Where do criminal justice data live in your state?
Criminal History Data
Oregon’s criminal history information repository is managed by the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of the Oregon State Police. The database, called the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), is populated by data reported to the CJIS from arresting agencies, courts, and the DOC.
The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) maintains the Oregon eCourt Case Information network (“OECI”), which includes case information from the state’s circuit courts, as well as the Appellate Case Management System (“ACMS”), which includes case information from the state’s appellate courts. Together, the repositories are often referred to as the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network (“OJDIN”).
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) maintains individual level data on all adults formerly and currently in the custody of the DOC or local Community Corrections offices in the Offender Information and Sentence Computation (OISC).
Other Known Data Sources
The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) collects local criminal justice data and makes it available to the public in the form of several online tools that allow users to explore trends in criminal justice practices, such as law enforcement stops and prison admissions, by county and region.
At the local level, each of Oregon’s 36 counties is represented by an elected sheriff and an elected district attorney. With the exception of a few, sheriffs oversee their county’s jail and maintain information on people booked and detained there. To MFJ’s knowledge, there is no standardization or centralization of prosecutorial or jail data in Oregon and each office manages its own case information. As of 2008, there were 129 local police departments throughout Oregon that employ at least one full-time officer, each collecting its own arrest data to some extent.