Community Safety System Bridge Funding

Stabilize the System

The City Council in January 2019 approved "bridge funding" to help stabilize key services and work toward the full implementation of the Community Safety Initiative. 

Bridge Funding Impacts 

(Jan.-Nov. 2019)


  • 67 youth and families received inclusion services
  • 7 new Conestoga huts, 10 more in progress
  • 3rd action plan advisor added to support transitions
  • 220+ served each weekend at service station
  • 192 sheltered nightly at Dusk to Dawn (doubled capacity)
  • 53 car camping sites (up 20%) serving 80 people


  • 5 new Community Safety Officers
  • 8 officers and 2 Sergeants added to new Street Crimes Unit
  • 90 firearms off the street
  • $40,000+ in drug money seized
  • $160,000 in asset forfeiture 
  • 176 served by CORT, 10 sheltered in Conestoga huts
  • Fully staffed 911 center


  • 3500+ cases served by court appointed attorneys 
  • 45% increase in Springfield jail bed use 
  • 32% decrease in capacity-based releases

Community Court (January through September 2019)

  • 47 graduates
  • 480+ community restoration hours 
  • 920+ walk-Ins at Help Center

Funded Programs

Specific programs in the bridge funding include:

Public Safety Services

  • Adding 10 Patrol Officers to create a city-wide Street Crimes Unit
  • Adding 5 Community Service Officers
  • Adding 4 staff to the 911 Call Center
  • Expanding jail services by 5 beds
  • Funding for the Ambulance Transport gap coverage
  • Funding Municipal Court and City Prosecutor services to meet growing needs

Prevention Services

  • Youth Inclusion Services through Eugene’s Recreation Division
  • 15th Night, a program to reduce youth homelessness by intervening before they spend 15 nights on the street (program earned Innovator of the Year and Champions for Youth awards at Register-Guard’s 2019 Innovation and Talent Celebration)
  • Continuation of the Community Court program that connects non-violent offenders cited in downtown Eugene with social service providers  
  • Continuation of the Community Outreach Response Team (C.O.R.T), a partnership between the Eugene Police Department and White Bird Clinic that works with individuals who are frequent and repeated users of emergency and court services

Homeless Services

  • A year-round Dusk to Dawn  safe-sleeping program
  • A Day Resource Center that provides access to storage, bathrooms, and connections to services
  • On-going support for programs serving people experiencing homelessness including the Lindholm Center, the Car Camping Program, and the Rest Stop Program
  1. New Street Crimes Unit
  2. Additional Community Service Officers
  3. New Basic Life Support Techs