Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) connects many different programs with a single goal: to serve victims effectively and compassionately. We fund statewide victim service programs, help victims cover crime-related costs, and through our advisory committees and partnerships, we help shape best practices statewide and bring a diverse collection of voices to the issue of victims’ rights. Learn more about the CVSSD.

CVC Emergency Application – Bend, Oregon Mass Violence Incident

In response to the shooting that occurred on August 28, 2022, at Safeway Store in Bend, Oregon, the Department of Justice, Crime Victims’ Compensation Program has posted an Emergency Application online.

Who is eligible for compensation benefits?

• This application is for any person present at Safeway at the time of the shooting who has suffered physical or psychological trauma.
• A family member of a deceased victim.
• Applicants who believe that they are eligible for, and would like to receive compensation for unanticipated medical and counseling expenses that occurred as a direct result of the crime should apply.

An emergency application can be submitted through the CVC Portal.

What types of benefits are available to eligible applicants?

• Counseling benefits
• Survivor Counseling benefits
• Medical benefits
• Funeral benefits
• Rehabilitation benefits
• Transportation (60 miles roundtrip to and from crime related medical or counseling appointments only)
• Loss of Earnings benefits
• Loss of Support benefits for survivors of homicide victims

***** Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) is the payer of last resort. Any medical or mental health benefits available to the applicant must be utilized prior to CVC. If approved CVC would pay for co-pays and deductibles. If no insurance benefit is available CVC would pay as primary.

If you have questions regarding Crime Victims’ Compensation Program, please call 503-378-5348 or
1-800-503-7983 or email cvssd@doj.state.or.us.

Crime Victims’ Compensation

Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program was created to assist victims of violent crime with expenses associated with the crime. This includes domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, robbery, assault, homicide, or other compensable crime resulting in a physical or psychological injury. The mission of the CVC program is to ease the financial impact of these crimes on victims, survivors, and their families. Learn more about CVC.

Community Conversations

In June and July of 2021, DOJ’s Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) and Civil Rights Unit hosted twenty-one community conversations with people from demographic groups who have historically been discriminated against, experienced exclusion, and who are currently impacted by ongoing inequity.

COVID-19 Updates

We know that taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 means changing the ways you deliver support to victims and survivors. We’ve included some helpful information for managing your grant funds here, as well as useful links to state, national and federal partners. Thank you for your continued commitment to serving community members and protecting employees and volunteers.

Need Immediate Help?

Shelters, Advocacy Programs and Legal Assistance »
To connect with a trained advocate from a domestic violence or sexual assault victim service agency near you, use this link.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline »
Use this link or call 1(800)273-8255 for suicide prevention.

State and Federal Rental Assistance »
For assistance with rent, use this link.

County Victim-Assistance Programs
To connect with your county District Attorney’s office trained advocate for help navigating the criminal justice system, and understanding your rights, use this link.

Victim Services Resource Page
For various victim services, use this link.

211 »
Call 211, a confidential number, to be directed to resources for food, housing, utilities, mental health, healthcare expenses and other local resources.

Hate/Bias Crime and Incident Reports
For information about hate or bias crime and incidents, use this link.

Consumer and Business Fraud
For information about consumer protection, use this link.

Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral and Modest Means Programs »
Use this link to find an attorney; or call 800-452-7636.

Legal Aid »
Find a legal aid office in your county though this link.

Disability Rights Oregon – Legal Assistance »
For legal help and advocacy for crime survivors with disabilities, use this link.