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.

Have you hurt your partner? Find ways to stop by contacting a provider in the Batterer Intervention Program.

Oregon Victim Assistance Organizations

Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force

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.

 Catholic Charities Survivors of Human Trafficking Program

OSSIP (Catholic Charities’ program for survivors of human trafficking) helps trafficking survivors navigate legal processes and find assistance through social services.

 Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation

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.  

 Native American Youth and Family Center

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.

 Oregon Coalition Against 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.

 Oregon Law Center

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.

Oregon Legal Aid

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.

Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers

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.

Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims

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

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.

South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resource Alliance

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

Address Confidentiality Program (Department of Justice) 

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.

Child Abuse & Neglect Information (Department of Human Services)

The Department of Human Services provides information about child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and abuse of adults with disabilities.

Crime Victim Services Division (Department of Justice)  

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.

Elder Abuse & Neglect Information (Department of Human Services)

This Department of Human Services website provides information about elder abuse and neglect. It also provides information about mandatory reporters.

Oregon Department of Corrections Programs for Victims

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.

Oregon Judicial Department Family Law

This website provides information about family law resources in Oregon, including assistance in domestic violence cases and civil stalking protection orders.

Oregon Parole Board

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.

Oregon VINE

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.

Oregon Youth Authority Crime Victim Rights & Services

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.

Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Program

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.

Domestic Violence Surrogate Dialogue

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.

Oregon Department of Corrections Facilitated Dialogue Program

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

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.

American Humane Association

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Battered Women’s Justice Project

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Childhelp USA

Counter Quo

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Just Detention International

Justice Solutions

Male Survivor

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association

National Crime Victim Law Institute

National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

National Directory of Victim Compensation Programs

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children

National Organization for Victim Assistance

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

National VINE Link

Prevent Child Abuse America

Victim Rights Law Center

Victim Law

Witness Justice

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.

Center for Restorative Justice

National Institute of Justice Restorative Justice Information

Restorative Justice Online

Victim Offender Mediation Association