On behalf of the Crime Victims’ Assistance Section of the Oregon Department of Justice, Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute for Human Services conducted an 18-month (July 2001-December 2002) needs assessment of the current state of crime victims’ services and victims’ needs in Oregon. The primary objectives of the needs assessment were to identify:
- Gaps in the current service delivery system, including linkages among agencies
- Range and quality of services
- Barriers to accessing services, particularly among underserved populations
- How well Crime Victims’ Rights are implemented
- Model national and statewide programs
This report is a compilation of the findings gathered from the broad range of knowledgeable and insightful people in Oregon. The findings are organized within this report in sections based on content areas of the data. Recommendations for policy makers, services providers and advocates for victims based on these findings are organized by overarching themes that cross the data content areas.
Elliott, D, Galloway, A, Cellarius, K, Davis, M, Knutson, J, McClintock, M, & Johnson, M (2003). 2002 Oregon Crime Victims’ Needs Assessment Final Report. Portland, OR: Portland State University.