Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)
- 11:30 am to 1 pm
- 1st Tuesday of every other month
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Chris Boice, Commissioner (Chair)
- Joe Garcia, Community Corrections (Vice-Chair)
- Cherie Barnstable, Compass Behavioral Health (non-voting)
- Brent Eichman, Umpqua Health Alliance
- Greg Brigham, Adapt
- Jerry Chartier, Lay Citizen / Former OSP
- Carol Eck, Mercy Medical Center
- John Hanlin, Sheriff
- Theresa Haworth, Oregon Youth Authority (non-voting)
- Brett Johnson, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
- Kathleen Johnson, Presiding Judge
- Gary Klopfenstein, Roseburg PD
- Lonnie Rainville, City of Myrtle Creek
- Nikki Messenger, Roseburg City Manager
- Lt. Steve Mitchell, Oregon State Police (non-voting)
- Teresa Mutschler, Douglas Public Health Network
- Erik Swallow, Public Defender
- Sarah Wickersham, Douglas CARES
- Melanie Prummer, Battered Persons Advocacy
- Rick Wesenberg, District Attorney
About the Council
The Douglas County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) acts as an advisory body to the Board of Commissioners on public safety policy matters.
Senate Bill 1145, passed by the Legislature in 1995, requires every county in Oregon to convene a Local Public Safety Coordinating Council. Required membership is outlined in state statute under ORS 423.560. LPSCC coordinates local criminal justice policy and planning, oversees Douglas County's Justice Reinvestment Grant Program, and makes recommendations to the County Board of Commissioners regarding the use of state and county resources to supervise local offenders. The Council brings together criminal justice leaders, service providers, and other stakeholders to ensure cross-system collaboration and a cooperative approach to public safety policy and programs.
Douglas County's LPSCC has a Behavioral Health and Housing Subcommittee that also acts as the steering body for Douglas County's Stepping Up Initiative and Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) efforts, both aimed at strengthening the local services continuum for justice-involved individuals with mental illness. Additionally, there is a Justice Reinvestment (JRI) Subcommittee focused on managing Douglas County’s state Justice Reinvestment grant.
For more information on LPSCC or to receive agendas, email Melissa.