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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
September 18, 2020
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County Close-Up

Thank you for visiting the Jackson County Close-Up page. You will find a series of video stories that show what is happening around the County.

You will discover what the different departments do and what drives them to work so hard for the citizens of Jackson County. You will find better understanding of why they are so committed to a safe and healthy place to live.

You will meet the people that work for you and what is on their minds. You will find out how citizen involvement shapes the direction of the county and about rules of governance.

We will discuss hot topics, things you may not know, and we may even surprise you. Enjoy your time as you look "Close-Up" with your Jackson County Government.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Jackson County probation officers are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to better support their clients. 

Mental Health Supervision

Mental Health Supervision

When someone enters the legal system in Jackson County, they may need specific help to address mental health issues related to their offense. 

When someone enters the legal system in Jackson County, they may need specific help to address mental health issues related to their offense. 

30 Years of Service Award: Doug Evans

30 Years of Service Award: Doug Evans

Most people don’t get to see how different life would be without our road maintenance workers! Doug Evans has worked hard to keep our roads safe since 1990.

Most people don’t get to see how different life would be without our road maintenance workers! Doug Evans has worked hard to keep our roads safe since 1990.

25 Years of Service Award: Allan Smith

25 Years of Service Award: Allan Smith

Tom Cruise may have PLAYED a fighter pilot and lawyer, but Allan Smith has actually WORKED as both!

Tom Cruise may have PLAYED a fighter pilot and lawyer, but Allan Smith has actually WORKED as both!

August Employee of the Month: Deputy Preston...

August Employee of the Month: Deputy Preston...

County Close-Up

Since he was hired at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 2016, Deputy Preston Friend has proven over and over again that he cares deeply about our community.

The Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot Program

The Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot Program

In 2015, House Bill 3503 established the Family Sentencing Alternative Pilot Program, with the goal of providing children better home lives and keeping them out of the foster system and justice system.

Dennis Hensley, District Attorney's Office:...

Dennis Hensley, District Attorney's Office:...

Watching out for the financial and emotional well-being of children and families in our valley is the responsibility of the Jackson County District Attorney's Family Support Office.

It’s Not Just Law Enforcement’s Job: How You...

It’s Not Just Law Enforcement’s Job: How You...

Did you know that there are opportunities for Jackson County residents to work with the Sheriff’s Office to help protect the community? 

Sheriff’s Deputies in Your Community: Rural Patrols &...

Sheriff’s Deputies in Your Community: Rural Patrols &...

In rural areas it’s important for residents to have close relationships with law enforcement. Here’s how the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office connects with rural residents.

Helping You Stay Safe in the Outdoors: Marine Patrol

Helping You Stay Safe in the Outdoors: Marine Patrol

With such easy access to the beautiful outdoors in Southern Oregon, it’s easy for us to forget that we still have to consider our safety. 

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