Oregon Department of Justice

Crime Victims' Rights

2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 6-12, 2014

If you are a victim of crime, you have legal rights guaranteed by both the Oregon Constitution and Oregon Revised Statutes. Your right to justice includes the right to:

  • A meaningful role in the criminal or juvenile justice process

  • Be treated with dignity and respect

  • Fair and impartial treatment

  • Reasonable protection from the offender

Crime Victims’ Rights apply to both the adult criminal justice system and the juvenile justice system. Many of these rights are automatic but some have to be requested through your local district attorney’s office or juvenile department. For more information please see Requesting Your Rights in a Criminal (Adult) Proceeding or Requesting Your Rights in a Juvenile Delinquency Proceeding.

There are many other rights that may apply to your case. For a complete list of all crime victims' rights under Oregon law, and some helpful phone numbers for victim services providers, please see the Victims’ Rights Guide also available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean:

English
Victims’ Rights Guide
Spanish
Victims’ Rights Guide
Russian
Victims’ Rights Guide
Juvenile
Victims’ Rights Guide
Juvenile - Spanish
Victims’ Rights Guide
Juvenile - Russian
Victims’ Rights Guide