Public Safety Coordinating Council Contacts

E-mail PSCC

Lane Council of Governments
859 Willamette Street, Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401

Lane County Administration
Public Service Building
125 E. 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Public Safety Coordinating Council 

The Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC), a regional advisory council for the Board of County Commissioners, is charged with ensuring every effort is taken to effectively use resources to prevent crime, reduce crime, and increase the sense of safety within our communities. The PSCC strategy for meeting their charge is three-fold:

  • Have a mechanism to monitor system progress that allows PSCC to know how well it is doing in meeting its charge.
  • Explore and implement appropriate governance models that increase system efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and
  • Make sure there is a continuum of programs and services that promote healthy behavior, ensure the ability to protect the community, and hold offenders accountable.

Vision and Guiding Principles

Vision Statement

We will live in a safe community supported by a safety and justice system that works together to focus on prevention and restoration, while balancing intervention and enforcement. The system will be built on a solid foundation of constitutional principles, statutory laws and community values which honor and promote personal responsibility, family and neighborhood involvement, and trust among people and institutions.

Guiding Principles

  • We will prevent crime by promoting conditions, behaviors, and individual and community attitudes that result in a safe community.
  • We will hold youth and adult offenders accountable and employ sanctions which fit the circumstances of the crime and the offender.
  • We will promote the rights of victims and the community to be compensated and restored.
  • We will provide opportunities for skill training, rehabilitation, and reintegration of offenders into the community.
  • We will assist community members to understand and accept their responsibility to contribute to and maintain a safe and just society.
  • We will coordinate the programs and activities of governmental and private agencies that affect community safety and justice, and will ensure agencies work in partnership with the business community and citizens.
  • We will make effective community safety decisions based on research data from a comprehensive information management system.
  • We will support the rights of all individuals to a fair and non-discriminatory legal process.

PSCC Goals

Goal 1: Have a system in place that monitors, evaluates, and recommends improvements for the effectiveness of the community safety system.

Goal 2: Review governance models and make recommendations that support cooperative and coordinated approaches to community safety.

Goal 3: Have a continuum of services and sanctions in place based on proven best practices that promote community safety.