The mission of the Community Justice department is to reduce criminal conduct and help keep residents of Columbia County safe.
We do this by providing evidence-based programming and interventions for adults and juveniles that aim to prevent individuals from re-offending, while also addressing the underlying issues of crime.
Our department partners with community groups and human services agencies, and provides a continuum of supervision, incarceration and programming to manage offender behavior.
We work in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Corrections, the Oregon Youth Authority and local criminal justice agencies. This partnership provides a cost-effective way to hold offenders accountable while assisting them through the process of changing their criminal behavior.
Through these programs, we provide public safety and strive to reduce recidivism while supervising those referred to the Juvenile Division and Adults sentenced to probation, post-prison or parole.