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SB 597 (U Visa) Reporting

Senate Bill 597 (2023) requires the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) to collect data on U Visa certification requests submitted within the state. The CJC is required to maintain a list of certifying agencies and collect details on the number of certification requests each agency received. The CJC will submit a comprehensive report on the certification process within Oregon to the committees of the Legislative Committee related to the judiciary. SB 597 sunsets in 2027.

The data to be included in the 2024 report will consist of certification requests received by agencies in 2022 and 2023. All certifying agencies, even those who received no certification requests, are required to submit data to the CJC. Agencies will submit the data using a form that takes about six minutes, on average, to complete. The data collected in the form include number of requests received, denied, pending, and reason for denial.


To complete the form and submit data, please click below! 

Click Here to Submit Data


What type of data is my agency required to submit? 
    • Contact information and details on certification requests your agency received in 2022 and 2023. Specifically, number of certification requests the agency received in 2022 and 2023, and of those requests how many were denied (including primary reason for denial), approved, or still pending as of the date your agency submitted data to the CJC.

    • Your agency must fill out a separate submission for each reporting year. You will be able to select the reporting year at the beginning of the form. For example, your agency will select “2022” and then submit data for the reporting year of 2022. Once this form is submitted, your agency will open the form though the same link and select “2023” and submit data for the reporting year 2023.

Which agencies need to submit data to CJC? 

All agencies that qualify as a certifying agency per ORS 147.620. Certifying agencies include: 
    • State or local law enforcement agencies 
    • Prosecutor’s or District Attorney’s offices 
    • The Judicial Department, with respect to a judge of a state court acting as a certifying official 
    • A judge other than a judge of a state court 
    • Any other agency that has responsibility for the detection, investigation, or prosecution of a qualifying criminal activity (which includes Child Protective Services, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor) 
Do I need to submit data even if my agency did not receive any certifying requests? 
  • Yes. If your agency does not fill out the form, SB 597 requires CJC to list your agency in the report as not submitting data. 

How long do I have to fill out the form? 
  • Please submit 2022 and 2023 data by March 15, 2024.
I think I submitted incorrect data. Should I fill out the form a second time? 
  • Please reach out to CJC may be able to correct the data manually, and then you will not have to resubmit! 

How long does the form take to fill out? 
  • Approximately six minutes 

How often will I need to submit this data? 

In 2024, you will need to submit data for 2022 and 2023.  Subsequently, data will need to be submitted on a yearly basis. For example, in 2025, your agency will submit data for the 2024 reporting year. The bill currently sunsets in 2027.

I have more questions about submitting data. Who can I reach out to for help? 
  • Please email your questions to, and someone at CJC will get back to you as soon as possible.