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Victim Assistance

The Community Justice Juvenile Services department is committed to reducing the impact of crime on victims' lives by promoting victims' rights, and providing victims access to information and resources in a timely, sensitive, and dedicated manner.

Victims' Rights in the Criminal Justice System:

  • Victims may apply to the State of Oregon for compensation of losses involving personal injury expenses before the conviction of the defendant.
  • Victims have the right to know the criminal history, conviction, sentence, imprisonment and release of the defendant.
  • Upon request, victims may be in the courtroom for the trial, probation violation hearings, and other critical stages.
  • Victims have the right to be present at pretrial release hearings and to reasonably express their views about the release of the defendant. Victims have the right to a court hearing if they are directly or indirectly threatened or intimidated by the criminal defendant.
  • Victims may refuse an interview by the defendant, the defendant's lawyer, or any other person on behalf of the defendant.
  • Victims do not have to talk to the defendant's lawyer, or anyone representing that lawyer. They cannot take a formal legal statement from a victim without their consent. If the victim chooses to talk to the defendant's lawyer, the victim has the right to have their personal lawyer with them or they may request a lawyer from the District Attorney's Office be present.

For Victim Assistance contact:
Victim's Assistance Program  (541) 774-8187

A victim assistance advocate works closely with victims of justice-involved youth to connect them with services and help them understand the legal process and updates on their case.