Every crime victim in Oregon has rights. If your rights are not honored, there are ways to enforce them. One option is through a formal judicial process. Another option is to file an informal complaint with the Oregon Department of Justice.
The Formal Judicial Process
To begin a formal judicial process, you, a district attorney or a victims’ rights attorney must file a motion to the court using one of forms below:
- Cases involving an adult offender: Form 4.100.2a (PDF) »
- Cases involving a juvenile offender: Form 4.100.2b (PDF) »
Note: There are timelines associated with the filing of a motion with the court. Please see ORS 147.515(1) » for more information.
The Informal Complaint Process
To file an informal complaint with the Oregon DOJ, please contact:
Crime Victims’ Rights Program
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4096
Note: Some crime victims’ rights must be requested before you exercise them. For more information, please see Requesting your Rights as a Crime Victim.
For more information on the history of crime victims’ rights enforcement please see the Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement page.