Crime victims’ legal rights are guaranteed by the Oregon Constitution and Oregon Revised Statutes
Victims’ right to justice includes the right to:
- play a meaningful role in the criminal or juvenile justice process.
- be treated with dignity and respect.
- receive fair and impartial treatment.
- receive reasonable protection from the offender.
Crime Victims’ Rights apply to the adult criminal justice system and juvenile justice system. Many of these rights go into effect automatically, while others must be requested through your local District Attorney’s office or Juvenile Department.
For more information, please see:
- Requesting Your Rights in an Adult Criminal Proceeding
- Requesting Your Rights in a Juvenile Delinquency Proceeding
Download Victims’ Rights Guides
Many other rights may apply to your case. Please see the Victims’ Rights Guide below for more information and helpful phone numbers for victim services providers.
For more information on the history of crime victims’ rights enforcement please see the Attorney General’s Task Force on Victims’ Rights Enforcement page.