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ODOC Victim Services

Contact Information

Saydyie DeRosia
Victim Services Coordinator
Michael Burke​
Victim Services Support

​​Mailing Address
OSCI - Residence #3
3405 Deer Park DR SE
Salem, OR 97310-9385
Fax:  503-378-2648


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Crime Victims' Rights

An amendment to the state constitution guarantees the victim the right to be reasonably protected from the defendant. Requires the judge to make decisions about pre-trial release on the principle of reasonable protection of the victim and the public. Also, crimes defined as violent felonies are not bailable when the court finds probable cause to believe that the defendant committed the crime, and the court finds danger of physical injury to the victim or public. 

Prevents a judge or parole board from allowing a defendant to be released before serving their full sentence. 

Requires that jury composition be made up of registered voters who haven’t been convicted of a felony, or served a sentence for a felony, within the last 15 years.
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Oregon Offender Search (OOS)

The Oregon Department of Corrections makes available the following offender information in its Oregon Offender Search (OOS) system as a service to the public.

In order to obtain an official or certified copy of an offender record, please click on the link: Record Request​
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VINE is a free and anonymous telephone service designed to provide two important features to crime victims: information and notification. VINE is available to callers 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more information regarding Oregon VINE, please click on the links below:

Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)

Oregon VINE Brochure - English

Oregon VINE Brochure - Español​

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Facilitated Dialogue Program

Facilitated Dialogue Program for Victim/Survivors of Crime and Incarcerated Offenders
What is Facilitated Dialogue?
Facilitated Dialogue is a process involving a victim/survivor of violent crime and the offender who committed the crime.  Victims/survivors are able to let the offender know how the crime has affected their lives and ask questions to which they have never been given answers.  Not only does the program give crime victims a chance to meet with the offender, it also allows victims the opportunity to hear the offender recount the crime in his/her own words and accept responsibility.  It is an opportunity for the offender to recognize the real person they have hurt and hear from the victim/survivor, the real consequences of the crime.  An offender’s participation in the facilitated dialogue does not impact his/her sentence or any release considerations.
A Victim/Survivor-centered Approach
The Facilitated Dialogue Program is a victim/survivor-initiated and victim/survivor -driven process.  The process can only be initiated by a victim/survivor who makes contact with the Department of Corrections’ Victim Services Office.
All requests for dialogue are carefully assessed by Victim Services in collaboration with an Advisory Committee to determine if the case is appropriate to move forward.  The victim/survivor or offender can stop the process at any time if either party does not wish to continue.

Key components of facilitated dialogue:

  • The process is initiated and driven by the victim/survivor.

  • Participation is voluntary for both parties.

  • The inmate's cooperation and participation will have no impact or influence on his or her sentence or privileges under the control of DOC.

  • The dialogues are facilitated by highly skilled and professionally trained volunteers with backgrounds in related fields.

  • A DOC program coordinator aids participants, institutional liaison, facilitators, participants’ support persons and care providers.

  • Facilitated dialogue processes are confidential unless all participants agree otherwise in writing.

  • Pre-dialogue preparation, including careful screening of participants, working with institutional liaisons to ensure safety, and identifying appropriate support networks is a critical part of the process and can take months or even years to complete.

  • Post-dialogue follow-up and assistance accessing appropriate after-care.

  • Evaluation of the dialogue process is on-going to ensure a quality process.

  • The Facilitated Dialogue Program Advisory Committee monitors and evaluates all aspects of this process, advising the program coordinator and facilitators at critical junctures.


Active Advisory Committee Members

  • Annette Chrisemer, Marion County Probation and Parole

  • Cynthia Stinson, Willamette University

  • Eric Gilman, Clark County Juvenile Department

  • Matthew Hartman, Clackamas County Juvenile Department

  • Mike Niemeyer, Department of Justice (retired)

  • Amy Alpaugh, Department of Justice 
View/Print FDP Brochure​ 
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Victim Resources

    • National Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
      The Office for Victims of Crime is a federal agency within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. "The mission of OVC is to enhance the nation´s capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims."
    • National Center for Victims of Crime 
      "The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families and communities harmed by crime."

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Victim Speakers Network

The Victim/Survivor Speakers Network provides a venue for crime victim/survivors to have a voice in the criminal justice system by sharing their story in a correctional setting. These meetings provide a safe and respectful atmosphere for crime victims to express their feelings, validate their suffering, restore personal power and promote healing. 
Likewise, these meetings provide a venue for inmates to publicly accept responsibility, to hear stories of real victims other than their own and to help them begin to understand the impact of the harm they have caused and the ripple effect of their crimes on victims, their families and their communities.
The Victim/Survivor Speakers Network is voluntary for all participants. Crime victim/survivors interested in participating in the network may contact DOC Victim Services at 503-934-1113 or 888-749-8080
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Code for America (CfA) Project

The CfA project started its infancy stage in early 2016 after a victim need was recognized. Victims have a rollercoaster experience coupled with roadblocks when passing through agencies while following their offender’s path through the justice system.

After a crime has been committed, crime victims can potentially encounter the police officers, the victim advocates, the District Attorney's office, the courts, the county jails, the Department of Corrections (during inmate’s incarceration) and eventually the Parole Board (during post-prison). This can be very challenging for victims as these departments do not communicate on the victims behalf.

The CfA project is intended to bridge and fill the gap between these departments with the goal of making it easier for victims by providing one access point that will assist them in navigating the legal system.

CfA is working diligently to ensure Oregon provides crime victims a path without obstacles. CfA’s initial mission statement for the project is “Give victims better access to information, support and ensure their rights are honored throughout the Criminal Justice System.” The stakeholders in the CfA project have and will continue to meet with affected victim services units, victims and all other resources available to gain knowledge for a successful project.

This project is ongoing with no specific “end date;” although, the projected completion is approximately September 2017. This project will be completed in phases with continual updates as the project progresses.

Currently, CfA is being piloted in Multnomah County and is functioning as a website. The website is mobile friendly and has recently been named Case CompanionTo date, Case Companion allows users to search for status or location of an inmate/offender, view Frequently Asked Questions and gain contact information. The website to Case Companion is as follows:


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Victim Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To visit the FAQ page, please click on the following link:

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