On behalf of the Crime Victims’ Services Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, the Portland State University Regional Research Institute for Human Services conducted an eighteen-month needs assessment of the current state of crime victim services and crime victims’ needs in Oregon. This 2012 study was a ten-year follow-up of the 2002 statewide crime victims’ needs assessment conducted by RRI for CVSD’s predecessor, the DOJ Crime Victims’ Assistance Section. The 2012 statewide needs assessment was conducted from July 2011 through December 2012 with the primary objectives of: (1) Reviewing changes in the field of crime victim services since the 2002 needs assessment, (2) Providing comprehensive information about the current needs of crime victims and the state of the service delivery system, (3) Identifying gaps in available services and barriers to accessing services, particularly among populations considered by CVSD to have specific needs, and (4) Identifying the major issues facing crime victim services today and in the next ten years.
Elliott, D, Cellarius, K, & Horn T. (2013). 2012 Oregon Crime Victims’ Needs Assessment Final Report. Portland, OR: Portland State University.