Rep. Goodwin: Statement on upcoming M110 audit

State Representative Christine Goodwin Issues Statement on Upcoming M110 Audit
By Oregon State Representative Christine Goodwin

SALEM, Ore. – State Representative Christine Goodwin (R-Canyonville) released the following statement regarding the upcoming meeting of the Joint Interim Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response on Measure 110. The committee is expected to hear audit findings on Measure 110 and how the proliferation of drug use in Oregon is hurting youth on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

“This audit will likely show what Oregonians already know: Measure 110 has failed, and our youth suffer as a result. We need to get the hard drugs off the streets by restoring criminal justice accountability, mandating treatment to avoid jail, and ensuring that promised funds for treatment and diversion actually make it to the counties so that they can address their needs. Unless we take those actions, the crises of drugs, crime, and homelessness will continue to worsen and our great state will continue its decline,” Goodwin said. “The path forward to improving outcomes requires a commitment to long-term recovery services, not the continued enabling of fentanyl, heroin, and meth use. More of the same will only lead to the same disastrous results we’ve seen since M110’s enactment.”

Goodwin has been actively engaged in seeking solutions to Oregon’s drug crisis. In addition to her involvement in M110 Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety Response, she has been serving as Vice Chair for Behavioral Health Healthcare Committee; Hospital Discharge Task Force; Civil Commitment Multidisciplinary Workgroup; and Joint Ways and Means Human Services.