Publication Listings

As part of our work, the ACLU of Oregon issues reports, position papers and advocacy materials that study and note developments in civil liberties. Below is a listing of some of our publications organized by issue.

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Decriminalizing Homelessness in Oregon

April 5, 2017 - Oregon cities and counties are making it a crime for people to be homeless. Our new report, Decriminalizing Homelessness: Why Right to Rest Legislation is the High Road for Oregon, shows that basic acts of survival are being criminalized all across the state. 

April 5, 2017

ACLU REPORT: Oregon’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

NOTE: A year after publishing our 2010 report on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, we learned that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) had provided us with inaccurate data for one aspect of the report involving the number of students removed from classrooms and referred to Alternative Education Settings. The data they labeled as “Removals” was actually “Truancy” data. We had made all efforts possible prior to publication to ensure the accuracy of our report, including providing a final draft of the report to ODE staff members in order to double-check our findings. At the time, we were assured that all of the data was accurate. We very much regret the error. As a result, please disregard the text, graph and table related to the Removal to Alternative Education Settings which appear on Page 3 of our 2010 report.

October 19, 2010 – Students have been back in Oregon classrooms for more than a month, but the anxiety of the beginning of the school year is not over for many students of color and their families.  A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon shows that African American, Latino and Native American students are subjected to harsher discipline than their white peers in Oregon.

September 16, 2010 Criminal Justice