VICTIM’S 10% ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTING
While nearly half of the country has engaged in some form of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Oregon was the first state to dedicate at least 10% of Justice Reinvestment funds to victim services programs. The Justice Reinvestment Grant Program (JRGP) specifically requires each county to direct 10% of their grant allocation to community-based non-profit organizations that provide comprehensive victim services independent of a criminal case.
10% FUNDING CRITERIA
Demonstrate need for the proposed services in the community targeting marginalized and underserved populations in the community
Ex: Outreach efforts target and serve homeless victims of crime, wherever they are, recognizing that those individuals may not feel comfortable or welcome approaching a brick-and-mortar service location;
Address access barriers, such as but not limited to: language, literacy, disability, transportation and cultural practices
Ex: Hiring a Russian speaking clinician to address language and cultural barriers to better serve the growing Russian population in the service area.
Increase capacity for areas where services are difficult to access, are limited or non-existent
Ex: Tele-counseling stations are may be located in libraries, probation offices and schools and offer immediate private access to victim services professionals - a benefit to rural locations that are historically cut off from services.
Invest in trauma-informed interventions and services
Ex: Engage in regular trainings and meetings around the provision of trauma-informed services allowing for modifications in the delivery of services to demonstrate an understanding of how a survivor might perceive what is happening.
Victims 10% Progress Reporting Flyer