Oregon counties bracing for major public safety cuts after lawmakers slash funding

Oregon counties are bracing for significant public safety cuts over the next two years after state lawmakers dramatically reduced funding for community corrections. Hit hardest is Multnomah County. The sheriff’s office and the Department of Community Justice are expecting to see $5. 4 million in reductions. This budget cut will require layoffs to parole and probation staff, reducing the number of available jail beds and reducing supportive services.

Source: Oregon counties bracing for major public safety cuts after lawmakers slash funding