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Oregon was the first state to dedicate at least 10% of Justice Reinvestment funds to victim services programs. House Bill 3194 specifically stated that funding would be directed to community-based victim services. The bill also amended sentencing regulations in the prison system and increased funding to community correction programs.
What are Community-based Nonprofit Victim Services Programs?
Community-based nonprofit victim services programs provide comprehensive services to victims, such as accessing safe emergency shelter, crisis counseling, court and medical accompaniment, safety planning, obtaining protective orders, and applying for benefits. Programs may also provide support groups, assistance in returning to school, finding living wage jobs, support finding safe and affordable housing, family support services, and prevention classes.
Community-based Victim Services
System-based Victim Services
For more information, visit the State of Oregon Criminal Justice Commission website.