The Deschutes County Public Safety Coordinating Council is a product of the 1977 Oregon Community Corrections Act. This landmark legislation is based on the underlying principle that local communities can better manage community-based correctional programs and more effectively supervise the offenders in their community. Oregon Revised Statute 423.560 calls for the creation and duties of local public safety coordinating councils, which are to help facilitate the planning for community corrections services and to keep local Boards of County Commissioners advised of the work being done.
The Deschutes County Public Safety Coordinating Council is comprised of citizen members, criminal and juvenile justice officials, law enforcement officers, elected city and County officials, and relevant public services professionals. The group meets monthly to carry out its responsibilities. All meetings are open to the public.
This website makes available many of the reports, plans, and documents produced by or distributed to PSCC members. These include annual reports, reports by subcommittees and documents from outside agencies. Minutes and materials from the monthly meetings are made available as well. If you are looking for data or analysis on a particular public safety topic or would like to browse through the available materials, please visit our web page or contact a relevant PSCC member. Finally, when available, this website may provide links to some of the sources of the raw data used in the research and creation of many of PSCC's analysis and reports