LPSCC Justice Reinvestment Subcommittee
- This subcommittee is not currently meeting. Grants and items pertaining to this program are presented and discussed during the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) meetings.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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
- Assist victims who report the crime as well as victims who do not
- Provide advocacy to help victims rebuild their lives (crisis line; emergency shelter; crisis counseling; safety planning; support groups; education and violence prevention; advocacy; assistance navigating criminal justice, civil justice and human services processes
- Services are focused on victim safety, empowerment, and restoration
- Services are available on an on-going basis
System-based Victim Services
- Assist victims whose cases are processed through the justice system
- Provides advocacy to help victims access their rights (information; notification of court proceedings; court accompaniment; assistance with victim impact statements, restitution and applying for compensation)
- Services are focused on victim safety and access to justice system and case-specific information
- Services are typically limited to the duration of the criminal justice process
For more information, visit the State of Oregon Criminal Justice Commission website.