OUR MISSION: The Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute (CJPRI) is housed within the Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) in the College of Urban and Public Affairs’ Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Its mission is to facilitate informed decision making by engaging in and disseminating the results of applied research studies that help build knowledge about effective approaches to preventing and controlling crime.
The CJPRI fulfills this mission through several major activities: (1) serving as a research resource for the Oregon Legislative Assembly and other units of state and local government as outlined in Senate Bill 240, (2), seeking funding support for and administering research projects conducted by CCJ Division faculty, (3) disseminating the research of the CJPRI and the broader CCJ faculty and (4) providing a web-based resource designed to provide Oregon policy makers a forum for exploring criminal justice policy and practice issues using objective, performance-based criteria.
To learn more about CJPRI visit the CJPRI website. In addition, you can read highlights of CJPRI activities by linking here to the annual CJPRI Newletters.