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Domestic Violence

​​ODHS administers t​he 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 Prev​ention and Services Act (FVPSA) 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.

Do you have a complaint?​

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