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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. Some facilities are fully funded and some would require passage of a proposed bond measure to be put before voters in May 2023.

Proposed facilities included in the bond measure were determined through a community-involved planning process and are intended to improve access to mental health services and community-based supports for all residents, and to provide adequate space for improved accountability and treatment programs for adults in custody.

Learn more about the proposed bond measure

Fully funded projects (not included in the bond measure)

  • A new Benton County Crisis Center, located in downtown Corvallis, is funded through state and federal grants and is scheduled to open in summer 2024.  The crisis center 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.
  • A new Community Safety and Justice Campus located 1 mile north of downtown Corvallis, is in development. A new courthouse and District Attorney’s Office will be constructed on the campus and are scheduled to open in 2025. The Courthouse will be funded with a 50% matching grant and the remaining costs for these two facilities will be funded through County borrowing.

Project Timeline

Community Safety Forum

October, 2022
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Bond Measure package finalized

January, 2023
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JSIP Open House

February, 2023
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Proposed bond measure on ballot

May, 2023
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