Crime Victims’ Compensation and Address Confidentiality Program Training

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May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intended participants:  Victim advocates working in system- and community-based agencies, including child abuse assessment centers, as well as allied professionals working with crime victims. Preference will be given to these individuals.

Crime Victims’ Compensation Program Training: Learn more about Oregon’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVCP). The CVCP works to ease financial burden suffered by hundreds of Oregonians each year. This training includes information about program eligibility and benefits, the application process and how payments are handled. This training also includes an overview of other sections included in the CVCP (Revenue, Victim Rights, SAVE Fund, and Human Trafficking Intervention and Post-Conviction).

Victims’ Rights Overview: The Crime Victims’ Rights mission is to ensure crime victims’ constitutional and statutory rights are understood, honored and enforced at every point of contact within the criminal justice system. Every victim in Oregon has legal rights, many of these rights go into effect automatically, while others must be requested. A crime victim, their attorney or the District Attorney may assert and enforce these rights on their behalf.

Sexual Assault Victims’ Emergency Medical Response (SAVE) Fund: The SAVE Fund makes medical exams available to every victim of sexual assault in Oregon – regardless of the ability to pay. The SAVE fund will pay for the cost of a sexual assault medical exam that include the physician charges, medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, emergency contraception, pregnancy test up to 7 days after the assault, and up to 5 counseling sessions.

Trafficking Intervention: The Trafficking Intervention Program focuses on building a sustainable statewide response to human trafficking, both sex and labor. The program provides guidance, support and resources to communities and is working to achieve meaningful access to services for all survivors of trafficking in Oregon. The program offers funding, training, technical assistance, resources, case consult and support for all efforts combatting human trafficking in Oregon.

Appellate Advocacy Program: The criminal justice system does not come to a “stop” when a person is convicted. The offender can challenge the conviction or the sentence in what is known as the “Post-Conviction Process.” While the Department of Justice is responsible for working with victims in this stage of the proceedings, it is important that advocates are aware of what happens after the conviction so that they can prepare victims for the post-conviction process. This session will cover direct appeals, post-conviction claims and federal habeas corpus proceedings. We will discuss crime victims’ rights in the Post-Conviction Process, how victims can be involved and what resources are available from CVSSD.

ACP Training: Learn more about Oregon’s Address Confidentiality Program (ACP). The ACP is a free mail forwarding service that helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking or human trafficking shield their physical address. This training includes an overview of the program including participant eligibility, program materials, and the role of Certified Application Assistants.

You are welcome to attend the entire training or only the ACP portion.