They Report to You is a criminal justice reform education campaign led by the ACLU of Oregon. We’ve only just gotten started, and you can help us grow our political power by signing our voter pledge, sharing your story, contacting the governor or spreading the word.
District attorneys, or DAs, are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They decide everything from who gets charged with a crime to whether to hold police officers accountable for misconduct. District attorneys have the power to reform our justice system — or to keep it trapped with the ineffective policies and practices that have created the mass incarceration problem in the U.S.
District attorney reform includes educating people about the importance of district attorneys, making the DA offices more transparent, empowering Oregonians to hold their DAs accountable, highlighting the good work that some district attorneys are doing to reform our justice system, and shining light on problems within the system.
You can start by going through this website, and then you can take the next step by reading the articles that we have included in our news archives.
Here’s a list of all the District Attorneys in Oregon. In some cases, we’re still figuring out what different District Attorneys stand for. You can help us by contacting your District Attorney, asking your DA questions and letting us know how they answer. Find out more here.
ACLU’s legal intake form can be found by clicking here.
If you want to contact your DA to give that person feedback, here is a list of all the District Attorneys and their contact information. If you’d like to share your story with us, please go here
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