HOT TOPIC – Juvenile Ballot Measure 11 Cases

In June 2016, District Attorney Underhill implemented a new policy aimed to safely reduce the number of young people (ages 15 -17) prosecuted under Oregon’s Ballot Measure 11 mandatory sentencing scheme.  Results of the change in policy are very positive – with more work to be done concerning efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.  Below you will find links to the MCDA Office Policy, the 2017 Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Program Report, and several news articles about the policy change:

In 2014, District Attorney Underhill chose to increase opportunities for youth convicted under Ballot Measure 11 to avail themselves of the Oregon’s Second Look process.  Below you will find links to the 2014 MCDA Policy and to an Oregonlive article: