Compensation for Victims of Crime

Easing Financial Burdens for Victims and Their Families

In the aftermath of a crime, the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program works to ease the financial burden suffered by hundreds of Oregonians each year. Benefits for victims and their families include:

  • mental health counseling expenses
  • medical and hospital expenses
  • eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and other medically necessary devices and expenses
  • rehabilitation expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • funeral expenses
  • loss of financial support to dependents of homicide victims
  • grief counseling expenses for relatives of homicide victims
  • counseling expenses for children who witness domestic violence
  • counseling expenses for family members of Oregonian victims of international terrorism


Apply for Crime Victims’ Compensation

Before Applying

For questions about Crime Victims Compensation, including eligibility, please see frequently asked questions.

Apply Online

To apply for compensation online, please use this online form:

Apply for Compensation

Apply By Mail

For paper application by mail:

CVC Application – English (PDF) »

CVC Application – Spanish (PDF) »

To file an application for a sexual assault or a domestic violence incident that was not reported to police, no protective order was obtained and no sexual assault examination conducted, one may apply for a counseling benefit here:

Counseling Only Application (PDF) »

The completed application can be securely emailed or mailed to the Crime Victim Compensation Program. The application must be signed and dated by the victim or applicant.

For assistance filling out an application, please contact the local District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program.

Crime Victims’ Compensation Program
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4096

Phone: 503-378-5348
Fax: 503-378-5738


After Applying

For more information about eligibility for compensation in the the post-conviction process. Learn more about the Oregon DOJ’s Post-Conviction Advocacy Program.

For more information please refer to the frequently asked questions below, or contact CVSSD at or 1-800-503-7983.

OAR Filing Notice Chapter 137 (PDF) »
Memo – Proposed OAR Changes CVC and Save 2021 (PDF) »