Domestic Violence

Contacts - Funding and Technical Assistance

This funding flow chart provides information on the joint funds and links to contacts with the state and federal funders. It also has links to Oregon technical assistance programs: the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF).

 

Forms and Instructions

Monthly Statistical Reports and Instructions

Quarterly Financial Reports and Instructions

Annual FVPSA Narrative Report - Due October 31st

Annual Marriage License Tax (MLT) Match Report - Due July 31st

 

Equity Formula

The Equity Formula guides the Joint Domestic & Sexual Violence Funding Process of the Oregon Department of Justice and the Oregon Department of Human Services. The 2006 Equity Allocation Study recommended that state and fe​deral domestic and sexual violence (DV/SA) funds be combined and distributed in a non-competitive process, based on a formula for distribution by county. The two overarching goals are meaningful access to DV/SA services for survivors and stability for programs.

 

Co-located DV Advocates at DHS​

​DHS works with local domestic violence and sexual assault service providers to co-locate or out-station advocates in DHS offices. These partnerships are beneficial for our clients experiencing domestic violence because they bring two important resources together to ​better serve the client. View the desk manual, a guide for advocates to navigate DHS and for DHS staff to understand the benefits of co-location.

 

Confidentiality and Privilege

FVPSA and VAWA funding prohibits programs from sharing any personally identifying information. This includes demographic information, if it would be unique enough to be identifying. The State of Oregon has adopted identical confidentiality language for all recipients of joint funding. See Grant Agreement - Confidentiality

The only time programs are allowed to release any information, including whether or not they are working with someone, is with a voluntary, informed, specific, and time-limited release of information. The other exceptions are if the advocate is a mandatory reporter or if there is a court order. Advocates in Oregon are exempt from mandatory reporting - see ORS 419B.005 (5)(z)(bb)(B). Domestic and sexual violence victims can now hold privileged conversations with advocates working in qualified victim services programs who have completed the specified 40 hours of training. Along with this privilege comes the duty of confidentiality on the part of such advocates.

 

Documenting Our Work (DOW)

Although the thought of evaluation can be daunting, there are some good reasons why we want to evaluate the job we are doing. The most important, of course, is that we want to understand the impact of what we are doing on people's lives. Evaluation is also important because it provides us with hard evidence to present to funders, encouraging them to continue and increase our funding. The following guide and evaluation forms may help you design an evaluation process for your agency.

 

DUNS Number

View resources to obtain or renew a DUNS number.

 

Other Program Tools and Information

See other program tools and information on the DHS DVSA Fund Advisory Committee webpage.