Community Forums held this fall

Two forums were held to share information, answer questions, and hear from the community.

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Facility & Program Highlights

The Justice System Improvement Program (JSIP) is a multi-year project that began with a detailed 2018 assessment. Since then, a cross-section of County staff, technical experts, and community stakeholders have met and provided input to develop a plan to provide treatment and accountability, ensure safety, and strengthen the community. The plan involves the development of a number of new facilities as well as expanded mental health and behavioral health crisis programs and services. When completed, services will include:

  • A new Benton County Crisis Center that will be a voluntary walk-in treatment-centered facility that may be an alternative to  the emergency room, which provides stabilization for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, along with referrals and support for ongoing behavioral health services. (located in downtown Corvallis)
  • A new Community Safety and Justice Campus located 1 mile north of downtown Corvallis, featuring a new courthouse and District Attorney’s Office, correctional facility, emergency operations center, and Sheriff’s Office.

Funding for these new facilities will come from a variety of sources leveraged by the County including state and federal funds, County funding, and a local bond measure, planned for May 2023.

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Get Involved

JSIP Committee meeting

Community members are invited to receive information, provide input, and attend meetings to learn more about the planned improvements.

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Project Timeline

Community Engagement Forum – Mental Health in the Justice System

September, 2022
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Community Engagement Forum – Community Safety

October, 2022
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Bond Measure package finalized

January, 2023
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Proposed bond measure on ballot

May, 2023
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