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Oregon Crime Victim's Compensation Program

In the aftermath of a crime, the Oregon Crime Victim's Compensation Program works to ease the financial burden suffered by victims and their family members. Types of benefits include:

  • Mental health counseling expenses
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures and other medically necessary devices and expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial support to dependents of homicide victims
  • Grief counseling expenses for relatives of homicide victims
  • Counseling expenses for children who witness domestic violence
  • Counseling expenses for family members of an Oregon resident who is a victim of international terrorism

If you believe you are eligible for compensation,

please complete and submit the form located on the DOJ website to:

Crime Victims' Compensation Program
Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4096
Telephone (503) 378-5348
TDD (503) 378-5938
FAX (503) 378-5738

An application may also be obtained from your local District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program.

Additional Compensation

Additional compensation may be available to you if your case continues into the post-conviction process. Learn more about DOJ's Post-Conviction Advocacy Program.

Compensation benefits are available to victims from the state in which the crime occurred. If you are the victim of a crime that occurred outside of Oregon please visit the National Association of Crime Victims Compensation Boards for information about compensation programs in other states.

More Information

For more information please refer to the frequently asked questions or contact the Oregon Crime Victims Compensation Program at cvsd.email@doj.state.or.us or call 1-800-503-7983.

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Paying for Sexual Assault Medical Exams

Sexual Assault Victims' Emergency Medical Response (SAVE) Fund

The time immediately following a sexual assault is often terrifying, embarrassing and confusing. Having a sexual assault exam is traumatic in itself, let alone worrying about how to pay for it. The SAVE Fund makes medical exams available to every victim of sexual assault in the Oregon - regardless of their ability to pay.

If you are a victim of sexual assault the SAVE Fund will pay for the cost of a sexual assault medical exam, medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, emergency contraception and a urine pregnancy test up to 7 days after the assault.

Medical providers have SAVE Fund applications on site and will help victims complete the short, confidential form. The medical provider will then submit the application, along with a bill, to the Crime Victims’ Services Division.

Victims of sexual assault are also encouraged to apply to the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.

If you have any questions regarding the SAVE Fund, please contact Valerie Smith at (503) 378-5348, or valerie.smith@state.or.us.

http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/save.shtml

SAVE Fund Information for Medical Providers

http://www.doj.state.or.us/victims/save_providers.shtml

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