Oregon Department of Justice

Eligibility to Receive CFA Funding

To qualify for approval by CVSD, a victims' assistance program must:

  • Be administered by the district attorney of the county or city attorney of the city

  • Provide services to victims of all crimes
    Give service priority to victims of serious crimes against persons

  • Collaborate with community-based and government agencies to benefit victims

  • Provide the following core services:

    • Informing victims, as soon as practicable, of the rights granted to victims under Oregon law

    • Advocating for victims of serious person crimes as they move through the criminal justice system and advocate, when requested, for all other victims of crime

    • Involving victims, when practicable or legally required, in the decision-making process in the criminal justice system

    • Ensuring that victims are informed, upon request, of the status of the criminal case involving the victim

    • Assist victims in preparing and submitting crime victims' compensation program claims to the Department of Justice under ORS 147.005 to 147.367

    • Assisting victims in preparing restitution documentation for purposes of obtaining a restitution order

    • Preparing victims for court hearings by informing them of the procedures involved

    • Assisting victims with the logistics related to court appearances when practicable and requested

    • Accompanying victims to court hearings when practicable and requested

    • Encouraging and facilitating victims' testimony

    • Informing victims of the process necessary to request the return of property held as evidence.

    • Program development, technical assistance, and training are provided from this division for the local programs throughout the state. Certification of compliance for each program is achieved through site visits and review of annual reports.