Karen James speaks with Amy Davidson, Partnership for Safety and Justice Crime Survivor Program; and Alexxis Robinson Woods, executive director of Call to Safety, Portland's domestic and sexual violence crisis line. They discuss what crime survivors of color need after experiencing violence.
Call to Safety (formerly Portland Women’s Crisis Line) is a survivor-led service that supports and empowers survivors as they seek safety and healing from domestic violence and sexual assaults. Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy. Alexxis Robinson Woods, formerly with Bradley Angle 24-hour crisis line, shares her perspective of how the public safety system can best serve diverse communities of women.
Amy Davidson, PSJ Crime Survivor Program, discusses a new PSJ report “When We Tell Our Stories, how survivors of color are most harmed and least helped by the public safety system.” Through her years of experience supporting and advocating on behalf of crime survivors, she has developed an understanding of intersectionality complexity of crime victim and survivor work.
Bills introduced to the 2021 Oregon legislature with a focus on crime survivors: HB2002, which would reform Measure 11 mandatory sentencing laws, transform parole and probation, implement more equitable responses to crime, and invest more in culturally specific programs and crime survivor services. HB3088 introduced at the request of Sex Workers Project, would invalidate the state's prostitution statutes, decriminalizing those engaged in selling sex, their customers, and third parties.
Crisis Line: 1.888.235.5333
HB3088 Repeals crimes of prostitution, commercial sexual solicitation and promoting prostitution. https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB3088
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