It is our goal to ensure that victims of crime can get the help they need. If you are a victim of crime, District Attorneys Offices have trained advocates to help you navigate the criminal justice system, understand your rights and refer you to resources in your community that can offer support. Please contact the Victim Assistance Program» in the county where your case is being handled.
Additional Legal Resources
The following groups offer assistance to crime victims in Oregon. The Oregon Department of Justice has not screened these providers and does not specifically endorse them.
- Legal Aid Services of Oregon » – civil legal services with eleven offices, a Native American Program and services for farm workers
- Oregon Crime Victims Law Center » – legal services and advocacy to ensure that Oregon victims’ rights are protected
- Oregon Law Center » – civil legal services, with nine offices across Oregon
- Victim Rights Law Center » – free legal services primarily in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. Legal services surrounding sexual assault and education, immigration, and identity document changes are offered statewide.
- Immigration Legal Services » – help finding an immigration lawyer
- National Crime Victim Law Institute » – works to ensure victims of crime are informed of their rights and can find resources to enforce them
- OregonLawHelp.org » – resources to help victims understand their rights and locate low-cost legal assistance
- Disability Rights Oregon » for legal help and advocacy for crime survivors with disabilities
If you need additional legal counsel, the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service » may be able to help match you with an appropriate legal representative. For more information please call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-7636.