In addition to being crimes, sexual harassment and sexual violence are kinds of sex discrimination that are prohibited by federal Title IX laws and other regulations.
All schools receiving federal student aid are required to have formal processes for receiving Title IX complaints, investigating them, and determining what action(s) the school administration will take in response.
In addition to the community-based nonprofit shelters and advocacy programs, campus-based advocacy programs, and legal aid organizations listed above, most district attorneys' offices, some police/sheriff departments, and a few parole / probation offices operate Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs).
Victim assistance programs offer:
support to victims of crime with navigating the criminal justice system;
assistance with applying for state crime victims compensation; and
referrals to other service providers in the community.
VAPs generally provide services to victims of crime in relation to criminal cases that are being prosecuted by the state. They do not generally provide support in relation to civil legal proceedings (e.g. divorce, civil lawsuits).
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence does not have regulatory oversight or supervisory authority over our member programs. We provide training, research and other support to our member programs, in the interest of better serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout the state.
The Oregon Coalition staff makes every reasonable effort to ensure that information listed on our website is accurate and up-to-date. However, this information is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Additionally, any information and services listed are subject to change.
This page is a work in progress and is updated on an ongoing basis. If you find any inaccuracies, omissions, wrong numbers, or have any suggestions to make this a more useful resource, please contact us.