herstory oregon is a platform for women to share experiences with the criminal justice system in oregon


We believe that everyone has a story to tell that is worth listening to and deserves to be shared with a wider audience. Yet, once women enter our criminal justice system, their voices are often silenced, with prosecutors, law enforcement, attorneys, politicians, advocates, the media, and others speaking for them and about them. HerStory Oregon offers an opportunity to women who want to speak out about their experiences to tell their truth to the community and to be part of changing the system for the better.



Learn more about why we're sharing the experiences of women in Oregon's criminal justice system and how telling stories is key to connecting us to one another.

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share your story

Ready to take the next step? You can take part in HerStory Oregon by telling your story. You can choose any aspect of your experience in Oregon's criminal justice system to share.

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women in prison 

Our video explains why the number of women in prison in Oregon tripled in twenty years, causing a crisis for women and their families and leaving the prison system struggling to cope.

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