Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior between intimate partners or family members that allows one person to maintain power and control over another person.

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Victim Assistance
Please call 503-655-8616 (24 hr.) or email

Domestic violence can happen to anyone: all ages, races, religions, educational backgrounds, and income levels. Abuse can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological behaviors. Examples of these behaviors include:

  • Jealousy
  • Constantly wanting to know where you are and what you’re doing
  • Preventing you from spending time with family or friends
  • Hitting, pushing, strangling, kicking
  • Threatening to use a weapon or some other object
  • Forcing you to perform a sexual act
  • Preventing you from leaving
  • Not allowing you access to money to buy food or pay bills
  • Causing problems at your work, getting you fired

Victim Assistance is here to help

If you are a victim of domestic violence or want support for a loved one, our office can provide:

  • Physical and emotional support immediately after a crime has occurred
  • Safety planning appropriate to your situation
  • Support while applying for protective orders
  • Referrals to appropriate resources
  • Support while reporting to law enforcement
  • Information about your rights as a victim of crime
  • Information, support and accompaniment throughout the criminal justice process
  • Support in applying for assistance with medical or counseling expenses related to a crime (Crime Victim Compensation)
  • Assistance with requesting restitution for out of pocket expenses


In addition to the services advocates provide to victims of domestic violence, our office collaborates with other agencies through A Safe Place-Family Justice Center, the Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC), the Strangulation Response Initiative (SRI) and the Domestic Violence Fatality Review. Through these collaborations, we strive to provide effective and essential services to the victims we work with.

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707 Main Street, Ste 324 Oregon City, OR 97045

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