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. Please see the Victims’ Rights Guide below for further information and some helpful phone numbers for victim services providers.
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