Many residents in Josephine County are fearing for public safety, after voters voted against the proposed tax levy.
Reports indicate 70 pink slips are set to be handed out to criminal justice employees in less than a week.
And some are saying voters opted for financial security over personal safety.
This is the third time a tax levy to support criminal justice has failed in Josephine County.
It may mean serious cuts to jail staff and the juvenile detention center may close its' doors altogether.
56 percent of voters said no to more taxes, while 43 percent voted yes.