Crime victims rights

Oregon Law provides certain rights to victims of a criminal case. Some of these rights are automatic while others must be requested. While it is the victim’s responsibility to exercise their rights, advocates can help in many ways.

Crime Victims Rights Request Form →

Return completed forms via mail, fax or email. 

Columbia County District Attorney’s Victims Assistance Program
230 Strand Street Rm # 365
St. Helens, Oregon 97051
Fax: (503)366-3917

For more information on Crime Victims’ Rights

Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Rights Guides →

Oregon’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVCP)

In the aftermath of a crime, the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program works to ease the financial burden suffered by hundreds of Oregonians each year. Benefits for victims and their families 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 Oregonian victims of international terrorism

CVCP does not provide compensation for the loss of property.

Additional information regarding eligibility, covered compensation losses/expenses, exclusions, and the application process can be found at the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims and Survivor Services.  

Victim Assistance Program staff are available to assist you with the CVCP can assist you with the Application process

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General Information
Phone Numbers
503- 397-0300
Fax: 503-397-2760
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.