Crime Survivors Program

Our Crime Survivors Program focuses on the issues and needs of crime survivors* (people who are harmed by another person/people during a criminal event) throughout Oregon.  Our goals are simple: to strengthen services for survivors of crime and to promote progressive responses to crime victims’ needs.  We advocate for public safety policies that promote: safety; accountability; crime prevention; healing; rehabilitation; and justice.  In doing so, we work towards safety not only for individual crime survivors, but also for our communities.

If you are a survivor of crime, we are sorry that the crime happened to you.  It was not your fault.  You did not deserve it.  And you are not alone.  Help is available.

* The terms “crime survivor” and “crime victim” are sometimes used interchangeably.  The Crime Survivors Program uses the term “survivor” to reinforce that there is hope for the future. Life may not be the same, but it can be good.  Sometimes, the website uses the term “victim,” particularly when discussing the criminal and juvenile justice systems.  This is because “victim” has a legal definition.  “Victim” is also used when talking about the people who advocate for and assist crime survivors (e.g. “victim advocate,” “victims’ rights,” “crime victim assistance,” etc.).

Program Spotlight

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