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. Help is available throughout Oregon through the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence programs. Services include 24-hour crisis lines, 24-hour crisis response, emergency shelter, safety planning, peer support, information and referral and advocacy. See the annual reports.
Revenue sources for the funds come from a surcharge on marriage licenses and domestic partnerships, the Criminal Fine Account (CFA) 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 community-based, non-profit agencies through a collaborative Request for Application process with the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims Services Division. See the history of the domestic violence movement.
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. Another possible resource is the Oregon Mediation Association.