Survivor Services Links
I’m a survivor and I’m planning to stay that way!
-- Survivor of domestic violence from Springfield, OR
If you are looking for resources because you or your loved one was victimized by crime, we are sorry that the crime happened. We hope that the resources listed here will help you or your loved one rebuild your lives. There is hope for the future.
- Find domestic or sexual violence services near you
- Find contact information for the prosecutor-based victim assistance program in your city/county (Go to “County and City Victims’ Assistance Programs” and click on the Directory)
- Find additional victim assistance services near you
- Find out about victim compensation in Oregon
- Find out about victims’ rights in Oregon
Have you hurt your partner? Find ways to stop by contacting a provider in the Batterer Intervention Program.
Oregon Victim Assistance Organizations
The Sexual Assault Task Force is a non-profit organization that provides a coordinated approach to respond to and reduce sexual assault against adolescents and adults. The Task Force trains advocates and communities and works on policies to enhance the response to and prevention of sexual assault in Oregon.
OSSIP (Catholic Charities’ program for survivors of human trafficking) helps trafficking survivors navigate legal processes and find assistance through social services.
The Baldwin Foundation helps people escape prostitution; provides education on prostitution’s effects on people who are prostituted, people who use prostituted persons, and the community.
The Native American Youth and Family Center works to enrich the lives of Native youth and families in Portland through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming. The Center’s Healing Circle supports families impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence supports Oregon’s community-based domestic and sexual violence organizations by raising awareness about violence against all women and children and works toward non-violence through leadership in advocacy, public policy, training, resource development and social change. The Coalition’s website provides great resources for crime survivors and service providers.
The Oregon Law Center provides access to justice for low income Oregonians. Services include assistance with family law (including domestic violence), farmworker law, and housing law.
Legal Aid provides referrals and representation in civil cases to low-income Oregonians. The website provides information about domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and abuse of elderly and people with disabilities, and it provides a directory of legal aid offices in Oregon.
Child Abuse Intervention Centers provide a child-friendly environment to conduct collaborative investigations, assessments, and intervention in reported cases of suspected child abuse. This website provides information about and links to Intervention Centers in Oregon.
Portland’s Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims chapter is a self-help support organization made up of people whose loved ones have been murdered. They provide support; information about the grieving process and justice system; communication with helping professionals; and public education.
Project UNICA provides support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment to assist Latino survivors of violence and oppression to exercise free and informed life choices free of abuse.
SAWERA provides free and confidential culturally-sensitive services to South Asian women and child victims of domestic violence in the Portland area.
Oregon Victim-Related Government Websites
The Address Confidentiality Program provides a free mail forwarding service to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking to help victims keep their addresses confidential. This substitute address can be used for driver’s licenses, child support, marriage licenses, and public school enrollment.
The Department of Human Services provides information about child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and abuse of adults with disabilities.
The Crime Victim Services Division website provides information about victim compensation and victims’ rights in Oregon, and links to crime victims’ services directories in Oregon, other states, and other countries.
Domestic Violence Information (Department of Human Services)
This Department of Human Services website provides information about domestic violence and links to local service organizations.
This Department of Human Services website provides information about elder abuse and neglect. It also provides information about mandatory reporters.
The Oregon Department of Corrections has a program for crime victims whose offenders are imprisoned. This website provides information about the program and links to other services.
This website provides information about family law resources in Oregon, including assistance in domestic violence cases and civil stalking protection orders.
This website provides information about the Parole Board’s services for crime victims whose offenders are under the Parole Board’s authority. It also provides information about parole hearings.
If you are a crime victim and the person who caused the crime is in prison, you can use VINE to receive updates about the offender’s status.
The Oregon Youth Authority provides information and referrals to victims. This website provides information about victims’ rights and links to resources.
Oregon Restorative Justice Programs
Restorative Justice is based on the principles that: crime is a violation of people and interpersonal relationships; violations create obligations and liabilities; and restorative justice seeks to heal people and right the wrongs. Restorative justice emphasizes crime prevention, accountability, and healing.
The Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Program for youth who have committed crime is based on balanced and restorative justice principles that focus on the victim, offender, and community.
The Domestic Violence Surrogate Dialogue Program provides a safe setting for domestic violence survivors and offenders to engage in a one time conversation, receive answers and be heard. The survivor and offender have no previous relationship and voluntarily participate at every step.
The Department of Corrections provides opportunities for victims to initiate a facilitated dialogue with their incarcerated offender. Participation is voluntary for each party.
Resolutions Northwest provides many opportunities for restorative justice practices in the community and in correctional institutions, including facilitated dialogues, youth impact panels, and school outreach and education.
National Crime Victim Organizations
There are a number of national organizations that provide information about different types of crimes and assistance to crime survivors. Following are some of these organizations.
Federal Government Victim Assistance Websites
The Federal government has two agencies within the Department of Justice that provide information about crime and assistance to service providers.
Office for Victims of Crime (US Department of Justice)
Office on Violence Against Women (US Department of Justice)
National Restorative Justice Websites
Following are a few resources for more information about restorative justice principles and practices.
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