Crime Victims' Compensation

If you have been a victim of crime in Oregon, the Crime Victims' Compensation Program may be able to help you. 

To be eligible for compensation you must:

  • Be a victim of a compensable crime that occurred in Oregon
  • Report the crime to the police or sheriff within 72 hours*
  • Cooperate fully to apprehend and prosecute the assailant
  • Not have been involved in a wrongful act and/or not have provoked the assailant
  • Apply for compensation within six months of the crime

*May be waived with good cause.

Losses or expenses that may be compensated include:

  • Reasonable mental health counseling expenses
  • Reasonable medical and hospital expenses
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, and other medically necessary devices and expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Documented loss of support to dependents of homicide victims
  • Victim's documented loss of earnings
  • Grief counseling expenses for relatives of homicide victims
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Counseling expenses for children who witness domestic violence

Compensable losses do not include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage or loss
  • Nervous or mental shock due to property damage or loss

More information may be found on the Department of Justice's Crime Victim Compensation Program website.  An application for the program may be downloaded from the Department of Justice website.  Additional information may also be obtained by calling the District Attorney's Office at (503) 846-8671, or by contacting the Department of Justice directly at (503) 378-5348.