Grant Program funds must be spent on community-based sanctions, services and programs. Community-based programs
Work release programs
Structured transitional leave programs
Evidence-based programs designed to reduce recidivism that include a
balanced administration of sanctions, supervision and treatment
Ten percent (10%) of the total allotment of funds must be spent on community-based victim services
Programs will be evaluated, by RCT when possible, for effectiveness and cost-benefits. Performance measures
for each policy section of the bill will be tracked.
2017-19 Request for Justice Reinvestment Grant Proposals
2017-19 Justice Reinvestment Formula Table
FAQ - 10% for Community-Based Non-Profit Victim Services
Grant Review Committee
Jennifer Williamson, Chair
Representative, District 36
Senator, District 4
Senator, District 10
Representative, District 4
County Commissioner, Lane County
District Attorney, Lane County
Community Corrections Director, Klamath County
Pendleton, Umatilla County
Sheriff, Multnomah County
Justice Reinvestment Funds 10% for Community-Based Victim Services
While nearly half the country has engaged in a Justice Reinvestment processes, Oregon is the first state to dedicate
at least 10% of Justice Reinvestment funds to victim services programs. HB 3194 specifically stated that
funding would be directed to community-based victim services. This FAQ will answer questions you may have
about that funding.
What are Community-based Nonprofit Victim Services Programs?
Community-based nonprofit victim services programs provide comprehensive services to victims, such as accessing
safe emergency shelter, crisis counseling, court and medical accompaniment, safety planning, obtaining protective
orders, and applying for benefits. Programs may also provide support groups, assistance in returning to school,
finding living wage jobs, support finding safe and affordable housing, family support services, and prevention
Services are available before, during, and after a criminal case. Services are also available if the victim hasn't
reported to law enforcement and if there is no criminal case at all.
Community-base Victim Services
- Assist victims who report the crime as well as victims who do not
- Provide advocacy to help victims rebuild their lives (crisis line; emergency shelter; crisis counseling;
safety planning; support groups; education and violence prevention; advocacy; assistance navigating
criminal justice, civil justice and human services processes)
- Services are focused on victim safety, empowerment, and restoration
- Services are available on an on-going basis
System-based Victim Services
- Assist victims whose cases are processed through the justice system
- Provides advocacy to help victims access their rights (information; notification of court proceedings;
court accompaniment; assistance with victim impact statements, restitution and applying for compensation)
- Services are focused on victim safety and access to justice system and case-specific information
- Services are typically limited to the duration of the criminal justice process
What are examples of community-based victim services?
Community-based victim services should have serving victims of crime as part of their mission statement. Examples
of community-based nonprofit victim services programs include domestic and sexual violence services programs,
services for murder victim family members, assistance for victims of DUII-related crashes, services for child
victims, and restorative justice programs (if appropriate).
Is the 10% tied to the Justice Reinvestment offender population?
No. Crime victims served through the 10% are not expected to be tied to or the victims of offenders who are part
of the HB 3194 population or are being served through Justice Reinvestment. This is an opportunity to provide
innovative services to underserved crime victims in your community.
Can system-based victim services programs receive funding through the 10%?
No, but system-based victim services programs can receive funding through the other 90% of their County's Justice
How are applications for the 10% evaluated?
Each grant application will be evaluated based on the following
(JR Grant Rules 213-060-0060(2)(f)):
- Demonstrated need for the proposed services in the community to be served by the applicant with emphasis
on services that target marginalized, underserved populations.
- Services address access barriers, such as but not limited to: language, literacy, disability, cultural practices
and transportation issues.
- Funding increases capacity for areas where services are difficult to access, limited or non-existent.
- Demonstration that the award will be invested in trauma-informed services.
- Data collection, including but not limited to, demographic information of victims served.
How do I find a community-based nonprofit victim services program that serves my county?
Many community-based nonprofit victim services programs serve multiple counties. The following statewide organizations
can help you get in touch with your local programs:
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Oregon Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers
Parents of Murdered Children
Shannon Sivell - Department of Justice contact (503) 378-5348
Public Safety Task Force
House Bill 3194 created the Task Force on Public Safety consisting of 13 members, appointed by the Governor,
the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. The membership must include a county commissioner, a district attorney, a criminal defense
attorney, a community corrections director, a representative of a community based crime victims organization
and members of law enforcement. The Task Force is responsible for overseeing the implementation of 3194
according to the goals of Justice Reinvestment; to reduce recidivism, decrease prison use, protect the
public and hold offenders accountable. The Task Force is also responsible for reporting to the legislature.
The Criminal Justice Commission provides staff support to the Task Force.
Floyd Prozanski, Co-chair
Senator District 4
Jackie Winters, Co-chair
Senator District 10
Tawna Sanchez, Co-chair
Representative District 43
Ron Noble, Co-chair
Representative District 24
Jackson County District Attorney
Commissioner, Hood River County
Sheriff, Marion County
Judge, Yamhill County
Executive Director, Metro Public Defenders
Judge, Lane County
Washington County Community Corrections Director
Executive Director, Clackamas Women's Services
Police Chief, Keizer