Resources for Victims

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Contact the Hotline for assistance with any of these resources.

Financial Assistance

  • 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.

Legal Resources

  • 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

Housing Resources

Safety Resources

  • 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

Victim Service Programs in Oregon