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 You Apply

If you have questions about Crime Victims Compensation, including if you are eligible, please read our frequently asked questions.

Apply Online

If you believe you are eligible for compensation, please complete and submit this online form.

Apply for Compensation

Apply By Mail

You may also submit a paper application by mail. Contact your local District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program for the form. Mail the completed application to:

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 You Apply

You may be eligible for additional compensation if your case continues into 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 us at or 1-800-503-7983.