses and individuals that donated prizes to the Poker Tournament!

Harold Hanson Fishing – guided fishing trip for 2 (value $400)
Win-River Casino & Resort overnight stay & dining package ($179)
Salvador Corona – Three Plane Flights over GP
Dutch Bros
Competitive Athletics
Roe Motors
Point S Tire & Auto
Abbys Pizza
NAPA Grants Pass
Glass Forge
Climate City Brewing
Whitehorse Country Store
Wild River Pub
Cigar Cave
Powderhorn Café
Premier Oil Change
The Twisted Cork
Bluestone Bakery
Sassy Scissors
La Burrita
Fiona Bean