The Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) enhances the safety of domestic-violence victims and their children. Through a coordinated response with its Clackamas County partners, DVERT improves domestic-violence investigations, prosecution and offender accountability.
Is someone hurting you?
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological -- including actions (or threats of actions) that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
How can DVERT help?
DVERT can provide:
- Information regarding the status of pending investigations
- Follow-up investigation
- Domestic violence-related training
- Connections to appropriate agencies and community resources
- Assistance in petitioning for a protective order and court accompaniment
- Safety planning and support
Who are DVERT's members and partners?
DVERT consists of a Sergeant, Deputy and Victim Advocate. DVERT partners with the following agencies:
- Clackamas Women's Services
- Clackamas County District Attorney's Office
- Clackamas County District Attorney's Victim Assistance
|DVERT Main Line
|Victim Assistant Line
|9101 SE Sunnybrook
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 map
More information and links on domestic violence:
- In Oregon, you do not have to sign a complaint. Domestic violence is a mandatory arrest in Oregon -- we will arrest even if the victim is too afraid and does not wish to pursue charges. It is unknown how long the abuser will stay in jail -- but once released, there will be a no-contact order prohibiting contact with the victim. If this order is violated, notify the police immediately.
- VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday): If you would like to be notified of the defendant's release from custody, you may register through the Oregon VINE service by calling 1-877-674-8463 or by signing up online. VINE is an automated system of notification, and is available in English and Spanish.