Contact the Hotline for assistance with any of these resources.
- Compensation for Victims of Crime (CVC) – Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation program was created to assist victims of crime with expenses associated with violent crime. Eligible crimes include hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, robbery, assault, homicide, or other crimes that lead to physical harm. Victims must apply to the program, and the program can cover costs like medical and counseling bills that insurance doesn’t cover, funeral expenses, loss of earnings, and rehabilitation expenses. In addition, CVC can cover counseling costs for victims of bias incidents.
- Emergency Fund for Bias Victims – The emergency fund is a limited resource to assist victims of bias crimes or bias incidents in their recovery. Application for up to $1,000 in financial assistance must be submitted to the Bias Response Hotline within 90 days of the occurrence of the bias incident/bias crime. Covered costs include security measures, relocation assistance, property repairs, and costs incurred because the bias rendered the victim unable to work.
- Sexual Assault Victims’ Emergency Medical (SAVE) – The Sexual Assault Victims’ Emergency Medical Response (SAVE) fund makes medical exams available to every victim of sexual assault in Oregon who has a sexual assault exam within 7 days of the assault.
- Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS) » – The Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors program can give temporary financial help to families whose safety is at risk because of domestic violence. The program can help with up to $1,200 of security, safety, and relocation costs. Call your local Department of Human Services office » to talk about the safest way to apply.
- Appellate Advocacy Program – If your case has already gone through the county criminal justice process and the perpetrator was convicted (pleaded guilty or no contest or found guilty at trial), the perpetrator may appeal their conviction. The program helps crime victims know and understand their rights, learn about process, find resources, and gain access to ongoing legal actions as a criminal case navigates the post-conviction process, including appeals, PCR (Post-Conviction Relief), federal habeus corpus, and Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB).
- Crime Victims’ Rights Program (CVRP) – The crime victims’ rights program facilitates collaboration among practitioners in the adult criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, as well as nonprofit victim advocacy organizations. The goal of the program is to ensure all crimes victims’ Oregon constitutional and statutory rights are understood, honored, and enforced at every point of the contact within the criminal justice system.
- Federal Trade Commission’s Recovery Plan for Identity Theft » – Recovering from identity theft is a process. These steps will help victims of identity theft limit the damage, report identity theft, and fix your credit.
- Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) » – Civil legal services for low income individuals with eleven offices, a Native American program, and services for farmworkers. (503) 581-5265
- Oregon Crime Victims Law Center (OCVLC) » – Legal services and advocacy to ensure that Oregon victims’ rights are protected. (503) 208-8160
- Oregon Law Center (OLC) » – Civil legal services including administrative law, employment law, family law, farmworker law, housing law, and civil rights representation, with nine offices within Oregon. (503) 485-0696
- Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) » – Free legal services to sexual assault survivors primarily in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas counties. Legal services surrounding sexual assault and education, immigration, and identity document changes are offered statewide. (855) 411-5477 x6
Immigration Information and Resources
- Immigrant Crime Victims/U & T Visas
- U Visa »: The U nonimmigrant status (U Visa) is a temporary (3 year) stay in the United States for victims of certain violent crimes including hate crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.
- T Visa »: T nonimmigrant status is a temporary (4 year) immigration benefit that enables victims of human trafficking to remain in the United States for an initial period of up to 4 years if they have complied with any reasonable request for assistance from law enforcement in the detection, investigation, or prosecution of human trafficking.
- VINELink » for notification of release from a federal facility, transfer to another facility, or notice of deportation.
- Victims Engagement and Services Line (VESL) »: Provides victims the ability to report incidents of sexual or physical assault, abuse, mistreatment or human trafficking in ICE detention.
- Access the Law (ATL) in Eugene, Corvallis, and Oakridge »
- Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CCILS) »
- Center for Nonprofit Legal Services »
- Centro de Servicios para Campesinos de PCUN »
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) »
- Immigration Counseling Service » (ICS)
- Islamic Social Services of Oregon »
- Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center/Oregon Law Center »
- Lutheran Community Services »
- Medford First Church of the Nazarene/Oregon Pacific Immigration and Social Services »
- SOAR Immigration Legal Services »
- Somos Hispanas Unidas Silverton »
- Student Legal Services Portland State University »
- United Services for Counseling »
- Victim Rights Law Center »
- Catholic Charities Transitional Housing »
- Community Action Organization – Community Action »
- Home Forward »
- Homeless Outreach and Outreach Advocacy Project (HOAP) »
- Residential & Re-Entry | Janus Youth Programs »
- Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) »
- Northwest Family Services »
- Saint Vincent Depaul – Rental, Utilities, and Food Box »
- Self Enhancement, Inc. | Youth Potential Realized »
- Transition Projects »
- Washington County Housing Services »
- Address Confidentiality Program – The ACP is a free mail forward service. It helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking or human trafficking. This program shields a victim’s physical address from public records that a perpetrator may find by providing individuals with a substitute address to use instead of their real address. Victims must apply to this program.
- Victim Information and Notification Everyday » – VINE is a free, automated notification system that alerts anyone if an offender is released from custody (jail or prison), transferred from one facility to another, dies in custody, or escapes from custody. 1-877-OR-4-VINE
Culturally Specific Victim Services in Oregon
- African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO) »
- El Programa Hispano – Católico | United States »
- Muslimahs United – Fostering Resilience in Our Community Since 2011 »
- Russian Oregon Social Services (Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon) »
- Strong Hearts Native Helpline »
Victim Service Programs in Oregon
- Call to Safety » – Oregon’s statewide domestic and sexual violence crisis line
- Clackamas Women Services »
- FJCWC—Family Justice Center of Washington County »
- Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services – Domestic & Sexual Violence | Multnomah County »
- A Safe Place – Family Justice Center for Clackamas County »
- Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) »
- County Victim Assistance Programs