Domestic Violence

​​​​Domestic and sexual violence pro​gram

The Department of Human Services (DHS) contracts with community-based domestic violence and sexual assault programs for services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. See the annual reports.

DHS administers the Domestic and Sexual Violence Funds Program and makes grants to private non-profit agencies throughout Oregon that provide domestic violence and/or sexual assault services to adult victims and their children. Services include 24 hour crisis lines, 24 hour crisis response, emergency shelter, safety planning, peer support, information and referral and advocacy. See a map and listing of programs.

Revenue sources for the funds come from a surcharge on marriage licenses and domestic partnerships, the Criminal Fine Assessment Account (CFAA) and the Federal Family Violence Prevention (FVPSA) and Services Act funds from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Grants are made to private non-profit agencies through a collaborative Request for Application process with the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims Services Division. Find more information on CVSD's administered funding.

For more information on the Domestic and Sexual Violence Funds Program, contact (503) 945-6686.

Do you have a complaint?​

If you have a complaint about one of the community-based domestic violence and sexual assault programs for which DHS administers grant funds, this form DHS 0159 may help you and will give you instructions on how to file a complaint with the DHS - DVSA Program Coordinator.

Forms and Instructions

Monthly Statistical Reports and Instructions

DHS Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Monthly Statistics report form (Word - PDF) and instructions (Word - PDF

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 in some areas 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.

For more information and consultation on working with DHS Self Sufficiency and DHS Child Welfare, you may contact a DHS Domestic Violence Point Person in your area.

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.